Here you will find the System Requirements for Spore and it’s expansions.

You can also test your computer to see if you are able to run the game or if you need to upgrade.

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Spore System Requirements

Can you RUN it? – Test your Computer to find out!

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP

  • 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 512 MB RAM
  • A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

FOR WINDOWS VISTA

  • 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 768 MB RAM
  • A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • At least 6 GB of hard drive space

When launching the game, some Microsoft Vista users may receive a warning about running out of address space along with a link to the Microsoft Knowledge Base. If you see this message, it is recommended that you follow the instructions and go to the website listed in the message to update your system.

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, 945GM or above.
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent.
  • 768 MB RAM


SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

ATI Radeon(TM) series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900,
  • 3650, 3850

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800,
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800

Intel(R) Extreme Graphics

  • GMA 950, GMA X3000, GMA X3100

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slowly. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts, such as the 945GU, GML, and GMS, will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.

* At least 6 GB of hard drive space

*Install space subject to change.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

Spore requires at least the following:

  • Mac OS X 10.5.3 Leopard or higher
  • Intel Core Duo Processor
  • 1024 MB RAM
  • ATI X1600 or NVidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100
  • At least 4.7GB of hard drive space for installation, plus additional space for creations.*

This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac).

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:

  • Intel Integrated Chipset GMA X3100
  • Dual 2.0GHz CPUs, or 1.7GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent


SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

ATI Radeon(TM) series

  • X1600, X1900, HD 2400, HD 2600

NVIDIA GeForce serieS

  • 7300, 7600, 8600, 8800

Intel(R) Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3100

This game will not run on the GMA 950 class of integrated video cards

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Spore Galactic Adventures System Requirements


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

FOR WINDOWS XP

  • 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 512 MB RAM
  • A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • 2GB Free Hard Drive Space with additional 1GB for downloads

FOR WINDOWS VISTA

  • 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 768 MB RAM
  • A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • 2GB Free Hard Drive Space with additional 1GB for downloads

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, 945GM or above.
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent.
  • 768 MB RAM


.SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR PC:

ATI Radeon(TM) series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900,
  • 3650, 3850

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800,
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800

Intel(R) Extreme Graphics

  • GMA 950, GMA X3000, GMA X3100

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slowly. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts, such as the 945GU, GML, and GMS, will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:

Spore requires at least the following:

  • Mac OS X 10.5.3 Leopard or higher
  • Intel Core Duo Processor
  • 1024 MB RAM
  • ATI X1600 or NVidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100
  • 2GB Free Hard Drive Space with additional 1GB for downloads

This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac).

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:

  • Intel Integrated Chipset GMA X3100
  • Dual 2.0GHz CPUs, or 1.7GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent


.SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS FOR MAC:

ATI Radeon(TM) series

  • X1600, X1900, HD 2400, HD 2600

NVIDIA GeForce serieS

  • 7300, 7600, 8600, 8800

Intel(R) Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3100

This game will not run on the GMA 950 class of integrated video cards

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Spore Creature Creator System Requirements

Can you RUN it? – Test your Computer to find out!


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:

OS: Windows XP/Vista (FAT 16/32 file systems not supported for Digital Download)
Processor: 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
Memory: XP needs 512 MB RAM / Vista needs 768 MB RAM
HDD: At least 300 MB of space for installation, & additional space for created creatures. (600 MB for digital download)
Video Card: A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0*
Input: Mouse,Keyboard

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:
* Intel Integrated Chipset GMA 950
* Dual 2.0GHz CPUs, or 1.7GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent


SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS:

ATI Radeon(TM) series

9500, 9600, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950, 2400, 2600, 2900, 3650, 3850

NVIDIA GeForce series

FX 5900, FX 5950, 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800, 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800

Intel(R) Extreme Graphics

GMA 950, GMA X3000, GMA X3100


Performance Tips:

Even though the requirements says that the Creature Creator will not work on the GMA 950 cards, it can!

Follow these steps taken from here:

  1. download trial
  2. click show package content
  3. open resources folder
  4. open tginstall.plist in Property List Editor (Having xcode installed helps)
  5. Click the root triangle
  6. scroll down to InsufficientRenderers
  7. Change Intel GMA 950 OpenGL Engine to Intel GMA 850 OpenGL Engine (or something lower)
  8. Save and run the installer
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