GMA X Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slower. Known Hardware Issues The game may become unresponsive while painting your creature, or after switching between fullscreen and windowed.
To fix this, update your graphics drivers from the vendor website. When changing the display size, in some situations the monitor may not respond to a resolution it claims to support, showing a black or distorted display.
If this occurs switch to windowed mode, and then change the resolution and refresh rate back to smaller values. Audio hardware acceleration is unsupported. 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. This mode is available in the options, but sound will be in Stereo 2 Channel for all speakers.
If running the game on a Mac Book Pro with display mirroring turned on, ensure that you select a resolution which is supported by both the internal and external displays. A workaround for this issue is to ensure that the internal LCD is the main system monitor before turning on display mirroring, and you will be presented with the proper resolutions.
Occasionally the game audio will stop playing when headphones are connected after the game is started. In order to prevent this from occurring, please ensure that your headphones are connected to your Mac before starting the game. Performance Tips When you run Spore for the first time, the game will automatically select the most appropriate options for your graphics card, CPU, and audio card.
To improve performance, use the options control panel to lower settings to "medium" or "low". You can also improve the performance of the game by lowering the resolution the game runs at, to x or x It is not recommended that you run at fullscreen resolution if your monitor resolution has a height or width of or larger.
Spore is a real-time 3D game that requires the majority of your computer's processing power. Other programs operating in the background may slow it down or cause hitches. For best results, be sure to close any background applications while playing Spore. Fullscreen performance is generally better than windowed performance.