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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. Stryker vs Bradley

    Here's a sample mission for the SBCT at NTC where the unit performed well: http://www.benning.army.mil/infantry/magazine/issues/2017/JUL-SEP/pdf/10)TN3-Courchaine-Stryker.pdf
  2. Original BF Crew/Employees

    I think I've been here since near the beginning... Los
  3. Rule of thumb in actual combat: You have the whole rest of your life to get from point A to point B.
  4. Virtual Reality

    I just want to report that I own an HTC Vive is it is downright awesome. It is simple enough to use that my 70+ in laws tried it and are now buying a PC capable of running it and ordered one themselves. Every few days new and cool a games and apps are released. I bought it mostly for flight sims (DCS and FSX are awesome) but it is great in room scale play as well. It would be neat to command Combat Mission from the ground level (Like they do with Scourge of War Gettysburg and Headquarters in the saddle mode) as sort of a infantry company commander simulator. Anyway, good stuff. If you can afford it, I recommend it. And between the Vive and the Rift get the Vive because of the room scale play options. My buddy bought the rift at the same time and I have time in both. Oh did I mention VR-video pole dancers...... Los
  5. In Praise of Real Time battles!

    I agree, and if only we could get Multiplayer coop! (or more than 2 player coop). Los
  6. Am I the only one that thinks this video is hilarious? "Good shot but you roasted us too!"
  7. I agree, I am awaiting the kick starter as well. Los
  8. Same here..will buy immediately.
  9. Meant in jest but ...this thread reminds me of this: (image deleted by Steve because it violates the no-swear word policy. Otherwise I think it was humorous example of arguing with Putinbots. Here is a link to a discussion about the cartoon. https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/3ri6br/what_is_deal_with_crudely_drawn_chickens_and/)
  10. Well its December 16th...Clocks...Maps....Toys...But where are the panzers...and where are the men?
  11. All the best Kohlenklau, with all your modding efforts, you are the godfather of CM Bulge! Los
  12. Well the problem is you would need a mod that has say Syrian type forces or indig type forces and US on the blue side. This mod, called Afghan National Army would work and it needs CMSF-NATO. replaces the Dutch with ANA forces which give you a decent middle east army type look. I don't know of a mod that enables Straight out indigs on the blue side. Los
  13. You can replicate these forces by playing with the various unit values. Frankly the actual versions of small arms carried by units in Cm are mostly irrelevant to what you are interested in at the level CM replicates combat. Keep in mind re Spec ops in Syria, the current deployment in the news will mostly be SF (Green Beret) unit broken into small teams, embedded at the local level to provide Tactical Air Control Party (CAS) support for ground units. So hmm I guess the way you set this up in a scenario is to include one very well experienced, motivated equipped, and led Forward Observer team with your otherwise rag tag opposition force. Then give that side a bunch of CAS. Los
  14. Can You Rotate Barbed Wire?

    I find it best to stick a fork in one eye before messing with barb wire emplacement, this way the annoyance you experience trying to rotate the things doesn't seem as powerful compared to the pain of a bleeding eye.
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