cuebeeThanks, I have been re-installing the game and then patching, but still nothing. I have tried doing sequential patches (ie: 1.01 then 1.02). Still nothing. Why would the neccessary files/folders be missing or not right, yet the game runs fine without the patch (single player and multiplayer)????????????????:uhm: I think I am going to have to wait for 1.03. I hope I don't need 1.02 for that one to work. Thanks for your help guys
1) DON'T do sequential patching, the first patch is not a good patch, it was replaced by 1.02.
2) When patching, the installer unzips the client and server .zips, patches what it needs to patch, then repacks the files, I suspect that it is in this unpacking and repacking process that the error is happening. Try uninstall, reinstall, then doing the patch 1.02 in Safe Mode, there may be runnng processes that are corrupting the unpack/repack process.
Now if that fails, here is a link to the EA page that has the patch without the installer!
Another issue that has come up regularly is HDD space, the patch will fail unless you have a large amount of free space on the C: drive. According to what I have read the patch actually requires over 3Gb of free space so if yo have less than this it may be causing the problem, and also may explain why some ppl have the probelm and others don't.
Good luck guys.
Thank you so much apacalypse ive been looking for that for a long time, since i was having problems with the patch 1.2 installer.