1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Has anyone got a valid keycode for Deadspace please

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Numbnuts, 8 Nov 2009.

  1. AMG

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Aug 2008

    Posts: 4,702

    Location: lincs, spalding

    lol, thats just wrong cracking games that you paid for :p


    yeah EA do a de activation thing like the others have said

    why phone them when you can drop them a web note?
     
  2. uv

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 May 2006

    Posts: 8,435

    Location: Manchester

    No you don't. You can register the serial on EA Download Manager, as I've done with Mirror's Edge and Burnout.

    All he has to do is raise a support ticket with EA, and they'll reset his activation limit. I've done the same with Crysis, Mirror's Edge, Burnout and FarCry with Ubisoft. Activation limits are the bane of my life, considering the number of HDD failures I've had!
     
  3. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 30 Jun 2007

    Posts: 66,594

    Location: Wales


    i do it with most of my retail games. means i don't have to bother with discs.
     
  4. AMG

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Aug 2008

    Posts: 4,702

    Location: lincs, spalding

    point taken :p Dead space works without the CD for me :confused:
     
  5. Fromez

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2009

    Posts: 191

    As others have said, just login to EA support and ask them to allow you to activate your serial key. They will be happy to oblige.

    I've warmed to EA recently. All their recent games play without the disk (if you bought retail), and authorizations can be manually managed with their deauthorization tool, which is how DRM should be if it's forced on the customer.

    Contrast that with Bioshock, a 2 year old game which STILL requires 3 different piracy checks and doesn't play without the disk in drive.
     
  6. apeZ

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Sep 2008

    Posts: 4,302

    Location: Kent, England

    I really, really do not agree with EA's DRM, or DRM in general.

    I buy a game. I play the game. No-one tells me how many times I can reinstall it, and I sure as hell am not footing a phone bill, nor waiting 3 days on their support for something I have paid for the privilege to play.

    Maybe its just me. If I pay to go to the cinema to see a film, I don't expect them to stop it halfway through and go around checking everyones ticket. Nor do I expect to have to stop eating halfway through my lunch and have to show that I paid for it a few minutes earlier. It shouldn't be any different with games.

    I'm against piracy, and I agree that developers should find ways to combat it, but when someone who has bought the game in a legit manner has limits on their installation and has to apparently jump through hoops to re-activate it, I seriously despair :/
     
  7. Ant123

    Gangster

    Joined: 2 Apr 2009

    Posts: 255

    This.
     
  8. Fromez

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2009

    Posts: 191

    I'd agree, and have experienced waits reactivating my Test Drive Unlimited and Just Cause.

    However, with EA it's different. Burnout Paradise and Mass Effect can be deauthorized by you from the Game Explorer menu in Vista, and for Dead Space you can download a deauthorization tool. This allows you to dis-activate all your games before you reformat your PC or add different parts, no interaction with EA support necessary.

    If you deauthorize every time you need to, you shouldn't be caught in this situation. Computer failure is the only time where you can't control it, but that's hardly going to happen 5 times is it?
     
  9. AMG

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Aug 2008

    Posts: 4,702

    Location: lincs, spalding

    farcry 2 does this, if you care its a bad game anyways :p
     
  10. Dano

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Dec 2006

    Posts: 9,573

    Location: UK

    So you'll be happy to spend a few hours locating, downloading and using de-authorisation tools in the future will you? (I've not got a single game where I can de-authorise from a readily available menu entry and have in both instances had to spend time attempting to locate the tool to download so my opinion here is a little biased...) And yes, it is likely to happen that five are lost due to failure given enough time.

    It's a frankly stupid hoop to make genuine customers jump through, one that yet again the pirates don't have to do.

    It is the pirates who should be punished and hassled, not the paying customer and until that becomes the defacto state of affairs then discussions on how DRM is handled will continue.
     
  11. Numbnuts

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Sep 2007

    Posts: 214

    Good God, im being accused of all sorts here. Get a grip fellas i was only asking. Ok ill phone EA.
    Btw im not a scammer and i take great offense at this BS.
    To all the guys who have given decent answers, thanks for your help :)
     
  12. Fromez

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2009

    Posts: 191

    I agree with your sentiments, but hours?

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ea+deauthorize

    I've downloaded the deauthorization tool of the applicable games and have them backed up. Does not take hours.
     
  13. synixx

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Nov 2007

    Posts: 2,342

    Location: Scotland

    Just send them an email on their support page. I ran out of installs for warhead and they gave me an extra install.
     
  14. DB_SamX

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 8,256

    Location: Winchester

    If all else fails, I have bought it from EA store but not even downloaded or even install it. If there's a way you can have my code, let me know how and I'll give it to you. I prob won't play it.
     
  15. synixx

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Nov 2007

    Posts: 2,342

    Location: Scotland

    i'm pretty sure that calling ea will work and i'm not sure if you can give ppl your cd keys.
     
    Last edited: 10 Nov 2009
  16. Dano

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Dec 2006

    Posts: 9,573

    Location: UK

     
    Last edited: 10 Nov 2009
  17. iviv

    Soldato

    Joined: 2 Jun 2007

    Posts: 6,841

    Location: Mornington Crescent

    Most of the time, people format their PC because something is wrong with it. Maybe there's a virus stopping internet activity?

    Anyway, if I want to uninstall, I don't want to have to uninstall all of my games first, its a waste of time!
     
  18. Fromez

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2009

    Posts: 191

    @ Dano

    I've done it in the past and it's not taken hours.

    @ iviv

    You don't have to uninstall, I can deauthorize the 4 EA games I own with the tool in under a minute, no further uninstall needed.

    EA's End User License Agreement on their site and Direct2Drive allows a one-time transfer to another person.
     
  19. snowdog

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,553

    Location: Netherlands

    Speak for yourself and tbh, you'd have to be stupid to buy the same game twice imo.
    The point is, a crack will make you able to play the game within 2 minutes of googling it. EA support might take hours or days...

    Exactly.
     
  20. Dano

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Dec 2006

    Posts: 9,573

    Location: UK

    Where did I say it did?