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Why Can't I play Crysis Warhead Anymore?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Whilhelm, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Whilhelm

    Whilhelm New Member

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    Ok so I just went to launch Crysis Warhead and I got this error messege.

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    WTF this is stupid I have only installed it twice and now I have to purchase another key :banghead:

    Anybody know how to fix this without having to buy another copy of a game that I already own?

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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Hmm, looks like Crysis has a limit on installs. Did you get this used?
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    I haven't seen this with Crysis before!!:confused: Call thier support number and raise hell.:rockout:
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    Crysis limits installs to 5 different machines, so I am going to guess Warhead has similar restrictions. Chances are your key is in use by some warez site, or being generated in a Key generator. It happened to my friend with Crysis, he just had to call their tech support line, then email them a scan of his proof of purchase, and they issued him another key.
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    I got the game new and have only installed it twice. It is so annoying for people that actually buy games and get treated like a pirate by the developer. I hate EA :banghead:
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    me too, this happened to me too after 1 install .
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    It's complete crap. Bioshock had the same problem, but got ALOT of flak for it and increased the number of installs as well as allowing you to un register it.
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    That may not be a good idea to post that here. I got the game working again thanks.
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    That has to be one of the funniest things that I have ever seen. Thank you for that!
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    A good way to get rid of the is just use the No Cd crack and it will fix your problem it did for me when i had the problem and still works online cuz of the legit key
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    you were right, how did you get it working anyways?
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    All I can say is that it works and EA had nothing to do with it. :laugh:
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    But if you have paid for the game.....it makes no sense to do that.

    You are giving up your own rights and if that's the case you shouldn't have bought it in the first place.
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    I just want to play it on my new video cards and I don't have to wait till Monday. I will probably still call them to get a new key. I know that I am going to have to jump through a bunch of hoops with EA to get a new key to replace one that should have worked in the first place.

    Its just one of those ironic things where the DRM is there to protect the company from piracy and it doesn't stop it at all. If anything it makes users more wary of which games that they buy. It sucks to be an end user who pays for a game that no longer works where the pirates are playing it with no issues.
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    Makes it pointless to buy a game then doesnt it?
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    It makes a point not to pirate games. Since the pirates are the ones taking away the gaming fun from the people that do it right. If everyone were to go on pirating games, what the hell is the incentive for game companies to even make games anymore?:rolleyes:
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    Yeah I buy all of my games legit because if everyone pirates these games then the PC gaming market will just keep shrinking. It just sucks when a paying customer gets screwed by software meant to stop piracy.
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    I don't mind some DRM, but I refuse to buy any Securom titles. It just takes it too far. I was OK with having to put the CD in, I was ok with having your key verified when you play online (and only when you play online), but when you treat me, the paying customer, like a criminal by limiting my number of installs, and making me call a toll line to beg for a new key or activation code, but not guarantying that I actually get it, i draw the line. This is just too restrictive and invasive. EA will not be getting my money for any titles that have this scheme.

    There is just no excuse for all of this. They say copy protection is put into place to prevent piracy, yet, what exactly are they preventing? Nothing. Both this and Spore were both available online before they were even officially released, sans DRM mind you. The only thing this accomplishes is the burdening of their honest, paying customers by making them jump thru unnecessary hoops and treating them like a criminal. None of these titles will ever be on my system. As long as EA keeps this up, they have lost a customer in me.

    The only thing copy protection accomplishes is annoying paying customers, and driving up development costs (and therefore retail prices) thru licensing fees.
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    ^ i tend to agree with the above. because if they make it too hard for the paying customer to play after X number of reinstalls or because the licensing key got jacked by some key gen then you know what....that paying customer if they have no other recourse and they still want to play what they PAID for is going to go grab a game off a torrent or use a no cd crack. the very thing EA and the likes say they are trying to discourage!

    because why should a customer have to jump through hoops or beg for something they already bought? or worse yet have to buy it again? only for it to possibly happen again!

    makes no sense
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    well there would be just as much problems with unlimited installs because the disc would just float around all of the persons friends....
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    Thats true right there, I used to do that with Call of Duty.

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