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Spore: General / Re: Installation problem: license server
« on: April 04, 2011, 05:23:44 pm »
Unfortunately, neither are options. I can't get my own internet, unless I get satellite internet (i'm way out in the countryside) and I can't bypass it as the administration can hardly work with it themselves. They have to call out people to help every time there is a problem. The other Resident Parents have trouble with this too, as DeepNines blocks some weird things. My wife tried to buy diapers online and it marked an online store as "pornography". DeepNines is famous for that sort of stuff around here.

Is there a legal way to bypass the authentication, just trick it into thinking I already did it? I know people play this without it since it was so famously the most pirated game ever. I have authenticated before, and I have the code, I just, for all intensive purposes, don't have internet, and I can't really carry my CPU to somewhere with internet.

Side note: If I did manage to authenticate by carrying the tower to somewhere that I can get an internet connection, would I be able to play it from then on without internet, or is it going to authenticate again at the end of the game or something and frustrate me to death?

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Spore: General / Installation problem: license server
« on: April 04, 2011, 08:11:11 am »
Hi everyone, hopefully somebody can answer this, as I've tried everything I can think of.

I bought Spore when it came out, but I finally have a PC that can run it with all the fancy graphics, so I wanted to install it. It's been years since I last played, and I don't have the computers I had it on before. This time, I work at a boarding school and have to use their crippled internet which uses DeepNines Internet Security. I hate it. I think this may be where my problem is coming from, but I'm not sure.

I go to install the game, and I do okay until it tries to start the game for the initial license verification I guess. It says "The game cannot start. There seems to be a problem contacting the license server. Ensure your internet connection is active and try again in a few minutes."

I've tried again and again. I've installed it on my external hard drive, taken it to a friends house and ran it on their laptop just fine (had to reinstall though). When I brought it back on campus, it gave me the same error (again running off the external). I've even thought about running through a remote desktop connection, but I'm not sure how as I don't have access to my hard drive on it. Any ideas?

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