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Whats up guys,

So i have had steam for a long time, but have literally never seen a use for it, ive never used it for anything. A long time ago my friend said i should get it, so i did but never needed it for anything. Recently ive gotten into a nostalgic kick and am wanting to play some of my old school games like Battlefield 1942, but my delima is that i dont have a optical drive, so i cant install my old games that i have the CDs for.

My question is;

Can i type in the CD key that is on the game case into steam, and have that game be in my steam for me to install from steam?


thanks!
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Whats up guys,

So i have had steam for a long time, but have literally never seen a use for it, ive never used it for anything. A long time ago my friend said i should get it, so i did but never needed it for anything. Recently ive gotten into a nostalgic kick and am wanting to play some of my old school games like Battlefield 1942, but my delima is that i dont have a optical drive, so i cant install my old games that i have the CDs for.

My question is;

Can i type in the CD key that is on the game case into steam, and have that game be in my steam for me to install from steam?


thanks!
has the cd key been redeemed previously? I would actually contact steam support for this one personally.
    
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Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post

Whats up guys,

So i have had steam for a long time, but have literally never seen a use for it, ive never used it for anything. A long time ago my friend said i should get it, so i did but never needed it for anything. Recently ive gotten into a nostalgic kick and am wanting to play some of my old school games like Battlefield 1942, but my delima is that i dont have a optical drive, so i cant install my old games that i have the CDs for.

My question is;

Can i type in the CD key that is on the game case into steam, and have that game be in my steam for me to install from steam?


thanks!
These are the only games you can activate on steam with retail cd keys https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7480-WUSF-3601
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I would try to redeem Battlefield 1942 on Origin.
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These are the only games you can activate on steam with retail cd keys https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7480-WUSF-3601

thanks for that list! +rep

unfortunatly, none of the games i have are on that list frown.gif
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