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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. Christmas Time game?

    Oh man, it has been a month of ages since I dropped in and it is nice to see many of the old guard are still healthy and still kicking...
  2. Really interested in this but the pictures are not coming up...clicking "show pictures" option does nothing either...what plug in do I lack that is preventing me from seeing these images?
  3. One of my prized books is a first edition of The History of the War between Germany and France by James D. McCabe Jr. printed in 1871. Talk about jumping into a topic when it is still fresh! Anyway, you do not need the book to read it as here it is as a Goggle e book for free..... http://books.google.com/books/about/HISTORY_OF_THE_WAR_GERMANY_AND_FRANCE.html?id=fv26TDxJDTMC
  4. Anyone know when the patch will be ready?
  5. So what is wanted here is a turn based Hearts of Iron...been there...done that.....
  6. Good and fair review, though he lost me at the end when he suggested companies should price their newly released games at $10...what nonsence....
  7. Sc3(Again)

    Though I seriously doubt that I'll reach the ripe old age of 90, I'm still kicking about today....
  8. Sc3(Again)

    It's the game where we re-enter the world of hexes....
  9. SC 1 for IOS & Android....

    Clearing the cobwebs off this forum to inquire if there were any thoughts of resurrecting SC1 as an app? I think the IOS/Android market could use this game as it is streamlined enough to be functional....now onto to the Russian Civil War with the WWI expansion and let the cobwebs return....
  10. For me the added Russian Civil War mod will make this a worthy purchase. Though I enjoy AGEOD's Russia under Seige, I have been waiting for a more traditional boardgaming type experience along the lines of, one of my favorites, REDS and (though I never had the chance to play it) Rossyia 1917. I'm sure this mod will fit in perfectly.
  11. It has been a month of ages since I've been here and I come to find that there is an anniversary to celebrate. Congrats Kuni and I will always recall the website/blog that you posted which had numerous memorable quotes from some of the more vociferous members of this forum. On now to concentrate on the upcoming Russian Civil War mod that will be coming with the WWI expansion!
  12. I've been holding off buying the game, as it has been my policy to allow a proper gestation period, but methinks that after this next patch comes out, it will be time to take the plunge!
  13. Sc3

    Has it been announced somewhere that an SC3 will once again be a 20th Century War? I ask because everyone seems to assume as much. How about the American Civil War, the Franco Prussian War, a Napolean Campaign? I'm a bit tired of the glut of WWII games, and suprisingly, ever since Frank Hunter paved the way with GUNS OF AUGUST, WWI games are becoming many as well.
  14. World War 1 Mod

    Well as coincidence will have it AGEOD announced that it will be producing REVOLUTION UNDER SEIGE which concentrates on the RCW....I thnk I'll let those more capable than I handle it...
  15. World War 1 Mod

    Thanks for the thought and when you finish your WWI mod PM me and we'll see about cranking up the RCW beast again.. Probably reducing the map, the force pool, and the victory condition requirements, would help speed up the game..anyway, once you have completed your current project, we'll give it a go...thanks again
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