...and sold. The only DLC I bothered to overspend on was ACP, so this gives me all five of the rest for the price of one and I get the silly little hat some people have been crying about. Edited, May 20th 2011 12:15am by Turin
I bought the game from that website, but the code I received is no good. I was able to get my hat from the bonus code at least. I tried going to expanded services to register My code but I keep getting that Invalid error. Waiting to see if I can get some help on it from them but no response yet from there website. For now I'm still stuck with up to wings of goddess only.
I also bought the digital download from gametap.com and my registration code doesn't work either. My bonus code for the hat, however, did work. I emailed them over the weekend and still have not gotten a response back. Its only $10 but beware of the registration codes not working from that website.
Yeah, I'm in the same boat. That's what I get for trying to save ten bucks. I emailed them on Friday and finally got a response today. They asked me for screenshots of me entering the code and of the error message, which I just sent to them. I paid by Paypal, and have already initiated a dispute claim. It'll be a pain in the ass for me, but I'll either get a working code out of them or my money back. The hat code did work, so if I get a refund I can buy the collection from a site that actually has working activation codes and get a second hat code out of the deal.
Basically, because of Gametap's incompetence, I'll either get the collection for ten dollars (eventually) or I get a free hat code. Still, I won't be doing business with them again.
I just wanted to let everyone who bought the game from Gametap's shop know that the game codes DO work. There problem isn't with faulty game codes...its with version (Assuming you are all from the US like me). The FF XI Ultimate Collection Abyssea Edition I purchased from Gametap is a European version, not a US one. That is why the first code will not work but the hat code will. Because from what I have read you cannot mix versions of the game. You either have to have all the EU games installed or US. They cannot mix.
This is basically my experience with Gametap so far...
I am new to FFXI and have never played the game, I always wanted to and saw that this edition came out so I thought I would try. I bought the game from Gametap and downloaded the game overnight while I slept. When I woke up in the morning the problems began. I download the POL viewer from the FFXI US site for Windows 7 and installed and updated it. Problem occurred when I went to install FFXI it said the viewer was not installed and aborted the installation. Weird. So I uninstalled the viewer I got from the site and just installed the viewer from the game download and updated it. Then I installed FFXI with no problem!
Here's where the fun part starts. I started the POL viewer and went to register a new membership..put in my key and it worked. Then it asked me what country I lived in. I clicked the dropbox and the first country was the UK, france and germany following after. Weird...so I scrolled down the list. It had all European countries and US was not on the list. I canceled the setup and looked in my C drive. Under Playonline and FFXI they have EU folders in them. Best thing is if you go to Gametap's site and go to "My Games" tab and look at FFXI Abyssea Edition you purchased...it says to go to the Square-Enix's European site for support...? So I believe our problem is we got the wrong version...not that it doesn't work at all.
I've contacted them and they asked me why I believed I had the EU version and explained to them everything I have explained here. My fiance pointed out today that Gametap has made the game unavailable to purchase and it says its "coming soon". I'm sure that is due to all the problems we have been experiencing. Sorry this is such a long post and I hope it helps shed some light on the situation.