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DigitalMessiah
01-04-2005, 09:57 AM
ok i need to know how to find a CD KEY for a GAME not my windows operating system in my registry... anyone know how to do this? would help if someone responded before tomorrow :D

Chilling_Silence
01-04-2005, 10:12 AM
Errrr..... What game?

DigitalMessiah
01-04-2005, 10:13 AM
Empire Earth , Art of Conquest Expansion


made by sierra... as was Counterstrike ... i was able to find the CS 1.5 cd key on windows me before but i dont know how different the XP regedit is

DigitalMessiah
01-04-2005, 10:40 AM
After having a conversation with Chilling Silence on ICQ i would like to set the records straight...



im not asking for warez

my friend lost his CD Key

he wants to sell it to me , it IS a legit cd key

i bought it with real american currency

he wants to access his registry and find the CD Key Value on this specific

game.

im not asking for illegal programs either...

Speedy Gonzales
01-04-2005, 11:17 AM
It might be encrypted in the registry.

XP I think encrypts most keys in the registry.

Or if it is there, look for the entry of the maker of the game in the registry, and click on the + by its name.

Greg
01-04-2005, 11:57 AM
Open up regedit, go to edit/find

Do a search for various keywords, such as "registration", "serial", "serial number", "validation", "product_id", etc.

Or manually go into hkey_local_machine\software\Sierra\empire_earth... and have a look around.

DigitalMessiah
01-04-2005, 12:22 PM
going under local machine software and sierra worked... i see CDKeys folder.. but it's all in binary data... translation please?

Greg
01-04-2005, 12:25 PM
going under local machine software and sierra worked... i see CDKeys folder.. but it's all in binary data... translation please?
Not sure. Think you'll need to look further. On my XP machine all my reg keys are in plain alpha/numeric.

DigitalMessiah
01-04-2005, 12:31 PM
it looks like this....


4c 87 2c 84 5E


and so on... i guess that's alpha numeric

Greg
01-04-2005, 12:32 PM
Nope that won't be it.

DigitalMessiah
01-04-2005, 12:35 PM
found another folder... but it contained all the REG_DWORD's of my game options and stuff like that

Rob99
01-04-2005, 12:45 PM
You could spend a lot of time with this (http://www.ascii.cl/conversion.htm) page to convert the Hexadecimal to binary then this (http://www.roubaixinteractive.com/PlayGround/Binary_Conversion/Binary_To_Text.asp) to convert binary to ASCII(normal letters and numbers), not sure on the outcome tho.

[Edit]Just found this (http://www.prepressure.com/library/binhex.htm) page, will make it a bit easier.

But then a quick look on the hex you provided apears it wont convert out to be the key you want.

DigitalMessiah
01-04-2005, 01:01 PM
L,^_u:5K& is the answer i got.... all foreign lettering... and symbols

Greg
01-04-2005, 01:20 PM
Has the game been uninstalled? If so I kinda doubt that the key will still be there.