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Old 08-05-2004, 08:58 PM   #1
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UT2004 Authentication failure


I have just installed the new nvidia drivers v.6111 and am now getting an error from ut2004 saying my cd key is invalid or currently in use. It also says my profile did not come from my machine. This is not the case. Any idea what's happened or what I can do next?
 
Old 08-07-2004, 02:00 AM   #2
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That error message *probably* means that someone is using the same CD key as you. This is either because:
1) Someone stole your CD key, either because you were using Windows and they scanned your registry or because you told the CD key to someone
2) You're using a downloaded CD key in which case BUY THE FRIGGING GAME!!

On the other hand, I have heard stories that UT2004 sometimes spits out that error when there is a different problem with the game. Make sure the game is updated to the latest version. You might also need to delete the .ut2004 directory in your home directory, because some of your .ini files might be corrupted.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 07:59 AM   #3
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Well, um *NO ON BOTH COUNTS* Installed copy bought at Target in SuSE 9.1

Atari has suggested reinstalling.

All this happened after upgrading the nvidia drivers. It had worked fine up to that point. Even after reinstalling the existing drivers twice, once to ensure new card would work, and again when kernel updated.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 01:21 PM   #4
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I suppose you could try reinstalling. First, though, I would try deleting ~/.ut2004. Also make sure the game is fully up to date. You might even want to downgrade your video drivers. Unless you have a problem with the old drivers, there isn't really a need to upgrade. I am using build 6106 atm and it works fine.

ps: sorry to cast doubt on the legality of your game, but that is probably the most common reason for that error, what with all the warez monkeys out there.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 03:32 PM   #5
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Not a problem. I've got to re-install the game anyway as I've installed Debian in place of SuSE. First trick was just to get the nvidia drivers installed. Now that I've done it, I can start putting the fun stuff back.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 04:49 PM   #6
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It's the PATCH!

It's the v. 3236-1 patch! I did nothing to my system except install the patch, and once again I get the invalid key error. I'm going to revert to the reg. 3236 patch and see what happens.

Edit 5:58pm EDT: Tried the older 3236 patch. Worked fine.

Last edited by darkaudti; 08-09-2004 at 04:59 PM.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:50 PM   #7
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very strange. Maybe you should send off a bug report to icculus.org
 
Old 08-28-2004, 09:48 AM   #8
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I have the same problem with ut2004-lnxpatch3236-1.tar.bz2. When I go back to the previous version all work
again.
Really Strange.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 02:37 PM   #9
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Fixed! Had this problem again when I installed the new 3270.1 patch today.

Went to game's system folder and added newline to cdkey file.

All is now well.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 04:31 PM   #10
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Adding a new line didn't work for me. I wrote the cdkey file and i don't need a newline. But I think that is not the solution. I think it is about file permissions.
Try this if you have problems.

chmod 644 cdkey
 
  


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