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OldFogey

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Hi all,

I bought a physical copy of the EU III base game way back when it came out (the Collector's edition if that matters) and recently reinstalled it.
I am looking for the patches, can someone help me?
Apparently they are in a part of this forum that only owners of the game can access?
Maybe I can find the patches myself if someone can tell me where to find the code on my physical box so I can register I own EU III on this forum?

Many thanks in advance.
 

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Normally the game code is either on a sticker on the back of the box, or on the back of the manual, a long string of over a dozen characters (both numbers and letters). Be aware that Windows 10 will not work with on-disc DRM, so you can't run the game from the CD anymore, you'd have to repurchase it as a download (which I had to do for practically ALL of my games after switching to Windows 10). At that point, you might as well spend the extra dollar or two for a package deal with the expansions (if you get it during a decent sale), but beware that "EU3: Complete" is anything but "complete", it lacks the final two expansions. "EU3: Chronicles" is the complete package. If you're running an older OS and using the CD, or buying a download from a non-Steam source, you'll probably have to contact a moderator to get Technical Support to register your game here on the forum. THEN you can access the patches and updates. Good luck with it.
 

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Keep in mind that EU3 is one of those pre-Steam Paradox titles which you can simply copy to another hdd if you've bought a new PC. For testing new mods is this in general advised in case you don't use a mod enabler. So you might theoretically circumvent re-buying the game and its expansions on Steam. ;)