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DRM-free release from 2016.

Includes base game, "Galactic Adventures" and "Creepy & Cute Parts Pack".

Application Details:

Version: GOG
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.16-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

All 5 stages + playing Galactic Adventures

Logging in and downloading online content

What does not

When the window loses focus, terrain gets glitched. This not just a visual bug, this can affect gameplay.

(I suggest that you put Wings or at least a Jump ability on your creature, to traverse glitched terrain)


I recommend going to winecfg and enabling virtual desktop, that way Spore will always be focused inside the desktop. This will reduce the likelihood of terrain glitches.

What was not tested

Creating my own Adventure.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Spore is notoriously glitchy on Windows as well as Linux. You may experience random crashes, this is normal. The only bug that's Wine-specific is the terrain glitch, at least on my machine.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Oct 01 20216.16-stagingYes Yes YesSilvergardenapple 
ShowUbuntu 21.04 "Hirsute" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 15 20216.9-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumRein Charnation 

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