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June 7th, 2010

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12:42 pm - Small moment of trimph ...
While living in the UK, I picked up a game called Spellforce. It's a hybrid RPG/RTS for the PC, and turned out to be a fun game which absorbed many hours of my time ... and then there were the sequels/expansions, and later Spellforce 2.

Anyway, we packed up all our stuff and moved back to Oz, and a couple of times I've had the itch to pick up SF again. The only problem was that I had a fresh install on my laptop, and needed the serial number before I could play. Do you think I could find the serial number ?

It wasn't on the box, it wasn't in the manual, it wasn't cleverly written down somewhere that I could find it again (that would be too easy).

Finally, last night, I was poking at the internets, ran across discussions in the SF forums about lost CD-keys, and noticed that someone mentioned that the serial no. was on the CD holder (errr, one of those paper-envelope-with-a-window things that CDs come in when they're being particularly cheap).

Now, after packing, moving, and unpacking all my stuff here, and remembering that those CD-slips are very common, what are the odds of me finding a particular one, that just happens to be important, again ? Especially compared to the odds of seeing a dozen of them lying around empty and throwing them out.

But, amazingly ... I found it ! And, after a small amount of O/0 confusion, it worked !
I think I know what I'm doing for the next few evenings ...
Current Mood: happyhappy

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Date:June 7th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
Synchronicity! I've just started playing Spellforce on Saturday as well - I bought Spellforce Platinum on GOG.com and it turns out it works perfectly in Wine except for the lack of a couple of particle effects.
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Date:June 8th, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
I had a similar experience with a game called Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, except in my case the little CD case slip with the oh so necessary CD key was purloined by a small child and lost for good...
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Date:June 8th, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
Hmmm ! One of rwrylsin's favourite games. I think we still have the CD for that around somewhere, want me to see if I can make a playable copy ? (since we'll happen to be in Adelaide this weekend :-) )

... no, wait, it's the key you need. Well, we may be able to do something with that, too :-)

Edited at 2010-06-08 02:11 pm (UTC)
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Date:June 9th, 2010 11:06 am (UTC)
Oh that would be lovely...

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