Problem - Solution
- Bad serial number given in setup - http://forums.bistud...thread-for-help [Edit:] Run OA as administrator first, if you just installed it. [Edit2:] YouTube HowTo
- Bad CD Key / No CD key - Reinstall Operation Arrowhead / Combined Operations. If that doesn't work: http://forums.bistud...y-CD-key-in-use
- CD Key disabled / CD key in use - If you have download a "free hack" you saw on youtube, many of these are just stealing your key and sometimes replace your key with a banned one which will give you Global ban #3065. Read more here: http://www.battleye.com/index.html
Note that these key-stealers might appear in other programs where they offer BattlEye, graphical, performance, etc fixes. Use common sense here and don't willy-nilly download stuff. Download Dayz / six launcher / Dayz commander from the official sites. Mods should be downloaded from respectable community sites like Armaholic or from the BIS forums. Make sure you prurchase the game (not the mod, which is free) from respectable sites. People who sell cheap keys on forums are selling stolen keys.
You are responsible for your own CD-key and if you downloaded something that gave your key to someone else, you're not entitled to a new one. You can try to plead your case here though: http://forums.bistud...y-CD-key-in-use
- A hacker stole my GUID / guessed my CD-key - No he didn't. Just to kill the "I think someone used a key-generator and got my key"-argument: For each letter in the CD key, you can have A-Z and 0-9, meaning 36 possible combinations. Arma has a 24 digit CD key. The math is 36^24=22452257707354600000000000000000000000 combinations or 22 undecillion if you prefer, meaning the odds of a keygen making your key is 1:22 undecillion*. As for GUID, that's a 4-way process that involves BIS' auth-server for CD-keys, your client, the server, and BattlEye. It's calculated as one-way hash several times so it takes an enormous effort to spoof the GUID. Considering the skills involved, I'm sure the few people capable of this will spend their effort more profitable than circumventing a $30-key.
Hope that helped you out. Other solutions are welcome and I'll try to update this post with other solutions.
Edited by Rakrul, 18 October 2012 - 07:29 AM.