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August 2, 2012 2:11:58 PM

I plan on buying a used PC game on amazon. However it is old and does not run through steam. This means im sure it has a CD key. If so how can i play the game if that key has already been used?

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August 2, 2012 2:30:58 PM

As far as I know, you cant play pre-owned PC games due to the use of CD-keys. Take this from the FAQ on Gamestation's website:

Why can't I buy Pre-owned PC titles?
Many PC titles come with CD keys which register that copy of the game to a specific machine. This effectively prevents us from offering a Pre-owned option on PC games.
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August 3, 2012 3:43:51 AM

Are they going to send you an actual CD? The reason I ask is because they normaly do a digital down load. And they woould have the CD key for you to run the game. Just wondering and good luck to you.
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August 3, 2012 11:17:01 AM

If it's old enough (6 years at least), you don't need to enter the CD to any website, all you have to do is enter it during installation. It will not connect to the internet checking if it has been used. Furthermore, what game is it?
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