CD-key verification failed on LAN

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  • #2594


    I have recently installed FEAR Combat. The launcher tells me the key is fine, yet when I start FEAR Combat and try to host a LAN game, I’ll get kicked out: “CD-key verification failed”. This happens with the Combat Key as well as with the normal key. Trying to fill in either of these keys ingame is also to no avail.

    Manual editing of the registry file doesn’t cut it either.

    What is the problem and more importantly, how to solve it?

  • #2596


    The server embedded in FEAR and FEAR Combat is not patched to support the cd-keys available on

    You need to download and install “FEAR Standalone Server v1.08” and apply the SEC2 patch (request via the ‘Contact’ menu on this site and it will be e-mailed to you). You can configure the gametype in ServerOptions.txt (in C:\Users\Public\Documents\Monolith Productions\FEAR\ServerOptions)

    Note: Long term, our plan is to make available an installer package that bundles the SEC2 patch with the dedicated server installer.


  • #2628


    Sorry for the lengthy pause for thanking you for your help. I have asked for the patch in question, and will keep you posted on the outcome. Thanks!

  • #6962


    invalid please help

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