Multiplayer with Steam and Retail DVD

Even when they share most of the game files, Multiplayer is officially not supported by Steam or DVD Retail.

I you want to play the multiplayer, you need a different Game installation; the easier way is to get the FEAR Combat installer on this site.

Previously we tried to support both Single player and Multiplayer, but this caused more problems than benefits; so this is discouraged now.

Steam doesn’t provide a CDKey when you buy the game, and old original Keys provided with the Retail DVD’s don’t work anymore (after the UFF Event). So you need to register to get a new CD Key.
Follow the process described here:


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  1. Everytime i click find servers it freezes and its taking forever i can see it freezes so how do i fix it? I really want to play F.E.A.R. online.

  2. Hi. There’s a big chance your Firewall or security suite is blocking the game from connecting the net.
    Please double or triple check It.
    If that doesn’t help, test adding one of the active server’s IP to the favourite list.
    You can find the list on this site’s sidebar.
    Also, this topic is covered in the help section:

  3. Mi nombre es Frederic, soy francés. Creo un servidor dedicado desde el juego que el servidor inicia pero es imposible unirse al servidor porque no está visible. Vi el ip de fuego pero nada que hacer. me puedes ayudar gracias

    am french 53 ans merci

    aidez moi


  4. Can you try to manually add the IP to favourites?
    If you do, can you then join your server?

  5. where can i download SEC2 v2.0.6 from ? theres only a link to 2.0.1 on the site and theres no servers up for that version

  6. whenever i install fear combat and its patches from this site, the .exe file still doesnt load, am on windows 10

  7. The support for steam and retail DVD has been dropped.
    If no error message is displayed when trying to run the game, it usually is directx9c missing.
    Install it from Microsoft’s wen site.

  8. /Hey Fred, u still with ccp i think it is? LOL anyways I havnt played in ages and I just bought Helios 300 and I’m having trouble downloading the game…error pops up sayin cant run missing someting…please help man I must test my new laptop asap…aight thx man.

  9. what a waste of time, no key or anything

  10. Hi.
    About singleplayer F.E.A.R..
    Please, can i find help for starting F.E.A.R’s install in my 64 bits Windows7? It aborts or does not react, so no CD key request appears. Maybe patch or something else exists in web for whom has this OS…

  11. Hi. If you are using the DVD media for install, there’s a big chance your DVD is damaged. The game works fine from XP to Windows 11. If you downloaded the game, it may have been corrupted. Maybe you can download it again?
    So far the easier way to get it is from Steam. But as the previous comment I made say, you need to keep both single player and FEAR Combat as separate games so they work without issues.

  12. how to join server?

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