"Please first activate the original game"

There has been reports of Steam giving you this message when trying to link your Steam keys:  "Please first activate the original game. The product code you've entered requires ownership of another product before activation."

This message appears when you have not downloaded GameMaker: Studio Standard.  This is what is considered the base product on Steam.

Simply downloading this will allow you to enter your Steam keys afterwards.

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