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Offline aresfeind

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Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« on: August 19, 2012, 10:23:18 PM »
So this is the THIRD time I've bought Crysis Warhead to play MWLL. My first copy worked just fine for about a month before I got the authentication error EVERY SINGLE TIME. The second and third copies never even worked. I've check my registry and I'm dumbfounded as to what I do next.

I didn't buy it through Steam. I bought copies 1 and 3 through Wal Mart and copy 2 through Gamestop and I've had the error every time. I can connect to every Crysis wars server but I cannot connect to any MWLL server.

Help?

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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 10:30:15 PM »
You bought 3 retail copies and those had invalid CDKeys? Oh god... Something's bad on the EA/Gamespy side when they issue those CDKeys.

CryHammer should clear that up, if your CDKeys are really invalid. It attempts a connecting directly to Gamespy. Try all 3 there, and if you're fortunate enough it might be a dashes problem on one of yours, which CryHammer will fix it.
Tools and I:
   - MWLL Online Launcher (LAN UDP Forwarder) - evolution of past "Le Proof of Concepto" project: connect without Gamespy via packet redirection;
   - Vehicle Browser - "Pocket Wiki" ©okaolias (not really that though);
   - Rconnect 4.3 - Server tools: map manager/player voting add-ons;
   - CryHammer - Validates Patch/CDKey of Crysis Wars (now unable to validate CDKey due to turned off Gamespy servers).

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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 11:11:59 PM »
If that fails contact tech support and ride them hard until your key works again

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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 11:47:15 PM »
Well, all 3 are invalid.

Way to go EA  >:(

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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 03:17:04 AM »
mines invalid too so now what do i do?
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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 04:38:11 AM »
Get EA on chat.  Choose I think billing from the support site to get a human bean in chat.

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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 05:09:28 PM »
i'm fed up with their phone number and their site i can't find warhead
Ferro-Fibrous armor deflecting insults and protecting from damage since 2571.

  I am The wolf Chosen of Kerensky. As a  Warden clansmen i protect those who cannot fight for themselves and seek only to find peace in humanity. The Wolf's Dragoons were the spies of the clan sent by the clan wolf. It was through them that we  both realized that the inner sphere were people just like us.
Runway is the only one who can make it to Khan rank without ever moving.
Do not mess with the runway, runway always wins.

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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2012, 06:20:29 PM »
http://forum.mechlivinglegends.net/index.php/topic,18492.msg327017.html#msg327017

Check this post, should help you in the process of getting your CDKey replaced.
Tools and I:
   - MWLL Online Launcher (LAN UDP Forwarder) - evolution of past "Le Proof of Concepto" project: connect without Gamespy via packet redirection;
   - Vehicle Browser - "Pocket Wiki" ©okaolias (not really that though);
   - Rconnect 4.3 - Server tools: map manager/player voting add-ons;
   - CryHammer - Validates Patch/CDKey of Crysis Wars (now unable to validate CDKey due to turned off Gamespy servers).

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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 11:08:08 PM »
Ea said it's punkbuster should i  listen to this?
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  I am The wolf Chosen of Kerensky. As a  Warden clansmen i protect those who cannot fight for themselves and seek only to find peace in humanity. The Wolf's Dragoons were the spies of the clan sent by the clan wolf. It was through them that we  both realized that the inner sphere were people just like us.
Runway is the only one who can make it to Khan rank without ever moving.
Do not mess with the runway, runway always wins.

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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 11:38:38 PM »
Ea said it's punkbuster should i  listen to this?

If Cryhammer says it's a bad key it's a bad key.  get a new one.

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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2012, 02:34:41 AM »
Say to them that the CDKey is not activated on the Gamespy side, just on EA in Origin for example, and being not registered in Gamespy its flagged as invalid in online games. In any server, being with punkbuster or not.
Tools and I:
   - MWLL Online Launcher (LAN UDP Forwarder) - evolution of past "Le Proof of Concepto" project: connect without Gamespy via packet redirection;
   - Vehicle Browser - "Pocket Wiki" ©okaolias (not really that though);
   - Rconnect 4.3 - Server tools: map manager/player voting add-ons;
   - CryHammer - Validates Patch/CDKey of Crysis Wars (now unable to validate CDKey due to turned off Gamespy servers).

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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2012, 07:48:26 AM »
i will tommoro i just got board and crap happened.
Ferro-Fibrous armor deflecting insults and protecting from damage since 2571.

  I am The wolf Chosen of Kerensky. As a  Warden clansmen i protect those who cannot fight for themselves and seek only to find peace in humanity. The Wolf's Dragoons were the spies of the clan sent by the clan wolf. It was through them that we  both realized that the inner sphere were people just like us.
Runway is the only one who can make it to Khan rank without ever moving.
Do not mess with the runway, runway always wins.

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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2012, 09:51:08 AM »
Hey guys, some good news - I started a support ticket over at ea.com yesterday, at first I used the contact me by email option - but when I saw the live chat thing became available when I checked my account there today I gave it a shot. Also I flagged my case as a technical issue, not a billing problem, as I (too late) read others suggest in order to get a live person. All I mentioned in the report was that I bought Warhead off Steam, I'm having trouble with the game asking for my cd-key, and that it seems to be a common problem but none of the solutions offered by others work, so all I'm left with is asking for a new code.

Long story short - in two minutes I was issued a replacement key by a person called 'Rahul' claiming not to be a bot, but doing his best to act like one. It checks out in CryHammer, I could connect to Crysis Wars servers I previously couldn't, the same goes for MWLL servers. I would hazard a guess that the issue has become fairly common so they hand out new keys like crazy whenever they spot the words 'Warhead' and 'cd-key' in one sentence. I was also called a loyal customer and congratulated on solving my problems by the emotionless Rahul. Oh and I got some Origin coupon I doubt I will ever use.

So, thanks, roboRahul, wherever you are.

 

Also this captcha here is the hardest one I have ever seen on the internet.

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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2012, 10:03:50 AM »
glad you got it working.  Hope to see you on the servers soon!

It took me a couple tries to get a CSR in chat who wasn't worthless knob, then boom, new CD Key in seconds.

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Re: Authentication failed, yes, it's one of these.
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2012, 09:01:55 PM »
Also this captcha here is the hardest one I have ever seen on the internet.

Hehe, don't worry they'll disappear if you reach a certain number of posts. :P

Tools and I:
   - MWLL Online Launcher (LAN UDP Forwarder) - evolution of past "Le Proof of Concepto" project: connect without Gamespy via packet redirection;
   - Vehicle Browser - "Pocket Wiki" ©okaolias (not really that though);
   - Rconnect 4.3 - Server tools: map manager/player voting add-ons;
   - CryHammer - Validates Patch/CDKey of Crysis Wars (now unable to validate CDKey due to turned off Gamespy servers).