Half Life 2 Key

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by rawd, May 12, 2010.

  1. rawd macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2008
    If I bought the retail PC version of Half Life 2 years ago, can I still use the CD key to download and play the game off of Steam?
  2. txa1265 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2002
    Corning, NY
    So you never played it? Because from Day 1 you had to register with Steam to play ... but assuming you never did, you can certainly activate your game now ... and the really cool thing is you'll never need to touch those 5 CD's again!
  3. rawd thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2008
    Yes I definitely registered with Steam and played it on my old PC. It even had a version of Counterstrike that came with it now that I think about it!

    The question is now, what the hell was my account and the email that was linked to it. Hopefully this won't be a problem
  4. jiE macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2007
    I believe you can retrieve your account with the cd-key somehow..
  5. rawd thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2008
  6. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    Make a steam support ticket on their site. You will get it resolved :cool:
  7. rawd thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2008
    I did yesterday :D

    I told them the whole story and took about 5 pics of the retail box and its contents with a nice fat shot of the CD key. We'll see what happens
  8. chomomo macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    You took pics of the box and CD key?!?!?!

    OMG!!! You took pics of the box and sent it them!!! Your going to have the cops bust your door down and have pc / mac confiscated!!:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p
  9. rawd thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2008
    hahah they asked me to do it to verify my purchase, and they reset my password for me and let me know what my original login was!

    Valve rocks, now my old games show up and my old stats too :) My old account is alive again
  10. JollyRogers macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2008
    Hmm I am in the same situation. I have HL2 box edition and when I went to setup steam for my Mac, I can't remember my username or p/w...
  11. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH

    Good to hear. I have always heard good things about getting situations resolved from Valve with Steam. I have also had good personal experience. Glad to hear it worked out!
  12. C. Alan macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2009
    I guess I was lucky, It only took me about 5 tries to get my login correct. I too had steam back when I purchased Half Life 2 for my old PC. Now, if they would just let us play it on our Macs....

    Hopefuly that will come about in the next couple of weeks.

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