I didn't make it!
Hey guys, I just got my new pc yesterday, and today I tried installing my new copy of BF2: Deluxe Edition on it but once it asks me to insert the 2nd CD, I get an error: FileError: D:\data3.cab 23, Retry? I have searched for this problem all over the net and only found a few threads online which didn't seem very helpful at all so far, so I'm relying on some nice people here to help me solve my issue. Do I need to download and install the 1.3 patch before installing all the CD's? I press retry everytime and it has yet to work, and I'm getting really frustrated because I want to play BF2 so bad on my new computer. I know it's not an issue with the hardware I'm running, as people are getting this error all the time apparently with the deluxe version of BF2. Thanks!
Tech is where you'll find me..
13th April 2005
Look over your CD's, make sure that there are no odivious scratches to either the top or bottom of them.
If the install will let you, instal plain BF2 first, then patch it to 1.3, and then install Special Forces. However, I doubt that it will let you do that.
You won't be able to install the 1.3 patch until you've succeivly have installed BF2.
If all else fails, return the game, and buy BF2 and Special Forces seperatley.
I would die without GF
20th May 2002
If it is happening to a lot with the deluxe version then I suggest it may a manufacturing flaw in the disks, a dud batch reached the poor buying public, contact EA and see if they will send a replacement.