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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. Ho ho ho... Santa Steve has arrived... CMSF2 looking good!
  2. Sdkfz 10/5 AA 20mm halftrack mod?

    FYI, I noticed this same AA HT in CMRT as well. So if and when it ever gets modded, it could double duty in both games.
  3. Sdkfz 10/5 AA 20mm halftrack mod?

    Thanks for trying mjkerner on whipping up a mod for this AA HT. Yeah maybe the master Aris can give it some of his mod love. Known on these forums as @Fuser
  4. Sdkfz 10/5 AA 20mm halftrack mod?

    I believe this oddball AA HT came in the vehicle pack, so it may have been overlooked.
  5. Sdkfz 10/5 AA 20mm halftrack mod?

    Thanks but I tried those already, except for the snow versions since they do me no good in CMBN.
  6. Thought I had pretty much everything modded in CMBN but saw this guy in one of my latest battles. Tried searching for it over at CMMODs and couldn't find it. Maybe I missed something. Any mods for it?
  7. Running CM on TV

    Ok I figured it out, or more like I found the fix here. If only I had searched for it like 4 hrs ago. Oh well, life goes on, works like a charm now. Thanks for the input anyway!
  8. Running CM on TV

    Ok now remember why I went with VGA when I set this up a couple years ago. It was because I didn't have an extra HDMI cable but had plenty of VGAs and adapters. So went that route instead of the norm. But now I do have a HDMI cable and got it set up but am still getting the same error. So now im more puzzled, VGA and HDMI give me the same error. Tried fiddling around with some of the settings in the Nvidia cp, turned off all AA and ani filtering but still same error. Gotta be something Im missing.
  9. Running CM on TV

    Ok thanks, yeah I was thinking of going that route too. Will have to pickup a DVI to HDMI adapter somewhere. But dont see why VGA isn't working for CM since other games dont have a problem with it.
  10. Trying to get any CMx2 title to run on a Sony HD TV using the PC-In option. I keep getting a "Could not initialize graphics display: REQUIRED 1024x768, 32 color" error. But the PC is set on 1400x1050, 32 color. Thats the recommended or native resolution for the TV. Also tried several other resolutions but get same error. The TV is several years old but am able to play lots of other PC games on it, just not my beloved CM. I tried editing the display file in the Users folder but it still doesn't work. Im using a Nvidia GTX 570 card with a DVI to VGA adapter from my PC to the TV. Any ideas?
  11. I cant get this mod to work. All it does for me is turn day time into night. Tried all different combos of shaders off, night time mode, and alt-M but nothing. All mods cleared out of the z folder.
  12. sell on Steam?

    FWIW I just bought Panzercorps the other week for 10 bucks on their steam sale. I'm loving it and plan on buying the expansion packs at whatever they cost, sale or no sale. Would I have bought the game for 30 from over at the Slitherine site, nope no sale. I've bought lots of games I never would of even heard of if not for Steam. Would be interesting if BF try a test with their old CMx1 games with a Steam release. Or maybe CMSF just to sorta test the waters.
  13. PBEM games crashing at 26%

    It does seem to be working... so far anyway.
  14. Where is the screenshot thread?

    Yummy yummy more CM for my tummy!