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Marzillius

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The Swedish translation of the game can be very... strage from time to time. Can someone please tell me how to change language into English?

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Bump!

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AzruPL

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Check the properties of the link you're using to launch Spore, in the Target field change the last bit to:

-locale:en-gb

Save, use the link, the language should be changed. OR you can go to the folder where you installed Spore, go to the Data/Locale and rename the folder with your language to whatever and rename en-gb folder to whatever your language folder was named.

Ie. if I had polish language I would change

pl-pl to pl-pl_
en-gb to pl-pl

Hth, cheers.

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Marzillius

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Hmm... so there isn't like an "official" way to do it, because I really suck at the things you described to me.

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This is a guess, I haven't tried it, but if you have one of those locale-switching applets you could try changing your whole system's locale from Sweden to US. If it doesn't work, just switch back.

Semi-off topic: You might want to contact Maxis to offer your Swedish language skills, help them to make the translation better.

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sagittary

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Press Start on Start Menu. If you're using Vista, go to your Games folder. XP, navigate to the Spore directory.

Find the item named Spore. Right click on it and select properties or Customize (Vista). For Vista, then select Edit.

In the Target box, place at the very end -locale:en-gb . It should also say pl-pl; you want to replace that.

OK changes.

Start Spore.

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I'll try to write this down as clearly as I can:

1. Find the shortcut on the desktop you use to run Spore.
2. Right click on that shortcut and choose "Properties"
3. Locate the "Target" field which you can edit, it should be the third from the top.
4. What you have there is the location of where you have installed the game. At the end of that particular line you should have -locale:XX-YY where XX-YY is the the name your language files
5. Edit the XX-YY part so that it is en-gb
6. You should be left with something like: E:\games\Spore\Sporebin\SporeApp.exe -locale:en-gb (the path will of coursel be different for you, it will be the place where YOU installed Spore)
7. Click "Apply"
8. Click "OK"
9. Run Spore with that shortcut.

Hope this helps, can't write this any simpler than it is now.

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sagittary wrote:Press Start on Start Menu. If you're using Vista, go to your Games folder. XP, navigate to the Spore directory.

Find the item named Spore. Right click on it and select properties or Customize (Vista). For Vista, then select Edit.

In the Target box, place at the very end -locale:en-gb . It should also say pl-pl; you want to replace that.

OK changes.

Start Spore.


Thanks, I was wondering how to edit the target on vista.



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wen i type dat in, it tells me dat the target isn't valid
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put the command outside the " "





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I absolutely detest the Dutch translation. There's never been so much inconsistency in a game ever - superweapons have different names in the manual as in-game, things have been translated that really shouldn't need to be, aka "Spode" becoming "Spood" which looks rediculous.

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Marzillius

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Never mind. I fixed it. Thanks a lot everyone!

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Gerkios

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Is there a way to change the lenguaje to spanish?


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You need to find the Spanish language file and rename it as previously mentioned in this thread. Likely it starts with SP.

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