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this feels like a stupid question, or at least I feel stupid for not knowing the answer but o well, I have a physical copy of crysis, for reasons to long and boring to go into I no longer have an optical drive. I was wondering if it is possible to DL Crysis on steam and use my existing serial number on it? Please, cure my temporary stupidity

Thanks
-TLP
Edited by TheLastPriest - 6/10/11 at 5:38am
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I'm 99.999995% sure its not possible as steam wont recognize the serial due to it not being bought from there.
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I'm 99.999995% sure its not possible as steam wont recognize the serial due to it not being bought from there.
So you are saying there is a .000005% chance, sweet
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post #4 of 11
It won't work, only games bought from steam will work.
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steam is going to want to sell you a copy with a key. there not gonna just let you download from there servers for free.
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no, you cant. very few retail games are registrable on steam
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLastPriest View Post
this feels like a stupid question, or at least I feel stupid for not knowing the answer but o well, I have a physical copy of crysis, for reasons to long and boring to go into I no longer have an optical drive. I was wondering if it is possible to DL Crysis on steam and use my existing serial number on it? Please, cure my temporary stupidity

Thanks
-TLP
Torrent the game and put your LEGAL key in the setup.

I do not endorse piracy, do not flame me.

Oh and no, it wont work in steam.
   
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post #8 of 11
Steam supported Retail keys list

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7480-wusf-3601

Short answer, nope :-/

Edit: Damn! Ninja'd! >.<
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Rian View Post
Torrent the game and put your LEGAL key in the setup.

I do not endorse piracy, do not flame me.

Oh and no, it wont work in steam.
There is nothing illegal to make an ISO of the software or games and give it to people what you need a cd key. It is only iilegal of you give them your cd key and you can use them on multi rig that you do own. This is not correct with OS. With OS it is 1 per rig. If you look at copyrights on software and game. You see nothing about given copies to anyone and you see the cd key software and games say it is illegal to given keys to anyone.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Rian View Post
Torrent the game and put your LEGAL key in the setup.

I do not endorse piracy, do not flame me.

Oh and no, it wont work in steam.
Why didnt I think of that, good idea, I do support Pir...anha's...yep support flesh eating fish, feel they are being held down by the government in Venezuela
Edited by TheLastPriest - 6/10/11 at 6:01am
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