#31 2017-12-24 09:11:45

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Re: Battlefield 1942 Portable

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To play RtR or SW on a server you need only the BF1942 Key.

But why you want to change it? Did you install it new?

Ah, portable version?

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#32 2017-12-24 13:29:35

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Re: Battlefield 1942 Portable

Yes sorry I was not very clear. So lets say I have the portable version on a machine that has never had bf1942 installed and as such there is no key in the registry. I imagine this means the key is NULL. If multiple people with a NULL key join a server you get a cdkey in use message.

I believe that I can change the key to anything (random sequence of alpha-numeric character) that does not need to be a valid bf1942 key so as to fix this problem but unsure where to create the key in the registry. I believe the reg location is different on an XP machine than it is on windows 7/8/10.

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#33 2017-12-24 13:40:14

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Re: Battlefield 1942 Portable

I should add that the reason I ask about the expansions being different is that four of us where are able to play on our online server palying iwo jima (map from the original game) but when switched to a SW map we had the key issue. I assumed therefore that a different key was being used.

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#34 2017-12-24 15:36:21

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Re: Battlefield 1942 Portable

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Which system you have?

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#35 2017-12-24 15:54:51

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Re: Battlefield 1942 Portable

All windows 10

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#36 2017-12-26 11:35:28

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Re: Battlefield 1942 Portable

BUMP.

Any ideas anyone?

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#37 2017-12-30 14:45:44

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Re: Battlefield 1942 Portable

If the question is still regarding key location, I don't think there is any "Windows XP versus Windows 7/8/9/10" difference, but rather a "32-bit Windows versus 64-bit Windows" difference.  The Battlefield 1942 game is a 32-bit application, and so the registry locations can be different when this 32-bit application runs on a 64-bit version of Windows (whether that's XP or any later version of Windows).

Here are the locations where I swap my registry key values, based on where I found them located after a clean installation many moons ago.  Note this covers both the CD-based installation location and also the Origin-based installation locations; i.e. I had installed both versions, and this is where the key(s) had been written to.

For 64-bit Windows:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942\ergc]
@="1234567890123456789012"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Origin\Battlefield 1942\ergc]
@="1234567890123456789012"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Electronic Arts\EA Core\Staging\1004264\ergc]
@="1234567890123456789012"

For 32-bit Windows:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942\ergc]
@="1234567890123456789012"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Origin\Battlefield 1942\ergc]
@="1234567890123456789012"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Electronic Arts\EA Core\Staging\1004264\ergc]
@="1234567890123456789012"

As you can see, for 32-bit Windows you're just dropping "Wow6432Node" from the registry path for some of the values.

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