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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. thank you for your reply! and guess what?! His name was Erwin too !!!!
  2. Hi ther! Are there still any experts on finnland? I just discovered an old photograph of my grandfather wearing a uniform of the finnish volunteer battalion of the armed ss. But as far as i know he was german and i thought there were only finns in this unit. Has anyone got a clue how this can be? Any way is there good literature on this unique formation?
  3. Will there be the good old hotseat mode? Sorry if it has been asked before!
  4. My first impression

    My first impression? Too few scenarios! Especially small 2 player maps. I hope there will be a better a quick battle editor like in CMx1.
  5. air-combat board games

    For those interrested in board games check this out: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/2965/page/1 Cheers Skolman
  6. I still enjoy all old titles! Mainly because of the many different troops and vehicles available....
  7. waepon statistics

    I bought the game a few days ago and I found some info on the weapons in the booklet. Unfortunately just in the pdf version.... after all I still miss the "enter button" , especially for special equipment on vehicles.... not everything is shown on the interface panel and the used icons are very small....
  8. Hi ! I just played the demo and I noticed that i miss the "enter" button for vehicle and unit info. (weapon fire power, armor thickness and special equipment like it was in the older CM games) I especially miss a description of special equipment on tanks (optics, sights, radar etc..) as well as range of missiles.... can this info be found in the booklet or is it somewhere in the game? ..and another question: is the body amour of US troops modelled in some way? Regards, skolman
  9. Big Cat or Pussy Cat?

    It might be possible that the 50.cal immobilized the tank but the chances for this are very low. How was the ground condition in this battle? In combat mission it is possible to bog down even on a road. In that case it might represent an engine failure or something. That´s why i like CM so much; through some kind of abstraction thy achieve maximum realism! Cheers Skolman
  10. Demo problem !

    It seems that the demo has some problems with all the new implementations! some error messages keep on appearing during online games... either this will be fixed or I have to buy this game after all ! ..and sorry for the bad english Skolman
  11. Aircraft request

    the defiant would be great, but difficult to incoorperate in the game. would need some new rules...
  12. Disappointing Demo

    damn it ! I just made a proposal to make a good game even better.
  13. Hi there What I would like to see is another system of victory conditions. Right now , you play a set number of turns and the player that has more VP´s in the end has one. I think it would be better to play until one side got a fixed number of VP´s and then the game ends. In my humble opinion this would be more realistic.
  14. Disappointing Demo

    sounds great ! will be a very strange plane to fight with ! ...concerning the other thought, it was just an idea of bringing more historical accuracy to the standard mode of play. Battling people all over the net and watching your pilots become aces is fine, I just miss the feeling that this is the 2nd world war and not some arcade game... Unfortunately I am a bit busy at the moment ( I am moveing to a new appartement ) but if I have some time I might think of rules for a "pilot career" playing mode. all the best Skolman PS: I visited your Web-page and watched the convention pictures. I think I should become a game-desinger myself ! All that babes.... :eek: hot ! ...and you should keep that beard Dan !
  15. Disappointing Demo

    http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/boulton_paul_defiant.htm http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/boulton-paul-defiant-1.htm sorry for the double post !