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Old 04-22-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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Failed To Contact Key Server

What do I do? I can't play GTA4 and I just installed it. I have 64 bit ultimate win7, on an intel mac. 2.8GHz core 2 duo and 9600mGT 256 vRAM and 4g RAM.

I don't think I have a CD key or something. Please help.


EDIT:

I just uninstalled GTA IV and I plan to have Episodes from Liberty City fully installed by tomorrow. This includes the GTA4 campaign, so I hope that by the time I can attempt to launch THIS game, I'll have a CD Key proper and waiting for me?

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Old 04-22-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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Just purchased the GTA pack and I'm also getting this error. £20 and a 5 hour download and now I can't play it?!?!

Not happy.

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Old 04-22-2011, 07:59 PM   #3
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What do I do? I can't play GTA4 and I just installed it. I have 64 bit ultimate win7, on an intel mac. 2.8GHz core 2 duo and 9600mGT 256 vRAM and 4g RAM.

I don't think I have a CD key or something. Please help.


EDIT:

I just uninstalled GTA IV and I plan to have Episodes from Liberty City fully installed by tomorrow. This includes the GTA4 campaign, so I hope that by the time I can attempt to launch THIS game, I'll have a CD Key proper and waiting for me?
CD key's can be found in the Steam library. When you click on your game if you're running Steam in Detail mode (top right of the Steam window) then once you click on your game there should be a column of options on the right hand side. One tab should be CD Key.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:47 PM   #4
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I'm having this issue as well.

@crazzyazzy
I tried what you suggested, but I'm getting the same error.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:55 AM   #5
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I have the same problem here!
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:56 AM   #6
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same

did they run out of keys? i bought it while on sale and downbloaded it last night - now i cant play - FROWNING FACE!

//edit: typo
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:43 AM   #7
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Try looking here, if you haven't:
http://www.imagebam.com/image/cf58e8129196519

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Old 04-23-2011, 03:17 AM   #8
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I'm still getting this error:

http://www.imagebam.com/image/da1709129201024
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:20 AM   #9
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Try looking here, if you haven't:
http://www.imagebam.com/image/cf58e8129196519
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1uw-mOKdbk
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:33 AM   #10
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I'm getting the exact same problem. Anyone know how to fix this?
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:51 AM   #11
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I think it's caused by Steam running out of keys.

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If the game is a recent release, or was purchased during a sale

While we do our best to anticipate demand from our users, occasionally we may run out of keys to provide for your purchase. When we are out of keys, this error will appear. You will be issued a key as soon as we have been given more by the game's publisher.
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Surely there should have been a warning that they had no keys left before paying for it?

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Old 04-23-2011, 05:32 AM   #12
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Same exact problem.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:03 AM   #13
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It seems that with the sale, all the keys got taken fast. So apparently steam needs to get their butts in gear and get some fresh keys ASAP.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:04 AM   #14
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Same exact problem.
Me too. And thats not the first time steam is doing something like this. This just wrong. Like my friend saying:
"Good game but steam it up by problems"
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:23 AM   #15
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Would a high-street store sell something to you they don't have?

No, so why do Steam?
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