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Offline DarkDragon

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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2008, 08:45:38 am »
I just installed it on Windows and my Firewall asked for permission for Spore, so I allowed it to connect but it has the same problem. We probably have to wait.

Good, then it's not only me. I was thinking it was my luck making my life miserable again :P

You can still play though, just close the message window on the red X
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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2008, 08:46:32 am »
I just installed it on Windows and my Firewall asked for permission for Spore, so I allowed it to connect but it has the same problem. We probably have to wait.

Good, then it's not only me. I was thinking it was my luck making my life miserable again :P

You can still play though, just close the message window on the red X

The message window has no red X.. :( Just a OK-button..

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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2008, 08:47:54 am »
I just installed it on Windows and my Firewall asked for permission for Spore, so I allowed it to connect but it has the same problem. We probably have to wait.

Good, then it's not only me. I was thinking it was my luck making my life miserable again :P

You can still play though, just close the message window on the red X

The message window has no red X.. :( Just a OK-button..

Darn that MAC version
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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2008, 08:52:11 am »
Does anyone know what port this license server is using? Maybe my firewall is blocking it? I can't find anywhere that shows that it blocks but you can never be sure...

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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2008, 08:53:33 am »
I turned off the firewall and it still says the same.
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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2008, 08:59:24 am »
It could of course be that they've simply decided to take the server offline till the launch date (so tomorrow earliest) ;)

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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2008, 09:00:41 am »
I turned off the firewall and it still says the same.

Same for me.. tried open all the ports just to be sure, still the same message.
Weird, because at a swedish Mac-forum a guy had another problem with Spore, but he never seemed to have problem that it wouldnt connect to the authenticaiton server at startup.

I'm sad now :(

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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2008, 09:00:53 am »
God I hope this doesn't happen to me. I would be all shades of pissed off if I finally got my game and it doesn't work.

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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2008, 09:03:57 am »
Maybe a reinstall will help? Probably not though..

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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2008, 09:17:29 am »
well, my internet did go out when I was installing <_<
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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2008, 09:39:43 am »
Well nothing helps, EA probably took down the server until tomorrow when the game is supposed to be released. Damn, I want to play it now :(

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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2008, 10:45:13 am »
I had the same thing happening to me, thought it was just my luck again... sort of good to know im not the only one. :P I'm playing anyway though. I'm about halfway trough tribal and playing on normal and had alot of fun so far!

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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2008, 10:50:15 am »
I had the same thing happening to me, thought it was just my luck again... sort of good to know im not the only one. :P I'm playing anyway though. I'm about halfway trough tribal and playing on normal and had alot of fun so far!

Well there is one upside to using Windows, you can play Spore without activating! :P
Oh well I just have to do some homework and wait for tomorrow :)

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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2008, 11:00:08 am »
Just hope those activation servers are up within 15 hours from now *BEEP*, thats 12 oclock CET.

That is how long i can take, going to watch the documentaries first (while installing), assuming they acutally DO come with the Galactic Edition :P
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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2008, 11:08:26 am »
Just hope those activation servers are up within 15 hours from now *BEEP*, thats 12 oclock CET.

That is how long i can take, going to watch the documentaries first (while installing), assuming they acutally DO come with the Galactic Edition :P


I got all those documentary stuff. Thank you for mentioning it, now I have something to do before I can play :D