Spore --> crashing and need help interpreting error message

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Mister Pie, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Mister Pie macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2008
    I've run into an extremely frustrating bug. I am running Spore on a Mac Pro (latest version of OS X, all the updates installed, 2.8 gHz x 8, 8 gig RAM) with an Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT. The problem is extremely reproducible. Whenever one of my colonies is under attack I am fine. However, if the alien race manages to destroy it, the game crashes. I think it may be linked to "surrendering" the planet to the alien race.

    A perusal of my system logs reveals the following error message:

    Sep 14 11:51:16 mac-pro [0x0-0x70070].com.transgaming.spore[0]: err:SDL:SDL_DoQuit(): destroying mutex

    I would definitely appreciate some suggestions as how to clear this problem up. These bugs have rendered my current save nearly unplayable. I basically have no leeway to venture anywhere because if I do and my colony gets under attack, I need to fight them off before I lose the colony, otherwise my game crashes.

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