HELP! It says I need a valid cd key! But I already have one!

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Well. It started when I was about to change from Team Battle to Free fighting, and when I hosted I got an error message saying -"Your cd key is invalid. You need a valid Half Life cd key to play."

And every time when I try to host now, I get the same message, even though I already have a cd key.

I already have tried several others.

Help?
 
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That last bit you said there makes me think you were caught with a false CD-Key that was working for a short period of time.

Anyway there's not much we can do about your CD-Key problem. If it says invalid and you are using the CD-Key you got when you bought the game, take it up with the people over at Steam.
 
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Ah man. Thats alot of work. Haven't this occured before you mean?
 
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First tell me this. Were you using a legit CD-Key? Legit and valid are not always the same. So when I ask 'legit', I'm asking if you bought the game, and are using the CD-Key you got from that purchase.

Answer honestly and we can proceed further.
 
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Ehm. Well.

No, not actually. But shouldn't it work anyway? I mean, there are lots who has NOT bought the game. So esf doesn't work for them?
 
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No it doesn't.

Steam busted you, you will have to actually buy the game now.

Once you get a legit CD-Key you can play ESF to your hearts content.
 
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You know, it would be a lot easier to answer questions if people admitted to not having a legit cdkey, since this causes basically 99% of the problems.
 
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Hey, I confessed!

And by the way, some mysterious force is at hand, cause I just finished a round on Esf. It works again!
Praise the lord.
Thanks for the wonderful game byt he way, love you guys.
 
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Uh, kay, whatever then. If your CD-Key craps out again remember you probably need to buy the game at one point or another.

- Closed.
 

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