I recently reinstalled windows on my PC (following some pretty devastating viruses)
I have a poor internet connection, so rather than redownloading Arma2OA through steam again, I copied the files from the steamapps/common folder onto my second hard drive. I then reinstalled windows, and redownloaded steam, and copied the folders (Arma2 free and Arma2OA) into the same folder as before in the new steam folder. I then installed Arma2OA again through steam (which only took minutes as it found the folders I copied across)
I then tried to launch the game through the 93160 beta launch icon as I did before, but got an error pop up saying "The program can't start because X3DAudio1_6.dll is missing from your computer"
I figured I might have to run the patch installer again, and tried, but after the extraction process got a message appear saying "Wrong CD key". I then tried downloading the newest beta patch and installing that but got the same "Wrong CD key" message as before.
Im assuming this is something to do with my download of the game being registered to my old windows installation, and not being found as the right computer on my new install. I was really wondering how I can get it to recognise this new windows installation as the same computer again? Hoping there isnt some small print somewhere steam that says that each download is only licensed for one windows installation.
Anyway, I hope i was fairly clear. Would love to know what I need to do!
Thanks in advance