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Steam and COD4 CD kEY

Stiffe

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Was wondering if anyone knows if this works?

I want to get COD4 and I see that I can get a CD Key off Ebay for like 20bucks. Unregistered.

Can i then register the CD key with steam and then download the game?

The cd key does not come with dvd/cds just cd-key only.

Thanks for the help
 

I4AT

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Steam has specific keys that generally aren't interchangeable with retail bought ones. It depends on the game whether or not it would work, but there aren't many that do.
 

Maleficus

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why bother with steam? also i believe their is a method to add games to steam even if they aren't steam version. I could add my UT2k4 to my steam account i believe, but why would I?
 

murderburger

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Originally posted by: Maleficus
why bother with steam? also i believe their is a method to add games to steam even if they aren't steam version. I could add my UT2k4 to my steam account i believe, but why would I?
That's a valid question. If COD4 doesn't require registering the key with steam, I wouldn't do it. I bought Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 from Target and it required that I register it with Steam. It wouldn't install unless I used the Steam software. I can't play the game more than 30 minutes without getting motion sickness. Now I regret not creating another steam account so I can give the game away to a relative. The game is now tied to my main steam account and hasn't been played in about 6 months.
 

wbynum

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Steam sucks. It's total BS that they don't allow you to give/sell your Steam games to other people. People should take more a stand when companies change their policies to screw over the customer.

Anyways, off my soap box. Here's a link to a Steam help page that shows which games you can register and download through Steam if you have an unused retail key:

https://support.steampowered.c...php?ref=7480-WUSF-3601
 

Canai

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Originally posted by: murderburger
Originally posted by: Maleficus
why bother with steam? also i believe their is a method to add games to steam even if they aren't steam version. I could add my UT2k4 to my steam account i believe, but why would I?
That's a valid question. If COD4 doesn't require registering the key with steam, I wouldn't do it. I bought Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 from Target and it required that I register it with Steam. It wouldn't install unless I used the Steam software. I can't play the game more than 30 minutes without getting motion sickness. Now I regret not creating another steam account so I can give the game away to a relative. The game is now tied to my main steam account and hasn't been played in about 6 months.
I wish I could reg my CoD4 with Steam, let it take care of patching and additional content. I don't really sell my old games at all, so that never really bothered me (I still play most of them occasionally).
 

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