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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. been awhile guys...

    yes i do good catch
  2. been awhile guys...

    i appreciate it man. for once in my life this misfortune was purely fate. cancer is a real motherfu*ker when it strikes your immediate family.
  3. A plea for a French Army DLC

    french and brits together would mame an awesome expansion. maybe add a third nation like poland. 2 of those 3 bfc never did and I foresee a modern setting as best. (yes i know abt the allied equipped Poles)
  4. so im back sorta. some very bad personal/familial issues id rather not get into as the emotional... distress is still very recent and real. i apologize to all my pbem opponents i vanished on. im looking to start only one or two pbems pref. BS or FB/BN i do not have 4.0 anyone?
  5. Good analysis of NK dynamic?

    Lmao good catch. What a difference a humble comma makes to some dotard...
  6. Good analysis of NK dynamic?

    Unfortunately I dont think the election of meatheads is going to stop Emrys. Theres so much political disiveness here in the US, South Park put the choice crudely but aptly - turd sandwich or giant douche. I really didnt like either major candidate but certainly less the one in office. I truly dont have the answers to solve this problem Its just clear to me at least that something drastically different has to be done... For all our youngsters Thanks btw sgt
  7. Good analysis of NK dynamic?

    Oh I dont think hes supporting the Kim regime. Of course understanding your enemy is important. The enigma with Kim is whether he.s mad or being very rational. I wouldnt have taken the provocations as far but if I were in his shoes I would have developed nuclear weapons as well. My post was really just delivered from an Americans perspective on something a large amount of Americans feel should never have been our problem. As such I felt it necessary to point out that whilst they may have reasons to hate us the DPRK seriously seriously make it worse for themselces every single time, and unfortunately seem to be the biggest likely catalyst of a WW3 scenario atm And frankly with a 6 year old its hard not to resent the Kim regime for that P.s. Im also pretty sure sburke and emrys know Im well aware of the Americas dirty actions around the globe going back to the USS Maine... And beyond.
  8. Good analysis of NK dynamic?

    Sgt. Sqhead- of course the N Koreans have reason to hate us. However they invaded the South in 1950 not us. They.ve been the provocateurs in countless border raids kidnappings shellings etc. Not to mention assasinations overseas, torture of foreign and domestic prisoners. A gulag archipelago, etc etc etc. The fact of the matter was Im sure we.d be happy to leave well enough alone. Since 1953 there were long periods of inactivity until the Norks started another incident. Whether the Pueblo, the DMZ beheading incident, shelling offshore islands, kidnapping Japanese and S Korean nationals etc. Tell me how you can justify their stance - if they just developed nukes itd be one thing. Yes thered be much crying and wailing but you could make simple nukes and put them on arty shells or make nuke landmines - items just to keep the regime in power. What the DPRK doesnt undeestand is official govt statements that they.ll destroy the US, Australia, Japan, S Korea, etc etc etc coupled with missile launches that violate the territory of their neighbors do nothing but motivate US opinion that "enough is enough" Sad to say but we probably should have gone in in 1994
  9. Good analysis of NK dynamic?

    Well i certainly think that; if a deal struck by one US administration and then sunk by a subsequent one because the new admin. Doesnt like it, it will reflect very badly on the US and how seriously people take the 'word' of America. The whole subject is disturbing. I dont see any way that it wont end up in a bloody war its just now do we have a bloody war today, in 2 wx, etc. Do we choose when it starts or let the DPRK decide? Clearly all the previous efforts to influence almost anything the DPRK does without actual combat are basicaly useless and now it just seems a matter of the DPRK getting nastier weapons and fortifying their position more. I also think that where refrained in both major conflicts with the US from using NBC weapons the Kim regime will use every nasty weapon they have. After all this is the land of the "cleanest race", and where according to North Korean defectors in kindergarten children at the end of the day are exhorted to 'smash the american bastards' and bayonet a paper cutout of some US looking soldier. Whoever is most vicious or bayonets the best or perhaps just goes for the crotch gets the N Korean equivalent of a American kindergarten gold star for the day.
  10. Jon writes about war

    Yea keep em coming Jon i rlly like them
  11. need purchase advice, aircraft or no

    RE: Redfor air ive had success. while i dont often do it i always use only su25s. mi35s/24s are fun just bc my inordinate love of the helo but i dont buy em sometimes i even parse it down to one su25. the original strikes are done on a light setting. they rarely KO abrams but strafing will knock the hell out of abrams subsystems and reliably KO strykers. brads sometimes. then if theyre stil available heavy attacks with bombs and rockets for what are for me secondary targets - inf etc. the su25 preplotted 5 min delay setup attacks once yoy get used to the diatance most enemies will move on average in that amt of time is very effective. the 30mm will shred inf and apcs and the abrams subsystems arw degraded substantially. only thing better to degrade abrams is a tunguska if it gets the drop -of course if theres more than one abrams or apc its toast but ive literally stunned abrams by amt of hits into just sitting there getting slammed by 30mm. best way to do that is keyhole ur tunguska p.s. agree with the others. air is very iffy. arty is better 90 percent of the time. that money would go way better to some abrams which are perfect offense or defensive. or jav teams a couple of snipers anoyhet arty module and couple of 50cal hmgs. also maybe bump up some troops to vet or more eg snipers fos and tanks
  12. p b e m pllss

    rereading it i retrsct that its sound advice @Erwin ty and apologies
  13. p b e m pllss

    *classic example foot in mouf FiM syndrome in action watch closely* (here our strikingly handsome protagnist typed on his cell..the disel of the ancisnt mbta bus in Revere, MA angrily groans and growls over the Rage Against the Machine the song on the playlsit now. just ****dd to horrorcore changing it but i digresss..) yeah i overreacted a bit. (ok ready open up ) still man whats it to you?(foot firmly in mouth)