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A note about the auth keys...

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:24 pm
by Gr8gam3r
I don't know if this has been mentioned before but I'm going to post it anyway and I'm sorry for not searching but this is a one off post and I want to start playing the game as soon as.
Some things I've found out about the key:
1.) You can type a key longer than the number of spaces and if theres a space afterwards it doesn't seem to work.
2.) I pressed Caps Lock on my keyboard and it registered it as a "letter" (grey box) in the space for the key. I don't know if pressing Return etc has the same effect or not.
3.) If you are having key troubles I'd try re-starting the game and in my case the first letter of the key magically appeared.

So it looks like the key isn't being trimmed properly or the key is case sensitive, and the input from the keyboard is a bit sloppy.
Hope it helps somebody out there...

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:07 am
by psyclog
Another input from me: My key failed to validate until I patched the game.


Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:01 pm
by microchip08
I don't suppose there's a way to transfer my retail box Defcon key to Steam? I recently bought the Orange Box and have instantly fallen in love with the idea that, if I lose my CD and key, all I have to do is log into my Steam account and hit download. It's nice to have all my games in the same place too.

If I can also get it with Darwinia and Uplink, that would be even better.

Thanks in advance,


Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:23 pm
by bert_the_turtle
No, I think that only works for very few games. You should be able to let the IV store re-mail you your key should it get lost, however.

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:13 pm
by tllotpfkamvpe
You can download the demo from steam and input your retail key.

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:03 pm
by bert_the_turtle
Yeah, and you can probably add the game to steam as a non-steam game. None of that gives protection against key loss, though.

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:36 am
by microchip08