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    Icon4 Failed logon- invalid cd-key ?

    hello dear Total war players.

    Where could I change my cd-key in my Medieval 2 totalwar game ?
    not in game settings, video and anywhere in the menu ?

    thank you for reading !

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    Default Re: Failed logon- invalid cd-key ?

    Im pretty sure it's in an INI file in the install directory.

    And from what others have told me, you need to enter your key in using capitals or it wont work.

    EG you cant put abcd-defg you need to put in ABCD-DEFG

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    I had the same problem, watch relly good the letters in the cd key are all massed up and not clear i mean in the game box, reinstall and with Capitals letters. in my event i put an 8 insted of a B so take a good look before entering any letter or a nubmer.
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    hey if this happens to anyone simply do what TOTALWAR told us...

    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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    Thanks, you saved me.

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    Default Re: Failed logon- invalid cd-key ?

    Still doesn't work for me. Tried all you said. It's still being problematic.
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    Default Re: Failed logon- invalid cd-key ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saladin45 View Post
    Still doesn't work for me. Tried all you said. It's still being problematic.
    *throws computer out of the window*

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    Default Re: Failed logon- invalid cd-key ?

    Well I installed the 1.01 patch and I can't logon now. Just it says failed to log on. Damn. It was fine for 2 days and now problems raise again.
    *Throws computer out of the window*
    Last edited by Sir Nicholas Altman; December 17, 2006 at 03:33 AM.

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    I'm having the same problem. I checked the registry and the key is entered in properly. I sent 6 emails to Sega and never received any return emails. I even went back to where I purchased the game, Gamestop, and no help.

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    I have checked the registry as well. It doesn't work fo rme and I knew where the cd-key was as well. Ironically it worked before the patch. NOw it doesn't because I don't have to use a fixed-exe just to play the game (the patch fixed that, but has now broken multiplayer AFAIK)

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    Well, noones posted here for a while, so I am reviving the thread...

    I STILL GET THE MESSAGE "INVALID CD KEY" etc.. I have done all the regedit stuff...

    Would this be to do with having patch 1.2? (m2tw)?

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    Default Re: Failed logon- invalid cd-key ?

    Extremely unlikely.

    This will sound extremely pedantic, but are you 100% sure that the CD-KEY is entered correctly in the registery (common mistakes include Os for 0s, Ls for Is etc)
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    mine dont work either and it is correctly typed

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    I'll have to carry on using my 10k timurid army vs AI....
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    ok so i just bought this game a few days ago it was the gold edition, so it came with the expansion pack. When i went on to multiplayer, it said "failed to login-invalid cd key". So i found this forum and i did the regedit, to type in the key again with no "-" and all uppercase letters. it still didnt work. I havent downloaded any patches for it either. I will see if i can figure it out. If you have any advice please email me at [email protected]

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    i managed to get it working by retyping all the letters in in capitols and making all potential os 0s but also including a - every 4 charaters

    working 18-7-08
    gold edition

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    mmm mine not workin either in gold edition im despert

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    Default Re: Failed logon- invalid cd-key ?

    It won't let me edit the CD key from the code and plus the correct one is in the field anyway. Help me!

    Evan

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    hi all i have the same problem, i tryied to fix it with regedit but the key is corect
    i tryied to write without "-" and it doesnt work,
    what should i do?
    pls help
    Last edited by Ovi200; February 16, 2010 at 03:14 AM.

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    Default Re: Failed logon- invalid cd-key ?

    I have the same problem. I used to be able to play online battles, but for some reason it isn't working anymore. I suspect it has something to do with one of the new patches.

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