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Offline major55

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Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« on: November 06, 2011, 07:17:46 pm »
Hi,

I've just downloaded and installed Soldat 1.6.2, but it won't work.  If I start a game, everything is fine, but when I try to join a game, I get the error message in the title.  This happens for almost all servers as soon as I try to join.  There were 1 or 2 which would join successfully, but then once I chose a team, it dropped back to the server browser, the only thing visable was the same error (although I don't know if that was current, or left over from a previous attempt).  So, I have some (probably obvious) questions.

1)  Is there any way to fix/bypass this error to play online?  2)  What exactly is a "hardware ID"?  And 3)  Why is Soldat trying to find it?

This is on Windows XP SP3, Soldat 1.6.2, all above system requirements.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 03:14:25 pm »
Is this forum/game dead?

What am I suppsoed to do?

It's all well and good giving the error message, but there's no explanation of what to do about it.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 05:39:53 pm »
Can you take a screenshot of this program?

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 03:04:36 am »
1) Removing anti-cheat files would help in past. But now while it's official protection (even it's not working) probably you will cannot delete it just like that. Just follow zakath's words...
2, 3) Soldat has new anti-cheat that identify players by their hardware (not by an IP cause it can be hacked)

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 04:08:09 pm »
Can you take a screenshot of this program?

Thanks for trying to help, but I'm often told that downloading and running unnamed, unknown exe's received from unknown people is a good way to install a virus or trojan (and it doesn't help that when I searched for the filename, almost all search results on the first page were about trojans).

So, although it's probably fine, is this program hosted anywhere else on the web, like a trustworthy download site, for example?

Thanks again.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 04:19:18 pm »
http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=87cb93780c135454bf7e298e3ef569e8fd89ee41ddbb7d833ddb2edebd071ea1-1321563939

Scanned by 41 virus engines, 2 detected it as a trojan.

It is a small program that will attempt to calculate your HWID, probably using the same method as soldat, so we can try and narrow down what the cause of your problem is.
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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 05:35:52 pm »
Can you take a screenshot of this program?

Thanks for trying to help, but I'm often told that downloading and running unnamed, unknown exe's received from unknown people is a good way to install a virus or trojan (and it doesn't help that when I searched for the filename, almost all search results on the first page were about trojans).

So, although it's probably fine, is this program hosted anywhere else on the web, like a trustworthy download site, for example?

Thanks again.
well then its not much I can do to help you.

http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=87cb93780c135454bf7e298e3ef569e8fd89ee41ddbb7d833ddb2edebd071ea1-1321563939

Scanned by 41 virus engines, 2 detected it as a trojan.

It is a small program that will attempt to calculate your HWID, probably using the same method as soldat, so we can try and narrow down what the cause of your problem is.

yes its basically the same as in soldat and your conclusions are correct.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2011, 05:28:21 pm »
Sorry for the late reply.

I ran the program, it opened a window that looked like the command prompt, then crashed with an error in kernel32.dll.

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Faulting application hwid.exe, version 0.0.0.0, faulting module kernel32.dll, version 5.1.2600.5781, fault address 0x00012afb.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2011, 05:33:02 pm »
Here is the screenshot if it helps.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2011, 06:40:09 pm »
will send you a new file to test just been busy lately.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2011, 03:18:25 pm »
Is there any way to skip this so that I can just play the game?  I'm still getting the same error message no matter what server I try to join.

Would machina's suggestion help?  If so, what should I try deleting?

Thanks.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2011, 04:42:59 pm »
Trying is always free... You're not going to be banned because of this...
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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2011, 06:45:00 pm »
sorry for late reply try this program and post a screenshot on how far you get before it crashes, just push enter to continue after each number.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2011, 04:05:33 pm »
It gets all the way to 6 (i.e. shows 6 on the screen), then when I press enter, it crashes.

Machina - What should I try?  I just want to play the game.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2011, 04:17:21 pm »
It gets all the way to 6 (i.e. shows 6 on the screen), then when I press enter, it crashes.

Machina - What should I try?  I just want to play the game.

try this one.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2011, 04:19:18 pm »
Machina - What should I try?  I just want to play the game.
Sorry If I gave you any hopes, but you just have to believe that zakath will help you... So follow his orders and do what he says as best as you can...

If there's no possibility to fix it (i think there is a hope), you can try play older versions (there are still many players).

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2011, 04:24:12 pm »
Machina - What should I try?  I just want to play the game.
Sorry If I gave you any hopes, but you just have to believe that zakath will help you... So follow his orders and do what he says as best as you can...

If there's no possibility to fix it (i think there is a hope), you can try play older versions (there are still many players).

there is definite hope we can fix it, I have a good idea on what causes the error atm.

#soldat.mapping - #soldat.inc - #soldatladder - #soldat.gather.nordic

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2011, 08:02:12 pm »
i cant download that..

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2011, 08:58:38 pm »
i cant download that..
If that means that attachment has been saved as "index.php", then just change it's extension to '.rar', or simply open that "index.php" with an archive manager that support RAR format (e.g. 7zip or WinRar).

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2011, 10:35:33 pm »
i got this