I was really exited to know the spore servers are back up. However, when i logged in, something seriously wrong happened. The game worked as it was supposed too, but the sporepedia was white and the creation cards were just blank white cubes with the creation in the middle. If you aim your mouse right on these cubes, you can open up a large viewer. Then everything works. The Sporepedia itself is a huge white cub with an invisible exit button. This same problem happens with the login screen, and the editor. Not to mention that the buttons are white cubes too. I have windows 10 installed, and i use Galactic Adventures. Can spore even run on Windows 10? is Windows 10 the problem? Please help.
UPDATE: This problem has been solved almost a year ago, now we have server issues. Scroll up in the forum. I believe the issue was that I was using the Disc version. I called an EA employee and he let me use my codes to get Spore/GA/C&C on Origin. Everything is fine now.
I don't know how to solve your problem (the standard yet unreliable glitch-fixing method of un- then reinstalling after backing up your creations is the only thing I could suggest), but I know that Spore can and often does work on Windows 10. It's not supposed to work if it's the disc version unless you get rid of the SecuROM DRM, but even then the failure tends to be Spore simply refusing to load rather than having strange minor graphical glitches.
I've had trouble with Spore at the moment. I had Windows 8 with Spore (+C&C and GA) working fine, then when I upgraded to Windows 10, the shortcuts for Spore just vanished. They didn't even turn up in the programs list on the start menu. The only notion they were still there was their icons on the apps and features list. I uninstalled the three and reinstalled the main game but I still can't find it. Has anyone else had problems like this?
ya when i upgraded to windows 10 spore just stopped working. at first i could open it then i deleted all my data idk why thought it might do something. but now that i reinstalled it I cant even find it in my files.
When I finish re downloading spore and click finish. Nothing pops up. And when I go to files to try and find it, I see the spore logo and double click to start it up. It makes sounds and icons like it`s loading, but nothing happens. Any ideas as to what`s going on?
It should do. It does for most people. Since the main reason why Spore might not work on Windows 10 only applied to the disc version, there's nothing specifically about Windows 10 that should stop it from working.
For what? Only the disc version would need a patch, and that's obsolete. And for reasons such as how old the disc version is, and the fact that if you have proof of purchase (namely the product code) then you can contact EA to get the game on Origin, EA giving customers a refund for the disc seems unlikely.
Spore works fine on Windows 10, after a few patches have been applied, up to version 1.05. However the disc version won't connect to spore servers regardless of the version. Personally, I installed Spore Galactic Adventures via ORIGIN, and use that to connect to Spore servers and play Spore. Galactic Adventures requires that Spore just be installed to run it. So I solved my issues by installing disc version of Spore, but Origin online version of Galactic Adventures. Besides an occasional crash, it runs fine on Windows 10. I just have to save often in case of crash.
I did try to install the online version of Spore via ORIGIN first, but it gave me directx errors every time, so I resorted to disc version.
Windows 10 is not a good version, it is recommended to use spore in windows 8, 1.8. both versions work fantastic with spore, windows 10 is meant for newer engines and new generation type browsers, it just corrupts all what is outdated
When having directx errors...
All you need to do is go to your install directory which can be found at default path "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Spore", from here open __Installer\directx\redist and then delete all .rar files but do not delete the files DSETUP.dll, dsetup32.dll, and DXSETUP.exe. After this, continue with installation.
Unless EA has changed their policy since I did it a few years ago, if you have proof of purchase (namely the product code) then you can contact EA to get the game on Origin without having to pay again.