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Help! I need to record my thanksgiving video for YouTube, so I set my heart on Spore. I stayed up all night planning, and when I go to open spore, it opens, but I see the mouse cursor blue and screen black, and nothing. The intro never starts! Its just stuck there! I have sat there, waiting 15 minutes, to 20, and next to 35, and then before I know it, I have been waiting an hour! I have tried restarting, Converting to an older version of the game, but nothing works! And when I try to check for the files, to see if someone screwed up the files on me, it was as if there were only 7 folders, when I swore there were 10! Am I insane? Can this be fixed! I am not ready to flush a year's worth of work and progress down the drain! There needs to be a way to fix it!! Help me!!! :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( >:( >:( :( :( :( :( :'( :'( :'( :-[ :-[


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You have tried reinstalling it and updating it? (IT should update automatic if you use steams version. I have my self avoided EA Origin so I can not say to much about that.)

Also go and look for you creature files and such and make a backup. If you uploaded stuff to the sporepedia then that should be safe on that site.
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 sporepedia is still up?

Blimy

also,welcome to the forums

You can introduce yourself here!
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Yep. And it is still growing to.
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Impossible!

Why would EA keep online the service of a failed game?


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Well, it didn't fail financially.

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perhaps not

Just surprised its still around

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Well I am glad that they still having it up. It is a nice creative platform. It maybe was not as big as we all hoped but still a game that keeps inspiring people until this day.
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You have tried reinstalling it and updating it? (IT should update automatic if you use steams version. I have my self avoided EA Origin so I can not say to much about that.)

Also go and look for you creature files and such and make a backup. If you uploaded stuff to the sporepedia then that should be safe on that site.

I dont have steam version. I have the disk. from 2006. No scratches. Mint condition.
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So have you tried updating it via EAs download manager? Back then it was just called that but it has largely been replaced with Origin now. I have not experience with Origin and do not want to defile my computer with that! >_<
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So have you tried updating it via EAs download manager? Back then it was just called that but it has largely been replaced with Origin now. I have not experience with Origin and do not want to defile my computer with that! >_<

Er... I dont have EA download manager, and when i try to download Orgins, it crashes and says something about an error extracting from x64.exe
Idk what this stuff means!
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Do you have a 32 bit computer by any chance? It might be that the origin client you got is 64 bit and you use a old 32 bit computer. Though in that case EA should have a 32 bit client to. I mean they went to a lot of trouble making The Sims 4 32 bit over 64.
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slink dont **** post

god who taught you such bad habits?

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Do you have a 32 bit computer by any chance? It might be that the origin client you got is 64 bit and you use a old 32 bit computer. Though in that case EA should have a 32 bit client to. I mean they went to a lot of trouble making The Sims 4 32 bit over 64.
Uh.. How do I check that?
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