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bought crysis on steam, cant validate cd key?

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bought crysis, finished downloading..when it asked me for my cd key i copied and pasted the key steam gave me. i also typed it carefully for redundancy,

but no go. it says it is an invalid key. whats going on?
 
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Probably an issue with Steam.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22265801#post22265801

Maybe they sold more copies than they have keys for again?
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Keep trying, contact Steam if it isn't resolved. After a reformat I had to have Steam email me a code to login like four times before one of them actually worked.

Talk about reliability ._.
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Originally Posted by E-Peen;13418514 
Keep trying, contact Steam if it isn't resolved. After a reformat I had to have Steam email me a code to login like four times before one of them actually worked.

Talk about reliability ._.

cant do it now. leaving for work in 5 minutes, hope they have it resolved by 8pm tonight (when i return tongue.gif )
 
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im having the same issue, and so are a bunch of other people. Its on the steam forums. Some people are reporting contacting EA and they gave them a key that actually works. When I contacted them, they told me its a steam issue and to wait 24 hours until they resolve it...really really annoying
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Yes it's normal.

VALVe have been selling inactivated EA keys, and EA needs to active them. Wait 24-48 hours.

If you are willing to you can get in touch with EA and they can send you a new key, but it's worth waiting it out for 2-3 days, considering it's a 3 dollar game..
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Originally Posted by Xealot;13418488 
Maybe they sold more copies than they have keys for again?

The last time I ran into that, it was with EA, and they just didn't give you any key. I forget which game it was for... maybe BFBC2 VietNam or something.
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