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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. I'm glad to hear it is getting along well, Mord. You certainly haven't lost your speed during your long absence.
  2. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Is this still the Mühlenkamp-scenario, George? Love those screenshots. You should write a book, with screenshots instead of photos.
  3. Ost Front Books

    Mark's books contain priceless information and are a class on their own. Only one in ten books about ww 2 are worth reading, since many only repeat the same old, unresearched rubbish, with some 'brilliant' and 'new' conclusions from authors too lazy to really dig for information and really try to throw some new light on what happened. Mark seems to have the gift of always finding new treasure troves and his books are simply worth their weight in gold. Which is exactly what he asks for them. The shipment costs alone are already beyond belief. But personally I am prepared to pay his prices, to make sure he can continue to publish these unique and excellent books. Each of them is better than everything that has been published on Stalingrad since ww 2 put together.
  4. Ost Front Books

    Also still waiting.
  5. CMFB Campaign: Fields of Tears

    Downloaded. I'm going to check this out, Michael. Thank you for your time and energy.
  6. Looking good, Mord, but would you mind adding the 34th SS Gren. Div. (Landstorm Nederland) please? A rather unknown unit, but as you can see in the second link it was involved in quite some fighting in the South of the Netherlands in 1944 and 1945. It had it's baptism of fire at Arnhem during Market Garden btw. http://www.axishistory.com/books/119-germany-waffen-ss/germany-waffen-ss-divisions/1326-34-ss-freiwilligen-grenadier-division-landstorm-nederland http://www.waffen-ss.nl/lstormgesch-e.php http://www.waffen-ss.nl/harsfoto.php
  7. No problem, Mord. I also found this. Look at Kriegsgliederungen/OOB's. But in the same category as the above link, I'm afraid, so feel free to ignore it. I will continue to look though. http://www.diedeutschewehrmacht.de/
  8. Yeehawwww! (not very helpful, but heartfelt). Perhaps this is useful as a start, Mord. German OOB for September 1944, too soon for you, I know. https://www.feldgrau.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=7043 Please join in, people, this man has a job to do!
  9. Stalingrad IL2

    You impatient man. Let's hope it does, Mord. Most if not all tank sims are too buggy or too complicated. I don't think these guys will make that mistake.
  10. Superb screenshot indeed! CM Italy has a certain beauty of it's own. Or perhaps just great vacation memories.
  11. Stalingrad IL2

    Yes, this could be the game a lot of us wargamers have been waiting for. Imagine it expanding to 1944/45.
  12. Good news for Italy lovers!

    I know, Mord, I know. I'm scared of myself sometimes.