Author Topic: Write down your CD keys!  (Read 2915 times)

kyoung2200

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Write down your CD keys!
« on: July 07, 2011, 06:10:22 AM »
Not sure if this belongs here, so move if it must be moved!

As a lot of you have noticed, the EABioware site is down.  If you stored your CD keys on their website, you're probably never going to get them from there again.  If you're like me, you've relied on this service for a good many years after new computers and such, and probably don't have the original boxes anymore.  But your keys aren't lost!

In your Neverwinter Nights folder (mine, for instance, is: C:\NeverwinterNights\NWN) is a .ini file called "nwncdkey."  This file will list your three CD keys.  It is safe to open this (and any other ini files) in notepad.  Copy down your CD keys and store them somewhere safe!

That is all.

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Re: Write down your CD keys!
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 06:13:22 AM »
"NOTICE: NWN Authentication Server Down

Aaryn Flynn (Bioware employee)
 
Created about 14 days ago

Due to the recent hacking of our legacy NWN servers we have disabled the NWN master server which manages game authentication. We are currently retooling our NWN authentication process and will have a new server up as soon as possible.

We appreciate your patience while we make these improvements to our systems.

Aaryn Flynn"

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Re: Write down your CD keys!
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 06:15:31 AM »
The authentication server and the website which stores your CD key (if you registered them on the site) are completely different, aren't they?
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Re: Write down your CD keys!
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 06:22:52 AM »
The authentication server and the website which stores your CD key (if you registered them on the site) are completely different, aren't they?

No. They were on the same hardware.

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Re: Write down your CD keys!
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 06:23:50 AM »
The authentication server and the website which stores your CD key (if you registered them on the site) are completely different, aren't they?

No. They were on the same hardware.

Fair enough.  I'd still suggest writing them down regardless.
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Re: Write down your CD keys!
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011, 07:10:16 AM »
Got mine through GOG, and as long as I don't delete my backup, I made a backup of the nwncdkey.ini
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Re: Write down your CD keys!
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2011, 12:44:31 PM »
I believe your CD keys are found in your main NWN file in a file called:  nwncdkey. 

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Re: Write down your CD keys!
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011, 05:07:56 PM »
I believe your CD keys are found in your main NWN file in a file called:  nwncdkey. 



gotta love the air tight security of these older games

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Re: Write down your CD keys!
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2011, 08:15:24 AM »
idd. I remember back when nwn was new and DC++ was the big piratey thing you could get unlimited amounts of legit cdkeys :P

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Re: Write down your CD keys!
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2011, 01:05:56 PM »
I still have the original box and little manual that came with it XD

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Re: Write down your CD keys!
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2011, 07:01:13 PM »
I still have the original box and little manual that came with it XD

So do I. :)

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Re: Write down your CD keys!
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2011, 03:43:10 PM »
Mines about. . ..oh god. . .about seven years old now o,.o

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Re: Write down your CD keys!
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2011, 01:34:03 AM »
Mines about. . ..oh god. . .about seven years old now o,.o

Mine is only about half that age I think. I've been on PotM longer than I've owned my current copy. I previously had a Mac-only version but I threw it away a year or so before I bought the Diamond edition for Windows, which I managed to install in Mac OS anyway using Internet know how.

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Re: Write down your CD keys!
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2011, 12:13:13 PM »
I bought mine when i was younger and only played the game part wasn't till about four years ago i re-installed it to try the online servers, and thus began my addiction to RP XD