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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. If War Thunder is to be believed () the mantlet attached to the gun is 75 mm and the immovable part behind it is 80 mm. Their effective thickness, taking in to account the angle from straight on, is 111 and 207 mm, respectively. Take this for what it is...
  2. Where's the Manual?

    So...where was it?
  3. I saw something like this once in CMBN (4.0) with a German squad. Two guys stayed behind a hedge and would not follow the rest of the squad. I finally split the squad which allowed me to give those guys their own move commend and they eventually caught up to their comrades...
  4. I had almost forgotten about Battlefields! I followed the development of the this game for about 10 years before finally I gave up checking on it. Seemed like a worthy successor to the V for Victory family...
  5. Buddy Aid

    Can buddy aid change WIA to lightly wounded? Then it would be worth something...
  6. 4 hours quick battles?

    But then they wouldn't be quick battles...
  7. WW2 DESERT WAR

    This game has been available for awhile from the developer: http://members.upc.ie/jeanette.kelly/index.html Glad to see it will find a wider audience...
  8. German band of brothers movie?

    Generation War was very good, IMO. It is a 3 part mini series, each one is about 90 mins. Available on Netflix...
  9. Thanks. I think it would probably be easier to get BFC to modify their code somehow than get Intel to fix their product!
  10. I have Dell with an Intel HD 520 graphics card. I can play the game fine but I have the same problems with some blurry text. Also the floating icons identifying the unit type look really clunky. Anyone have teaks that might improve things? Also, alt-tab doesn't seem to work, just takes me to a black screen rather than the desktop... Thanks.
  11. Download speed disparity

    I have about 17 minutes left. Of course it has said that for the last 20 minutes. Sometime tonight I will have it!
  12. In our niche market they pretty much stand alone...
  13. I have had to rebuild my machine after a fatal hard drive crash and I need to reinstall all of my CM stuff. I remember reading that I didn't need to reinstall everything as some are superseded by other releases. I have: Original CMBN purchased 11 March 2011 CMBN Commonwealth Forces purchased 7 March 2012 CMBN 2.0 Upgrade purchased 31 December 2012 CMBN Market Garden and 2.0 Bundle purchased 12 October 2013 CMBN Version 3.0 Upgrade purchased 14 September 2014 I imagine I can skip the 2.0 upgrade, but I should install all of the others in order? Thanks!
  14. Reinstall Order

    When I installed 3.0 there was an icon on the desktop labeled Activate Modules. So I clicked that and it asked for the CMBN key. That's when the trouble started. Error was "Invalid Key." Maybe I should uninstall the whole thing and just start with 3.0 and forget the other versions altogether?
  15. Reinstall Order

    Thanks guys. However...when I try to activate the modules it first asks me for the serial number for CMBN. Which one do I use? I have tried all three (original, 2.0 ad 3.0) and none of them are accepted! When I started this process the original one worked fine...
  16. BF Home Page?

    ...and preorder done. Now the waiting begins anew.
  17. BF Home Page?

    Ordering now...
  18. Got it and started flipping. Are there no maps at all?
  19. OK, But what you are talking about is not putting a crew into a tank put an HQ unit.
  20. Why wouldn't putting an elite crew into a tank make it elite? Isn't that the case by definition?
  21. Oh I don't know. Baneman has plenty left and time to use it. But he will have to push it from here on in. Should be interesting...
  22. New Modules?

    It would have been interesting had they started with '41 and added one year each year. That way we would have had to adjust our tactics as the relative capabilities and equipment changed..in real time.
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