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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. Oleksandr's Modding Space

    They look good, but they aren't regulation. No Marine Sergeant would allow his men to wear unit patches like- God forbid- the ARMY! lol
  2. Oleksandr's Modding Space

    One small nit pick on your Marine uniforms Oleksanr, current Marine uniforms do not have unit patches at all. Other than that, awesome!

    Hiya Mord! Welcome back!
  4. Oleksandr's Modding Space

    Those are some excellent mods Oleksandr! Very nice work. I'll give them a shot. Thank you.
  5. Tactical Lifehack

    They were a bit cranky, for sure! These were old school M2s from the '80s and the seating was quite cramped. It also didn't help that it was about a hundred degrees Farenheit and we'd been up for about three days straight at that point!
  6. Tactical Lifehack

    I can say from experience that Bradleys can move quite well in reverse. I was a Bradley gunner during a rotation at the National Training Center in the late '80s. We were part of a movement to contact exercise when we encountered an M1 modified to look like a T72 in a twisty wadi. Our vehicle commander (who was a rather excitable kind of guy) started shouting "Reverse, reverse! over the intercom and our driver just hammered the gas, we flew backwards fast enough to bounce my head off the gunners sight! In all seriousness, US defensive doctrine does use dug in fighting positions that have two levels a turret down level for spotting and a hull down for engaging targets, this requires a lot of back and forth movement within the fighting position. BTW we got away from the tank, and shortly after our dismounts killed it.
  7. Tactical Lifehack

  8. Tactical Lifehack

    Olexandr, have you considered combining these handy tips into a PDF, or something and releasing them as a download? Im willing to bet a lot of folks would love something along that line.
  9. IS-1: TC's face in hatch.

    He'd probably get a flattened nose as well.
  10. Mad 'Merican MOUT

    How about Mt. Covfefe Memorial Hospital?
  11. CM:BN Screenshot Thread #2

    Heinrich excellent work as usual. As a Yank I loved the accent spelling!
  12. This is Keime's mod made from some CMBS flavor objects replaced by the pickups and cars from CMSF. I'm not sure if it's at CMODS III or not.
  13. Donetsk Airport map

    Just downloaded and opened this map. All I can say is WOW! You have obviously put a lot of time and effort into this. It turned out beautifully.
  14. CV90 Crewman, ask away!

    Abrams: gas turbine. Bradley : 600 HP Cummins diesel with hydraulic transmission.
  15. CV90 Crewman, ask away!

    The groan of the tracks, when an Abrams starts moving is actually louder than the engine. a Bradley on the other hand screams like a Banshee.