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Invalid CD-Key

LittleWoona
CA Enlisted: 2012-03-28
2012-11-07 04:16
You guys need an admin in here.

Or go here: https://help.ea.com/ [help.ea.com]
Yes, I like a show with colourful marshmallow ponies. Deal with it.
DemizE_09
IN Enlisted: 2012-01-27
2012-11-07 06:15
yeah it Wrorking...
Kiysey
Enlisted: 2012-01-18
2012-11-07 06:19
My game just freezes before starting up! It says bf1942 has stopped working, but sometimes whimsically the game runs and runs smooth and am being able to play online also, just cant turn on Punkbuster as it asks for a latest patch.
YouOwnedMe
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2012-11-07 08:02
ZekeSVK said:
but where do i put???? in game?

C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 1942\eReg
Killall42
Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-11-07 10:17
my key don't bloody work can not type letters in only numbers WTF
iplikator333
Enlisted: 2012-10-17
2012-11-07 11:06
Reegad said:
Try this:

1. Click start menu, type regedit in the search field (or hit windows+r if you do not have vista/7)

2. Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Origin\Battlefield 1942\ergc (FOR 64bit OS)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Origin\Battlefield 1942\ergc (FOR 32bit OS)

3. On the right side you should see a "registry key" named default, double-click it.

4. Type in your product key (both numbers and letters accepted)
(to find your product key, right click battlefield 1942 in origin, game information/detail, and you should see your product key)

5. Click ok, try launching battlefield 1942 again.







THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!
El-Neko
US Enlisted: 2011-12-27
2012-11-07 12:13
Thank you Ston3Cold for the guide took me a while to understand it but I got it after few trial and errors.
Wildlife_x
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-11-07 12:35
Nice :-) worked great
NeoLexoi
BE Enlisted: 2012-02-22
2012-11-07 13:23
I've got the same problem.
Lol, even after 10 years DICE can't repair their shit.
DIRTdriv3r
FR Enlisted: 2012-06-25
2012-11-07 15:33
how to do on win xp ??
Holo
Ekcit3
SE Enlisted: 2012-01-27
2012-11-07 15:46
Doesn't work for me... :(
D1AREA
RU Enlisted: 2011-11-27
2012-11-07 16:20
Fu....G - DICE
drsqueggy
Enlisted: 2012-07-26
2012-11-07 17:49 , edited 2012-11-07 18:05 by drsqueggy
I'm running Windows 8, I've just installed the game and booted it up and get the same invalid cd key error. I've looked in the registry under:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Origin\Battlefield 1942\ergc

There is no information in there at all! How can I manually add the key/string/whatever it is?
THEICETEA
Enlisted: 2011-11-03
2012-11-07 18:10
i´ve done it 3 times, step by step but it doesnt work for me! now deinstall and reloading and hopefull it works now!
drsqueggy
Enlisted: 2012-07-26
2012-11-07 18:15
Ok!! I got mine working! I followed the instructions earlier on in this thread. Most people didn't have the string:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Origin\Battlefield 1942\ergc

but I actually had it in there was just missing the key, I added the key and bingo it worked! Now I just need to figure out how to change the resolution from 800x600 to something a bit more suitable, when I try to change it in the ingame menu nothing seems to happen.
DIRTdriv3r
FR Enlisted: 2012-06-25
2012-11-07 22:42
mailliW2 said:
how to do on win xp ??


help ..
Holo
CrazyJesus101
GB Enlisted: 2011-11-02
2012-11-07 22:44
1) Click start menu, type regedit in the search field (or hit windows+r if you do not have vista/7)

2) Navigate to the following section(s) depending on your OS,

For those of you that don't have an Origin folder located in either of these two locations:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Origin\Battlefield 1942\ergc (FOR 64bit OS)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Origin\Battlefield 1942\ergc (FOR 32bit OS)

3) You need to create it yourself. I have Win 7 x64, so I made an Origin folder (also known as a "key" in the registry) under Electronic Arts.
To create this "folder", right-click on Electronic Arts and then choose "New" and then "Key". Now it should allow you to give it a name, rename it as Origin.

4) Next, right-click on the Origin "key" you just made and again pick "New" and then"Key". Give this new key a name of Battlefield 1942.

5) Next, right-click on the Battlefield 1942 "key" you just made and again pick "New" and then "Key". Give this new key a name of ergc

6) Next, click on the ergc "key" , on the right hand side you'll see it has a string value called "Default". Right-click it and then choose "Modify".

Now you need to copy your product key from Origin and paste it as the new modified value.

To find your product key, right click Battlefield 1942 in Origin, then choose Game information/detail, and you should see your product key (listed on the right hand side)

7) You do NOT need to include spaces, just copy and paste the key and click on "Ok".

Now you can close the registry editor, run your game and you should be able to connect to any server.
Meow Kapow
Poohunterr
Enlisted: 2012-03-17
2012-11-08 02:19
Ston3Cold said:
Reegad said:
Try this:

1. Click start menu, type regedit in the search field (or hit windows+r if you do not have vista/7)

2. Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Origin\Battlefield 1942\ergc (FOR 64bit OS)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Origin\Battlefield 1942\ergc (FOR 32bit OS)

3. On the right side you should see a "registry key" named default, double-click it.

4. Type in your product key (both numbers and letters accepted)
(to find your product key, right click battlefield 1942 in origin, game information/detail, and you should see your product key)

5. Click ok, try launching battlefield 1942 again.
Ok, I finally got mine working !

1) Click start menu, type regedit in the search field (or hit windows+r if you do not have vista/7)

2) Navigate to the following section(s) depending on your OS,

For those of you that don't have an Origin folder located in either of these two locations:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Origin\Battlefield 1942\ergc (FOR 64bit OS)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Origin\Battlefield 1942\ergc (FOR 32bit OS)

3) You need to create it yourself. I have Win 7 x64, so I made an Origin folder (also known as a "key" in the registry) under Electronic Arts.
To create this "folder", right-click on Electronic Arts and then choose "New" and then "Key". Now it should allow you to give it a name, rename it as Origin.

4) Next, right-click on the Origin "key" you just made and again pick "New" and then"Key". Give this new key a name of Battlefield 1942.

5) Next, right-click on the Battlefield 1942 "key" you just made and again pick "New" and then "Key". Give this new key a name of ergc

6) Next, click on the ergc "key" , on the right hand side you'll see it has a string value called "Default". Right-click it and then choose "Modify".

Now you need to copy your product key from Origin and paste it as the new modified value.

To find your product key, right click Battlefield 1942 in Origin, then choose Game information/detail, and you should see your product key (listed on the right hand side)

7) You do NOT need to include spaces, just copy and paste the key and click on "Ok".

Now you can close the registry editor, run your game and you should be able to connect to any server. I managed to connect to my dedicated server at last after I did this !

Hope it helps you guys :-)


And to think that we have to come here instead of EA fixing this shit. As always, nice service EA. Thanks Stone cold.
-snom-
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-11-08 04:54
THANKS WORKED!
DIRTdriv3r
FR Enlisted: 2012-06-25
2012-11-08 06:09
mailliW2 said:
mailliW2 said:
how to do on win xp ??
help ..


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Holo
 
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