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      Special Upgrade 4 Tech Tips   12/27/2016

      Hi all! Now that Upgrade 4 is out and about in large quantities we have now discovered a few SNAFUs that happen out in the scary, real world that is home computing.  Fortunately the rate of problems is extremely small and so far most are easily worked around.  We've identified a few issues that have similar causes which we have clear instructions for work arounds here they are: 1.  CMRT Windows customers need to re-license their original key.  This is a result of improvements to the licensing system which CMBN, CMBS, and CMFB are already using.  To do this launch CMRT with the Upgrade and the first time enter your Engine 4 key.  Exit and then use the "Activate New Products" shortcut in your CMRT folder, then enter your Engine 3 license key.  That should do the trick. 2.  CMRT and CMBN MacOS customers have a similar situation as #2, however the "Activate New Products" is inside the Documents folder in their respective CM folders.  For CMBN you have to go through the process described above for each of your license keys.  There is no special order to follow. 3.  For CMBS and CMFB customers, you need to use the Activate New Products shortcut and enter your Upgrade 4 key.  If you launch the game and see a screen that says "LICENSE FAILURE: Base Game 4.0 is required." that is an indication you haven't yet gone through that procedure.  Provided you had a properly functioning copy before installing the Upgrade, that should be all you need to do.  If in the future you have to install from scratch on a new system you'll need to do the same procedure for both your original license key and your Upgrade 4.0 key. 4.  There's always a weird one and here it is.  A few Windows users are not getting "Activate New Products" shortcuts created during installation.  Apparently anti-virus software is preventing the installer from doing its job.  This might not be a problem right now, but it will prove to be an issue at some point in the future.  The solution is to create your own shortcut using the following steps: Disable your anti-virus software before you do anything. Go to your Desktop, right click on the Desktop itself, select NEW->SHORTCUT, use BROWSE to locate the CM EXE that you are trying to fix. The location is then written out. After it type in a single space and then paste this:

      -showui

      Click NEXT and give your new Shortcut a name (doesn't matter what). Confirm that and you're done. Double click on the new Shortcut and you should be prompted to license whatever it is you need to license. At this time we have not identified any issues that have not been worked around.  Let's hope it stays that way Steve
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      Forum Reorganization   10/12/2017

      We've reorganized our Combat Mission Forums to reflect the fact that most of you are now running Engine 4 and that means you're all using the same basic code.  Because of that, there's no good reason to have the discussion about Combat Mission spread out over 5 separate sets of Forums.  There is now one General Discussion area with Tech Support and Scenario/Mod Tips sub forums.  The Family specific Tech Support Forums have been moved to a new CM2 Archives area and frozen in place. You might also notice we dropped the "x" from distinguishing between the first generation of CM games and the second.  The "x" was reluctantly adopted back in 2005 or so because at the time we had the original three CM games on European store shelves entitled CM1, CM2, and CM3 (CMBO, CMBB, and CMAK).  We didn't want to cause confusion so we added the "x".  Time has moved on and we have to, so the "x" is now gone from our public vocabulary as it has been from our private vocabulary for quite a while already.  Side note, Charles *NEVER* used the "x" so now we're all speaking the same language as him.  Which is important since he is the one programming them

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  2. CMx1 Please Don't DIE!

    If your Old Rig dies, then purchase another similar Old Rig on Flea-Bay to play your CMx1. Examples: I use to own a Dell D810 (ATI-600 Video), and Dell D830 (Nvidia 140 Video) Core2 Duo Laptops to play CMx1, and along with a Dell Desktop OptiPlex 755 Core2 Duo to play both CMx1 & CMx2 with no problems...Now, I just own a Dell Desktop OptiPlex 790 i5 Quad Core to play both CMx1 & CMx2.
  3. Book about playing AH‘s „The Third Reich“

    Thanks, Bud. Sounds good, indeed. BTW, pretty poor weather on Teneriffe. I just finished the first battle of the PC 1939 campaign. 😎
  4. Thank You C3K I think I found the solution I simply used the mentioned files for each game and all Into menus states that It's running "Game engine 4" so I think all is good. As to your suggestion - Thank you - I have carefully saved all keys on a TXT file placed in a save place in the cloud. Best regards Morten
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  6. You have had a direct response from Elvis, who runs the Help Desk, that he can assist you if you OPEN A TICKET. That has been suggested to you earlier in this thread. A suggestion: when you find your license keys (or get new ones) write them down. I keep a document in my Battlefront folder which contains every key I have for these games. It takes a few minutes to set up and enter the key. But then it's easily accessible anytime I need it. Just a thought.
  7. See the goodreads review here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10792024-the-third-reich
  8. Gents, I just stumbled about a book by Roberto Bolano, called „The Third Reich“. The story is apparently about a German wargamer, being invited to play the good old AH boardgame with some mysterious person in Spain. Since there are not too many novels about playing boardgames available: Does anybody know it? Is it worth reading?
  9. Hi all I had a PC crash and need to re-install CMBN, CMFI, CMRT and CMFB with all expansions. From the thread above I understand I only need to DL the Upgrade 4 (and all keys) for all games, but when accessing the files under my account I see two Windows Files - I am correct in assuming that both IS needed. Please see screenie attached regarding FI - I Need both the marked - and shall install the " 2 full" first and then the "Upgrade 4"? Thank all in advance. Best regards Morten Lundsteen Denmark
  10. The 'Never Say You've Seen It All' Thread

    Found this on FB moments ago and thought it a natural. It's a look at history in a way I never, ever, entertained. Regards, John Kettler
  11. Still No Flat Roof Access?

    ok good to know, how do you do a flatroof building in editor?
  12. Still No Flat Roof Access?

    Actually you probably can. I think the issue is that some of the maps may have been created prior to that being allowed. They then get "baked" in like that. I just tried Lonsdale's Block. There is one location that has 4 Flat topped independent buildings. I could not give a move order to the roof. I then edited the map, deleted the buildings and replaced them. Now I can access the roof. Bummer as deleting and replacing is tedious, but I don't know of another way to correct.
  13. You used to able to put your troops onto flat rooves?but i cant
  14. Yeah forest fighting and attacking buildings can be bloody. As for the the "open" space, there are difficulties with los block from trees in front and the sides of the town and the sloping. Defender is either stuck on a reverse slope or has to rely on the ridge near the back which has a lot of los issues. Although they could theoretically setup a very forward defense set up in the minor objectives but that would be very daring and risky. Thanks!
  15. That's all very well but you're stuffed unless somebody makes a scenario or campaign depicting it - otherwise you're just playing a QB. I guess that not many people have thought about depicting actions in that campaign because of a perception that very little happened in that campaign. I disagree with that view, as I'm sure the men and women who fought in that campaign but compared to the epic and well-documented battles for Normandy it is easy to see why people think that very little happened. I think that there are some interesting possibilities there for both scenarios and campaigns but you've got to find someone who is willing to create them or do it yourself.
  16. Query: Seeking information on US Navy Pacific WW II

    Ditto for me too. Michael
  17. Naughty or nice... here's some bones!

    (solicitously) Where would you like the body sent? Michael
  18. Naughty or nice... here's some bones!

    Any more news on the module? i'm dying over here.
  19. Lo and behold, removing the mods worked. I am sure I tried this. Sorry for wasting everyone's time. Don't know my head from my arse anymore. Most be time to quite this skull f*%%%^ job I am in.
  20. Oleksandr's Modding Space

    CMBS: Ukrainian Marines In Field Toad Camouflage By Oleksandr This is a huge mod what will replace standard ukrainian uniform with two new ones: Ukrainian “Assault Suit” and “Mabuta Mk-2” both in Field Toad Camouflage. Ukrainian Marines and Special Forces are wearing both types of uniforms finished in this unique camouflage. It was created by the same company what created “Varan Camouflage” and Mabuta-Mk 2 uniform – P1G-Tac. Wearing this uniform your units will perfectly fit in the game. This is how Mabuta Mk-2 will look like in the game (you might remember that uniform by using my first mod “Mabuta Mk-2 Varan Camo”): This is how Assault Suit will look like: Units in the game will be predominantly wear Assault uniforms while fewer soldiers will be wearing Mabuta Mk-2 (its way more expensive). All the gear was reworked accordingly – for example knee protection: or helmets Patches of Ukrainian Marines were added as well. NOTE: This mod will not work with my “Varan Mabuta Mk-2” mod. You need to delete it before using this one. But you will lose nothing because Mabuta Mk-2 itself is part of this mod, although it is covered by a different camouflage now. NOTE N2: All the skins for this mod will came out as a stand alone mod because I want people with any of my mods seing those boots, gloves, eye protection, face masks etc. So it will came out soon as a stand alone mod. NOTE N3: This mod will not conflict with any of my Digital Camouflage mods. I hope you will enjoy it! Link to Download: http://cmmodsiii.greenasjade.net/?p=5841 Glory to Ukraine!
  21. Oleksandr's Modding Space

    Thank you for using them. You should check out my latest one - will be an update in a second.
  22. Radios play an important role in C2 so I thought I would add the below screenshots from my notes to this thread. These screenshots are also posted in at least one other thread and buried somewhere on the forum. The below shows how it is possible to Buddy Aid a radio and continue to use it for C2. However this does not effect the ability to call for artillery. The ability to call for artillery requires a troop that has artillery calling authority and is not dependent on the radio.
  23. Oleksandr's Modding Space

    Some of @Oleksandr mods at work in the field. Very cool. Thanks for the mod work.
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  25. Sulomon vs Sid: A Quick Battle AAR

    Looking forward to the outcome of this, if you can get the Brummbars in a position where they can level the buildings in the town then do it, that's what they're designed for! However, you are right to be concerned about your opponents AT capabilities. Good luck.
  26. Perhaps you could pick up the British module of CMSF waiting for a future bundle with CMBS and its first module.
  27. It would be funny to see it just once. German WWII against US marines.
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