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Q4 install & update doesn't have english support
« on: July 23, 2014, 06:22:25 AM »
I went to reinstall Q4 to play False Dawn.  The installer wouldn't work (long story) so I copied the data from the game over to my computer (c:\games\quake 4).  I installed the 1.4.2 patch, no others. 
I went to run Q4 and it wasn't in English, it was in another language (Spanish I think).  I went to the q4base folder.  zpak_english.pk4 was there along with _00-04.  I deleted the other languages (the patch said it couldn't detect where I installed the game so I chose to install the update for all languages, there was no English option).  Now when I run the game it shows the #str_#### for everything.  I know this means the game is referencing strings that don't exist in the latest pak file, but I'm not sure what pak files should be there.
Can anyone help?

EDIT: I went and took a look in the zpak_english_04.pk4 file.  The strings the main menu references are there.  Also, False Dawn displays correctly, so I'm thinking it's not my pak files but instead the dll/something else.  :?
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Re: Q4 install & update doesn't have english support
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 07:50:20 AM »
I know this sounds bad, but if you have your own CDKEY it's OK, but I would just download a torrent of Quake 4 and test it and see how it goes.

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Re: Q4 install & update doesn't have english support
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 09:43:57 AM »
As long as Dawn works, you're all good ;)

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Re: Q4 install & update doesn't have english support
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 03:49:12 PM »
got a CD-key.  I  tried to torrent ETQW when my disc died but I found it easier to buy another disc online.