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April 8, 2004 1:16:14 PM

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Hi - my younger bro wants to get UT2004. Im not that fussed as I loved UT
but hated 2003 tho I hear 2004 is more like the original. What I would like
to do is play over our LAN with some bots too - is this possible with just
one copy ?
Point is - he isnt working so cant afford the game himself but I dont want
to shell out for a game I wont be playing online. If we can play a bit of
CTF or Assault on opposite sides with bots Im interested.

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Anonymous
April 8, 2004 1:16:15 PM

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"Sleepy" <nospam@here.com> wrote:
>Hi - my younger bro wants to get UT2004. Im not that fussed as I loved UT
>but hated 2003 tho I hear 2004 is more like the original. What I would like
>to do is play over our LAN with some bots too - is this possible with just
>one copy ?

It's possible with zero copies, get the demo version.

--
William Smith
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April 8, 2004 1:21:37 PM

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Sleepy enlightened us with:
> What I would like to do is play over our LAN with some bots too - is
> this possible with just one copy ?

Why don't you try it and find out yourself? Just host a game and see if
she can join you.

Please do know it's illegal, though...

MeltDown
--
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safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
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Anonymous
April 8, 2004 3:25:28 PM

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MeltDown left a note on my windscreen which said:

> > What I would like to do is play over our LAN with some bots too - is
> > this possible with just one copy ?
>
> Why don't you try it and find out yourself? Just host a game and see if
> she can join you.
>
> Please do know it's illegal, though...

Is it? I don't know exactly what Epic's license states but I belive EA
allow around 3 clients using the same cd-key across a LAN in BF1942.
Since the cd-key is individual to a single copy I take this as meaning
they don't mind you using up to 3 copies on your home LAN.

--
Stoneskin

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April 8, 2004 5:18:33 PM

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Sleepy wrote:
> Hi - my younger bro wants to get UT2004. Im not that fussed as I loved UT
> but hated 2003 tho I hear 2004 is more like the original. What I would like
> to do is play over our LAN with some bots too - is this possible with just
> one copy ?
> Point is - he isnt working so cant afford the game himself but I dont want
> to shell out for a game I wont be playing online. If we can play a bit of
> CTF or Assault on opposite sides with bots Im interested.
>
>
Nope.....can't do it. I tried it with my 1st copy to play with my son,
had to buy a 2nd copy.

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Servo

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whatever it is"

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Anonymous
April 8, 2004 5:18:34 PM

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On Thu, 08 Apr 2004 13:18:33 GMT, Servo <tservo100@ameritech.net>
wrote:

>Sleepy wrote:
>> Hi - my younger bro wants to get UT2004. Im not that fussed as I loved UT
>> but hated 2003 tho I hear 2004 is more like the original. What I would like
>> to do is play over our LAN with some bots too - is this possible with just
>> one copy ?
>> Point is - he isnt working so cant afford the game himself but I dont want
>> to shell out for a game I wont be playing online. If we can play a bit of
>> CTF or Assault on opposite sides with bots Im interested.
>>
>>
>Nope.....can't do it. I tried it with my 1st copy to play with my son,
>had to buy a 2nd copy.

All you have to do is escape out of the master server and set up a LAN
on your home network. It won't ping out if you do it that way, and it
will allow you to play together. I know because I've done it. I didn't
even have a valid CD key for my original install and it still worked.
And before you guys get all medieval on me, I bought a copy.

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Anonymous
April 8, 2004 5:18:34 PM

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Servo <tservo100@ameritech.net> wrote:
>Nope.....can't do it. I tried it with my 1st copy to play with my son,
>had to buy a 2nd copy.

So even though you started it with the CD on both machines, it still
noticed that they were sharing the key, and wouldn't let you play? [I
haven't tried this yet, but I guess I better pick up another copy for
my daughter...]

Many programs allow you to use more than one copy with the same key on
a LAN game, thought they sometimes restrict you to some small number.
Internet gaming usually requires one key per client. Unfortunate that
UT2k4 won't allow LAN play, but that's life.

Thanks for the confirmation, Servo!

--
William Smith
ComputerSmiths Consulting, Inc. www.compusmiths.com
April 8, 2004 6:31:21 PM

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Stoneskin enlightened us with:
> I don't know exactly what Epic's license states but I belive EA allow
> around 3 clients using the same cd-key across a LAN in BF1942.

Nice!

> Since the cd-key is individual to a single copy I take this as meaning
> they don't mind you using up to 3 copies on your home LAN.

I'd say playing with a friend at home is "fair use". It's a mutiplayer
game, so it's ment to be played with multiple people anyway ;-)

Unfortunately, it won't work. Perhaps if you change the key, so both
computers have a different key?

MeltDown
--
The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be
a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
For all your UT2003 questions visit http://www.unrealtower.org/faq.php
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 6:31:22 PM

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On 08 Apr 2004 14:31:21 GMT, MeltDown
<meltdownUSE@YOURunrealtower.imagination.org> wrote:

>Stoneskin enlightened us with:
>> I don't know exactly what Epic's license states but I belive EA allow
>> around 3 clients using the same cd-key across a LAN in BF1942.
>
>Nice!
>
>> Since the cd-key is individual to a single copy I take this as meaning
>> they don't mind you using up to 3 copies on your home LAN.
>
>I'd say playing with a friend at home is "fair use". It's a mutiplayer
>game, so it's ment to be played with multiple people anyway ;-)
>
>Unfortunately, it won't work. Perhaps if you change the key, so both
>computers have a different key?
>
>MeltDown

It will work on a LAN with the same CD key. You can't ping the master
server though.

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Anonymous
April 8, 2004 8:59:52 PM

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gopostal <agutgopostal@REMOVEhotmail.com> Blessed us with
news:rfta705gk5vo87pke93i5gi5isgl7p00pt@4ax.com:

> medieval

Hmm.. is that an oxymoron? Here is the Bedford Introduction
To Literature's definition of oxymoron: a condensed form of
paradox in which two contradictory words are used together.
Combinations such as "sweet sorrow," "silent scream," "sad joy,"
and "cold fire" indicate the kinds of startling effects that
oxymorons can produce!. So by looking at the word medieval which
you spelled correctly BTW can also be spelled mediaeval is only
one word and therefore can not be an oxymoron!. I have therefore
answered my own question. :-)

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HEAD... Quick pull the trigger!... Man that was nasty!.
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 9:09:47 PM

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On Thu, 08 Apr 2004 11:47:26 -0400, William P.N. Smith <> wrote:

>Servo <tservo100@ameritech.net> wrote:
>>Nope.....can't do it. I tried it with my 1st copy to play with my son,
>>had to buy a 2nd copy.
>
>So even though you started it with the CD on both machines, it still
>noticed that they were sharing the key, and wouldn't let you play? [I
>haven't tried this yet, but I guess I better pick up another copy for
>my daughter...]
>
>Many programs allow you to use more than one copy with the same key on
>a LAN game, thought they sometimes restrict you to some small number.
>Internet gaming usually requires one key per client. Unfortunate that
>UT2k4 won't allow LAN play, but that's life.
>
>Thanks for the confirmation, Servo!

I used the No-CD on both machines to do away with that problem. The CD
key won't come into play at all if you LAN like that. The only time
your CD key would come into play would be when you try to access the
master server.

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Anonymous
April 8, 2004 9:11:03 PM

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On 08 Apr 2004 16:59:52 GMT, JHall <jhall@playmlec.net> wrote:

>gopostal <agutgopostal@REMOVEhotmail.com> Blessed us with
>news:rfta705gk5vo87pke93i5gi5isgl7p00pt@4ax.com:
>
>> medieval
>
>Hmm.. is that an oxymoron? Here is the Bedford Introduction
>To Literature's definition of oxymoron: a condensed form of
>paradox in which two contradictory words are used together.
>Combinations such as "sweet sorrow," "silent scream," "sad joy,"
>and "cold fire" indicate the kinds of startling effects that
>oxymorons can produce!. So by looking at the word medieval which
>you spelled correctly BTW can also be spelled mediaeval is only
>one word and therefore can not be an oxymoron!. I have therefore
>answered my own question. :-)

Alright. That's it. Too many piston shots to the head on you. Best lay
off the assault launches for a bit :D 

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April 9, 2004 2:50:35 AM

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thanks gopostal (and everyone else) for replies.

"gopostal" <agutgopostal@REMOVEhotmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 08 Apr 2004 13:18:33 GMT, Servo <tservo100@ameritech.net>
> wrote:
>
> >Sleepy wrote:
> >> Hi - my younger bro wants to get UT2004. Im not that fussed as I loved
UT
> >> but hated 2003 tho I hear 2004 is more like the original. What I would
like
> >> to do is play over our LAN with some bots too - is this possible with
just
> >> one copy ?
> >> Point is - he isnt working so cant afford the game himself but I dont
want
> >> to shell out for a game I wont be playing online. If we can play a bit
of
> >> CTF or Assault on opposite sides with bots Im interested.
> >>
> >>
> >Nope.....can't do it. I tried it with my 1st copy to play with my son,
> >had to buy a 2nd copy.
>
> All you have to do is escape out of the master server and set up a LAN
> on your home network. It won't ping out if you do it that way, and it
> will allow you to play together. I know because I've done it. I didn't
> even have a valid CD key for my original install and it still worked.
> And before you guys get all medieval on me, I bought a copy.
>
> --
> Everything I believe could be wrong.
>
Anonymous
April 9, 2004 10:45:48 AM

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> Is it? I don't know exactly what Epic's license states but I belive EA
> allow around 3 clients using the same cd-key across a LAN in BF1942.
> Since the cd-key is individual to a single copy I take this as meaning
> they don't mind you using up to 3 copies on your home LAN.

UT2004 license says it can only be installed on one computer.
April 9, 2004 5:55:25 PM

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Jeff Adams wrote:
>>Is it? I don't know exactly what Epic's license states but I belive EA
>>allow around 3 clients using the same cd-key across a LAN in BF1942.
>>Since the cd-key is individual to a single copy I take this as meaning
>>they don't mind you using up to 3 copies on your home LAN.

>
> UT2004 license says it can only be installed on one computer.
>

Roger that....I even tried to make a copy of the "PLAY" CD and
that......no dice.

--
Servo

"I don't know what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off
whatever it is"

tservo100 at ameritech dot net
Slow, fiery death to all spammers!
Anonymous
April 9, 2004 8:03:28 PM

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gopostal <agutgopostal@REMOVEhotmail.com> Blessed us with
news:utfb70haq0k1fn4pmldskau6lm4jqsken1@4ax.com:

> Alright. That's it. Too many piston shots to the head on you.
> Best lay off the assault launches for a bit :D 

Nope no piston shots to this ole boy's head! UhUh no way! I
would rather go on a suicide trip than to let someone humiliate
me with the hammer!. As for assault launches I consider them
cheating but when it comes to the bots I don't mind cheating
once in a while since they are all aimbots anyway!. :-))

--
J

What's that in my sites?... Oh!... it looks like someone's
HEAD... Quick pull the trigger!... Man that was nasty!.
!