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Well you could try to check in your  Operating System. I do not know what Operating System you use however so I can not say exactly how you do it until I know. But I take it your not super experienced with computers.

Anyway is a bit hard to guide you with the limit information we got now.
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Well you could try to check in your  Operating System. I do not know what Operating System you use however so I can not say exactly how you do it until I know. But I take it your not super experienced with computers.

Anyway is a bit hard to guide you with the limit information we got now.
I just got gifted the steam one, and it won't run either... do you suppose its an issue with a file in my classic spore causing both to fail? like a corrupted save file?
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Could be. Though I do not think a clean steam version would actually have you stuff. You can try to make a backup of those file and put them in to a compressed folder that the game can not reach and test.

You did run it in the past with you current setup?
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Could be. Though I do not think a clean steam version would actually have you stuff. You can try to make a backup of those file and put them in to a compressed folder that the game can not reach and test.

You did run it in the past with you current setup?
Yeah! But Without the steam version, not too long ago, it was fine... Then, on thanksgiving, it wouldn't work!
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Really weird. Have there been any updates? Like you graphics card or the game it self?

You can try to run it in windowed mode and see if that helps. It might be just slow loading. I saw some said you can force it to run on a dedicated CPU core and that might help. You have to mix with the task manager then which can be iffy if you not that well versed with computers. So try window mode first.
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Really weird. Have there been any updates? Like you graphics card or the game it self?

You can try to run it in windowed mode and see if that helps. It might be just slow loading. I saw some said you can force it to run on a dedicated CPU core and that might help. You have to mix with the task manager then which can be iffy if you not that well versed with computers. So try window mode first.
How do I do that...
And no, no updates that I am aware of...
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Try this link for how to do it. It is for Linux but it works the same way in windows. Just add -w at the end of the start-up.

On in steam go and click on the right click games name in you game list and select properties. Then select set launch options. And add -w

http://forum.spore.com/jforum/posts/list/4153.page#36457
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Try this link for how to do it. It is for Linux but it works the same way in windows. Just add -w at the end of the start-up.

On in steam go and click on the right click games name in you game list and select properties. Then select set launch options. And add -w

http://forum.spore.com/jforum/posts/list/4153.page#36457
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Try this link for how to do it. It is for Linux but it works the same way in windows. Just add -w at the end of the start-up.

On in steam go and click on the right click games name in you game list and select properties. Then select set launch options. And add -w

http://forum.spore.com/jforum/posts/list/4153.page#36457
wait, there is no audio in the background. Its just silence black with animated cursor...
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You made it run in Window mode?
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You made it run in Window mode?
it wont let me
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Wont let you? You should notice if you start it up and it got a boarder now if it running in window mode. Note that it might not work to fix you problem. But you should see some effect. Do you see any window border now when you start up?
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