Red Alert 3 unplayable online on Steam

Those who bought Red Alert 3 during Steam’s holiday sale are finding themselves with a partially useless game purchased at a fairly low price. Steam users report that the downloaded copies of Red Alert 3 don’t include serial numbers, which the game requires for online play.

A similar issue occurred recently through Steam with the digital sale of Spore. That problem seems to have been resolved, and at least one Red Alert 3 player has been able to rectify the current error, though the solution required the game to be re-downloaded directly from EA (complete with SecuROM DRM).

Still, EA’s eventual intervention in Steam’s Spore issue is a possible sign that these Red Alert 3 owners will get their fix as fast as possible.

Update:

EA today confirmed to Joystiq via Twitter that the issue had been "quickly resolved," further adding that "all is well back in Steam land."

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I run this place! :D

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  1. tabs guitar

    Truly helpful articles. I enjoyed reading it.

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  2. Elbart

    HA!
    Quickly resolved, my ass.
    This problem has been around almost a year now:
    http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8885709#post8885709

    Valve and Steam more and more turn into a fraud.

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  3. wiak

    i rebought RA3 and Tiberium Wars on steam, why? cheap and ability to backup, no crappy SecuROM DRM and ability to have NO freaking Game DVD in drive, sooo worth it! :D

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  4. glubbar

    Nice update.
    Cheers.

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