Welcome to Tactical Gamer

User Tag List

Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1

    Nightfire's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    United States
    Age
    30
    Posts
    786
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    hl2 cd key removable or not?

    i would like to know if it's possible to undo a half life 2 cd key from like your registry or whatever and change to another one (assuming you have two)

    anybody who knows how to do this please share your "skillz"...thanks

  2.  
  3. #2

    =Sarc='s Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    3,082
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    It's linked to your Steam account. I don't think they'll allow you to switch it to another account.
    JO Guides & Tutorials
    Team Element - It's who you game with.

  4.  
  5. #3

    Nightfire's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    United States
    Age
    30
    Posts
    786
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    in another words.............i'm done for

  6.  

  7. #4

    Scooper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Age
    47
    Posts
    357
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    The HL2 key, from what I've read, is a hash that is not stored locally.
    It's bound to your account and stored in encrypted form on their server(s).

    Are you wanting to associate the key with another account? If so it aint happenin.
    If you're talking about a second key, you can create an additional account.

    Whadja do, get banned? Just curious...

  8.  
  9. #5

    Nightfire's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    United States
    Age
    30
    Posts
    786
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    i have 2 cd keys and the one i'm using right now i accidentally returned it to the store(as soon as i left the store i'm like: OHH SHOOT! i'm using that cd key) if someone gets that retail box and uses that cd key, it won't work, if that guy reports to steam, i could get banned or something bad might happen.

  10.  
  11. #6

    HairyNevus's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    860
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightfire
    i have 2 cd keys and the one i'm using right now i accidentally returned it to the store(as soon as i left the store i'm like: OHH SHOOT! i'm using that cd key) if someone gets that retail box and uses that cd key, it won't work, if that guy reports to steam, i could get banned or something bad might happen.
    Wow. That's bad. However, I think you can go to "Borwse Games" and click on "Register a product I already own..." and register the CD key you have. Or, just get a new e-mail address and tie it to a new account.

    I wonder what'll happen to the HL2 copy you returned and registered.... Did Steam think of that? Maybe when that guy finds it and they pinpoint you you'll just be asked to hand over the account and no one gets hurt or something.

  12.  

  13. #7

    =Sarc='s Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    3,082
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    It'll be stupid of the store to resell it or even take the game back since they can't really resell the game. The store can't know if the CD key has been registered or not. In any case, you should be ok because the other person won't be able to register the key. I expect the other buyer would find that the key has been registered and will probably have to exchange the game. Hopefully, you don't have any other games linked to that Steam account. You never know what might happen.
    JO Guides & Tutorials
    Team Element - It's who you game with.

  14.  
  15. #8

    Nightfire's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    United States
    Age
    30
    Posts
    786
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    right now, only half life 2 and cs source...until the ns team get ns over hl2, i'll be stuck with hl2 single player and cs source...how's that?

    what would you guys suggest? i mean, i can "use" another email address but i kinda like my hotmail one since i've been using it for a very long time.
    Last edited by Nightfire; 01-06-2005 at 09:52 PM.

  16.  
  17. #9

    RandomGuy's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    K-W, Ont.
    Age
    35
    Posts
    892
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    A store actually let you return HL2? They must be really out to lunch.

  18.  

  19. #10

    Nightfire's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    United States
    Age
    30
    Posts
    786
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    well, they said that it "looks" unopened (which you are right because it was opened but i took off the seal stickers cuz i thought i was gonna keep it) so they took it and of all places, it was best buy.......so.......................what's your guy's suggestion?

  20.  
  21. #11

    =Sarc='s Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    3,082
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    If you don't have any other games on the Steam account, don't add any games to it just in case.
    JO Guides & Tutorials
    Team Element - It's who you game with.

  22.  
  23. #12

    Nightfire's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    United States
    Age
    30
    Posts
    786
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    how many cd keys can ONE account have?

    because i'm going for hairynevus's idea that i should just go to "Register a product I already own..." and type in a new cd-key or at least the one i want.

  24.  

  25. #13

    =Sarc='s Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    3,082
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    I would use another account just in case something bad happens and your current account gets banned.
    JO Guides & Tutorials
    Team Element - It's who you game with.

  26.  
  27. #14

    Zek's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Age
    29
    Posts
    609
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    First you should try e-mailing customer support, explaining the situation to them and seeing if they can change it for you. If that doesn't work, I guess you'll have to start a new account with that cd key.

  28.  
  29. #15

    =DdogG='s Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Ennis, TX
    Age
    39
    Posts
    2,082
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: hl2 cd key removable or not?

    the best advice in this case is honesty. if you fess up before there is a problem reported, they are more likely to work with you. I am sure that Valve can make that Product ID valid again for registration, If you tell them that you made and honest mistake, give them a valid ID, and tell them your old one, they should be able to make the correction without further recourse. they aren't tyrrants.
    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -Albert Einstein
    The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity. -Harlan Ellison

    If all else fails: "rm -rf /"

  30.  

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Back to top