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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. Due to some good fortune for the next year I will be commuting to Dallas, TX for my new employment. I was just curious if any of you worthless bastards live in that godforsaken hellhole of cow dung and poisonous vermin. If so we should hook up for a Coors shudder or possibly...er perferably something better. Let me know you grasshumpings sods. Deepest regards, Jeff
  2. The addition of tank hunter teams is really cool but I would really like some weapon stats in the info window on all those cool new weapons they are using. As it stands now I have no idea what thier "kill range" is against tanks. Jeff
  3. Heck ya! You didn't I think I came back to read your mindless drivel, did ya? So move over I want my seat back in front of one of the pool jets. Ahhh... that's better....Mmmmmm....pool jet.... Jeff Oh, and thanks Daniel for e-mailing me the password to my old account! You rule. [ September 06, 2002, 06:56 PM: Message edited by: jshandorf ]
  4. Ya, ya. 3000 freeking points on a map that just plain sucks. Everytime I start the set up I end up throwing something at the monitor. Who thought this thing up anyway? Oh ya, you. Bastard.</font>
  5. Hey, Butt-low I have resent you our game time and time again. What's your problem doofus? Send me my turn or I will have you raped by horses on viagra. Jeff
  6. Massed tanks--realistic?

    You need to setup you defense so that it has inter-locking fire. You problem sounds like he is able to isolate your defenses and kill them piece-meal. That is bad. Inter-locking fire goooood. Jeff
  7. Flamethrowers DO Work!!!

    Gamey bastard. In "reallife" fires don't burn forever and block all passing and LOS. They sometimes burn good... sometimes bad.. sometimes fast.. sometime slow... sometimes you can get through on foot.. sometimes not... sometimes a vehicle can drive or even see through it.. sometime not... CMBO doesn't simulate this... [sarcasm] Remind me never to play you. [/sarcasm] Jeff
  8. When have I been accused of having good taste? Sheesh... Jeff
  9. Mismatches in CMBB QBs?

    As far as I know having the computer pick your forced doesn't result in an "over-pick" but can result in an "under-pick" by some factor. I guess this was bad in earlier releases but BTS has shored it up some. Personally I am still not happy with it since if you play a QB at 1000 points or under and have the computer pick your forces the German players hardly gets any schrecks let alone one. On may occasions I have gotten no AT support and only a HT with a few hollow charges... Very dissapointing. Jeff
  10. Air Support! Is it worth it?

    To me FB just ruin the game... Either they are a waste of points because they don't show up or when they do.. do nothing usefull or they show up and wipe out the enemy, which to me takes all the fun out of it since that I what I wanted to do, and not have some AI controlled Jabodo it for me. Jeff
  11. Flamethrowers DO Work!!!

    The problem isn't with screening FT teams. The problem is that on the attack they move fo fricken slow and inevitably you have to move them through some enemy fire and when you do they just die like rabid weevels, fast and messy. Jeff P.S. Ooo.. but don't get me wrong.. on the defense they can rock... Stick when with some infantry with maybe a barbwire fence or a mine field in front of them and watch them route the enemy soldiers. [ March 11, 2002, 04:19 PM: Message edited by: jshandorf ]
  12. I think I will or something. Oh and BTW, Joe, while you are driving down in Texas watch out for those "Road-hobos". I hear they go right through your windshield and get lodged there until they bleed to death. Jeff
  13. Why the hell do you need a keyboard for a penile implant? And I suppose the more disturbing question would be, where do you plug that keyboard in? Jeff
  14. If you're going to have light to moderate casualties, then you're nancy boys should have all the flags and shouldn't have sat back with your infantry cowering from a damned Hetzer! I haven't had anything more than a routed Company HQ with 1 guy left and LOW ammo on his .45 for 10 turns and that lone guy hiding under a rock has kept your reinforced battalion at bay the whole time. I had 2 Hetzers and slaughtered your tank regiment. I also saw you pick your nose and eat it while we were playing TCP/IP you dingo-dipping bastard!</font>
  15. Human Hull Down?

    Let me tell you...nothing penetrates this head.</font>
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