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Cheat mode

Press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + C to display the console window. Then, enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function. Press [Esc] or click the red "X" to close the console window. Note: Enabling codes will block achievements from being earned on that particular planet.

Effect Code
+150 DNA points addDNA
Add extra parts celleditor
List console commands help or des
Explains action and usage of a command help <command>
Extended help for commands help -full
Save spinning GIF image of your planet to "AnimatedAvatars" directory capturePlanetGIF
Save anti-aliased GIF image of your planet to "AnimatedAvatars" directory antiAliasGIF
Toggle Free Camera mode freeCam
Removes all hints Killallhints
+1 million money in Civilization;
or +2,000 money in Space
moreMoney
Replenish depleted health and other motives refillMotives
Set consequence trait setConsequenceTrait <trait name>
Set time of day at the Avatar's position;
can be used as a speed multiplier
SetTime <1-24>, <0-59>
Unlock all superweapons for your Civilization type unlockSuperWeapons
Toggle display of user interface in screenshots toggleCaptureUI
Toggle drawing pause frame pauseUIVisible
Set rate that pirates will steal spice from your systems universeSimulatorPirateRaidPlunderFrequency <number>
Set rate that pirates will raid allies in your systems universeSimulatorPirateRaidAllyFrequency <number>
Set rate that pirates will raid your systems universeSimulatorPirateRaidFrequency <number>
Toggle monochrome visual style1 styleFilter -filmNoir
Toggle oil painting visual style1 styleFilter -oilpaint
Microscope visual style styleFilter -microscope
No rainbows visual style styleFilter -norainbows
Next generation visual style styleFilter -nextgen
Reset visual style to normal styleFilter -none
Unlock and recharge all Space mode creation tools spaceCreate
Toggles editor complexity limits
creations that break limits will not be pollinated
freedom <on or off>
Start a new game and choose any creature from the Sporepedia2 evoadvantage
Blocky creature form2 blocksmode
List options option
Display and modify properties prop
Clear console window clear
Level cheats levels
Unlock all phases; blocks some achievements from being unlocked levels -unlock
Rename indicated star in Space Stage3 rename star <name>
Rename indicated planet in Space Stage3 rename planet <name>
List previous commands history
Video cheat movie
Displays value of given app property <propName>:<string>
Sets given app property <propName>:<string> <0 or 1>
Operates on given property list rather than AppProperties -list <name:<string>
Removes given app or list property -remove
Exit to Windows quit

1. The user interface will still display in color. This does not work in Cell Stage.
2. Requires the v1.01 patch or later.
3. Go to a solar system that is not associated with your player or another saved game. You can everything in your own system except for your home world.
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Consequence trait names

Use one of the following entries with the setConsequenceTrait code.

cell carnivore
cell_herbivore
cell_omnivore
creature_aggressive
creature_social
creature_mixed
tribe_aggressive
tribe_social
tribe_mixed
civ_military
civ_economic
civ_religious
space_bard
space_ecologist
space_zealot
space_diplomat
space_scientist
space_trader
space_shaman
space_warrior
space_wanderer
space_knight

Editors

Add one of the following commands line parameter to end of the "Target" field in the "Shortcut" properties that are used to launch the game to start the corresponding editor.

Effect Command line parameter
Plant Editor -state:FloraEditor
Cell Editor -state:CellEditor
Vehicle Editor -state:VehicleEditor
Creature Editor -state:CreatureEditor

Demo mode

Add the -demo command line parameter to end of the "Target" field in the "Shortcut" properties that are used to launch the game.

View developers

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Press [Left] or [Right] at the Galaxy menu to spin the galaxy. After a few seconds pictures of the game's developer will spin out of the galaxy.

Unlockables

Steam achievements

Complete the following tasks to unlock the corresponding achievement. To view your achievements and stats in Steam, select "Community", then "My profile", then "View all my games", then the game and view stats.
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Architect: Create and share 50 buildings.
Automotive Engineer: Make and publish 50 vehicles.
Biologist: Create and publish 100 different creatures.
Can't Win For Losing: Die at least once in every stage of Spore.
Creator: Spend more than 50 hours in the Creators.
De'ja` Vu: Stumble across one of your own creations when exploring the universe.
Front Page News: Have one of your creations or Sporecasts featured on the Spore website.
Galactic God: Evolve a creature from cell to intergalactic space traveler in one continuous game.
Pathological Cheater: Use a cheat more than 50 times.
Photographer: Send a photo or video to a friend from the Test Drive mode.
Rising Star: Have 5 different Sporecasts subscribed to by at least 10 different people.
Social Engineer: Make 5 Sporecasts of 50 assets or more.
Spore Addict: Spend 100 hours in your Spore galaxy.
Spore Fan: Spend 50 hours in your Spore galaxy.
Universe in a Box: Play every game level and use every creator at least once.
Aluminum Cell: Finish the Cell stage on Hard difficulty.
Cell Addict: Finish the Cell stage 25 times.
Completist: Unlock all the parts in Cell stage.
Creature Stage Unlocked: Play enough of the Cell stage to unlock the Creature stage.
Landfall: Finish the Cell stage and clamber onto the planet's surface!
Pacifist: Finish the Cell stage without killing another creature.
Speedfreak: Finish the Cell stage in under 8 minutes.
Adamantium Civilization: Finish the Civilization stage on Hard difficulty.
Conclusion: Finish the Civilization stage by launching ICBMS and destroying all other cities.
Economist: Finish the Civilization stage with more than 8 economic cities.
Fear of Flying: Complete the Civilization stage without buying any air vehicles.
Ghetto Blaster: Make 10 Anthems in the Civilization stage.
Military Strongman: Finish the Civilization stage with more than 8 military cities.
Missionary: Finish the Civilization stage with more than 8 religious cities.
Relentless: Complete the Civilization stage 10 times.
Rolling Thunder: Complete the Civilization stage in less than an hour.
Space Stage Unlocked: Play enough of the Civilization stage to unlock the Space stage.
Spice Hoarder: Control every spice node on the planet simultaneously in the Space stage.
Starman: Conquer all the other cities in the Civilization stage and launch your first space vessel in the Space stage.
Bestial: Complete the Creature stage 10 times.
Cerberus: Evolve a creature with three heads in the Creature stage.
Devourer: Eat 50 different species across any number of games in the Creature stage.
Epic Killer: Kill an Epic Creature in the Creature stage.
Everyone's BFF: Finish the Creature stage by befriending at least 20 other species in the Creature stage.
Evolver: Finish Creature stage.
Flight of the Bumblebee: Fly for over 200 meters without touching the ground in the Creature stage.
Foe: Extinct at least 20 other species in Creature stage.
General Custer: Lead 30 posse members to their death in the Creature stage.
Iron Creature: Finish the Creature stage on Hard difficulty.
Max Power: Build a creature with max stats in at least four abilities while playing the Creature stage.
Slugger: Finish Creature Stage without using legs.
Socialite: Meet 200 creatures made by other players in the Creature stage.
Speed Demon: Complete the Creature stage in less than an hour.
Survivor: Complete the Creature stage without dying.
Tribe Stage Unlocked: Play enough of the Creature stage to unlock the Tribe stage.
Village Folks: Have three posse members from different species in the Creature stage.
42: Find the Center of the Galaxy in the Space stage.
Alter Ego: Played Space as all 10 archetypes.
Alter Ego's Alter Ego: Achieve Master Badge Level 10 as all archetypes in the Space stage.
Bard Hero: Achieved Master Badge Level 10 as Bard in the Space stage.
Bard Passion: Play as Bard in the Space stage.
Bio Engineer: Edit 25 creatures with the Creature Tweaker in the Space stage.
Careless Parent: Lose 5 planets in the Space stage.
Civil Engineer: Promote 20 alien tribes to civilizations in the Space stage.
Conquistador: Capture 15 star systems in the Space stage.
Diplomat Hero: Achieved Master Badge Level 10 as Diplomat in the Space stage.
Diplomat Passion: Play as Diplomat in the Space stage.
Ecologist Hero: Achieved Master Badge Level 10 as Ecologist in the Space stage.
Ecologist Passion: Play as Ecologist in the Space stage.
Empire Builder: Maximize colonies on 10 planets in the Space stage.
Gunner: Destroy at least 500 other spaceships in the Space stage.
Identity Crisis: Forge an alliance between two space faring races of your own creation in the Space stage.
Knight Hero: Achieved Master Badge Level 10 as Knight in the Space stage.
Knight Passion: Play as Knight in the Space stage.
Manifest Destiny: Find Earth in the Space stage.
Maxis Scout: Earn 100 badges in the Space stage.
Oh the Humanity!: Gained for destroying Earth using a Planet Buster in the Space Stage.
Palm Greaser: Pay 50 bribes in the Space stage.
Quest Master: Complete 150 missions in the Space stage.
Quietus Star: Destroy 20 planets in the Space stage.
Scientist Hero: Achieved Master Badge Level 10 as Scientist in the Space stage.
Scientist Passion: Play as Scientist in the Space stage.
Shaman Hero: Achieved Master Badge Level 10 as Shaman in the Space stage.
Shaman Passion: Play as Shaman in the Space stage.
Split Personality: Complete a "Change Archetype" mission in the Space stage.
Super Pilot: Spend at least 40 hours piloting your spaceship in the Space stage.
Thief: Steal 50 crates of spice in the Space stage.
Trader Hero: Achieved Master Badge Level 10 as Trader in the Space stage.
Trader Passion: Play as Trader in the Space stage.
Wanderer Hero: Achieved Master Badge Level 10 as Wanderer in the Space stage.
Wanderer Passion: Play as Wanderer in the Space stage.
Warrior Hero: Achieved Master Badge Level 10 as Warrior in the Space stage.
Warrior Passion: Play as Warrior in the Space stage.
Zealot Hero: Achieved Master Badge Level 10 as Zealot in the Space stage.
Zealot Passion: Play as Zealot in the Space stage.
Zoo Keeper: Make 15 zoo planets in the Space stage.
Civilization Stage Unlocked: Play enough of the Tribe stage to unlock the Civilization stage.
Domestic Bliss: Domesticate and farm three different species in the Tribal stage.
Ergonomically Terrific: Complete the Tribal stage in less than an hour in the Tribal stage.
Founder: Complete the Tribal stage and build a city in the Tribal stage.
Medic: Heal one of your tribe members back to full health 5x in a single game during the Tribal Stage.
Steel Tribe: Finish the Tribal stage on Hard difficulty .
Tribal: Complete the Tribal stage 10 times.
Tribal Socialite: Convert all 5 other tribes to your belief system in the Tribal stage.
Vicious: Kill all members of all 5 other tribes and raze their villages in the Tribal stage.
Watchful Parent: Complete the Tribal stage without the death of a single tribe member in the Tribal stage.

Hints

Cell stage: Growing

When you emerge from the meteor, eat meat or plants to complete the "Eat" mission. You should grow in size. Keep eating until a cell eats another and reveals a gold shield. Swim into it and keep eating. Mate to equip the part in the gold shield. After you grow, find a "Booster" (red and have more than two eyes) and defeat it. This will unlock another gold shield. Swim into it and keep eating. After you grow again, find a cell that is leaving a pink trail. Defeat it and stay out of the trail. This will unlock another gold shield. Swim into it. Keep eating until you grow. Find a pink cell named "Pinky" or "Punky" and defeat it. This will unlock another gold shield. Swim into it. After you grow two times, find a "Buzzy" (orange). This will unlock another gold shield. Swim into it. Keep eating until you finish the Cell stage.

Cell stage: Becoming an omnivore

Use the following trick to become an omnivore, even if your cell stage development chart makes you a carnivore or herbivore. Explore in cell stage until you find a cell with an omnivore mouth, which looks like a tube, and acquire it. Once you have it, evolve into creature stage normally, but do not delete the mouth. Shrink it and hide it behind another part. Then, even if the mouths you are allowed to select from are not omnivore mouths, you still have the omnivore mouth from the cell stage. This is useful in a variety of ways. For example, if you are a carnivore all the way through cell stage but you want to make friends in creature stage you normally cannot. You have to eat at least some creatures to survive.

Creature stage: Easy impressing

During the Creature stage (fresh out of the tidal pool), you can get additional parts for your creature by impressing the alpha versions of the fellow inhabitants of your world. When you first approach them, sometimes others of their species will join in the game. The more of them there are, the more difficulty it can become. Push the alpha away from the nest and try to solo it out so that you only have to deal with him dancing, singing, etc. against your crew of followers.

Creature stage: Easy Epic kills

This trick requires all the strongest weapons you have unlocked thus far. Once you put these on your creature, find an Epic. It usually helps to migrate as well, in case the Epic is close to another one of your nests. Once you find one, click it, then click "Spit" in the attack bar. You will automatically walk closer to it. Note: You will need wings or sprint. Once you suddenly spit at it, fly a small distance towards your nest. Turn around to make sure it is following you. Repeat the process to lure it to your nest. Then, immediately walk onto your nest and attack it. The Epic is so big that in order to get close enough to you it has to walk onto your nest. It cannot attack you on your nest, but because of its size, you can attack it. Your nest mates will help you to kill it. Note: This may take some time. Although the Epic will constantly roar at you, it cannot get you. This is an easy way to kill Epics and unlock the "Epic killer in creature stage" award.

Creature stage: Wings

If you unlock wings, put them on your creature. If you get low on health during a battle, just fly away to your nest to heal.
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Creature stage: Herbivore eats meat without vomiting

When playing a herbivore, have the creature pick up meat. Then, click somewhere else. Make sure the creature is walking when it eats the meat. It will eat it, but will not get sick.

Creature stage: Shoreline nest

  • Sometimes your nest may be on the shoreline in the sea. This is a problem, because on land you cannot do a lot of things. Because of this, you will die quickly.
  • When you go to Creature stage, your nest may be in the water but you will not be able to go onto land because you will get eaten. It will take a long time. Try each planet.

Tribal stage: Start with domesticated animals

Have members of other tribes in your pack before completing the Creature stage. Advance to the Tribal stage and they will be transformed into domesticated animals in your tribe's pen.

Tribal stage: Village protectors and free food

Make sure to befriend, then recruit, as many rouges as possible in the Creature stage. They not only help you in Creature stage, but if they are still alive when you enter Tribal stage, you will see them in a pen behind the main hut. If you hover the pointer over them, notice they kept their "Rouge" stats, with over 200 HP and high powered attacks. They will defend any villagers being attacked by wild animals, and will fight off enemy attacks on your village. Most rouges have as much attack power as your chieftain, but twice as much HP. They can really tip the scales in your favor in a big battle. They also regenerate on their own between battles, which when combined with their high HP makes them nearly immortal. They will continuously lay eggs in the box next to their pen, which you can harvest. The more and the bigger the animals in your pen, the more eggs they produce. Three rouges can keep a single villager harvesting indefinitely, giving you both an animal deterrent while your other villagers are away and a continuous source of food, giving you a decisive edge in the Tribal stage.

Tribal stage: Protecting your food

Use the following trick to prevent wild Spores from stealing while you are a long distance away. Leave one of your tribesman at your nest to defend the odd Spore that will attempt to get your hard earned food.

Tribal stage: Defeating other tribes

Equip all your warriors with stone axes, otherwise use spears. Attack the tribe and kill everyone. Leave two members there while the rest go back for torches. Kill any babies that appear with the two that remain behind. When the others return, destroy the main tent.

Space stage: Conquering planets

Note: This trick will start a war. Enable the setConsequenceTrait space_zealot code. A new tool called "Fanatical Frenzy" will appear in your "Socialization" tools. If you already had it, it will be instantly recharged. Use it on a planet and it will automatically become yours. This also works on home worlds. However, unless you have over 35 points in your relationship with another empire or are far away from the other empire, they will most likely go to war with you. To determine your relationship (and the positive and negative factors affecting it), move the pointer over the image of the planet owner when over or on a plane. Continually use this trick against enemy home worlds while using your normal weapons on the rest of their planets until there are no other empires that are at war against you. You should now be in control over a large portion of the galaxy under your control.

Space stage: The Grox

  • If you are allied with The Grox, all the empires will hate you. If the Grox say something rude, use Fanatical Frenzy on one of their planets. You will get a planet or star system and the Grox will not get mad. This also means that they will not have -100 because you captured one of their systems.
  • Grox can only live on T0 planets. Make it a T1 planet and you are done. This is a fast and cheap way to go Grox hunting.

Space stage: Staff Of Life

Get the Interstellar Drive 5 and go to the center of the galaxy. If you make it past the Grox, go inside the core. Watch the cinematic and you will unlock the Staff Of Life. It allows you to make any planet T3 and it will already be filled out. Note: The staff has limited charges.

Part rotation in any creator

In the creators, click on a part to select it. Then, hold [Tab] and you can rotate it in any way. Note: This does not work on some parts.

Saving DNA

Use the following trick when you see shells, twigs, and rocks lying around. Instead of spending money on spit and charge, it is possible to pick them up and throw them at enemies, stunning them. If you stun an alpha creature, you can easily tear down the lower health creatures, turn the tide, and get easier DNA.

Easy "Epic Killer" achievement

The only sure way to this is to lure an Epic into another Epic. Note: Save your game before you get the battle with the Epics. An Epic creature is much bigger than the usual species. It can one-shot almost anything even though its attack range of 3-7 is not very powerful to you. Epic creatures have 1,000 health. First, get a Spit weapon with at least 4+ Spit. Spit will lure the Epic towards you but do not die. Next, have two or three Pack members (Rogue recommended). Rogues are more powerful than a normal creature, but weaker than an Epic. Rogues have 250 health and do massive damage. Spit at an Epic creature and make it follow you. Stay at a distance and lure it to another. Find the two you want to battle. Once they start, find the one that will probably win. Start attacking the one that is about to win. This will increase your chances of getting the achievement. Once the Epic battle is over, the Epic that won and the one you attacked should be about down to 200 health or less. If not, quit to the main menu and restart. Constantly Spit until it is down to less than 10 health. Charge it, then Strike or Bite and you will win and get the "Epic Killer" achievement.

Easy "Manifest Destiny" achievement

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