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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. CMII - 4.0 Engine Upgrade

    Thanks that puts me on track, you and Frey have been very informative.
  2. CMII - 4.0 Engine Upgrade

    I have RT, BS, and Normandy. I really would like to know what I need to do to upgrade these to 4.0. Do I buy the patch is it all inclusive etc? Or do I do a bunch of implemental patches then apply the 4.0 patch. Thanks in advance.
  3. Happy to report that with the last AMD patch Breakthrough finally works!
  4. I'm not feeling very confident on future Battlefront sales if BF can't give us a patch to resolve the issue of the AMD drivers. For someone who has spent well over 300 dollars for BF games I think they should express a little bit more customer support. They resolved the issue with CMBB with the vista patch and should do so for their SC series too.
  5. I been wanting to play this game lately but keep getting the tile error. I do have a AMD card in my laptop and the game plays fine but no longer plays on my desktop. I am assuming regardless if this an error caused by a Vid card BF would be working on correcting this problem. Trajan's fix doesn't work for me, any suggestions?
  6. Hi, Was wondering if I can move my BF game black sea, from 1 external HD to another without downloading again. Thanks
  7. Thanks, I didn't realize that you had to click the modules, but now it all makes sense. Just reloaded the patch and it works perfectly. Wayne
  8. Big Problem

    Maybe not, should I repatch the game?
  9. I upgraded to 1.21 but now my marine add on won't work at all. The campaign is greyed and so are the marine scenarios in the battle selection. Wayne
  10. I'm using the bittorrent and getting great DL speeds. Certainly is a big patch. now i'm curious will the game search for online players and if so how will it deal with the ip address? Thanks, Wayne
  11. Rambo a bit of an old guy these days of course not the Rambo online. I just can't visualize a white haired guy in his sixties killing off the bad guys. Anyhow, is that 600 dollars taxable?
  12. Thanks for your help I did as you instructed about cutting and paste and Thrawn's mod works perfectly! Wayne
  13. I was trying out Thrawn's new mod and keep getting this error message. "Could not find European theater campaign ini. mod will be loaded without customization." Seems as if everything is where it should be should I just ignore this message? Thanks, Wayne
  14. ATI Bugs Identified!

    Just wanted to thank Battlefront for the patch the game runs great with windows Vista and my ATI 850x card. I've played two scenarios and haven't had any problems with a CTD or freezing. Thanks, Wayne