Anybody else having issues activating it on steam?

#1 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

So I bought this during the sale last night and after it was finished downloading I had to enter my cd key or they worded it as "activation key". But of course this didn't work and now I have no idea how to activate the game. I sent a message to steam support but I'm just curious if anyone else ran into this issue and if you fixed it. Thanks for the help guys.

#2 Posted by Raethen (180 posts) -

You probably have to activate it through GFWL. I had to do the same thing with SSF4AE a couple of days ago. When you launch the game for the first time and sign into GFWL it will ask you for that key. I've read a few times during this sale that the activation servers have been getting slammed and sending out errors and such. Wait and bit a try again, if you still aren't prompted in game, you may need to contact Microsoft's support.

#3 Posted by Doctorchimp (4069 posts) -

It's a joke man. Steam doesn't actually sell Fable III to people. That would be illegal.

#4 Posted by Tennmuerti (7992 posts) -

@Doctorchimp: Well it wouldn't be illegal but it would sure as shit be a criminal offence.

#5 Edited by MrCaptain (364 posts) -

yep, I have the same problem. When i try to get my key it just says "failed to contact key server". is there anyone who actually have a solution for this?

EDIT: apparently they might have ran out of keys and will send out new ones soon. I wonder if its Valve or Microsoft who fails here?

#6 Posted by clstirens (847 posts) -

@MrCaptain said:

yep, I have the same problem. When i try to get my key it just says "failed to contact key server". is there anyone who actually have a solution for this?

EDIT: apparently they might have ran out of keys and will send out new ones soon. I wonder if its Valve or Microsoft who fails here?

It's the publisher's duty to give Steam enough keys, although I'm not sure if it's simply the publisher mis-analyzing the number of keys needed, or Steam mis-analyzing and only requesting a certain amount.

Games that do not require a key (that the user inputs) usually do not have this issue at all on steam.

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