Re: [bf1942] [bf2] Client Patch 1.01 didn´t work

Paul Bowsher paul.bowsher at
Thu Jul 7 03:32:08 EDT 2005

Excellent post, very very useful. 

On 7/7/05, Rüdiger <Webmaster at> wrote:
> Hi,
> just a litte Story, maybe helpful for those who have the same problem, that
> Client patch will not be applyable.
> Yesterday, here on mailinglist someone postet "patch available". So I
> downloaded the patch immediately. When I wanted to apply the patch, there
> was a message displayed "Patch Failed".
> So, I thought i was my virusscanner which avoid patching my BF2
> installation. No, it wasn´t. I stopped the scanner and tried it again. Still
> doesn´t work. After that I tried some other tests but nothing helped me. I
> was deinstalling and reinstalling the Battlefield 2, because I thought,
> maybe it is damaged in any way, but it still won´t work. At least I thought
> it was a driver problem and startet windows into safe mode to apply the
> patch. It didn´t help anyway. After restarting my PC into normal Windows
> mode, I had a helpful idea:
> I started for patching BF2 again, as I reached the window "Ready to install
> the Program", I changed to folder: "C:/Documents and Settings/"Name of
> registration record"/Local
> Settings/Temp/{F28E302F-792E-4740-8983-856A6347EE21}" - this code is on
> every PC different. I copied the Files PATCH.RTP, PATCH.RTD, patch.exe,
> patchw32.dll -  into the bf2-gamefolder and started the patch.exe. It WORKS!
> It takes several minutes to apply the patch, so don´t get impatient when the
> dos window stops for a while. It will close itself after successful
> patching.
> Now the patch is applied, but not that way EA Games wanted us to do, but it
> works!
> I hope this will be helpful for other who have the same problem.
> German ones can read this posting at
> there is this complete Text in German.
> Greetings from Germany,
> Rüdiger
> P.S.: I hope I didn´t made too many mistakes ;o)

Paul Bowsher
IT Systems Developer
Simply Stuck Ltd

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