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hey guyz,

I'm struggling hard since a few weeks to understand what kind of mess I'm in ...

I played ET few years ago, and I would have been glad to play it again lately.

But it seems like I can't anymore:

I'm a mac user, I'm having the 'invalid guid' message when enabling punkbuster.

I googled it and read the whole internet, tried any trick that was provided anywhere:

- redid the etkey several time
- reinstalled ET
- activating punkbuster through the console with some random codes
- updating PB manually (which failed, I did not found ET in the menus...)

Things are always buggy, and I still have the "Invalid GUID bnblablablabla you should try again later' message. Fortunately, I've been lucky enough to find a quick solution, I can play on some servers by disabling Punkbuster but I loose my xp each time, which is a pain in the ass ... :(

Could anyone please help ?

thanks a bunch !!


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Did you simply try getting one and drag & dropping into your et folder? Should be as simple as drag n drop, and then enable punkbuster in the lobby menu.

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What Mac version do you have at the moment and on what server do you want to play?

After you downloaded and opened the dmg (I got it from this site: http://returntocastl...itory_Mac;44985) you copied everything in the Applications Folder?

The etkey has to go to /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Wolfenstein ET/etmain

For different mods you most likely have to download the mod manually. (Silent,Jaymod)
To my knowledge you can't play etpro on a Mac and for me, NQ downloaded automatically.

Please let me know what Mac you are running, then I will try to give specific help.

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hey guyz,

Thanks for ya help. Yes I've been trying all this: getting a new etkey, putting it in etmain folder, no problem about it Most of the mods seems to work well, except a couple that I read won't work on a mac.

My problem is that I can't play anymore as soon as I activate punkbuster because of that GUID invalid problem.

I've been trying to play on some skilled and popular servers in the toplist regarding to the peeps that play in there.

I'm running ET on a Mac Pro with OSX 10.6.8.

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http://fearless-assa...ped-et-support/
I hope this guide helps you find what you're looking for.
If it does not, add me on Xfire: Heaven1234567, I will help you get through it.

~Heaven.

EDIT: With me, the problem laid within my .cfg, what I had to do was enter these lines in to my .cfg and it worked for me;
//PB.
seta cl_punkbuster "1"
pb_cl_enable
pb_LogToFile "1"
pb_system "0"
pb_security "0"
pb_sleep "500"
pb_cdkeyverauto "1"
PB_SsLog "1"
PB_SsSave "1"
pb_writecfg

Edited by Heaven., 15 November 2012 - 03:46 AM.


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In the ET main menu, when you press on play online, you will find a button to enable punkbuster. I assume that this is what you did. Did you try to restart ET after you enabled PB? You will have to restart ET so that it lets you connect.

Have you tried to use the PBSetup: http://www.evenbalan...age=pbsetup.php


Maybe it is also worth running the PK3 cleaner and if it doesn't work run the PK3 cleaner with ticking the 'get etkey' box.

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yo guyz

@Heaven: thanks man, I checked this link already, but I managed all this. About the .cfg edit, I've been looking for such a file in my ET folder, but didn't find that. Did you meant I should enter this in the console ? Plus not sure how to add you in Xfire as I don't know what it is :)

@Gubbi:
- enable + reconnect : yea I think I already tried this before, but I'll try again tonight to be sure.
- PBSetup: That's what I told in my first post, been trying this too, but ET was not in the "add a game" menu I'm getting with the PBSetup, so I failed at this ...
-Trying the PK3 cleaner right now, and hit you back about that

Thanks again for ya help guyz, hope I can figure it out soon with ya help !

Edited by BBZ, 15 November 2012 - 06:36 PM.


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Well seems like I can't use the PK3 cleaner: I'm just getting a folder with some files instead of a program when I unzip it. Do you know if it's really mac friendly ?

Been testing the Enable / Reconnect but I still got the invalid GUID message :(

Edited by BBZ, 15 November 2012 - 06:43 PM.


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Yes, it is compatible to Mac. I get a .jar file when I unzip it which can be run with the latest update of java.

Sorry, I missed that part with the PB Setup. The problem with it is probably that PB stopped the support for ET and therefore it is no longer in the list.

Can you try to connect to our silent servers? Open console and type /connect silent.clan-fa.com:27960
When you can connect there, check with /cl_guid if you have a guid or if it is shown as unknown and if it is unknown, type /pb_cl_enable; pb_system 1; pb_writecfg; reconnect;
If this does not work, then remove the etkey from your etmain folder and try again. You should be able to play on silent servers and also save xp without an etkey. If the download does not work, you need to install the silent mod manually with the link above.

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Would you like to use my .cfg.

I'd happily send it over xfire or via mediafire.

~Heaven.

P.S This is what the .cfg file looks like;
[attachment=11749:FAsupport.png]

Edited by Heaven., 16 November 2012 - 02:11 AM.


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hey there,

so ...

Yes, it is compatible to Mac. I get a .jar file when I unzip it which can be run with the latest update of java.

Sorry, I missed that part with the PB Setup. The problem with it is probably that PB stopped the support for ET and therefore it is no longer in the list.



I downloaded the PK3 cleaner again, and it's the same: I can see a .jar file for a second after unzipping, but it immediately turns into a classic file folder with 3 folders in it: images / META-INF / org. Can't get the program it should turn into... I checked for updates for Java, but I'm already on the latest one apparently.


Can you try to connect to our silent servers? Open console and type /connect silent.clan-fa.com:27960
When you can connect there, check with /cl_guid if you have a guid or if it is shown as unknown and if it is unknown, type /pb_cl_enable; pb_system 1; pb_writecfg; reconnect;
If this does not work, then remove the etkey from your etmain folder and try again. You should be able to play on silent servers and also save xp without an etkey. If the download does not work, you need to install the silent mod manually with the link above.


I did all this: After connecting on Silent clan fa using the first code, checking my guid with the second code led my to a message "Cl_guid is NO_GUID Default: Unknown"

The 3rd code seemed to work well and activate punkbuster. As you said, I just tested on one of your servers that I can connect there and keep my xp. I've been testing some random others on which I can't play due to the invalid GUID message.

Edited by BBZ, 16 November 2012 - 10:58 AM.


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The 3rd code seemed to work well and activate punkbuster. As you said, I just tested on one of your servers that I can connect there and keep my xp. I've been testing some random others and I can't play on it due to the invalid GUID message


Why would you want to play anywhere else? ;)
But seriously, add me on xfire so we can talk properly. I'm not really getting everything that you mean.

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Would you like to use my .cfg.

I'd happily send it over xfire or via mediafire.

~Heaven.

P.S This is what the .cfg file looks like;
[attachment=11749:FAsupport.png]


Thanks Heaven: what's weird is that I don't have the same .cfg file in my etmain folder. I got some other .cfg (campaigncycle.cfg, imscycle.cfg, punkbuster.cfg, objectivecycle.cfg, stopwatchcycle.cfg, server.cfg) but nothing about the autoexec.cfg you showed in your screenshot.

I have no clue what this mess means anyway

what's on your mind regarding to this ? Should I try to just paste here the same autoexec as you according to you ?

oh wait, you're on pc Heaven... I just noticed this, what a noob ... here's why I haven't got the autoexec

and this means I can't connect to Xfire, it seems to be a PC only program :(

Edited by BBZ, 16 November 2012 - 10:54 AM.


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I too also have campaigncycle.cfg etc etc.
You need them, but is there a cfg called something along the lines of ETconfig.cfg? I have never used it, but I'm sure the game comes with something along those lines.

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Here's all I got in my etmain folder



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Edited by BBZ, 16 November 2012 - 10:53 AM.






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