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๖ۣۜSir Jack Dec 15, 2012 @ 2:27am
Serial Number Incorrect?
Is anyone else getting this error? Does anyone know how to fix it?
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Audiogeek [AGS] Dec 22, 2012 @ 11:36am 
i am also getting this error, any ideas anyone?
Have Gun-Will Travel Jan 7, 2013 @ 11:12pm 
Mine stopped working with that error too since redoing Steam. I deleted Registry keys on it too and reinstalled ..same error..or Failed to find Steam error which can be fixable.
Some guy wrote:

"Originally Posted by MADDOGGE
Did you try verifying your game cache for each game? If that doesn't work exit Steam and delete or rename your ClientRegistry.blob file. Then restart Steam and try the games again."


Thats not the problem, its annoying that everyone keeps saying that... I have emailed techland many times and get the same response or to go into regirsty and manually enter the cd key... which is stupid because its already there.. steam already does it for you when u install it...

its a server problem on techlands behalf, its not verifiying any of the CD keys when u buy the game through steam, simple
Ole Andreasen Jan 8, 2013 @ 4:48am 
I got it too right now... first time I started XP Rally after buying it some time ago... WTF? I did the above things, and nothing... STEAM - please advice
Last edited by Ole Andreasen; Jan 8, 2013 @ 4:49am
Ole Andreasen Jan 8, 2013 @ 2:48pm 
Hm... my problem seemed to redeem itself during the day. I can now access XPand Rally... straaaaange, but nice.
Have Gun-Will Travel Jan 9, 2013 @ 10:17am 
Mine still sez Incorrect Serial Number.
Ole Andreasen Jan 9, 2013 @ 11:28am 
well it wasent all by itself I guess, that mine worked. What I did was to install a copy of XPand Rally that was NOT Steam, and typing in the key (I had the game boxed which I used years ago, but it didnt work on Win7)

It still didnt work on my Win7 system, but when I tried the Steam version afterwords, IT WORKED - so I guess its the regestry key that made the steam version work, because when I tried to delete the folder with the non-steam version it said I COULDNT as it was open in another program - until I closed Steam... then it would delete, but by then I decided that it was probably this version that made the Steam version work, so I left the prorgram and only deleted the desktop shortcut. Harddisk space is cheap and the game is small.

BTW, I wrote to Techland, and got the word back that I needed to insert the key manually, and start the game by rightclicking and choosing run as admin... but of course you cannot insert the key manually on Steam versions, so apperantly they didnt know what the heck I was talking about.....

but they sent me a key for both GTI and XPand rally, so if you can find an XPand rally version s-o-m-e-w-h-e-r-e and install (and remember you PAID for your steam version) then mail to Techland with the problem and you can probably get a key from them that makes it all legal and fine as dandy.

OR - perhaps STEAM can help sorting this rediculous problem out - Please...
Last edited by Ole Andreasen; Jan 9, 2013 @ 11:29am
Einhalt Jan 9, 2013 @ 12:24pm 
I have the same problem since a month or more, 5 re-installations and still don'tt work, has anyone tried GTI racing?, i remember buying the bundle long ago
Lee Jan 13, 2013 @ 6:26pm 
Same issue. Gonna try e-mailing techland.
Enizer Jan 14, 2013 @ 9:24am 
i sent an email to techland, and got back a responce with a cdkey, and a place to add it into the registry, sadly, that did not work

i suspect that fix is for the regular version of the game, steam however, stores the cdkeys in HKCU\software\valve\testapp****
one folder for each installed program, and i have no clue which folder is Xpand Rally
Have Gun-Will Travel Jan 14, 2013 @ 6:31pm 
My GTI Racing works well! I work VERY hard to try to make EVERY GAME I ever bought from Windows 98 on one way or another as I like to collect them and look at the fine Art I see these games as. I do not expect to play Xpand Rally much but like to run old games at the HIGHEST resolutions and settings years late to see how they should be seen.

I think Steam should make it right as they probably messed up something. Hard to jump through the hoops to get a REAL Tech Support on a no profit old game.. but..it can be done..not now for me.. I just lost my full 1445 GB install of Games on Windows 8 because of a dying Hard Drive AND a Power company power spike that blasted my Old Motherboard and the Windows Recovery backup HD ..even with a giant Battery Back up and all its Spike Protection. Will later.
Oct4n3Cr4sh Feb 3, 2013 @ 8:08am 
I got it to work!!! Win 7
Here are all the steps that i took and it runs! Windows 7 Pro 64bit

1st ) email techland support and tell them you have the game on steam and you get the "incorrect serial" error. (info@techland.pl)
2nd ) Add serial number in registry as noted in email from techland and set compatability to run as admin for game.
3rd) Also add serial number to following registry location -
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Techland\Techland\XpandRally\
4th ) Run steam as administrator and play game!!!!! <-- steam will warn you about "compatabilty mode" just click cancel and continue with steam launch
Have Gun-Will Travel Feb 3, 2013 @ 2:53pm 
I copied and pasted this fix into my Notepad for after Uberbowl when 49ers win if they deserver too.
Freyar Feb 18, 2013 @ 2:18am 
After looking into the issue myself a bit it seems that Steam seems to write the wrong string name for the key. You still get your own key, just under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Techland\XpandRally "(Default)". You can fix this easily by making a NEW STRING and pasting or typing your key in there instead. Should read your key just fine without having to bother Techland's support or using a potentially compromised key they give out in this case.
scooby464 Feb 18, 2013 @ 3:30am 
Credit to Freyar for this awesome guide. It worked for me.
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