outdated: Update and open Uplay. Click "settings". Click "activate product". Follow instructions. Pray!


As of late a lot of people ask how you activate & downlaod your games with the Uplay client, I'll leave this tutorial here:


Requirements

  • Uplay must already be installed and you have to know where
  • Must obviously have a Uplay key for your game

Preparation

Look in this list, which I stole from reddit and find your game. Note: All Steam keys may not work properly, my Driver:SF doesn't work.

Anno 2070 - 22

Anno 2070 (Steam) - 71

Anno 2070 Beta - 45

Assassin's Creed - 82

Assassin's Creed II - 4

Assassin's Creed II (Steam) - 56

Assassin's Creed III - 54

Assassin's Creed III (Steam) - 102

Assassin's Creed III (Rus) - 103

Assassin's Creed III (Jpn) - 104

Assassin's Creed III (Cz) - 105

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - 26

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Steam) - 57

Assassin's Creed Revelations - 40

Assassin's Creed Revelations (Steam) - 59

Assassin's Creed Revelations -The Lost Archive - 97

Call of Juarez The Cartel (Steam) - 37

Driver: San Francisco - 13

Driver: San Francisco (Steam) - 55

Far Cry 2 - 85

Far Cry 3 - 46

Far Cry 3 (Steam) - 101

Far Cry Blood Dragon -205

From Dust - 30

From Dust (Steam) - 64

I Am Alive - 93

Might & Magic Heroes VI - 44

Might & Magic Heroes VI - 48

Might & Magic Heroes VI (Steam) - 60

Might & Magic Heroes VI Beta - 25

Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands - 11

Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands (Steam) - 63

The Settlers 7 - 8

The Settlers 7 (Steam) - 61

The Settlers 7 Balance - 27

The Settlers 7 Beta - 16

The Settlers 7 Demo - 17

Tintin - 33

Tom Clancy's EndWar - 83

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier - 53

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier (Steam) - 65

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier - Arctic Strike DLC Pack - 115

Tom Clancy’s HAWX - 86

Tom Clancy’s HAWX2 - 21

Tom Clancy’s HAWX2 (Steam) - 62

Rayman Origins - 80

Shaun White Skateboarding - 20

Silent Hunter 5 - 3

Silent Hunter 5 (Steam) - 68

Splinter Cell Conviction - 2

Splinter Cell Conviction (Steam) - 58

Splinter Cell Conviction - Deniable Ops: Insurgency - 96

World in Conflict - 69


Now the easy part:

  • Press [Windows key]+[R]
  • A wild dialog box will appear
  • Type in the path to your Uplay.exe, this should look like (You should use a) backslashes or b) put it into quotation marks)
    C:/Program Files (x86)/Ubisoft/Ubisoft Game Launcher/uplay.exe
  • Press [Spacebar] and then add:
    -upc_uplay_id XXX
  • Replace XXX with your game number
  • Press enter, Uplay will start and in your games list you can finally enter your key

Comfortable, right?

A last note: if your key is not valid and you try to enter it too often, your whole account will be banned for 3 hours!

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Great tutorial! I didn't know the first Assassin's Creed could be activated on Uplay. And I didn't know this trick! I've activated two games last week by installing them first. Thanks a lot :)

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I bought AC1 when Uplay wasn't out yet, so it doesn't have a key. I'm not sure if new retail copies come with uplay keys.

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Where did you find your AC key on Steam, i dont have a link on my game page, is it somewhere in registry ?

4 years ago
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That somehow doesn't work, when I do that it only opens Uplay normally.

4 years ago
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This is exactly what I experience with my Steam version of Driver:SF (Number 55). As I said, it's bugged.

4 years ago
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I now tried ~10 different numbers but nothing works, I think I'm doing something wrong :(

4 years ago
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I used number 69 now as a test and it works (beside the fact, that I don't have a key for it ;)
Make sure, that you have a space after the "...uplay.exe". Also I don't recommend pasting my path to the Uplay.exe in the dialog-box, because I had to use "/" instead of "\".

4 years ago
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Cool thx :D Somehow I've managed to activate Far Cry 3 via Support ticket, but mine AC III is still not appearing ...will try your guide before I'll contact the Ubi-Support once more ^^

4 years ago
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What do you mean replace XXXX with your game number, what game number is this?

Edit: nvm I'm an idiot LOL

4 years ago
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All games that are on steam need to have their own separate number, i just tried with Far Cry 2 and EndWar and it doesnt work with steam keys. Do you know their assigned numbers, did you create this list or pasted it from somewhere ?

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As I said, probably all Steam keys don't work.
The list can be viewed, if you go to your data folder. There are folders with the numbers. This list is from an old reddit topic, where somebody else made a list. Somebody in this forum linked to this list a few weeks(?!) ago and I saved it :)

4 years ago
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+1 tried to redeem Call of Jurez The cartel which i already redeemed on steam and it didn't work

EDIT: then it spazed out when i tried to "play" it

4 years ago
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i am alive doesnt redeem, at least for me. it's a key i got from ubistore, and customer support told me the key is good (as if i didn't know that already) and that it should work on uplay. i'm going to send them a printscreen proving the contrary

My AC3 key (that i got from them) activated just fine

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Good luck. My last ticket got answered in the best manner ever: after 10 days they sent me 7 (seven!!) times the same generic bot message within 15 minutes. Only when I have politely pointed out that I am a human and don't like to talk to bots, they aswered. -_-

4 years ago
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You steal this information from RU site - die in hell

4 years ago
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I tried to do it for Rayman Origins, but when I try to enter my CD KEY (from ubisofts store) it says it is not valid.

4 years ago
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Is it from shop.ubi.com? If not, it may not work.

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I also have a spare copy of TinTin for uPlay, add me on steam if you have some uplay games you want to swap.

4 years ago
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BLAH Uplay. Got AC3 just want to enter it on steam and be done. :(

4 years ago
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You still have to launch Uplay even if you have the game on Steam.

4 years ago
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I lost all trust for UPlay after the rootkit DRM was exposed. Never using it again.

4 years ago
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Then prepare not to play Ubi games like AC3, FC3, FC3:BD and a few more.

4 years ago
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The only game I care about on that list is AC, and I'll just get in on console like I did the rest of the franchise. Problem solved.

4 years ago
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+9,000

I feel forced to use it because I got FC3; Blood Dragon free from the AMD promo and had to install Uplay to use it.. At least the exploit relied on people clicking uplay:// links themselves rather than it being an inherent backdoor available for exploitation when Uplay was running or some such. Also, it wasn't a rootkit.. It was a bug that allowed execution of unsigned commands, directly to the kernel. Meh, I just never have Uplay running, unless I want to play Blood Dragon.

4 years ago
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when i enter the 22 for anno 2070 it does not even ask for a key, just if i wanted to bind it to my account :O

4 years ago
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Same thing for TinTin.

4 years ago
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Just download it from torrents. Easy, simple and fast. And enter the key when asked.

4 years ago
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Oh god, uplay sucks. It does not work for me... :S

4 years ago
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Any idea what is the id for AC Director's Cut?

Thanks

4 years ago
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Is there a difference between AC and AC Directors? I have an old retail of it and it's already the Directors Cut and it comes without any key or Uplay, so you can't activate it there.

4 years ago
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Yea is there any link to the original reddit?

trying to find the Id for dawn of discovery gold

4 years ago
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No idea, what the ID for it could be. But if someone has installed the game, he could tell us the ID by looking it up in this "data" folder.

4 years ago
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Hey guys! Any idea how can I activate Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on my account?

4 years ago
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updated the list, I hope it works

4 years ago
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Thanks. Didn't know this was here!

4 years ago
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"-upc_uplay_id XXX" part does not work for me. I made sure the path is correct but when I enter "C:/Program Files (x86)/Ubisoft/Ubisoft Game Launcher/uplay.exe -upc_uplay_id 85" it says the path is incorrect. Any tips?

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you need to add it after quotes "...uplay.exe" -upc...

4 years ago
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Thanks, working fine now ^^

4 years ago
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Use backslashes. (Can't use them here because of formatting issues)

4 years ago
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Both work fine. (Due to Unix compatilibity)

4 years ago
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Not in this forum:
C:Program Files (x86)Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcheruplay.exe
You see?

4 years ago
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On Windows I mean, so you can use both to start program.

4 years ago
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Good thread. Thanks OP!

4 years ago
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Far Cry 2 doesnt redeem, it's a key i got from ubistore.

4 years ago
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I think, you never have to activate these, because they automagically redeem on the account you bought the game with. Though not sure. At least this happend with my Spliter Cell Conviction when it was free. Otherwise your only chance is to download the installer. (You should have gotten a link for it, download it fast, I've heard they expire)

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Is Anno 2070 Complete/King Edition the same ID? Anno 2070 - 22 ?

4 years ago
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I have no idea, but it's worth a try, I guess.

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Didn't work for me, I mean the add game worked. But my code form Never Settle Bundle didn't work :(

4 years ago
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Anyone know or found out the ID for Anno 2070 complete Edition? It's not the same as Anno 2070 in uplay.

4 years ago
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please help me to find silent hunter III, 4 and cold fear IDs.

4 years ago
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In 2005 there was no Uplay, so I'm pretty sure they are not on Uplay.

4 years ago
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There was just an update on Uplay. Click settings and try to activate your keys. Good luck!

4 years ago
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thanks for the info. yes i updated and got the new menu option. my keys from Nuuvem & GamersGate are not accepted.

4 years ago
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Well, Nuuvem should give you a download link with your key here (right side) and Gamersagate... I don't know, but there should be a download link too.

4 years ago
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Closed 4 years ago by Infernotoni.