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A bit gay, my copy is new.

I just bought BF2142 today, first hand, after hearing Hitman407 bang on about it so much. So, I pay my money, come home, unwrap the cellofane, install, patch, run, and as I attempt to login, I get the bane of EA customer's message: (check EA forums) "The CD Key is Registered to another Account" Hmm. This is a tad annoying, as the copy is first hand. Apparently, my serial happens to be on another account... and I just paid for a game that won't work. I've emailed EA, requesting a new serial. If they try and charge me, which they probably will, I'm gonna have to do my politest, but most forward "I'm not paying any more than I already have, for something that has only so far let me down. *frowns* You have let me down, EA." Meh. Just thought I'd say, chaps. Anybody else had this problem? I hear it happens with 2nd hand games, but mine wasn't...

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    Return it for another copy.
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    If they charge you again just send a copy of your receipt.
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    No, but they probably will charge you, or at least request that you confirm that its new using some means of showing the receipt, etc.
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    If you're going to email EA, then I suggest not to add any faces in the letter.
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    Thats why I don't buy used PC games only one i bought was oblivion becuase it was $70 brand new and $50 used along time ago.
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    Posted by Chief_runningwater

    Thats why I don't buy used PC games only one i bought was oblivion becuase it was $70 brand new and $50 used along time ago.


    Oblivion was once 70$??!!??!?!
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    Posted by Bopper

    If you're going to email EA, then I suggest not to add any faces in the letter.


    I concur.

    No "WTF is meh gaem no wrk plox lol :D" for me, just straight talking. Seems to work sometimes. If they make me pay, I'm returning it to the store I bought it from, having a piss fit, and hopefully getting a new one off them. The wankers. :)
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    U can try and go to the store and return it and say that the disc is not working and ask if u could have the money back/a new copy of the game :)
    i once bought the final fantasy game and it was one of the worst games ive played in my life :/ so i went to the store the same day and said the disc was broken when i bought it, so i got the money back and bought another game
    U could always try this before emailing EA

    BTW, dont buy EA games 90% of their games suck imo..
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  • 9y
    Posted by codybiroth

    Posted by Chief_runningwater

    Thats why I don't buy used PC games only one i bought was oblivion becuase it was $70 brand new and $50 used along time ago.


    Oblivion was once 70$??!!??!?!

    If i can remember right.... lol
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  • 9y
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    Meh, what do you expect. It's EA, after all...
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    Posted by -W-A-S-P-

    U can try and go to the store and return it and say that the disc is not working and ask if u could have the money back/a new copy of the game :)
    i once bought the final fantasy game and it was one of the worst games ive played in my life :/ so i went to the store the same day and said the disc was broken when i bought it, so i got the money back and bought another game
    U could always try this before emailing EA

    BTW, dont buy EA games 90% of their games suck imo..


    Haha! That's a very good idea. I still have the receipt, so I can get my money back - they just won't get it back, as it will be unsellable. :D

    True, EA games mainly suck - but Battlefield 2 and 2142 kick ass. Although there is a lot of spawnkilling in Bf2, so much, in fact, that my kills are like 926, and my deaths... almost 2000. Bloody hellfire.
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    I suppose I could also say "God, you'd have thought a day could not get any worse after being diagnosed with leukemia"

    Sympathy Serial code!
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    Are some of you stupid!? some body has probably used a keygen and it happens to be the same cd key as his!! just email EA with a photocopy or a picture taken with a camera of your case(cd key on the back of the booklet and the receipt next to it.

    also for you morons EA published the orange box, the battlefield franchise and many others, THEY DIDN'T DEVELOP THEM!!! get your facts straight. Also theres nothing wrong with ea, you're just sheep that are taken in by the ass holes that have a problem on there end and blamed EA
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    Don't Keygens only use pre-set fake codes or along those lines?

    At any rate, the best thing to do is call up the store and tell them that the CD-key for the game you bought from them is in use, and that you need a new cd-key/game. If not, just say that the copy is defective and you need a new one.
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    Posted by AnelaidLives

    Don't Keygens only use pre-set fake codes or along those lines?

    It's reverse engineering it's an algorithm, or something, that creates serial keys based on the main generator so basically 1 in every 1000 or so someone gets a serial that has been churned out by the main keymaker and registered as a real key. Or something like that... I'm not clued up on hacking and shit.
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    Complain to the store , happened to me once with Halo : Combat Evolved , got another CD-key =D
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    Posted by Xaoc

    Are some of you stupid!? some body has probably used a keygen and it happens to be the same cd key as his!! just email EA with a photocopy or a picture taken with a camera of your case(cd key on the back of the booklet and the receipt next to it.

    also for you morons EA published the orange box, the battlefield franchise and many others, THEY DIDN'T DEVELOP THEM!!! get your facts straight. Also theres nothing wrong with ea, you're just sheep that are taken in by the ass holes that have a problem on there end and blamed EA


    EA Actually only published The Orange Box for PS3
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  • 9y
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    I got the game, i checked google and they told me to this some shit.. just go check it out, happens to alot of ppl
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    Posted by Xaoc

    Are some of you stupid!? some body has probably used a keygen and it happens to be the same cd key as his!!

    its probally error on EA/DICE's system.
    cd-keys on keygen only about 1-2 % are real keys. so its so small possibility, that someone got same cd-key on keygen, what rob has. of course it can be possible.

    i luckily got once working cd-key to swat 4 from keygen. =/
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    Posted by haxorfox

    Posted by Xaoc

    Are some of you stupid!? some body has probably used a keygen and it happens to be the same cd key as his!!


    cd-keys on keygen only about 1-2 % are real keys. so its so small possibility, that someone got same cd-key on keygen, what rob has. of course it can be possible.


    Hooray, I'm a minority.
    First off, I'm waiting for a reply from EA support about a replacement Serial. If that will cost me, ($10, usually, which is only £5, so no biggy really) I can just be really nice to my Aunty. Haha! She'd pay a fiver, I don't have a credit card. :3

    And if EA don't help - I'mma gonna return it to the shop, and ask for a new manual. Simple... I could tear off part of the serial, and say I couldn't install because of the missing piece... I dunno... I hate computers sometimes.
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    Okay, gotta return it to the store. It seems TommytheR34P3r has registered it, so I gotta return the game. I've emailed the store I purchased the game from about this issue, so I expect to see their reply within a day or two. Fingers crossed I don't have to buy another f*cking game.
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    Return game...
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    Hey theres a fix for this it's very easy.

    It worked for me but with bf2.

    http://support.ea.com/cgi-bin/ea.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=14245
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    Sorry, Sarquine, I was told to that via the Bf2142 forums, and it didn't help. Thanks though. :)
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    How bout you actually buy the game, and not lie you pirate.
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    Take picture of your receipt, send email to EA and wait till they answer. And yeah you may need to wait a while, I've send 2 support emails to EA, first one took 1.5 weeks before they answered. And I never got answer for the second one and it's been over half year now ^^
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    Posted by Xaoc

    Are some of you stupid!? some body has probably used a keygen and it happens to be the same cd key as his!! just email EA with a photocopy or a picture taken with a camera of your case(cd key on the back of the booklet and the receipt next to it.

    also for you morons EA published the orange box, the battlefield franchise and many others, THEY DIDN'T DEVELOP THEM!!! get your facts straight. Also theres nothing wrong with ea, you're just sheep that are taken in by the ass holes that have a problem on there end and blamed EA

    They did actually make the Battlefield series.

    Good luck with your serial code mate.
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    Posted by Xaoc

    also for you morons EA published the orange box

    Fail. Also, EA did develop the Battlefield series, you get your facts straight.
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    Posted by Hitman407

    Posted by Xaoc

    Are some of you stupid!? some body has probably used a keygen and it happens to be the same cd key as his!! just email EA with a photocopy or a picture taken with a camera of your case(cd key on the back of the booklet and the receipt next to it.

    also for you morons EA published the orange box, the battlefield franchise and many others, THEY DIDN'T DEVELOP THEM!!! get your facts straight. Also theres nothing wrong with ea, you're just sheep that are taken in by the ass holes that have a problem on there end and blamed EA

    They did actually make the Battlefield series.

    Good luck with your serial code mate.

    Posted by Rootbeerz

    Posted by Xaoc

    also for you morons EA published the orange box

    Fail. Also, EA did develop the Battlefield series, you get your facts straight.

    Wasn't Digital Illusions CE making it?
    Wikipedia link, look at the info on the right.
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    Posted by Folstream
    Wasn't Digital Illusions CE making it?
    Wikipedia link, look at the info on the right.

    DICE is part of the EA company.

    Quote from wikipedia:

    "EA Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment AB (EA DICE) is a Swedish video game developer, wholly owned by Electronic Arts, best known for the Battlefield video game series."

    link
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    Posted by RawDog

    How bout you actually buy the game, and not lie you pirate.


    Fail.
    You have no idea what you're talking about, NOR do you have any idea what Robcoxxy is. Read the problem at hand, and THEN post your opinion.
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    Tell us their reply :D When you have it ofc.
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    Posted by -Nitro-

    Posted by RawDog

    How bout you actually buy the game, and not lie you pirate.


    Fail.
    You have no idea what you're talking about, NOR do you have any idea what Robcoxxy is. Read the problem at hand, and THEN post your opinion.


    Haha, Thanks Nitro. Rawdog? Obviously I Am a pirate. Yarrr. See?

    Posted by Gibez

    Tell us their reply :D When you have it ofc.


    -------------------------------------

    Hello,

    Thanks for contacting EA Technical Support. I do apologise for the inconvenience and trouble you're having with Battlefield 2142™.

    After a thorough check on the information you have provided, we found out that the game has been previously registered the game under the account name "TommytheR34P3r ".

    In order to play the game you will need to login using your previously registered account name and password because a registration code can only be used once to create one account. In addition, the account registered once cannot be reset. You will need to login to the game using the same account name and password with which the game is registered. If this is a recently purchased brand new sealed copy, I suggest that you take the game back to the store and ask for a replacement.

    I hope that the information I have given will be of service with you.

    Should you require further assistance about this or any Electronic Arts games in the future please visit our website and review our extensive Self Help knowledgebase (http://electronicarts.co.uk/support).

    Best Regards,

    Glenn A.
    EA Support Centre, UK and Ireland

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    Yes, it seems EA aren't... y'know... willing to give me a replacement, it seems Rawdogs fears could be shared by EA. Haha. Oh well. I'll return it on Thursday after picking up my A level results. Shoop da whoop. :S

    I just wanted to play a fun little game, and I've had nothing but this... fiasco since last friday.
    Epic Fail.
    We'll see what happens.
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    Take a pic of uour CD-key and take a picture of your ticket(where you can see you bought it...
    The dutch gives you new cd-key if you sak it... :)
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    Holy nice bump. But seriously look at the post i did above.. i have the goddam game i think i know what to do.
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    I'm just gonna return it, but thanks for the suggestion! ^^
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    I'm gonna email EA AGAIN, (They're F*cking unhelpful) this time with a photo of a) my receipt b) my box + disc and c) my booklet and serial in case they're concerned i'm a pirate. (Yarrrrr.)

    This solution was found on Google, thank you Crysis Soldier. :D
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    I would suggest calling them (I don't know if they charge where you live but they didn't charge me) because I found that they are much more willing to help you if you can have an intelligent conversation with them.
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    Posted by xCrysisSoldier

    Holy nice bump. But seriously look at the post i did above.. i have the goddam game i think i know what to do.

    It's not like he bumped a million year old thread. Don't complain.

    Anyway, from what I can gather, one of the employees of the shop you bought it from opened it before hand and stole the CD Key. I've heard about this kind of thing before... I hope you get another working copy soon, or your money back.
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    Posted by Eminence

    I hope you get another working copy soon, or your money back.


    Thanks, dude. Let's just see. :D
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    Returned it yesterday and got my money back. Bought a new copy today, from a different store. Thread closed.

    To anyone else getting this problem, EA are shit at helping, and your store will usually give you a new booklet, in my case they did not as they had no other copies left. :( But they would have.

    Cheery Bye Bye.

    :D

    PS: Thanks for all the help and suggestions. I have thumbed everybody up for nthe help. :D (I'm a nice guy)
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