Every single 1.6 patch I download from mirrors via the EA site is corrupt. I had this problem once before and someone gave me a link to a working one but I dunno where that is now.
What can I do, I've been at it for the last 2 days!
get it from www.bf1942files.com
I've already tried that, still no luck. All the servers liste don there give me the same error.
What is the exact error message you are getting swiftyuk.
"The contents of this file cannot be unpacked. The executable you are attempting to run has been corrupted. Please obtain another copy of the file, verify its integrity, and try again"
Interesting. There are other reasons why attempting to run a executable to install a program gives an error, sometime virus or spyware can prevent any executable from installing software to prevent the installation of AV programs. It's just that I find it hard to believe that EVERY single download location is hosting corrupt files, but they could be being corrupted as they are being downloaded to your system. try downloading a smaller mod file and see if that installs ok. Say, this one.
This is only to test that other downloads work ok. If it starts ok just cancel it halfway through, let me know what happens.
Try download 1.5 before 1.6. That will do the trick
The Brothers In Arms patch installs fine.
The 1.5 patch however gives me the same error as before.
Is there any way I can unpack it without using that installer?
No not really unless you can find it zipped.
Doesn't make any difference if it's zipped either. Small files work fine, it's the bigguns that I have probs with.