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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2008, 11:31:32 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

Yeah, but i am getting a different version than you, i'm getting the PC version and you have the äppelskrutt version :)
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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2008, 12:00:11 pm »
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
The Galactic Edition has both the PC and Mac-version on the same disc :)

Yeah, but i am getting a different version than you, i'm getting the PC version and you have the äppelskrutt version :)
« Last Edit: September 03, 2008, 12:22:39 pm by kuninobu »

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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2008, 12:01:43 pm »
I no longer get the message at start up but when logging in it says the same thing.

EDIT: Bah, getting it again >_<
« Last Edit: September 03, 2008, 12:03:46 pm by DarkDragon »
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Re: Game doesn't work!
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2008, 12:22:57 pm »
I no longer get the message at start up but when logging in it says the same thing.

EDIT: Bah, getting it again >_<

Still getting that first one :/

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Re: Unable to connect to licensing server for initial Spore install on a Mac
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2008, 12:30:55 pm »
Changed thread title to reflect true nature of problem.  Helps us to keep the tech support threads straight.  Also ups the chances a EA or Spore rep will see it.

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Re: Unable to connect to licensing server for initial Spore install on a Mac
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2008, 12:43:37 pm »
Now you all see just why I was so very upset about Securom and mandatory internet validation for a single player game.

This is the problem we all will have years from now when we want to play Spore for nostalgia, or to show someone what was, or just because we want to. Provided we haven't used up our three installs, and provided that there is even a server left to validate.

This is wrong. Incredibly wrong.

The problems you are having now are only the beginning; this is not a 'slippery slope' but a direct path to a near future where what you own can be shut down on a whim, taken away on a whim, blocked or kept from you on a whim, and you will have no say, no recourse, and no way to even complain about it. In short, you are already only a walking, helpless wallet from which money can be taken, not a valued customer who needs to be respected and provided with working product.

This is why they call you a 'Sporon'. Portmanteau word. Spore + Moron = 'Sporon'. This is your status, your place. Know it.

Welcome to Electronic Arts' vision of a secure Securom future. You will be seeing more of this. A lot more.

Get used to it, submit and shut up, or fight it. Whatever you do, this is what is happening.

« Last Edit: September 03, 2008, 12:45:54 pm by Jennifer Reitz »
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Re: Unable to connect to licensing server for initial Spore install on a Mac
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2008, 12:45:45 pm »
This is the work of EA staff that use the PC, this is their revenge on Mac users for those Ads :P
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Re: Unable to connect to licensing server for initial Spore install on a Mac
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2008, 01:00:33 pm »
It's happening on the damn PC too <_<
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Re: Unable to connect to licensing server for initial Spore install on a Mac
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2008, 09:04:15 pm »
Now it is the 4th of september, game still not working!

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Re: Unable to connect to licensing server for initial Spore install on a Mac
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2008, 03:03:11 am »
Has anyone found a solution to this? I'm getting the same message.

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Re: Unable to connect to licensing server for initial Spore install on a Mac
« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2008, 04:59:45 am »
Has anyone found a solution to this? I'm getting the same message.

Still getting the message. When looking around different forums, everyone is having this problem. I called EA-support but they didn't really help. Are you on the Mac? Atleast Windows users can just close the error message and go into the game..

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Re: Unable to connect to licensing server for initial Spore install on a Mac
« Reply #41 on: September 04, 2008, 05:06:22 am »
Are you on the Mac?

Yes, I'm using a Mac. It also looks like Sporepedia is down. Why couldn't they prepare their system for that?

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Re: Unable to connect to licensing server for initial Spore install on a Mac
« Reply #42 on: September 04, 2008, 05:08:32 am »
Well the official release day isnt till tomorrow.

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Re: Unable to connect to licensing server for initial Spore install on a Mac
« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2008, 05:10:01 am »
The official release day where I live is today... >:(

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Re: Unable to connect to licensing server for initial Spore install on a Mac
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2008, 05:11:42 am »
Everywhere in Germany the official release day is the 4th (aka today).
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