Dad fails at first world problems: I can't make Spore run.
November 20, 2012 11:06 AM Subscribe
I can't make Spore run on my Macbook Pro. My 9 year old is nonplussed. Please help...he's getting pouty....
posted by digitalprimate to Computers & Internet (12 answers total)
After extensive "communication" with EA that included an escalation, EA gave me a new product key for Spore (as I lost the box but not the disc in a transcontinental move). Apparently their SaaS version is MFST only.
After doing a clean install and updating all the patches, I get the following error message after a crazy jumbled screen that looks like it wants to launch the app:
"Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address 0x00817928. Do you wish to debug it ?"
Selecting Yes or No has no effect. The game ceases to run and quits. The Internets and their tubes have been little help, although I gather that Spore hanging on start up (sans the error message above) was A Thing for Mac users a while ago.
I'm running fully patched OS X 10.8.2 on a Macbook Pro 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 / 8GB memory at 1333 MHz DDR3