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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. Interesting discussion, for those that have not seen "Darkest Hour" and want a pretty interesting insight into the decision making process to keep fighting despite it looking quite grim it is well worth seeing. It chimes with the importance of strong leadership during moments of unimaginable darkness, Stalin was perhaps in right place at right time? Of course you then also have to have the means to follow up any political will, but without the initial will you have nothing....
  2. Russian army under equipped?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-42643790/ces-2018-intel-s-swarm-of-drones-lights-up-vegas-night-sky Warfare is changing and firework displays too...
  3. Thanks for the responses, I guess it would need those as no easy way to navigate without. Was hoping there was a magical controller, but should have really thought it through. Roald Dahl made himself a great laptop desktop for writing on while in his favourite chair. I will maybe take that as inspiration, as Mords option is a bit too much like those in hospital.
  4. Ears picked up.... @Cpt what do you use to control the game on the TV? Mouse and keyboard sat on your lap?
  5. Any news about CMFI 4.0 release

    Yes nerfed - So read the instructions and activate the Module - had to find the option in Program files... Appears to have now sorted it..
  6. Any news about CMFI 4.0 release

    Quick question... I downloaded full installer and ran it over my original installation - all worked OK and I entered my v3 key and it worked showing text that it was now on Engine 4. However my Gustav module was missing.. So I found the Gustav Exe and installed module again... Used my Gustav Key and Module now installed.. However it now shows that I am on V1.10 and does not show I am on engine 4 at the main menu screen. Have I nerfed the upgrade?
  7. Just as an update for others the fix worked to resolve blurry unit icons and text for me after getting a new wide-screen monitor. Glad i stumbled across this thread.
  8. This was my attempt at trying to get feedback on good scenarios. There are similar threads in the other forums...
  9. I was just trying to get the tanks under the bridge but one jumped onto the bridge, known bug at time... Bloody annoying but i did not need it in the end...
  10. So after watching my save games I can see I pushed my squads forward and created some kill zones beyond the initial set up zone. I have put the saves into a dropbox folder so if anyone else is stuck I can share the folder with you. I have various save games all the way through the scenario and I even got hit by the %odding bug bridge so some of my armour did not make it to the battle at the end being stuck on the bridge...
  11. OK I have finally got Version 4 on computer and loaded up your file. It is Turn Back the Tide and again after 3 years I can still remember this game. Not many games that can do that for me, this scenario was fun and tough... Will spend some time on it and give you some pointers, I guess it might depend on what you managed to keep alive from previous games. If you think this one is tough wait for Hunner Park!!!
  12. Wow harsh words indeed... I have just loaded up my old save files from 3 years ago to see what help I can offer. I think the scenario in question is Hunner Park. As I can remember that scenario and the hell I went through (but won) I must say Paper Tiger is a Master Designer and these words are too harsh. Just getting version 4 upgrade and will have a crack at helping, also it is a return to CM after a break for Witcher and Game Of Thrones (never watched series but got box set and working my way through them to catch up with everyone...) So might be on look out for some PBEM fun at some stage... Winter is over and I am coming out of hibernation.
  13. I will pm you and see if i can remember playing this.
  14. US Strykers spotted in Syria.

    If you are trying to draw comparison with Ukraine it is no where the same, not even in the same ball park. America has up to now done it's best to focus on Isis and not intentionally attacked Syrian forces. The forces involved have been minimal and capped. Isis have attacked Europe and present and clear threat to Europe and America. So not unreasonable for forces to be dispatched against them as Syria has been acting as a safe haven for them. Especially as Syria can clearly not deal with Isis alone. Perhaps if the Syrian government had listened to people's grievances rather than murdering them this situation would not be where it is now...
  15. Separatist push/Ukraine shove back

    So Husker2142 are you saying no Russian military forces in Ukraine? Yet another attempt to derail this thread.. So sad we have so many mushrooms...
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