Install Issue

By TheMaelstrom posted 7th Mar

After downloading, closing the downloader and hitting autorun, selecting English, I get the install option; then it wants me to load the cd/dvd. What am I supposed to do? I thought it was downloadable setup, why is requiring a cd? and, what do I do about it?

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By TheMaelstrom posted 7th Mar

I should add that I dont get asked to enter my serial key either. It will not proceed past asking for the cd/dvd and the install from the downloader wasnt doing anything at all after selecting the language, just closed.

By Ebuli posted 7th Mar

Just think aloud: have you tried activating the game on EA origin with your serial:
https://www.origin.com/us/activate/create

Then you might get to download a different installer, thats if the serial is accepted?

By TheMaelstrom posted 7th Mar

Thanks Ebuli, it worked.

Not happy with Gamersgate however. Not only does it seem solving the issue using the download from here wouldve required me to burn the entire file onto DVD, (even then not sure if that wouldve worked and it defeats part of the point of the download service itself) but the download speed was 3-4x longer here, and nothing about cd/dvd burn+installation was in the system requirements:

System Requirements
OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: Pentium 4 @ 2.8 GHz or Equivalent
Memory: 1 GB
Hard Drive: 7 GB Free
Video Memory: 256MB (nVidia GeForce 6800/ATI Radeon X1600 Pro (Shader 3.0 support)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c
Keyboard & Mouse.

Causing me to waste a whole lot of time.

By gamersgate posted 7th Mar

Marked as solved!

By gamersgate posted 14th Mar

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