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Doom3 forgot the CD-Key after some Work with DarkRadiant


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Hi

 

As i said in the title: Yesterday i worked again a little bit with DarkRadinat ("newest" release). And today, by trying to install a fanmission i was asked about the cd-key (No problem, i own a legal cd). But: What was going wrong ? Is TDM / Darkradiant able to destroy the doom3-installation ?

 

Is there something i have to be aware of ?

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This bug has cropped up before on my PC, and seems to be unrelated to DarkRadiant. I have been able to fix it by firing up Doom3/TDM in offline mode, and entering the CD key if it asks for it. After that, everything is fine for a few months.

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Errr, that's kinda strange :/

 

If it happens again, can you search for your 'doomkey' and/or 'xpkey' file, they should be in doom3/base. If they are missing, that's a bit worrying.

 

CD Key checks have been removed in the upcoming 1.08 release. But... still an issue that could be problematic if it's somehow damaging files.

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  • 1 month later...

Since last night, if I try to load up a new mission, after the briefing I get a pop-up asking for my doom 3 key (I use Steam). I can play previously saved games, but can't start one from scratch. "doomkey" "xpkey" and "STEAM_doomkey" are all present in the doom3/base folder, but the first two have modification dates from earlier tonight (whereas everything else in that folder is when I installed it to this computer).

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I installed mine on an external HD and anytime I want to play it on another computer, I just drag the whole folder over (TDM inside and everything) and it works fine; and since the first install it's never asked for the cdkey again. I didn't plan it that way, but it's been super convenient.

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Since last night, if I try to load up a new mission, after the briefing I get a pop-up asking for my doom 3 key (I use Steam). I can play previously saved games, but can't start one from scratch. "doomkey" "xpkey" and "STEAM_doomkey" are all present in the doom3/base folder, but the first two have modification dates from earlier tonight (whereas everything else in that folder is when I installed it to this computer).

 

Go into the Doom3 directory and delete doomkey and xpkey if you have them. Go into steam, right click on Doom 3 and Verifiy integrity of game cache. This will redownload the keys that have become corrupted. This has worked for me every time.

 

EDIT: Also after letting steam repair those files, set the Read-Only flag on them, there's never a reason to modify them.

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