Spore freezes

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by donminer, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. donminer macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2007
    I am having some issues with Spore freezing up on my MBP santa rosa with a geforce 8600m. The game usually locks up during cut sequences and between changing phases. Sometimes the lockup is juts the graphics (the sound keeps going) and i just have to wait a really long time. Also, it just randomly locks up every couple hours or so. These random locks are more fatal -- the sound repeats and then I know its time to press the power button.

    Anyone else having this issue and/or have resolved it?
  2. mrchainsaw5757 macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2006
    I have the same exact issue, i was hoping i wasnt the only one. I hope its fixed.
  3. ddcarnage macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2008
    same issue here. As a temporary solution, try putting the graphics options to low; that seems to make the freezes go away.
  4. donminer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2007
    Even with everything at low, i don't notice much of a difference.
  5. brianj macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
  6. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  7. brianj macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
  8. heffeque macrumors regular


    Same problem here. It didn't happen very often before, but now that I'm in Space it happens faster and faster. It's starting to be extremely annoying because now there are sometimes that it hangs even when I've been playing for only half an hour or so. It's frustrating :-/

    10.5.5 here
  9. Gencam macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2008
    Install Freeze

    I've got a MBP 10.5.5, and I can't even get the game to fully install. Every time I run the install, it gets to file 79/90 and freezes the entire system -- causing a forced power-off.

    On my other MBP 10.5.4, it installed just fine, but when I get to the creature stage, after about 5-10 minutes, the game randomly freezes, as if it's just lagging massively. Even on lowest detail, it's horrible.

    I'd think they might be working on some kind of patch for it, but I wouldn't hold your breath on it.

    On the bright side, a PC with less than 1/2 the specs and capabilities is running this game smoothly and without problems...yay for EA making this game "Mac Compatible"
  10. lilbro2468 macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2009
    spore freezing 5 min

    my spore game freezes every 5 minutes
    the only way is to turn of the mac
    also i have a mac snow leopard

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