Arma II Operation Arrowhead is an independent expansion of Arma II, some players got errors when trying to acitvate Operation Arrowhead. We are talking about retail version, not steam.
Error 1, “Wrong CD Key”, obviously, the CD Key has problem, invalid or banned or wrong.
Error 2, “bad serial number given in setup”, this because you downloaded install free version or cracked version.
Error 3, “is not a valid integer value”, this may happen when you try to activate GOG version Combined Operation.
Error 4, “Invalid serial number”, this happen on the step of securom.
Error 5, “No entry ‘bin\config.bin/Cfg…”, not sure why..
Before Fixing these errors, let’s start installing cleanly Operation Arrowhead,
Step 1 see image,
Throught these steps, we can see two errors,
Wrong CD Key and Securm requires you input DVD
At the Step 4, we change to input a good CD Key to get to the Step 5, or will get an error saying “Wrong CD Key”.
OK, Lets get start to fix these problems,
Please install game freshly, don’t use install free patch or crack version.
At the Step 4, we change to input a good CD Key to get to the Step 5, or will get an error saying “Wrong CD Key”. The fix is just need a real good CD Key.
Lets see the problem “Invalid serial number” and requires insert original DVD. This is securom step like some other retail games. Fix is need to get patched by the link, http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php, we suggest you choose the lastest version at the top, though most of the other versions can fix this problem.
“bad serial number given in setup”, this may because the game version does not match with the patch version, so please update game to the lastest version (at least V1.59), and take the lastest patch. Here we consider serial number the same as in securom.
“is not a valid integer value”, this may happens only for GOG version of Combined Operation. GOG version Combined Operation inludes three codes, one is arma 2 CD Key, another is Operation Arrowhead CD Key, the third is a sequence, you need to input all codes (all after serial number is:) to activate the full game.
“No entry bin\config.bin/Cfg…”, it can be fixed also by using the lastest patch.
In summary, if you want to play this game by a CD Key, please follow the steps,
–>Download and install game by Operation Arrowhead retail CD Key,
–>Update game to the lastest version,
–>Get patched the the lastest patch file,
–>Launch in game and enjoy!
Wish you game with no error!