If you're still exploring the galaxy and seeding obscure planets with your peculiar race of tripedal penguins, you'll be pleased to note the arrival of Spore Patch 3, which not only strangles several known bugs but gives you a hand in creature creation. Well, 24 hands in fact, or 24 exoskeleton appendages to be more precise. We encourage you to welcome these latest members of the "Free DLC" club and promptly slap them onto your latest creations.

In order to download the patch (corrections are listed after the break), simply hop online with Spore or launch the EA Download Manager -- you'll be placed in arm's way automatically. Though the game is still locked up tight in DRM prison, it's nice to see it enjoying some free limb.

[Via Big Download]

Patch Fixes:
  • Fix for esc key not bringing up Options in Galaxy Game Entry
  • Fix for creator backgrounds appearing on small sporepedia cards
  • Update to help keep achievements on the server in sync with achievements in the game
Compatible with both PC and Mac versions.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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