Topic: General Gaming /
question like this you get much better answer at Sporum (Spore forum). This situation is complicated
depends on different package, 1 game code can be used max 3 times on 3 different computers/Mac, but if you changed hardwares/graphic card even you don’t install it twice, it will automatically counted that as 2 use. There is a deauthorization tool from the spore websites for us to use BEFORE uninstall Spore/changed hardware of our computer. (no Mac verison available yet…)
I have never used that, but I’ve heard if we use that before we uninstall Spore/change computer’s hardware e.g. graphic card, the code we have still able to use 3 times. I’ve heard some of us can indeed use our Spore code 5 times. Not sure if it is still true. The safe thing to do is ask on Sporum or read those sticky/FAQs
Here is a link to Spore forum for you to read about this issue.
(read all those 7 pages just to be sure)