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#1 masterthief

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:34 AM

Hello!
I would like to request assistance from a friend, because you can not start the TDM. After boarding Doom3 1.3.0 patch 1304, requests that enter the CD-key. Unfortunately we could not do it. Does not accept the key to doing anything with it. Even if the Internet connection is interrupted before it responds to it or anything. Tried all the possibilities, but neither of these solutions were good. Anyone can help me not to ask for the CD-key?

#2 Melan

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:38 AM

I have had this before, although I own a legit copy of Doom3. Disable your internet connection and enter the key while offline. That took care of the problem in my case.
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#3 New Horizon

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:47 AM

Also, go into your doom3 'base' folder and delete the doomkey file. Sometimes I find the file gets corrupted and you have to delete it to get things rolling again.

#4 masterthief

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:55 AM

Thank you! We will try, I hope there will be no problem, and fails to operate.

#5 masterthief

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:13 AM

Not a good one either. My friend can not permanently erase the file doomkey. Always be reinstalled. Despite pulling off the Internet, it is not good.MeghallgatásOlvasás fonetikusan


#6 New Horizon

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:18 AM

View Postmasterthief, on 01 November 2010 - 11:13 AM, said:

Not a good one either. My friend can not permanently erase the file doomkey. Always be reinstalled. Despite pulling off the Internet, it is not good.MeghallgatásOlvasás fonetikusan

:) You 'can't' permanently erase the doomkey. It's there for a reason, but I suggested deleting it in case it was corrupted. I have had to do that.

When you re-enter the CD key, the doomkey is recreated fresh.

So, here are the steps once more.

1. Disconnect your computer from the internet.
2. Delete the doomkey.
3. Start doom 3 and re-enter the CD key.
4. Try to play the game.

#7 masterthief

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:32 AM

View PostNew Horizon, on 01 November 2010 - 11:18 AM, said:

:) You 'can't' permanently erase the doomkey. It's there for a reason, but I suggested deleting it in case it was corrupted. I have had to do that.

When you re-enter the CD key, the doomkey is recreated fresh.

So, here are the steps once more.

1. Disconnect your computer from the internet.
2. Delete the doomkey.
3. Start doom 3 and re-enter the CD key.
4. Try to play the game.

I see. Excuse me, I was careless.

#8 ungoliant

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:48 AM

View PostMelan, on 01 November 2010 - 10:38 AM, said:

I have had this before, although I own a legit copy of Doom3. Disable your internet connection and enter the key while offline. That took care of the problem in my case.

Melan, somebody ripped off your CD-Key, probably :(. You get this message when somebody else is currently using your legit key at the same time.

#9 Melan

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 12:00 PM

ungoliant: I bought the game from the store and it worked when I played regular Doom 3. It is only after installing TDM that I experienced this problem, so the reason may not be so nefarious.
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#10 New Horizon

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 12:09 PM

View PostMelan, on 01 November 2010 - 12:00 PM, said:

ungoliant: I bought the game from the store and it worked when I played regular Doom 3. It is only after installing TDM that I experienced this problem, so the reason may not be so nefarious.

It happens to me too. It's just something to do with the doomkey file. It gets mucked up somehow. That's usually the problem for me.

#11 masterthief

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 12:22 PM

View PostNew Horizon, on 01 November 2010 - 12:09 PM, said:

It happens to me too. It's just something to do with the doomkey file. It gets mucked up somehow. That's usually the problem for me.

That's right! Although this is a problem for my friend as well. The Doom3 ran her own, because it requires a CD-key. The trouble started there when I installed the patch and put it up for TDM calls and the other CD-key. Perhaps if we had him on Doom3 Roe, then it would add to the CD-key. Here in Hungary can not be Roe because you can not get it. CD-key is not legal in many web pages, but most of them are already in use. Therefore, this error should be rectified.

#12 Chiron

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 12:27 PM

*Can be deleted!*

Edited by Chiron, 01 November 2010 - 12:38 PM.


#13 LEGION

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 12:58 PM

You can open the doomkey-file yourself with Notepad and type the code yourself in without the last two numbers, like this:
************
// Do not give this file to ANYONE.
// id Software and Activision will NOT ask you to send this file to them.

But don´t be online while starting. Somehow you´re key is ripped or not valid, eh? Anyway, if you´re not online, there should be no trouble. When it works, you can make a copy of the doomkey-file in a folder nearby and copy it over the original if you get trouble again.

I get this constantly for my ROE-key, because it´s key is already in use. The new patch checks ROE too if it is installed. This I fixed with just renaming the D3xp-folder. I´m not sure about your post, do you have ROE installed or not? If so, when try to rename the D3xp-folder. Oh, I read your post again and you don´t seem to have ROE... :rolleyes:

Edited by LEGION, 01 November 2010 - 01:02 PM.


#14 masterthief

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:47 PM

It works! Thank you for your answers my friend's behalf!

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 02:03 PM

Sorry for the late response (have been AFK!).

I had this problem semi-frequently until (after suggestion by Dram) setting the doomkey file to read-only. No more corruption/blanking of my key.





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