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Old July 7th, 2009, 07:17 PM
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Well, it's been a while since I played SE5, and I was just going to install it on my laptop ... for old times sake. And I discovered ... I never saved the CD Key number, and the game needs it to install. I am soooo stupid.

I'm guessing, an older patch removed the need for a key, which is why I didn't keep it, or do I remember wrong? Anyway, I suppose I should ask Strategy First if they'll sell me another key, for a nominal fee ... but I'm probably not going to take it that far.

So if anyone has other, legal, and moral options, I'd like to hear about them. Otherwise, I can be pretty satisfied with SE4.

Cheers all.
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Old July 8th, 2009, 12:45 AM
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It requires a CD key? No wonder I never got it too work. Contact SFI and request a new key. They should have you on file. If not beg Aaron to help you out. Or David Gervais.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 01:31 PM
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It requires a CD key?
Yeah - just checked:
I have the "Exclusive Bonus Edition" here (which is Se4 and 5 in one package), and there's a sticker on that paper CD wrapper ... maybe you want to check if you overlooked that?
If you've thrown away that wrapper, you're out of luck I guess
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Old July 9th, 2009, 04:27 PM
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Usually, I do save the little sticker. At least, I have every other time. If I don't keep the jewel case, I tape the sticker onto the slot in the soft case where I put everything. Maybe I kept the jewel case for SE5, or maybe I taped it, or copied it by hand into the manual. I will have to look for it.

I don't know why I'm remembering that the CD key was no longer needed after a certain patch level. Maybe that was Starfury. Or maybe that was SE4? I was hoping it was the case now, with SE5, and I'd just be an interim patch away from playing. Thanks anyways guys.
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The key was always needed. Just contact Strategy First tech support, explain the situation, and see if they'll give you a new key (for no charge). Or, just stick with the more-solid SE4.
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Maybe I kept the jewel case for SE5
I don't recall there ever being a jewel case edition of SEV.
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