Spore patch problems

#1 Posted by DeadlyPain (397 posts) -

Patch error

"Old file not found. however, a file of the same was found, no update done since contents differ."

Right, stupid patch, mind telling me what the damn file is?, No? Then how am i suppose to know what bloody file your on about ¬_¬

if i have to reinstall the fucking game just to patch im going to be pissed off, Spore has a 3install limit, this kind of error patch is the reason why people like me are now getting pissed of at the fucking DRM shitty fucking attempt at getting around piracy

Considering the patch isn't needed it can wait till its been fixed, but DAMN IT ¬_¬ just annoyed that i can't do a reinstall without fucking up my 3 install limit :/

#2 Posted by VACkillers (1060 posts) -

dont reinstall the game just yet... i feel your pain....

try re-downloading the patch from a different location, sometimes patch errors accure on different sites unless you did the ea downloader thing....

but that just sucks.... i haven't patched mine yet, the game runs superbly for me, no need for me to patch my game so im not gonna bother

#3 Posted by lazyturtle (1228 posts) -
DeadlyPain said:

, Spore has a 3install limit

"
Ok I maybe wrong here (I'm sure someone will correct if I am) but it was my understanding that if you were to uninstall the program that you would still have 3 installs. I THINK that the 3 limit means that you can have it installed on 3 computers at a time, not 3 times EVER.
#4 Edited by DeadlyPain (397 posts) -
lazyturtle said:
"DeadlyPain said:

, Spore has a 3install limit

"
Ok I maybe wrong here (I'm sure someone will correct if I am) but it was my understanding that if you were to uninstall the program that you would still have 3 installs. I THINK that the 3 limit means that you can have it installed on 3 computers at a time, not 3 times EVER."
Nope - 3 installs is your limit reguardless of uninstalling
However EA are "apparently" Reworking it from 3 to 5 install, and removing the limit - So as long as you uninstall the game you can reinstall and still have your max allowed etc

But until that happens i can't reinstall the game or reformat my HDD untill im 100% sure that i know my game is safe from this bullshit ¬_¬

Yes DRM is a great anti-piracy, but its a complete pain in the arse to legit buyer :(
#5 Posted by lazyturtle (1228 posts) -

Huh...I thought I heard on the bombcast that it worked that way...

#6 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Nah turtle you're right.  You regain the install once you uninstall.

#7 Posted by DeadlyPain (397 posts) -
ryanwho said:
"Nah turtle you're right.  You regain the install once you uninstall."

hes right now - EA are going to be doing that, but before EA chose to do that, 3 installs were your limit reguardless of uninstalling - it'll now be 5 systems with unlimited reinstalls
#8 Posted by coakroach (2490 posts) -

patch does what now?

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