EA Recommends Hilarious Work-Around for Red Alert 3 CD Key Issue

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aarcane

"After you find your last character, you should try again to ensure you've found all keys with the same first 19 characters, then you should repeat for the 18+19th digits, then analyze for a pattern" anyone?

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mdpinet

Is it just me or does it seem companies are releasing more and more games before they should? Don't they have people that check these type of things before the product is sent out?

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atomaweapon

That's not that big a deal guys. A little hokey, but it's a workaround.

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nekollx

lulz EA

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Rltyg

Will be when you try and figure out your cd-key.  It's all down hill after that.

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Cache

Couldn't this be considered as EA allowing people to essentially hack their game?  I mean, from a legal standpoint, that's essentially what they have told people to do...

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Keith E. Whisman

See what happens when people find out they are about to get a pink slip? 

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sirphunkee

They've obviously already realized how full of fail that plan was...they've already changed the posts on the site to just advise customers to contact them via e-mail to request a whole new key.

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Caboose

 It wasn't just the missing product key. Their activation servers were also overloaded.It took me 2-days before I could finally play online. And did anyone notice that there were 3 patches released, in 2-days? WTF is up with that?!

Does Red Alert 3 take the cake as worst game launch ever?

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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b3ar

Could be one of the reasons they're laying off 600 staff at EA.

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ponchato

It's great.

"You can basically try guessing the last character."  Hahaha wow, the way it's said, especially by EA, it's hilarious.

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Abstrakt

ROFL

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thebadest777

Yes, it is true, my cousin bought a copy and had to guess the last character in the code. FUNNY!!! 

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drummeralec

Haha! i just think thats funny. i Like how they say "You should eventually get the right combination"

;p

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Budgetperson

That is an "interesting" way for EA to address the issue. Just guess! I'm sure lots of people have just done that already.. And there really isn't a better solution, except giving everybody new CD Keys. Of course, EA should have been careful, you have to have the exact details. I mean leaving out the product key is pretty sloppy...

 -Budgetperson

www.randomtech.co.cc

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lyric

It would probably be easier to download a crack.

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Budgetperson

When I first read the article I thought that's what EA was going to do! :P

 -Budgetperson

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Keith E. Whisman

Well there are already cracked versions being shared on the torrent sites... Don't even need a key.

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dankers

Pretty sure they all require a key, keygen is in the crack folder. It just doesn't say so in the NFO

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