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Sir Robin

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13th August 2003

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#1 15 years ago

I am new to online gaming.

I have mostly been lurking at planetwolfenstein, getting tips and overcoming technical problems.

The SDUR issue was really annoying until I upgraded to 256 ram. Since then I have had a blast with this game. It is the only game I have had as much fun losing as winning.

I had run across several servers with extra maps. Instead of going thru the download process I decided to download them from here.

I downloaded and installed to the etmain folder, rtcc2, pool, beach, et-trainyard, rhine2, and sillyctf.

In hindsight I should have installed them one at a time and tested, but I thought I had overcome my earlier problems.

Well I was very wrong.

I started up W:ET to play a new game and all the servers have disappeared.

I tried to refresh list, nothing. Changed filter settings, nothing. Changed option settings, nothing. Even restored my pc to settings from last week and still, nothing. I am also not running any firewalls.

I had written down a couple of my favorite ip addresses. When I tried to connect directly I received the following error message.

"Valid CD key is not reaching GuidAuth Server"


I thought I had read something about cd key problems at the planetwolfenstein website. I try to go to the website and I get an cannot find server error. So I go to activision's site to try downloading it to reinstall. The sight won't come up fully and has an error on the page.

Now I am starting to get worried.

I run a virus scan and it comes up clean. Scandisk, comes up clean.

Now, however, I cannot get to planetwolfenstein, activision's wolfenstein sight, or get W:ET to show me any servers to play on or connect to known server ip addresses.

But I can still get to this and other sites.

Has someone hacked my pc?

The file is over 200MBs so I had installed originally from a computer mag's cd. Well a friend now has the cd and I don't know when I will be able to get it back.

Am I losing my mind?

I deleted the maps I downloaded but it still won't work.

What is going on here?


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13th October 2002

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#2 15 years ago

Your not the only one I have been getting same exact thing for regular RTCW & ET servers. Not able to view planetwolfenstein & other sites like highboy's home.

EDIT: Everything seems to be back up & running again might have to do w/ that virus attacking the net who knows....