If you receive an invalid or duplicate error when registering Steam issued key, you will need to contact the respective support department for that service. If you enter a steam key of a different copy of the same game you already own, your steam key won't be used. I can confirm that since some months, Humble Bundle keys and keys from other bundle websites can't be activated through the api anymore and give you a key instead. Throwaway account creation macros and even services already exist and could feed said macro with fresh accounts as it runs. Make sure that the game has been successfully downloaded and installed through the Steam client. So your computer system could only check 5 possible keys an hour. This will then tie the game to your steam account.
That automatically limits itself in the response time of a human being so not as exploitable as an automated system. Traverse the wasteland as the Sole Survivor of Vault 111 and explore the most ambitious game ever made, happening in the heart of the massive ruins of downtown Boston. Why not take a look at some or countless? So for whatever reason you are not reinstalling Steam now. Thanks to the Humble Bundle. If you already have the game, it doesn't bother checking to see if the key has been used. You can do the same for the checking - locks you after 5 invalid or 10 invalid tries.
In that case, information on what will be included with your purchase will be listed on the storefront's transaction page. Please try activating the game again. This defies logic and reason. You wouldn't try that many codes in one day normally, would you? We apologize for any inconvenience - if you have any additional questions, feedback, or problems with activation, please let us know. You could also just give them around to your friends. I agree with corroded that you should just give them the key, but to answer your question: If you purchase a copy of a game you already own, you may or may not receive a giftable copy to give to someone else.
It will say that you already own the game. What is the format of your code? Similar to why gold spambots buy legitimate copies of, say, Guild Wars 2 j to spam for ~5min before they get permabanned. In that case you have to buy the steam version to get a steam key. You then have the choice to cancel the activation. The exception is when the game is included with others game in a bundle, in this case the key would be lost.
There could be exceptions to the same exception. Why did i re-buy this when it went on sale? All you'd need to do is use a computer system to check strings of characters changing characters each time until you hit on a valid and not owned key and then activate the keys. I don't want to try this only to have the latter happen, but it would be useful to be able to add it and gift it to somebody else. I never got a giftable copy of it. If I can get help with this it'd be sincerely appreciated.
If your serial key keeps reading as invalid during activation, follow the steps provided by people from this thread. If you didn't already have the game, and the key has been used, it tells you. Obviously don't put the actual code here so nobody can steal it. Assuming Steam is the same way you may need to follow that link to input the code you have, to get a second code for the mogstation. So what you got to do is: A Create a support ticket use the contact us button right under the search bar B Provide them with your key and proof of purchace C Wait D Wait more E Wait for confirmation that they key has been added, and launch the game.
If its invalid, it will tell you its invalid. For non-Valve examples: I should own the game twice, as I picked up one copy when Overlord was on sale and one when the entire series was on sale for cheaper than I could buy Raising Hell and Overlord 2 separately. Mine has not, but I'm trying to get ahold of Customer Support to see if they can resolve the issue. Before you buy it again see if the key will activate on steam. Steam does not have access to third-party registration systems and cannot resolve issues with registration.
I'll warn you right now, it doesn't work with all games. Originally posted by :had this problem before when bought it standalone back in 2010, and just now - almost five years later! After I opened up inventory,there was a message that code was successfully redeemed. Lostedge has Dark Void Nov 11 4:24am Originally posted by K-pulko: Securom say to me they havn't the serial in their server! You could either make a giveaway and face the possibility that the giftee won't get the game, or just drop them in the forums to be ninjaed. I opened library once again and there was it. Steam-Issued Activation Keys Many Steam games provide you with an additional activation key once they have been downloaded on a Steam account. If the key is still not generating, please and restart the Steam client.
But it was worth the attempt at least. I should own the game Overlord twice, as I picked up one copy when Overlord was on sale and one when the entire series was on sale for cheaper than I could buy Raising Hell and Overlord 2 separately. I never got a giftable copy of it. I don't want to be continiously redirected from one end to another becasue everyone is blaming everyone for the problem. A key will not be issued on the Steam account until the download has begun. A little bit complicated,but it turned out well.