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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. Omaha Bitch

    Looking for that awsome D-Day scenario! Lost it after The Original "Depot" got orders to ship back to the States. Anyone? Thanks
  2. "Out of the dust -finals"

    Hey Sly, If your plate is not yet full, I'll like a game. Either CMBO or CMAK is fine with me. Thanks for an interesting and humbling experience. All your hard work certainly paid off. Thanks again! Cheers to all!! Kurt
  3. "Out of the dust -finals"

    No one has chimmed in for 10 days? I'm I missing something? Kurt :confused:
  4. CMBO-From out of the Dust

    Mikado told me he had to adjust his email filters to let the new players through. Our game is underway. Hammer
  5. CMBO-From out of the Dust

    Mikado is back on board with me, everything is cool. :cool:
  6. CMBO-From out of the Dust

    Just FYI, I haven't heard anything from him either.
  7. u have to check this out

    yea, there's one in every town!
  8. CMBO-From out of the Dust

    suddenly I'm very thirsty.............
  9. CMBO-From out of the Dust

    U8led, Your actions was what paid off. I think you getting 2 points for your little action strategy only shows a flaw in the point system, but we're all in this to have fun right? I also think those of us who had to deal with byes were short changed in the end, due to no fault of our own. Then again, we're all in this to have fun! So remember.....have fun damn it!!
  10. CMBO-From out of the Dust

    Oh U8led, I can't believe you are getting a point when you never came across the stream! My strategy certainly back fired. You smart bastard! Hammer
  11. Searching D-day scenarios

    OPPS! I ment you got to try it................ :eek:
  12. Searching D-day scenarios

    I've got to try my Omaha Bitch scenario, with it's BMP package. I'll send it to you. Kurt
  13. CMBO-From out of the Dust

    Or a couple of blown bridges works fine too!
  14. CMBO-From out of the Dust

    Hey Sly, The Major and I are 27/30 played in "Last Road Out". We will be done by the end of the weekend.
  15. CMBO-From out of the Dust

    update: 25/30 played in "Last Road" vs. the good Major. Hammer