CD KEY: How can I get it from my cd?

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Problem is I have the 3 cd's but long ago lost the case, manual, box, etc.
Is there any way for me to extract my cd key from the cd?

I know I could install it by putting in some fake keygen key, but really,
why should I do that when I own the game? Plus I probably wouldnt be able to
play online.

Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.unreal.tournament2003 (More info?)

    On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 15:41:38 +0000, joe wrote:

    > Problem is I have the 3 cd's but long ago lost the case, manual, box, etc.
    > Is there any way for me to extract my cd key from the cd?

    Not that I know of. You're screwed.

    > I know I could install it by putting in some fake keygen key, but really,
    > why should I do that when I own the game?

    Good question. I guess you will now own two copies?

    > Plus I probably wouldnt be able to play online.

    You certainly wouldn't.

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  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.unreal.tournament2003 (More info?)

    > Problem is I have the 3 cd's but long ago lost the case, manual, box, etc.
    > Is there any way for me to extract my cd key from the cd?

    No, this is not possible, every game CD is the same as everyone elses, your
    CD key is the only thing that's different which is usually printed on paper
    and put in the CD case somewhere


    > I know I could install it by putting in some fake keygen key, but really,
    > why should I do that when I own the game? Plus I probably wouldnt be able
    > to
    > play online.

    This will probably be your only choice unless you want to buy it again... I
    keep all my CD keys in a password protected file and store them on a CD...
    as well as print them out and put them in the file cabinet.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.unreal.tournament2003 (More info?)

    joe wrote:

    > Problem is I have the 3 cd's but long ago lost the case, manual, box, etc.
    > Is there any way for me to extract my cd key from the cd?
    >
    > I know I could install it by putting in some fake keygen key, but really,
    > why should I do that when I own the game? Plus I probably wouldnt be able to
    > play online.

    Atari phone support is 425-951-7106 in North America, I don't suppose it
    would hurt to just ask them nicely.

    Your best bet is probably going to be to buy a new copy of UT2003, or
    better yet 2004. I picked up 2003 on eBay for about $9 plus shipping,
    and then it turns out I wasn't eligible for the coupon with UT2004.

    And here's a reminder to always keep receipts for things! I have a big
    box, and whenever I buy software or components, I file the receipts
    there. It's /really/ helpfully to be able to prove that you bought
    something, in cases like this.
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.unreal.tournament2003 (More info?)

    "joe" <no@no.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Is there any way for me to extract my cd key from the cd?
    >


    If you can prove to epic that you own the game, they will probably send you
    a new cd key. Best to email or call their tech support and inquire as to
    how to go about this. That is your only shot.

    btw, invest in a notebook. I have a small dayplanner/notebook that I got in
    1998 that I use to write down the serial numbers and/or cd keys of
    everything I buy for my computer.

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  5. Archived from groups: alt.games.unreal.tournament2003 (More info?)

    On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 15:41:38 GMT, "joe" <no@no.com> wrote:

    >Problem is I have the 3 cd's but long ago lost the case, manual, box, etc.
    >Is there any way for me to extract my cd key from the cd?

    No.

    >I know I could install it by putting in some fake keygen key, but really,
    >why should I do that when I own the game?

    It isn't Epic's fault you threw away the vital part of the game.
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  6. Archived from groups: alt.games.unreal.tournament2003 (More info?)

    joe wrote:

    > Problem is I have the 3 cd's but long ago lost the case, manual, box, etc.
    > Is there any way for me to extract my cd key from the cd?
    >
    > I know I could install it by putting in some fake keygen key, but really,
    > why should I do that when I own the game? Plus I probably wouldnt be able
    > to play online.

    Doesn't updating to the latest patch disable the key checking?
  7. Archived from groups: alt.games.unreal.tournament2003 (More info?)

    >> Problem is I have the 3 cd's but long ago lost the case, manual, box,
    >> etc.
    >> Is there any way for me to extract my cd key from the cd?
    >>
    >> I know I could install it by putting in some fake keygen key, but really,
    >> why should I do that when I own the game? Plus I probably wouldnt be able
    >> to play online.
    >
    > Doesn't updating to the latest patch disable the key checking?

    No... it won't install without the CD key nor will it connect to an online
    server if your key is in use... the patch disables the CD protection,
    meaning your don't have to have the original CD in the CD drive.
  8. Archived from groups: alt.games.unreal.tournament2003 (More info?)

    > No... it won't install without the CD key nor will it connect to an online
    > server if your key is in use... the patch disables the CD protection,
    > meaning your don't have to have the original CD in the CD drive.

    Eh... I may have put my foot in my mouth there, I was thinking of UT2004...
    but it's extremely doubtful they would get rid of CD key protection so just
    anyone could get a copy of the game and play it
  9. Archived from groups: alt.games.unreal.tournament2003 (More info?)

    Schism wrote:

    >> No... it won't install without the CD key nor will it connect to an
    >> online server if your key is in use... the patch disables the CD
    >> protection, meaning your don't have to have the original CD in the CD
    >> drive.
    >
    > Eh... I may have put my foot in my mouth there, I was thinking of
    > UT2004... but it's extremely doubtful they would get rid of CD key
    > protection so just anyone could get a copy of the game and play it

    No, I think you're right, I think that's what happens with 2k3 as well.
    Sorry.
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