Lost CD Key to base game, still have the one for the expansion

#1

Hello community! :slight_smile:

This evening, the urge to revisit the glory days of some AoE 3 action overcame me. It has been several years, but after some searching I found the Box where I have all the install CD’s for the base game as well as the Asian Dynasties extension.

However, when I tried to install it, it wouldn’t take the license key printed inside the CD box. So here I am now, realizing that I probably tossed the original key when I put all the CD’s to the base game in said extension cd-box.

Is there any way to retrieve the Key form my CD’s? Or do I really have to invest again and get a new copy of the base game? do they even sell those anymore?

Thanks a ton for your help!

Cheers,
Andy

#2

No, i don’t think there is any way to retrieve your cd key without finding your box/manual with the code on it. The official support has shut down. You can get the game on Steam, they usually have a sale https://www.whenisthenextsteamsale.com/ where you can get the game cheaper (~5 US Dollar).

Edit: They sell the game bundled with the expansions on steam

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#3

Thanks for your quick reply!

So if I switch over to steam I’ll also have to purchase the expansions again?

Thanks for your help!

#4

the expansions are included

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#5

Yeah, the game is sold as one bundle nowadays. Definitely don’t go out looking for the old CD version to buy the base game separately; you’ll almost surely just get a worthless used key, and it will probably cost more money than the whole bundle on sale.

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#6

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/search?sort=discount&filter=onsale&search=age%20of%20empires has sales for Age 2 & 3

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#7

Ok, thanks a ton! :slight_smile: