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#1 DaMufinMan

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:09 AM

Whenever I choose a server for DayZ it does the 10 little check boxes or whatever then itll open the game. It goes as normal and says "Wait a moment..." under that picture of tanks. Then the screen goes black for about half a second and then the game closes. After it closes a message pops up saying:
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Sorry about the bad quality but it says "ArmA 2 OA" at the top and "Bad serial number given in Setup" in the box. I checked alot of the other troubleshooting topics and didnt seem to find anything. Anyone know what the problem is?

Thanks in advance.
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#2 Hakultair

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:15 AM

Did you get the game trough steam? If so, run Arma II: OA trough steam once before running Day Z.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

edit: delete :o

Edited by rinsa, 13 July 2012 - 11:23 AM.


#4 DaMufinMan

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

Thanks hakultair but I figured it out :)
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:36 PM

@DaMufinMan What did you do to get it to work ?

#6 ToySolldiiier

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:47 AM

how did you get it to work??

#7 MrPoweredByRedstone

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:46 PM

Thanks hakultair but I figured it out :)

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:56 PM

Yea, please share how you got it to work. My copy is through Steam and suddenly I get the same message

EDIT: Do what Hakultair says. I've just launched Arma II: Operation Arrowhead to the main menu, exited and successfully joined a Day Z server. This worked for me :)

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#9 dragonx2x

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:56 PM

OK, I fixed this problem....what a bitch it was to, to figure it out...

Step 1: Go to Start>RUN

Step 2: Type "regedit" & hit enter

Step 3: Right click on "HKEY_Local_Machine" select find and search for "wow6432node"

Step 4: Right click on "wow6432node" select find and search for "Bohemia Interactive Studio"

Step 5: Expand the "Bohemia Interactive Studio" folder and you will see "Arma 2" & "ArmA 2 OA" folders.

Step 6: Right click on the "ArmA 2 OA folder and rename to whatever, put a "1" at the end. Just so its different than what is originally was.

Step 7: Right click on "Bohemia Interactive Studio" folder Select New>Key

Step 8: Rename folder created to "ArmA 2 OA"

Step 9: Right click on the new folder created and select New>Binary Value

Step 10: Rename the new file created to "KEY"

Step 11: Download Key Changer at http:www.cng-concepts.net/files/arma2oa_keychanger.rar

Step 12: Run the .exe downloaded and enter your CD key with no dashes. You can find your Steam CD key by right clicking on ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead in the steam library>View CD key

Step 13: After you enter your CD key hit enter 2x, until it closes.

Congrats, your fixed....
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:40 AM

OK, I fixed this problem....what a bitch it was to, to figure it out...

Step 1: Go to Start>RUN

Step 2: Type "regedit" & hit enter

Step 3: Right click on "HKEY_Local_Machine" select find and search for "wow6432node"

Step 4: Right click on "wow6432node" select find and search for "Bohemia Interactive Studio"

Step 5: Expand the "Bohemia Interactive Studio" folder and you will see "Arma 2" & "ArmA 2 OA" folders.

Step 6: Right click on the "ArmA 2 OA folder and rename to whatever, put a "1" at the end. Just so its different than what is originally was.

Step 7: Right click on "Bohemia Interactive Studio" folder Select New>Key

Step 8: Rename folder created to "ArmA 2 OA"

Step 9: Right click on the new folder created and select New>Binary Value

Step 10: Rename the new file created to "KEY"

Step 11: Download Key Changer at http:www.cng-concepts.net/files/arma2oa_keychanger.rar

Step 12: Run the .exe downloaded and enter your CD key with no dashes. You can find your Steam CD key by right clicking on ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead in the steam library>View CD key

Step 13: After you enter your CD key hit enter 2x, until it closes.

Congrats, your fixed....



THIS WORKS!!!!! THANKYOU!!!


#11 Evolva

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:30 AM

I couldn't do step 12 because when i go to steam/library/arma2 properties/view cd key i get an "Error comunicating with the key server" or something along these lines.

This way i can't get my cd key thus making it impossible to change it with the key changer.

Any ideas?

#12 GrandMasterAssassin

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:42 AM

Hey dragon this doesn't work I'd did this process to the letter and it still doesn't work... What do I do !?!?!!?
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

Hey Dragon,

I can't rename my ArmA 2 OA folder that already exists. I can't delete it either.
So, I don't know what to do?
I ran the Registry Editor as admin but still nothing.
I think this may solve my problem but I can't continue on because of this Error with the Registry Editor.

Please Help.

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#14 Beefaroni

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:25 AM

Hey, whenever i try to play ARMA 2 OA for the first time it says "bad serial number given in setup" what do i do?!??!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

Read the sticky

#16 devilsdic

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:58 AM

This is very disappointing. I smashed the piggy bank to build my first computer and paid $30 for Arma 2 and now I can't even play DayZ. Not to be melodramatic, but I was willing to go a long way just to play this game I've been hearing about. I've watched so many videos and I can finally run it myself.

The registry fix was the first thing I did and followed all steps perfectly (although it only let me hit enter once). Then I came here and saw run as Administrator.

Well for whatever reason Windows 8 won't let me do that. I tried creating a custom shortcut with admin priveleges but that doesn't seem to work either.

Was I supposed to do that before I installed the mod folders? Maybe I will try that.





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