'please close spore and re-open it through the spore modAPI'

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'please close spore and re-open it through the spore modAPI'

Unread postby zmech9001 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:06 am

i just got a new laptop and transferred my spore data. since all of them were made using the dark injection mod, i needed to re-download it. it worked perfectly fine on my old laptop, but now every time i try and play spore using the modAPI i get this, anyone know what i can do?
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Re: 'please close spore and re-open it through the spore modAPI'

Unread postby Rochopsian » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:18 am

I've been having this issue as well, I don't know what the problem is.

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Re: 'please close spore and re-open it through the spore modAPI'

Unread postby rob55rod » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:23 pm

Where did you two install Spore from? Steam? GOG? Disks? Origin?
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Re: 'please close spore and re-open it through the spore modAPI'

Unread postby zmech9001 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:45 pm

i originally had it on steam, and for quite a while too. it worked perfectly on my last laptop, but i switched to this version and now...nothing. However, i read that the steam client was unreliable in the ModAPI download, so i used the steam product key to get the game for free on origin. now it refuses to open

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Unread postby rob55rod » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:21 pm

zmech9001 wrote:i originally had it on steam, and for quite a while too. it worked perfectly on my last laptop, but i switched to this version and now...nothing. However, i read that the steam client was unreliable in the ModAPI download, so i used the steam product key to get the game for free on origin. now it refuses to open

Sounds like you forgot to uninstall the Steam version of Spore before installing the Origin version. Cleaning that up is going to be a...messy job...
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Re: 'please close spore and re-open it through the spore modAPI'

Unread postby zmech9001 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:19 am

i need to completely remove ALL steam files of the game? or just have the game uninstalled? i uninstalled it but i think the files are still there as a back up

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Re: 'please close spore and re-open it through the spore modAPI'

Unread postby zmech9001 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:52 am

ok now its not even the API that's the problem, i tried uninstalling and re-installing spore and now spore refuses to download,it just says 'DirectX Setup Error: An internal error occured' when download reaches 99%

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Re: 'please close spore and re-open it through the spore modAPI'

Unread postby rob55rod » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:55 pm

zmech9001 wrote:i need to completely remove ALL steam files of the game? or just have the game uninstalled? i uninstalled it but i think the files are still there as a back up

Depends...what files are you referring to, which supposedly still exist as backups?

zmech9001 wrote:ok now its not even the API that's the problem, i tried uninstalling and re-installing spore and now spore refuses to download,it just says 'DirectX Setup Error: An internal error occured' when download reaches 99%

Looks like that's not a problem specific to Spore, but which can apply to some other games available through Origin as well. Fortunately for you, that means there's plenty of information around on what to do about it. I'd suggest you look around there. If you find yourself having trouble locating anything of use, I'm here, just say the word. In either case, once that's out of the way, we'll get back to getting your game set up with Dark Injection and all (assuming you even need me for that part of the job).
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Re: 'please close spore and re-open it through the spore modAPI'

Unread postby zmech9001 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:31 am

ok, it took me a while but i FINALLY got spore to work again, i reinstalled dark injection and everything was fine...until i went on my sporepedia page and found that everything i made using DI was locked because apparently the stuff i used to make it didnt exist in this. so now i really have no clue what to do

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Re: 'please close spore and re-open it through the spore modAPI'

Unread postby rob55rod » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:39 am

zmech9001 wrote:ok, it took me a while but i FINALLY got spore to work again, i reinstalled dark injection and everything was fine...until i went on my sporepedia page and found that everything i made using DI was locked because apparently the stuff i used to make it didnt exist in this. so now i really have no clue what to do

If you haven't already reinstalled DI, you'll need to do so. If you already have, or if doing so doesn't help, well...Spore is very good at noticing when creations depend on parts which are missing, but unfortunately, it's not so great at noticing when those parts stop being missing.

Hmm...do you care about your galaxy/save games? If not, then I may have an idea for how we could address this problem...
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Re: 'please close spore and re-open it through the spore modAPI'

Unread postby zmech9001 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:58 am

i reinstalled DI. my save games are on my old laptop anyway, so i dont worry about them. i have a backup of all my creations made in a folder separate to any real spore files.

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Re: 'please close spore and re-open it through the spore modAPI'

Unread postby rob55rod » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:05 pm

zmech9001 wrote:i reinstalled DI. my save games are on my old laptop anyway, so i dont worry about them. i have a backup of all my creations made in a folder separate to any real spore files.

Well actually, if the saves still exist on your old laptop, we could get them moved over...if you'd like, that is.
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Re: 'please close spore and re-open it through the spore modAPI'

Unread postby zmech9001 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:44 am

no not really, thats ok


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