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How to Install a mod

Unread postby Davo » Sat May 22, 2010 12:27 pm

- - How to install a mod - -

Use mods at your own risk!


Your mod should be a .package file.



Windows XP, VISTA, 7:
Spore mods are usually placed in this directory:

C:Program FilesElectronic ArtsSPOREdata

BUT...

Some computers use:

C:Program Files (x86)Electronic ArtsSPOREdata

Most mods only work for Galactic Adventures, an expanison to Core Spore, but some were created specificly for Core Spore. So make sure to read any details, forums or readmes about your desired mod.

GA directory for mods:
C:Program FilesElectronic ArtsSPORE_EP1data
or
C:Program Files (x86)Electronic ArtsSPORE_EP1data




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Mac:

/Applications/SPORE/Spore.app/Contents/Resources/transgaming/c_drive/Spore/Data/



The Spore.app is an application package, so you’ll need to control/right click on it and select “Show Package Contents” from the contextual pop-up menu, which will then open a window where you will then see the “Contents” folder, so navigate the rest of the path mentioned above.

I believe that the GA folder on a Mac would work just like its PC counterpart.



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I have never found any tutorials on how to mod Spore. It is a matter of trial and error.

On the bright side, here are a few popular mods created by myself.

http://www.davoonline.com/phpBB3/downlo ... hp?style=8

Other popular mods are created and posted on the Sporedum

http://www.sporedum.net is/has closed on May 11th 2010. The mods found there can now be found here!

http://davoonline.com/download/

If you cannot save a creation, try the forcesave mod. You can find it at either of the links above!
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Re: How to Install a mods

Unread postby t11 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:58 pm

Is there a load order in Spore like there is in Fallout 3?

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby Aegonian » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:39 pm

I can't seem to find the forcesave mod... Does it have a different name?

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby halowraith1 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:30 pm

Can you just make mods work THE TRUEEPICPLAY DOESNT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby Davo » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:14 pm

no, i only make mods that DONT work. cant you tell by the youtube video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFpbPlrgBZg

My suggestion is.... Can you make a computer that works?
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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby KingOfTheMushies » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:36 am

I don't have a C:Program Files (x86)Electronic ArtsSPORE_EP1data file. all i got is a C:Program Files (x86)Electronic Artsdata file. How do I install mods that way?

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby Kaos » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:22 am

KingOfTheMushies wrote:I don't have a C:Program Files (x86)Electronic ArtsSPORE_EP1data file. all i got is a C:Program Files (x86)Electronic Artsdata file. How do I install mods that way?

Your data folder is in your Electronic Arts folder? o.O
Where is Spore installed?

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby KingOfTheMushies » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:38 pm

like a week ago, i had to reinstall it.

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby Kaos » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:40 pm

Where is spore installed?

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby davowarshiper » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:02 am

KingOfTheMushies wrote:I don't have a C:Program Files (x86)Electronic ArtsSPORE_EP1data file. all i got is a C:Program Files (x86)Electronic Artsdata file. How do I install mods that way?

Its the same.

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby IrkenLizzy » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:24 pm

I downloaded SPORE Galactic Adventures through ORIGIN (EA Download Manger), And for some reason i don't have the correct Galactic Adventures data bin, only the origonal spore data bin, sp that any mods installed ONLY go to SPORE. Does this mean I can't download mod's onto Galactic Adventures? Or is there a way around this?

Donno if it helps, but this is my only spore file thing - C:Program Files (x86)Electronic ArtsSPOREData

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby Davo » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:17 pm

you dont have this?

C:Program Files (x86)Electronic ArtsSPORE_EP1data

also i remember reading someone saying their spore from orgin was located in an orgin folder, but i cannot remember exactly where.
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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby ShadowRaptor101 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:17 pm

Can somone please help me?

I am trying to install the latest ver of DI

But when I put the files in the SporeEP1 folder...
THIS HAPPENS...

http://s1136.photobucket.com/albums/n49 ... DIRAGE.png

The files separate and require to be "written onto the disk". Is this supposed to happen? If so, how DO I write them ono the disk? There is no prompting message or button or anything...

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby Dooweep » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:31 pm

ShadowRaptor101 wrote:Can somone please help me?

I am trying to install the latest ver of DI

But when I put the files in the SporeEP1 folder...
THIS HAPPENS...

http://s1136.photobucket.com/albums/n49 ... DIRAGE.png

The files separate and require to be "written onto the disk". Is this supposed to happen? If so, how DO I write them ono the disk? There is no prompting message or button or anything...


No, it´s not supposed to happen anything like this. Either way, I´m running over a WindowsXP install, so I don´t know if Vista/Windows7 needs another config.

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby Davo » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:46 am

are you adding them to the CD?

spore installs on your harddrive.
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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby ShadowRaptor101 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:57 pm

Well there's something I beleive may be worth mentioning...

Back in august I was permabanned from Spore (for the stupidest reason too!) so I uninstalled everything. Then, a few weeks ago, I saw Rebecca's trailer for DI 6.0 and I was determined to try it again and come back to Spore! So I found a copy for 12 bucks and downloaded it and reinstalled everything using my friend's CC and GA. Upon reinstallation, I was surprised to see the old ver of DI that I had downloaded prior to uninstalling all my Spore-related things, was still in my game...

Also, there doesn't appear to be any "Electronic Arts" folder under my harddrive's name like their was last time...

What am I doing wrong???

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby Dooweep » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:29 am

ShadowRaptor101 wrote:Well there's something I beleive may be worth mentioning...

Back in august I was permabanned from Spore (for the stupidest reason too!) so I uninstalled everything. Then, a few weeks ago, I saw Rebecca's trailer for DI 6.0 and I was determined to try it again and come back to Spore! So I found a copy for 12 bucks and downloaded it and reinstalled everything using my friend's CC and GA. Upon reinstallation, I was surprised to see the old ver of DI that I had downloaded prior to uninstalling all my Spore-related things, was still in my game...

Also, there doesn't appear to be any "Electronic Arts" folder under my harddrive's name like their was last time...

What am I doing wrong???


Well, Is is not suppossed that YOU might know how you install your game? :shock:

Maybe your download version of the game is "broken"?
Maybe you accidentally changed the install route of the game?
Have you tried using the original game disk from your friends too (since you're using their CC & GA)?
Of course, to enjoy the latest version of the mod (6.0.1) you have to erase the old one.

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby Snaid1 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:39 am

I seem to recall that if you downloaded the game from Steam it installed in a different path. I don't recall what it is though. you could always do a search on your computer for the spore folder and see what turns up.

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby ShadowRaptor101 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:46 am

Well according to my start menu's search, there is nothing even close to an "EA folder" anywhere inside my PC..

So I finished my WIP and shared them, then uninstalled an re-installed everything. NOW there is an EA Folder and now the mod works just fin :D
Thx everyone! If u don't mind, Immah make a youtube tutorial so noone has to go thru wat I did :P

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Re: How to Install a mod

Unread postby Davo » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:46 pm

if you have spore thru steam, i cqan only assume it goes something like this...

C:Program Files (x86)Steamsteamappscommonspore
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