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Discussion in 'Civ5 - Macintosh' started by jordiramone, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. jordiramone

    jordiramone Chieftain

    Mar 16, 2017
    I have just bought from a flea market Civ V game and when I try to install it Steam is asking me for product code, the code is already used by another player, so it seems quite impossible to install it.
    Is there any other way to install the game?
  2. Browd

    Browd Dilettante Administrator

    Aug 5, 2012
    Washington, DC
    Sorry, no. Civ V is Steam-only (only exception is the Mac App Store version) and if the activation code has already been claimed by another Steam user (which should be no surprise, I guess) you can't claim that code and therefore can't play that instance of the game.

    On the other hand, if you could have claimed that code, it probably would only have given you access to the base game (often referred to a "vanilla") and not the expansions (Gods & Kings and Brave New World) or any of the various DLCs. You should be able to find the complete package on sale -- sometimes on Steam sales and often through other electronic retailers (it will probably be more than you paid at the flea market, but still deeply discounted).
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2017
  3. jpinoniemi

    jpinoniemi Chieftain

    Nov 3, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    You can get Civ V Complete on the Steam Store for $12.27 right now, what a steal

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