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Offline barryvm

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Wrong Serial Key ?
« on: February 22, 2013, 03:10:13 PM »
I recently bought AVWW2 on steam (I use steam solely for easy purchases without using credit cards but don't actually run AVWW or AI War through it).
Can I use the key I got on steam to unlock the game ?
Yesterday I downloaded AVWW from the Arcen site and had it running on wine.
I tried to unlock it but the game kept telling me (very politely :) ) I had entered the wrong key.
I checked again if I hadn't inadvertibly used the AVWW I key.
Am I missing something here and entering the wrong key, did I download the wrong executable or is it not possible to unlock the stand alone application with this key?

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Re: Wrong Serial Key ?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 03:22:29 PM »
The Valley 2 steam key actually only works with the Steam version, but that said you can use the Valley 1 key from Steam to unlock Valley 2 from our site.  Cheers!
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Re: Wrong Serial Key ?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 03:36:21 PM »
Thanks !

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Re: Wrong Serial Key ?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 03:38:05 PM »
You bet!
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Re: Wrong Serial Key ?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 06:40:37 PM »
BTW: awesome game !
Works like a charm on Wine also, added the game on the Wine App DB.

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Re: Wrong Serial Key ?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 08:31:40 PM »
Thanks a lot! :)
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Re: Wrong Serial Key ?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 07:14:23 AM »
Hello!

I've bought about month ago the Arcen Game Pack (Valley Without Wind 1+2 and Shattered Haven) and tried to activate the "normal" version, downloaded from your website, with the steam key. But I can't activate any of them-the VWW1 and VWW2 are showing me the same error, when I'm trying to use steam-key (there is only one). What should I do to activate the version downloaded from your website?

P.S. Sorry if I made some mistakes, but I'm foreigner.
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Re: Wrong Serial Key ?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013, 12:16:42 PM »
Hello!

I've bought about month ago the Arcen Game Pack (Valley Without Wind 1+2 and Shattered Haven) and tried to activate the "normal" version, downloaded from your website, with the steam key. But I can't activate any of them-the VWW1 and VWW2 are showing me the same error, when I'm trying to use steam-key (there is only one). What should I do to activate the version downloaded from your website?

P.S. Sorry if I made some mistakes, but I'm foreigner.

Hi there,

Are you referring to the pack from Green Man Gaming?  Those are giving you Steam keys, which you can only redeem on Steam.  The versions on our website are non-Steam games only (DRM free versions, basically).  To activate your Steam key, all you have to do is open up Steam and then hit Activate New Game up there in the top bar.  Sorry for the confusion!

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Re: Wrong Serial Key ?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013, 12:22:20 PM »
Yes, I know how to activiate the steam game, but I prefer to play in "clear" version of your game. That's why I'm asking, because I've read in previous posts, that there is a possibility to activate "non-steam" version of VWW2 with steam-key. Is there any posibility to do this?
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 12:35:06 PM by waluigi »

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Re: Wrong Serial Key ?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013, 12:34:26 PM »
Yes, I know how to activiate the steam game, but I prefer to play in "clear" version of your game. That's why I'm asking, because I've read in previous posts, that there is a possibility to activate "non-steam" version of VWW2 with steam-key.

It's not possible to do that directly, sorry -- our games don't know how to read steam keys, as those are internal to steam and we have no way of determining if they are valid or not.  However, for Valley1/2, once you have activated your steam key on steam, you get CD keys that you can use.  The CD key from Valley 1 can be used to unlock the DRM-free copies of Valley 1 and 2 from our website (the Valley 2 CD key on Steam can only be used to unlock steam copies of Valley 2, to warn you).

For Shattered Haven, there is no CD key and thus there's no way to activate that outside of Steam itself.  However, the steam version is actually DRM-free, in the sense that you can just play that version without Steam running, or even in a different folder if you copy it somewhere else.  Once steam has downloaded the game for you, it's simply a drm-free version on your computer.

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Re: Wrong Serial Key ?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2013, 12:36:48 PM »
Ok, now I'm understand. Thanks for explanations, now everything is clear for me :)

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Re: Wrong Serial Key ?
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2013, 12:37:45 PM »
My pleasure!
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