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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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  1. 2 points
    Warts 'n' all

    Jäger Division

    Lei. is short for Leicht (or Light). The only lei division I can find doing a quick google is the 5th who were part of the Afrika Corps in '41. And it later became the 21st Panzer Division.
  2. 2 points
    akd

    Jäger Division

  3. 1 point
    Rinaldi

    Jäger Division

    No waffenfarbe are the white braids on the collars with the colorings, Mord. These are Bundeswehr waffenfarbe but it'll suffice for an example: Think of them as being analogous to the crossed sabers, rifles or cannons, etc. of the US branches. The piping color of shoulder-boards also helped identify their branch of service.
  4. 1 point
    sburke

    Armored Infantry Platoon HQ

    Sorry the only FFE I have experienced is when my wife got tired of me leaving the toilet seat up.
  5. 1 point
    Michael Emrys

    Jäger Division

    There were several used during the Polish campaign, but were found to be inadequate to their assigned tasks. They were basically supposed to be demi-Panzer divisions with half the number of tanks etc. By the time of the campaign against France and the Low Countries, most of them had been built up into more or less full Panzer divisions. Michael
  6. 1 point
    akd

    Jäger Division

    Not yet, but on paper the Jäger Battalion it is very similar to the Gebirgsjäger Battalion. Other divisional units are the same as Gebirgsjäger or regular infantry divisions. No connection to Panzerjäger units, which is a term used for all tank destroyer formations (but the Panzerjäger battalion in a Jäger or Gebirgsjäger division was the same as that in a regular infantry division).
  7. 1 point
    Michael Emrys

    Increasing WEGO turn time

    I don't bite my nails, but neither do I handle futility very well. Watching a disaster unfold for two or more minutes without being able to intervene might very well lead to an increase in my rage quits. Michael
  8. 1 point
    Warts 'n' all

    Indirect Fire

    I had the same problem the first time I used the German light Infantry gun in an indirect fire role, hitting buildings, trees, or anything, except the enemy. Obviously, the main job of the "Pack" was give the Airborne a chance of hitting back until they could establish Radio contact with heavier arty.
  9. 1 point
    Warts 'n' all

    Increasing WEGO turn time

    I've always that minute of tension was perfect right from when I first played CMBO. Any longer, and I wouldn't have any nails left.
  10. 1 point
    Badger73

    Increasing WEGO turn time

    Already discussed here . . . Not really embraced by community nor supported by Battlefront
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