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[HOW TO] Enable Battlefield 4 DLC's after reinstall - PC

by inSmithereens
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[HOW TO] Enable Battlefield 4 DLC's after reinstall - PC

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★★★★★ Expert

Hi,

 

if you have reinstalled Battlefield 4, especially after reinstalling your windows, and the game

is telling you do not have the DLC's installed it could be that your windows registry is missing

the correct entries the game needs to see you do have them installed.

 

# Completely close the Origin client

 

# Create a system restore point so you can reverse the changes made if needed: How to create a system restore point

Use method A ("hard") or B(easy) to proceed.

 

A. USE REGEDIT------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


# Open REGEDIT (start > execute)
# Find \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA Games\Battlefield 4\Xpack0

There should be a REG_SZ entry called "installed" with "True". If the data is "false"
double click on the line and type in "true" and click ok.

If you are missing the entries, create them by right clicking in the empty space in the right part of
the registry editor and choose "string value" and enter the name "installed" (or rename to installed by
right clicking the entry.) Double click on the entry to open it and enter as value date: true and click ok.

# Repeat the same for the next:
Find \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA Games\Battlefield 4\Xpack1

Find \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA Games\Battlefield 4\Xpack2

Find \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA Games\Battlefield 4\Xpack3

 


# If Xpack0, Xpack1 and Xpack2 are not showing, create them by right clicking on Battlefield 4, select "key" and
fill in Xpack0 as the name. Repeat for Xpack1 and Xpack2.

Xpack0 = Second Assault

Xpack1 = China Rising

Xpack2 = Naval Strike

Xpack3 = Dragon's Teeth

Below is a screenshot of what it should look like.

BF4-reg-fix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. CREATE .REG FILE-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

If you do not want to go searching in REGEDIT you can use notepad, create a new empty text file add all the following orange lines as

shown below.

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA Games\Battlefield 4\Xpack0]
"Installed"="true"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA Games\Battlefield 4\Xpack1]
"Installed"="true"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA Games\Battlefield 4\Xpack2]
"Installed"="true"
 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA Games\Battlefield 4\Xpack3]
"Installed"="true"

 

 

# Save the file with the extension .reg

# Be certain in notepad (or other editor) you do not save as xxxx.reg.text 

# You can name the file whatever you want but something like "BF4 DLC reg fix" might be a good choice.

 

To add the lines to the registry, double click on the file you created and click yes on the popup. Click OK when finished.

 

! Warning ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- !

There are .reg files ready to download on the internet but I do not recommend the use of them. If you

do download one of the internet, please check the content of the file (right click on it and choose edit).

The file should only contain the lines as shown above.

Reg files could contain lines that are harmfull to your pc and other than to agree on adding the lines,

you will not be notified.

! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- !

Please be aware that even if in lots of cases this solution works, it might not work for everybody

as computers sometimes "get picky".

 

 

Best regards,
inSmithereens


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Game Changer

Thanks! Saved this thread to favorites if i ever need this info Standard smile


- MorningTimeCloud, Battlefield Forum Moderator & Battlefield Discord Admin.

Volunteer, I don't work for EA.

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★★★ Newbie

This did the trick!  

 

Tried going through EA and Origin support - no help...Thanks so much!

Dan

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★ Apprentice
What do we do on console (ps3)
I have the same problem..
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★★★★★ Expert

Sorry, I am not in to consoles anymore so I am not sure about that. Have you checked EA Help?

http://help.ea.com/en/battlefield/battlefield-4/

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Champion (Retired)

Sorry but I don`t have a clue, try contacting support using the steps below - 

 

*Note that some players may have issues when using Internet Explorer. If this is the case, please use an alternate browser such as Firefox or Chrome*

 

Click the following link and log in: https://help.ea.com/en/

Then click on Help with a Game, and choose your game. If your game isn't listed, try entering the name on the search bar to the right. Alternately you can choose the Browse By Topic option and choose your relevant topic. If it is an account issue that doesn't require Game Advisor assistance, you can click the Manage Account button.

 

On the next page you will see a bunch of articles, links to community fixes, and a manuals tab for the chosen game.
If the articles aren't relevant to you, scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will get an option to Contact Us.

Click this and you will be prompted to choose your platform, the topic of your issue and to give a brief description of the issue at hand.
You will then have your options available, such as having a Live Chat with an advisor, or scheduling a callback if it is available in your region.
After this, you will get a live chat or a callback (depending on what you chosen) with an EA agent, that will be more then happy to assist you in any way.

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★★★ Novice

Same here - thanks a bunch!

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★★★ Newbie

Damn, buddy! YOU R MY LIFE SAVER!

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★★★ Novice

This didnt work. Any ideas?

 

Today i got my new SSD disk home so i uninstalled BF4 and installed it on a this new SSD.

I got the expansionpacks error. (I have premium).

 

Under \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA Games\Battlefield 4\

 


i created 2 folders (keys). 

Xpack0

...\ Installed (True)

Xpack1

...\ Installed (True)

 

Its still not working.

 

In the main Battlefield 4 Key folder it clearly says that BF4 is located on the new disk

 

Z:\Origin Games\Battlefield 4.

 

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★★★★★ Expert

Hi,

 

have you tried to repair the game? (right click on the game and choose repair)

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