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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. Attn: Mike T. or Gordon...

    WOW, something strange here. I was doing some interner surfing and just had a desire to check the old CM forum. I saw you message. I have just stopped gaming now and after getting dumped on by Mike Dorosh over the Osprey business I stopped checking this forum. Tired of the attitude problems with some people. Anyway, on you problem I have seen that problem many times. Now send me you mod, bmps and rules, everything. I will have a look at it. Send it to miket6065@sbcglobal.net and I will give it a look. I am sure I can fix the problem fairly quick. Mike
  2. Bloody hell. OK fair enough signing off.
  3. Don't know about that bit. But books are on those newsgroups all the time. The Osprey books have been appearing for some time now. Get them or don't, your decision. But I was looking over the files. Modders should fine some ideas for their work.
  4. At ****LINK DELETED BY MODERATOR**** someone just posted the following Osprey books: The Long Range Desert Group 1940-45 PanzerKampfwagenIV 1936-45 British Tanks in North Africa 1940-42 Panther Variants Flammpanzer German flamethrower tanks StuGIII Assualt Gun 1940-42 Tiger Heavy Tank 1942-45 Kingtiger Heavy Tank 1942-45 If you search back far enough in the group you will also find these for uniforms: The Italian Army 1940-45 US Army in WWII, The Pacific Japanese Army 1931-45 Hermann Goering Division Waffen SS 1 to 5 Divisions They are in yEnc format and are PDF books. MikeT
  5. At newsgroup alt.binaries.e-book.flood someone just posted the following Osprey books: The Long Range Desert Group 1940-45 PanzerKampfwagenIV 1936-45 British Tanks in North Africa 1940-42 Panther Variants Flammpanzer German flamethrower tanks StuGIII Assualt Gun 1940-42 Tiger Heavy Tank 1942-45 Kingtiger Heavy Tank 1942-45 If you search back far enough in the group you will also find these for uniforms: The Italian Army 1940-45 US Army in WWII, The Pacific Japanese Army 1931-45 Hermann Goering Division Waffen SS 1 to 5 Divisions They are in yEnc format and are PDF books. MikeT
  6. At newsgroup alt.binaries.e-book.flood someone just posted the following Osprey books: The Long Range Desert Group 1940-45 PanzerKampfwagenIV 1936-45 British Tanks in North Africa 1940-42 Panther Variants Flammpanzer German flamethrower tanks StuGIII Assualt Gun 1940-42 Tiger Heavy Tank 1942-45 Kingtiger Heavy Tank 1942-45 If you search back far enough in the group you will also find these for uniforms: The Italian Army 1940-45 US Army in WWII, The Pacific Japanese Army 1931-45 Hermann Goering Division Waffen SS 1 to 5 Divisions They are in yEnc format and are PDF books. MikeT
  7. New weapontype?

    Shotguns, illegal. Some people claim so but then Senator Kerry claims that the 50cal HMG is illegal and made him a war criminal. I am very dubious of this "this weapon is illegal" business until I read the whatever convention is being quoted. I recently started reading the Genera convention about Prisoners of war and who is covered. Very interesting. MikeT
  8. New weapontype?

    Shotguns, illegal. Some people claim so but then Senator Kerry claims that the 50cal HMG is illegal and made him a war criminal. I am very dubious of this "this weapon is illegal" business until I read the whatever convention is being quoted. I recently started reading the Genera convention about Prisoners of war and who is covered. Very interesting. MikeT
  9. "Harry" Mod request

    not quite a kid really but certainly not intelligent or aware enough yet to be an adult. MikeT
  10. There is always a grog around. MikeT
  11. Been doing some surfing and found this by accident. Check out the pic at this link http://hsgalleries.com/jagdwagenaj_1.htm MikeT
  12. I am using XP Pro and have no problems with any game. MikeT
  13. http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/lsm/dhmg/shul004.html MikeT
  14. http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/lsm/dhmg/shul004.html MikeT
  15. http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/lsm/dhmg/shul004.html MikeT
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