Patch 1.03 - Invalid CD Key -1 reply

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Halftanked

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#1 13 years ago

Hey, BF2 has worked sweet for me for all patches apart from the newest one 1.03. Tried patching the game and first the patching failes and then the install wizard says it was successful. Then I go to play on some servers and it says my CD key is invalid. I looked into the log of the installation and it says " Updating ... error ept0009: Invalid Patch File 'C:\DOCUME~1\Family\LOCALS~1\Temp\{735A2124-93E8-4686-856E-63A6816ACF2C}\{F317E784-F31C-4F26-A610-2D7BD89FEC5F}\patch.rtp' Can anyone give some advise? or anyone else with this problem?




Engonge

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#2 13 years ago

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=26725

I also created a topic about this issue but they deleted it for no reason :mad:




Gridley

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#3 13 years ago

The only thing I can think of is to uninstall BF2 and reinstall it. And maybe tring down loading the new patch from somewhere else. Hope this helps.




apocalypse_kid

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#4 13 years ago

This is a known issue. In patch 1.03 the CD Key is encrypted in the registry to stop trojan key stealers, but the encryption is based on the user identity of the person who installed it. So if you have three identities on the computer, Tom, Dick and Harry, and Tom logs in and installs the patch, neither Dick or Harry will be able to play BF2 if they log into their identities, only if they log into Tom's identity. Does that help?

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#5 13 years ago

Thanks for the advice guys. I don't see how reinstalling would make anything different so i'm not prepared to try that yet. I have downloaded the patch from 2 places, one from this site and both have the same patching problem and cd key issue. I have read that article but that doesn't really apply to me as I have only the ONE windows account that we all use. I have installed it onto windows account x and try to update/play under the same account. Seems like it may be a tottally seperate problem than this in my view. If anyone hears anything new about it your advice would be much appreciated! :bows:




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#6 13 years ago

Sweeet! sorted. I tried everything that EA reccomended then decided to reinstall. Patch/game and new map works perfect now. Thanks for the advice. I found this page about the problem from EA here. cheers guys! :nodding: http://support.ea.com/cgi-bin/ea.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=10959&p_created=1128535424&p_sid=TBs3_nRh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MSZwX3Byb2RzPTcsMTAwMyZwX2NhdHM9JnBfcHY9Mi4xMDAzJnBfY3Y9JnBfcGFnZT0xJnBfc2VhcmNoX3RleHQ9MS4wMyBQYXRjaCA9IEludmFsaWQgY2Qga2V5&p_li=&p_topview=1




Kuba17

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#7 13 years ago

Yeah im having the same problem exept ive re-installed twice and re patched like 8 times and re did the cd key thing like 50 times and it STILL doesnt work for me. Whenever the game loadsu p it says "CD Key Invalid" and lets me play SP but not connect to MP Servers




[SYN] hydraSlav

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#8 13 years ago

Fooking game, all i did was change my account password, a sound and common security practice, which according to genious programmers at Dice/EA apparently never happens in real life, or they simply didn't think (as usual, refer to ranks screw-up) about the consequences of their "good intentions".

The above didn't help, had to do a clean reinstall

For crying out loud, i can deal with absolutely arcade crap and flying soldiers (it's their game, they wanted it that way), i can deal with ranks going up and down (again, it's their system, they designed it as they see fit), but this CD-key user-specific encryption? After this you really gotta ask the question:

Is there anyone at EA QA department with an intellect above that of a monkey?! p.s. on a positive note: Wooot, the forums are back working correctly, finally. Ohhh... my edit button... how much i missed you




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#9 13 years ago

hey all , yeh this is really pissing me off i have the same problem and i tryed everything including installing it on another windows session , what i don't understand is that i actually played it 2 times on that 1.03 version (after doing different things such as re-entering key, changing key in registry ,re-checking cdkeycheck.exe ) and then now i can't play anymore it won't fix it(meaning i tryed different tricks again), i hope there will be a helpful fix soon because it's crazy , them patches are real crap ->first error during install,then it was'nt booting(after installing1.03) i had to find the appropriate drivers (77.77 are the ones working ..[for those who use Nvidia of course , personally N6600 PCI-E]) and then when you think you're done with such problems , no there is that damn cd-key encrypting bug screwing up all .




pcgamer414

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#10 13 years ago

bf2error2ou.th.jpg

Heres the same error im getting after installing patch 1.03.

Ok I just tryed that BF2_Code.exe thing and it didn't help. Any suggestions? I really don't want to uninstall.




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