OS X usb flash drive as 'cd key'?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by tigas uten, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. tigas uten macrumors newbie

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    hi...

    i have a original CD of COD4 but problem is my CD drive (Mac mini) is malfunctioning. it keeps on ejecting every cd i insert.

    can i just copy the CD via usb flash drive? will it work like a CD key?

    anyway looks like apple is getting rid of CD/drive . if this happen then what shall i do with my other retail CD games? ext drive seem impractical and too much clutter
     
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    The CD key is the alpha-numeric serial number the game asks you for when you install it. This is found in the documentation, usually on the back cover of the manual. If the original disc doesn't have any form of copy protection (being that it's a Mac game, it probably doesn't), you could, in theory, copy it to a flash drive and install from there.
     
  3. Aspyr-Blair macrumors 6502

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    If you have our native Mac version of COD4, simply contact our support team at support.aspyr.com

    Send us a photo of that CD and we will send you a new digital code to get a fresh download from GameAgent.com :D
     
  4. tigas uten, Apr 3, 2013
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    tigas uten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes it's mac version. i still have my alphanumeric code in the box. ive just sent a message to aspyr. thanks..

    btw i also have several retail cd that no longer run in mountain lion. will i still get a fresh download of it?
    -doom 3
    -no one lives forever
    -rainbow six (raven shield)
     
  5. Aspyr-Blair macrumors 6502

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    "No One Lives Forever" wasn't an Aspyr title, and there is no digital version of Rainbow Six...BUT...Doom 3 was just updated and rereleased by us last year, so we can definitely get you a fresh code for it. Again, we always require a picture of your original copy, but we are glad to help!

    Bottom line, if you are an Aspyr customer new or old...we do everything within our power to hook you up. Thanks for the support! :apple:
     
  6. tigas uten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ive just sent a photo of doom3. .. as for cod4—no reply yet.
     
  7. Aspyr-Blair macrumors 6502

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    PM me the email address that you submitted the request under, and I will go find you in the que.

    Edit: NVM, our support manager found your requests in the que. You'll get some new keys shortly! :D
     
  8. carlili4190 macrumors regular

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    Talk about customer support! Mad props to Aspyr
     

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