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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:


      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. Snipers

    Like @c3k I can confirm I've observed snipers targetting high-value targets such as officers and NCOs (small unit leaders) and vehicle commanders.I have seen a sniper in game stop an attacking Soviet infantry company by taking out all the squad and platoon commanders (I saw this by looking at the body count post game). The challenge is finding the best position for them to engage and kill without being spotted and shot to bits in return...They work better if pre-placed and hiding up in good cover with good LOF. Hard to do when the enemy has possible 'eyes on' but easier at the set-up phase in a scenario. Try using 'slow' (where they crawl) if you have to get them into a position where the enemy may have LOS/LOF to?
  2. What is going on?

    Cheers ta - maybe I should have said parenting!
  3. What is going on?

    Hi Guys Cheers for the kudos! @Aragorn2002 if you still have that info I'm happy for you to share it. Bit strapped for time right now to go and dig the info out so would most likely take me a few days to fit in between baby care!
  4. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Just give @Bootie a shout and he'll upload it for you. He's a cracking lad and will sort you out.
  5. One of my pals is an ex Royal Marine sniper - he says movement of a subject is always a giveaway - easier to spot em.
  6. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    He! Aye she does Lot's of leg kicking and arm waving when they play.
  7. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Thanks guys - much appreciated Also found out she seems to like Raubtier!
  8. Just in case it was missed I upload all the missions as standalone scenarios to TSDIII a while back. NOTE: outwith the campaign they may well not be 'balanced' as within the campaign I assume the German player will take casualties. Still if you never completed any missions or fancied seeing what the alternative path choices would have taken you, then you might find it useful. http://www.thefewgoodmen.com/tsd3/cm-red-thunder/cm-red-thunder-add-ons-scenarios/kampfgruppe-von-schroif-missions/ Cheery!
  9. Scan_Cade working?

    Don't have to extract the missions from KG von Schroif - done it for you: http://www.thefewgoodmen.com/tsd3/cm-red-thunder/cm-red-thunder-add-ons-scenarios/kampfgruppe-von-schroif-missions/
  10. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Thanks guys She's a wee bit small to handle electronic stuff but appears to like reading Ost Front history. http://imgur.com/a/ZWZvT Oh and it looks like I can't upload images directly to the new forum at the moment. The above link takes you to IMGUR in the meantime! Cheery!
  11. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Hi @MOS:96B2P It is but progressing very slowly. My wife and I have just had a wee baby so that's taking up a lot (most if not nearly all!) of spare time. The screenshot is from one of the missions within a campaign based around KG Muhlenkamp. Its taking alot longer than planned to put together. Most of the maps are around 3 x 4km, a few smaller, one larger. This map is 4 x 2km and covers a small counter attack by Panthers from 7./II pushed back a Soviet armoured probe near DOLBIZNA. I'm busy playtesting the Soviet AI plan just now. It has some interesting LOS and long range fire fights on the map. Surprising that it is not playing out as I had thought due to the LOS/LOF the Soviets have. I'm losing more Panthers than I should be!
  12. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Poland Summer 1944
  13. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Thanks for that - I missed this. Bit of a bummer. I'll chase up using Imgur - thanks to @Muzzleflash1990 for the suggestion.
  14. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Poland Summer 1944