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    Default failed to log on- invalid cd key!!!?

    i KEEP getting the above error message!

    And i pre-ordered the damn thing!

    any help, anyone?

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    Default Re: failed to log on- invalid cd key!!!?

    Your CD-key has to be excact with all letters as capitals, and u got to use the little - things.

    You can edit the key in your registry database by running regedit and entering the folders HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/SEGA/MEDIEVAL II TOTAL WAR so there's no need for a reinstall.

    EDIT: um sry i thought this was in the M2TW section
    Last edited by ShadowStriker; 11-25-2006 at 17:45.

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    Default Re: failed to log on- invalid cd key!!!?



    MUHAHAhaaaa!

    Your first BIG mistake!



    I'll move it over to the M2TW/Multiplayer part of the Guild.

    Bring Back Buck

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    Default Re: failed to log on- invalid cd key!!!?

    eh mine, or Shadowstriker?:)
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    I think something like this with that file path needs to be stickied as I see alot of people will have this problem.

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    Default Re: failed to log on- invalid cd key!!!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Myself
    Right Dark if you can, can you move this into the MP issues read only, it can stop loads of threads popping up, or will atleast give you a quick answer, as MP is now in the support section too.
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    You're getting the error message:
    "Login failed - invalid CD-key"

    Right this is how to resolve (with thanks to various posters)
    You cannot change the cd-key ingame anymore (most likely for the protection against illegal games), so you have to do other things.

    Open Start
    Click Run
    Type: regedit
    Now go to this: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/SEGA/Medieval II Total War"

    Now you'll see a value representing the CD-key. Change it to what it should be. You could have done the following wrong:
    -Don't type spaces
    -Do type the "-"s
    -Don't use "o"s use "0"s
    -Type everything (except for the numbers obviously) in capital letters

    Now it should work, if it doesn't let us now ... preferably in the MP part
    ...

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    Default Re: failed to log on- invalid cd key!!!?

    trust me, i did that.
    all of it.


    no joy :(

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    Default Re: failed to log on- invalid cd key!!!?

    try this:
    uninstall
    delete all traces of MTW2 in the register (delete this: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/SEGA/Medieval II Total War")
    reinstall again

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    hey thank you stig spend over 1 hour trying to log onto MP thought to myself poped into the org 2 mins later "I WAS ONLINE" this is still the best place for TW
    many thanks for the helpful post

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