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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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  1. I would be nice if the company would give an authoritative answer to that. Michael
  2. In my games troops are almost never in smoldering ruins and if they are from the same unit as the buddy aiding soldier, he would be likely to have a good idea of how clean his buddy keeps his weapon. So simply roll a die and depending on confidence level, he decides whether or not to pick up the weapon. A very different question than when the wounded soldier is an enemy and therefore unknown. Michael
  3. Not directly, I suppose, but if it is preventing your unit from being distracted by anything outside the arc, that might help. Michael
  4. Why? Just curious as to your reasoning. Michael
  5. Not been an awful lot to talk about else lately. Personally, I welcome the diversion. Michael
  6. I do hope that you will find a solution to your problem, but you are in the wrong forum. You need to raise this question in the Black Sea forum. Michael
  7. Interesting ideas. Michael
  8. Thank you very much. Michael
  9. Sounds almost like Switzerland. Michael
  10. But then a few years later reversed that trend, at least on fighters such as the Spitfire. I wonder if that was partly due to the increased availability of .50 MGs with Lend-Lease. Michael
  11. I never saw the wave deflector (don't know what else to call it) undeploy before. I wasn't even sure it did. I guess that must be something controlled from the driver's position and he must have hit the wrong button at the wrong time. Must have been a red face as well as some soggy drawers afterwards. Michael
  12. BTW, the Army should start talking to NASA about rations. That agency has sunk a lot of resources into researching rations for the Mars flight as well as other long duration missions. I watched a tv program on the subject a few months back. Michael
  13. Interesting. I guess those hadn't made it into the ration box at the time our reporter was taste testing. I wonder if and when US soldiers will start getting them. Michael
  14. Of course, but that was at the grand strategic level. It was less common at the operational level where the Germans usually had a pretty shrewd idea of how good their opponents were. Michael