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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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    Minneapolis, MN USA
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    none. I\'m THAT boring.
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  1. Farging Oddstralians. What's WRONG with you for living where you live? http://imgur.com/gallery/c9DYC
  2. I made sure I stomped that cigar out before I flicked it through your window, and that's the story I'm sticking to.
  3. Rah rah Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen. Seriously, ya buggers.
  4. And oh yeah, http://www.the-proving-grounds.com/favorite_pet/
  5. If the Tower of Babel were made of gaming "stuffs", Berli had assembled a mighty Eff You to the Old Testament Smitesalot. Seanachai and I have excavated most of it, and it reposes in my garage. Waiting for completion, and then a mighty grabbification, After that, Ebay and its unholy dispersal and donationisms. The experience has made all of us locals examine our own piles of Crappitude, and we are besmitten by a tidal wave of incipient purgitude. What I mean to say is, check all thee the corridors of Ebay and BoardgameGeekitude, and bid on what ye may, come these weeks and months ahead. Ye may just claim a piece of Berli, and even a piece of me, and Seanachai, and Papa Khann, and Vlad Marstov. Seriously, we're gonna be purging - life has shown itself to be short. I myself have identified approximately $3Gs of Advanced Squad Leader stuff in my basement alone, that I haven't touched in a decade, and I intend to put on Ebay. Apparently this minty "A Bridge Too Far" module is quite out of print, and quite valuable. Dorosh, are thee out there? Dost thee have a sister, or a cousin, that might be Comely? And Tolerable of Low Standards? Seriously dude, unpunched. HOUSE PERSIFLAGE, FOR THE AUCTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Jebus we're all getting olde. I remember the days when I could go toe to toe with OGSF or rleete. Now I just look at my toes and think "they supposed to look like that?"
  7. Just so everyone knows, current status is this: Berli's bro & sis-in-law have all the family stuff covered. Seanachai & I and others have local stuff covered. We're going to go through his gaming stuff like a flock of seagulls on a pile of stale cheeseburgers and ebay the leftovers, and make a donation from that. That's all I have right now. Oh, and persiflage and hate, and Olde Foul Joe wears lace panties, & stuff.
  8. <serious> If we (his local crew of miscreants) wanted to make a donation to some sort of Marine fund or program in his (and his brother's) name, what's a good one? </serious> Effin' feck all you lot, and stuff.
  9. We were "social media" long before the phrase had ever been coined. Even rleete couldn't mess that up. Olde Ones know he tried though. I don't have much to offer right now except this: Dunno if Berli would've hated or liked it. I think he would've liked it.
  10. I was in Massachusetts with my family for Xmas, so I wasn't around when Berli's bone marrow rose up in its betraying dark might against him. I did get to see him once more in the hospital before those last few days but he wasn't conscious at the time. Before then, the last I'd seen him was at my dining room table playtesting a new Star Trek RPG he'd gotten with Seanachai and I, just a month ago. A frikkin' month. Welp, he didn't tolerate a whiner, so I can only state that he's going to be well-missed for all the months there are.