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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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  1. Any difference in Mac v PC versions?

    No Mac Rez Explode there was an BFC Beta awhile back but nothing that is working at present There was a Community made version about 2 years ago But it had features that BFC didn't authorize and had the potential to Break the game so it was pulled
  2. Has anyone got H2HH working with CMRT?

    I cannot speak for the developer but I think you will find it's currently being addressed
  3. CMRT - BETA AAR - German Side

    "Silver Linings Playbook" presented a Very Clear view of Eagles Fans
  4. Discussion of Soviet Offensive Tactics

    Deleted Useless Data Not Related to the Discussion at hand
  5. CMRT - BETA AAR - Soviet Side

    Sporting Nyet Truly the "Russian Way" DA !!!
  6. How do I gift CM downloads?

  7. i have done Exactly that more than once to move my games over from one Mac to another even if it does Not work (and i think it should and will) its a quicker & easier test than doing a full install of both games
  8. yes doing it by just transferring everything over at once as a Working CM Appication will just ask for the License at First Launch Do you mean "uninstall" no need for that You are allowed two license activations at once anyway and if you get a message that you have used them up just put in a Ticket at the Helpdesk Explaining that you have a new Mac and ran out of activations If for some reason they still Don't work i definitely would put in a Help Desk Ticket You CAN do a complete New install (from DVDS & Downloads) on the new Mac but if you have a way (outside of Migration Assistant) to copy the working CM Games over it will save you some aggravation FYI un-installing CM on the Mac involves just dragging it to the trash and then emptying it there is no Un-licensing anymore
  9. Migration Assistant is Not CM Friendly But you don't have to do Full installs either what i did for my last CM Mass Migration Either just copy them onto an External HD or use "Target disk Mode" and move them from the old to the new Mac that way You will have to Relicense But that should work
  10. Rumor is Mr Emrys Actually Remembers Middle Earth and Reading Tolkien is a Trip Down Memory Lane
  11. I Agree i wasn't meaning to point anything out based on anyones Ethnicity or Personal traits
  12. Ya know I keep telling them they could Save $$ & Time & that they should only Have a Single Tank & Soldier Model But for some reason I keep being shouted down with Comments about TO&E Accuracy and the Variety of AFV's & Troops
  13. www.battlefront.com/helpdesk and click on Submit Ticket. It says this at the top of this thread and the Tech Support Forum Found the Thread http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=111025
  14. Well I would Open a Ticket at the Help Desk Mac Graphics are often the weak Link (& I am a Mac Guy) Even IMacs have issues with Huge Scenario's MBPs with Integrated Graphics are even less capable Try decreasing the Graphics Quality and see what happens IIRC There is thread about this in the main CMBN Forum
  15. Which Mac Laptop, with how much Ram & what Video Card with its amount of VRAM ? also which version of OSX