Getting a CD key for UT2004 purchased from GOG  (Read 1274 times)

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Getting a CD key for UT2004 purchased from GOG
« on: June 11, 2022, 15:49 »
Hi, I was asked to make a post on how to get a legitimate (no warez) CD key for UT2004 purchased from gog.com.
So all you have to do is click the "here" link at https://support.gog.com/hc/en-us/articles/360005054374-Unreal-Tournament-2004-Editor-s-Choice-Edition-Your-CD-key-appears-to-be-invalid?product=gog
and answer the chatbot's questions. You'll then receive two .reg files (for 32 and 64 bit OS) in your inbox. These will overwrite the CD key in your registry.
Here is a sample chat log:

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06:47:28 (Chatbot): Hi, I'm your virtual chat assistant 🤖
06:47:30 (Chatbot): I'm here to help resolve your inquiry as fast as possible, and if for some reason I'm not able to -- I'll make sure to pass on your request to our friendly Support Staff. 💪
06:47:35 (Chatbot): For starters, please choose one of the topics below or write the general subject of your inquiry below - we'll get to the details further on 👾
06:50:33 (User): multiplayer key request
06:50:38 (Chatbot): If the game requires a special key for multiplayer, the notice is always included on the product page under the game requirements.
06:50:42 (Chatbot): Image sent.
06:50:43 (Chatbot): There is also an instruction how to obtain it. Most multiplayer keys are available in your:
06:50:46 (Chatbot): That said, some need to be sent by our Support staff.
06:50:47 (Chatbot): If your multiplayer key needs to be sent by Support, please click the "Contact Support" button below to send a key request or select another option that refers to your problem.
06:53:47 (User): Contact Support
06:53:48 (Chatbot): Please provide us the e-mail address currently connected to your GOG account.
06:54:42 (User): <my strictly confidential GOG e-mail address>
06:54:43 (Chatbot): Thanks! Now, please provide us your username.
06:55:01 (User): <my strictly confidential GOG username>
06:55:02 (Chatbot): Finally, please submit the title of the game for which you'd like to receive a multiplayer code.
Unreal Tournament 2004 Editor's Choice Edition

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Re: Getting a CD key for UT2004 purchased from GOG
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2022, 21:31 »
This is really helpful. Thanks. We've been considering banning the GoG key, and your post confirms how to get legitimate key to replace it with.


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Re: Getting a CD key for UT2004 purchased from GOG
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2022, 19:27 »
This is really helpful. Thanks. We've been considering banning the GoG key, and your post confirms how to get legitimate key to replace it with.

hey when the epic master server goes down, how does a server validate cd keys? I mean its like when gamespy went down, and UT3 used gamespy for cd key validation to play on servers..

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Re: Getting a CD key for UT2004 purchased from GOG
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2022, 09:58 »
That's a good question.

I'll find out!

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Re: Getting a CD key for UT2004 purchased from GOG
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2022, 18:57 »
I've read somewhere that cd key validation will be gone, but I cannot find the source for it anymore. :(

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Re: Getting a CD key for UT2004 purchased from GOG
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2022, 11:06 »
I've read somewhere that cd key validation will be gone, but I cannot find the source for it anymore. :(
If that is indeed so, then UT2004 can be considered "abandonware", and treated as such. ;)

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Re: Getting a CD key for UT2004 purchased from GOG
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2022, 14:25 »
Unfortunately that's not the case. Epic still retain all the rights.


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Re: Getting a CD key for UT2004 purchased from GOG
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2022, 15:03 »
I've read somewhere that cd key validation will be gone, but I cannot find the source for it anymore. :(
If that is indeed so, then UT2004 can be considered "abandonware", and treated as such. ;)

Still, if you can buy it on gog, then you can legally get a unique key that will allow you to play on community servers.