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#### Chronos1

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##### EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« on: April 14, 2005, 09:18:40 pm »

Well, as most of you probably already know (and now I do too after scrubbing the internet and finding you guys) I just yesterday purchased a copy of SFC2:EAW and ran into the failed "authorization protocol" when I used my 16 digit CD-Key (hey, it must be for EAW, I mean its plastered right on the damn case, right?).  So I looked all over and finally found you and did some searching on your forums, very helpful by the way, and now I think I'm screwed.

Seems like the only thing that worked was emailing Interplay, but near as I can tell that stopped working two years ago!  Cant even find a site with that name now.  What do I do now?  Is there any remedy that does not involve me buying OP?  I cannot express how jazzed I was to finally get this game and play it (have had SFC 1 for years) and how bummed I am that it does not work.  Do I send it back to Amazon? Use it as a Frisbee? Coasters?  Ohhh!  I could chuck it out my car window and try to make photon torpedo sounds, yeah, that sounds like a good idea!

God I sound pathetic.

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2005, 09:38:12 pm »
You got copy of EAW with an OP cd key that happened when they were puplished if you can show a screen shot of your game the admins or moderators will help you out.PM a moderator or an Admin if you want faster service try Stephen/Sirgod.

#### Chronos1

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2005, 10:38:12 pm »

Age,

Thanks!  Uh, stupid question here, you mean take a screen shot of the authentication protocol screen when it comes up?  How do I do that?

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2005, 11:07:25 pm »
I think he means, can you get a scan of the disc and or box, or some way of verifying that you have a legitimate copy of the game rather than having downloaded it off the internet?

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2005, 07:30:06 am »

Well, as most of you probably already know (and now I do too after scrubbing the internet and finding you guys) I just yesterday purchased a copy of SFC2:EAW and ran into the failed "authorization protocol" when I used my 16 digit CD-Key (hey, it must be for EAW, I mean its plastered right on the damn case, right?).  So I looked all over and finally found you and did some searching on your forums, very helpful by the way, and now I think I'm screwed.

Seems like the only thing that worked was emailing Interplay, but near as I can tell that stopped working two years ago!  Cant even find a site with that name now.  What do I do now?  Is there any remedy that does not involve me buying OP?  I cannot express how jazzed I was to finally get this game and play it (have had SFC 1 for years) and how bummed I am that it does not work.  Do I send it back to Amazon? Use it as a Frisbee? Coasters?  Ohhh!  I could chuck it out my car window and try to make photon torpedo sounds, yeah, that sounds like a good idea!

God I sound pathetic.

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#### BigFattyPlus

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2005, 08:58:37 pm »
Oh thank God I finally found someone who can help!  I am having the same problem as Chronus.  I just bought the game Friday from KB Toys.  If anyone can help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2005, 11:08:21 am »
Don, Never give your CD Keys on the open internet dut to Software Pirates stealing software.. Plus it is not allowed on this board.

Orion Pirates and Empires at War are still under EULA and all rights and licensing....

Posting of CD Keys is allowing people to steal copies of the game without legal purchase (Amazon.com and Ebay still have copies left for sale).. If you post a CD Key, it is the exact same as posting a Warez.. (Illegally obtained software)

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« Last Edit: May 16, 2005, 02:50:43 am by Pestalence »

#### shousa

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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2005, 03:42:51 pm »
Ugh. i take it this is a popular problem. I've been meaning to hunt this game down for a while now, and now that I finally have, I can't run it! Just tell me what I need to to, I still have all my e-bay records and everything. I can borrow a digital camera if you want to see the box and CD case. Man, i can't beleive interplay went under. when did shti happen!? Clearly i need to pay more attantion.

#### primeight

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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2005, 04:48:22 am »
I need some help too...been searching the internet/ forums for any help. If you can help me, please send me a personal message

#### Sgt K USMC

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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2005, 11:12:46 pm »
Same problem here. How do I fix it?

To add an additional question here. Does installing the OP follow up fix the problem or just create a new one?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2005, 05:06:51 am by Sgt K USMC »

#### Skeet772

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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2005, 11:11:07 am »
I just purchased a copy of SFC2 from Sam's Club.  Luckily I didn't pay much for it, but if anyone can help me get the game to work, I would really appreciate it.  From the looks of everythihng, Interplay went "belly-up" with no way to fix things like bad CD-key validations.  Believe me, I've tried just about every combination I can think of between upper and lower case letters, dashes and no dashes.  There was a notice saying that the CD key was for multiplayer option, but I can't even get to the game without the validation.  ANY help would be apprecaited!!!  Thanks!!  Whenever anyone gets help, please let the rest of us know.

#### Windchill

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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2005, 01:13:33 pm »
Ditto the purchase at Sam's club - You may be getting a fair number of these soon!

Email address rj3clark@comcast.net - I don't have a PM system in use. Too old to trust em'!

Any and all help GREATLY appreciated!

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#### Sgt K USMC

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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2005, 03:21:37 pm »
Got mine at Sams as well.

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#### Tarantulas

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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2005, 09:23:21 pm »
Could I possibly get in on the PM party? I'm another Sam's Club victim, just bought it today. It sold for $8.44 and there was no indication that it was 4 1/2 years old. Funny, the Taldren website says that Interplay provides support sites for the first three SFC games. Of course they seem to be nonexistent. And they also offer support on their fan forums...but their link to their forums goes to the page "closed.html." It seems somewhat dishonest that these are all being produced with bogus serial numbers and flooding Sam's Club. #### Evilcoy • Ensign • Posts: 1 ##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now?? « Reply #15 on: May 22, 2005, 10:34:34 pm » I'd also like a PM please. Bought the game from KBtoys and was disappointed at the CD key fiasco. Please help! #### captain american • Ensign • Posts: 1 ##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now?? « Reply #16 on: May 22, 2005, 11:00:36 pm » well this looks like a problem a lot of people are having. me too sam's club$8.44 + taxes deal.
any one can help let me know.
game looks fun but it won't take the key code I have .
bought it yestureday sat may 21st.
was thinking about trying to return  it for another copy but i bet  they  all are bad.
should tell sam's so they don't keep selling bad games.
but then it's might just keep making this site get bigger  lol.

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2005, 09:14:47 am »
PMs sent.

#### DwightC

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« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2005, 03:14:38 pm »
Hi Bonk,

Please add myself to that Sam's list as well.  I purchased the game and low and behold same problem as everyone else.

Your help is much valued and appriciated.

DwightC

#### Ravok

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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2005, 06:18:50 pm »
Jeez!!! You think they would have straitened this out by now.

#### Skeet772

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« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2005, 08:48:25 pm »
Have no fear.... once you talk to a moderator, this is a problem that is easliy fixed.  Bonk - you rock!!  Thanks for the help!

#### kkemp102294

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« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2005, 02:38:24 pm »
I am having the same problem.  All the messages here indicate talking to a moderator or administrator.  How do you do that?

#### Ravok

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« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2005, 02:52:52 pm »
I am having the same problem.  All the messages here indicate talking to a moderator or administrator.  How do you do that?

look on members on line on the bottom of the page their names are in red.

The ones I can think of off thr top of my head are Bonk, Pestalence, Cocomo,FreyXC, SirGod, Sethan Draco, Kortez. (sorry if I missed anybody )

If you look at their names on the Board it will say Moderator underneath it. Bonk IS the probally the best to contact for this.
Click on their names and you will see send a PM. Thats how to send them a private message.

Hope this helps
« Last Edit: May 24, 2005, 04:43:35 pm by Ravok »

#### Nefud

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« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2005, 03:53:25 pm »
PMs sent.

I also could use a little help regarding this problem. I can provide pictures of me with the CDs or wearing the hotkeys sheet as a hat, or anything else that needs to be done. Love the avatar, Bonk.

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« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2005, 03:44:48 pm »
If I may make a suggestion, while EAW is a great game, the Orion Pirates Release (which was - get this - a standalone expansion ) is considered by many to be the better product of the two.

Keep your eyes peeled here @ D.Net, we're trying to get everything sorted out to sell you a copy with a unique CD key, sans the manuals. (We can probably do that too at some point, but it'll be more legal stuff).

If everything works out, we'll offer two flavors:

A. Game CD w/ Unique and authentic CD Key

B. Game CD w/ Unique and authentic CD Key, Dynaverse.Net Revised Strategy Manual (coming out later this month)

Look for an announcement soon

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#### tarnold

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« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2005, 07:18:16 pm »
Sam's appears to be selling a lot of EAW CD's, I have the same difficultly as mentioned above.

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.

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« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2005, 08:40:25 pm »
Just a point of clarification - since D.Net is funded by the Dynaverse Gaming Association, if we were allowed to sell any legitamit copies, the purchaser would only be paying for the shipping and handling, as well as a minimal "burn the cd / cost of the CD" which would be fully disclosed to the SFC community for review.

ALL sales would go to funding the DGA (and since we're a non profit organization, we're legally bound to make sure everythings documented and available for review by the public) it'd be a great way to combat piracy of the game as well as support the one and only place for SFC.

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2005, 10:09:18 pm »
I went to my local Sam's Club earlier today and didn't see any copies of SFC2 for sale.  Hopefully they've pulled them from the shelves until they can sort out this problem.

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« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2005, 07:10:28 am »
You need to IM / PM a Moderator.

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#### Ransom

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« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2005, 08:04:56 pm »
As of May 26, Sam's is still selling the offending games with the wrong code.  I need help too, please, since Interplay doesn't seem to exist any more.

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« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2005, 10:18:13 pm »
Again, just to make sure, IM or PM a Moderator or Admin and we'll point you in the right direction.

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« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2005, 09:34:34 am »
Ditto the purchase at Sam's club - You may be getting a fair number of these soon!

Email address rj3clark@comcast.net - I don't have a PM system in use. Too old to trust em'!

Any and all help GREATLY appreciated!

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Then at the top of the forum, you will see a link that you click to check your private messages you recieve and how many new messages you have.
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#### moon764

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« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2005, 07:52:27 pm »
I just got the game from sams club also ( sfc2 eaw ) and i am having a problem with my cd key please help ?

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« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2005, 08:11:35 pm »
You got the OP cd key possibly just read down further and you will know what I mean and you could PM Pestalence.hope this helps

#### Team RAMROD

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« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2005, 09:58:01 am »
Wow! I didnt think there would be this many people having this problem.
As of May 31 Sam's is still selling copies with bad cd keys. ........I was unfortunate enough to purchase one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2005, 11:35:11 am »
Last few PMs addressed. I'll be offline for the next week or so, so PM another moderator in the meantime or be patient till I get back.

#### Jaroz Dor

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« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2005, 03:52:40 pm »
And the problem is STILL present, as of June 3rd. I too, got the game at a Sams for the same price as the others, and lo and behold, the CD key doesn't work. Shame I got it just as the mod who's solving the problems leaves... <_<

#### BigVez

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« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2005, 08:56:38 pm »

Alas, I too need a cd key.  I see that Bonk is off, but Uncle Sam's Club sold me this quasi-useless round aluminum thingy.

ah hem.

Please suppy me with a legit key code as well.

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« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2005, 06:41:43 am »

Alas, I too need a cd key. I see that Bonk is off, but Uncle Sam's Club sold me this quasi-useless round aluminum thingy.

ah hem.

Please suppy me with a legit key code as well.

Please direct this to my email at pestalence@gmail.com and I will go through the procedure of getting you a code.

Hope that this helps.
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« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2005, 11:59:31 pm »
Yup... me to. Sams Club got me to... Could I get an assist also?

#### Yawsome

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« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2005, 03:14:52 am »
Yup... me to. Sams Club got me to... Could I get an assist also?

Same here.  I have PMed Bonk and FA_Frey_XC.  Thank you very much for your help.

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2005, 05:52:46 pm »
Sam's is selling Orion Pirates now, but these actually work.  I just bought a copy yesterday.  If you have one of the bogus SFC2 games from Sam's, I would recommend trying to exchange it for OP.

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« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2005, 06:13:10 pm »
Sam's is selling Orion Pirates now, but these actually work.  I just bought a copy yesterday.  If you have one of the bogus SFC2 games from Sam's, I would recommend trying to exchange it for OP.

Excellent idea!  IMHO, OP is the better of the 2 games anyhow.
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#### General Mayhem

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« Reply #44 on: June 08, 2005, 03:19:38 pm »
Can I get some help? This happened to me too.

#### Orionsluck

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« Reply #45 on: June 08, 2005, 08:06:27 pm »
Yup... me to. Sams Club got me to... Could I get an assist also?

the Sam's Club still had some as of yesterday, 7 June 2005.
any help would be welcome.

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« Reply #46 on: June 08, 2005, 09:30:16 pm »
Try to exchange it for Orion Pirates.  Those actually have working CD keys.

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« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2005, 09:48:01 pm »
Wel, not exactly... BOTH games have defective CD keys.

I bought a bundle with EAW and OP with BOTH CD keys wrong.

I just PM'ed Frey (...I think... I'm still new to the forum's stuff so probably I dind't even got it done right...) for assistance.

I hope you all can help me here.
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« Reply #48 on: June 08, 2005, 10:12:34 pm »
Wel, not exactly... BOTH games have defective CD keys.

I bought a bundle with EAW and OP with BOTH CD keys wrong.

I just PM'ed Frey (...I think... I'm still new to the forum's stuff so probably I dind't even got it done right...) for assistance.

I hope you all can help me here.
I bought OP two days ago from Sam's and the CD key works fine.  I can do everything except get on Dynaverse, but I don't think that's a problem with the game itself.

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« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2005, 08:25:26 am »
I have paged the admins a few days ago.  I have not received a response.  Is the fix for this issue still available?  Is their anyother source for fixing the problem?

This is the second computer product I have purchased from SAMS that I have had problems with.  I will still shop there but not for computer products anymore.

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« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2005, 08:13:16 pm »
yep... me too... got duped today at KB Toys... sent them an email to let them know wazzup.

Anyone who can help.... much appreciated!

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« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2005, 12:09:45 pm »
Hi, I have also PMed the moderators and ops but have not gotten a response. Please add me to the list for people who need help.

Thank you.

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« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2005, 08:36:52 pm »

Now, I'm up and running!
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#### syrah

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« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2005, 02:56:43 am »
Yes i have the same problem as everyone else......I have all the box's and Cd's. Any help would be appreciated. The game looks cool i just want to play......

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« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2005, 06:36:53 am »
I am wondering if I am having the same problem as everyone else. I just bought a copy of Orion Pirates from Sam's Club, and I can't even enter the cd key.  No text fills the cd key field when i type, the computer just dings at me.  I emailed pestelence, but if anyone else out there has some ideas. Im running Win2k with NTFS, 1.2 GHZ processor, 384 MB RAM and a Nvidia GeForce 5200 FX graphics card.

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« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2005, 11:33:00 am »
I am wondering if I am having the same problem as everyone else. I just bought a copy of Orion Pirates from Sam's Club, and I can't even enter the cd key.  No text fills the cd key field when i type, the computer just dings at me.  I emailed pestelence, but if anyone else out there has some ideas. Im running Win2k with NTFS, 1.2 GHZ processor, 384 MB RAM and a Nvidia GeForce 5200 FX graphics card.
I had the same problem at first, but after I quit the game and tried it again, it worked fine.

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« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2005, 04:16:47 pm »
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« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2005, 09:02:17 pm »
Well I'm another one who got duped by KB Toys.

All help appreciated ???

#### KBF-Crim

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #58 on: June 12, 2005, 11:35:11 pm »
Everyone will get some help...be patient...follow the directions and private message Bonk or Pestelance ....

Now...as someone who's been around since 11/99.....seen the triumphs and pitfalls....I'm just so happy to be able to say once again with great pride....

NUBIES!!!!!

Just kidding......new players are a treasure around here..not a burden...

#### Ravok

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2005, 11:44:02 pm »
Hes not joking or teasing you guys. I as well as others love seeing all these new names!
Once again Welcome to Daynaverse.net   It will be worth the wait.

To all of you new guys!! Please feel free to ask any question,s or tips ,you need to around here. There are allot of people willing,and happy to help. Just start a new Topic or give somebody a PM.

:)Wellcome all again!!

#### EmeraldEdge

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2005, 02:58:15 am »
Yeah, I haven't played in a while because things were getting a little stale, same old players, etc.  Maybe I'll have to come back.   I wonder how many new people we'll actually get?  In my dreams it's enough to mount some of the larger campaigns like in the old days.  Why, when I was a kid...

#### Yawsome

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2005, 07:35:14 am »
Everyone will get some help...be patient...follow the directions and private message Bonk or Pestelance ....

Now...as someone who's been around since 11/99.....seen the triumphs and pitfalls....I'm just so happy to be able to say once again with great pride....

NUBIES!!!!!

Just kidding......new players are a treasure around here..not a burden...

I would love to follow the directions, but I have yet to receive a reply to my PMs.  I can wait, trust me, but I just wish I could get some confirmation that they even received them.  Looking forward to mixing it up with you guys.

#### heath97

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2005, 01:07:45 pm »
I am yet another who bought the SFC2: EAW game at Sam's and am stuck with a bad CD key.  I have PMed Pestalence (I think).  I am wondering - with Interplay dead, is there not any "official" site we can go to now?  I can understand for legal reasons a reluctance to post solutions here, but it seems without any official source anymore, SOME kind of answer (even temporary) could be shown.  Thanks for any help with this.  Sure is frustrating.

heath97

#### Indoril

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #63 on: June 16, 2005, 04:17:54 pm »
I ordered mine online and the CD key doesn't work on that.  How do I do this?

(New at this.)

#### KBF-Crim

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #64 on: June 16, 2005, 05:34:05 pm »
Go to bonk or pestelance's post...click on their name....go down to "send this member a personal mesage"..

Click it...compose post..send private message...

you will get another private message asking for you for all the relevent information.....(watch your user info box at top of screen)

If and when you have provided satisifactory information....you will recieve the help you need...

This process may be short or a little longer depending on who's online and when...be patient.

#### Yawsome

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #65 on: June 17, 2005, 09:02:58 am »
Everyone will get some help...be patient...follow the directions and private message Bonk or Pestelance ....

Now...as someone who's been around since 11/99.....seen the triumphs and pitfalls....I'm just so happy to be able to say once again with great pride....

NUBIES!!!!!

Just kidding......new players are a treasure around here..not a burden...

I would love to follow the directions, but I have yet to receive a reply to my PMs.  I can wait, trust me, but I just wish I could get some confirmation that they even received them.  Looking forward to mixing it up with you guys.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.  I have been fixed.  Played all night.  Had a good time. Been checking into online play.  Seems like a lot of work.  Hope I can figure it all out.

#### vf500f85

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #66 on: June 21, 2005, 09:08:56 am »
Is there any relief in sight,  I can only wait in anticipation  for a resolution.  Two weeks and waiting.  Have PM'd primaries and still life is but a dim reflection of it could be.  Alas, I wait.

CJA

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #67 on: June 21, 2005, 11:01:23 am »
Please remember that this site is ran, admin'ed and staffed by volunteers.

Bonk is attempting to procure living quarters after his burned down.

We thank you for your patience.

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#### vf500f85

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #68 on: June 21, 2005, 05:04:47 pm »
My condolences to Bonk and his personables  , good home hunting Bonk  .

Patience I have plenty of, just keeping the thread fresh.

thank you all (admin / staff) for your tireless and probable thankless efforts,  CJA

#### Ops .5

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #69 on: June 22, 2005, 04:21:29 pm »
It seems I'm also another Sam's Club victim.  I bought my copy of EAW today (June 22) at Sam's.  It looked like an interesting game but it turns out I can't play it b/c of the Serial.  I could use you're help in getting it working.  What do I need to do to get the CD Key accepted?  Any advice?

Ops .5

#### taco36963

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #70 on: June 22, 2005, 05:30:16 pm »
I just got SFC : EAW today and i can not get the cd code to work. i read the posts. Interplay is gone so no help there. How/Who do i talk to about getting it to work or did i just waste my money?

#### Indoril

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #71 on: June 28, 2005, 12:50:01 pm »
Keeping it up there.

#### vf500f85

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #72 on: June 28, 2005, 09:15:39 pm »
Hello  , anybody out there    (that can help solve my CD key error) CJA

#### Stewy

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #73 on: June 29, 2005, 01:09:27 pm »
Hey guys, sorry to hear bout the issue you are having with the CD Key.  I'm in the same boat as you and will pass on the info I have received on this.  Send a PM to Bonk and or Pestelance for assistance on this issue.  From what I can tell its not a quick process as I have not been contacted by the people that I sent the pms to but Im still holding out for that one ray of hope.  Good luck to you and let me know if you find anything that may be more helpful to resolve this issue.

Aloha

#### BDCrouse

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #74 on: June 29, 2005, 07:16:40 pm »
I work for Sam's Club and bought the game today and discovered this problem. I intend on calling our home office when I go to work tommorrow and informing them of the problem and will see what can be done. I must commend the moderators of this site for helping the people out here to get thier games running. Now i'll just wait for the PM so I can play my copy also.            Sorry to all the folks that bought bad cd key copies of the game from us but hopefully tommorrow something will get done about it.

#### GDA-S'Cipio

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #75 on: June 30, 2005, 03:48:09 pm »

I see some folks talking about an Orion Pirates CD key error.  I'm not saying that you don't have a bad CD key, and I know for sure that one batch of EAW did have this error, but OP also had a slightly different bug when it came to enterring the OP CD key.

Sometimes, the screen would lock up and you could not enter the code.  The game would just "ding" at you when you tried.  What you need to do is to minimize the screen and then maximize it again.  Then your keyboard will work again and you can enteer your key.

I see that at least two people on this thread had that problem and have already worked it out.  However I thought that I would highlight this issue just in case others might have a working copy of Orion Pirates and not realize it.

Hope this helps someone.  And welcome all!!!

(PS:  Fly Gorn!)

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#### Mr_Tricorder

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #76 on: June 30, 2005, 11:15:46 pm »

I see some folks talking about an Orion Pirates CD key error.  I'm not saying that you don't have a bad CD key, and I know for sure that one batch of EAW did have this error, but OP also had a slightly different bug when it came to enterring the OP CD key.

Sometimes, the screen would lock up and you could not enter the code.  The game would just "ding" at you when you tried.  What you need to do is to minimize the screen and then maximize it again.  Then your keyboard will work again and you can enteer your key.

I see that at least two people on this thread had that problem and have already worked it out.  However I thought that I would highlight this issue just in case others might have a working copy of Orion Pirates and not realize it.

Hope this helps someone.  And welcome all!!!

(PS:  Fly Gorn!)

-S'Cipio
I had the same problem with my copy of OP that I bought a few weeks ago from Sam's.  I just closed the game and tried it again.  It worked fine.

#### Bonk

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #77 on: July 01, 2005, 01:24:17 am »
I will have a chance to go over the 20 latest requests tomorrow. Thank you for your patience, its worth it, SFC's a great game! (really good value now too...!) We'll make sure everyone with a valid copy can get a valid CD Key, be patient and we'll get you all sorted out. I just love the fact that poeple are still buying the game and we are getting new players - rest assured we will do everything we can to welcome you to the fold!

I have my living situation covered temporarily, but it will still be a while till I get resettled again, thanks for your concern and I hope to be able to give Dynaverse.net my full attention again soon.

#### BDCrouse

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« Reply #78 on: July 01, 2005, 07:12:29 pm »
Thought i'd stop back and let you all know that the buyer for the software category at Sam's Clubs home office has been notified of the problem. He stated to me that he would send out a company wide message to pull the EAW game off the shelves as well as any other Interplay titles. We are not in business to sell products that are either defective in one way or another or from companies that no longer exist and cannot provide customer support. If anyone has a copy of the game that they cannot use or do not want to go through the process of getting the correct code from the moderators here just take your reciept and the game back to the store and explain the problem and they should take care of you.

I did get my copy of the game working using a different method so any of the Mods that recieved messages from me requesting the key please disregard.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2005, 10:58:26 pm by BDCrouse »

#### Bonk

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #79 on: July 01, 2005, 09:48:53 pm »
Thought i'd stop back and let you all know that the buyer for the software category at Sam's Clubs home office has been notified of the problem. He stated to me that he would send out a company wide message to pull the EAW game off the shelves as well as any other Interplay titles. We are not in business to sell products that are either defective in one way or another or from companies that no longer exist and cannot provide customer support. If anyone has a copy of the game that they cannot use or do not want to go through the process of getting the correct code from the moderators here just take your reciept and the game back to the store and explain the problem and they should take care of you.

I did get me copy of the game working using a different method so any of the Mods that recieved messages from me requesting the key please disregard.

Oh well, hopefully other retailers will not respond the same way.

#### BDCrouse

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #80 on: July 01, 2005, 10:57:39 pm »
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Oh well, hopefully other retailers will not respond the same way.

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I understand ya wanting to get the game out to more people and your willingness to help them get it working is to be commended. But as a software salesman the company I work for has an obligation to ensure that any item we sell to our customers is usable to them as soon as they have paid for the item and leave our stores. People can't be expected to have to search for the answer to thier problem after reading several messageboards and then wait for someone else to give them what they need to get it to work. Anyone who works in sales and respects and cares about thier customers would not knowingly sell them something they know does not work correctly out of the box.

#### Bonk

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #81 on: July 01, 2005, 11:06:40 pm »
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Oh well, hopefully other retailers will not respond the same way.

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I understand ya wanting to get the game out to more people and your willingness to help them get it working is to be commended. But as a software salesman the company I work for has an obligation to ensure that any item we sell to our customers is usable to them as soon as they have paid for the item and leave our stores. People can't be expected to have to search for the answer to thier problem after reading several messageboards and then wait for someone else to give them what they need to get it to work. Anyone who works in sales and respects and cares about thier customers would not knowingly sell them something they know does not work correctly out of the box.

That's your employers perogative, but the product DOES work out of the box, the publisher made a packaging error in a reprint. The software product is fine, only the packaging is in error for a batch of reprints.

If its not too much trouble, perhaps your marketing manager could get in contact with me and I can provide him with a solution that will correct the packaging error before it leaves the store, just a little record-keepig involved.

I just do not want it publicy stated (erroneously) that the product is flawed - it works just fine.

#### Ops .5

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #82 on: July 04, 2005, 08:15:26 am »
I work for Sam's Club and bought the game today and discovered this problem. I intend on calling our home office when I go to work tommorrow and informing them of the problem and will see what can be done. I must commend the moderators of this site for helping the people out here to get thier games running. Now i'll just wait for the PM so I can play my copy also.            Sorry to all the folks that bought bad cd key copies of the game from us but hopefully tommorrow something will get done about it.

I used to work for Sam's Club last year.  I though about doing the same thing and going and talking to one of the managers to let them know.  Keep me posted if you do and I'll talk to the one here.  Maybe if there are enough complaints they can do something.

Ops .5

#### BluesSlinger

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #83 on: July 04, 2005, 10:08:38 am »
Another Sams Club victim on 07/01/2005. Meaning they are still selling these games. Help!

#### Bonk

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #84 on: July 04, 2005, 11:01:23 am »
Another Sams Club victim on 07/01/2005. Meaning they are still selling these games. Help!

Send me a personal message here on these forums. I will reply with the list of information we require from you to provide a valid key.

(<rant> I would looove to know who was responsible at the original publisher for generating and printing an entire batch of EAW packaging with the wrong keys... was it sabotage? incompetence?, I suspect sabotage as I fail to understand how someone could make so colossally stupid a mistake... it just should not have been possible... someone needs a good flogging...</rant>)

#### Ops .5

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #85 on: July 04, 2005, 02:57:23 pm »
Well I finally got my SFC EAW working!  Thank you Bonk.  Now I have another question.  I have the volume turned all the way up (including crew sounds) and I can't hear what they are saying during the tutorial.  I have to read everything the captain is saying. The background sound easily covers up the crew sounds.  I have muted the background sound and all I hear is a faint whisper of the crew.  Is there something incompatible with my sound card?  All my other games sound fine.  I went to Options and I have it on highest.  Any pointers will help!

Thanks

Ops .5

#### Bonk

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #86 on: July 04, 2005, 11:02:48 pm »
Yeah, I haven't played in a while because things were getting a little stale, same old players, etc.  Maybe I'll have to come back.   I wonder how many new people we'll actually get?  In my dreams it's enough to mount some of the larger campaigns like in the old days.  Why, when I was a kid...

40 requests approved so far.

#### Bonk

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #87 on: July 04, 2005, 11:14:09 pm »
Well I finally got my SFC EAW working!  Thank you Bonk.  Now I have another question.  I have the volume turned all the way up (including crew sounds) and I can't hear what they are saying during the tutorial.  I have to read everything the captain is saying. The background sound easily covers up the crew sounds.  I have muted the background sound and all I hear is a faint whisper of the crew.  Is there something incompatible with my sound card?  All my other games sound fine.  I went to Options and I have it on highest.  Any pointers will help!

Thanks

Ops .5

Not sure about the voice issue, never had that one myself. I don't have an EAW install in front of me to look at. I seem to recall something about an ini setting though? Someone mentioned it recently... search the forums here or go over this whole thread? Or just create a thread to ask the question - it will catch more attention.

not sure if its in it, but this will come in handy anyway: Khoromag's EzINI

#### Bonk

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #88 on: July 04, 2005, 11:54:13 pm »
Oh, and for all the new EAW players who want to login to the Dynaverse, you'll need this:

EAW 2002-2036 patch

and this:

SFC2 Directory Server mini-patcher for D2
« Last Edit: July 05, 2005, 12:09:09 am by Bonk »

#### Indoril

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #89 on: July 05, 2005, 07:10:26 pm »
Works like a dream, jolly good show bonk, thanks a million.

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« Reply #90 on: July 05, 2005, 09:26:45 pm »
Wow! Welcome aboard, everyone! Now, where'd I put that ole EAW... ahhhh, there it is!

#### daremo

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #91 on: July 05, 2005, 10:14:34 pm »
Another Sam's Club Victum

any help would be appreciated

Daremo

#### GDA-S'Cipio

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #92 on: July 05, 2005, 11:30:00 pm »
Another Sam's Club Victum

any help would be appreciated

Daremo

Don't think of it as being victimized.  Think of it as having a chance to get to know the wonderful people of this forum before you play.  (Yeah, I know that's weak.  But come on!  Work with me here!)

Send Bonk a private message and he'll get you fixed.  Click on his name where it appears on the left of this forum, above his avatar image.  When his profile page comes up, scroll down to the bottom and click on the link that says, "click here to send this member a private message."

-S'Cipio

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#### the_j_mone

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #93 on: July 06, 2005, 02:55:09 pm »
I am another Sams Club victim that bought EAW on July 5th.  Please help me with the CD key.

#### Sirgod

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #94 on: July 06, 2005, 03:01:26 pm »
Bonk should be along sometime tonight. He'll get you fixed up guys.

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#### bobwill

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #95 on: July 07, 2005, 09:30:02 pm »
Ha, add me to the Sam's Club SFCII cluster****.

#### Captain Rick

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #96 on: July 08, 2005, 08:47:26 pm »
Thanks for the help Bonk, you da man!

Hang in there guys, help is on the way

~Rick

#### Bonk

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #97 on: July 08, 2005, 10:14:10 pm »
Ha, add me to the Sam's Club SFCII cluster****.

Send me a PM.

#### Ops .5

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #98 on: July 09, 2005, 10:41:21 pm »
I've been playing EAW now that its up and running.  Its not half bad.  So now I might try a multiplayer game.  Any suggestions?  And what is the best race to play as?

Thanks again Bonk for helping me out.

#### Ravok

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #99 on: July 09, 2005, 10:50:26 pm »
I've been playing EAW now that its up and running.  Its not half bad.  So now I might try a multiplayer game.  Any suggestions?  And what is the best race to play as?

Thanks again Bonk for helping me out.

Practice ,practice,practice and have fun. You might want to join up with  a fleet, they can show you your way around,and help get you trained up.

#### KBF-Crim

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #100 on: July 09, 2005, 11:23:24 pm »
I've been playing EAW now that its up and running.  Its not half bad.  So now I might try a multiplayer game.  Any suggestions?  And what is the best race to play as?

Thanks again Bonk for helping me out.

Practice ,practice,practice and have fun. You might want to join up with  a fleet, they can show you your way around,and help get you trained up.

Actually...the best way to get better faster it to jump in with both feet...you wont pick up to many bad habits from blasting AI...

Make sure you save your movies...

#### Ravok

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #101 on: July 09, 2005, 11:55:24 pm »
Crims right, the AI is lame and does not prepare you for real combat.

#### Crash

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #102 on: July 11, 2005, 07:50:41 pm »

I see some folks talking about an Orion Pirates CD key error.  I'm not saying that you don't have a bad CD key, and I know for sure that one batch of EAW did have this error, but OP also had a slightly different bug when it came to enterring the OP CD key.

Sometimes, the screen would lock up and you could not enter the code.  The game would just "ding" at you when you tried.  What you need to do is to minimize the screen and then maximize it again.  Then your keyboard will work again and you can enteer your key.

I see that at least two people on this thread had that problem and have already worked it out.  However I thought that I would highlight this issue just in case others might have a working copy of Orion Pirates and not realize it.

Hope this helps someone.  And welcome all!!!

(PS:  Fly Gorn!)

-S'Cipio

that is what mine did to me.....but on xp it wouldn't let me alt+tab out nor alt+enter
so i tried ctrl+alt+del     to get to the task manager it worked  so i went back it to the game and it let me enter the cd key  just fine..........thanks for posting the info!!!!

#### wilburbud

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« Reply #103 on: July 12, 2005, 04:47:39 pm »
I also just purchased EAW, though not from SAM's club, and also cannot activate the CD key! Any help appreciated.......thanks

#### KBF-Kurok

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #104 on: July 12, 2005, 04:55:13 pm »
PM BONK and he will answer when  he can.please be patient as he has a rl to do also

#### wilburbud

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #105 on: July 12, 2005, 05:02:11 pm »
PM BONK and he will answer when  he can.please be patient as he has a rl to do also

many thanks

#### spacecowboy1701

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #106 on: July 13, 2005, 12:44:26 pm »
This all to confusing , who here can help with code is there a patch or download to help ?

#### Bonk

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #107 on: July 13, 2005, 12:45:51 pm »
This all to confusing , who here can help with code is there a patch or download to help ?

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#### wakmarv

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #108 on: July 15, 2005, 02:46:26 pm »

#### Kirk1001

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #109 on: July 24, 2005, 10:37:22 pm »
I need help also. I just bought the game. I bought TWO game disk just to see if it will work. no luck. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO DO. Thanks.

#### JeremyMSG

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #110 on: July 26, 2005, 11:18:00 am »
This all to confusing , who here can help with code is there a patch or download to help ?

Send me a personal message here on these forums. I will reply with the list of information we require from you to provide a valid key.

Just bought mine yesterday form KB toys.  This looks like a great game, and I guess the good part is if there was no problem I would not have found this forum    Anyways, PM sent so I can get this up and going.

#### Vulpis

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #111 on: July 26, 2005, 11:27:12 pm »
Is Bonk still around? I sent a PM several days ago, and haven't gotten any response at all yet, same as I did when I tried sending e-mail to...Frey, I think it was, before signing up on Dynaverse.  If not, is there someone else working on the CD Key problem? I'm trying to get my brother's copy working for him, as he doesn't have a net connection and I do, and he's getting rather annoyed at me for how long its taking.

#### Kirk1001

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #112 on: July 26, 2005, 11:38:52 pm »
??? Me too. I have been dying to play this game. So much that I'm tearing my house apart trying to find SFC I. Please someone let me know what to do to get a good cd key number. thanks.

#### Dallas

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #113 on: July 27, 2005, 01:58:52 am »
Don't worry guys. Bonk is still around. He just moved to BFE and is now
stuck on dial-up. If you don't hear from him in a week or so just give
him a friendly PM in case he forgot.

#### Bonk

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #114 on: July 27, 2005, 06:19:06 pm »
PMs sent. I may not be able to check the forums everyday right now but will check in at least weekly. We'll get you all sorted out asap.

#### Kirk1001

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #115 on: July 28, 2005, 07:31:50 pm »
Thanks loads Bonk, the game runs great. I very much appreciate your help. Happy flying

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #116 on: July 31, 2005, 03:12:00 am »

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #117 on: July 31, 2005, 03:14:48 am »

It seems that this problem with EAW has reach even up here. I would like to know how to get past the Authorization Protocol so I can play this game.

Thanks for the help
Matthew

#### Bonk

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #118 on: August 01, 2005, 07:06:18 am »

It seems that this problem with EAW has reach even up here. I would like to know how to get past the Authorization Protocol so I can play this game.

Thanks for the help
Matthew

Cool! A good few years back there was a very popular EAW server hosted from Alaska; "Arcticfires"! Glad to see another Alaskan!

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#### membersc

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #119 on: August 05, 2005, 08:51:35 pm »
I am apparently having the same problem as everyone else. Purchased SFC II at KB Toy's and installed it and cannot make the CD Key work. Can anyone help?

#### Bonk

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #120 on: August 05, 2005, 09:02:55 pm »
I am apparently having the same problem as everyone else. Purchased SFC II at KB Toy's and installed it and cannot make the CD Key work. Can anyone help?

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#### Edroe

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #121 on: August 05, 2005, 10:00:42 pm »
I am having the exact same problem. I bought SFC 2 EAW at a KB Toys today. Got it home and it wont accept the CD Key on the Jewel Case. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I got this game today for 9 bucks. I thought I had struck gold, because I have been looking for

#### 3rd-Jester

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##### Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #190 on: December 12, 2020, 08:31:12 am »
Hi all, Im an old 3rd Fleeter, and i purcased the game on a whim on ebay.. of course no CD key  and i cant even get the game to type one in if i had one. any ideas?
Thanks
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