jamesdesomma305 Jul 21, 2013 @ 4:38am
CD-KEY trouble
i can play single player fine but when i put multiplayer and hit join server it sais invalid cd-key. can someone help?
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The Hunter Jul 22, 2013 @ 6:05am 
same
The Hunter Jul 22, 2013 @ 6:23am 
didn't work. steam only shows me the bf2 key aswell and not of the expansions
Vykorie Jul 22, 2013 @ 1:42pm 
same here only i bought it back in 2011 steam is as useful as a wet paper bag in a thunderstorm
fabian Jul 27, 2013 @ 9:49am 
Well if you start up steam and then left click on bf 2 it will say cd key you can right it down like i did but i just dont know were i can type the key in bf 2
any help?
The Hunter Jul 27, 2013 @ 11:00am 
in your registry
RYNO MAN Jul 27, 2013 @ 12:37pm 
If you are experiencing an error indicating “Your CD-Key is Invalid” when trying to start a “Play Now” Game, then make the following adjustments to your Window’s registry.

Warning: Changes to the registry can cause your computer to operate improperly, so please follow these instructions exactly as they are written.

Follow these steps to back-up the registry so that should something go wrong, you can restore your system back to a working state:

Click the Start button on the Windows Taskbar.
Select Run.
Type regedit into the available text field and press OK.
If you are using Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, click on File, and select Export.
Note: If you are using Windows 95/98/ME, click on Registry
Then select Export Registry.
Select All under Export Range.
Type backup into the File name field, and click Save.
If you have Battlefield 2 take the following steps (BF2SF check below):
Click on plus sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
Click on plus sign next to SOFTWARE.
Click on the plus sign next to Wow6432Node
Double click on Electronic Arts folder.
Double click on EA Games folder.
Double click on Battlefield 2 folder (also Battlefield 2 Special Forces if you have the complete collection)
Double click on ergc folder.
Data displayed in the right-pane will have x9392 followed by a long string of random characters.
Right click on (default) and select Modify.
Highlight the string of characters and delete them.
Type in x9392 and then your CD key.
Example: x9392xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx. YOU MUST INCLUDE HYPHENS
If it’s the Digital Download of Battlefield 2 Complete Collection, your CD Key is contained in Origin under the Info Icon associated with the Game.
Click OK
Repeat these steps if you have Battlefield 2 Special Forces.
You may now start playing the game online.
The Hunter Jul 27, 2013 @ 12:58pm 
Originally posted by RYNO MAN:
If you are experiencing an error indicating “Your CD-Key is Invalid” when trying to start a “Play Now” Game, then make the following adjustments to your Window’s registry.

Warning: Changes to the registry can cause your computer to operate improperly, so please follow these instructions exactly as they are written.

Follow these steps to back-up the registry so that should something go wrong, you can restore your system back to a working state:

Click the Start button on the Windows Taskbar.
Select Run.
Type regedit into the available text field and press OK.
If you are using Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, click on File, and select Export.
Note: If you are using Windows 95/98/ME, click on Registry
Then select Export Registry.
Select All under Export Range.
Type backup into the File name field, and click Save.
If you have Battlefield 2 take the following steps (BF2SF check below):
Click on plus sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
Click on plus sign next to SOFTWARE.
Click on the plus sign next to Wow6432Node
Double click on Electronic Arts folder.
Double click on EA Games folder.
Double click on Battlefield 2 folder (also Battlefield 2 Special Forces if you have the complete collection)
Double click on ergc folder.
Data displayed in the right-pane will have x9392 followed by a long string of random characters.
Right click on (default) and select Modify.
Highlight the string of characters and delete them.
Type in x9392 and then your CD key.
Example: x9392xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx. YOU MUST INCLUDE HYPHENS
If it’s the Digital Download of Battlefield 2 Complete Collection, your CD Key is contained in Origin under the Info Icon associated with the Game.
Click OK
Repeat these steps if you have Battlefield 2 Special Forces.
You may now start playing the game online.
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Rurik757 Jul 28, 2013 @ 10:37am 
This is bad...
.. Aug 4, 2013 @ 1:56pm 
i tried it it doesnt work sooooo. if you really want a solution ask for help on origin. :P
markunator Aug 8, 2013 @ 6:43am 
Originally posted by RYNO MAN:
If you are experiencing an error indicating “Your CD-Key is Invalid” when trying to start a “Play Now” Game, then make the following adjustments to your Window’s registry.

Warning: Changes to the registry can cause your computer to operate improperly, so please follow these instructions exactly as they are written.

Follow these steps to back-up the registry so that should something go wrong, you can restore your system back to a working state:

Click the Start button on the Windows Taskbar.
Select Run.
Type regedit into the available text field and press OK.
If you are using Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, click on File, and select Export.
Note: If you are using Windows 95/98/ME, click on Registry
Then select Export Registry.
Select All under Export Range.
Type backup into the File name field, and click Save.
If you have Battlefield 2 take the following steps (BF2SF check below):
Click on plus sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
Click on plus sign next to SOFTWARE.
Click on the plus sign next to Wow6432Node
Double click on Electronic Arts folder.
Double click on EA Games folder.
Double click on Battlefield 2 folder (also Battlefield 2 Special Forces if you have the complete collection)
Double click on ergc folder.
Data displayed in the right-pane will have x9392 followed by a long string of random characters.
Right click on (default) and select Modify.
Highlight the string of characters and delete them.
Type in x9392 and then your CD key.
Example: x9392xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx. YOU MUST INCLUDE HYPHENS
If it’s the Digital Download of Battlefield 2 Complete Collection, your CD Key is contained in Origin under the Info Icon associated with the Game.
Click OK
Repeat these steps if you have Battlefield 2 Special Forces.
You may now start playing the game online.

I have tried doing this, but there is no Electronic Arts folder that shows up when I try this. What should I do?
RYNO MAN Aug 8, 2013 @ 10:03am 
@markunatur: I will get back to you on this in the next few days.
Tincho Aug 22, 2013 @ 10:38am 
Originally posted by markunator:
Originally posted by RYNO MAN:
If you are experiencing an error indicating “Your CD-Key is Invalid” when trying to start a “Play Now” Game, then make the following adjustments to your Window’s registry.

Warning: Changes to the registry can cause your computer to operate improperly, so please follow these instructions exactly as they are written.

Follow these steps to back-up the registry so that should something go wrong, you can restore your system back to a working state:

Click the Start button on the Windows Taskbar.
Select Run.
Type regedit into the available text field and press OK.
If you are using Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, click on File, and select Export.
Note: If you are using Windows 95/98/ME, click on Registry
Then select Export Registry.
Select All under Export Range.
Type backup into the File name field, and click Save.
If you have Battlefield 2 take the following steps (BF2SF check below):
Click on plus sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
Click on plus sign next to SOFTWARE.
Click on the plus sign next to Wow6432Node
Double click on Electronic Arts folder.
Double click on EA Games folder.
Double click on Battlefield 2 folder (also Battlefield 2 Special Forces if you have the complete collection)
Double click on ergc folder.
Data displayed in the right-pane will have x9392 followed by a long string of random characters.
Right click on (default) and select Modify.
Highlight the string of characters and delete them.
Type in x9392 and then your CD key.
Example: x9392xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx. YOU MUST INCLUDE HYPHENS
If it’s the Digital Download of Battlefield 2 Complete Collection, your CD Key is contained in Origin under the Info Icon associated with the Game.
Click OK
Repeat these steps if you have Battlefield 2 Special Forces.
You may now start playing the game online.

I have tried doing this, but there is no Electronic Arts folder that shows up when I try this. What should I do?


You are probably looking in the x32 folder, look for it at the x64 since a lot of computers work with 64 bit, I remember doing this a long time ago and the problem got fixed
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