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#1 Posted at 2010-03-05 18:08        
     
Hi guy's

Last night I recovered my pc.
And ArmA 2 was saved in my D drive which isn't recovered only C drive.
So when I try to play ArmA it give me that message

Bad Serial number given at setup.
I bought the game, not pirated cd key, and I need solution without re-installing the game if any.

What can I do? Can I find it in regedit and change it, or make one etc.?

I'm using Vista.

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#2 Posted at 2010-03-05 18:43        
     
well i think you'll have to re-install, dont you have your CD key that came with the game?


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#3 Posted at 2010-03-05 18:48        
     
yes I do, I just hope for solution without re-installing the game.


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#4 Posted at 2010-03-05 18:49        
     
whats the issue with reinstallin?

from what a friend are telling me, it'd be easier to re install. he said this about aram2 but you talking about aram1 hummm

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2]
"MAIN"="C:\\Bohemia Interactive\\ArmA 2"
"KEY"=hex:

cd key needs converted the hexadecimal

"KEY"=hex:02,f2,b6,aa,43,30,a3,bc,7a,6c,27,74,38,0cb,9b
in that format,

that's just an example not a actual key in hex

i guess you could try to convert the key to hex, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexadecimal this link might help,

you'll still have to run the patchs i believe, be just as easy to re install, unless you cant find the cd key



but wasnt sure if Arma1 CD key needs converted

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#5 Posted at 2010-03-05 20:40        
     
You reinstalled windows right? So it no longer recognizes Arma and so you need to reinstall.

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#6 Posted at 2010-03-05 20:55        
     
Yep, next time save you arma2 regkey


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#7 Posted at 2013-03-01 20:25        
     
BTW if u have not got if fixed i just found a solution if u have fixed this tell people you know to try it
go to regedit HKEY_lOCAL_MACHINE then SOFTWARE then if you have a 32 bit system then look down that list for bohemia Interactive Studios if you have a 64 but sytem go to Wow6432Node then look for it then delete your ArmA 2 OA folder then reinstalled it worked for me :)


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#8 Posted at 2013-03-01 20:45        
     
I am happy that you fixed your issue and I am really thankfull you actually think of sharing the solution with the rest of the community, however bumping a 3 year old thread is a bit to much I think :)

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