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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. Come visit the Twin Cities. We'll drink some wine, eat some cheese, kick some Seanachai
  2. Same ol', same ol'.... a bit more tormenting Seanachai
  3. Salem, why couldn't you just let it die? Those that matter didn't care, and those that are you don't matter
  4. PanzerMike, Gotta say that you, and your compadre S'Burke, 'mind me of the ol' Cheesy Wafflers... bunch of Howler Monkies flinging feces about. Do try to develope a little panache.
  5. S'Burke, do I look like I'd give a tree full of Hamsters about Ol' Foul Joe, or what he's done or not done? The true joy of despotism, when you're one of the despots, is your word is law
  6. Making kohlenklau a Seniour Knight, is oddly a good idea, but given the nature of his contribution, I think he should be give a post. Inquisitor General, answerable to the Justicar, is my decree. Oh, and Boo, since Joe's passed the mantle to you, you are a Seniour Knight
  7. Michael Emrys are you there?

    Yes, I believe he was.
  8. Yes, by all means, feed his failing, and almost useless, liver. Pour it on boys!
  9. Michael Emrys are you there?

    Yes, yes, I know it was Cajones66 (not bolded because he was a loon), and yes, I know he was your Arch Nemesis (he was a loon), but HE, not you, broke the seals! He named the Horsemen (why he chose the four of us, is beyond my ken... he was a loon). So I say, with all due reverence to your pickled liver, sod right the Hell off.
  10. Well done. Saves one of your betters from explaining it to the muppet
  11. What in the Hell was that?! Seenagay? Hi there? This is what The Mutha Beautiful Thread has become?
  12. Michael Emrys are you there?

    Gods! Seanachai, when will you ever shut the Hell up? YOU don't get to appoint ANY of the Horseman of the Apocalypso. Knobjob62, or whatever his silly ass user name was, is the only one that gets to do that.
  13. Michael Emrys are you there?

    Glad to here he's recovering
  14. Stuka, shut the **** up. There's been talk of appointing minions of the Olde Ones, but I seriously doubt Peng would talk you, Stuka... I ****in' know I won't. Seanachai might... he's a dip****
  15. Misidentified Units Back In?

    Yes, but they provide the target of mockery necessary to ensure the continuation of the MBT until long after the second coming of Christ.