I just wanted to come back and edit this one to say that the GamersGate serial does not seem to have been the problem. It's been a while with the new serial they gave me which was originally showing the same issues, and the problem seems to have cleared itself up over time. Maybe the auth servers were having problems or something with all the new players. I can now play on most OA and DayZ servers, though I still get bad cd key for maybe 30% of attempts.
I haven't changed anything with my installs nor my machine, so I can only assume the problem wasn't my end.
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-Edit Ah, my PM's are working now I have made a post. I forgot to mention that I had attempted to PM Placebo but received an error.
Should I do this? I assume he's rather buried in requests at the moment.
I have seen the Steam key threads also, but didn't post in them for obvious reasons
I saw the thread below this one talking about the Amazon serial problems. I thought it best not to add a 'that's my problem too' in there. Apologies if that was the wrong choice.
I purchased Arma2 and Operation Arrowhead from GamersGate yesterday and cannot play these online as I get an error stating 'bad cd key'.
Is there someone I can provide my player ID or serials and proofs of purchase to so that it can be confirmed they are indeed valid. I'd like to be sure whether or not the keys at fault before I commence troubleshooting or contacting them. If this is possible, should I PM it, or is it safe to post my PID publicly?
I am running Windows 7 64 bit.
I run both Arma and Operation Arrowhead as administrator.
They are patched to 1.11 and 1.60 respectively.
I have restarted my machine since installing both of them.
I ran each as they were installed to create the relevant registry entries.
I have reinstalled several (4) times to ensure that I patched correctly.
Thank you for any assistance,