spore digital download from ea

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  1. otis123 macrumors 6502a

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    does it work with macs? or is it PC only? i really dont trust gametree and i would like to play spore today, so i think my best option is going to gamestop and buying it.
     
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  3. icarusone macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone confirm that this is true?

    Can anyone confirm that this is true?

    When you try to purchase it from the EA Store, there are a few points where it says "Platform: PC."

    I'd order from GameTree, but I saw on the forums that people aren't getting their download links right away. GameTree's website says that you could wait 72 hours before a download link.
     
  4. panzerjedi macrumors newbie

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  5. icarusone macrumors newbie

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    Er... I bought the Mac version from Direct2Drive, but it won't let me download it because I'm not running Windows.

    Brilliant.
     
  6. muldul macrumors 6502

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    Digital download from EA direct is PC only, there is a mac site though. Not sure what it is, i usually buy my discs.
     
  7. icarusone macrumors newbie

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  8. icarusone macrumors newbie

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    Last comment, I swear...

    If you can avoid Direct2Drive, I recommend doing so.

    I'm on a 5mbit broadband connection with absolutely no problem getting speed from other sites... but I'm getting a pitiful 30kb/s to download from Direct2Drive. For a 3gb game, we're looking at 24 hours.

    Ugh.
     
  9. thumper macrumors 6502

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    im doing D2D right now... it says 5 hours 20mins... :eek: :mad: :confused: :mad:
    my other games from d2d took 2-3 hours...
    soooo slow... and spore is only 3.4gigs...

    my other games were like 6-8 gigs...
    less bandwidth for macs maybe...
     
  10. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Greentree online is the transgaming site (the people who wrote CIDER which wraps SPORE) so you can try there.
     
  11. icarusone macrumors newbie

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    Transgaming might have been a better choice, but now I've already been charged by Direct2Drive.

    I got my CD key in an email, but I can't get the DMG file.. lol.

    I found a torrent for the game, but it's choked. If anyone can post a download link that's FASTER, it would be much appreciated.

    (To be clear, I'm not asking for pirated copies, I have my CD key, I just want the install file in less than 7 days.)
     
  12. panzerjedi macrumors newbie

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    Don't use the DLM, read this support thread. =)
    http://support.direct2drive.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=3091&task=knowledge&questionID=2309
    I was getting 500kbps for my download. D2D may just be hit with a lot of traffic.
     
  13. ghall macrumors 68040

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    I preordered the Windows version via Direct2Drive, started downloading at exactly 10:00 EST (the time of release) and the download is still going. Should be done by midnight...I hope.
     
  14. thumper macrumors 6502

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  15. LarLar125 macrumors newbie

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    Oops...

    Well, stupidly, i believed that the link on the Spore website was legit in saying that it was mac compatible. i proceeded to EA games to buy it, bought it, and realized that i needed the download manager to download it. thankfully, i had bootcamp, so i used that to download it. now, a few hours later, it turns out that i was not downloading a .dmg, or even a .iso file. no, it is a windows installer file. so, for anyone else, DO NOT USE EA GAMES for mac.
    :confused::mad::confused::mad::(:(:(:(:(
    :apple:
     
  16. BigPerry macrumors newbie

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    Annoyed - Spore

    I bought the game thinking it was mac compatible via the direct download!

    i have had to go down stairs using the family crappy windows to download it on to
    started at 6 and its still downloading and its now 11:50
     

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