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#1 zatic13

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:25 PM

I recently purchased arma 2 combined operations on steam so i could play the dayz mod at first i couldnt launch arrowhead so i decided to go ahead and still try to install the mod. i perferred to do the manual install because i just dont like auto install but when i boot up the game it comes to th bohemia interactive logo then crashes and says bad serial number given in setup. Please help I want to play day z really bad.

#2 Obsolescence

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:42 PM

Try verifying your files if bought through steam. run steam as administrator. Run A2OA without launching DayZ. Try again. Hope this helps.
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#3 BlackContinuum

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:14 AM

Its doing the same thing to me, i did what you said but it still doesnt work is there any other way to fix it?

#4 EndlessNight

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

I had the same issue, try restarting your PC
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#5 BlackContinuum

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:03 AM

Wow that actually worked .. thanks man

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:14 PM

I recently purchased arma 2 combined operations on steam so i could play the dayz mod at first i couldnt launch arrowhead so i decided to go ahead and still try to install the mod. i perferred to do the manual install because i just dont like auto install but when i boot up the game it comes to th bohemia interactive logo then crashes and says bad serial number given in setup. Please help I want to play day z really bad.


I think you need to run ArmaII and ArmaII OA at least once before you play DayZ.

Should fix it, try and let us know.


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#7 Amuse

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:39 PM

run as admin

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#8 50cj5

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:30 PM

Okay i really need help
i bought arma 2 CO and everytime i try to run DayZ it says bad serial number given
everyone says to just run as administartor and run arma 2 and arma 2 arrowhead but they wont launch
i have done both of the cache file things multiple times and i have turned off my computer and restarted but i think i need to run arma 2 before i can play Dayz but as i said it just wont launch plz help me!!!
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#9 StonedMonkey

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:03 PM

You need to run Steam and the game (Arma 2 first the CO) as Admin then it will work.

#10 rejectmexican

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:46 AM

Okay i really need help
i bought arma 2 CO and everytime i try to run DayZ it says bad serial number given
everyone says to just run as administartor and run arma 2 and arma 2 arrowhead but they wont launch
i have done both of the cache file things multiple times and i have turned off my computer and restarted but i think i need to run arma 2 before i can play Dayz but as i said it just wont launch plz help me!!!

Same thing is happening to me, hell I rebought Arma CO and I still can't play!





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