Spore
Spore 3.0
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Highly anticipated evolution-sim game. Update available in-game.   Commercial ($49.99)
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Spore... Create universal wonder in Spore, an exciting new simulation game that lets you develop your own personal universe. Work your way through five evolutionary phases, including Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization and Space, that offer unique challenges, thrills and goals. For example, you can start in Cell and nurture one species from a simple aquatic organism all the way until it becomes a sentient life form. Or you can jump right in and begin building tribes and civilizations on multiple planets. What you do with your universe is totally up to you.
What's New
Version 3.0 (update from within game): Release notes not currently available.
Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.5.3 or later
  • Intel Core Duo or faster
  • 1GB RAM
  • Intel GMA X3100, ATI X1600, NVidia 7300GT or better video card





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ver. 3.x:
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burypromote

+4

Rob123 reviewed on 11 May 2012
version 3.0 added on 05 may 2012 ?

I don't see an in game update option.
On their site no news about this update.

Strange.

Seems to be a mistake or something ?
[Version 3.0]


burypromote

+98

Mac007 reviewed on 08 May 2012
Well I tried this update thinking it would fix things so I didn't have to use CrossOver anymore. Sad to say it was a complete no go. If you have this game or are thinking of getting it either get CrossOver which costs around an extra $40 or get a cheap PC. The only real way for EA to fix this is to start from scratch and write it with an Apple recommended programing language.
[Version 3.0]


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+98

Mac007 reviewed on 17 Apr 2012
Just picked up a copy of this game recently at WalMart and found it does not want to run properly on my Mac Pro. I then went to the Games users forum to seek assistance which ultimately led me, on a whim, to search the Game's preferences folder. What I found surprised me. Evidently EA is using a program called Wine to fool the game into thinking it's running on a Mac and not a PC. To me this is a sloppy way to adapt a PC game to run on a Mac and in my case does not work. I can not in good consciense recommend this game until the developer fixes it properly.
[Version 1.1]


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OangeCrush commented on 05 Jan 2009
Wow everyone seems to be complaining about this game. I for one like to step back and take a look at the bigger picture. Sure this game could have been much better but as with any game that really tries to push the envelope of gaming, some hit, some miss and some fall somewhere in between like Spore. Some people like it and some dont but there is one thing that is undeniable and that is that Spore will influence future games just as Spore itself was influenced by previous games and that is a very good thing because these are games that have a lot of thought going into them and they are games that are really trying to make games so much more than they currently are.

Some company, maybe even the company that made Spore will take this concept, look at what spore did and what it did wrong and they will improve upon it. That is the evolution of games and I for one think that this game was a legitimate step forward in many aspects. I wont deny that this game was ovehyped and I wont deny that it has problems. Regardless its still a game that is very cool in many ways and in the long run this game will only have a positive impact on videogames in general.

Just my 2 cents.
[Version 1.1]


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lothos reviewed on 01 Oct 2008
Days later, the update server is finally active. Updater does not work, giving the vague error message "Some files have changed!"

I changed nothing from the default installation. All I did was play the game. I'm not reinstalling this behemoth of a game just to run a patch. What a shame. Spore had a great concept, nice graphics, and enough fun in the space sim to draw casual players. Too bad EA has to drop the ball on everything from Orwellian DRM to patches. Tempted to ask for my money back. One star on a game that deserves three, because EA is that bad.
[Version 1.1]


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+1

+62
rspeed commented on 26 Sep 2008
Huh… auto-updater fails because it says some files have changed. The updater can't figure out that I moved it to the Applications folder? Seriously, EA? I need to keep the pointless subfolder just to patch the game?

Amazing.
[Version 1.1]


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lothos commented on 26 Sep 2008
Spore is not self-updating here.
[Version 1.1]


burypromote
+3

+98

Mac007 reviewed on 16 Sep 2008
I've found Spore to be a fun little game that due to it's open ended nature allows you to play it again and again with the only limits being one's imagination. Hard core gamers may consider it too simplistic but for those of us who just want some simple entertainment without having to master millions of convoluted commands this one fits the bill. As for the DRM system it's not really that bad. You can reinstall the game on any one computer as much as you want without problems. It's only if you try to install it on more than 3 different computers that you have to get the developers permission.
[Version 1.0]


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+4

+11

Naman reviewed on 10 Sep 2008
Terrible DRM scheme, wish I hadn't bought it. The game itself is mediocre at best. It's like they tried to combine a bunch of different types of games, and essentially ended up with a jack of all trades, master of none. The gameplay is boring and frustrating, and the only interesting thing is the creator.

(1 because the DRM really is that bad; would give it a 3 without it.)
[Version 1.0]


burypromote
+1

-5

BrettD reviewed on 09 Sep 2008
Infected with DRM (Digital Rights Management). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spore_(computer_game)#Digital_rights_management
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:2,553
Version Downloads:466
Type:Games : Simulation
License:Commercial
Date:05 May 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $49.99
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Spore... Create universal wonder in Spore, an exciting new simulation game that lets you develop your own personal universe. Work your way through five evolutionary phases, including Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization and Space, that offer unique challenges, thrills and goals. For example, you can start in Cell and nurture one species from a simple aquatic organism all the way until it becomes a sentient life form. Or you can jump right in and begin building tribes and civilizations on multiple planets. What you do with your universe is totally up to you.


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