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My friend just gave me his copy of CoD4... except there's one problem, he can't find the actual CD, only the instruction booklet with the CD-key is there. Is there some activation method I could use? I have tried using typing the key into steam but it doesn't work.
    
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Torrent the uncracked installation files. Shouldn't be too hard to find
     
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Torrent the uncracked installation files. Shouldn't be too hard to find
Not sure if I would be able to create an account to keep stats then. Does anyone know if this game is supposed to be activated on Steam?
    
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Not sure if I would be able to create an account to keep stats then. Does anyone know if this game is supposed to be activated on Steam?
You should be able to, as you've got a legitimate CD key, all you're downloading is the files that are on the install CD, and nothing else. And as far as I know if you've tried putting the key in and it didn't work, there aren't any other ways of activating the game on steam.
     
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You'll be able to make a character within cod4
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yea, get a torrent and dont crack anything, install it legit and then update!
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cod 4 retail keys don't work on steam you either have to buy the game or get a friend to burn you a copy because downloading torrents is a federal crime and they will catch you eventually.
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downloading torrents of is a federal crime and they will catch you eventually.
Downloading torrents of copyrighted material is a federal crime

Your only option is finding a COD4 iso. Install then use the cd-key. I don't think you'll be able to activate via Steam.

Good luck!
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You can also try putting the CD key into steam if you don't mind it being installed into steams folder, it's still playable while steams not running but means you'll get a free highspeed download rather than typical torrent speeds.
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as said, download the standard ISO and then use the cd key. job done.
     
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