Spore Creature Creator - Reviews and free Spore Creature Creator downloads at CNET Download.com

Spore Creature Creator

Average User Rating stars

out of 12 user reviews

Back to product review

Full user review

  • 5.0 stars

    "Software contains SecureROM DRM!"

    July 1, 2008  |   By zeroplane

    Pros

    Wish I could say anything software wouldn't run. Serious security warning from all of my monitoring software.

    Cons

    I sure would love to play this game, I bought the $10 version not the demo. But sadly the software doesn't run at all. I am using windows XP SP3 on a very beefy hardware setup. I am also a very knowledgeable software engineer and have virus, process, and mallware software installed on my computer to protect it from the typical garbage that would make it unstable. To my surprise installing Spore from spore website that I bought lit my detection software up like a Christmas tree.

    This software is loaded with SecureROM DRM software that is very nasty. I have heard you can circumvent the security checks it run by running the application in Window 98 compatibility mode. But regardless the software installs SecureROM DRM software. There is no mention of this software in the installation, in the readme documents or on the spore or EA website. By the way once you install the DRM software you can't uninstall it without digging deep into your registry, configuration files, and deleting files from the windows directory and programs directory directly. This is unacceptable! I am going to spend the next few days attempting to clean my computer of this vermin.

    I suggest you don't install it unless you are:

    A) totally ignorant and don't care that you will be monitored by EA.

    B) don't mind that you computer's security and anti virus software will have been disabled making your PC even more vulnerable to viruses and mall ware.

    Until the DRM rootkit is not included in this software I won't buy anything from EA from this point on.

    BOYCOTT EA!

    Summary

    null

    Updated on Aug 12, 2009

    Curious, I put one star, but after reviewing my review it was set to five.. hmm that is interesting.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (3) (1)

2 replies to this review

  • Reply by BrianZachary on September 5, 2008

    I don't understand why you gave this product 5 stars if you have so much against it.

  • Reply by KenjiK on August 28, 2008

    I think you are a bit confused as to what the SecureROM DRM actually is.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Spore Creature Creator
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel