Im not sure how different it is in XP, but in vista the following method usually works: go to the start menu, then to go to "run" (in vista you just type "run" into the search bar and press enter). Once "run" has opened, type "regedit" and press enter, a new window should open, on the left there should be a list of the main windows registries. Double click on the one called "HKEYLOCALMACHINE", it should then expand to reveal 6 sub-headings, double click on "SOFTWARE". In the next list that opens double click on "Wow6432NODE" (it should be at the bottom), you should now be seeing what basically looks like your program files just listed out in alphabetical order. So double click on Electronic Arts, then on "the battle for middle-earth"; hopefully you should see a folder in it called "ergc" or something similar, double click on that, and in the right hand half of the windo you should hopefully see a single file (probably called "(default)", that is where it keeps your serial number, so now its a simple matter of right clicking on it, and pressing "modify" you can then edit it; i usually just change the last letter on the serial number. The game should now accept it as having a different key to your bros" installations. I reallize this could have been explained better lol.
So here are some pics to help: part 1: part 2: part 3: part 4: part 5: part 6: part 7: part 8: the method should be pretty similar in XP, oh and i only have BFME2, so again, it might be slightly different in terms of the name of the file that key is in. Anywayz hope this helps good luck. I found it But when I looked the first time it was the wrong one.
Can the serial number for lord of the rings battle for middle earth be changed? That is where it keeps your serial number.
It was Electronic arts/Battle for Middle Earth, instead of EA GAMES/Battle for Middle earth Thanks, now is works because I did find the ergc and changed it by one letter, and now my bros and I can play together! By the way I did the same thing with the cahnging of the ergc file on the crysis multiplayer, but unfortunately it isn"t very fun with three people on a big map because we don"t have internet on our pc"s. But anyways thanks for the help XAERO. I found it But when I looked the first time it was the wrong one. It was Electronic arts/Battle for Middle Earth, instead of EA GAMES/Battle for Middle earth Thanks, now is works because I did find the ergc and changed it by one letter, and now my bros and I can play together! By the way I did the same thing with the cahnging of the ergc file on the crysis multiplayer, but unfortunately it isn"t very fun with three people on a big map because we don"t have internet on our pc"s.
But anyways thanks for the help XAERO.
Long ago EA Games turned off online servers of Lord of The Rings series games in January 2011. We didn"t like disconnecting midway through the game, who does like it? And community decided to play LOTR series games on GameRanger as an alternative. Actually GameRanger is more than an alternative. I am gonna explain step by step how to play online BfME or any other games on Gameranger. 1- Gameranger setup file and install it. 2- Create a new free account.
GameRanger will prompt you to create a new GameRanger account or use an existing one, and you will need to enter your valid e-mail address. Activate your account and log in.
Within minutes you should receive a confirmation e-mail to activate your GameRanger account. If it"s not in your inbox, try looking in your junk folder. 3- After setup and login, we need to open port on the router/modem to make sure that we will able to connect other players. If you see the other players with italic letters thats mean you will not able to connect them. So Gameranger uses UDP port 16000 to connect players each other. If you dont know how to do portforward visit and find your router/modem in there and follow the steps. And after portforward you need check your port (UDP 16000) with this to make sure if portforward done very well.
Please see correct results in the picture bellow. 4- If you have done these 3 steps and portcheck tool gives result you like this picture, thats mean you are ready to play online games on Gameranger.
But sometimes, players may still have connection problems after done these 3 steps. Thats because firewall on the router. Turn-off your router/modem"s firewall or configure it to let works Gameranger (personally, i have disabled windows firewall too, you don"t have to do.) Also if you have an anti-virus program, configure its internal firewall or turn it off (most of them have included a firewall) 5- Finally we are ready to play online games on gameranger. Now open it and pick your games to play online.
Please see in the picture bellow. GAMERANGER USAGE ACCORDING from ValsaDooM A) Once you have Gameranger, and once you were able to join a chat room from a host or made your own, it is better to clarified with the others the rules of the game you want to play, before pressing the start button, also everybody must have their BFME game shut off, for it will open automatically when the host press the start button anyways. B) Once your BFME game opens, it is better for the host to wait for the other players in the lobby of BFME before creating a game. C) It is in the lobby of BFME that you must pick teams if more then 2 players, from there you don"t get kicked all the time, like in the chat room of the created game from the host, this is very important, the lobby of BFME is your safe place, no need to spam, no need to panic, and you can always gather there after each game without going back all the way to the chat room of GameRanger. D) Once your in the chat room of the game that the host has created you might get kick, do not panic join back and spam a few words, plz not like a maniac, just a letter or something every 4 or 5 seconds, or simply switch color again and again. E) If you have difficulty to join the game from the lobby of BFME and you receive a message like "user time out", or "serial number already in use" or simply can"t join the host"s game because it says it"s full, you can try hosting a game then cancel it and then join back the host game.
Lotr Bfme 2 Your Serial Is Already In Use
F) Remember at the end of every games you can gather in the lobby of BFME If you die you can wait for the other to join you there and restart a new game. HOW TO SEE PLAYERS PINGS AS NUMERICAL.