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  •  01-10-2011, 10:53 AM 907502
    arne19 arne19 is not online. Last active: 01-10-2011, 1:58 PM
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    Subject: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help

    haay 

    I lost my cd key of age of empires III but I have still all the cd's and an expansion pack of the warchiefs and the cd key of warchiefs but there is no way I can install that one without having installed age of empires III.

    I have it still installed on my other pc but he is almost dead so can anyone help me?

     

    thx 

  •  01-10-2011, 11:45 AM 907505 in reply to 907502
    Ryz0n Ryz0n is not online. Last active: 12-08-2014, 11:48 PM
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help
    Unfortunately you need a valid CD key for the core game and each expansion to install them all.  We can't provide a replacement for lost keys. 
  •  01-10-2011, 12:21 PM 907511 in reply to 907505
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help

    but I have still my cd's is there any way I can see them in my installation on my other pc or just get them back with a cd code or something? 

     

    regards 

  •  01-10-2011, 1:45 PM 907526 in reply to 907511
    Ryz0n Ryz0n is not online. Last active: 12-08-2014, 11:48 PM
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help
    There's no officially supported way to do that. If there are any other functioning ways currently, I am not aware.
  •  01-10-2011, 1:48 PM 907527 in reply to 907526
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help
    Ryz0n:
    There's no officially supported way to do that. If there are any other functioning ways currently, I am not aware.
    Any unofficial ways? You don't have to answer as a moderator.

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  •  01-10-2011, 1:58 PM 907530 in reply to 907502
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help
    arne19:

    I have it still installed on my other pc

    If you can at least get the game to run on this PC far enough to get to the Main Menu -> Options -> About then the Product ID at the bottom is your CD key. Make sure you do this on vanilla (no expansions) to get the correct CD key.

    freak123:
    Ryz0n:
    There's no officially supported way to do that. If there are any other functioning ways currently, I am not aware.
    Any unofficial ways
    The Product ID must be in the game files somewhere -- in the case that it won't run on his other computer, he could probably get it from wherever that is. I looked but couldn't find where is was stored.
  •  01-10-2011, 2:30 PM 907535 in reply to 907530
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help

    The product ID is associated with a CD key in some process I don't entirely understand, but as far as I'm aware you can't reverse engineer your CD key from it.  Sorry. 

    Musketeer925:
    arne19:

    I have it still installed on my other pc

    If you can at least get the game to run on this PC far enough to get to the Main Menu -> Options -> About then the Product ID at the bottom is your CD key. Make sure you do this on vanilla (no expansions) to get the correct CD key.

    freak123:
    Ryz0n:
    There's no officially supported way to do that. If there are any other functioning ways currently, I am not aware.
    Any unofficial ways
    The Product ID must be in the game files somewhere -- in the case that it won't run on his other computer, he could probably get it from wherever that is. I looked but couldn't find where is was stored.

  •  01-10-2011, 2:56 PM 907541 in reply to 907535
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help

    1. If your hard drive works fine then make sure your game is saved in a spot where you can find it.

    2. Unscrew screws at side of computer and take cover off.

    3. Take hard drive out of old computer and put it in an empty hard drive spot in new computer.

    4. Hook it up and open game.

    I'm guessing this won't work but tell me if you even try it.


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  •  01-10-2011, 9:30 PM 907595 in reply to 907541
    freak123 freak123 is not online. Last active: 07-19-2013, 10:57 PM
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help

    Don't. Just don't.

     

     

    Anyway, could you perhaps copy the game and all files from ur comp onto a mem stick and move that way?


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  •  01-10-2011, 10:12 PM 907610 in reply to 907595
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help
    no due to all the registries. go babysit your neighbor for an evening, and earn 30$. Then go buy another copy

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  •  01-11-2011, 2:15 PM 907669 in reply to 907595
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help
    freak123:

    Don't. Just don't.

     

     

    Anyway, could you perhaps copy the game and all files from ur comp onto a mem stick and move that way?

    Nope, that won't work - the game installation is much more than just the files being expanded.  

    As far as I'm aware in this situation he would need to purchase another copy of AOE3.  Its why you want to hold onto your game CD keys.  (I keep all of mine written in one place in addition to the physical booklets with the games) 

  •  01-11-2011, 3:19 PM 907687 in reply to 907669
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help

    I have one last suggestion: use a friends cd's. You have your own account and you bought the game. just use his nilla, twc, and tad cd's to install and use you ESO account that you already had. If you did't have, sorry, you need a new game.

     


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  •  01-11-2011, 6:13 PM 907716 in reply to 907687
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help
    Ryz0n:
    The product ID is associated with a CD key in some process I don't entirely understand, but as far as I'm aware you can't reverse engineer your CD key from it. Sorry.
    But yet, it must be in the game files themselves elsewhere, because it is not going to go though a very complicated process every time to retrieve the CD Key/Product ID just to tell you what it is in the Options -> About menu.

    I would think it'd be in the UI files or something. I guess it could be stored directly in the .exe (of the game files, not on the CD) though, which would be nearly impossible to reverse-engineer.

    (Note to guy: Buy a new copy. Ignore any more of my posts because they're just me being curious as to where the CD key is. Finding it isn't worth it rather than spending $30.)

  •  01-11-2011, 6:21 PM 907720 in reply to 907687
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help
    freak123:

    I have one last suggestion: use a friends cd's. You have your own account and you bought the game. just use his nilla, twc, and tad cd's to install and use you ESO account that you already had. If you did't have, sorry, you need a new game.

     

    If you use your friends CD Key and installation of AOE to let you login to ESO using your account will put you and your friends accounts in danger of getting banned.

    Do NOT share your CD keys.  Use the CD Key associated with your ESO account only.



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  •  01-11-2011, 6:43 PM 907727 in reply to 907716
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    Subject: Re: Lost my cd key but hava still all cd's!! please help
    Musketeer925:
    Ryz0n:
    The product ID is associated with a CD key in some process I don't entirely understand, but as far as I'm aware you can't reverse engineer your CD key from it. Sorry.
    But yet, it must be in the game files themselves elsewhere, because it is not going to go though a very complicated process every time to retrieve the CD Key/Product ID just to tell you what it is in the Options -> About menu.

     

    I would think it'd be in the UI files or something. I guess it could be stored directly in the .exe (of the game files, not on the CD) though, which would be nearly impossible to reverse-engineer.

    (Note to guy: Buy a new copy. Ignore any more of my posts because they're just me being curious as to where the CD key is. Finding it isn't worth it rather than spending $30.)

    The Product ID (PID) is created when the CD Key (Product Key) is entered on installation using the correct CD (Year of Distribution).

    In order to generate a PID the CD Key needs to match the installation files (mgspid.dll, pidgen.dll).  When the installation is complete the PID will be published.  If successful the PID will be seen in the registry or About section of the game.



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