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post #1 of 29
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hi all.....

i just bought HL2 orange box went to install ...steam came first
so once that updated i was prompted to put my cd key in
it then hit me with ''error this cd key is already in use'' ...HOW!!!!! its brand new

it then lead me to valve customer support .....where i now have to contact them & wait god knows how long for a reply.

i wanna play !!!
my GF has taken the kids out for the day so i get to have it as loud as i want
(4'ft stage speakers & a 500w amp) .....there must be a way to play it without going through steam

please help....

the tribe will be home in a few hours .....
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post #2 of 29
sadly, i don't think you can play without steam. All of valves games require you to connect to steam first before playing.
Edited by tkl.hui - 5/25/08 at 11:29am
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post #3 of 29
If you bought from a store go return it and tell them what happened. They should acknowledge the return and give you a new copy.
    
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post #4 of 29
if you have a bad cdkey you need to contact the people you bought it from.
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post #5 of 29
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yep still have the receipt getting it replaced or refunded wont be a problem
but i wanted to play it NOW

oh well of to my local torrent spot...

thx all
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post #6 of 29
They can't refund you for the amount that you purchased it...but, they can exchange it for the same exact copy.
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post #7 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
They can't refund you for the amount that you purchased it...but, they can exchange it for the same exact copy.
WHAT !!!!!!!!

i assure u my local supermarket will give me back every penny....
the games dont even come sealed in wrapping ..

the discs are put in the box after u buy so in theory its in the exact same state
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post #8 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
WHAT !!!!!!!!

i assure u my local supermarket will give me back every penny....
the games dont even come sealed in wrapping ..

the discs are put in the box after u buy so in theory its in the exact same state
That's why your key was stolen...
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Oh, I see that you're not in the U.S. Nevermind...
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post #10 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by not2bad View Post
That's why your key was stolen...
lol right. The guy behind the counter is probably making some side money selling keys...
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