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    cannot install game

    hey guys, after 2 days straight trying to install bf3 i am at my nerves end. i have updated everything, drivers, os updates, origin,etc etc. i have downloaded from disc and tried to install, i have downloaded from origin and tried to install, i just keep getting the ready to install orange box in origin. any assistance would be greatly appreciated. kind regards, orb!

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    Re: cannot install game

    You might want to check out the bf3 forum post here:
    http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3...4347698442501/
    Some people with install game issues shared what they did to fix it.

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    Re: cannot install game

    been trying for 3 days now with no success to install bf3, if anyone with any knowledge could possibley show me whats wrong i would greatly appreciate it. here is the last log:
    Install Date: 09/30/0111 after rename of bf3 to bf3.exe
    20:30:31 Started logging
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    20:30:32 Install Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 3\
    20:30:32 Install Locale: en_US
    20:30:32 Initialized installation config.
    20:30:32 CommandLine: install -locale en_US -installPath "C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 3\" -autologging -startmenuIcon=1 -desktopIcon=1 -Opt:InstallPB
    20:30:32 OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
    20:30:32 Data reader initialized.
    20:30:32 Data reader config: LOCALE = en_US
    20:30:32 Data reader config: INSTALL_LOCATION = C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 3\
    20:30:32 Data reader config: INSTALL_LOCATION_DOUBLE_BACKSLASH = C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 3
    20:30:32 Data reader config: CREATE_DESKTOP_ICON = 1
    20:30:32 Data reader config: CREATE_STARTMENU_ICON = 1
    20:30:32 Data reader config: InstallPB = 1
    20:30:32 Data reader config: 32BIT = 0
    20:30:32 Data reader config: 64BIT = 1
    20:30:32 Processing EAIN file 'C:\PROGRA~2\EAGAME~1\BATTLE~2\__INST~1\Touchup.da t'.
    20:30:32 Installation registry missing. Game not yet installed.
    20:30:32 (Config)Studio: EA Games
    20:30:32 (Config)Game Name: Battlefield 3
    20:30:32 (Config)Display Game Name: Battlefield 3™
    20:30:32 Start redistributables install phase
    20:30:32 Installing DirectX
    20:30:32 Launching process:
    Command: C:\PROGRA~2\EAGAME~1\BATTLE~2\__INST~1\directx\red ist\dxsetup.exe /silent
    Working directory: C:\PROGRA~2\EAGAME~1\BATTLE~2\__INST~1\directx\red ist\
    20:31:58 Process exited with exit code 0.
    20:31:58 Successfully installed DirectX runtime.
    20:31:58 x86 VC runtime already installed.
    20:31:58 Installing PunkBuster
    20:31:58 Launching process:
    Command: C:\PROGRA~2\EAGAME~1\BATTLE~2\__INST~1\punkbuster\ redist\pbsvc.exe --install --install-dlls="C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 3" --i-accept-the-pb-eula --no-prompts --no-display
    Working directory: C:\PROGRA~2\EAGAME~1\BATTLE~2\__INST~1\punkbuster\ redist\
    20:32:18 Process exited with exit code 0.
    20:32:18 Successfully installed PunkBuster.
    20:32:18 End of redistributables install phase
    20:32:18 Setting up uninstall data ...
    20:32:18 Installing GDF ...
    20:32:18 Installing C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 3\GDFBinary_en_US.dll ...
    20:32:18 ERROR: Failed to install 'C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 3\GDFBinary_en_US.dll' for install path 'C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 3\'
    20:32:18 Failed to install GDF
    20:32:18 Installer finished with exit code: 3
    20:32:18 Shutting down data reader.

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    20:32:18 Stopping install logging
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    thanks in advance for any feedback, orb!

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    Re: cannot install game

    I wish I could help bud, but you might need to check all your drivers across the board and make sure everything is up to date. That Error list looks a little weird, not sure what's happening to be honest.


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    Re: cannot install game

    updated everything, drivers, windows vista, even changed the plug on my computer! , Installation registry missing. Game not yet installed <thats a biggy and ERROR: Failed to install 'C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 3\GDFBinary_en_US.dll' for install path 'C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 3\'
    20:32:18 Failed to install GDF <have no idea what this is, really miffed now, may just throw it in the trash

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    Re: cannot install game

    edited 2011-11-01 00:52 by orb1t4l_MoVeS


    just checked with a friends his is the same....its the gdf file that isnt installing on mine but his installed fine,
    ok here is the fix!!! and please trust this!! its very important to get it correct
    open regedit from start/search bar
    Under the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow 6432Node\EA Games\Battlefield 3

    I had already GDFBinary with the value being: C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Battlefield 3\GDFBinary_en_US.dll


    Now I did add another value called:

    Install Dir

    And in this one I entered the following text: C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Battlefield 3
    Again this is my install path, yours might be different.

    so in there i have
    ab (Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
    ab GDFBinary REG_SZ C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Battlefield 3\GDFBinary_en_US.dll

    ab Install Dir REG_SZ C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Battlefield 3

    After restarting origin, suddenly origin saw the game as being installed already and I could patch it and go to the

    browser selection.

    last problem was easy to solve: start up mozilla firefox instead of internet explorer 9, and use firefox to login on the

    battlefield page, then it worked and I was able to join servers.

    please forward this to as many people as possible with the stuck in install loop and the fail to install gdf files please
    enjoy and see you on the battlefield..... orb1t4l

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    Re: cannot install game

    Good job getting that fixed man! Really nasty problem.

    Hopefully this fix will help the swathes of people with similar problems on various forums.

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    Re: cannot install game

    many thanks for the assistance paint dude, you put in hours for me instead of gaming yourself! its greatly appreciated and wont be forgotton, a true member of |TG|, thats whats makes this community the best!

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    Re: cannot install game

    Hii. After i downloaded the game and tried to install it , it gave me this error : "An unexpected error has occurred. Please try again in a few moments. Error : 327682:0."
    I did what orb1t4l wrote and now origin shows that the game is installed. I copied the patch (4th september) but it still won't lunch the game. When i try to open the game, it opens the browser ( mozilla firefox) and when I click on quick match or anything it doesn't lunch the game. If I try to update the game , sometimes finds something to update sometimes not , but when it finds and downloads it and tries to apply, it gives the error again. ( sometimes says it's up to date, but still won't lunch)
    The repair install says that the game is "OK" and it is up to date.
    Fresh win 7 64bit install , all the updates were installed.
    Sorry for my bad English , I am Hungarian.

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    Re: cannot install game

    Did you click on "Repair Install"? That should open a dialog box and re-download the game. Takes awhile. You may have only clicked "Check for Update" and that really does nothing if you had a bad download.

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    Re: cannot install game

    i clicked on repair install and it said that my game was fine ...

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