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    Invalid CD-Key

    Something really needs to be done about this invalid cd-key problem. I haven't been able to play since the game first came out, it keeps telling me invalid key. I have tried every suggestion on this and other boards and am quite surprised that nothing has been done yet. It doesn't even appear on the tracked issues thread. If anyone has any new suggestions I would be very happy to try them.

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    #2
    I have one.
    PM WarTourist your key and he will look into it,to see if it`s a valid one.

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      #3
      TAF, it has nothing to do with the key being valid or not.

      I have bought 2 copies of the game, and I get the same ''Error - Invalid Key'' message with both.

      Another guy from England said he also tried 2 copies, still got the error.

      So, it's some sort of a confliction with the software already on our computers.

      I tried installing it on my other computer & guess what I couldn't even get the thing to start, It said ''UT3.exe encountered an error and has to close''!!

      The game is F*****!!!

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        #4
        TAF, please don't misunderstand me. My problem isn't that I cannot play online. My problem is that I cannot START the game at all. In order to start the game up for the first time, before the menu pops up, you have to put in your key. This check fails every time. So I have still yet to see the main menu.

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          #5
          This is the 'Troubleshooting' forum right, where people help you solve problems? Or am I mistaken? <insert sarcasm>

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            #6
            This might not be the biggest help, but I read a post somewhere on this board from a guy who reported the following:
            He had this problem with the CD-Key as well, until he noticed that SOME SERVICE from Windows was required, which he had disabled. AFAIK he reinstalled the OS and this solved his problem.
            DonĀ“t get me wrong here, I do NOT suggest to reinstall your Windows. But you could check your running services if there is something disabled, which is not disabled by default.

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              #7
              Originally posted by goknights View Post
              TAF, please don't misunderstand me. My problem isn't that I cannot play online. My problem is that I cannot START the game at all. In order to start the game up for the first time, before the menu pops up, you have to put in your key. This check fails every time. So I have still yet to see the main menu.
              Your thread title is misleading
              hmm sounds like you need to forward your ports then.

              Why epic used a third party company i don`t know it was miles better the old way.

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                #8
                The only service I disabled in Windows Vista is Windows indexing.

                Originally posted by T@F View Post
                hmm sounds like you need to forward your ports then.

                Why epic used a third party company i don`t know it was miles better the old way.
                Care to explain the process of 'fowarding ports' a little more?

                And is the third party Gamespy?


                I payed for this game and it still doesnt work ffs >.<

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                  #9
                  If you use a router forward your port 7777 udp/tcp.and maybe 6500 for gamespy.
                  Yes why they need gamespy to log on i dont know

                  [edit]or use dmz,they should be explained in your router manual.

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                    #10
                    But Gamespy would have nothing to do with using the serial key to unlock the game would it?

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                      #11
                      Not sure i would not think it would,but some ppl said it worked for them.
                      I would pm WarTourist you might be unlucky and a batch of dud cd-keys got out.

                      Just done a search for you.
                      http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/sho...t=cdkey&page=3
                      hopefully you can get to the bottom of it as your missing a great game.

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                        #12
                        I ordered one copy online, and bought another from my local games shop. Niether of them worked. So it's highly unlikely that I have bought 2 copies from the same dud batch.

                        A fellow called Rickford also purchased 2 copies & he had the same problem.


                        Originally posted by T@F View Post
                        hopefully you can get to the bottom of it as your missing a great game.
                        Gee man thanks for rubbing it in

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                          #13
                          Sorry dude i did not mean to rub it in.
                          Lets hope epic responds asap in your other thread.

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                            #14
                            Nah no worries.

                            It's just $90 down the drain if it can't be fixed

                            This is like not having the keys to a brand new Ferrari. But in that case you could get someone to make new keys.

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                              #15
                              does anyone have a fix for the invalid cd key problem?

                              epic? does anybody care about customers?

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