How to install UT2004 without Steam/GOG/physical media

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How to install UT2004 without Steam/GOG/physical media

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Since UT2004 was pulled from online stores, and most people don't have optical drives for their PCs, this makes it virtually impossible to reinstall UT2004, or for new players to install the game. I've uploaded the complete game to archive.org: https://archive.org/details/ut2004-3369
It's already patched with ECE/3369, as well as OpenSpy master server with "Standard Servers Only" checkbox unticked to show non-standard servers like Omni ONS.

The archive also contains UT2004.reg which you must edit to add your CD key (edit with Notepad, replace X-X-X-X with your CD key, save then double click to run). Once you've added it to the registry, the game will run. You can get a CD key from Ebay if you don't have one; this is not warez, the game will not run without a valid CD key.

In case anyone needs the registry file:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Unreal Technology]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Unreal Technology\Installed Apps]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Unreal Technology\Installed Apps\UT2004]
"Version"="3369"
"CDKey"="X-X-X-X"
"ADMIN_RIGHTS"="You need to run this program as an administrator, not as a guest or limited user account."
"NO_DISC"="No disc in drive. Please insert the disc labeled 'Unreal Tournament 2004 Play Disc' to continue."
"NO_DRIVE"="No CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive detected."
"TITLEBAR"="Unreal Tournament 2004"
"WRONG_DISC"="Wrong disc in drive. Please insert the disc labeled 'Unreal Tournament 2004 Play Disc' to continue."
"YEAR"="2004"
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How to install UT2004 without Steam/GOG/physical media

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Re: How to install UT2004 without Steam/GOG/physical media

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Ok thanks, I ended up reuploading the whole thing with 3369 pre-applied, as well as OpenSpy support and some other fixes. It looks like the original archive was a GOG install. Do you think you could add it to the home page? If not, it's fine.
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Oh to the main index page at www.omnipotents.com?
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Yeah, however I understand why you wouldn't want to.
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Yep, ;)
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