Before we install, we need to be sure your system can really handle this kind of graphics. You should have a decent graphics card, and you should have the drivers installed. If not, check out this post.
The first step to installing Spore on linux is to download Wine. Obviously Spore is not a windows program so you’re going to have to emulate windows which is what wine does. If you’re on Ubuntu just go to the terminal and type in the following commands in this order:
sudo apt-get install wine alsa-oss
On other operating systems you can do likewise using your various package managers.
Then, after Wine is done installing, then you can pop your Spore CD into your CD drive and then it should install (if you’ve already installed spore on the same computer but in windows and you’re in a dual boot, at this point you can just browse to the folder where you already installed it in windows and run SporeApp.exe since wine is installed with all the other required packages).
After installing, get the no-cd crack from gamecopyworld here, install that into the program folder, and you’re all set!