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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 Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is an excellent charity with a near perfect Charity Navigator score. (And a great alternative to the somewhat shady Wounded Warrior org) https://semperfifund.org/
  2. Rest in Peace Berli, even though you always gave me crap for being an Air Winger and despite the fact that the closest you ever came to any real action was maybe getting kicked out of bars in Oceanside you had that grunt attitude that cannot be denied. Report to Heaven, Marine. You have watch tonight. Semper Fi.
  3. ME

    Glad you are ok Michael, we at dosomefink were wondering what was up with you!
  4. Annex down

    She's a-back now!
  5. You should have smelled the place 15-20 years ago when there were at least 30 times more cows than there are now. There were roads down towards Prado Dam (And the downhill runoffs) that would melt your sinuses with their pure concentrated cow funk.
  6. Oh yeah...We got a wiki...I kind of forgot about that.
  7. ...Is open to new members once again. Do you fancy bashing Obama or Bush and then talking about growing tomatoes? Do you hunger for braaaaiiinnnzzz while learning about Finnish politics? Are you tired of rolling snake eyes every time you go see a movie? Would you like to tour a dusty old sub-forum that Seanachai once moderated? Do you think that ads suck? Well, brother then do we have a forum for you! You see, there's this place called DoSomefink.com, which was born out of the ashes of the Great General Forum Politics Meltdown of 2005 (You might have read about it in the papers, it was quite an event.) as a place for Combat Mission fans to vent their spleens at each other about topics that are not appropriate for the BFC forums in a somewhat civilized and self-policing environment. Well, it all went great for several years until the SpamBots came. A lot of SpamBots. So we put a rock over the door, ignored the outside world and continued to rant at each other in peaceful bliss until some idjit (me) had the notion that perhaps new blood or returning old fogeys would not be such a bad thing. The other dosomefinkyans agreed, so we rolled the rock away from the door and opened registration once again. If you'd like to join, send a message to dosomefink@gmail.com, with the username you'd like to use and we'll set you up.
  8. I want a tripod on my Bren.

    Leave it to you lot to turn a joking thread into an actually interesting and intelligent discussion. You sicken me.
  9. I want a tripod on my Bren.

    The Bren gets double the damage points with that sucker, right? You just can't run with it though.
  10. Or somefink. I can't believe I actually remembered my password.
  11. That's not a nice way to talk about Roger!
  12. You couldn't keep the Man from taking your pea shooters away from you if you tried. You're no bin Laden.
  13. Now I know how a bomb disposal tech feels.
  14. I heard this is the place for CMSF tech support?
  15. Question for Mac Experts

    If you boot the iMac in Windows using BootCamp then everything will be fine. The game will not work under Parallels.