Funny thing, my wife's ancient laptop (4 years older than mine) can read the DVD perfectly. So, using my wife's laptop I transferred everything from the DVD into a portable hard drive and installed ArmA 2 into my computer from there. But then of course ArmA 2 doesn't start because the executable looks in vain for the DVD which is not recognized by my computer.
I have three options
- Forget about the DVD and get ArmA 2 from Steam
- Get a new DVD drive or computer
- Wait until the issue is solved, patched or whatever. After 1 patch I remember ArmA not needing the CD in the drive. I doubt this is going to be the case here.
UPDATE: I got my DVD drive to recognize/read the damn DVD. I had to update the drive's firmware.