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Annoying Linux Quake4 problem

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October 6, 2007 6:03:27 AM

Ok so here is the deal. After I built my new computer, i went out and bought a copy of Q4 so I could put my new video card to good use. The weird part though, is that when I try to play Q4 under Linux, it keeps asking me for the cd key. After I enter my cd key it will be fine for a few days or even a week, and then the next time i load Q4 it asks for the cd key yet again. This doesn't happen to me in windows and I think it is rather odd that something like this would keep happening in Linux. Other than that, the game plays wonderfully on my new card.

I tried googling for a problem similar to this, but I haven't seen anyone with this problem. Have you guys experienced this? Or can you tell me what you think the cause might be?

I have made the following observation. The cdkey you enter is stored as what appears to be a hashed value in a plaintext file called quake4key in ~/.quake4/q4base/ . I hope that may be of some help.

Thanks.

-Zorak
December 11, 2007 10:30:11 AM

I'm not sure but just guessing here, its possible that where you key is being stored (file) is being overwritten or changes, i would figure out which one it is and make it read only, and again I'm not sure but I would do some searches about it.
December 29, 2007 12:45:42 PM

i didnt know quake 4 could run on linux
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December 30, 2007 8:10:55 PM

Doom and Quake have had native Linux versions for years :) 
January 1, 2008 6:09:14 PM

WoW. maybe wine really really sucks at implementing the windows registry. I'm pretty sure there's a howto on tldp
January 2, 2008 9:09:40 PM

Notice that i said absolutely nothing about running Quake4 under WINE. Kindly take your trolling elsewhere; we are trying to get real work done here.

-Zorak
January 2, 2008 10:07:30 PM

your you, then you su. program copies what's in root's .config into your directory, (because original copy was root's due to faulty filedescriptor)?! I'll never mention it again.
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