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Old 02-19-2012, 12:10 PM   #1
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Qustion about Cd-keys

Dear reader,

I had a little trouble with a cd key of mine. Which said it is in use. Could be network-ghosting from my router, or so, I noticed some companies won't give you a new cdkey if it's stolen or in use, but since I'm living in Europe I'm sure the EU has a kind of law about this, but can't find it anywhere. Someone can help me with this, 'cause if the cdkey is really in use or stolen or whatever, I will be a sad panda.

Someone who can help me with the information I seek?

Kind regards,

Rinus.

ps. If this topic doens't fit in this subforum please send me a PM.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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you sound confused.

did you tie the key to a steam account before?
or did you buy a retail game and you get the message the key is in use?

they can ghost all they want you can only tie a key to one steam account.

are you not getting a little ahead of yourself with your law thingy?
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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contact steam support.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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Steam ties the cd-key to a specific account when you register the cd-key. It is PERMANENTLY tied. If the cd-key in question is 'in use' then here are the scenarios

1) You used a keygen and got a used cdkey. Surprise! Also as a bonus you just got a keylogger and virus installed. Format your computer.

2) You traded for a cd-key. Perhaps you didn't see the part in the Steam Trading Policy where you should not trade for cd-keys. Now you know why.

3) You bought a cd-key off ebay, or a shady cd-key reseller. Ever wonder why they're so 'cheap'. Now you know why.
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:18 PM   #5
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Ty guys,

I've found the solution. It was about COD:MW. It was probably some network-issues. Google told me it's kind of router-ghosting.

Ty, anyways.
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:27 PM   #6
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No offense but I've never heard of 'network ghosting'. Ever. Other than say ghosting/cloning your computer. What do you even mean by this?
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:31 PM   #7
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I can't comment on your key issue, as you haven't given enough info to give an accurate suggestion (although Satoru's answer is appropriate).

However, I can tell you quite categorically there is NOTHING in law you're alluding to.

Once a key is given, IF you have problems (and I seriously doubt network "ghosting" has a single thing to do with it - the only references to ghosting or network ghosting are complete nonsense, or people trying to sound clever) you should contact the place you bought the game. Only they can help you.

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