Spore crashes at splash screen

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Zop, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Zop macrumors newbie


    Aug 26, 2008
    Spore won't start. It hangs at the splash screen. Tried a reinstallation without resolving the problem. EA support said they don't know anything about Mac troubleshooting. Anyone got a solution to this problem?

    I use a 24" iMac 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo (Early 2008) with 4 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS 512 MB and OS X 10.5.4.
  2. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Spore for the Mac? How do you have it already? :confused:

    Edit: Ah, nevermind.

    EA probably won't provide any support until the *official* launch date. :)
  3. kkat69 macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    How many times have you installed it? 3 is the limit, after that you must contact them to have the limit reset/extended.

    Also did you try to search the forums? There are posts on it crashing at start.
  4. Zop thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 26, 2008
  5. biazzaroapple macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2008
    Hello. I'm still having this problem, or a similar problem.

    Where did you delete "cider_noui"? In the Spore folder on my Mac, the only thing I see is Spore. Every time I get to the splash screen it's still crashing, and giving me an error...
    "unhandled exception 0xc000000d at address 0x2a20017:0x55ec3e8c"

    Any advice?

    I have a macbook pro, 4 gigs of ram, 2.6 ghz intel core 2 duo, geforce 8600M Gt 512mb graphic card.
  6. mckandy macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Chicago, IL
  7. semmh macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2009
    i have found a solution

    oke listen i have downloaded the game yes stupid blablabla but with the spore file i also got a crack file inside there was a sporeapp.exe.
    I replaced this .exe file with the original fille in spore and it worked i can play now!!
    http://rapidshare.com/files/315461183/SporeApp.exe here u can download the file
    if u downloaded it go to spore.app (where u installed spore) rightclick and click show Package contents then Resources /transgaming/c_drive/Spore/SporeBin
    there u will see the old SporeApp.exe
    Then just replace the downloaded one with the old one en voila it should work now:D
    for me it did:p
    sorry for my bad english:p

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