I'll report the testing results to you asap.
I hope this info is helpful.
I should say ALMOST everyone seems to be using it OK. I have remeoved, and re-installed it on my sytem several time trying to find where the difficulty is for others, but have had no luck yet. Besides what I posted earlier anyway, it worked for a couple people.
You can keep your creatures, just not the game. When you advance a stage, delete it, and select your race for the game in the next phase.
I'm using the Extreme version of the mod, and I expected to
play a nice relaxed peaceful Terraforming/Trading game
Instead I've got SIX Aliens races at war with me, because
I couldn't afford to pay all of them 100,000+ and I've got Pirates all over the place
All this game really is, is a remake of the classic EA game called Starflight from 1986
Same story basically, except THAT game was fun to play because it didn't have enemies attacking you CONSTANTLY.
If you haven't completely given up yet there a few things you can try to get my mod to work.
1. Delete all saves
2. Go to C:\Users\*user name*\AppData\Roaming\SPORE\Temp, delete the contents.
My tests show that if this works it only works for events and pirates, not warring nations, but I am still trying to get a good fix. Sorry to have disappointed you.
Edit - Remember you need to start a new game
[Edited by Duthos, 9/12/2008 1:54:45 PM]
I appreciate you taking your time to make the different edits and upload the different files with the varying options.
My frustration is with the game itself.
It seems to be the "Luck of the draw" on who your neighbors are going to be in the space stage.
My heart sank when the first 3 races I contacted were 2 war races and 1 religious nut race that follows spode
Other times I have played the space stage the first 3-4 races were the Hippy and Trade races.
Those games went well for a time.
But the current game I'm in, I will have to destroy 6 more religious and warring races before I can even settle down and start focusing on Terraforming and Trading.....
And I definitely don't want to start over, because I luckily terraformed a planet with the Purple crystals and am selling them for around 75,000 each
With that said, I did start a new game using the extreme.package,