To fix this all up, first uninstall BFME2. To the last file. All must go.
Then, install it again. First the 1.00 game, then patch it to 1.06 and then to 1.08 to get that patch switcher. At the end, download the T3A:Online launcher. Do not crack.
Then, download and extract the BFME2 mini-images. You will need Daemon Tools Lite or PowerISO to use them. The guide to using Daemon Tools is here and PowerISO here.
Finally, whenever you want to run the game, mount the mini-images and run BFME2.
This is a method used by the vast majority of BFME players.
So after I deleted all of my previous BFME files and then reinstalled, when I tried running the game without the mini images mounted, the "No CD" error didn't come up (what happens in this video is not what's happening to me in relation to the "No CD inserted" error ). It's behaving as it did before (not working with 1.06 and 1.08 but working with 1.00) However, the only things I downloaded were the files outlined under Installation guide in this page: http://forshire.blog...ad-bfme-ii.html I didn't download any kind of separate crack, and I didn't mess with any of the exe files.
Is there a way that my version of BFME2 automatically gets cracked when I download it? Do you think there's a file on my computer that I missed that is causing this? If so, where would I find it? I'm just confused because it's acting like cracked software but I haven't (to my knowledge) cracked it at all.
Sorry to keep going on and on about, I just haven't been able to get it to work. Thanks again for your help & patience!