So you have bought Victoria II. Congratulations!
And now you wonder why you should bother to register it.
Why you should register:
When you register the game you are allowed full access to the Tech Support, Bug Reports, Multiplayer and User modifications subforums.
In addition to that, you gain access to the FAQ (which includes the Strategy guide), tech support, bug reporting, multiplayer and user modifications subforums.
NOTE: You will not receive any support on the forum unless you register!
This is because Paradox wants to avoid wasting time tracking down bugs that only exist in illegal copies.
Also only people who have their game registered will be able to start threads in any of the Victoria II forums.
One common reply from people who don't want to register is concerns about privacy - "I don't want to give away my address so you can spam me with junk"
Simply register the game by entering the key provided into the correct slot under "my games/registrations" It does not ask you for any additional personal information whatsoever, and is only connected to your account info you yourself provided at the time of registration for posting here on Paradox forums, so that the system will only recognize the game as belonging to the account created here. That is all.
Players did not want games that contained any form of anti-piracy software directly on the software that so many other game companies utilize and make such software difficult to use, hence this system of registration, which allowes Paradox to have some way to ensure that access to game improvements is provided to those who legitimately acquired the software. This system makes no further requests for information other than that which you already have associated with the account you created here and the key that came with the game itself.
If you still don't want to register, you can use the Web form
to get support by e-mail.
How to register
At the top of the forum page, there is a link named My Games
. To register, you go here
and enter your key.
If you have bought the game in a store and have a physical copy, the key is on the back of the manual. If you have bought the game from GamersGate
, the key is on that website under "My Games".
If you bought the game through Steam; right click on the game in Steam to bring up a menu that has viewing the CD key as an option.
If your key does not work, contact http://paradox.zendesk.com
Note that, once you have registered, there is no official procedure to "unregister"; so if you intend to give the game as a gift or sell it second-hand you should not register, so that the final recipient can register it in their own name.