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I won Dead Island key (cg's giveaway) but when I try to activate key steam shows me this error:
Sorry, but the following item are not available for purchase in this country. Your purchase has been cancelled."
I can go in Dead Island steam store page. I can even buy game but cannot activate key. I am from Croatia.
What do I do now?
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tell support about the problem
Steam support may be willing to exchange your key for a censored version of the game?
Dead Island without any blood, now that's swag!
LOL! There is no cut version. Also this is not the problem. The game is just Region restricted, like (RU)-keys.
OK, thanks :)
I think that amazon's keys might be region locked. Try to talk with cg and have the problem sorted out!
He might not have known as the product page doesn't look any different to games that can be activated worldwide, but Dead Island keys bought from Amazon US seem to be locked to NA.
Another member had the same problem after winning another one of cg's Dead Island giveaways yesterday.
I activated it after I bought it off Amazon, didn't have any issues...
Might be only for some countries...
It's GMG. They sell keys locked to NA (even they are from Europe lol) and fail to mention than anywhere on the game's page. This already happened to cg once, and he bought another game for the winner.
I bought it from GMG and works just fine in Europe.
The Dead Island keys are not from GMG.
isnt it forbidden to giveaway region restricted keys ? bad cg..
Even a superior artificial intelligence can make a mistake sometimes.
i have same problem with cg's dead island, waiting for him to reply now.
He most likely got it from GMG with the sale going on, I bought 2 myself. I gave one to my friend who lives in Poland and he had the same issue and I didn't because I'm here in California. He used a vpn and activated it like 2 hours ago.
not a very good idea - you can have your steam account banned for using VPN to activate restricted codes.
I don't want to be banned for using VPN
I believe GMG's Dead Islands are not region locked, Amazon ones, however, are. My friend (he's from Poland as well) bought 2 keys, one for me, one for himself from Amazon. I managed to trade this key for Dead Island gift, luckily. He was like 'meh, it's just $6' and bought it from GMG a few days ago.
Yeah i gave away key from GMG and was activated without any problems.
I'm not sure about CD keys. But I've helped people ike Germans buy Dead Island and they are happily playing it.
I'm from Croatia as well and i play DI just fine xP
cg has been notified so this will be resolved soon. Please refrain from suggesting VPN or other methods to bypass regional restrictions.