Activate the game without CD?

  • Hey!

    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.

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