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Old 06-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Official temporary fix for non-DLC owners

This fix is no longer relevant, as Infinity Ward has simply fixed it in the game.


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So here it is, the official temporary fix for (most) DLC issues. Do note that this only works for people who don't have the DLC. If you do, stop reading.
  1. Download iw_25.iwd and iw_26.iwd
  2. Move the files you just downloaded to "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\call of duty modern warfare 3\main" (note: this is "Program Files (x86)" on 64-bit systems)
  3. Enjoy the game again!


Important note: Downloading these files will not allow you to play the DLC without purchasing.


Before anyone shouts that this is piracy: I have formal permission from Infinity Ward to share these files with you, in order to fix the DLC issues.

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Old 06-06-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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Before anyone shouts that this is piracy: I have formal permission from Infinity Ward to share these files with you, in order to fix the DLC issues.
here is the problem.

Nobody cares about what u "say"

Give me a IW post and we can talk.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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here is the problem.

Nobody cares about what u "say"

Give me a IW post and we can talk.
Whatever. Screenshot from Twitter convo: http://www.imgdumper.nl/uploads5/4fc...0.16.51_PM.png
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #4
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What I get out of this is that there is a way to share files to play the DLC without actually purchasing the maps... lol

I bought them, but it seems interesting that you would have to specify "still can't play the maps" ... means there must be a way.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:23 PM   #5
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Whatever. Screenshot from Twitter convo: http://www.imgdumper.nl/uploads5/4fc...0.16.51_PM.png
How is that proof?
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:24 PM   #6
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What I get out of this is that there is a way to share files to play the DLC without actually purchasing the maps... lol

I bought them, but it seems interesting that you would have to specify "still can't play the maps" ... means there must be a way.
Sorry, that's not the case. Clarification :

Important note: Downloading these files will not allow you to play the DLC without purchasing.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:31 PM   #7
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Sorry, that's not the case. Clarification :

Important note: Downloading these files will not allow you to play the DLC without purchasing.

Oh I know. I am saying there might be a way based on reading between the lines of your tweets. These files wont do it, I just find it interesting that you had to make that distinction. It implies that there may be a combo of files that CAN be shared to allow for DLC play.

Like I said, I bought them and will continue to buy them, because I like Call of Duty and will continue to support it. I just find it interesting.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:38 PM   #8
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Oh I know. I am saying there might be a way based on reading between the lines of your tweets. These files wont do it, I just find it interesting that you had to make that distinction. It implies that there may be a combo of files that CAN be shared to allow for DLC play.

Like I said, I bought them and will continue to buy them, because I like Call of Duty and will continue to support it. I just find it interesting.
No file combination I know of can do that
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:44 PM   #9
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i will do it now
thx !!
btw did they improved the VAC ? no more hackers thx god !
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #10
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Does it work WITH DLC owners? I mean, I know it doesnt, but if I disabled DLC or something, will it fix it for us? I think before I got DLC, it was 5 potential games, now when I got DLC, it dropped down to 2 potential games.

Mind finding a fix with DLC owners? I'd really like it.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:02 PM   #11
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How is that proof?
Who cares? Why do you have to be a let down on every thread?

This is a solid fix, it will give you the same files as dlc owners, therefore no error.

Thanks Tom.




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Mind finding a fix with DLC owners? I'd really like it.
There's no 100% fix for you guys, since you either have the files or you don't. To play with non-dlc owners, delete/move the iw_25.iwd and iw_26.iwd files, and to play with the dlc owners, move them back.

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Old 06-06-2012, 02:38 PM   #12
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Thank you for this. I've gotten knocked out of quite a few lobbies because of this error.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:41 PM   #13
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Why they can't give us these files via updating the game.Why we have to trust a third party person who gives us the fix and says it was approved by the developers themselves.

I really do not understand, are they too lazy to fix us the game for us?

Since it's sticky i guess it's safe to use though.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:49 PM   #14
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The problem with this fix is, that it's not official. Only a few players will know of this. It's a noble attempt though.
But won't help fixing the problem on a large scale.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #15
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The problem with this fix is, that it's not official. Only a few players will know of this. It's a noble attempt though.
But won't help fixing the problem on a large scale.
From my view, i blame the devs for abandoning the game and not fixing the actual problem.But from their view, they probably blame the players for not reading the forum .
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