arma 2 bad serial number via steam?
i've owned arma 2 and oa for a few years now, and i play oa a fair bit but when i reinstalled arma after i formatted my computer i now cant play arma2 but i can play arma2 oa??
this is the message that i get.
bad serial number given in setup
I'm having the exact same problem, just reinstalled W7 and while Arma2 works, Arma2 OA and CO won't
I have tried copying the A2 key in the registry and adding it to the OA folder, did not work. I've also tried running it as an admin to no avail. I'm using Steam too BTW.
I personally have searched, found those threads, but non of that has helped. Reinstalled, deleted registry, copied A2 reg key to OA key, and ran as admin as per all the solutions to those threads.
Originally Posted by W0lle
So somehow my computer just decided to be special
Try verifying integrity of game cache.
Forgot to mention I tried that first thing lol.
Originally Posted by solidsnake2384
I tried uninstalling the game, deleting all symbolance of files on my HD, and wiped all OA files from the registry the reinstalled it, and guess what, it worked! I did this once already before, but I think I tried loading CO first while this time I just started OA to allow steam to initialize everything.
May 16 2011, 16:40
start STEAM via "run as administator"
try run game
if it fails restart computer (delayed service write up by STEAM or w/e)
try again, if that fails change source server in network settings, restart steam and try again
Had the same problem. It was solved as Dwarsen sed, by running steam as administrator
Last edited by Tuskusson; May 23 2011 at 07:58.
Reason: spelling error