I came across my old Spore account last week, and contacted EA about if it works on Origin. They asked for me verification and I gave it to them, they verified my Spore account was valid. The support person then simply added Spore onto my Origin account.
Later on, I then launched Spore from Origin and it asked me for my serial key. I looked at Game Info of Spore using Origin, and my key was listed there. But entering it gave me "invalid key" and live chat was unable to solve the issue.
Is Spore still officially supported by EA?
Does Origin officially support Spore?
I just received a response from email support:
I understand that you are not able to play Spore on your computer. As a gamer myself I understand how frustrating this can be. Unfortunately we cannot support the game with this type of error because the game is no longer being updated for current versions of Windows.
They offered a free game instead. But I'm simply looking to get Spore working.
Sigh. So my main question is now "How can I get my legit copy of Spore playable?"