spore digital download from ea

otis123

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May 4, 2006
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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.
 

icarusone

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Sep 7, 2008
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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.
 

icarusone

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Sep 7, 2008
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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.
 

icarusone

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Sep 7, 2008
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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.
 

thumper

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Oct 25, 2003
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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...
 

kkat69

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Aug 30, 2007
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Greentree online is the transgaming site (the people who wrote CIDER which wraps SPORE) so you can try there.
 

icarusone

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Sep 7, 2008
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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.)
 

panzerjedi

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Jan 31, 2008
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Oops... My mistake.

It wasn't obvious how to download without their Windows-only download manager.

Anyone else that gets confused, try this:
http://support.direct2drive.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=3091&task=knowledge&questionID=947
Don't use the DLM, read this support thread. =)
http://support.direct2drive.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=3091&task=knowledge&questionID=2309
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...
I was getting 500kbps for my download. D2D may just be hit with a lot of traffic.
 

ghall

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Jun 27, 2006
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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.
 

LarLar125

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Sep 9, 2008
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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:
 

BigPerry

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Jan 9, 2009
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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