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Hey all, to start off i'm gonna point out that I have 3 computers, (desktop and 2 older laptops.) I usually play on my desktop 80% of the time. But since when my desktop isn't around all the time, I Like to use my laptops to play ET. And since I want to keep my XP and stats for all my PCs, I transferred my ET folder, and my Punkbuster folder (that's located in the hidden appdata folder) And I put them on my laptop. All went well until i accidentally broke the screen and I still haven't gotten it replaced yet. 

 

So I transferred my files from my desktop to my OTHER laptop, and when I tried connecting it said I had an invalid GUID. I already knew that something wasn't right and now I don't have my XP on the laptop. So I had to download a new ET Key just to play. But i followed the same steps that i usually did. But I also noticed that on my desktop ET and PB folder, I don't have an etkey ANYWHERE but it still manages to save my XP. What files exactly should I transfer to save my XP on my laptop?

 

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You need only ETKEY file from etmain folder(might be somehere else in win7). Also you need to enable PB in etmain and in jaymod mods under Play Online options.

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Hi,

 

You need an ETKEY to save your XP so it is somewhere. Look in your etmain folder for a file named etkey. XP and levels on the server are associated to an etkey that is unique. So if you get a new one you start from scratch.

 

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You need only ETKEY file from etmain folder(might be somehere else in win7). Also you need to enable PB in etmain and in jaymod mods under Play Online options.

I use windows 7 and my etkey is in my etmain folder.

 

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Hi,

 

You need an ETKEY to save your XP so it is somewhere. Look in your etmain folder for a file named etkey. XP and levels on the server are associated to an etkey that is unique. So if you get a new one you start from scratch.

 

Gengis

 

It's weird, my desktop version of ET doesn't have an ETKey anywhere (desktop runs Vista) , I noticed this because I uploaded my ET to drop box and it wasn't there either, but it works on my other laptop and its the same exact files.

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It's weird, my desktop version of ET doesn't have an ETKey anywhere (desktop runs Vista) , I noticed this because I uploaded my ET to drop box and it wasn't there either, but it works on my other laptop and its the same exact files.

 

Vista/Win7 makes a copy in "C:\Users\***\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\ET\etmain", but only if it can find a etkey-file in your gamefolder\etmain.

 

In your config if the cvar cl_guid is not empty but filled with your guid (32 letters/numbers) xp would also save, without having the actual etkey-file. Could have happened "by accident" when you have done /writeconfig some day and have deleted the etkey-file afterwards by reinstall and such.

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Vista/Win7 makes a copy in "C:\Users\***\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\ET\etmain", but only if it can find a etkey-file in your gamefolder\etmain.

 

In your config if the cvar cl_guid is not empty but filled with your guid (32 letters/numbers) xp would also save, without having the actual etkey-file. Could have happened "by accident" when you have done /writeconfig some day and have deleted the etkey-file afterwards by reinstall and such.

 

That's odd, on my desktop I don't even have a PB folder where it's supposed to be (in appdata) However I searched for a PB folder and found a random one laying around so I transferred it. It doesn't have an etmain folder in it, just a folder called "pb" that has a bunch of dll's and a .exe file that does nothing when started. However I do have the same ET folder that i had on the desktop, when i put it there I still got invalid GUID, if i didn't have an ETKey on the desktop, why would it work on there and not the laptop?

 

Thanks for the reply and assistance, I really appreciate it.

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Well, it can work without an etkey-file and pb, but cl_guid must be filled with a guid in your config file. But very unlikely if you didn't do it on purpose...

 

Maybe the easiest way is to do a filesearch for "etkey" on your PCs, also for hidden files and in all folders :) It has to be somewhere.

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Well, it can work without an etkey-file and pb, but cl_guid must be filled with a guid in your config file. But very unlikely if you didn't do it on purpose...

 

Maybe the easiest way is to do a filesearch for "etkey" on your PCs, also for hidden files and in all folders :) It has to be somewhere.

 

Don't worry, I won't have to worry about this problem anymore. I have jut ordered a new laptop screen and it will be here 1-2 days. So I will have my XP back and will be able to play like normal. Thanks for help, S3ti. 

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