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May 9th, 2009, 05:16 AM
quick question, If I use WINE to install spore. will it have ill effects on the install DVD at all?

May 9th, 2009, 06:16 AM
Literally the disk itself? None whatsover.

I haven't heard of anyone trying Spore under WINE though.

May 9th, 2009, 06:23 AM
I wouldn't think so at all.

May 9th, 2009, 07:32 AM
The latest Spore version is considered Platinum on Wine database (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=13839), which means it should work without problems.

Installing in Wine won't affect the install DVD. Nevertheless, Spore has a limited number of allowed installs. I don't know how this things work, but the DRM protection included in Spore should consider a Wine installation as a regular one. So use it wisely.

You can read more about Spore DRM controversy here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spore_(game)#SecuROM_controversy).