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    Senior Member KaasMan is on a distinguished road
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    Forever waiting for authentication

    Hello guys,

    I sometimes (mostly after a crash) have this. I have connection to the internet. I can run and log in to quake. I can see servers. But I can't see anyone in chat (it says 0 online even if there are people online) and I can't join a server. When I try to join it gets stuck on 'waiting for authentication'. And 'awaiting gamestate' or something like that. Once tried it for like 15 mins but no result. Mostly a reboot of my computer helps. A restart of quake does never help, not even when I force to close all the processes with ctrl+shift+esc. But sometimes a reboot (or three) doesn't even work and I just can't play.
    Can anyone adress this problem / does anyone have a fix?

    KaasMan

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    Standalone or Steam? I had the zero friends online issue before moving to Steam, but it hasn't happened at all since.

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    Keep trying the "web_reload" command until it works. Might take like 7 tries or so

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    "/web_reload" always works for me first time

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoLyDuDe View Post
    "/web_reload" always works for me first time
    If your online friends list doesn't show up, or all the clan invites you're ignoring (Or maybe that's just me) then you know that you'll get this error.
    as Qlpt says, open the console (by pressing the key below the escape key and to the left of the 1. I have no idea what it's called or what it's for) and type web_reload.

    In fact, when you start Quake, if you open the console and see a repeating message saying something about authentication failing or whatever, you know you're gonna have to reload. It usually works first time for me too, but it can take as many as 10 tries. Maybe more. I think it's a bit of a chance thing. Like the chance of having to reload twice is less than once. 3 times, less than twice, etc. I dunno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riot_GrrL View Post
    the key below the escape key and to the left of the 1. I have no idea what it's called or what it's for
    I believe it's called a tilde.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyFlava View Post
    I believe it's called a tilde.
    Only on English keyboards. For me it's §.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat View Post
    Only on English keyboards. For me it's §.
    Denna symbol kallas "section sign". Svenska tangenbordet inte alltför konstigt, kunde vara värre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyFlava View Post
    I believe it's called a tilde.
    What's it for? I mean, there is no dash on a keyboard -- people have to use two hyphens -- and that's something we actually use. I say don't add random gibberish symbols until they have all the important stuff. It's like adding a smiley face buttom, but leaving out the letter W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riot_GrrL View Post
    What's it for? I mean, there is no dash on a keyboard -- people have to use two hyphens -- and that's something we actually use. I say don't add random gibberish symbols until they have all the important stuff. It's like adding a smiley face buttom, but leaving out the letter W.
    It's use a lot in mathematics, computing (home dir on linux), various programming languages, and if you're not into that, it's highly commonly used in English to mean 'Approximately'

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