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#1 Posted at 2012-08-22 21:00        
     
I've formated my pc, and instad of copying the raw installer from my other formatation, I copied the actual installation, with everything installed and updated. now I can't open my game, since it shows the "bad serial given on setup" error. Is there any way to fix this without having to redownload it? I am playing on the retail version.


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#2 Posted at 2012-08-22 23:06        
     
try right clicking on the short cut and running it as admin.
if your running the steam version find it in your games list on steam, right click it, go to properties, local files, verify and or defrag.
had this error once and I think it was the "run as admin" that helped fix it

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#3 Posted at 2012-08-23 05:31        
     
How did you get your game? digital download or the cd version?

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#4 Posted at 2012-08-23 10:51        
     
Well, if you formatted your PC and simply copied the installation you are missing the registery keys so you can not play.

And about this:

Is there any way to fix this without having to redownload it? I am playing on the retail version.

So, you do not want to download it again?
So you bought it in a shop?

Kind of contradicting I say! I guess you are not a legal customer but you are using a cracked version, right? Just be honest otherwise you can not fix your issues.


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#5 Posted at 2012-08-23 16:56        
     
Nein. I bought it a nuuvem. I'll try running as admin now.

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Did not work.

If you want, I can send you a screeshot proving my purchase at nuuvem. It's like a brazillian steam.


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#6 Posted at 2012-08-23 18:58        
     
Nope, I dont have to see a screenshot. You cant fix your issues without reinstalling anyway and that means re-downloading.
You need those registery keys, not only to play but also to patch and what not.

BTW, this is not retail, this is a digital version :-)

I noticed though they no longer provide Arma 2 & Arma 2: OA for new customers so I hope they still let original customers download their bought versions.


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#7 Posted at 2012-08-23 19:11        
     
I download it with the "nuuvem download manager" but my internet connection doesn't help a bit.

Edit: is there something like a "arma register" thing? I've seen a lot of things on armaholic that helped me get my arma working the way I wanted :)

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#8 Posted at 2012-08-23 19:23        
     
Well, there is no other option than to download it from there.
You could of course also buy the game again from Sprocket or Steam but your location and the location of their download servers will probably also not make you a happy downloader.

Just start the download and go have some fun with friends, drink some beers if you are allowed to do so already, meet some nice girls and than when you come back..........tadaaa.......a fresh Arma installation file.


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Nope, there is no armaregister thing. Do not ask for that, nobody is going to share theirs!
Questions like that often make me decide to stop supporting such posters by answering their questions, keep that in mind!