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Molgan[ApA]

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Newbie question from an oldtimer
« on: January 01, 2021, 22:34 »
Hello. Ever since I picked up gaming again I have played and mapped on a 12 yo Fujiutsu laptop with a cracked screen and an old mouse that works 75% of the time. Anyway, bought a nut cracking gaming rig "for my son" this christmas and wanted to try UT2004 on it. But the crap aint got a DVD-reader! Do I need to get an external reader or is there some magic way to use the cd-key to rip the game down online?
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Re: Newbie question from an oldtimer
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 22:38 »
You should be able to find an ISO somewhere online which you can mount with something like https://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/.  Alternatively it's cheap to repurchase on Steam.

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Re: Newbie question from an oldtimer
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2021, 23:04 »
You actually don't need an iso or something. You can just move all files somewhere else. With a legit key. It will either ask you for a key when you start up the game the first time, or you can change it in the registry when you accidentally fond a version with chared keys. Like when you buy it on gog you need to write there support to get an online-key from them, stupid but that's there buisness.
http://ceonss.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=710&start=80#p13640

Also lucky boy https://de.gamersgate.com/DD-UNREAL-DEAL-PACK/unreal-deal-pack it's in sale, or the whole collection is, for 3€ atm for the next 1 day and 23 hours. So you will get a few legit keys and an online installer. =D

Molgan[ApA]

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Re: Newbie question from an oldtimer
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2021, 23:43 »
Thanks. Money is not the issue, just feel reluctant to buy the game a third time. And I refuse Steam. Will try your suggestions, would have been nice to just slip that DVD in and start gaming but guess I need to put some more effort in. =)
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Re: Newbie question from an oldtimer
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2021, 04:39 »
Get the game real cheap from gog.com only 1,69 euro drm free, and u can use your excisted cd-key, or get new one with the purchase.

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Re: Newbie question from an oldtimer
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2021, 17:59 »
Afaik the gog key can lead to some issues on most servers. I think there is a thread on gog about it as well. In general buying a new online copy might be a good idea, but if I were you, I'd invest in a portable DVD drive - this way you could also install other old games you might have around and want to give a try. I enjoy to install some of the very old games from time to time, and buying them again just for a couple of hours is not an option for me.

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Re: Newbie question from an oldtimer
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2021, 19:09 »
I've dropped him a link to the dvd content. He should be able to use that with his key and update to 3369

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Re: Newbie question from an oldtimer
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2021, 12:16 »
Hi, I have a GoG version of the game with no keygen
i can uoload it for u
let me know if u already succeed

is it okay to put a link to this kind of files on the forum ? i don't really know if it's legal
if i do so, the link will be available only a week on WeTransfer

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Re: Newbie question from an oldtimer
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2021, 14:13 »
I don't know. I've given him a link to the dvd content, and the 3368 megapack - which should work

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Re: Newbie question from an oldtimer
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2021, 20:15 »
You should be able just to burn an image of it like Kops mentioned to a usb stick and install that way.
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Re: Newbie question from an oldtimer
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2021, 04:46 »
Afaik the gog key can lead to some issues on most servers. I think there is a thread on gog about it as well. In general buying a new online copy might be a good idea, but if I were you, I'd invest in a portable DVD drive - this way you could also install other old games you might have around and want to give a try. I enjoy to install some of the very old games from time to time, and buying them again just for a couple of hours is not an option for me.
The default key while installing is askin for trouble.   U can open a ticket, and u get your own unique key for online.

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Re: Newbie question from an oldtimer
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2021, 00:47 »
Thanks, I got stuff from Piglet and I have a legit key, I'm equipped!
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