Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Battlefield 2 - Registry Issue

17 Jan 2010   #1
Diesel

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Battlefield 2 - Registry Issue

I have battlefield 2 running perfectly, just have a bit of an issue.

On my XP machine, I can navigate to

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 2\ergc]

In Regedit to edit the keycode I use for online play.

I don't seem to have this entry in Windows 7. Can anyone offer any insight?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Jan 2010   #2
BorderPatrol

Windows 7
 
 

ok so here is what you do. open the explorer. go over to organize- then folder and search options and click on that. then go to view. scrool down and select show hidden files then directly under that de-select the "hide..." selections. you will now be able to see every file on your computer. but be careful if you delete one wrong file it can mess up your whole computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Diesel the problem is you are running Windows x64 and you're looking in the wrong place for a 32 bit program. In 64 bit Windows most 32 bit programs have the registry entries in the Wow6432Node folder. For BF2 it would be in,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 2\ergc

P.S. Don't forget to add the x9392 if front of your cd-key.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


23 Jan 2010   #4
Diesel

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Weird. You were right about the location, but seems that my copy doesn't have an entry for the key.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What does it show when you expand the BF2 folder?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #6
Diesel

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

A folder that says WDC. Nothing inside it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #7
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
... In Regedit to edit the keycode I use for online play...
huh? Why do you have to do this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
... In Regedit to edit the keycode I use for online play...
huh? Why do you have to do this?
One reason if he is like me and has the game installed on another drive/partition and doesn't want to have to re-install the game after installing Windows.

Diesel here is everything that should be in that location is the following,

Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 2]
"Language"="English"
"Locale"="en_US"
"InstallDir"="D:\\Program Files (x86)\\EA GAMES\\Battlefield 2"
"Version"="1.5"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 2\ergc]
@="x9392"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 2\wdc]
@="true"
The part that is bolded (9392) is where you enter in your cd-key (no spaces).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #9
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
... In Regedit to edit the keycode I use for online play...
huh? Why do you have to do this?
One reason if he is like me and has the game installed on another drive/partition and doesn't want to have to re-install the game after installing Windows.
lol. forgive me, but I still don't get it. The game does a key check whether you play on or offline, and since he can play the game, "running perfectly", offline, why the need?

I'm not trying to be thick, just want to know what's going on here?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #10
Diesel

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

This is so weird. On my XP box, there is the egrc tab, and I can change the code. On my 7 machine, it's definitely not there. That image I posted is all I have in that location. Bizarre.

And to Fumz, I have different account I like to play with different GUIDs, so I need to change the keys when I change profiles.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Battlefield 2 - Registry Issue




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
DirectX Issue With Battlefield 3 On Origin
Hi I just bought battle field 3 on origin and when ever I try to start it I get this error message... I downloaded the 11 version but the file came up corrupt and I don't know what to open it up with these are my computer specs. Please help me and tell me how to fix this problem I bought it...
Gaming
Battlefield 3 (BF3) mouse pointer issue fix.
I was having an issue in battlefield 3, the only way I could make the mouse pointer line up with the in game menus was to point it at a location far down and to the right of the actual buttons. It was annoying me to death. Anyhow the first solution was to disable all visual features in windows,...
Gaming
Corrupt Registry Issue
Please Assist if possible... I have made some changes in the registry. I have added an autokillvalue key through making a notepad file and merging it. I have also enabled maximum Ram for start-up (in Msconfig). I then updated windows with about 10 normal updates and 1 optional then restarted...
BSOD Help and Support
battlefield 2142 registry issue
hey i have just installed BF2142 .but it need login .i can't login as i have no internet connection.what can i do?
Gaming
Question about registry issue
hi guys can anyoe help me please, im not sure if this is the right place to post but i can`t get help anywhere. after i install the my Amd drivers for my graphics card the 11.2 driver and then use ccleaner to clean my pc b4 i go bed it keep coming up with this issue ActiveX/COM Issue...
Software

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:58.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App