Re: battle front 2 says it's not installed

by HanSoSIow
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battle front 2 says it's not installed

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Trying to play SW BF II with friends. But then they invite me my pop up says "install the game to play" when I'm already in the game. I've uninstalled both the game itself and the EA launcher, and cleared the launcher cache. nothing works.

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Re: battle front 2 says it's not installed

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You bought the game from EA and are able to launch in EA app and play. It's just getting invited by friends that is throwing the message?

 

Your friends are on the same platform?

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Re: battle front 2 says it's not installed

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Yes bought from EA and installed on PC via the EA app. Friends doing the same.

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"Player has invited you to play. Install the game to join."

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Whenever anyone sends me an invite, I am unable to accept. See the attached image.

I am able to launch the game within the EA App.

I am not launching the game with mods.

I have tried the following troubleshooting solutions:
- Reinstalled Battlefront to a different drive
- Made sure Battlefront is on the same drive as EA App
- Restarted my computer
- Logged out and back into EA App
- Reinstalled EA App
- Cleared cache within EA App using App Recovery

Invite.png

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Re: "Player has invited you to play. Install the game to join."

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Adding some clarification

I own the game through EA App, not through Steam or Epic Games.

I have tried repairing the game through EA App.

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Re: "Player has invited you to play. Install the game to join."

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@MagicApoIIo Yes, thank you for the image. This is the exact problem.
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Re: battle front 2 says it's not installed

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I have this exact same problem, only started very recently. My personal opinion on why this could be happening is a Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition issue. I originally bought the game when it came out on origin, with the Deluxe Edition included. However, as the game seemed to progress through it's life cycle we saw the exclusion of the title and it became the celebration edition instead. My friends who had also bought the original Elite Trooper Deluxe play the game through EA Desktop now. Years later when the game released via Steam, I bought it again so I could launch the game through there. For a long time, as I said until recently the invites would work with no issues. But now, much like the photo posted, it requires you to install the game in order to join them. I can invite them, and they can join me just fine. But not the other way around. When I reinstalled the game on EA Desktop, the version I own which was previously the Deluxe, I am then able to accept invites without issue. This is just my personal take on the matter, and I would very much like to see it resolved as I prefer to launch my games on steam. Thanks for reading.

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I'm still having this issue

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Same.

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