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CD key is unregistered

 

 Arkalezth


Yes, this is yet another CD key thread. I've reinstalled the game (Steam copy) and when I try to connect to multiplayer I get a message saying that my CD key is unregistered.



It's not the first time I reinstall the game, but this hasn't happened to me before. I've checked in My Documents folder but haven't found any "nwn2cdkey.ini" file. I'm reinstalling the game again hoping that it gets solved, but if it doesn't, is there anything I can do? 

 

 painofdungeoneternal


I think steam comes with a generic cd key,and only hand out a few for people who want to do multiplayer.



The steam install puts the cd key file in some odd place, there are answers posted here in the forums i dimly remember to this, but you'll have to look - hopefully someone if they remember the exact thread can post a link.



Perhaps this helps --> http://forums.steamp...d.php?t=1711889



( i remember a lot more being discussed in these forums ) 

 

 Arkalezth


The thing is that I think that file was there in previous installations. I've found that thread too and I'll try to manually create a nwn2cdkey.ini file if all else fails, but I doubt if that will solve it.



I've found similar threads on these forums as well, but I've found no solution yet. 

 

 kevL


hey guys, yeh it's buried here somewhere,

i think it comes down to this:



The steam instructions (on CD keys) seem faulty. There should be one file " nwncdkey.ini " in ProgFiles->NwN2 directory. Contents :





[CDKEY]

Key1=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Key2=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Key3=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx







that's it. ( ... ) 

 

 Arkalezth


It worked after creating that file manually, thanks to both. I had thought about doing that, but I didn't know if it would work.



*goes to play*



(BTW, maybe that fix should be stickied or added to a FAQ or something, if it isn't already). 

 

 MokahTGS


Yeah my game is now saying this...doing what you said above does not fix anything. 

 

 Arkalezth


Sorry Mokah, I hadn't seen your post. If creating the file and adding the keys manually don't work, I don't know what else you can do, I didn't find any other solution when I had the problem. 

 

 Riona Dunne


what's the instant fix for this problem? 

 

 Riona Dunne


I'm not a programer, my computer experience is putting together machines and loading the recommended op system and applications 

 

 Riona Dunne


ok the file is Programs-Atarti-Neverwinter Nights 2-NWN2CDKEY 

 

 Riona Dunne


mine shows my proper CDKeys for my copy of NWN2 Platinum for my HP Computer, but I still get the same error message that Arkaleth is getting. 

 

 Riona Dunne


now where do we register these CDKeys so that when we log into NWN-2 for the multiplayer games we don't get the above error message? 

 

 kevL


rename the file to "nwncdkey.ini"



- take out the "2" 

 

 NWN DM


I don't think anyone gets a prize for inflating post counts. 

 

 Arkalezth


I know of a player who has Windows 7 (I have Vista), and had problems with the fix posted above (he couldn't change the file type from .txt to .ini). I'll copy his fix in case it can help others in the same situation:


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You're not supposed to put .ini in the name itself. I used the nwn2cdkey method.



I opened another INI file, selected " new", copied the template below, added manually the cd keys ( thanks clipboard) saved it as nwn2cdkey without the ini and it appeared as a config file and NOT as a txt file..


 

 painofdungeoneternal


On the install tab for never launcher (0)  is a button that might help.



It seems to work for some and not others, probably due to the characters you copy paste out of steam have hidden junk ( like word does ) which are causing problems and which i think i've corrected. I do remember people saying when you do it you should rewrite the keys to prevent this issue, but i am hoping my current version allows you to just copy paste from steam to never launcher. It does all the work for you of putting the ini file in the correct location. But it should not harm things and it might be easier for folks who are not experts in working with file extensions.



Another button does the gamespy hosts block which prevents the failed authentication attempt. 

 

 gunnernwn


Do you know how to access old cd keys that were saved in the old bioware website? 

 

 NWN DM



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gunnernwn wrote...



Do you know how to access old cd keys that were saved in the old bioware website?

Yes.  You open up the booklets that came with those games and expansions and enter them from there. 


 

 Arthas367


I just reinstalled Nwn2 after quite some time from steam today, and I am having this error as well, I created the text file in my program files for steam, and went through the whole CD key text file business, checked it over many times but still getting the error for mutiplayer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

 

 painofdungeoneternal


Don't copy paste, retype it in. ( the app i linked above to, has a button that automates the process of entering the cdkey for you as well, might sidestep the error you are dealing with by the fact it does it for you. ) 

 

 NayNaytheNinja


Okay for everyone who's had this problem i've figured out the problem. Literally the problem.

ONE.

in the case that you don't have the file "nwncdkey.ini" you must make it. If it IS called anything other than said file it won't work for some retarded reason. once you have this file made the format is to look like so.

[CDKEY]

Key1=(copy from steam; the 1st key code)

Key2=(copy from steam; the 2nd key code)

Key3=(copy from steam; the 3rd key code)



how to make the file...

go to notepad and type in the stuff i typed. then name the file of the notepad "nvncdkey.ini"

it makes it into a configuration file if you wanted to know why.

ALSO

put the file in the neverwinter folder that has the other configuration files such as "nvn2player.ini"

this is so you know its suppose to go there. 

 

 NayNaytheNinja


once you've done all this the stupid unregistered key problem will be fixed.

you're welcome. 

 

 Arkalezth


So... thanks for the input, but, how is that different from what has been said before on this thread? It's the same.


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NayNaytheNinja wrote...



"nvncdkey.ini"

"nvn2player.ini"

You mistyped there ("v" instead of "w"). 


 

 Kaldor Silverwand


Not all who are lost are found. Not all who can write can search. 

 

 JayJay70


Hi all,



I recently bought both NWN and NWN2 off Atari as a download. I have managed to get NWN to work in multiplayer but not NWN2. I get the CD key is unregistered message.



I have Win 7, so I tried to follow Arkalezth's instructions for Vista/Win 7 users and I hope I got it right. I opened a config file, Selected new and then typed in the all the information exactly from my old nwncdkey.ini file into my 'new' nwncdkey.ini file. It still doesn't work. I tried renaming it nwn2cdkey.ini but nothing works. 



Did I follow the instructions correctly, or did I miss something?



Thanks, in advance



Jay

 

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 kamal_



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JayJay70 wrote...



Hi all,



I recently bought both NWN and NWN2 off Atari as a download. I have managed to get NWN to work in multiplayer but not NWN2. I get the CD key is unregistered message.



I have Win 7, so I tried to follow Arkalezth's instructions for Vista/Win 7 users and I hope I got it right. I opened a config file, Selected new and then typed in the all the information exactly from my old nwncdkey.ini file into my 'new' nwncdkey.ini file. It still doesn't work. I tried renaming it nwn2cdkey.ini but nothing works. 



Did I follow the instructions correctly, or did I miss something?



Thanks, in advance



Jay

You copied the nwn1 keys for use in nwn2? I'm confused. 


 

 JayJay70


Hi Kamal,



No, I didn't copy the NWN key for use in NWN2. I downloaded NWN and NWN2, it is a complete package with 6 CD keys in all. The first 3 are for NWN and the next 3 are for NWN2. Because of compatibility problems NWN didn't work on Windows 7 at first. But I managed to fix that. 



The problem I'm having with NWN2 is that the CD keys that Atari gave me via email are coming up as 'The CD Key is unregistered. Please contact AtariUS/support for assistance'. Atari Customer Support is none existent. They referred me to Obsidian Entertainment. 



I have looked at various forums for a solution and this forum seems to be the best. I tried Arkalezth's Window 7/Vista solution, but it didn't work for me. I'm hoping I got the instructions correct.



Jay 

 

 Echo-01



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Arkalezth wrote...



I know of a player who has Windows 7 (I have Vista), and had problems with the fix posted above (he couldn't change the file type from .txt to .ini). I'll copy his fix in case it can help others in the same situation:

 

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You're not supposed to put .ini in the name itself. I used the nwn2cdkey method.



I opened another INI file, selected " new", copied the template below, added manually the cd keys ( thanks clipboard) saved it as nwn2cdkey without the ini and it appeared as a config file and NOT as a txt file..

 



This worked for me!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!  :lol::o:happy::P:)


 

 Thorsson64


Make sure that you save the file as a general (*.*) file, not as a text file (*.txt) when it will add a .txt to the end of your file name. 

 

 Tebryn Daltar


None of this seems to be working for me, I created to folder, named it nwncdkey and then typed in

[CDKEY]

Key1=(CD Key)

Key2=(CD Key)

Key3=(CD Key)



manually, and yet it doesn't seem to work, it's labeled itself as Config. Settings as well, this is the closest I have felt i've gotten to fixing the dang problem, but even this doesn't seem to work. 

 

 kevL


the filename has to be



nwncdkey.ini





by hook or by crook, get uncle Bill to name it that way. 

 

 RodagadoR


Bonjour à tous,



Pour les problèmes de clés CD, vous pouvez créer dans le dossier Mes Documents un fichier Bloc Notes nommé "nwncdkey.ini" qui contiendra :



[CDKEY]

Key1=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Key2=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Key3=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx



et vous récuperez, pour ceux qui ont Steam, les clés CD en les collant dans le presse papier, une par une, et en les mettant dans l'ordre, vous l'enregisrez et vous vous connectez au Multijoueurs.



Voilà. 

 

 kerenwoodward


I am trying to install NWN2 on a desktop PC. This is a new install from scratch from my original CDs purchased back in 2008 which were installed once on a laptop that died due to unknown causes.



Install shield stops at point where I need to enter CD key. I enter the CD key from the inside cover of my game manual. I get an "invalid CD key" message and I recheck what I entered and it is exactly what is in the inside cover. 

 

 kevL


If it's the nwn2 Gold version you might have to switch the keys for the OC & MotB around, vice versa 

 

 scruffylad


Thanks for the instructions, everybody. (Even though it was a long time ago.) 

I had the same problem, with the steam version on a new computer. For some reason, the first cd key had been removed from the file, even though the other two were still in there. Pretty weird... 

 

 AustinOnline



I am having this same problem but I'm running on the GOG version.  I also own a physical copy of the game as well as a Steam copy, so I'm unsure why I can't just log into my account that already has CD keys attached to it.

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 Thorsson64



Well I have the original game with the original keys, but when I reinstalled it following a crash I found that those keys didn't work on the install and I had to use 'cracked' keys instead. I then manually edited in the correct keys so that it works on my PWs. No idea why there are still issues around keys, but there are - all your versions should have keys, so try the different ones. I think early GOG versions had the wrong keys fro the wrong expansions; maybe try the GOG boards.


 

 olnorton


With the GOG version, you click on NWN2 in your library, at the top left you click on "More" & then serial keys.

You can the use serialtool.exe to add them, or just edit nwncdkey.ini (Both in the games root directory)

 

 

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