ET GUID Key - How to create and back up! _ NEVER LOSE XP! _

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ET GUID Key - How to create and back up! _ NEVER LOSE XP! _

Postby Amber » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:56 pm

Okay, as of ~4th October, EvenBalance (EB) and Activision no longer have a contract for PunkBuster support on Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, and thus they have dropped support for it.

You will no longer be issued ETKeys by EB, and thus you will no longer be able to get new GUIDs.

However, I have created an ETKey Generator for Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, hosted here at Fearless Assassins.

Okay so step by step I'll explain how to get your new ETKey, and how to use it.

First, go to the link below to make one.
http://etkey.org/

You will be prompted to Open or Save the etkey file. Save the file.

Once it has downloaded (this should only take a second or two as it's a very small file), copy the etkey file to the relevant folder:

WinXP: C:\Program Files\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory\etmain\
Win7 64bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory\etmain\
Win7 32bit: C:\Program Files\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory\etmain\
Mac OS X: /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Wolfenstein ET/etmain/
Linux (*): /home/username/.etwolf/etmain/
*Based on Ubuntu setup.

Note: On some installations of Windows 7, you may also need to copy your new ETKey file to: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\ET\etmain\

You should now be good to go - start up wolfenstein and you should have a new GUID.

Not working?
If /cl_guid reveals that you have an *Unknown* guid, join a server then type the following:
/pb_cl_enable; pb_system 1; reconnect;
This should solve all issues.

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Backing Up!
Okay, for those of you who don't know how ETkey's / GUIDs work, I'll briefly explain.

Your GUID is a 32 character hexadecimal hash key uniquely assigned to you by PunkBuster. This unique ID is your personal identity on all punkbuster enabled servers. This GUID is stored intelligently in a file called 'etkey' which is located in the etmain folder.

To locate your etkey file navigate to one of the following:
Windows 32bit: C:\Program Files\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory\etmain\
Windows 64bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory\etmain\
Mac OS X: /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Wolfenstein ET/etmain/ (Thanks Mattle!)
Linux (*): /home/username/.etwolf/etmain/
*Based on Ubuntu setup.

In the etmain folder, you should find a file called etkey.

To Back-Up: Go to your email provider (hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc) and compose a new email. Attach your etkey file to the email, and put the subject as something like "My ETKey" for future reference. Send this email to yourself. Once you have received the email from yourself with the etkey file attached, you now have a permanent backup of your etkey file.
IMP NOTE: You need a webmail email client preferably, so that the email is not stored on your computer, in case of harddrive failure etc.. The whole point of this is that you want to backup your etkey AWAY from your computer.

To Restore: Go to your emails, and search for "My ETKey" (or whatever subject you chose when backing up). Download the attachment from the email. Now, copy & paste the etkey file you just downloaded to whichever folder is relevant to you from the beginning of this tutorial. If you are asked whether you want to overwrite the existing etkey, choose Yes.

Following this method you should never have to change your GUID because of a silly computer problem.
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Re: ET GUID Key - How to create and back up! _ NEVER LOSE XP

Postby Straw » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:56 pm

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=457

Why making an other post as it is already done? If you wanted to add something, you could post in the existing topic..

Thanks.
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Re: ET GUID Key - How to create and back up! _ NEVER LOSE XP

Postby ejgbballer » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:59 pm

I uninstalled my ET and downlaoded the one off the site..

when i come to the ET key it tries connecting to the website but fails and says Error: Couldn't fetch etkey from www.etkey.org, check your internet connection.


!?!?!? I have internet connection what the heck ?

when i type in /pb_myguid in the console the response is guid=?
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