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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.

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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

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2011, 03:44:31 am »

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2011, 11:34:24 am »
now i got this

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2011, 12:41:03 pm »
now i got this


and this is using the last attached version? ie the one from december 14th

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2011, 12:50:06 pm »
now i got this
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and this is using the last attached version? ie the one from december 14th

yes it is the last attached version

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2011, 12:51:53 pm »
Dude, just forget about soldat under wine. It won't work. Even if you'll somehow get it to the game, you'll be veeeeeeeeeeery disappointed.
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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2011, 01:28:52 pm »
try this one.

It does exactly the same thing.

Thanks for trying to help, but I think I'll just give up and miss out on Soldat.

This hwid thing sounds silly to me anyway.  I'm sure the Admins will love being able to identify (and ban) a unique id, but it will probably just end up punishing innocent players.  I already have a retail game that, within months of buying, I'm struggling to play because I'm banned from all the popular servers.  Now the only servers I can join are the ones that have never had an admin, but they are always empty.  It has a much larger playerbase than Soldat, so I think I'll skip this same experience for a second time.

Apart from that, when you ban a hwid, you're not just banning whoever is currently playing, but everyone who uses that machine, and anyone who might use it in the future, or buy it, or some of the hardware.  Even if the ID's are genuinely unique because they read serial numbers or something, I'm sure if a hacker can create an AI system that can "see" and automatically aim perfectly at other players, he can probably fake a few numbers to the hwid program.  Or, they can simply swap hardware to bypass the ban (even I have some old HDDs and graphics cards lying around, no good for modern games, but more than powerful enough for Soldat).

Thanks anyway, I'm sure it would have been fun.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2011, 05:17:18 pm »
try this one.

It does exactly the same thing.

Thanks for trying to help, but I think I'll just give up and miss out on Soldat.

This hwid thing sounds silly to me anyway.  I'm sure the Admins will love being able to identify (and ban) a unique id, but it will probably just end up punishing innocent players.  I already have a retail game that, within months of buying, I'm struggling to play because I'm banned from all the popular servers.  Now the only servers I can join are the ones that have never had an admin, but they are always empty.  It has a much larger playerbase than Soldat, so I think I'll skip this same experience for a second time.

Apart from that, when you ban a hwid, you're not just banning whoever is currently playing, but everyone who uses that machine, and anyone who might use it in the future, or buy it, or some of the hardware.  Even if the ID's are genuinely unique because they read serial numbers or something, I'm sure if a hacker can create an AI system that can "see" and automatically aim perfectly at other players, he can probably fake a few numbers to the hwid program.  Or, they can simply swap hardware to bypass the ban (even I have some old HDDs and graphics cards lying around, no good for modern games, but more than powerful enough for Soldat).

Thanks anyway, I'm sure it would have been fun.

dont give up, anyways try this one.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2011, 09:37:05 pm »
now this


...and this

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2011, 04:29:39 am »
now this


...and this


okay good to know will update that for the next version of soldat.

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2011, 07:44:10 am »
I'm banned from all the popular servers.  Now the only servers I can join are the ones that have never had an admin, but they are always empty. 
If you fix your bug, we'll try to remove your hwid from punishment list...

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2012, 05:51:25 pm »
Sry for small necroposting but you seem to marked it as fixed already while it doesn't work on my system. It hangs right after 1 and when i click ctrl+c i get:
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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2012, 04:01:30 am »
Sry for small necroposting but you seem to marked it as fixed already while it doesn't work on my system. It hangs right after 1 and when i click ctrl+c i get:
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ok I guess I check the code then again however what are the specs on your system?

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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2012, 08:11:33 am »
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$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
cpu family      : 6
model           : 10
model name      : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+
stepping        : 0
cpu MHz         : 1916.464
cache size      : 512 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 1
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow up
bogomips        : 3834.63
clflush size    : 32
cache_alignment : 32
address sizes   : 34 bits physical, 32 bits virtual
power management: ts

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$ cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal:        1288052 kB
MemFree:          124132 kB
Buffers:           12732 kB
Cached:           223804 kB
SwapCached:         9156 kB
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Inactive:         546400 kB
Active(anon):     429128 kB
Inactive(anon):   463396 kB
Active(file):     112708 kB
Inactive(file):    83004 kB
Unevictable:         200 kB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Mlocked:             200 kB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
HighTotal:        401352 kB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
HighFree:          13692 kB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
LowTotal:         886700 kB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
LowFree:          110440 kB
SwapTotal:       2104508 kB
SwapFree:        1993644 kB
Dirty:              1488 kB
Writeback:             0 kB
AnonPages:        843984 kB
Mapped:           118168 kB
Shmem:             40824 kB
Slab:              43696 kB
SReclaimable:      30908 kB
SUnreclaim:        12788 kB
KernelStack:        3056 kB
PageTables:         7496 kB
NFS_Unstable:          0 kB
Bounce:                0 kB
WritebackTmp:          0 kB
CommitLimit:     2748532 kB
Committed_AS:    4715208 kB
VmallocTotal:     122880 kB
VmallocUsed:       48656 kB
VmallocChunk:      56308 kB
HardwareCorrupted:     0 kB
AnonHugePages:    151552 kB
HugePages_Total:       0
HugePages_Free:        0
HugePages_Rsvd:        0
HugePages_Surp:        0
Hugepagesize:       4096 kB
DirectMap4k:       45048 kB
DirectMap4M:      864256 kB

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$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400/KT600 AGP] Host Bridge (rev 80)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
00:13.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:14.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev 80)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)

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$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 3.2.4-1-ARCH (tobias@T-POWA-LX) (gcc version 4.6.2 20120120 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Feb 4 11:21:15 UTC 2012

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wine-1.4-rc2
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Re: Error: Server could not verify hardware ID.
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2016, 10:39:39 am »
I got the same error in Windows 7. I had both Soldat and Soldat Beta (1.7.b3) installed. I uninstalled 1.7.0 then the beta, after that I installed a fresh 1.7.0. Now it works.