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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. Those are, unfortunately, not the latest version.
  2. Ok, so apparantly greenasjade has redesigned the page completely, and now I can't find my CMRT mod at all any more. If anyone has it downloaded, feel free to upload it again, as I no longer have it due to switching computers (I mean, why should I save it? It was safe and sound on greenasjade... right?)
  3. when will the next module arrive?

    I think he means "outsiders" as in not employees of BFC but hired in for special work.
  4. I don't have CM:BS since I, A: Don't have the money and B: Am not really interested in modern day settings. However, should anyone feel like making a soundmod, feel free to use my soundmods as material if you like any of the sounds. Personally, I'd say that modern weapons have a slightly different sound than most of the WW2 weapons, but that's up to each to decide. Anyway, feel free to use any of it and publish it. Just remember to cite where you got the sounds in a ReadMe file (not because I want the credit, but because the sounds in my sound mod are not created by me and crediting my soundmod will in a way credit those who I credit in my soundmod... if that makes any sense)
  5. Soundmod for CMBN

    Also true. And that's why I release my mods. Not because it's something I've created myself, but because others might not have access to the same size library of sounds as I do.
  6. Soundmod for CMBN

    Thanks. But none of the stuff is really "done" by me. It's all just stuff I've picked up here and there over the last 15 years or so.
  7. Fury Movie Discussion.

    Been looking and I can't find any reference to a canister round for the 76mm sherman.
  8. Fury Movie Discussion.

    They had canister rounds on the 76? Really?
  9. Fury Movie Discussion.

    Sad to say, but I've given up on soundmodding for the forseable future. I agree with the rest of your post though. Alot of people around here seem to get bogged down on the details and not able to enjoy a good movie.
  10. Fury Movie Discussion.

    And those movies aren't riddled with clichés and factual errors????
  11. Fury Movie Discussion.

    Oh trust me, with the degree of pickiness that people are using to rip this movie apart, they'd find flaws in even Das Boot. Things like in the ending scene where planes fly straight overhead and yet manages to strafe the ground beneath them at the same time... The difference is that this movie was made by Brad Pitt and is a Hollywood movie with a few hollywood clichés. But it doesn't deserve the hatred it's getting in this thread. Stalingrad is my favourite war movie (or rather anti-war movie) and it's considered a very good war movie by most, but even that is riddled with flaws and clichés.
  12. Fury Movie Discussion.

    Name one war movie that not once strays from historical accuracy and stays 100% true to facts. (and yes, since someone complained about Pitt not looking down the sights when firing, those tiny things count too)
  13. Fury Movie Discussion.

    I'm sure nobody ever stabbed anyone else in the eye during the entire war, and they all acted like perfect gentlemen.... The point of the movie is not to glorify war, but to show how brutal and dehumanising it was, and how it turns seemingly good men into monsters at times.
  14. Fury Movie Discussion.

    One thing that struck me about the movie was that they stated that they had been in the same tank as the same crew since '42 (IIRC). So it was probably supposed to be a 75mm armed sherman, which would explain alot about the fight with the tiger.
  15. Soundmod for CMBN

    Thanks for the praise
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