FAQ for Spore on Mac

The game is still popular and we get thousands of inquiries.
Why won’t my spore open on Mac. We’re updating the guide and this is supposed to answer all your questions

First the following facts about Spore
Spore runs stable and safety on the latest macOs Sierra

Where is the game not running?
On virtual machines which simulate a mac platform
On newer iMac’s which used a higher screen resolution. Please start the game always in windowed mode
Remember; Spore is an older game and doesn’tt support the current screen resolutions

How do I install Spore correctly on Mac
Download the game through Origin with an EA ID or install via CD with an extern Disk Drive
First: Make a Right-click on the game cover, disable Origin in the game
Under Properties, copy your code with ⌘C
Install the game
Open the game, you are asked if you should patch the game, say no
When the game is open, first set the final screen resolution und Settings in Spore
Close the game
Open again the game, you will be asked if you want to install the patch. Say yes installed all four patch
When everything is installed, open the game again
Set again the final settings, screen resolution, download cache etc
Then log in via the main menu, see below left corner
Where can I find the Spore folder

Navigate under
\Users\[YourUserName]\Library\Preferences\SPORE Preferences\p_drive\User\Application Data\Spore\

In this folder you will find all the important data, including your saved games = Folder Games

Folder Preferens
You’ll find the login files prop. If you have a problem with the login, you should delete it. Both files refresh it, if you start the game again

This cache is important, it is the brain of your sporepedia. All downloads and creations can be found in tmp files

GraphicCache package
Must be deleted from time to time. They getting larger with time and can cause in game problems

Deleting Spore Cache on Mac

Navigate to Library / Preferences / SPORE Preferences / p_drive /User / Aplication Data /Spore/ Delete the graphic Cache.package

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Spore recognize graphics cards automatically

Some Sims 3 players think Spore is identical and has identical Sims 3 files.

Herregud stops comparing Sims 3 with Spore, stops uninsuring other players. You search for hours for files that will never be there in Spore.
So never search for the GraphicsCards.sgr and GraphicsRules.sgr. You will search in vain.

Spore saves all user specific files in the Spore Preferences under User Libraray / Preferences. The Config File is the main artery) of the game, there you will find all settings.

The config is configured by a script inside Spore. Unfortunately, you cannot add a new graphics card there.

Therefore go this way. You’ll need to start the game once to optimize the graphics settings. Window settings, medium setings,

Disable permantley GPU Card and start with a higher card

For MacBook Pro owners with higher end models have two graphics systems an integrated graphics processor and a discrete graphics processor.

1. Navigte to the “System Preferences” and navigate to “Energy” control panel
2. Uncheck the box to “Automatic graphics switching”

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Många MacBook Pro-modeller har två grafikkort – en integrerad grafikprocessor och en separat grafikprocessor – och en programfunktion som optimerar grafikprestanda mellan dem.

Inaktivera permanent GPU-kort och börja med ett högre kort

Om du vill använda den separata grafikprocessorn med högre prestanda i alla lägen väljer du Apple-menyn > Systeminställningar och klickar på Strömsparare. Avmarkera sedan kryssrutan Automatiskt grafikbyte.

Can’t Get Achievements in Spore

If you don’t get achievements, there are reasons for that. Can it be, that you have chatet in Spore! No matter in which phase, or did you use a money cheat. Every little manipulation turn off your achievements and they gone forever.

For Steam Players
The time achievements you get only if you play directly over Origin and not in Steam

Shared Spore creatures do not appearing in its ingame sporepedia of my buddies

For PC Users

If your creations aren’t see by your friends, they should clear the graphics cache.

In order to do this,
– You must have admin permission
– You should make all folders visible

Instructions keep a eye here on EA AHQ

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