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10.4: Run Spore Creature Creator Demo in 10.4.11 Apps
To run the Spore Creature Creator Demoo in Tiger, just edit the Info.plist file you'll find inside the demo application. Control-click on Spore Creature Creator.app, choose Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu, and open the Contents folder.

With Info.plist open in your favorite text editor, locate these strings:
<key>MinimumSystemVersion</key>
<string>10.5.3</string>
Edit the strings as follows:
<key>MinimumSystemVersion</key>
<string>10.4.11</string>
Save the changes and quit the editor. The demo works great on a first generation 3GHz Mac Pro with an ATI X1900XT video card.

[robg adds: System requirements are typically based on features in a given level of the OS, so there may be unknown issues if you use this hint to run the demo on an earlier version of the OS.] May be this will work for the full version too...
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10.4: Run Spore Creature Creator Demo in 10.4.11
Authored by: madbard on Jun 23, '08 11:20:45AM

how do you get the installer to run in the first place?



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10.4: Run Spore Creature Creator Demo in 10.4.11
Authored by: Stan 0.2 on Jun 23, '08 04:21:50PM

To install it on 10.4.x:

1. Download the trial, mount the disk image
2. Copy the file "SPORE(TM) Creature Creator Trial Installer.app" to your hard drive
3. Ctrl+Click (or Right-Click) on it and choose "Show package contents"
4. Navigate to Contents > Resources
5. Open the file tgInstall.plist in a text editor
6. Change the line after "<key>MinimumSystemVersion</key>" (default: <string>10.5.2</string>) to whatever you need (for example <string>10.4.10</string>)
7. Save and run the installer - it should work.

Have fun!



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10.4: Run Spore Creature Creator Demo in 10.4.11
Authored by: chaid on Jun 23, '08 03:10:33PM

there is no <key>whatever you said... do u have to install it first.. please answer me i really need to play Spore



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10.4: Run Spore Creature Creator Demo in 10.4.11
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 24, '08 08:30:30AM

Hint fails for me on 10.4.11, MBP. That key didn't exist in my Info.plist file, and adding it changed nothing. The installer still starts and immediately puts up an error dialog complaining about the integrity of my hard drive. How rude; the installer barely knows my hard drive!



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10.4: Run Spore Creature Creator Demo in 10.4.11
Authored by: FubarGuy on Jun 24, '08 01:00:34PM

Looking inside the installer DMG, not the "demo application" as noted, the only place I see a variable that meets that description is in the /Contents/Resources location and it's called tginstall.plist.

However, I cannot save the updated plist, no matter how I set permissions. Yes, I'm logged in as a administrator.



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10.4: Run Spore Creature Creator Demo in 10.4.11
Authored by: alextm on Jun 25, '08 10:16:40AM

You probably missed the step to copy the installer to your hd. The diskimage is readonly



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10.4: Run Spore Creature Creator Demo in 10.4.11
Authored by: euphoriafish on Jun 27, '08 12:16:55AM
Ok, I can start the demo application but it isn't playable. Here's what I got:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/2614709887_aa5e2a3366_o.jpg

And the stars/planets are swirling around but if I try to click on anything it takes me out of the program and into Firefox, where it loads the EA Store/Customer Support website. Is there anything more I can do? I'm trying to run it on a relatively new Macbook.

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10.4: Run Spore Creature Creator Demo in 10.4.11
Authored by: catozilla on Feb 23, '09 08:53:32PM

ya i found the place where i'm supposed to put 10.4.11 or whatever, it won't let me overwrite it when i try to save it. any advice??



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