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I cant get BF1942 to install. It always comes up with some castastrophic failure message. The first time I tried, the installer crashed half way through and then it wouldnt even begin the install after that. So I deleted all the temporary files and the BF1942 directory from the program files and it still gives me the same dumb message. I tried installing it on my laptop and it went just fine.
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System Restore? Try Cleaning the Disc if there any scratches?
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i had a simlar problem with bf2 a while ago, if you're installing it to a place you choose try and install it to the default "C:\\Program Files\\EA GAMES"

if this doesnt work then i don't know.
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post #4 of 11
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Well I do have it installed on my other hard drive (I switched drives when I upgraded to an X1900XT). But if I try to run it off there the single player/LAN will work fine, but if I try to connect to a server it cant find the CD key, so Im assuming it needs to be installed on the boot drive.
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i also had the problem with the CD, but it was when i had it installed on one profile, say "MIKE" and tried to run the game from another, "DAD" it came up with the CD KEY error. Theres a way to fix it which didnt work for me but has worked for others, the CDKEY can be entered in the Registry
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by bicolormoth
i also had the problem with the CD, but it was when i had it installed on one profile, say "MIKE" and tried to run the game from another, "DAD" it came up with the CD KEY error. Theres a way to fix it which didnt work for me but has worked for others, the CDKEY can be entered in the Registry
If someone can tell me where the registry is in the Windows folder so I can copy over the BF1942 CD key entries, Id greatly appreciate it.
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post #7 of 11
i'll have a nosey around in mine, i cant remeber because it was quite a while ago

this any good?

http://battlefield-1942-cd-key-chang...datapicks.com/
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bicolormoth
i'll have a nosey around in mine, i cant remeber because it was quite a while ago

this any good?

http://battlefield-1942-cd-key-chang...datapicks.com/
Thanks man! It works! Now I just have the issue of replacing this worthless Foxconn wireless card. Lag spikes like no other. That Killer NIC is looking pretty tempting right about now...
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post #9 of 11
Glad you sorted it

Do you play Bf2?
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post #10 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bicolormoth
Glad you sorted it

Do you play Bf2?
I do. Just got a little tired of it and wanted to go back to BF1942 for a while.
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