Ok, this is my first post in the Casus Belli forums, and if the admins see fit, they can always move or delete it, because I know this question has been asked before.
I'm going to lay it out very cleanly, so that people understand the specifics of the issue I have.
I downloaded the Crysis Wars trial from the link below. (I used the single file download)
You are not allowed to view links.
I then downloaded the patch, from that very same site.
I downloaded Casus Belli (and the patch) from Moddb.com, (NOT the Desura version)
I then installed Crysis Wars, WITHOUT Origin, EA Download Manager or GameSpy.
Then installed the Crysis Wars 1.5 patch.
I then installed Casus Belli and the patch in a newly created "Mods" folder in the Crysis Wars root directory.
When first prompted for a CD-Key, I entered a random 20 digit number WITHOUT the "-". I did this several times, with several different numbers, and the result was always the same.
I do not run Steam.
Every single time I attempt to play, I get asked for a CD Key. I've read around on the forums, about this issue to see if I could solve it, but so far, NOTHING has worked.
By the way, I'm running a Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on a AMD Phenom II x3 720 (no overclocking)
Now, this mod looks stunning, I've followed it on Crydev, pretty much since the beginning, and I've been looking forward to playing it since then, so I'm rather annoyed that it won't work.
Anyway, if someone could offer a clear, concise way of fixing this issue I would be very grateful.
P.S. There is only 1 server (sometimes 2) that show the ping, the rest are simply labeled [N/A], and when I try to connect to them, it never does, it just says "Connecting"... If someone could offer insight to that, I would again be very greatful