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nectros

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#1 15 years ago

Just wondering if anyone is having the same prob as me......I go to add the coral sea map and it(the patcher) says I don't have BF42 installed.....when I installed the game I changed it to "an other thasn default" directory.... could that be it?




apocalypse_kid

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#2 15 years ago

Hi nectros,

It almost certainly is a problem with the directory setup for BF1942. What has happened is that the registry and the installed location of BF1942 no longer match.

Start up regedit and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/EA GAMES/Battlefield 1942/

Once there you should see a key called GAMEDIR, this should match the installed location of your game, if not adjust it so it does match.

Alternatively you can uninstall and reinstall it which should fix up your problem.

Good Luck

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nectros

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#3 15 years ago

nope that didn't work.....It doesn't say anwhere where it's installed to. Everything listed in the reg that has anything to do with BF42 doesn't have a "GAMEDIR" value listed......




apocalypse_kid

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#4 15 years ago

Then that's the problem, you will need to add the key to the above location otherwise the patches won't know where to put the files and will refuse to install.

Go the the location mentioned in my last post and right click your mouse in the right window where all the keys are. You will get a menu, fromt he menu select "add a string value" and call it GAMEDIR. Once you have created the string value click on it and add the line<

e:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942 (naturally adjust it to your installed location. When you have finished it should look like this.

reg.jpg

Good Luck

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#5 15 years ago

I opened EA games folder and i got an error message ir read this: "Cannot open ea games: error while opening key." i dont know what this means what should i do?