EA releases Spore de-authorization tool

By on December 18, 2008, 9:17 AM
Electronic Arts has finally released the long-awaited de-authorization tool for Spore, fulfilling its promise three months after vowing to ease off on the game’s DRM restrictions. The new tool lets gamers bypass the newly increased five-machine install limit on Spore by managing their own available “slots” rather than relying on EA. It will also help ensure that authorizations aren’t unnecessarily lost to system upgrades or reinstalls.

This should alleviate concerns raised earlier this year after EA confirmed the game could not be activated on more than three different machines or PC configurations, ever. The bad news however is that while the tool is available for PC users, there’s no version currently available for Mac gamers. You can find a step-by-step guide along with the tool itself, right here.




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Soul Harvester said:
And yet pirating the game still remains the easiest option.
Nirkon said:
I've played the game, it was fun up until the space age...then I quit it, never to return.
fullmetalvegan said:
Yeah the game was dead boring ultimately. Every age was the same thing. I got to space age and stopped playing altogether as well.
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