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Fun Violation
04-11-2013, 05:42 AM
So does any one know of a great way that work every time to fix that Terrible Error: Bad Serial Number Given In Setup. I did attempt to hack DayZ with one of those dodgy hacks on youtube.just gonna say now that the game is a LEGIT NON STEAM COPY anyone who lives in (Australia will know about EB Games got it from there it's non steam) any help is Greatly Welcomed

04-11-2013, 08:03 AM
Try patching to te latest version. If you have your cd key try to overwrite it with darkys key changer

Fun Violation
04-11-2013, 05:31 PM
yeah ok I'll giv that A try thx

04-11-2013, 06:06 PM
If it was off utube it will most likely be a keystealer...

Fun Violation
04-11-2013, 06:13 PM
Yeah that's what I think to so what does a key stealer do to may game because I always get the error no matter how much I reinstall the game on both of my CD Keys

04-22-2013, 07:16 AM
Change your cd-key.

04-22-2013, 07:37 AM
Your key got changed to a fake one because you opened a keystealer. When you still have your key somewhere written, change it in you register using Regedit or Darky keychanger.

If you dont know your key, you can reinstall from steam and your old key will be there again :)

Unfortunately your key is probably sold already, and therefor most likely banned (or getting banned really quick). If you want to keep playing legit i recommend you to re-buy arma 2 oa from steam. The keys that you can find from keysellers wont last longer than 3 or 4 days. If you need any help, feel free to add me on Skype!

04-23-2013, 03:41 AM
Contact Safe Keys, Dountill, Afitz, or Skydaddy for cheap keys + warranty!

04-23-2013, 07:59 AM
Open regedit then from there: SOFTWARE>Wow6432Node>Bohemia Interactive AND Bohemia Interactive Studio. Delete ArmA 2 OA in both folders. Then go into Steam and run them in windowed mode. It may also help to have the most recent beta patch. Hope I helped!

04-23-2013, 05:34 PM
"I did attempt to hack DayZ with one of those dodgy hacks on youtube"
And now its being sold to one of us right now XD

Yea, It basicly Really screwed up your Cd key :P
When u run steam it will auto correct your cd key back, if the path exisits.. Meaning you may have to go back through the installer for it to fix ur REGistry

05-11-2013, 09:41 AM
If it still doesn't help than it probably fucked up your registry permissions, add me on Skype and ill fix em for you.

05-11-2013, 10:52 AM
If you still need help on this issue, please contact me on skype.

05-11-2013, 04:58 PM
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