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I just bought Rome: Total War Gold Edition on Steam - however, when I try to play it, a message comes up and says Failed to contact key server.
Do I need to have the standard Rome game first?

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Sounds more like servers dying under the load. – Frank Sep 28 '12 at 13:48
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My friend got the same problem It seems to be a server overload. Try again in a few hours.

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