Activate the game without CD?
I’ll buy this game for my brother as a birthday present so we can play together. But it is the retail version and he lives far away.
My question: Can he activate the game on Steam without the CD? So only with the key? Or will he need to wait until I give him the CD?
yes, he can activate a retail cd version key via steam.
However just to check, the CD key should be in the format: 1AB2C-D3FGH-456I7
To activate it, your brother should:
1.Launch the Steam client software and log into your Steam account.
2.Click the Games Menu.
3.Choose Activate a Product on Steam…
4.Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.
Ok thanks :)
I ask because some games need the CD for installation but I think more older games.