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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. The patch?

    I'm still gobsmacked by the fact that a game I bought in 2011 is still being updated and improved. Take your time jar man.
  2. I am guilty of sitting on my copy of the book and waiting for a rainy day. His work is always very detailed and a joy to read. Yes a Stalingrad module release would make my decade. Oh look - it's raining.
  3. Two completely different game systems, difficult to compare them at all as sburke mentions. These new games have the graphics but they certainly don't have the historical TOE/tactics/FOW etc. I expect that a grog mod will be required before I get serious with it ( I mean, the AFV system uses health points at the moment for example). They are a hoot to play though (eg Red Orchestra)
  4. egads! Another one in development! https://www.hellletloose.com/
  5. Haven't seen anyone mention this yet so .. new FPS Market Garden game. Check out some gameplay vids on youtube; it's rather engaging. I'm going to buy it just to stroll around the 1:1 historical maps. http://postscriptumgame.com/ Out 'fairly soon' (ahem).
  6. The light!! The gloves!! Although... Nikon verdammt. Leitz optiks fur das win. (ahem).
  7. Finally committed

    great choice to get the bundle. There's some cracking scenarios there. GL Elephants and tigers is one of my faves. cheers
  8. I have a lappy with the 960m and it does a fine job with CMx2 @ 1920x1080. Aim for the fastest core i5 cpu you can afford and get 8GB ram instead of 4 if possible (for general computing) cheers
  9. Combat Mission Discord?

    Don't worry Bil, I am expecting the next dinner table conversation with our kidults to include them saying 'Discord..meh.. that was so... February..'
  10. also try setting these in the compatibility tab of the exe. I found this helped when font scaling more than 100% was being used on my lappy
  11. Disable SLI if you mean you have two graphics cards...
  12. Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    Irish potato Famine gets my vote.
  13. ^^ that. I don't understand the frustration myself. But then again, I have friends my age that still don't know what Windows file explorer is.
  14. tip: copy and paste all your serial numbers in to a text file. Download all the latest master installer files for each game, pop them on a usb drive or sumfink. Then you will be prepared for the exciting times ahead with your new machine.
  15. Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    ahhh...thank you sir. I'll look out for that next time I notice it off.