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Can't find install folder for Battlefield 2


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frank machnick

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We fixed this here on of our machines, and then exported the registry key to make it easier for you non-technical people out there.

Paste the following snippet into a text file, and re-name it to .reg


------- TAKE BELOW LINES NOT INCLUDING THIS DIVIDER
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 2]
"Language"="English"
"Locale"="en_US"
"InstallDir"="c:\\program files (x86)\\EA Games\\Battlefield 2"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 2\ergc]
@="x939201000000d08c9ddf0115d1118c7a00c04fc297eb01000000b1b0c4d3f620ad47ae59a7409e989d750000000040
0000005400680069007300200069007300200074006800650020006400650073006300720069007000740069006f006e00200
073007400720069006e0067002e00000003660000a800000010000000ec0d12e5f65782014c15ce07a7998625000000000480
0000a000000010000000336fbb143e353a98fb1b94aca94eb25b18000000259d3e96b21ec0c9ce8fb852f3f7b211b9f6b9b95
005f1c814000000ec816bcbadf2135897626dae86b8b0515bef6ca4"

----------- TAKE THE ABOVE LINES NOT INCLUDING THIS DIVIDER

REMEMBER that the filename must be .reg so make sure windows is not hiding filenames for you.

Alternatively you can download the file from the attachment system on this website, I'm attaching the file to this post.

Frank
Head "geek" at graphinex.com

P.S. Once you master Battlefield 2 make sure to check out the FREE Project Reality Mod, its friggin awesome (though it changes game mechanics completely -- read the manual included). I'm saying this as a player I didn't develop it.
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Bryan_Jovi

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well thanks man!
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Sorry for reactivating an old post, but I am having exactly the same problem as
the first poster Bippen but this time I am trying to install the latest Battlefield 2 patch v1.5 but the patch cant find my BF2 Install (which is located at -C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2) but after reading all the posts a few times i dont think Bippins question was ever answered?

Note same as Bippin my only registery BF2 entry is as below (note the reference to the DICE directory):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DICE\Battlefield 2™

also i note many of the posts refer to a registery entry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Wow6432Node>Electronic Arts>EA Games>Battlefield 2

again same as Bippen I do not have the above entry in my register so cant edit it.

Can someone in simple steps please explain how to solve this problem, as it
is not clear how to solve it from the earlier posts?
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Hello

i really need help with this topic, i have bought Battlefield 2 - complete collection DVD and installed it, i have downloaded the latest patch (1.5) when i tried to install the patch i got an error saying cannot find install folder. i have read all these posts and have no idea what you guys are talking about im no PC wiz. can someone please help me im really angry at this stupid EA games system!!!!!!!!
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:) i dont know what to type for where i downloaded my battlefeild 2...... i got it from a disc and cant download even a single friggin patch cause i dont know its origin -.-



please help :)
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For all you Vista users, you need to add a data string to your registry. The Battlefield 2 Patch is not recognizing the directory to which it's installed and Vista isn't pointing it in the right direction. XP Users, this should work for you as well. To put the fix in your registry go to Run, type regedit, navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Wow6432Node>Electronic Arts>EA Games>Battlefield 2". Now create a New String by right clicking in that directory, select "New String", name it "InstallDir" and in the Data put "C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Games\Battlefield 2" (or wherever you have it installed). Save it, verify everything is correct, and run the patch.


Worked for me! Thanks a lot! :)
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krazipanda

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thats my problem.... i dont know where i installed it from :)
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For all you Vista users, you need to add a data string to your registry. The Battlefield 2 Patch is not recognizing the directory to which it's installed and Vista isn't pointing it in the right direction. XP Users, this should work for you as well. To put the fix in your registry go to Run, type regedit, navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Wow6432Node>Electronic Arts>EA Games>Battlefield 2". Now create a New String by right clicking in that directory, select "New String", name it "InstallDir" and in the Data put "C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Games\Battlefield 2" (or wherever you have it installed). Save it, verify everything is correct, and run the patch.


This worked for me in Windows 7 64-bit! Thanks.
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i dont know what to put in the box for where i installed my bf2 from........ i got it from a disc, not a site. so i put my product key in here? please helm im very lost and very pissed that i cant get any mods or patches :) :)
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i dont know what to put in the box for where i installed my bf2 from........ i got it from a disc, not a site. so i put my product key in here? please helm im very lost and very pissed that i cant get any mods or patches :) :)


??
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i meant i dont know where i installed it fron as in what rydel said about the regedit, he says to name part of the new string "(wherever you have installed it)"
my problem is that this is my first problem with a game and i dont know most of the tricks of the trade for fixing stuff like this, and i dont know what to put there because :\Program Files (x86)\EA Games\Battlefield 2" did not work. please help, ive had this problem for over 3 months :)
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We fixed this here on of our machines, and then exported the registry key to make it easier for you non-technical people out there.

Paste the following snippet into a text file, and re-name it to .reg


------- TAKE BELOW LINES NOT INCLUDING THIS DIVIDER
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 2]
"Language"="English"
"Locale"="en_US"
"InstallDir"="c:\\program files (x86)\\EA Games\\Battlefield 2"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 2\ergc]
@="x939201000000d08c9ddf0115d1118c7a00c04fc297eb01000000b1b0c4d3f620ad47ae59a7409e989d750000000040
0000005400680069007300200069007300200074006800650020006400650073006300720069007000740069006f006e00200
073007400720069006e0067002e00000003660000a800000010000000ec0d12e5f65782014c15ce07a7998625000000000480
0000a000000010000000336fbb143e353a98fb1b94aca94eb25b18000000259d3e96b21ec0c9ce8fb852f3f7b211b9f6b9b95
005f1c814000000ec816bcbadf2135897626dae86b8b0515bef6ca4"

----------- TAKE THE ABOVE LINES NOT INCLUDING THIS DIVIDER

REMEMBER that the filename must be .reg so make sure windows is not hiding filenames for you.

Alternatively you can download the file from the attachment system on this website, I'm attaching the file to this post.

Frank
Head "geek" at graphinex.com

P.S. Once you master Battlefield 2 make sure to check out the FREE Project Reality Mod, its friggin awesome (though it changes game mechanics completely -- read the manual included). I'm saying this as a player I didn't develop it.


this WORKED for ME!!!

BE SURE TO PATCH 1.41 BEFOREEEEEEEEEEEE YOU PATCH WITH 1.50 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited by rob2t3s, 14 February 2010 - 11:59 AM.

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For those that can't get it after Rydell's post, here's the full set of commands: (FOR VISTA USERS)
1. Go to Run and type: regedit
2. In regedit, click: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
3. Click: SOFTWARE
4. In SOFTWARE, scroll down to and click: Wow6432Node
5. In Wow6432Node, scroll down to and click: Electronic Arts
6. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE a drop-down that says "EA Games":
- Right click: Electronic Arts
- Select: New
- Select: Key
- Type in: EA Games
- Right Click the new EA Games key and select: New
- Select: Key
- Type in: Battlefield 2
7. Click: Battlefield 2 (the new key you just made)
8. In the field to the right, right click.
- Select: New
- Select: String Value
- Type in: InstallDir
- Right Click InstallDir
- Select: Modify... (NOT Modify Binary...)
- Type: C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Games\Battlefield 2

This worked for me; however, I DID have to go in and resave the v1.41 Patch to a new Program File named: EA Games <because I didn't already have an EA Games folder on my computer>. Hope it works for you all as it did for me!

Edited by Aeternia, 08 March 2010 - 10:01 AM.

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I FOUND THE FIX

Can't find install folder for Battlefield 2 (Credits: Leki)
This is caused by a problem with a registry entry, which contains the location of your Battlefield 2 installation.

1. Go to Start>Run and type in "regedit" (without the quotes).
2. Go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 2
3. Right click on the right hand window and go to New>String Value
4. Type in 'InstallDir' (without quotes) for the string name.
5. Double click it. For the 'Value data', enter wherever you installed Battlefield 2 (eg. D:\GAMES\Battlefield 2). Note, DON'T put a backslash (\) at the end.

and it worked for me, this was taken from
http://www.electroni...d2/thread/8176/
under Troubleshooting iii)
cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Hi I have joined Geeks cos I am having same problem as described here, I have done all above except how do I find where I have installed original file what is the procedure can you or anyone assist me on how to find this thanks heaps :)
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Thanks Rydell, worked fine for me ! :)
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