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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:

      -showui

      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. Where can I find the CMBB patch for the CDV version? (I renstalled my PC this weekend figuring no need to back up cmbb as I have the cd and the patch should be down loadable somewhere...I just back uped my PBEM folder. However all the games/download sites seem to have deleted the CDV patc for CMBB from their servers? pleae help! Have some PBEM opponents waiting
  2. In the editor you can place sandbags in a scenario. Are these just eye candy or they they give any bonus in protection and/or hiding?
  3. played this as the first CMAK scenario once I had it...played it 5 times...never won...so if any one could help us with this one?
  4. Could any one explain me the difference and what the fuzz was about between these 2.?
  5. mhh now I know I knew teh answer but what was the difference between hunt (drive medium speed stop when enemy in LOS and shoot) and M-to-C (drive medium speed stop when enemy in LOS and shoot)?
  6. True, I had the same problem (I forgot about that one ) I downloaded WinG32.dll from DLL World ( http://dll.yaroslavl.ru/ ) and placed it in the Windows\system32 folder. </font>
  7. mhh too happy too soon Does that Windows 95 version of PG can be made working under Windows XP ? or is it absolutly necassy to have a win95 system running?
  8. I downloaded it a few days ago at http://www.the-underdogs.org , 99Mb - Windows version. Am playing Fantasy General at the moment, great drawings of units </font>
  9. Does any one know where or whether this game is still available?? I lost it long time ago...(shame on me) and since trying to find it somewhere... this whole WW2 gaming started with PG1 for me so for old time sake I am desperate to fpurchase it again.. any one an idea?
  10. Ah now we are talking, thx mate...basically all were more or less doing the same thing only some did it better in a certain period/theatre then others in a certain period/theatre. All differnce bog down to the real fine print/details I guess
  11. Deep Operations were rather better thought through then Blitzkrieg campaigns... I'm the first to believe you..if soem one good start explaining me the difference....please?
  12. Ok here goes for all you grogs out there who love to talk about WW2. After a couple of years reading the usual popular WW2 "literature",playing the standard PC war games and reading a lot on this forum I slowly getting grasp of the in rth etitle mentioned subjects. However I still not really can tell the differences between the different nations (Germany, UK, France, Russia, USA, ...) in relations to the above mentioned themes. For example, this whole poeha about Panzer divisions..in any semi-serious docu on tv these are displayed as invincible units, you know the usual wawawa about how the Germans concentrated their armor in division while the others nations spread their armor over several units...However I have read here and in several other sources (liek for instance a small look at the OoB's) that other nations had their armoured divisions as well...So what is teh differences between a Panzer division and a UK armour division or US or USSR Armour division.? This is just an example of some of the things I don't understand. Smae for" germany->Blitzkrieg/combined arms, USSR -> excell in operational planning (?) So basically what I'm asking is whether some one can summarize teh basics for teh above themes per nation? gr Screeny
  13. Basically Germany lost once they invaded Poland in september '39?
  14. Logistics......think of a good way to do logistics....in combination with what was mentioned earlier..a layer on top of cm..(basically teh campaign tool) but yeah logistics would be my suggestion
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