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known et issues & solutions

20 December 2017 - 07:00 AM

...i found this on the www and i thought its good to get this pinned. almost all errors are listed and solved. 


this can be extended. so if you have an issue and a solution, you can post it in here and gonna add it to the list. 


i deleted some who are useless imo


Known errors:


2- CD Key 
3- Cg.ClientFrame 
5- CL_GetServerCommand 
6- Connection Interrupted 
7- Could not exec xxx.cfg 
8- Could not load OpenGL drivers 
9- Could not load an official pak file 
10- Could not initialize installation 
11- Could not reopen pak0.pk3 
12- cl_ParsePacketEntities 
13- Client / server game mismatch 
14- Client communication failure 
15- Disconnected for unknown reason 
16- Duplicate Guid / CDkey 
17- Integrity failure 
18- Error Hunk_AllocatedTempMemory 
21- ET.exe crashes without error message 
22- ET.exe encountered an error 
23- Game code (ui_mp_x86.dll) 
24- GLW_StartOpenGL () - could not load OpenGL subsystem 
25- Hunk_AllocateTempMemory 
26- Ignoring md5tool queries 
27- Incorrect et.exe version 
28- Can not connect to a server 
29- I / O error 
31- Losing key packets 
32- MD5 Tool: ET.exe md5 tool mismatch 
33- Max_Gamestate_Chars_Exceeded 
36- O / S Privileges 
38- Runtime error 
40- Sv_wwwDownload: unexpected wwwdl bbl8r  
44- VM_Create on cgame failed 
45- Warning Cvar whatever must be EQUAL TO 0 
46- can not write to hunkusage 


2-CD Key
Exact message: Valid CD Key is not reaching GUIDAUTH Server ouYou have been kicked by PunkBuster for a CD Key fail
Reason: There is a key conflict


  • 1) Go to the Etkey.org website. 
    2) Press "Get a new key". 
    3) Save it on the desktop. 
    4) Place the key in your Etmain folder.

Reason: Your console continuously displays a series of:

  • cg.clientFrame: 24190 
    cg.clientFrame: 24191 
    cg.clientFrame: 24192


  • If your variable "cg_stats" is 1, the console displays the number of the frames (images displayed), so try to put this variable on "0"

Exact messages: CL_GetServerCommand: a reliable command was cycled out
Reason: After a long download on a server, a command does not find a path.


  • Attempt to reconnect to the server (open the console and write: / reconnect)

6-Connection Interrupted
Huge error message.Often related to an internet connection problem.

Solutions 1:

  • 1 / Check that you are not behind a firewall (Antivirus). 
    2 / Update Punkbuster. And try to connect to a server without Punkbuster (Some servers still run with PB). 
    3 / Check that the connection mode is selected in the game options (Modem, ISDN, ADSL, LAN). 
    4 / Check the connection settings in your cfg (all lines "cl_")

Solutions 2:
We can also try to add these commands in the config:

  • - / cl_maxpackets 30 (number of incoming and outgoing packets) 
    - / cl_packetdup 1 (packet size) 
    - / snaps 20 (modify the SNAP configuration) 
    - / cg_predictitems 0 (removes the "prediction" on the client side.The prediction allows your machine to extrapolate the position of the entities without waiting to receive data from the server.This allows a smooth game) 
    - / rate 25000 (configure the transfer rate) 
    - / cl_timenudge 0 (Leave at "0" (reduced (negative) or increases (positive) the lag but opponents who use an analog modem will become jerky)

7-Couldn't exec xxx.cfg
Reason: The path of your CFG is not correct.

Solution 1:
Put the cfg file in the Etmain folder, and write in the console:

  • / exec xxx.cfg

Solution 2:
Change the name of your Cfg.

  • Replace xxx.cfg with yyy.cfg

8-Couldn't load OpenGL drivers
Reason: It's a problem of drivers coming from the graphics card.


  • Update your graphics card driver.


9-Could not load an official pak file
Exact message: Please check your installation and make sure you have the latest patch and the latest version.

  • - Either you do not have the right version of a mod (which must be downloaded and installed, by doing a / cl_allowdownload 1 on the server itself) 
    - Either you do not have the correct patch of ET (if you are in 2.60b to pass in 2.60, just install the patch 2.60 over or use one of the many patch selector). 
    - It stuck for example if you install Etpro 3.2.6 with only the ET 2.60 patch. In this case, you must patch AND in 2.60b. 
    - You can check that you do not miss some files in the directory andmain (of style pak0.pk3, pak1.pk3, pak2.pk3, mp_bin.pk3 ...)

10-Could not initialize installation

Exact message: Could not initialize installation.File size expected = 270305943, size returned = 270306346

  • You just downloaded the game, and when you try to start the installation, this message appears. In the case above, the file is larger than the expected file. It is corrupt, and it must be reloaded.

11-Could not reopen pak0.pk3
Exact message: Could not reopen C: \ Program Files \ Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory \ andmain \ pak0.pk3
Reason: The etmain \ pak0.pk3 file is corrupt.

Usually by a file recently downloaded to a server.
The file pak0.pk3 can not be physically modified since it is a system file of the game, it is actually the downloaded pk3 that modify it somehow.
On the other hand, the new pk3 can interact with this pak0 and create conflicts if the pk3 is poorly designed or downloaded.


  • 1 / Delete the latest downloaded files in the Etmain folder or the folder of the last mod installed. There is a freeware that cleans up the wrong dl files: LNAcleanet 
    2 / It may be due to too many pk3 files. Delete a maximum of .pk3 file in Etmain (or other mod files) 
    3 / Reinstall the patch, or at worst the game AND. 
    4 / Instead of checking "uninstall", check "repair" when launching the uninstall.

Reason: I am disconnected with this error message


  • Follow the same instructions as the error message on the CD KEY: Valid CD Key.

13-Client / server game mismatch
Exact message:

  • - Client / server game mismatch 
    - Could not load an official pak file; verify your installation and make sure it has been updated to the latest version 
    - Protocol Mismatch Between Client and server.The server is trying to join an incompatible version of the game.


  • 1 / Either you do not have the right version of a mod (which must be downloaded and installed, by doing a / cl_allowdownload 1 on the server itself for example) 
    2 / Either you do not have the correct patch of ET (if you are in 2.60b to pass 2.60, just install the patch 2.60 above or use one of many patch selector).It stuck for example if you install Etpro 3.2.6 with only the ET 2.60 patch. In this case, you have to patch ET in 2.60b.

14-Client communication failure
Exact messages: Server disconnected - Client communication failure

  • There is a problem between you and the server. Check if your network does not have a problem. Also see if your box is not offline.

15-Disconnected for unknown reason
Reason: This message may appear when your computer takes too long to load a card.The server no longer receiving activity message from you, it expels you.


  • Try to reconnect by typing in the console: / reconnect

Solution 2:

  • Quit the game and restart.

16-Duplicate Guid / CDkey
To solve this problem, simply go to your directory andmain found in wolfenstein - enemyterritory and delete the file etkey.
Warning: Any experience gained on servers with "XPsave" will be lost by doing this!
To put a key, see the forum "Etkey"

17-Integrity failure
Reason: Punkbuster is not up to date.


  • 1 / Open the folder Punkbuster: \ Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory \ pb 
    2 / Select all the files in the folder pb and delete them. 
    3 / Download the program ETPbSetup.exe 
    4 / Copy this program into your folder (blank) pb 
    5 / Launch it, select the Enemy Territory game and follow the steps. 
    6 / Close ETPbSetup.exe and start the game.

18-Error Hunk_AllocatedTempMemory
Reason: The game crashes with this message when one is on a particular map.This is certainly a memory story allocated to ET.
Normally it happens when there is in the config com_hunkMegs too high or too low.

Solution 1:

  • Check the value of the com_hunkMegs cvar in the config (from the Profile folder, or the autoexec.cfg) and set the value to 256 or 512 (to make sure that all the textures of the maps load)

Solution 2:

  • Modify your shortcut to start the game and add + set com_hunkmegs 256 at the end (do not forget to put a space before the + set ...). Your shortcut will look like this: "C: \ Program Files \ Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory \ ET.exe" + set com_hunkmegs 256

21-ET.exe crashes without error message
Reason: The game crashes, freeze, or quits in any way without displaying an error message (or at least you do not have time to see it).

Solutions 1:

  • 1 / Check that your system has the minimum required. 
    2 / Check that you have the latest video card drivers. 
    3 / Check that you have the latest chipsets (for the motherboard). 
    4 / Turn off (to the maximum) the applications at the bottom of the spot. 
    5 / Some players have problems also after several map changes. In this case, reboot the computer. 
    6 / If you have changed the options of the game, restore the default (set recommended).

Warning : Punkbuster has noticed conflicts with these materials:
Motherboards based on nForce4:

If you have a SATA controller:

  • Look at which SATA Controller is present in your system. Then check on the manufacturer's website if there are any driver updates (especially for WHQL drivers). If nothing is found, look for a driver on the same site. You can also check on the website of the manufacturer of the motherboard.

If none of these solutions is conclusive:

  • Go to: Mesdrivers.com and download all the updates.

22-ET.exe has encountered an error
Reason: ET.exe has encountered an error and needs to close or ET.exe made error.It will be closed.


  • 1 / Check your Ram and analyze your pc on viruses and spyware 
    2 / Allow the firewall to connect with ET 
    3 / Check that the graphics card does not overheat (and remove the dust in the tower) 
    5 / Update your graphics card.

ID Software Solution for all-gray, black, or other colors

  • 1 / Check to have the right video driver (the last usually) 
    2 / All applications in the background must be cut to launch the game first.

23-Game code (ui_mp_x86.dll)
Exact message: Game code (ui_mp_x86.dll) failed pure server check


  • Update your graphics card mostly directly on the manufacturer's website

Solution 2:

24-GLW_StartOpenGL () - could not load OpenGL subsystem
Reason: The game encountered an error while loading OpenGL.

Solution 1:

  • Put r_stereo 0.

Solution 2:

  • Update the drivers of the graphics card.

This error is caused by the fact that the game is not able to detect your Open GL drivers for your graphics card.

If this error appears in the start window of your game, you must update or reinstall the drivers for your graphics card.

Just go to the website of the manufacturer of your graphics card, download and install the latest driver, which fits with your card.If that does not work, simply go and uninstall the current driver and try to reinstall it.

Right click on your computer's icon -> Properties -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager -> Graphics Cards (click on the small and more) -> Right-click the name of your graphics card, then click uninstall.

Click the Start button -> Control Panel -> Device Manager (In small / large icons view) -> Device Manager -> Graphics Cards (click small arrow) -> right click on the name of your graphics card , and then click Uninstall.

For NVIDIA cards: http://www.nvidia.co...ers/drivers.asp

For ATI cards: http://www.nodevice....ompany/ATI.html

Solution 3:

  • Check the resolution in your cfg. A resolution that is too big can cause a crash.

Solution 4:

  • Check if you have not reversed the settings of your resolution seta r_customheight , seta r_customwidth

Solution 5:

  • Delete the profile folder.

25- Hunk_AllocateTempMemory
Reason: Your system is not providing enough RAM to Enemy Territory.


  • Workstation> 
    Virtual memory

Or change the value 'com_hunkmegs' in your cfg

26-Ignoring md5tool queries
Reason: You are disconnected from the server because Punkbuster noticed a big packet loss during a md5 check, so it could not be done.

Solution 1:

  • Check your connection (cfg and / or modem):

Solution 2:

  • The server admin must change the value of pb_sv_md5toolfreq to at least 10 (the default is 60).

27-Incorrect et.exe version
Reason: You do not have the right version of Enemy Territory.

There are 4 versions:

  • - 1.02 
    - 2.55 (Default) 
    - 2.60 
    - 2.60b

Since the vast majority of the servers are in 2.60b and the competitions are in 2.60b, put the 2.6b.
Install your game, then patch 2.60, then install patch 2.60b.
You can install etpro 3.2.6 or download it directly to a server (cl_allowdownload 1).

28-Can not connect to a server
Problem: I can not connect online, or find servers.


  • - Make sure you are not behind a program like a firewall. 
    - If you can not disable your firewall, you will need to open ports 27950, 27960, 27965 and 27952 for Enemy Territory (using TCP and UDP at the same time)

Other ports may be required to open depending on the server.

Other problems with routers:

  • - If you are using a router, shared connection, NAT mechanism, or gateway software, you may have problems playing online. Your router may not transfer the correct information to your machine. This problem can be solved by opening certain ports used by the game.

29-I / O error, corrupt or bad media installation

  • - You have installed the game and you have this error message. 
    - Your installation file is corrupt.


  • Download the game somewhere else.


31-Losing key packets
Exact message: Losing key packets.

  • The internet connection has lost the thread, so the game stops: 
    Update Punkbuster with "ETPbSetup.exe"

32-MD5 Tool: ET.exe md5 tool mismatch
Exact message: You've been kicked by punkbuster ... MD5Tool MISMATCH: Exe.and (len = 2048)


  • - Put the correct patch (2.55, 2.60 or 2.60b) that allows you to have the correct ET.exe 
    - Do little housekeeping in the ETpro3.xx.pk3 version of the directory etpro then put cl_allowdownload to 1.

Problem with your server configuration

  • - Mods that is not up to date. 
    - Config problem 
    - Problem of pk3 
    - Problem in the "campaign"

After checking, reboot your server.


36-O / S Privileges
Exact messages:

  • - Insufficient O / S Privileges 
    - Inadequate O / S Privileges 
    - Blocked O / S Privileges

Reason: Some cheats can not be detected if the player does not use an administrator account: Punkbuster therefore requires players to be administrators of their operating system to play on the servers it protects.


  • Right click ET.exe> ​​Properties> Compatibility> Check "Run this program in Accounting mode for: Windows xp packs 3> Check Run this program as administrator

Solution 2:

  • Update Punkbuster.


38-Runtime error
Reason: Graphic driver problem.Current when changing graphics cards.

The old drivers of the old graphics card have been uninstalled incorrectly.

Uninstall the old driver by:

  • - Remove / install new program. 
    - Reboot the PC. 
    - Installation of the last driver.

The graphics card may also be defective.


40-Sv_wwwDownload: unexpected wwwdl bbl8r

Reason: Apparently, there is a problem with a misconfiguration of the server.Notify the admin of the server, that it checks the installation.






44-VM_Create on cgame failed
Reason: Memory size problem for the game. Not enough system memory for the game.

Allocate more virtual memory allocated to Windows (or other).

  • - Start> Control Panel> System> Advanced> Performance (Settings)> Advanced (tab)> Virtual Memory (edit) 
    - Change the initial size of the swap file and put for example 1000MB. Do the same for the maximum size.

45-Warning Cvar whatever (= 1) must be EQUAL TO 0
Reason: A value of your config is not allowed by a server

Examine the warning message, and note the offending variable.

  • - Open the console: / set whatever 0 
    - Change the value of the variable recommended by the server. 
    - Restart the new parameters by writing in the console: 
    / vid_restart

46-Can not write to hunkusage dat


  • - Search: 
    - The (s) remove 
    - Starting the game 
    - Watch if it works


Source: https://enemyterrito...11-et-problems/

Pics of your christmas tree 2017

13 December 2017 - 11:05 AM

Well all said, post your trees! 



i decided not to have a tree and went to lake to grab some wood =)




10 December 2017 - 05:15 PM





i wish you all the best and that you will maybe get ur dreamcar in 2018 =)


you could conquer the world, so stop LOL ;)


wish him all the best. 


















Colosseum beta 5 - Enemy Territory Map

08 October 2017 - 12:38 PM

File Name: Colosseum beta 5

File Submitter: schNee

File Submitted: 08 Oct 2017

File Category: Maps

"Retain control of the Gold Crates for 20 minutes"
"Secure both Gold Crates before Axis forces spend it!"
"Axis raiders have stolen the gold from the local bank and intend to spend it as quickly as possible. Allies must get the Gold Crates from the Axis soldiers before it's spent. The Axis must hold for 20 minutes."

Click here to download this file

UrbanTerritory 44 - Enemy Territory Map

25 September 2017 - 04:21 PM

File Name: UrbanTerritory 44

File Submitter: schNee

File Submitted: 24 Sep 2017

File Category: Maps

The Axis have to destroy the Safe, steal the Combat Maps and bring them to the Truck!

Click here to download this file