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Call Of Duty (Again) Registry


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da_devil

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Hi,

I installed Call Of Duty onto one computer and lost the cd when I went to install it on our new gaming computer so i copied the install dir.

I recently got the United Offensive expansion for it but cannot install it due to a bad installation.

The error messages words are:

Setup could not locate a valid installation of Call of Duty
Call of Duty must be installed before installing Call of Duty United Offensive
Click OK to exit installer

I am thinking maybe its missing registry entries? Although the game, single player and multiplayer, work fine... Also it still has its cd-key there.. (I know because it tells me when I look through the multiplayer options.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
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well. see its hard to answere this. Its hard to prove that you lost the cd versus downloading a copy online. However the registry entries don't get you by cd protection.

i'll post them when I get home from work in a few hours. DO you have your old system still? you could just export the reg key from it to the new system.
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Okay thanks, nah we sold the computer as it was getting quite old...

Thanks for your help!
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ok, open notepad and copy and past the following code:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Activision]
@=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Activision\Call of Duty]
"InstallPath"="C:\\CALLOF~1"
"InstallDrive"="E:"
"Language"="1"
"StartMenuFolder"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\starjax\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Call of Duty"
"Version"="1.5"
"pb"="1"
"codkey"="your cd key here"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Activision\Call of Duty United Offensive]
"InstallPath"="C:\\Call of Duty"
"key"="your cd key here"
"InstallDrive"="E:\\"
"Language"="1"
"StartMenuFolder"="Call of Duty - United Offensive"
"Version"="1.51"

for install path change to the path where your game is intalled at
install drive is the letter of the cd drive you installed from
key=your cd key (note that I did remove my key... :tazz: )

save the file as cod.reg on your desktop.
double click the file and allow it to merge with your registry.
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Okay thanks.

EDIT: Found you need to put "REGEDIT4" or "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00" at the very beginning before it works...

EDIT: Nope... still have the same error message :tazz: Any more suggestions?
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sorry, if that didn't do it then you are missing some files. best bet is to buy the game again. just don't get the game of the year edition.
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