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Games: UT2004 Crashes on startup – LockRect failed: D3DERR_DEVICELOST

On Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, Unreal Tournament 2004 has problem with DirectDraw. The following error pops up: LockRect failed: D3DERR_DEVICELOST History: UD3DRenderDevice::ReadPixels <- UD3DRenderDevice::Present <- UGameEngine::Draw <- UWindowsViewport::Repaint <- UWindowsClient::Tick <- ClientTick <- UGameEngine::Tick <- Level Untitled <- UpdateWorld <- MainLoop To resolve the issue you can deactivate the call for DirectDraw and use

Games: UT2004 CD Key Problems

Sometime the registration key need re-added in the registry. Create the following registry file: For 32bit OS UT32.reg Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREUnreal Technology] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREUnreal TechnologyInstalled Apps] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREUnreal TechnologyInstalled AppsUT2004] “CDKey”=”XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXX” For 64bit OS UT64.reg Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeUnreal Technology] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeUnreal TechnologyInstalled Apps] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeUnreal TechnologyInstalled AppsUT2004] “Folder”=”C:\Games\UT2004” “Version”=”3369” “CDKey”=”XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX” “ADMIN_RIGHTS”=”You need to