6 Ways to Stop Spore from Crashing on Windows 10, 11

In some instances, Spore crashes in the space stage on PCs, especially Windows 10 and 11. Several factors may cause the game to crash on your computer.

In this article, I’ll explain what I learned about frequent crashes on Spore and what I did to troubleshoot and fix the problem.

There are a few reasons why Spore is crashing. They include the following:

  • Overflowing graphics cache because of spoofs crashing it a lot. 
  • Presence of malware on your PC. There may be viruses or malware in your computer that keeps crashing your Spore game.
  • Incompatibility with hardware. The game is incompatible with your computer’s hardware and hence crashes or keeps closing in the space stage.

How to stop Spore from crashing

While Spore crashes on Windows 10 and 11 more than once, there are some troubleshooting tips you can use to solve the issue.

Here are some of the ways you solve the issue:

1. Delete the graphics cache

The main reason why Spore keeps crashing on your device is because of the accumulated graphics cache.

The good thing about graphics cache memory is that it is volatile. That means the graphics cache will be deleted whenever you shut off your computer.

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2. Start the game in compatibility mode

You can also try to stop Spores from crashing by starting the game in compatibility mode using the following procedure:

  • Right-click on the Spore icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Click on Properties.
  • Select the Compatibility tab.
  • Select the Windows version that you are currently using.
  • Set the flag to ‘Run this program as an administrator’ and click OK.

In other PC platforms, you may not see the compatibility tab when you click on Properties. For example, a Group Policy may cause it on Windows. You should therefore visit the Microsoft support website or contact them on you can fix the Group Policy.

3. Update the graphic card drivers or computer hardware

The Spore game may also crash because of outdated graphic card drivers, hardware, or software. Ensure that you have installed the latest graphic card driver on your Windows computer and its hardware is also up to date. Every game requires an updated, if not specific, graphics card to run smoothly. 

If the updated graphics card version does not work, you can try using the past versions and see if it works. Spores was released eight years ago and may have an issue with the new graphics card. Your operating system should also be updated to the latest version to stop Spore from crashing.

4. Install anti-malware or anti-virus

Before installing a new game or software, ensure your device is protected from malware or virus attacks using anti-virus or anti-malware software. You can buy anti-virus programs online or download them from trustworthy websites. That way, you can play your game smoothly without interference from crashing or closing.

5. Disable the background programs on your PC

Another reason why your Spore game is crashing is that it is colliding with other background programs. You can thus disable the background programs and apps before or when playing the game. Here is how you can do it:

  • Click on the Start icon on the screen’s lower left corner or press the keyboard’s windows button.
  • Click on Settings with a gear icon.
  • Click on Privacy and then click on Background Apps.
  • On the Background Apps menu, turn off the toggle next to Let apps run in the background option.

6. Contact customer support

If all the above troubleshooting tips do not work, contact your country’s Microsoft or EA support team for further assistance.

They will restore the compatibility tab, which you can restore when you are done with a scene in the game.