I find it really disappointing that I can't properly play ArmA Gold in my LAN because it gives me the CD-Key in use error.
The only solution is snatching a few generated keys from google but it is essentially pirating the game which is what I wanted to prevent when I bought it on GOG.com!
Not only am I beginning to regret getting ArmA Gold for my LAN from GOG.com, I see this as a form of DRM.
Is there a way to get LAN working without each of my computers getting the CD-Key in use error?
Thanks for any information.
Hi, I don't have arma 1 here on GOG but from my experience with some other titles on here the game probably installs with a dummy key which you then swap out after installing with some sort of utility which should be in the start menu.
your real key should be listed under the "my games" category on this site. select the arma gold icon and look at the bottom of the page under the heading "my serial number". you just copy + paste the key into the utility and it should be able to swap your key inside the registry.
After reading through your problem again I'm not 100% sure if this is the solution you need but if it doesn't work I used to run this over a LAN so I might have some other solutions.