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Old 04-27-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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retail version activation on steam?

There's a way to activate a retail version of borderlands game of the year edition on steam?
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7480-WUSF-3601
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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I try to activate the code(that it was in the box) and steam said it is invalid.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:14 AM   #4
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I haven't seen the codes myself as I bought it through steam but I know in most cases that Zero(0) can be confused for O and 2 for Z. I'm not sure why it wouldn't work other than that though
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:25 PM   #5
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the cd-key is only working in the game installer.... and I thought that Borderlands was steam game...

I always register the cdkey with steam and then I throw away the box and dvd as they take away unnecessary space.

Now I need to keep the box and dvd forever, just like the old days.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:34 PM   #6
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the cd-key is only working in the game installer.... and I thought that Borderlands was steam game...

I always register the cdkey with steam and then I throw away the box and dvd as they take away unnecessary space.

Now I need to keep the box and dvd forever, just like the old days.
You'll need to contact Steam support if the retail key does not work. They will either correct the problem or explain why the key does not work. For example, if you bought a used retail copy of BL, the key may have already been registered, thus can not be used again. Steam forums are primarily peer-to-peer support, so be sure to contact Steam support because you will not get any official response from Steam or Gearbox in the forums.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:04 AM   #7
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I try to activate the code(that it was in the box) and steam said it is invalid.
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7480-WUSF-3601

Actually read this this time.

Does you key fit the correct format?

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Old 05-01-2012, 04:15 AM   #8
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..if you bought a used retail copy of BL, the key may have already been registered..
Duplicate code message will appear in that case, not invalid
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