Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
UT2004 - CD-Key works in WinXP, but not in Gentoo
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Duplicate Threads
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Baer
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 11 Sep 2003
Posts: 96
Location: Munich, Germany

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 3:49 pm    Post subject: UT2004 - CD-Key works in WinXP, but not in Gentoo Reply with quote

Hi,

after playing UT2004 many weeks on Windows XP I noticed the DVD ships with a Linux Installer, so I decided to install it on my Gentoo box. I mounted the DVD and started the linux-install.sh-script. Everything went fine, i choose to install the binaries into my home...

The critical part was entering the CD key, since the installer didn't accepted it. It works fine in Windows, but for some reason in Gentoo it says it's invalid...

Any ideas? Suggestions? Something?

Before anyone gets stupid ideas: yes I legally bought the game and own a legal cd key!

Regs
Baer
_________________
Life is like a roll of toilet paper, when the end is near we panic!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Naib
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 21 May 2004
Posts: 5711
Location: Removed by Neddy

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well if it is a legal copy...

try this:

goto the dir that you installed ut2004 and go into the "System" dir.
in there there should be a file called cdkey in lower case. If not run

$touch cdkey

in the ut2004 System folder.

on the file has ben touched/exists edit it with your favourite editor and enter you key in this format

XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

using capatal letters and using the hyphen symbol
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Baer
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 11 Sep 2003
Posts: 96
Location: Munich, Germany

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem is that it does not install itself, if the cdkey is wrong.
Anyway, I created a ~/ut2004/System-directory and put a cdkey-file into it. Finally i wrote my CD key in it. When installing to that directory it still wants my CD key, which is invalid according to the installation. :(

Anyone got further ideas?
_________________
Life is like a roll of toilet paper, when the end is near we panic!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Karma_Police
n00b
n00b


Joined: 14 Jun 2004
Posts: 26
Location: Portugal

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can emerge ut2004. It will install without asking for the cd-key. Mount the dvd before starting the emerge.

Also, if it doesn't ask you for the cd key after installing (I don't remember if mine asked for it) you can try what flock posted here: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=179619&highlight=ut2004+cdkey

Quote:

try this:
Code:
ebuild /usr/portage/games-fps/ut2004/ut2004-3204.ebuild( or whatever your ut2004 ebuild file is) config



Hope it helps.
_________________
This is what you get, when you mess with us!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Baer
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 11 Sep 2003
Posts: 96
Location: Munich, Germany

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, unluckily my 2nd issue is that I want to install the game into my home, since the / lacks space... Any idea how I can do that?
_________________
Life is like a roll of toilet paper, when the end is near we panic!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Baer
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 11 Sep 2003
Posts: 96
Location: Munich, Germany

PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forget my prior posting. One link to rule them all...
(ln -s ~/ut2004 /opt/ut2004)

Regs
Rob
_________________
Life is like a roll of toilet paper, when the end is near we panic!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Baer
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 11 Sep 2003
Posts: 96
Location: Munich, Germany

PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the joy was a little bit too early. After changing a few permission to my nvidia-stuff the game starting screen appears, after changing to full screen for a few seconds I see my x-server again and a message appears:

Code:
appMsgf(): Your CD key appears to be invalid. You will need to reinstall the game and enter your CD key to fix this problem.
Signal: SIGTRAP [trap]
Aborting.


:evil:
_________________
Life is like a roll of toilet paper, when the end is near we panic!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tomk
Bodhisattva
Bodhisattva


Joined: 23 Sep 2003
Posts: 7221
Location: Sat in front of my computer

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Gamers & Players, please see this topic:

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-187057.html
_________________
Search | Read | Answer | Report | Strip
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Duplicate Threads All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum