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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. European demo terrain bitmaps - I got em!!!

    Ive been sending these out like I was a spam server!!!! I hope everyone is liking them. Sorry about the unit icons though, I forgot to extract them, so the terrain pack is packaged with JBunnelle's unit pack (my personal fav). I will see If I can grab the unit icon .bmp soon, and Ill post here if and when I get it. DaViLLaN
  2. European demo terrain bitmaps - I got em!!!

    Glad you guys are enjoying them as much as me!!! It makes the game take on a more serious attitide with the new terrain, plus it looks damn good also. Da\/iLLaN
  3. European demo terrain bitmaps - I got em!!!

    They are on this page, some are small, but there are a few that show it. http://www.most-wanted-games.com/ http://www.most-wanted-games.com/strategiccommand/ DaViLLaN
  4. If you want the new terrain pack like the one in the european demo, email me and Ill be glad to send the .zip file. celozzi@optonline.net Im going to try to mail Otto and see if he will host it also. DaViLLaN
  5. This is fine for a Basic Game, however . . .

    Then make it yourself. Whew....picky picky picky. Man, everyone wants everything. Hey Hubert...... I like the game Just the way it is. Youre the man. Thanks!!!
  6. I love his style and his attention to detail(SC doesnt have useless crap in it) in this game. I am just wondering if he has been the driving force behind some games in the past that have kept me very occupied. DaVillan
  7. I can only assume the magnitude of a WORLD theatre would be too much. With all of the strategic possibilities currently in the game. I think a world theatre would be great, but extremely complicated and maybe too many units to control. Dont get me wrong, I would love it, even though 1 scenario might take 2-3 weeks a la TAOW. I think that playing one year of the demo does not do justice to the scale and complexity this game could have. I guess well have to wait and see when it comes out. just my 3 cents. http://www.plauder-smilies.com/rough/awm2.gif]
  8. Just Wanted to Say Thanks

    I second that, or third or fourth that, whatever. I can only imagine how many hours Hubert must have slaved over the code for this game, But it was well worth it and it is much appreciated. Chalk me up for 1 or 2 copies!! THANKS!!!