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#1 10 years ago

hi I recently decided (after discovering the S.E.E mod) to reinstall bfme2. However, when I tried to install, it reached 78% and came up with: "A problem occurred when trying to transfer the file 'D:\data\movies\CS52.vp6' from the media" I told it to retry, but it kept coming up with the same error. I cleaned the disk, turned off AVG's resident shield (but I can't work out how to turn off the antivirus) and finished some downloads I had running. I tried again, but the same error came up. Expecting that I would need a new cd, I browsed the internet, one source said to keep pressing retry, which probably won't work, but I'm trying anyway, without much luck. Any other ideas, or should I buy a new copy?




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#2 10 years ago

I just Googled for some possible solution, but I didn't find anything really helpfull. Pretty much everyone are suggesting the same thing - clean the CD. Since you've already tried that and it didn't help, all I can say to you is to check CD for scracthes. Also, don't run any other application (Media Player, iTunes, MSN, Xfire, etc.) in the background while attempting to install. Reboot computer before installing to free up as much system resources as possible and don't connect to the Internet. Say, what OS do you have? XP or Vista?




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#3 10 years ago

xp. I think I'll have to buy a new copy. Luckily amazon has it on offer.




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#4 10 years ago

If you can get your hands on some other computer, try installing the game there. Perhaps your CD/DVD drive optical lense is dirty and is having problems reading the CD, especially if the CD itself isn't in a perfect condition. I had something else in mind, but it would only apply if you had Vista. XP is fine.




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#5 10 years ago

no, I've tried it on another computer, but it still doesn't work. thanks for trying though.




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#6 10 years ago

You're welcome. I wish I could do something to help you, though. :(




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#7 10 years ago

I had this problem with my Battlefront 2 CD, I cleaned the CD but it had scratches all around the outside, just try re-inserting the CD in different positions to where it's going to go in, that's what I did and it thankfully re-installed after about half an hour or re-inserting.




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#8 10 years ago

ok, I'll try that. What's really annoying me is that I'll probably have to buy a new cd because of one movie file. I probably won't even be playing the campaign, yet it won't install because of that. Anyone know if it's possible to make it not try to install that file?




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#9 10 years ago

I don't think it's possible to tell the installer which files to or not to install. All files are there for a reason and game wouldn't work properly or not work at all if any file is missing. Sure, certain files are not needed to run the game (Readme file, for example) and are there for other reasons. I don't have this game, so I don't know where that movie file belongs and how important it is. Judging by it's extension, I'd say it's an in-game video file, so even if you could install the game without it, the game would most likely freeze or crash when it gets to the part where that video is supposed to be played. I could be wrong, ofcourse. Sometimes, in some games, the installer gives you an option to skip the file that can't be installed for some reason. I assume you're not getting that option. If you could somehow tell the installer to skip that file, perhaps you could copy it manually when the installation completes.




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#10 10 years ago

no, it won't let me skip.




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