I installed Civilization IV after buying the disk from a thrift shop and it installed successfully, along with GameSpy Comrade. I scanned in GameSpy Comrade, after signing up for an account with them, for installed games. I ran the scan several times, but each time it said that no games were installed. When I put the disk back in, and pressed play, it also did nothing. Help?!?

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    I've played Civ IV before and I don't remember having to use GameSpy, at least with the single player. Is there any way to play the game without Gamespy? If not, check your Program Files folders to make sure the game is there. Sep 26, 2013 at 17:29
  • @Studoku It seemed to have not actually installed the game, although it says it did, and the game won't run if I try running it directly from the disk. GameSpy was optional, and I chose it, but it still doesn't work.
    – Allydra
    Sep 27, 2013 at 1:06
  • It might just be something like that the CD Key is already taken or something because it's from a thrift shop but I don't know.
    – Allydra
    Sep 27, 2013 at 2:49
  • @Studoku It's not in Program Files, but when I put in the CD it won't let me install it, it only has a "Play" option.
    – Allydra
    Sep 27, 2013 at 2:50
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    Check Program Files (x86) too. If it's not there either, look for an uninstall option and uninstall and reinstall the game- it might just be a dodgy installation. It's probably not the CD key- Civ IV's CD key doesn't need to be registered. Sep 27, 2013 at 11:53

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You can try re-installing the game.

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