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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. Is the Mod data base down?

    Thanks for the link, I'm able to get into the site again.
  2. Great job, very realistic, thanks
  3. Is the Mod data base down?

    I'm still not able to connect,could someone who is connecting put up a link? thanks
  4. I have been having problems getting on the Mod database. Is the site down or is it my puter acting up.
  5. Thanks lost my old files in a computer crash. Great work
  6. Try this site may help you out. http://www.feldgrau.com/
  7. I believe that there are some 251s done in this camo scheme on the data base. Great job on the mods.
  8. John Great site thanks for the link. I collect more of the eastern and western front german militaria. After viewing the site, I may start picking up dak items.
  9. Theatre of When?

    I myself don't mind the wait. The less patches to download the better. My money is here waiting for the game to come out. One question though, will folks be able to mod the vehicles and such in this game?
  10. very nice work, thanks for modding it
  11. Posting some lost mods

    KG_Jag I believe those are for mac users is the reason why they can't be read
  12. Been a while since I have posted anything here at the forum. But I have been stil visiting the mod data base and picking up a few miods from time to time. I have posted some mods that I had picked up over the years and found the other day on a back up CD. I figured when the database crashed there were a lot of very good mods lost. The grassy road mod is one of them. And the flag mod is from a unknown creator, But I have listed this in the "readme" doc with the mod. As I find more of the oldie but goodie mods, I will list them so the new folks at combat mission and also the veterans can pick them up if they like.
  13. Well been kinda busy, hurricane and all hitting as hard as it did. Other then that been doing pretty good
  14. Thanks Gautrek for emailing me the complete list.
  15. The bmp list i have found on the links are helpful but not complete. Does anyone have a complete list? Thanks