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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. Radio?

    The backpack radios had a battery that was, I think, the size and weight of a car battery. I think that after a day of lugging that around, you'd know you'd done a day's work. Michael
  2. Mid to late war I think I would agree with you. Early war...maybe not so sure. If the germans wanted to set up blocking position they might move into position, deploy quickly, and begin firing. Michael
  3. So, pretty much as the present Hunt command? Michael
  4. Brother ED sounds like my kind of guy! Michael
  5. It also has serious commercial implications, which probably add considerable impetus to the decision to proceed with the project. Michael
  6. CMBN weapons effect tests

    Not necessarily. Back in the early days of BfN, I noticed that MG42s fired from the shoulder would show the bullet trajectory climbing as the burst lasted. I haven't noticed this recently, so it may have been subsequently altered. Michael
  7. DARKEST HOUR movie

    I always thought that A Bridge Too Far did a good thing in casting German and Swiss actors portraying German characters. It did kind of slip up on casting Dutch characters though. Michael
  8. Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    And let us not forget the Tortoise from our British allies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortoise_heavy_assault_tank#/media/File:IWM-MH-9865-Tortoise.jpg It might be interesting to see how these monsters compared (my guess is that the T-28 might have an edge in a couple of categories). Michael
  9. Radio?

    Just out of curiosity, was the HQ still in radio C2 after moving (after the move was completed of course)? Michael
  10. Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    Kinda young for a major general, don'cha think? Unless two stars means something else in whatever army she's in. Michael
  11. Well, I suppose that munitions makers will now have to start adding protective armor to their warheads. The race continues... Michael
  12. Still hitting the opium pipe are you? Michael
  13. And we know which are you. (Hint: It doesn't start with an 's'.) Michael
  14. precision arty

    That makes sense. I have the feeling that we have placed too much emphasis on its use in tank sniping. BTW, in case it hasn't already occurred to you, I wouldn't place too much faith on anything you see on YouTube. Michael
  15. precision arty

    Those shots were probably selected to show the round in its best light. IRL more shots might fall farther away. Michael