Thanks for the info, I was wondering the same thing...
The patcher has a blacklist of cd keys. It checks the windows registry before proceed.
Originally Posted by Taxman
But for the dedi you don't need it, there is no installation required for the dedi.
Would be useful to have a separate patcher only for data, that doesn't require to be Administrator and doesn't check the windows registry, to be used by people running dedi servers. Maybe it's someting legal that prevents BI from doing this way.
Why not follow the steps in the wiki http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/A...dicated_server which will allow you to run the patch on your dedi server, it's a lot quicker than FTP transfer?
ArmA 2 has been working sweet right up till I installed this 1.03 Patch. I live in Austraila and dont have or use anything Steam related. I have the genuine Retail DVD ROM patch. Patch was installed Successfully however now when I try and resume my Harvest Red Campaign it crashes to desktop 1/4 the way through the loading bar. Anyone know the answer?
Core 2 Quad Q9550
4gb 2X2 G'Skill 8500 DDR2
2 X HD4850 Crossfired
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Saves from previous versions will in all probability not work after patching to 1.03, the patch notes did mention it.
Hmm - 35 pages of moaning about Steam. While I do sympathise (really, I do. BIS need shooting for the mess that ArmA II is), I was hoping to read about the efficacy of the patch on AI. Guess I'll actually have to play the game to see if it's any good .
Sadly, they've cocked up the patch notes file, lol. Lots of errors just in that, so I'm not holding out much hope for the game. Oh dear.
My direct2drive install directory is, of course, C:\ArmA2_ddmf\ . The 1.03 patch exe does not give option to install to dir other than "C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2 or Bohemia Interactive\ArmA2"; the patch install informs me that I don't have ARMA2 installed on my system. Any suggestions? TIA