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December 10, 2010 7:45:18 PM

Hello, I was shopping for a game and came across the term "CD key" and I'm wondering if buying just that allows you to play the game or do you need an actual disc/download? I know this is a dork question but I'm sometimes computer illiterate...lol.

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December 10, 2010 7:56:19 PM

hemohomeboy said:
Hello, I was shopping for a game and came across the term "CD key" and I'm wondering if buying just that allows you to play the game or do you need an actual disc/download? I know this is a dork question but I'm sometimes computer illiterate...lol.


By shopping, I am assuming you were checking the torrents. You need the actual disk/download.

I would avoid anything with CD Key like the plague. Its probably a scam and/or virus
December 11, 2010 4:45:24 AM

Actually, it really was to pay for the game. Included in the shopping results was an ad-Cd key 17.99 for the game I was looking at and I knew that you have the codes to validate a game but I had never heard of someone selling a CD key without the software and was just wondering what it was and how it worked. I couldn't find an answer on the net that I understood. Thanx for your reply.
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December 11, 2010 7:14:21 AM

That sounds illegal to me. Unless it's something like Steam where you buy the games as downloads. But offering just a CD key and no download doesn't sound legit.
December 11, 2010 2:42:40 PM

Every time you buy a game it comes with a CD/Serial Key. Its a unique number that means the game belongs to you. Its used when you install the game and you need it in order to play online.
December 11, 2010 4:02:11 PM

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