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baggs
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+732|5330
I've been banned from so many EU servers now it's becoming a joke, some i deserved, some i didn't. And now when i come to play BF2 with some friends i can't get on half the servers....so i bought a new copy of BF2 (i actually bought the deluxe version for £9.99). I heard you can just change the CD key on my current installation to the new CD key i bought today.

Can anyone explain how?

Also, the other thing to do is just install from fresh (including all the expansions i probably won't play) and just log in with my account details i use on my current BF2 right?
Cyrax-Sektor
Official Battlefield fanboy
+240|5274|San Antonio, Texas
There's one sure fire way to change your current BF2 installation's CD key, and that is via registry.

Open Run, which can be found in Accessories for Vista users, type in regedit.

A big window should pop up that edits the registry. Careful here, one wrong click can be a doozy! :x


Browse to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 2\ergc" and highlight "ergc" in the left pane. Look at the encrypted key in the right pane (long string) next to "(Default)".  If it does NOT begin with "x9392", continue on to step 3.

Right click (or double click) on "(Default)" in the right pane, select "Modify" from the context menu, type "x9392" at the beginning of the "Value data" then add your new BF2 key and click "ok".

It should work. I've done this numerous times, and the registry way always works. There's also the Battlefield 2_code.exe program in the Prog Files BF2 support folder, but sometimes it doesn't keep the key in registry, so it comes up with invalid CD key when trying to play.

"After re-entering your CDKEY you must then reapply the latest patch in order for it to be encrypted into the registry." They say if you use that program and patch however, it will stick in the registry. Completely forgot about that. So you may not need to work with the registry, just try the program located here:

DRIVE:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield 2\Support\Battlefield 2_code.exe

Last edited by Cyrax-Sektor (2009-02-08 08:37:45)

ceslayer23
IN YOUR MIRROR
+142|5487|CLOSER THAN I APPEAR

Cyrax-Sektor wrote:

There's one sure fire way to change your current BF2 installation's CD key, and that is via registry.

Open Run, which can be found in Accessories for Vista users, type in regedit.

A big window should pop up that edits the registry. Careful here, one wrong click can be a doozy! :x


Browse to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 2\ergc" and highlight "ergc" in the left pane. Look at the encrypted key in the right pane (long string) next to "(Default)".  If it does NOT begin with "x9392", continue on to step 3.

Right click (or double click) on "(Default)" in the right pane, select "Modify" from the context menu, type "x9392" at the beginning of the "Value data" then add your new BF2 key and click "ok".

It should work. I've done this numerous times, and the registry way always works. There's also the Battlefield 2_code.exe program in the Prog Files BF2 support folder, but sometimes it doesn't keep the key in registry, so it comes up with invalid CD key when trying to play.

"After re-entering your CDKEY you must then reapply the latest patch in order for it to be encrypted into the registry." They say if you use that program and patch however, it will stick in the registry. Completely forgot about that. So you may not need to work with the registry, just try the program located here:

DRIVE:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield 2\Support\Battlefield 2_code.exe
this works, ive done it before
Oisín | Irishpride
Banned
+118|4720|Dublin, Ireland

Cyrax-Sektor wrote:

There's one sure fire way to change your current BF2 installation's CD key, and that is via registry.

Open Run, which can be found in Accessories for Vista users, type in regedit.

A big window should pop up that edits the registry. Careful here, one wrong click can be a doozy! :x


Browse to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 2\ergc" and highlight "ergc" in the left pane. Look at the encrypted key in the right pane (long string) next to "(Default)".  If it does NOT begin with "x9392", continue on to step 3.

Right click (or double click) on "(Default)" in the right pane, select "Modify" from the context menu, type "x9392" at the beginning of the "Value data" then add your new BF2 key and click "ok".

It should work. I've done this numerous times, and the registry way always works. There's also the Battlefield 2_code.exe program in the Prog Files BF2 support folder, but sometimes it doesn't keep the key in registry, so it comes up with invalid CD key when trying to play.

"After re-entering your CDKEY you must then reapply the latest patch in order for it to be encrypted into the registry." They say if you use that program and patch however, it will stick in the registry. Completely forgot about that. So you may not need to work with the registry, just try the program located here:

DRIVE:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield 2\Support\Battlefield 2_code.exe
I'm also banned a fuck lot from too many servers, but I find this too confusing to follow.

Can you please tell me this step by step please

1:

2:

ect...
baggs
Member
+732|5330

Cyrax-Sektor wrote:

There's also the Battlefield 2_code.exe program in the Prog Files BF2 support folder, but sometimes it doesn't keep the key in registry, so it comes up with invalid CD key when trying to play.

"After re-entering your CDKEY you must then reapply the latest patch in order for it to be encrypted into the registry." They say if you use that program and patch however, it will stick in the registry. Completely forgot about that. So you may not need to work with the registry, just try the program located here:

DRIVE:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield 2\Support\Battlefield 2_code.exe
I used the above and it appears to have worked, tho it errored the first time but i think i fucked up entering my new CD key, but it patched ok second time round.

So as Cyrax (i love you btw) says, navigate to <insert drive name here>\Programme Files\EA Games\Battlefield 2\Support\Battlefield 2_code.exe and enter in your new CD key as if you was doing a new installation and click next. Then re-patch with 1.41.

Joy
Cyrax-Sektor
Official Battlefield fanboy
+240|5274|San Antonio, Texas

Oisín | Irishpride wrote:

Can you please tell me this step by step please
I am using Vista 32. Depending on which version of Windows you're using, there'll be slight differences to finding the necessary programs needed.

1. Click the Windows Start button or rectangle (XP).

2. Click All Programs or whichever text it is for XP.

3. Click Accessories folder, which should be the very first of the folders, usually up top below those "necessary" programs like IE, Outlook, MSN.

4. On Vista, there should be Run, icon is a blue blurring window thingy. On XP, it might be a plain little window for the icon. Click on this program.

5. A new little window should pop up, with a white bar you can type in; three buttons, OK, Cancel, Browse... Both OS should have the same setup.

6. In the white bar, type in regedit

7. The registry editor window will pop up. Careful here, one wrong click and something may go wrong. I trust most users aren't click happy tho.

8. Lots of stuff to click on here. I'll get a picture pointing you where to go >>> http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w147 … ditbf2.jpg

9. Click on (Default). http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w147 … 2part2.jpg

10. Clear the white box that will open after clicking (Default).

11. Add x93929 to the white box.

12. Type in BF2 CD key after x93929, no space between key and x93929. So it'd look like x93929xxxxxxxxx

13. Click OK to seal the deal.

14. Close Registry Editor.

15. Play and enjoy.

Last edited by Cyrax-Sektor (2009-02-08 10:48:07)

globefish23
sophisticated slacker
+334|5449|Graz, Austria
Why bother with all the registry editing, when EA delivered a tool for it?
(Also for SF in a similar folder, but I don't know how keys are handled with the deluxe edition.)
DUnlimited
got any popo lolo intersting?
+1,160|5589|cuntshitlake

k now add me on xfire so we can play
main battle tank karthus medikopter 117 megamegapowershot gg
ceslayer23
IN YOUR MIRROR
+142|5487|CLOSER THAN I APPEAR

globefish23 wrote:

Why bother with all the registry editing, when EA delivered a tool for it?
(Also for SF in a similar folder, but I don't know how keys are handled with the deluxe edition.)
i tried that before and it didnt work for me
Cyrax-Sektor
Official Battlefield fanboy
+240|5274|San Antonio, Texas

ceslayer23 wrote:

globefish23 wrote:

Why bother with all the registry editing, when EA delivered a tool for it?
(Also for SF in a similar folder, but I don't know how keys are handled with the deluxe edition.)
i tried that before and it didnt work for me
Same for me, and I have the Complete Collection DVD with SF. Tried that tool to fix my problem, but even after repatching, it still didn't work. Regedit was the only way for getting my SF to work on Vista.
Oisín | Irishpride
Banned
+118|4720|Dublin, Ireland

Cyrax-Sektor wrote:

Oisín | Irishpride wrote:

Can you please tell me this step by step please
I am using Vista 32. Depending on which version of Windows you're using, there'll be slight differences to finding the necessary programs needed.

1. Click the Windows Start button or rectangle (XP).

2. Click All Programs or whichever text it is for XP.

3. Click Accessories folder, which should be the very first of the folders, usually up top below those "necessary" programs like IE, Outlook, MSN.

4. On Vista, there should be Run, icon is a blue blurring window thingy. On XP, it might be a plain little window for the icon. Click on this program.

5. A new little window should pop up, with a white bar you can type in; three buttons, OK, Cancel, Browse... Both OS should have the same setup.

6. In the white bar, type in regedit

7. The registry editor window will pop up. Careful here, one wrong click and something may go wrong. I trust most users aren't click happy tho.

8. Lots of stuff to click on here. I'll get a picture pointing you where to go >>> http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w147 … ditbf2.jpg

9. Click on (Default). http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w147 … 2part2.jpg

10. Clear the white box that will open after clicking (Default).

11. Add x93929 to the white box.

12. Type in BF2 CD key after x93929, no space between key and x93929. So it'd look like x93929xxxxxxxxx

13. Click OK to seal the deal.

14. Close Registry Editor.

15. Play and enjoy.
Lel, I still managed to fuck it up. Shit

/Complete reinstall.
Oisín | Irishpride
Banned
+118|4720|Dublin, Ireland
O shit, I fucked it up real bad...

Images coming, nerds needed plox.
JoshP
Banned
+176|4815|Notts, UK
you massive nub irish

lolol
Oisín | Irishpride
Banned
+118|4720|Dublin, Ireland

JoshP wrote:

you massive nub irish

lolol
I know, I don't know shit about the computers themselves and how they work, but I know alot about BF2

I is fail, to the maximum.

Images coming
Oisín | Irishpride
Banned
+118|4720|Dublin, Ireland
Think I got it fixed, 1 sec.
Oisín | Irishpride
Banned
+118|4720|Dublin, Ireland
I am here:

https://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u288/Irishpride2/2help.jpg

What do I do?
JoshP
Banned
+176|4815|Notts, UK
[22:14] #Irishpride™<3: yo
[22:14] #Irishpride™<3: help me plz
[22:19] ! Josh™ <3: lol u got me while i was makin coffee
[22:19] ! Josh™ <3: wats up?
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: cock
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: editing
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: my cd key
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: so am unbanned
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: Im here:L
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: http://forums.bf2s.com/viewtopic.php?pi … 6#p2503536
[22:19] ! Josh™ <3: you did try and change it
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: the fuck do I do/
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: ye
[22:19] ! Josh™ <3: to a second legit key rite
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: and failed
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: then i tried to join server
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: and it said CD key invaklid
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: so I reinstalled
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: repatched
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: ect
[22:20] ! Josh™ <3: cos i bet
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: no
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: I just want to change my key so its not the current one
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: any key
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: I just want to change it
[22:20] ! Josh™ <3: OMG LOL SRSLY
[22:20] ! Josh™ <3: OMG LOL SRSLY
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: so Im unbanned
[22:20] ! Josh™ <3: u need a legit key
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: I got a legit key
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: my one atm
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: cant I like swap em no?
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: you're banned from all the servers rite, thats done based on your original key
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: yes
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: if you want to be unbanned, you need to change the key to another legit one
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: that works
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: can i change my original key no?
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: so you're saying you have 2 legit keys, rite?
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: no
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: I got 1 key
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: facepalm.jpg
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: the 1 I got since Day 1
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: mate
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: and its legit
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: lol
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: stuf.
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: Im nub
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: you need 2 keys
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: @ PC
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3:
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: kay
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: LOLOL
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: ps
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: i'm posting this
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: everywhere
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: D:
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3: k, gogo fggt
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3:  /fail much?
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: k lulz
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: ya fail
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: um
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: now you need to
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: well
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3:  /care, cuz I pwn u @ Bf2, post that too <3
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: delete all registry keys to do with bf2
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3: no
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3: fuck it
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: shutup i can't aim i have bad vision lulz
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3: its fine/
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: you can play rite?
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3: yh
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3: now I can
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: k lulz

LOLFAIL

<3
Sidsnot
Banned
+93|4688|Stoke, England

JoshP wrote:

[22:14] #Irishpride™<3: yo
[22:14] #Irishpride™<3: help me plz
[22:19] ! Josh™ <3: lol u got me while i was makin coffee
[22:19] ! Josh™ <3: wats up?
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: cock
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: editing
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: my cd key
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: so am unbanned
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: Im here:L
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: http://forums.bf2s.com/viewtopic.php?pi … 6#p2503536
[22:19] ! Josh™ <3: you did try and change it
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: the fuck do I do/
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: ye
[22:19] ! Josh™ <3: to a second legit key rite
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: and failed
[22:19] #Irishpride™<3: then i tried to join server
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: and it said CD key invaklid
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: so I reinstalled
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: repatched
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: ect
[22:20] ! Josh™ <3: cos i bet
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: no
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: I just want to change my key so its not the current one
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: any key
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: I just want to change it
[22:20] ! Josh™ <3: OMG LOL SRSLY
[22:20] ! Josh™ <3: OMG LOL SRSLY
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: so Im unbanned
[22:20] ! Josh™ <3: u need a legit key
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: I got a legit key
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: my one atm
[22:20] #Irishpride™<3: cant I like swap em no?
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: you're banned from all the servers rite, thats done based on your original key
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: yes
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: if you want to be unbanned, you need to change the key to another legit one
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: that works
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: can i change my original key no?
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: so you're saying you have 2 legit keys, rite?
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: no
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: I got 1 key
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: facepalm.jpg
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: the 1 I got since Day 1
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: mate
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: and its legit
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: lol
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: stuf.
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: Im nub
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: you need 2 keys
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: @ PC
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3:
[22:21] #Irishpride™<3: kay
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: LOLOL
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: ps
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: i'm posting this
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: everywhere
[22:21] ! Josh™ <3: D:
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3: k, gogo fggt
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3:  /fail much?
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: k lulz
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: ya fail
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: um
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: now you need to
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: well
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3:  /care, cuz I pwn u @ Bf2, post that too <3
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: delete all registry keys to do with bf2
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3: no
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3: fuck it
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: shutup i can't aim i have bad vision lulz
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3: its fine/
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: you can play rite?
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3: yh
[22:22] #Irishpride™<3: now I can
[22:22] ! Josh™ <3: k lulz

LOLFAIL

<3
haha
Oisín | Irishpride
Banned
+118|4720|Dublin, Ireland
kay.
benetti32
Member
+3|4932|Czech Republic
There's an utility called Battlefield CD Key Manager which allows you to save/change and encrypt BF2/142 key in registry (so you don't need to use a whole patch if you want to keep your CD-Key protected). This tool is from pbbans.com so its safe...Battlefield CD Key Manager
globefish23
sophisticated slacker
+334|5449|Graz, Austria

benetti32 wrote:

There's an utility called Battlefield CD Key Manager which allows you to save/change and encrypt BF2/142 key in registry (so you don't need to use a whole patch if you want to keep your CD-Key protected). This tool is from pbbans.com so its safe...Battlefield CD Key Manager
Safe, huh?
Why is the one from your link hosted on Rapidshare then?
Infected with a worm that sends CD keys back to the author, perhaps?

I wouldn't trust such programs.
benetti32
Member
+3|4932|Czech Republic

globefish23 wrote:

Why is the one from your link hosted on Rapidshare then?
Because only registered users can download it from pbbans, so i reuploaded it on rapid. But they are both the same, you can compare their CRC's .
JoshP
Banned
+176|4815|Notts, UK

benetti32 wrote:

globefish23 wrote:

Why is the one from your link hosted on Rapidshare then?
Because only registered users can download it from pbbans, so i reuploaded it on rapid. But they are both the same, you can compare their CRC's .
lol @ PBB bans providing a tool which is probably only used to get around bans
signa
~~~~~
+50|5854|Michigan, USA
This should work.

Fix for invalid CD Key (or enter new key).

First look in your battlefield 2 support folder and start
Battlefield 2_code.exe to reenter you Key

Then

1. Start the patch program again (1.41 patch) (no this is not a reinstall - keep reading)
2. Select your language
3. At the "welcome-screen", do not proceed!.
4. Keep the patch-window open and go to your start menu, select "run".
5. Enter %temp%
6. Search for BF2CDKeyCheck.exe
7. Double click BF2CDKeyCheck.exe
8. You won't notice anything at this point.
9. Now your CD-KEY troubles are over.

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