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  1. Make a copy of your CMBN short cut. AT the end of the target line, add -showui. That shortcut will now be for the activation dialog. My game is on my F:\ drive in a folder called CMBN. The target line for my activate MG short cut is: "F:\CMBN\CM Normandy.exe" -showui
  2. No, the activations are limited to the number of machines you are installed on, not the number of times you activate on the same machine (at least that has been my experience over the last couple of days and how I read the knowledge base articles).
  3. yep, it's happening... and it's easy to work around. From one of my posts in the couple of thread running about this issue in the tech support forum: I think that BTS made some kind of change in the shared files hidden under the public user with the new update. They had not done this with previous updates so it's a new thing. Perhaps something that anti-tampering routines in the older version of the game change back. That means that parallel installs will not work as perfectly as before. I just copied the MG key to a text file and left it on my desktop. Whenever I change from 2.01 to 2.10, I just run the activation again. Luckily in my case I have only 1 'old' game going. The rest were either FI games or other players that updated right away so we just updated our games and went on under 2.10.
  4. I think that BTS made some kind of change in the shared files hidden under the public user with the new update. They had not done this with previous updates so it's a new thing. Perhaps something that anti-tampering routines in the older version of the game change back. That means that parallel installs will not work as perfectly as before. I just copied the MG key to a text file and left it on my desktop. Whenever I change from 2.01 to 2.10, I just run the activation again. Luckily in my case I have only 1 'old' game going. The rest were either FI games or other players that updated right away so we just updated our games and went on under 2.10.
  5. Ah, I see. A switch on the exe.... Since I start from H2HH or desktop shortcuts I had not looked in the start menu. Thanks for that. That makes switching between versions that much easier.
  6. How do you re-activate? Do you use the clean tool and tell it to kill MG and then re-run (guess)?
  7. Any chance you have 2.01 in another folder on your machine? I do since I still have an outstanding game going in the old version and found that while I can play MG just fine, if I go to my other install and play the 2.01 I lose the MG install in my main game and have to reinstall... and then all is well in MG (even after restarting) until I play the 2.01 game again... and then I have to re-run the MG installer and re-add my MG serial. Odd...
  8. If you can't get it working correctly with just a reboot or a driver update, I would try uninstalling everything and then put in a ticket to get the license removed from the machine. They will send you a little utility that will do that for you. Then go back and install in the order that Schrullenhaft suggested.
  9. You can install the game anywhere you want... The data files (scenarios and save games) get saved in mydoc, yes. But the bulk of the game doesn't. You can also put mods in the game directory as well, you do not have to put them under mydoc (you can put them in either place, but for sanity you should use only one or the other).
  10. I know you did... but to be sure that the brz files were accounted for was the only thing that made any sense... We are back to foolishness about the install locations and how the game is reading them. It's really the only straw left to grasp since you reinstalled. And even then it would have to be something odd along the lines of BTS, being a small company running on a shoe string, is using different (read whatever they can get a cheap\free license for) compilers, installers and porting tools for each release and there is some kind of interoperability conflict between them. I still think that you should pull your mydocs folder back to it's original location using the revert function in the location properties... even if just to see if that resolves the problem. Is that possible? I know that I did my move because I loaded windows onto an SSD... not tiny at 250gigs, but even still, I could see that there would be problems in the future. I had to move my itunes media folder for the same reason.
  11. What Lt. Bull is seeing is the result of the move folder in the properties under users. It's making a junction from \users\user_name\my document to wherever. So if you try to make a new folder under the real location that matches the folder names on the moved location you will end up with a conflict. Anyway, the more I think about it the weirder this gets. Thing is, no matter where your data files are, you are right that they all together in a group. IF you can see one you should be able to see them all since, even though we call them different things, CMFI and CMGL are the same game... or rather the same engine and a pair of mods if you want to think of it that way. The game files are all in your install directory (not the data directory we have been talking about under mydocs) under \data. There should be 4 base files for CMFI and 3 for CMGL all with names like Fortress Italy v100A.brz or Fortress Italy v110A Gustav Line.brz. Are they all there? And when you start the game, do you see both the CMFI icon and the CMGL icon in the splash screen (I'm going to try to attach a pic with the icons circled to show what I mean... never done it before, we'll see if it works). **edit... it did work, but the pic was shrunk it the uploader... You can ctr+ to make embiggen the pic.
  12. I dunno. I'd rather decide for myself... but I know what I am doing and am willing to take some risks one way and set up good protections in another... but in an online world, I'm less worried about your freedom over your configuration than I am about being safe from what could happen if you cannot protect your system ('you' being the subjective 'they' and not you personally). 'ix is nice and awfully powerful, but if everyone used it then root and rpc exploits would be everywhere and the same dumbasses that don't protect their windows systems would still plague us with new and deadlier problems... and if you think things are bad now, just wait until game developers have to explain kernels and shells on system requirement lists.
  13. @Lt. Bull... I can't call Battlefront a boutique dev without deep resources? I think I can. It's hardly Oracle. In any event, you have a solution to your problem. You can use it or wait for the next major patch to come through. At the rate that patches come out it may be a long wait... and history shows that not all outstanding problems are resolved especially for low impact issues. It's up to you. @easytarget... 8 works fine and is a way forward. Unfortunately driver support is still not good right now and apps not written for 8 act a little strange... But in any event, the CMx2 engine version for the CMFI games used the Windows 7 guideline that data files had to be stored in the users folder. Personally I agree with you as far as it goes... Sort of. I can see MS's reasoning as well. Not allowing changes to happen near the apps is an easy way to keep them secure. I'd rather be able to choose how to implement my own risk management but I understand their reluctance offer that since most will take the easy way and keep themselves wide open to attack or infections. As for the game, and Win7 users stuff in general, moving and linking the users folder is the smart way to keep CMFI files in order and accessible since keeping them in the game isn't really an option.
  14. I'm far from a Battlefront apologist. They can be difficult when trying to get them to admit errors but in this case, the error is not theirs. Microsoft provided that stupid button for you to use, but they never bothered to include it's possible use in their compilers or programming guides. Indeed, the internet is rife with grumbling about this... especially from users of applications published by boutique developers that do not have the resources or wherewithal to code around this (and several other) Microsoft unpublished features. As for fixing your system to play the game... You have already monkeyed with it and do not have a "normally configured OS." If you revert back to having all of your doc folders on C where they belong, you should be fine. After that you can attempt to move all of c:\users or not, it's up to you.
  15. That doesn't really work in this case as the link is being made from underneath the users folder. That should probably be good enough for most apps that just call for saving something to %USERPROFILE%, but since for some operations CMx2 actually calls to c:\users\... it finds empty space. If you did the folder move thing with the folder properties, I'd cancel it and have it revert to it's default location... You should have a working CMFI game but your C drive might be packed full. THEN if you think you are competent (and this is not a slight, doing it the way I showed is a fairly advanced move) try the way shown in the lifehacker article I linked above... if you do that it fakes the OS out to think that C:\Users is wherever you decide to move it to... all of it including the hidden files. One tip not in the article... give your volumes names before you start since the drive letters get randomized when you start up the recovery console.
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