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Offline DarkDragon

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Spore Creature Creator Help Thread
« on: June 18, 2008, 01:09:10 pm »
I'm getting tired of all these "Help me with this" threads being created, mostly by new members who don't even bother to check if a similar thread has already been created (which in most cases it has).

So, this thread is for people who are having issues to ask for help here. I know most fixes for the problems people are having so ask away. If any other "expert" wants to help you're welcome to aid people here as well.

ASK!

Q: My CC is closing itself when I get the EA logo, what do I do?
A: EA now has a fix for this, go here to fix it.

Q: I got the CC on EADM but when I run it, the trial version opens up instead, what's going on?
A: Follow these steps:
---- 1: Uninstall the trial.
---- 2: Close EADM completely and open it again, it should say "Extracting"
---- 3: If it doesn't, restart your computer and after that it should say "Extracting"
---- 4: Wait for it to extract, then install and play

Q: One or more creatures have disappeared from my Sporepedia creations and I can't bring them back!
A: Solution 1:
---- 1. Download this file
---- 2. Double click it
---- 3. When it asks if you wanna replace bla bla bla, say yes
---- 4. Run CC and check sporepedia

Solution 2:
---- 1. Go on "Start" then "Run..."
---- 2. Type in "regedit" and press enter
---- 3. Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\SPORE Creature Creator"
---- 4. Double click ReIndexYesOrNo and change the value to 1
---- 5. Click OK and close the registry
---- 6. Run Spore CC

Q: The CC was automatically installed in a language I don't want it in, how do I change it to another one?
A: Follow these instructions:
---- 1. Go to "\Electronic Arts\SPORE\Data\Locale" folder
---- 2. Back up your language folder
---- 3. Open up the folder with the language you want and copy the files in it
---- 4. Open your language folder and replace the files with the ones from the other language

Q: I created an account on the CC but haven't got a validation e-mail yet, why?
A: This one seems to be random, some people get it right after the register while others only get it 1/2 hours after, here's what you do:
---- 1. If it takes long enough and you still haven't got it, go here and ask for the system to resend you the validation.
---- 2. If you still don't get the validation e-mail after a lot of resend requests, contact EA.

Q: I tried uploading my creature to Sporepedia, the game says it's uploaded but it doesn't show up on Sporepedia, what happened?
A: Some creatures that fill in the complexity meter completely have trouble uploading sometimes, if you want to try to re-upload the creature just edit it, drag a foot/grasper out and drop it back in place, then save it and upload.

Q: All complex/large creatures skin turns dark when I paint them,  it looks that way in the pic too.  I've downloaded the newest graphics drivers and I'm still experiencing the problem.  I'm using a laptop with a Mobile Intel 945GM Express graphics chip.  Is anyone else using this chip experiencing the same problem? Any solutions?
A: A user/developer named MaxisAndrew provided a fix for it, so give this a try:
----1.) In Test Drive mode, press Ctrl + Shift + C to bring up the cheat/debug menu at the bottom of the screen.
----2.) Type in "option OptionBakeQuality 1"
----3.) Press Enter once to put the code in, then press Enter a second time to close the debug/cheat menu.
----4.) Repaint your creatures... they should properly display their textures at that point.
If you have more problems, then post another thread in the Spore Feedback section and in here, with your computer specs (hardware and OS, etc). That will help Maxis make any needed adjustments to future version of the game, to maximize compatibility.


Problem: 500 error when accessing profile page.
Answer: Use FireFox and clear your cookies.

Problem: Buzzing sound
Answer: The Maxis Team is aware of this issue and is working to get a fix out.

Problem: I can't upload animated avatar.
Answer: Don't run the CC when updating your avatar online.


More to come.


Please use these threads to report your problems, you might find your answer there also. ~ LadyM:
General problems - He said he would share these issues with the Dev's
Problem Threads:
Sharing
Registration and Login
Installation
Download Manager
My Creatures missing
Crashes on Launch
Broken animations
Installing on a Mac
Sporepedia
« Last Edit: July 19, 2008, 08:00:10 am by LadyM »


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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 08:10:00 pm »
Bumping so people don't forget this is here, I added 5 solutions to 5 problems people are having on the first post, more to come.

I'd also like to ask the mods if this could be stickied.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2008, 08:17:27 pm by DarkDragon »
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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 08:17:48 pm »
I just made a sticky this morning with a list of problem threads and help topics. I added yours to the list. I'm not sure the stickies get read anyway. Please keep up your list, it's very helpful.

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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 08:24:00 pm »
Thanks, I made this cause I was getting tired of repeating the same stuff all over again and the flood off problem topics most of which were repeated. I guess some people just read the wrong threads :P
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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 09:28:10 pm »
Your registry editing download didn't work.

My son has made a few creatures in the past few days that just simply don't show up.  The CC says that we have 17 creatures, but then it shows less then 15.

Are the creatures just broken?  This is one he made, can anyone get it to load?


I wasn't at home when he made these so I'm missing on the chance to see them.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2008, 09:40:32 pm by Anony »

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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008, 09:33:32 pm »
If the registry file doesn't work, do this:

Go on "Start" then "Run..."
Type in "regedit" and press enter
Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\SPORE Creature Creator"
Double click ReIndexYesOrNo and change the value to 1
Click OK and close the registry
Run Spore CC

The file loads here.
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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2008, 09:46:39 pm »
Funny, I now have several copies of the same creatures I had a moment ago.  Still can't get a few things to show up though, such as the green guy I posted in my last post :(

Which is dissapointing since it's apparently the one he made 'just for me'

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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2008, 02:17:37 am »
has written to EA.

I cant get a validation mail. They send my constantly password change mails.

So cant login. I guess I am registered.
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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2008, 03:45:28 am »
For Some reason, I cant download the file for recovering creatures, can somebody give me a direct link to the file?

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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2008, 04:47:44 am »
For Some reason, I cant download the file for recovering creatures, can somebody give me a direct link to the file?

Paste this into a .txt file and then rename it to .reg

Code: (RestoreCreatures.reg) [Select]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\SPORE Creature Creator]
"ReIndexYesOrNo"=dword:00000001
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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2008, 04:47:44 am »
has written to EA.

I cant get a validation mail. They send my constantly password change mails.

So cant login. I guess I am registered.

Um I can't get a validation mail either for smoe reason. Any tips?...

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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2008, 04:52:40 am »
You dont need one, just log in with your user/pass.

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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2008, 04:57:33 am »
Well that used to work in the trial version. Now that I have the full version it requires the email address and password and once I enter them in it responds with a "validation email needed" and doesn't let me login...

Anyone knows what can be done? I can't upload stuff to the sporepedia.

Edit: In order to contact the EA guys I need to register to an EA account? But the whole problem is that I can't get a validation email... And when trying to create one it says it already exists. Bah I'm no good at these things...
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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2008, 05:25:10 am »
Same thing happened to me, I just re-registed with the same email/name/pass and it worked all of a sudden.

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Re: Free/Full CC Help Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2008, 05:30:43 am »
besides never have logged in, i am at same place as biocat!

I cant get an validation email. It sends me password change email when I request validation mail.

oh well hopefully we get it solved before spore comes out....
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