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Hi everyone, The problem I have is when I start a new mission it installs everything. But when I press the start mission button, a screen pops up and request my cd key. Has anyone have this type of problems. I do not know how to get around this. I did put the cd numbers but nothing. Also, I notice in the Doom folder it has a trainng mission the same size as in the darkmod folder, is this natural.

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Silent Warrior

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I used to have the same problem, however I found a work-around which goes like this:

 

Find the fm folder in your darkmod folder, there you need to find the folder into which you downloaded your fm.

Open the startingmap.txt file, make a note of the word found in it (i.e. sons_of_baltona_1_beta).

Start the Darkmod and proceed as usual until it asks you for the cd key.

Press ctrl + alt + ^ (may vary on different keyboards, it's the button to the left of 1). This will open a command console.

Put in map (word from the startingmap file), i.e.:

 

map sons_of_baltona_1_beta

This starts the map and ignores the cd key.

 

 

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This can be cause by a number of things - the first is please try starting doom3 and putting in the CD key there. If it accepts the key, restart d3 and make sure it doesnt ask again. If this happens chances are that TDM will be fine.

 

If that doesnt work, I remember someone had the same situation regarding gamex86.dll as happens with some people getting a black screen... but try making sure doom3 is happy first.

 

Starting the map directly will skip a lot of 'nice' things, so it isnt really recommended.

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I solved this problem by disconnecting my Net and inputting my CD key when prompted. Curiously, it was accepted then (I have a legit copy, so it should have worked in the first place).

Come the time of peril, did the ground gape, and did the dead rest unquiet 'gainst us. Our bands of iron and hammers of stone prevailed not, and some did doubt the Builder's plan. But the seals held strong, and the few did triumph, and the doubters were lain into the foundations of the new sanctum. -- Collected letters of the Smith-in-Exile, Civitas Approved

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Hi all. I play Doom 3 no problem, but it installs darkmod no problem, it get me to the darkmod menue, and when I press the start mission button it ask me for a cd key. I dont understand this. I even put the startstring map name by using contl, alt ` a blue screen come on I type the mission file and it says not valid. Is this natural when I installed a new mission for example "crown of Penitence" it loads the video no problem then I press start mission it stills ask me for a cd key. The strange part that the fm mission crown of penitence is also in the doom folder as well in the darkmod folder could this be my problem and how to solve it.. I dont know what to do anymore.

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Silent Warrior

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How about terminating your Internet connection before you load the game? Did you try that?

Come the time of peril, did the ground gape, and did the dead rest unquiet 'gainst us. Our bands of iron and hammers of stone prevailed not, and some did doubt the Builder's plan. But the seals held strong, and the few did triumph, and the doubters were lain into the foundations of the new sanctum. -- Collected letters of the Smith-in-Exile, Civitas Approved

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in the doom3/base directory you should have two files that end with key if you dont, run doom 3 while connected to the internet and input your cd key, the game connects to the doom 3 server and issues you with a checksum file that validates your copy of doom 3, this for cd version not sure about steam version. there's a chance if your using a firewall like norton's that its blocking the port doom 3 uses to connect to the id server.

 

Doom 3 connects to the id server whenever its run, if you are connected to the internet, just to check to see if you have a valid version.

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Good to hear that! :)

Come the time of peril, did the ground gape, and did the dead rest unquiet 'gainst us. Our bands of iron and hammers of stone prevailed not, and some did doubt the Builder's plan. But the seals held strong, and the few did triumph, and the doubters were lain into the foundations of the new sanctum. -- Collected letters of the Smith-in-Exile, Civitas Approved

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