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JohnnyRico

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#1 14 years ago

Hi everybody(Dr.Nick voice)! I'm new here! I'm about to buy a second hand call of duty from a friend, I was just wondering if I will be able to use the CD-key(it's a legit key) online? with gamespy and other servers, I think he played couple of times online but not sure or is it like with Counter-Strike Stream, once you registed the cd-key with your account, nobody will be able to use it!? Thanks!




colonel_bob

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#2 14 years ago

It might just be you can't have the same CD key online at the same time, like I think Battlefield is, bit I'm not sure with Call of Duty... You should ask your friend to try it out on your computer before buying it to see if it works out...




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#3 14 years ago

As long as your friend isn't illegally playing it while you are on possession of the game and have a legitimate CD key, you can play multiplayer games.




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#4 14 years ago
colonel_bobIt might just be you can't have the same CD key online at the same time, like I think Battlefield is, bit I'm not sure with Call of Duty... You should ask your friend to try it out on your computer before buying it to see if it works out...

My friend and I play battlefield all the time. He has disc 1 I have disc 2.:lol:




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#5 14 years ago

Well, that's technically illegal. I wouldn't suggest doing that, but oh well...




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#6 14 years ago

I was just on multiplayer a minuit ago and Punkbuster booted two people with the same CD Keys - That will mean that the two keys will have to be on at the same time. If your friend hasn't copied it and tried to sell the original then you should be fine.




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#7 14 years ago
Ensign RilesWell, that's technically illegal. I wouldn't suggest doing that, but oh well...

It isn't illegal if the friend removes every trace of the game (uninstall programs usually get everything except user created files) from his machine before selling it. The same with console games - it is illegal to have a saved game on your memory card/hard disc if you have sold the game. Unless you sell the memory card with it to the same person.




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#8 14 years ago

I haven't sold it to him. I just installed it on his pc and gave him one disc. We only play against each other.




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#9 14 years ago
RevenIt isn't illegal if the friend removes every trace of the game (uninstall programs usually get everything except user created files) from his machine before selling it. The same with console games - it is illegal to have a saved game on your memory card/hard disc if you have sold the game. Unless you sell the memory card with it to the same person.

You can have a game installed on multiple computers legally, but you can't have them running the game at the same time, which he was. Read the User Agreement, it'll clear some things up for you. :faq:




Mosquitoman73

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#10 14 years ago

I bought a second-hand COD and the CD-Key worked fine. I guess as long as it's uninstalled on the other person's computer, it will work.




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