Lost CD key, game still installed.

#1Manick2005Posted 1/19/2008 2:21:55 AM
I need to either reinstall this game or find a patch that makes the game stop crashing. Before I upgraded my motherboard, processor, PSU, and memory, it never crashed, ever. Now its the only game I have that crashes. Is there any way I can find my CD key if I already have the game installed? Or is there maybe someone who can direct me to a patch fix that stops crashes?
#2silent c4Posted 1/20/2008 1:12:00 AM
'Crashes' can be caused by a multitude of factors. Most of the patches will fix some crashes, but may not fix your crashes.

Since you say that the instability only happened after you replaced the guts of your computer. This suggests that it may be driver related. What drivers are you using? What OS? What components did you upgrade from/to? When do the crashes happen? Do you get an error message? What?
All of this information is necessary if we are to have a fighting chance at diagnosing your problem - and it's somewhat difficult to fix a problem when you don't know the cause.
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#3year199XPosted 1/20/2008 1:13:04 PM
To answer your original question, yes.

If you know how, you can retrieve your CD key from the registry. Something like HKEY_LOCALMACHINE > Software > THQ > GPG > Supreme Commander. There should be a registry file with the CD key in it.
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#4MontayaPosted 1/21/2008 1:19:42 AM

year199X posted...
To answer your original question, yes.

If you know how, you can retrieve your CD key from the registry. Something like HKEY_LOCALMACHINE > Software > THQ > GPG > Supreme Commander. There should be a registry file with the CD key in it.
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wut he said. but if you cant find it, try downloading a cdkeygen via torrent/irc if you already have a legit copy of the game, just try not to download a virus/worm in the process.

#5Manick2005(Topic Creator)Posted 1/21/2008 12:39:29 PM
I'll try to go into as much detail as I can. Just about any save game I load that has alot of units/buildings, will crash after about only 10 seconds, but I can play a new game just fine at the start but I can only assume it will crash later on. During the crash the sound starts repeating fast, and and then it gives me the standard microsoft error message box that says "Supreme Commander has encountered a problem and needs to close... Please tell microsoft about this problem... Send error report / Don't send."
Then the GPG error report comes up asking me to describe the problem.

My previous specs were:
MB: KN8 SLI
Processor: AMD Anthon 64 3500+ 2.21ghz
Ram: 2gb DDR
PSU: 450w
Video Card: Geforce 8800 GTS OC

Current specs are:
MB: nForce 650i Ultra
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40ghz
Ram: 4gb DDR2 dual channel (2.75 on WinXP. One of my friends told me the memory was the most likely to cause problems)
PSU: 700w
Video Card: Geforce 8800 GTS OC

im on version 1.1.3260, and haven't patched yet since I started to try playing again (on singleplayer). Thats the most I can say. I played it fine about 4 months ago until now, after my upgrades.
#6Manick2005(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2008 2:13:41 AM
Anyone know what the problem might be? I'd rather not reinstall because finding the patches even when they were recently released was a pain, and i'd hate to repatch it now that they are old news. Or is there a full patch I can download instead of installing each one individually?
#7cckcmainPosted 1/31/2008 6:51:25 AM
Did you already try the fix for large maps mentioned in my other post?

And you are using Windows XP?

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#8Manick2005(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2008 1:10:16 PM
yes im using windows XP, and im trying to get the 3GB enabler to work but it keeps claiming my .exe file isn't in the folder when I clearly copied it over.

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/6443/76974572do7.png
lol.. what?
#9cckcmainPosted 1/31/2008 8:06:04 PM
That's strange. I performed the operation in my Supreme Commander folder. I first copied the EXE and named it .BAK, then applied the fix.

Is there any way you can post the error message your receieve or take a screenshot of it?

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