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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. Meijel Mayhem

    Ha, well there I go making an idiot out of myself....CMFB has been on my HDD since release. And I was googling around to find it. Will have a look, thanks!
  2. Meijel Mayhem

    Call me stupid, but where would I be able to get my hands on this scenario? Thanks!
  3. Same here with work ip. I tunnel home for access....
  4. US MG wont move

    Unfortunately no game save. It happened in the first battle of the campaign if that is of any use....
  5. US MG wont move

    I would think after I installed patch 1.02. I was tempted to fire at the team in the end to get them to move ;-)
  6. US MG wont move

    I have seen this in a campaign (can't recall the name, but I think it was one of the bundled ones where Patton's forces had to fight towards Bastogne). I dismounted a US 2 men MG team from an HT and they spent the rest of the battle sitting it out in the snow. I'll check if I have a save somewhere tonight, but probably cleaned those I had.
  7. *** SPOILERS *** Playing as the Germans I managed to squeeze out a minor victory. Splitting forces worked ok although bogging, mines, US air attacks and excellent keyhole positions took out the better part of my forces. Progress was agonizingly slow, completely bogging down on the small open clearing south west of the chruch where it turned into a Panther workshops of broken down equipment, and mangled crews. Had to slug through the farm complex and forrests on the north side of town to get anything going. Very well done to the scenario designer!
  8. Thanks for the write up. Good to see how dawn circumstances affected the battle. Will try to remember that one.....
  9. Axis Ammo Dump Found

    Nuts! Driving me crazy.
  10. I think I remember reading one of Harry Yeide's books years ago where it said that in the Overlord time frame tank -> infantry communication was basically non-existant. During the last months of 1944 however (platoon commander-)tanks were being equipped with infantry radio sets to overcome that. So around the time of the Ardennes it wouldn't be out of the ordinary I suppose that there was proper tank -> infantry radio communication.
  11. Legacy of the Veterans

    Thanks, going to watch that!
  12. C3K will claim that as his doing.... Thanks for another entertaining AAR!
  13. Much appreciated, I enjoyed your efforts over the past month or so!
  14. Beautiful work! can't wait for the end-game turns!