bad serial number given in setup
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I was practically playing in multiplayer when the PC crashes and restarts ...
I try to reboot to start but after Bohemia screen, tha game crash to desktop with this error "bad serial number given in setup" !!!!!!!!!
looking in the windows registrythere isn't the environment variable that contains the CD-key.
reinstalling the game everything go correctly. it's already the second time that reinstall the game...
how can I do? you will know nothing?
thanks in advance.
got same problem here just bought it from game store just a hour ago.
I've got the same problem.
Installed my copy 2 hours ago and was in the middle of the first mission in the campaign. I was playing around a bit with the time-acc and the game freezed.
Had to do a reset on my computer and when I tried to launch the game again the message "Bad serial given in setup" appeared right after the Bohemia Interactive screen.
(I've got the British version ordered from Amazon.co.uk)
another crash... another "Bad serial given in setup"... another install...
Private First Class
I created a new thread having not seen this one, but I have the same problem with my copy d/l from Direct2Drive.
First I'd suggest everyone posting their spec's to see if there's a link.
Second, after uninstalling, make sure the registry key "HKLM->Software->Bohemia Interactive Studio->ArmA 2" has been removed, if not, delete it manually then reinstall.
I have the same problem.
If i install and run the game, play for a while and then quit the game myself, there's no problem starting it again later.
But if i play the game and it crashes (blue screen of death) i get the "bad serial number given in setup" message.
So it would seem that the crash corrupts the game.
gfx card: GeForce GTX 260
game: bought retail (not downloaded)
Private First Class
I Finally got my copy of ArmA 2 in the mail today (Purchased from Game.co.uk) as it's not out for over another week in Australia.
I installed the game with the serial number supplied on the back of the manual. After a hours wait on installing I started the Single player campaign & rescued the hostages & blew up the coms, went back into the village where the graphics went all corrupted (tearing/flashing white) & the game froze up for about the third time, this time it did not CTD but a full restart of the computer was needed.
Went to launch the game (Disc in drive) for the fourth time, it went through the "tick boxes" and the BI logo came up then crashed back to desktop saying "Bad serial given in setup" or something along those lines.
I patched the game to the latest 1.02 before starting.
I can provide photo's of the box,disk & receipt & anything else to prove validity.
I am in the process of reinstalling in case any corruption happened in the game crash but I am worried that if it crashes again the same problem will occur.
I have been playing for a few hours now & it has not crashed (yet). I restarted the computer a couple of times to see if it caused the "Bad serial given in setup" msg but it has not. I am thinking though that when a hard crash occurs it will cause some files to corrupt thus making the copy protection shit itself.
If this keeps happening & we get no response from the Dev's I'm sending the game back for a refund
Same problem here.
Installed twice now. Works first time but if I exit the game and then re-launch it I get the 'Bad Serial Number given in set up' message.