BF1942, cd key in use

By MrGaribaldi ยท 10 replies
Aug 12, 2004
  1. I just got a very "nice" message when try to play BF142 on the net. "CD key in use"

    And considering I've bought both the game and 1 expansion pack, this is very annoying.

    But my question is, does anyone know if I can choose which cd key to use? I mean, the chances of both the original BF1942 and BF:TRTR keys being used by others should be infinitesimal, leaving me with one key I can use.
    If this is possible, how can I do it?

    Do I have to uninstall TRTR to use the original key or?
  2. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Mr. G, you might have to contact EA support, send in the original media and get new. I don't know if the other key would work or not though....I have my doubts.
  3. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 2,512

    Whilst I'm still interested in finding out how to choose which cd key to use (since I have 2 valid keys), the problem has gone away for now.

    Hopefully it was just a bug with GameSpy's cd key validation, and not someone who's stolen my key.

    Oh, and lastly on the topic of BF1942, there are 2 conversions that are just incredibly fun.

    The first is Battlefield 1918 set in the first world war. You're flying bi- and tri-planes, using old cannons and rifles instead of fighters, artillery tanks or automatic weaposn (though you do have a machine gunnner class).
    Well worth the download (the site is in german, but is translated into both french and english).
    You'll find me here on the ngz official servers.

    The other, which might not be as much fun for those of you not living in the Scandinavia, is Silent Heroes. It is set in the present day with Sweden invading Norway (those bastards!) and, imo, is much better than DC.
    With this mod I'm mostly playing on "GlassGubbarnas public server"...

    No prize for figuring out which nick I use ;)
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 2,512

    Masque> thank you for your reply. If it keeps on happening, I guess I'll have to do just that. But from what little contact I've had with them, I'm not holding my breath for them being very helpful...
  5. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 482

    The reason you are logging in successfully now is probably because whomever stole your key is also not online.

    Sucky situation and in your place I would send EA an venomous emial decrying their pathetic attempt at copy protection.
  6. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    You're welcome, and the next time I've got my 1918 server up and running, I'll send you the IP. :D
  7. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 2,512

    Cool! I look forward to spearing you with my bayonet :D
  8. $oulo

    $oulo TS Rookie Posts: 74

    You should try BFV that one is so much fun, I never got into BF1942 didn't care for it much =\ but BFV on the other hand OH YEA!!! Lovin it man:grinthumb

    And if I were you my friend I would DEFINITELY contact EA games and have them give you another key or something, your key was most likely stolen and as was mentioned they were not online while you were. Very messed up situation =\ Contact them before you get royally screwed:confused: and have to buy another copy
  9. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Yup....keep a BFV server up occasionally too. :D
  10. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Don't you just love Key generators ?

    Next thing you know, game CD's will have an encrypted hardware key, or maybe you'll have to use an USB key to load the game (didn't AUTOCAD use to do that a few years ago).:dead:
  11. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Man, I just HATE the old hardware dongles some software companies use/used! No real way to get around them though.
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