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    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!

  • #2
    Re: cannot install game

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


    • #3
      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

      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.

      20:32:18 Stopping install logging

      thanks in advance for any feedback, orb!


      • #4
        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.

        TG-30th Damion Rayne - Commanding Officer

        Content Development Writer | Developer Relations Liaison


        • #5
          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 :(


          • #6
            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


            • #7
              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.


              • #8
                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!


                • #9
                  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.


                  • #10
                    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.


                    • #11
                      Re: cannot install game

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




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