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  • UT2004 wont start, CD key error, cant find discs

    "Your CD key appears to be invalid. You will need to reinstall the game and enter your CD key to fix this problem."


    Game wont start and i dont have the option to reinstall.


    Ref(closed), http://forums.blackcatgames.com/showthread.php?t=9843
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  • #2
    ut2004 cd key changer
    Pirate Bay
    Reinstall windows
    ..it's safer here.

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    • #3
      In related news; C:\UT2004\System\UT2004.exe functions perfectly.


      I have a second swarm install at version 1.2 kinda useless, but it works fine. I am not sure the cdkey is only in the registry as if you copu ut2004 over a network it works fine.

      Doesnt work when launched from inside ut2004 community mods either.
      Last edited by Ki!ler-Mk1; 18th Sep 2008, 01:50 PM.
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      • #4
        Does anyone know if i can redownload ASw and swap out one or two files to fix this?

        I mean, will a reinstall of ASw work? Cus while i have the manual and key i dont have the UT2004 game.

        Also, in that other thread it points to where the key is located, i have looked and the key is still there. I can confirm it is my key thats there.
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        • #5
          As i understand, your CD key is missing from registry.
          U can always put it there manualy with registry editor
          If your registry is ok, copying over ASW will work fine

          Make sure your registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Unreal Technology
          reads like this


          [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Unreal Technology\Installed Apps]

          [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Unreal Technology\Installed Apps\Unreal]
          "Folder"="Your-Drive:\\Your game path"

          [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Unreal Technology\Installed Apps\UT2004]
          "CDKey"="xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx"
          "Folder"="Your-drive:\\your game path to ut2004"
          "Version"="3369"
          "ADMIN_RIGHTS"="You need to run this program as an administrator, not as a guest or limited user account."
          "NO_DISC"="No disc in drive. Please insert the disc labelled Unreal Tournament 2004 Play Disc to continue."
          "NO_DRIVE"="No CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive detected."
          "TITLEBAR"="Unreal Tournament 2004"
          "WRONG_DISC"="Wrong disc in drive. Please insert the disc labelled Unreal Tournament 2004 Play Disc to continue."
          "YEAR"="2004"

          I use to have 2-3 copies of game in my disks, in case of screw-up i just copy over needed files, some times whole ASW subfolder and works absolutely fine.

          Further more i never installed UT in my Pc, i copied it from Lan and fixed the registry manualy.
          Last edited by x-newbie; 19th Sep 2008, 09:31 PM.

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          • #6
            have you installed the server from epic, if so it overwrites the game key
            also known as mega ,On the internet, everyone can hear you scream - it's just that no-one cares.except moses{also been known to use rapidfire}was also here before fuzzy and moses

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            • #7
              I am going to try downloading alienswarm, also i can confirm that my cd key in the reg is correct.



              Let me know if theres something visible there that shouldnt be.
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              • #8
                Sry for large image :S

                As i said before, this is a problem with alienswarm, not ut2004, but thanks for the helps!


                Edit: It may be related to a crash i had with ASw but i dont know.
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                • #9
                  Well, i think its obvious that if Ut runs without problems and ASW not, u need to reinstall ASW no?
                  Registry looks ok

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by x-newbie View Post
                    Well, i think its obvious that if Ut runs without problems and ASW not, u need to reinstall ASW no?
                    Registry looks ok
                    Ho.. shit you're right, i didnt think of that.

                    (Not sarcasm, no really, not.)
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ki!ler-Mk1 View Post
                      Ho.. shit you're right, i didnt think of that.

                      (Not sarcasm, no really, not.)
                      Sarcasm will only lead u to my ignore list.
                      I was trying to help

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                      • #12
                        I made that edit to clarify that it was not a sarcastic comment.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ki!ler-Mk1 View Post
                          I made that edit to clarify that it was not a sarcastic comment.
                          That totaly made me to take it as sarcastic inversion of meaning.
                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm
                          Anyway u say it wasnt and thats all i need to know
                          We cool
                          Did u manage to fix it btw?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ki!ler-Mk1 View Post
                            i didnt think of that.
                            My bad, at the time of writing i had no hdd space, and i also only have a download rate of like 16kbps even now . 2 hours to download swarm
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                            • #15
                              Being throttled sucks (I'm 128kbps too)
                              ..it's safer here.

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