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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. matilda

    Does anyone else feel that the matilda tank is quite a super tank, at least in the early years, like a kv-2 or t-34 tank ? my PzIII 50mm can't penetrate easily. A Platoon of Matildas are quite deadly indeed. ps. sorry if this has been discussed previously.
  2. umm...anyone played the axis and won ?
  3. second best?

    ur,...not exactly a war game but Think Tanks come to mind
  4. heh....when my preorder arrives eventually, i am gonna create a scenario with a whole bunch of PSW 222, and create a Paris to Dakkar or Petite Le Man, Love the F1-Whine of the 222, wondered if Ferry had a hand in designing the engine
  5. most entertaining. i won't go into what i did here or what route i took, safe to say, it doesn't deviate from the earlier posts here, what is interesting are the new stuff i noticed: - troop movements in the open desert is quite hazardous! i had to creep/sneak my men among the bushes. What is tough is trying to position my HMGs/off board motars. - richochet city. alot less first time fatal penetration, but alot of non-damage hits. At first I thought the allies had crack tank platoons, but i found out they were just green/regulars. - M3 Grants die like fruit flies up close whilst the ATG in the trench took forever to kill. I reserve my comments on shermans *eyes rolled up* - my pow amerikans surrendered then in the next turn tried to run away, got caught and promptly surrendered agains. *sneaky* - dust storms is a nice touch, yet to read up on their effects on concealment. overall, this scenario is bigger than CMBB tutorial, somewhat smaller than CMBO Chance Encounter but alot of skills needed than CE. Yes, I promptly pre-ordered the game [ November 21, 2003, 09:04 PM: Message edited by: laxx ]
  6. yeah! My "please-convert-to-CMAK" list: -- Chance Encounter (where do you hide the german battalion ?) -- Yelnia Stare (with sand in the eyes...) -- Winter Wonderland (oops, no snow)
  7. Worst Commander Ever

    Roo: whatcha mean, loosing a dozen german afvs in iron roadblock to a lone KV takes guts ?! the way to play I.R. is to charge all your Pz towards the KV, and when that lone 251/1 finally reaches the KV, dismount your troops and throw molotovs, and route the KV....now that takes Guts. And then actually lose all the men when they try to approach the flag. Real Guts. Available at your nearest 7-11. I used to beat my regular PBEM friend, 2:1, like 20: 10 games, in CMBO. In CMBB as Russians, it has been quite the opposite, currently at 9:6(me). And those six wins was becoz i played Germans! 4Managing the Russians has been a nitemare, i think it's the language, they doan speak Chinese, and I doan understand russian. laxx [ September 10, 2003, 12:11 AM: Message edited by: laxx ]
  8. egad! that shaking is NOT your "euphoria", it's a SU-85M chasing down a Somua S-35 in your living room!
  9. here's another soothing scenario to try out: - Play Quick Battle - Choose Pure Armor - Choose Assault on the AI - Choose 500 to 800 points You get alot more points vs the AI and AI won't even dig-in the vehicles for defender advantage... if you are playing allied, it's like doing a human wave but with tanks
  10. herm.... last i checked, my 44 june boshelvik troops do not have motar with smoke rounds. the only options available were for howitzer with smoke rounds. [ August 10, 2003, 11:01 AM: Message edited by: laxx ]
  11. Hi, found this chapter on Russian Night combat methods, http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/books/wwii/104-3/ch3.htm part of a broader Night combat text, German night combat text: http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/books/wwii/104-3/ch4.htm cheers!
  12. taken from the site: "A free gallery of 50 photographs taken at the Karelian Front in the period from July 1941 to November 1944. The gallery is available in the Internet as a part of The Russian Battlefiald website. Please notice, the gallery is for advertising and introducing purposes and will not be updated!" BTW, anyone know whether smokescreen was used extensively by the russians ? I was led to believe it wasn't at all common. [ August 06, 2003, 09:10 PM: Message edited by: laxx ]
  13. dunno if this has been posted before, but dang, there is a sense of deja vu looking at these pictures and playing cmbb..... Front Veteran Board and Russian Battlefield collaboration. the web site i definitely want an armored train!
  14. US defense 1000 pt game

    i like these pissing contest....really fun to read what folks have come up with as a winning combination. i just played a game in cmbb armor only against a pbem... and with overlapping arcs in one, my su-100 killed 1 x stug, 1 x nashorn and 3 panthers! Hoooo!!!!
  15. hi, i use this sw called snapz pro on the mac to capture the screen output into a QT file. Not exactly the easiest way though. do a search on www.macupdate.com to find the file.