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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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  1. How can I get back into a PBEM game

    I have attached the game tracker file from the PBEM directory. Hopefully this helps. Alpha34-Aug15-P03.zip
  2. I started a game about 6 months go and played daily, and recently replaced my computer. I reloaded EOS and want to know how I can get back into the PBEM game. The 2 guys I am playing with would like to continue the game. BTW ...I did not keep the original message key. Any help would be great. Thanks
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    I have had the same thing happen to me on several occasions. I am running Windows XP and CMBB version 1.02. My opponents are running the same version. My ISP is through cable modem. I am playing 4 games and have never seen the problem with all 4 game files that may have arrived during the same connection setting. Very strange and frustrating. I never experienced this problem with previous versions of CMBB. The people I play with have also experienced this issue. THanks 2.4 Ghz P4 Nvidia GeForce Mx440 1 Gig RAM MS WINDOWS XP version 2002 SP 1 Any help would be great. If you would like addtional information on my system I will be glad to provide it.
  4. I'd pay $20/ year to help keep it going.
  5. Thanks for your quick and courtesy response. Prior to posting this message, I did a quick search, but obviously didn't use the correct key words to locate what I was looking for. Could you give me a hint on a key word that might point me to one of the more recent of those other 100 posts. ------------------
  6. Has any date been set for release of this update ? If so does it look like a realistic timeframe ? the game is great PBEM, but the more features the merrier. ------------------
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