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Offline HeyJoeKnows

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Cannot get Wars to install.
« on: April 09, 2012, 05:10:55 AM »
Bought Wars new from amazon for $10. Tried installing it on my new PC build and the DVD is corrupt and will not install. Tried adding to Steam, invalid key not supported, tried adding to Origin(FFS) invalid key not supported. Tried making my own image with Daemon tools to try and install, no luck DVD image corrupted. Downloaded Wars from torrent and installed and works fine, but now I found out MWLL rooted out the cracked servers, so that options out.

I've run out of ideas. How can I get my Legit copy to install so I can finally try out MWLL on my new computer?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Cannot get Wars to install.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 05:31:42 AM »
Since you installed Wars already, all you gotta do is get the CD-Key registered. Though if Origin is saying the key is bad, you may have been sold a fake copy.


Add CD-Key via the Tools application
1. Go to "..\My Documents\My Games\" and delete the whole "Crysis Wars" folder.
2. On the Crysis Warheads DVD (or in your case, the ISO you downloaded) open the folder "Tools" and double click on "Crysis_Warhead(R)_code.exe".
3. Re-Enter your CD-Key in capital letters and click "OK".
4. Launch Crysis Wars and create a new Profile.
5. Test to see if the Key has been successfully installed by joining a Multiplayer game with Punkbuster enabled.

Add CD-Key manually to Registry
1a. If Windows XP: Start -> Run
1b. If Windows Vista/Windows 7: Start -> All Programs -> Accessoires -> Run
2. Type in "regedit" (without "") and press Enter
3. Search for the CD Key manually: Edit > Find (Ctrl+F) > type "ergc" (without "") and press Enter
4. Windows 32-Bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\Electronic Arts\Crysis Wars\ergc
5. Windows 64-Bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\Crysis Wars\ergc
6. Check if your CD-Key is available as a value in the right window. If not double-click on "(Default)" and type
in the key without "-" and in capital letters. (NB: Some OS actually has the "-" between the 4-digit code)
7. Close the regedit.exe and run Crysis Wars once and login with your Profile.


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Re: Cannot get Wars to install.
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 06:02:37 AM »
Having problems locating the egrc. Wars isnt in the EA folder its in the crytec folder.

When I installed via the torrent i was never prompted to enter a key...

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Re: Cannot get Wars to install.
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 06:16:08 AM »
I'm not surprised. Most torrents have that requirement hacked out.

I suppose you could try it add the registry manually.



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Re: Cannot get Wars to install.
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 08:22:11 PM »
Instead of a torrent you might want to try the Crysis Wars Trial version: http://www.fileplanet.com/192494/190000/fileinfo/Crysis-Wars-Trial-

It is supposed to work just fine with a legit key (see here). If there's no issue with your key, that is.


While I'm digging for links and just in case, you also need patch 1.5.

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Re: Cannot get Wars to install.
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 08:41:23 PM »
If the files on the DVD are corrupt I would send it back to Amazon saying so, and get a new DVD. Should be easy with Amazon.

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Re: Cannot get Wars to install.
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 08:58:16 PM »
i hope you bought new and not used, but yeah you should definitely do return with Amazon

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Re: Cannot get Wars to install.
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2012, 10:34:12 PM »
Download the trial, and follow Bloodycrow's steps to add the key.

http://www.fileplanet.com/192494/190000/fileinfo/Crysis-Wars-Trial-
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