Quake 3 CD Key

A long long time ago I bought Ultimate Quake, which is a collection of Quake I, II & III (without expansions). Back then it cost about 50EUR, so it was excellent value. I’m providing this info to illustrate I do own a real legal copy of Quake III Arena.

However, I never did receive a CD Key for Quake III Arena, back then I assumed it didn’t matter because I never played online. Still you get that please enter your CD Key nag screen every time you start Quake III Arena, so as time passed by one learns to automatically hit Escape after starting Quake III Arena.

Only recently I learned that you can enter ‘jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj’ as a valid CD Key, Quake III Arena will then no longer ask for a CD Key. I assume that servers running with sv_strictAuth on will still reject the key, but at least you won’t be nagged anymore…

Posted by on July 11, 2010 in games