Spore De-Authorization Tool Now Available!
Posted by ballightning on December 17, 2008
The De-Authorization tool is finally here!
In recognition of player feedback regarding DRM and SecuROM on Spore, Maxis is offering a standalone download so that users can now “de-authorize” a computer if they would like to make that authorize available for another machine.
Machines can be de-authorized or re-authorized at any time. The total number of machines on which Spore can be authorized concurrently will continue to be five. To de-authorize a PC download and launch Spore_deauth.zip and run the Spore De-Authorization Tool.exe file.
You can de-authorize at any time, even without uninstalling Spore, and free up that machine authorization. If you re-launch Spore on the same machine, the game will attempt to re-authorize. If you have not reached the machine limitation, the game will authorize and the machine will be re-authorized using up one of the five available machines.
Thanks everyone for your feedback, we hope you find this tool useful.
Q: My computer died at the end of October and I had to buy a new one, well is there a way to deauthorize that old PC with this tool? Or does it only work for the current installation?
A: It only works with the current machine. Only CS can “clear” the old authorization. You can contact our CS team by clicking here.
Q: If I get a new graphics card and stuff can I use this before that then how do I re-authorize the “new” comp?
A: Yes, run the de-authorize tool, install the new card then just start Spore again (all while online) and a fresh license will be automatically created.
Q: I am upgrading my system in the new year, New motherboard and Quadcore . I am keeping the same Harddrive and video card. WIll I have to de authorize even though the hard drive is the same or is this not required?
A: It would be best to de-authorize before you do the upgrade, then just start Spore again and that will ensure that you don’t lose an authentication.
Q: Is there a mac version available?
A: We don’t currently have a Mac version available.