How to Locate and Uninstall Spore game files

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Rmpl, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2007
    I installed Spore and apparently my cd key was already being used (though I was told it was a new copy of the game). Anyway, I exchanged my old copy for a new copy but to use the new key I have to uninstall Spore. I uninstalled the main app by the usual method (drag to trash) but upon reinstalling the game did not prompt me for a key.

    Can anyone tell me specifically how to uninstall all the old files?
    Can someone tell me a way to find all the old files?

    Thanks in advance. I'm starting to think this game is more trouble than it's worth.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2007
    As per the readme, you want to also delete this folder:

    /Users/<Username>/Library/Preferences/Spore Preferences

    Then run again.

    Take care,
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    You should download AppCleaner. It finds all files associated with the application you are trying to delete and deletes those to so this doesn't happen. I use it whenever I delete an app.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2007
    You da man Gav. Thanks.

    Done and done. Much appreciated.. I've been looking for that kind of thing.

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