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Contact EA for support on this. There's a chance it could have something to do with the rather restrictive copy protection that made that game rather infamous, but odds are EA is going to have a better idea of what's going on than anyone here. Sorry to play pass the buck with you, but anyone here would likely just be fumbling around in the dark, whereas EA at least SHOULD have some people who are familiar with issues like this.
I have checked the EA website, but there online support seems a bit rubbish lol. If no one can suggest anything else I'll contact them about it
Have you tried the Program Files directory?
Not a Vista user myself yet, but if the software installed, (and if you installed it to the default directory, usually Program Files), have you looked in there for the Spore Program files folder? If so, look for the Spore .exe file and double click that.
If it works, then you can add a shortcut to your Desktop and/or your Start Menu yourself.
All files seem to be there
It appears to have all the files. Only one that looks to be the file to run it says autorun and it fails to run it. The only file to have .exe is the SporeSetup and if you click that it thinks you want to uninstall it
If I search for an .exe file it doesn't find anything relating to the game
When looking through the folders/files the disc is working, but nothing will make it run the game
Then you need to do as Jimmy says,
Thanks. I will try contacting them - hopefully their answer will be more hopeful then their online support lol
Spore Game Icon
My copy behaves exactly the same way.
1. you have to put the game disc in the drive.
2. run auto-play or launch the game from the disk using explorer.
3. I, manualy, created an icon on my desktop to point to this.
It's all part of their copy protection BS.
I got the game to run
Thanks, but I already tried doing the auto run, in a number of ways, and it does not work
What it is with my game is that I had to look in SporeBin (not somewhere I really thought to look) and double click SporeApp. I then have to wait a few minutes before it loads up and then it is ok. But auto run and clicking on the normal icon to start the game doesn't work like it should.
game wont run-no idea why
open up your game window this will give u a list of all games on your computer should be on there along with all your games
I have the game running now, but thanks
It isn't in any list. Only place it shows up is in add/remove programs and when you click to view what is on the disc. It hasn't saved under games like it is meant to and it isn't viewable anywhere else either for some reason
I had the same problem so i went on the EA website and it said to go into the games file under Start and an icon should be in there that will let it run. Worked for me so i hope this helps.
Thanks, but I already got it working
It already works, but thanks. It is not under the games file or anything else though - far as files are concerned it doesn't exist unless you open up the disc files or go to add/remove programs
The EA website was rubbish in my opinion. I even contacted them and they just copied and pasted their online support (which I'd spent ages looking through) even though I stated it wasn't listed there and explained everything. They assume on a Vista computer that if it isn't listed there the problem is compatibility, despite being a Vista compatible game. It wasn't my problem, the problem is simply the fact they put an important file in the bin under the disc files...
Game won't run - no idea why