Bioshock activiation denied. Help!

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#1 Posted by Cornerstore (2137 posts) -

Im trying to install bioshock this is all that pops up when I type in my activiation key.

An online activation cannot be performed. Please contact your software vendor to manually retrieve your unlock code.

Please make sure that you have prepared the following information:

-Registration Code

-Unlock request code which is displayed below.

After that, please contact mailto:support@securom.com

Ive tryed typing it in atleast 50 times. Help me please!

#2 Posted by Deihmos (7819 posts) -

Im trying to install bioshock this is all that pops up when I type in my activiation key.

An online activation cannot be performed. Please contact your software vendor to manually retrieve your unlock code.

Please make sure that you have prepared the following information:

-Registration Code

-Unlock request code which is displayed below.

After that, please contact mailto:support@securom.com

Ive tryed typing it in atleast 50 times. Help me please!

Cornerstore

You answered your own question.

#3 Posted by Cornerstore (2137 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cornerstore"]

Im trying to install bioshock this is all that pops up when I type in my activiation key.

An online activation cannot be performed. Please contact your software vendor to manually retrieve your unlock code.

Please make sure that you have prepared the following information:

-Registration Code

-Unlock request code which is displayed below.

After that, please contact mailto:support@securom.com

Ive tryed typing it in atleast 50 times. Help me please!

Deihmos

You answered your own question.

Yeah i messeged them about 4 hours ago still no answer....
#4 Posted by Deihmos (7819 posts) -
[QUOTE="Deihmos"][QUOTE="Cornerstore"]

Im trying to install bioshock this is all that pops up when I type in my activiation key.

An online activation cannot be performed. Please contact your software vendor to manually retrieve your unlock code.

Please make sure that you have prepared the following information:

-Registration Code

-Unlock request code which is displayed below.

After that, please contact mailto:support@securom.com

Ive tryed typing it in atleast 50 times. Help me please!

Cornerstore

You answered your own question.

Yeah i messeged them about 4 hours ago still no answer....

You cannot expect a response in such a short time. Give it at least 24hrs and Bioshock has an install limit.

#5 Posted by Hung_Phat (469 posts) -

Im trying to install bioshock this is all that pops up when I type in my activiation key.

An online activation cannot be performed. Please contact your software vendor to manually retrieve your unlock code.

Please make sure that you have prepared the following information:

-Registration Code

-Unlock request code which is displayed below.

After that, please contact mailto:support@securom.com

Ive tryed typing it in atleast 50 times. Help me please!

Cornerstore

Try installing the actual retail copy and not Warez and youll be fine

#6 Posted by Cornerstore (2137 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cornerstore"]

Im trying to install bioshock this is all that pops up when I type in my activiation key.

An online activation cannot be performed. Please contact your software vendor to manually retrieve your unlock code.

Please make sure that you have prepared the following information:

-Registration Code

-Unlock request code which is displayed below.

After that, please contact mailto:support@securom.com

Ive tryed typing it in atleast 50 times. Help me please!

Hung_Phat

Try installing the actual retail copy and not Warez and youll be fine

Ok I went to bioshock spent 60 something bucks on it canadian and now your thinking I dont have the retail copy and just some download of the internet?
#7 Posted by Johnny_Rock (40122 posts) -
[QUOTE="Hung_Phat"][QUOTE="Cornerstore"]

Im trying to install bioshock this is all that pops up when I type in my activiation key.

An online activation cannot be performed. Please contact your software vendor to manually retrieve your unlock code.

Please make sure that you have prepared the following information:

-Registration Code

-Unlock request code which is displayed below.

After that, please contact mailto:support@securom.com

Ive tryed typing it in atleast 50 times. Help me please!

Cornerstore

Try installing the actual retail copy and not Warez and youll be fine

Ok I went to bioshock spent 60 something bucks on it canadian and now your thinking I dont have the retail copy and just some download of the internet?

You went to Bioshock? Is there a place in Cananda actually called that? I still think you pirated it.

#8 Posted by Deihmos (7819 posts) -
[QUOTE="Hung_Phat"][QUOTE="Cornerstore"]

Im trying to install bioshock this is all that pops up when I type in my activiation key.

An online activation cannot be performed. Please contact your software vendor to manually retrieve your unlock code.

Please make sure that you have prepared the following information:

-Registration Code

-Unlock request code which is displayed below.

After that, please contact mailto:support@securom.com

Ive tryed typing it in atleast 50 times. Help me please!

Cornerstore

Try installing the actual retail copy and not Warez and youll be fine

Ok I went to bioshock spent 60 something bucks on it canadian and now your thinking I dont have the retail copy and just some download of the internet?

How many times did you install it? WHy did you get it for 360 and PC? It's basically the same game.

#9 Posted by Hung_Phat (469 posts) -
[QUOTE="Hung_Phat"][QUOTE="Cornerstore"]

Im trying to install bioshock this is all that pops up when I type in my activiation key.

An online activation cannot be performed. Please contact your software vendor to manually retrieve your unlock code.

Please make sure that you have prepared the following information:

-Registration Code

-Unlock request code which is displayed below.

After that, please contact mailto:support@securom.com

Ive tryed typing it in atleast 50 times. Help me please!

Cornerstore

Try installing the actual retail copy and not Warez and youll be fine

Ok I went to bioshock spent 60 something bucks on it canadian and now your thinking I dont have the retail copy and just some download of the internet?

No, just No

#10 Posted by ElvisNixon (551 posts) -
The answer is probably simple. Change zeros to ones and vice versa. Trade ones for "L" also, in a systematic way as to try all possible options. I think this one was difficult for me also.
#11 Posted by ElvisNixon (551 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cornerstore"][QUOTE="Hung_Phat"][QUOTE="Cornerstore"]

Im trying to install bioshock this is all that pops up when I type in my activiation key.

An online activation cannot be performed. Please contact your software vendor to manually retrieve your unlock code.

Please make sure that you have prepared the following information:

-Registration Code

-Unlock request code which is displayed below.

After that, please contact mailto:support@securom.com

Ive tryed typing it in atleast 50 times. Help me please!

Johnny_Rock

Try installing the actual retail copy and not Warez and youll be fine

Ok I went to bioshock spent 60 something bucks on it canadian and now your thinking I dont have the retail copy and just some download of the internet?

You went to Bioshock? Is there a place in Cananda actually called that? I still think you pirated it.

I don't think he would come here to try to troubleshoot a warez version of bioshock, which probably doesn't exist yet. It think there are other places for that, and the gamespot TOS are widely understood in that regard. Think before you make accusations of a serious nature.

#12 Posted by Hung_Phat (469 posts) -
[QUOTE="Johnny_Rock"][QUOTE="Cornerstore"][QUOTE="Hung_Phat"][QUOTE="Cornerstore"]

Im trying to install bioshock this is all that pops up when I type in my activiation key.

An online activation cannot be performed. Please contact your software vendor to manually retrieve your unlock code.

Please make sure that you have prepared the following information:

-Registration Code

-Unlock request code which is displayed below.

After that, please contact mailto:support@securom.com

Ive tryed typing it in atleast 50 times. Help me please!

ElvisNixon

Try installing the actual retail copy and not Warez and youll be fine

Ok I went to bioshock spent 60 something bucks on it canadian and now your thinking I dont have the retail copy and just some download of the internet?

You went to Bioshock? Is there a place in Cananda actually called that? I still think you pirated it.

I don't think he would come here to try to troubleshoot a warez version of bioshock, which probably doesn't exist yet. It think there are other places for that, and the gamespot TOS are widely understood in that regard. Think before you make accusations of a serious nature.

hmm

#13 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18415 posts) -
If you can't get it working, i doubt anyone here can do anything to solve it for you. Your only option is to contact them and ask what to do.
#14 Posted by HostileEffect (2491 posts) -
IIRC, I couldn't activate mine over the internet... I just installed it, restarted the computer, entered the key and it worked..
#15 Posted by ArcticSnake (942 posts) -

Securom

Making it harder for the legit owners one game at a time.
If you pirate Bioshock, you have a better chance of running it then if you bought it legit. Thank you Securom.

#16 Posted by Cornerstore (2137 posts) -

Hey guys thanks for all the Help, I jsut tryed reinstalling it and typing in my serial code again and it worked.

#17 Posted by capthavic (6478 posts) -

Securom

Making it harder for the legit owners one game at a time.
If you pirate Bioshock, you have a better chance of running it then if you bought it legit. Thank you Securom.

ArcticSnake

Exactly. Those things just get in the way of those who actually pay.

#18 Posted by THGarrett (2574 posts) -
At least it's nowhere near as bad as Starforce.
#19 Posted by ElvisNixon (551 posts) -

I'm looking at my key right now, and i notice that the zero's are impossible to tell from letter "O", assuming you can't compare the two-- assuming you have only one or the other.

I've seen this issue before, i bet that's what bit him. Also, i can't tell if the I is a 1 or vice versa. stoopid way to print the key.