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Offline 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! 

I would really appreciate any help you can give me.

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.

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

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   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! 

I would really appreciate any help you can give me.

God I sound pathetic.

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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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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« 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.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« 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

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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?
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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.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« 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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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2005, 03:21:37 pm »
Got mine at Sams as well.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2005, 07:26:25 pm »
Check your personal messages folks.

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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.

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« 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!   >:(

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« 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.

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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.

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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. :P

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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!

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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? :'(

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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 :)
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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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« 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 #28 on: May 25, 2005, 11:22:20 pm »
send me one to please

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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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« 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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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« 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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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« 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

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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.

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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... <_<

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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.

Thank you in advance!   ;D

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« 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.

Thank you in advance! ;D

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

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2005, 11:59:31 pm »
Yup... me to. Sams Club got me to... Could I get an assist also?

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

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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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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« 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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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« 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 »
I found my answer at

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« 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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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« 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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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« 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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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2005, 04:16:47 pm »
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If you werent a Mr. I would kiss you on the mouth!  :-*  It works now, thanks to everyone here for their diligence.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2005, 09:02:17 pm »
Well I'm another one who got duped by KB Toys.

All help appreciated ???

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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!!!!! ;D

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

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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.

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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... :D

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« 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!!!!! ;D

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.

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« 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.

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« 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.)

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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.


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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!!!!! ;D

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.

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« Reply #66 on: June 21, 2005, 09:08:56 am »
Is there any relief in sight,  :P 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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« 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,  ;D CJA

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« 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?

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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?

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« Reply #71 on: June 28, 2005, 12:50:01 pm »
Keeping it up there.

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« Reply #72 on: June 28, 2005, 09:15:39 pm »
Hello  :-\ , anybody out there  :'(  (that can help solve my CD key error) CJA


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« 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. 

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« 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.

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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!!!

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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!)

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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.

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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!  ;D

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.

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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.
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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.

Please PM me on how you obtained your "key".

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« 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.

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« 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.

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« 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.

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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!

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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.

Send a PM to Bonk --> Click Here


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« 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

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« 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... :D

40 requests approved so far.  ;D

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« 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

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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

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« 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
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« 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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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« 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!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #91 on: July 05, 2005, 10:14:34 pm »
Another Sam's Club Victum

any help would be appreciated

Daremo

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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."

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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.

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« 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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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****.

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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 ;)

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« Reply #97 on: July 08, 2005, 10:14:10 pm »
Ha, add me to the Sam's Club SFCII cluster****.

Send me a PM.

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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.

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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.

 If your going to go multiplayer right after buying it?

 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.

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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.

 If your going to go multiplayer right after buying it?

 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... ;)

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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.

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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!!!! ;D

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« 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

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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 ;)

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« 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 ;)

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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 ?

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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 ?


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.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #108 on: July 15, 2005, 02:46:26 pm »
i have the same problem with the cd key please help! Thanks!

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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.

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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.

Send a PM to Bonk --> Click Here


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  ;D

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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 ;D

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


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

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


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

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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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?

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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?

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.
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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
SFC 3 for a very long time and can't get one for less than $100.


Thanks Guys!!!!!
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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #122 on: August 08, 2005, 11:47:50 am »
pm bonk he can hook you up after he finds out the info  he needs. I suggest you  find a copy of op you can get it for about the same amount of money. ebay still seems to have a few. Op is eaw in spades.more ships  playable pirates and much more after dl a few things here. You struck gold all right but with op you strike the motherload either way  I hope you get your game up and running  With all these new people getting eaw i pulled out my copy and am gonna put it back on the hdd today. I look foward to meating  somany new people.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #123 on: August 20, 2005, 11:21:09 pm »
So Mad Now >:(

I enter the cd key in every way for sf:eaw

as any found away to fix it?!?


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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #124 on: August 21, 2005, 05:53:27 am »
So Mad Now >:(

I enter the cd key in every way for sf:eaw

as any found away to fix it?!?




If you have a 20 character key:

Edit the shortcut to the game to point to Starfleet2.exe and make sure the correct "Start In" folder is referenced in the shortcut properties. You will then be able to input your key.

If you have a 16 character key:

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #125 on: August 28, 2005, 04:12:28 pm »
same problem as everyone it seems. Bought SFC II and Orion Pirates at Sam's recently. Both have 16 digit cd keys and neither work. Would love to play them but this sucks. Get a pinging sound when I hit the keys but no characters show on screen. Then am told that cd key is invalid. Help please.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #126 on: August 28, 2005, 04:42:49 pm »
Replied to your PM.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #127 on: August 31, 2005, 03:04:41 pm »
Yes hello everyone I'm AngryAndorian, proud owner of a new copy of Star Trek Starfleet Command II Empires at War (try saying that 5 times fast). I just finish buying the game from amazon.com. What do you think are the chances that I have a bad cd key considering that amazon gets most its games from toys'r'us online. One part of me says 80-90% chance, while the other says everything's gonna be fine. I won't know until the game comes which won't be until mid-September, so Bonk keep me in your thoughts and I applaud you for helping people out.

And yes I AM A NOOB!!! ;D

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #128 on: September 28, 2005, 04:39:29 pm »
I just bought the Game SFC 2 EAW and i seem to have the same probs as alot of people.

could someone send me a key or direct me to the place to get one?

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #129 on: September 29, 2005, 06:13:00 pm »
Im having the same problem with the cd key, Brought it at sams club.



 RazorClaw

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #130 on: October 06, 2005, 06:25:13 pm »
Yea i got the same problem as every1 else some1 plz contact me  and help...

duster18@hotmail.com

i have proof of perchance. and also another game coming that i expect will have same problem.... so i might need a cd key for that too... i have proof of perchace for both.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #131 on: October 17, 2005, 08:09:55 am »
Whoohoo! So far, 100 new EAW players have been approved for a valid CD key!  :multi: :woot:

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« Reply #132 on: October 19, 2005, 10:22:30 pm »
Glad I found you folks here at the Dynaverse....I got EAW at KB Toys the other week and I have the CD key problem as well. So...#101 is sending you a PM Bonk! ;D
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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #133 on: October 24, 2005, 07:32:11 pm »
We too are victims of the invalid key from SAM's...   My buddy and I bought 2 copies to be able to play each other and are now stuck in space dock.. Please let me know what to do to enable our copies so we might join in the fun.

thanks!

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #134 on: October 24, 2005, 10:07:51 pm »
KB Toys victim here.  No printed manual, and now an OP CD-Key?  *Shakes head*

Ah well, good thing I love SFC... ^^

PMing Bonk now...
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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #135 on: October 26, 2005, 07:59:22 am »
Apologies to all new EAW players, but I can no longer field EAW CD key reqests. Kindly direct your requests by PM to an active admin on this site. They should be able to handle it according to the protocol I established.

I am again accepting EAW CD key approval requests. PM me if you have an invalid key for a legitimate copy of EAW.

Bonk
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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #136 on: December 30, 2005, 08:45:55 am »
I'm also having the same problem. Got mine from KB Toys, but there's no documentation, and my cd-key doesn't work.

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« Reply #137 on: December 30, 2005, 08:54:40 am »
I'm also having the same problem. Got mine from KB Toys, but there's no documentation, and my cd-key doesn't work.

Check your PMs.  :)

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« Reply #138 on: May 20, 2006, 02:44:25 am »
I know it has been a while but I got my copy last fall at a KB outlet and of course I am in the same boat, I sent a PM and hopefully I will get some help and can finally see this software running on my box, thanks guys!!

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« Reply #139 on: May 20, 2006, 12:40:10 pm »
Reply to your PM sent.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #140 on: June 12, 2006, 04:47:19 pm »
Hello Everyone. I seem to be a year behind!
I bought this game years ago & when I couldn't get it to work I moved on to other things. A few months later I bought it again (forgetting that I already had it). Just the other day I finished Wing Commander Prophecy (It took me years!) I was ready to reinstall one of my older games that I never finished when I found this one that I never even started!

I will PM Bonk. Hopefully He can still help me out.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #141 on: June 17, 2006, 12:51:21 pm »
Apologies, I have been away for a time.

I'll send you a PM with the required info for approval shortly, I just need to address a few other issues first. Hopefully you haven't given up on us yet. Keep an eye on your PMs, I should be able to get to it later today or tomorrow.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #142 on: June 21, 2006, 12:33:21 pm »
Everyone,

As I'm sure you all already know, Bonk iis a man of his word.
I am now able to play the game, & am extremely happy!

JB

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #143 on: June 26, 2006, 10:26:46 pm »
and to think of all the people that didnt find this place....

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« Reply #144 on: July 29, 2006, 01:12:22 am »
Lucky for me I have all the original release CD's with keys.  Glad you guys are still showing up.  Feel sorry for those that don't have the know how to look for this site.  A buddy of mine finally picked up OP a while back and he has had a blast with it.

Current news is I am looking for someone with code experience to possibly help finish ShipEdit for the current versions of OP and EAW.  For all those new folks, SE is the easiest and best way to modify your shiplist files.

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« Reply #145 on: August 12, 2006, 02:58:06 am »
I bought the game a few years ago; I believe the source was Chips And Bits. 

The key on the CD case did not work of course, so I sent mail to Taldren ( obviously still in business at the time ) and they sent me the correct code.

I would not fault KB Toys or any of the other sellers that the codes are wrong; they do have responsibility to try to stop selling the game ONCE they know the codes are bad.  It's Taldren's ( or Interplay's ) fault that faulty codes were sent.

Haven't played the game in a while; finished the Fed campaign then moved on to other entertainment.

Never got around to buying Orion Pirates.

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« Reply #146 on: August 18, 2006, 09:36:40 am »
Well I do hate to sound a like a broken record, but seeing as I am a new user to this forum, I to have to say that I only found it because I brought the game and having the same problems as everyone else.  although, I don't know who the OP's are... I guess I'll keep reading the other posts, but just to make sure we're all on the same page... I purchased Empires At War, and am unable to play the game because the CD key is in error.  Got it at Sam's club.  The game is at home, where my internet connection has been stopped for "troubleshooting" I hate AT&T sometimes, but I digress....
I can't prove that I own it yet, so I'll send my screen shot when I get back to work with it.

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« Reply #147 on: August 28, 2006, 01:11:24 am »
We have a procedure to handle such situations.

I will be away from Dyaverse.net as of tomorrow, so please PM FA_Frey_XC and he should be able to help you, though he is very busy lately so please be patient, and thanks for your interest in SFC.

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« Reply #148 on: September 04, 2006, 02:24:59 am »
I must admit that I'm amazed that this topic is still active, I bought eaw more than two years ago, ran into this problem and gave up, its been sitting on my self since then, now there is hope I will do as the others have and I can't wait to play it.

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« Reply #149 on: September 13, 2006, 09:31:36 am »
I have the same problem.  Wrong key on cd case.  I guess I'll get in-line w/everyone else...

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #150 on: September 13, 2006, 12:23:49 pm »
For you last two guys since Bonks reply above, please PM Frey  (Read  bonks post and click on Frey's name), and  explain that you have EAW and got the wrong key.  He should be able to help you out.  Patience please though, as he is busy  ;)

BTW, if you like EAW, you should look into OP.  It's the same game, just with more goodies, and there is still a pretty active Dynaverse II online community  (See Dynaverse II experience forums).
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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #151 on: December 06, 2006, 09:54:49 pm »
Please help! I am new here. My son has Empires at War, it was installed on his computer, but his dad upgraded it. The problem is that when it was originally installed the key did not work, we contacted the company, they sent us a new one that did work. But, now that we need to reinstall it on his newer computer, we cannot find the key they sent us - all we have is the key on the jewel box that does not work. I have been searching for a couple of months now for help - the comany is out of business I think? To get this game working would be a wonderful Christmas gift for my son! Thank you if you can help me!

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #152 on: December 06, 2006, 10:53:40 pm »
Same instruction daniel....send frey a private message.....meet some minimum proof that you in fact own EAW and it's not a pirated copy....and he'll help you out...

But as others have said...frey is a rather busy man....it might take a while....but if you've waited a couple months...a few days shouldnt be a problem...if you dont hear back from him in a few days...send another private message..but dont spam him...

You might also try and find a copy of Orion Pirates on eBAY...since we play SFC2:Orion pirates now for the most part...

You've found the right place...but it's not an automatic thing... ;)

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« Reply #153 on: December 07, 2006, 11:50:01 am »
I have sent a note, as instructed above.  I too was tripped up on this issue a year ago, and recently found my copy, and tried again with a new computer I was given.

Just a thought, but the company that made this game (SFC II) is gone. You would actually be helping to support SFC gaming and the stores supporting this game by simply posting the code on line.  Its not like someone is missing out on their revenue since the games designers are out of business.  And you will be saving yourselves this headache!

Just a thougt to try and help.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #154 on: December 08, 2006, 04:12:54 pm »
I have sent a note, as instructed above.  I too was tripped up on this issue a year ago, and recently found my copy, and tried again with a new computer I was given.

Just a thought, but the company that made this game (SFC II) is gone. You would actually be helping to support SFC gaming and the stores supporting this game by simply posting the code on line.  Its not like someone is missing out on their revenue since the games designers are out of business.  And you will be saving yourselves this headache!

Just a thougt to try and help.

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Um...no...we will continue to assist those who bought SFC2 or Op with a new functional key....but posting such coding on the net will allow people to pirate the games illegally....and we wont do that....we have permission to issue keys....and that's it...

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« Reply #155 on: December 08, 2006, 06:41:16 pm »
People can always make copies of a game and then pass the working code key with it.  Clearly  what the people on this site are concerned about is illegal, or they would not require having confirmation of sale (however you do that, anyway).   But if you have a pirated copy, you probably will make sure that you have a working key, or if you are making them you will publish them with a working key.  And I certainly know the difference between pirated software in the marketplace vs. legit software.  If it is not legit, i won't buy it, out of concern that I will get a bad copy with bad security, much less the fact that its the wrong thing to do anyway.

If you have the authorization to pass out the key, and that is it, thats fine.  But the people who made the game should do the right thing and make the code public.  That way they can give back to the players who have already paid their money for the game, but can't play it because of THEIR error.

By the way, do you still email frey?  I sent him one a couple of days ago and have not heard from him.  He's either busy or not comin' round no more.  Is there someone else to contact?  What proof do you need.  I have the box, the little folder and the book...

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #156 on: December 09, 2006, 12:18:52 am »
People can always make copies of a game and then pass the working code key with it.

Yes they can make a zillion copies...but with one one key...one one copy can play online at a time...

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  Clearly  what the people on this site are concerned about is illegal, or they would not require having confirmation of sale (however you do that, anyway).

Correct....we have process that satisfies a reasonable assurance that you own the game....even if you bought it used...

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   But if you have a pirated copy, you probably will make sure that you have a working key, or if you are making them you will publish them with a working key.

See above....each disk comes with a unique key....if that key is in use somewhere else....it wont work...

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  And I certainly know the difference between pirated software in the marketplace vs. legit software.

No one is doubting that you bought it...or that you are not legit...

Interplay shiped many copies with bad keys....they shipped OP...with EAW keys even...

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  If it is not legit, i won't buy it, out of concern that I will get a bad copy with bad security, much less the fact that its the wrong thing to do anyway.

No doubt...

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If you have the authorization to pass out the key, and that is it, thats fine. 

Yeppers...

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But the people who made the game should do the right thing and make the code public.  That way they can give back to the players who have already paid their money for the game, but can't play it because of THEIR error.

Slight problem with that....there is no one left "who made the game" as a legal entity...Taldren is bankrupt and out of business...

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By the way, do you still email frey?  I sent him one a couple of days ago and have not heard from him.  He's either busy or not comin' round no more.  Is there someone else to contact?  What proof do you need.  I have the box, the little folder and the book...

Irishfarmer

Bonk was doing the CD key aid.....but he took a job way up north and has no internet access at the moment...and for the near future...

To my knowlege...Frey is the man to talk too...be patient...it takes a few days sometimes....it's not unusual....Frey owns the site...he is not gone for long.....but he usually gone for a day or two...

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« Reply #157 on: December 12, 2006, 07:57:00 pm »
Can you pm me and let me know what other proof you need?  I am happy to furnish whatever you need....


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« Reply #158 on: December 15, 2006, 08:29:12 am »
Same instruction daniel....send frey a private message.....meet some minimum proof that you in fact own EAW and it's not a pirated copy....and he'll help you out...

But as others have said...frey is a rather busy man....it might take a while....but if you've waited a couple months...a few days shouldnt be a problem...if you dont hear back from him in a few days...send another private message..but dont spam him...

You might also try and find a copy of Orion Pirates on eBAY...since we play SFC2:Orion pirates now for the most part...

You've found the right place...but it's not an automatic thing... ;)

Thanks - I will do that - I am so sorry - I had not checked back - the holiday preps got the best of me. But, you are very right, that we have waited this long, a bit longer will not matter. I already told my son to not get his hopes up, so if something good does happen, he will be doubly thrilled.  Question - Orion Pirates does not have the same bad code key issue? Oh, and does it run on Windows 2000? His upgraded computer did not go all the way to XP.

Thanks again!!

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« Reply #159 on: March 25, 2007, 05:22:25 am »
Is there any way around this issue? I actually had it working at one point but now it no longer works. I know this is an older game but I enjoyed it and wanted to play again.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #160 on: April 03, 2007, 09:04:19 am »
Hello Avatar

Welcome to the Starfleet Command Forum

what is your problem and i will try to help you?


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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #161 on: April 03, 2007, 11:59:20 pm »
Question, Since OP is getting hard to find.  Any chance we could BUY new CD Keys from you guys?
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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #162 on: April 05, 2007, 12:57:36 pm »
i can sell mine, but i don't know if the cd key can be use for multyplayer, i never play multy player and i don't rememeber if i buy the game use or new.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #163 on: April 05, 2007, 02:17:07 pm »
Just so ya know, if you play Orion Pirates or Empires at War over at Gamespy you can give your key to 20 people and you all can play together with that same key at the same time, BUT if you play on the Dynaverse only 1 player with that key can play at a time.

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« Reply #164 on: April 05, 2007, 05:27:29 pm »
that's good to know :)

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« Reply #165 on: February 27, 2008, 05:02:01 pm »
I purchased EAW and it came with the OP 16 character key.  I need help from whichever admin is currently dealing with the keys.  Thanks for your help.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #166 on: February 27, 2008, 05:27:55 pm »
first Welcome to the dynaverse forum

two go here:http://www.dynaverse.net/forum/index.php/board,3269.0.html

its the place for cd key problem :)

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« Reply #167 on: February 27, 2008, 05:31:18 pm »
opp s you already here :)

well don't worry you will received a new number soon.

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« Reply #168 on: March 22, 2008, 04:33:07 pm »
Hi, I just found Star fleet Command 2: Empires at war under some stuff in my room and I decided to play it again only to find my cd key invalid. I have switched computers since I got it, I have lost the case but I have a pretty good idea were it could be. Thanks

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« Reply #169 on: October 24, 2008, 10:33:55 am »
hello, i bought starfleet command empires at war II a few years ago. it was new from store. it came with the 16 digit code that says it is invalid. i need to get a 20 digit code i guess. i had it previously installed on my computer. i dont remeber how installed it years ago? but mt old hard drive got a virus and crashed recently. so i am in the process of installing all my games again on the new hard drive.  so what do i need to do? coantact Frey? is that right?

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« Reply #170 on: October 24, 2008, 11:23:37 am »
i think so, anyway he will be able to help you for that.


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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #171 on: October 24, 2008, 01:23:41 pm »
Yes.. send FA_Frey_XC a PM and he can help you out.
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« Reply #172 on: October 24, 2008, 06:00:40 pm »
My wife accidental threw my OP CD case away with my code on it. ( It caused the only fight we have had to date. I got really upset :-[)

 Is it possible to get another? I want to install the new OP plus.

 BTW Thanks Pestilence !! :)

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #173 on: October 26, 2008, 12:56:01 pm »
Ravok

Taldren gave Frey the CD Key Generator for EAW and OP .. If you send him a PM, he may ask for some information of the edge of the CD to verify that you have a legit copy, at that time, he will give you a new key for the game.

What I do is make a copy of the game disk since it is not secure rom and since it is not required to be in the drive to play the game,, after making a copy of the disk, I write my key of the CD itself.. this way it doesn't get lost.. Just an idea for ya (plus you would also have a backup of the game).
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« Reply #174 on: October 26, 2008, 02:26:34 pm »
Ravok

Taldren gave Frey the CD Key Generator for EAW and OP .. If you send him a PM, he may ask for some information of the edge of the CD to verify that you have a legit copy, at that time, he will give you a new key for the game.

What I do is make a copy of the game disk since it is not secure rom and since it is not required to be in the drive to play the game,, after making a copy of the disk, I write my key of the CD itself.. this way it doesn't get lost.. Just an idea for ya (plus you would also have a backup of the game).


 Thanks Pestalence. :) But im a computer moron.
 How would I go about doing such a thing??

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #175 on: October 26, 2008, 02:43:26 pm »
Basically, create a new folder and copy the contents of your game CD to the folder (all files).

Remove the game disk

Insert a blank CD-R disk

Highlight all files and folders from the new folder and drag them to your CD Icon.. a window will pop up showing the files.. click Burn and set burn speed to x16 (medium).. You can also label the disk SFCOP at this time too.. when the disk is finished burning.. it will eject and then re-insert itself and you ahould see the Auto-play window pop up if the burn was sucessful..

This is using the native Windows burning protocal.. You get a cleaner burn if you have Nero.. with nero, all you have to do is click Disk Backup and follow the instructions.
Just make sure that you do not burn faster than x16 or you get read errors upon installing from that disk.
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« Reply #176 on: December 26, 2008, 10:55:07 am »
First things first.

I am a COMPLETE Moron when it comes to computer stuff.

My son bought me a copy of SFC:OP for XMas.(Drooled when I saw it. Wanted it for years.) I seem to be having some trouble getting it to accept the code listed on the jewel case. This code matches what is on the CD itself except the first two letters are different. The code is 12 characters long (excluding dashes). I tried it twice first in UC then LC.

I already had trouble getting anything typed in the Key area. But read the tip on resizing the window and it worked for my XP operating system.

BTW other than the code on the CD that I mentioned above I dont see any other sort of numbers on the CD that would be of use.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #177 on: December 26, 2008, 09:27:27 pm »
First things first.

I am a COMPLETE Moron when it comes to computer stuff.

My son bought me a copy of SFC:OP for XMas.(Drooled when I saw it. Wanted it for years.) I seem to be having some trouble getting it to accept the code listed on the jewel case. This code matches what is on the CD itself except the first two letters are different. The code is 12 characters long (excluding dashes). I tried it twice first in UC then LC.

I already had trouble getting anything typed in the Key area. But read the tip on resizing the window and it worked for my XP operating system.

BTW other than the code on the CD that I mentioned above I dont see any other sort of numbers on the CD that would be of use.

Taldren gave FA_Frey_XC the CD Key Generator for EAW and OP .. If you send him a PM, he may ask for some information of the edge of the CD to verify that you have a legit copy, at that time, he will give you a new key for the game.
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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #178 on: July 12, 2009, 09:09:57 pm »
Well we all know why I am posting here so I don't think I need to explain it. i had a legit key obtained from interplay years ago and then like the *sarcastic tone* super-organized genius that i am, lost it and switched computers. Help.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #179 on: October 03, 2009, 11:48:51 am »
Is Frey the only one with the key generator??

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #180 on: January 22, 2010, 09:23:43 pm »
Can someone please tell me how to talk to a moderator.  I got a new computer and don't have the cd key, but do have the original discs I purchased.  I would like to play the game again.  thanks

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« Reply #181 on: January 23, 2010, 01:25:26 pm »
how do i im a moderator.  I have the original discs.  jack

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #182 on: January 23, 2010, 02:24:37 pm »
I sent you a private message Jack. Use the "My Messages" menu item at the top of the forums to read it and reply.

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« Reply #183 on: February 17, 2010, 05:14:03 pm »
I am having the same problem, I went into the readme file and emailed interplay, and here is the response that I got:

Ms. Jones,
It sounds like the printed CD-key is incorrect. Unfortunately, we do not have a way to generate new CD keys to replace the misprint. We no longer have the Star Trek license, and when we could no longer sell the game, they deleted the CD-key generator.

However, try this forum:

http://www.dynaverse.net/forum/index.php?board=3269.0

It's a SFC fan-site, and they have access to the CD-key generator.

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« Reply #184 on: June 27, 2010, 01:27:33 pm »
If i could get help as well, I had the game years ago and now just tried putting it on my laptop but I can't find my box or case with the authentication key anywhere.

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #185 on: April 18, 2011, 06:30:20 pm »
I recently purchased a copy of SFCII EaW online; I figured out how to run in compatibility mode, but when I get to the first screen it asks for my CD-key code it won't let me type anything it just "pings" at me as I type.

I have a CD-key and everything and as near as I can tell my copy is legitimate.

I found this site as I searched for a solution.

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« Reply #186 on: April 18, 2011, 07:13:38 pm »
satyrQ, if you have not found the answer here already: create a new shortcut to StarFleet2.exe, use it to run the game.

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« Reply #187 on: July 23, 2011, 09:42:27 am »
I've just bought Starfleet Command; Orion Pirates, (second hand copy from Amazon), and I'm having the same problem. I was devastated when the game would not accept the registration code, after looking forward to playing it so much. If anyone could help or PM me a solution I'd be really grateful!

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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #188 on: July 23, 2011, 10:16:14 am »
Davmog, likely you have an EAW CD key that was shipped with OP.  It's a known issue.  You'll have to PM Frey, as it says higher up in the thread.  He'll ask you for some information, and then provided it checks out, he'll send you a new key.
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Re: EAW CD Key problem. What do I do now??
« Reply #189 on: July 23, 2011, 12:38:03 pm »
Or just get a copy on the market: http://www.dynaverse.net/market for $6. Worth it, just for the savings in everybody's time. However if that is not acceptable, we can manually process OP CD key requests with an exchange of several emails or PMs with a series of questions to verify that you do indeed have a legitimate copy. (which is a pain in the ass)

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« 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?
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