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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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    Golf, Boating, Preaching
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    Professional Game Player
  1. Ken Burns Vietnam

    Seen couple episodes, worth the watch
  2. Lots of old warship pics (digitally colorized)

    First two models I made: Arizona & Yorktown.
  3. Christmas Time game?

    Looking for a game December 24th, 2017, will have a couple of hours.
  4. Windows 10 anyone? 8.1 fine
  5. Christmas Time game?

    Watched 1958 movie last night,"Young Lions". The WW2 drama starring Brando, Deano, Clift. Always liked that one. Anyone see 2015 War Pigs? Bad reviews.
  6. Need an all Legend squad: Gump, Bubba, Tex, Bunny, Rambo, Chuck, Michael Deerhunter, etc....then I'm buying it
  7. Today in History

    This day in History: March 28, 2015, New Zealand will play Australia for the Cricket World Cup. Aussies are 2 to 1 favorite playing in Melbourne. Excellent bowlers are NZ. Good luck!
  8. [Movie Review] American Sniper

    Yep, I'm a major d-bag. It happens. Always one in every crowd.
  9. Best AAR of the year 2014

    Good work son, keep it going. -Legend
  10. [Movie Review] American Sniper

    Guys, have you seen the movie, "The Deadly Tower" about Charles Whitman? It's a little dated, but definitively a great watch for all sniper lovers! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072852/ Cheers!
  11. Rest in peace Otto Carius

    Otto is a Legend, of course. Also read his biography, mostly about his military career, not his pharmacy business. Stopped by his drugstore in the early 90's, Otto was in back, and I was up front checkout line with half rack Rolling Rock, pack of unfiltered Camels, bag of David's barbecue sunflower seeds (never get the ranch ones, nasty), and couple jerky sticks. The problem came up waiting for my prescription to be filled. Otto walked over, I had started bitching about the prices of the capsules release versus standard pills. Otto assured me that yes, capsules are more expensive, especially for my Zoloft and cost had to be forwarded to the customer. We talked for a little bit, laughed about Hogan's Hereos, his favorite character(s) are Klink & Newkirk, while mine are Shultz & Carter. Otto showed off & bragged about his battle wounds, that the Russians could never get him, but nobody escapes prostate problems, that's why he got into the business he's in, selling medical. Narrow the way, -Legend
  12. Rest In Peace John Hill

    The dude is a Legend, of course. Stopped by his shop in Indiana years back, place was littered with miniatures, (the game pieces, not small people). Discussed at great length of all the things, the old black & white Twilight Zone episodes. John (and mine) favorite episode is Billy Mummy in the "He's a Bad Man, so I turned him into a Jack-In-The-Box". We made a Wendy's run (the fast food restaurant, not a woman), John got the Double with Cheese, large uncut natural fries, Cherry Coke, ketchup, no mustard. I ordered half order Apple Pecan salad, Chili, glass of ice. Unfortunately, we got in a monster fight over LOS (Line of Sight) and Routing rules, haven't talked since. Straight is the Gate, -Legend
  13. While most folks were out to watch the highly anticipated Clint Eastwood movie, American Sniper......I was more interested in Al Turing's representation in "The Imitation Game". Let me declare, "The Imitation Game" is a MUST see !!! This is the best movie I've seen in years....Yes, I mean years. I'd go see this before American Sniper. The story of Alan Turing is well, well done! Scenes jump around in time (just a little bit), with good balance. His youthful experiences tie into and upto his death. Supporting cast is great. The Enigma Machine Cracking', recruitment, spy stuff, logical thinking, rebellion against authority, math minds, and of course, the Sodomite stuff is awesome !!! Rating: 10 of 10 for a single watching Rating: 6 of 10 for repeat watching. *** Note, I rank movies in two categories. Watch once, and watch again. GO SEE THIS MOVIE, for any movie person, it's a MUST SEE Or I'm not Jon J. Rambo, -Legend
  14. Hi Buddy!

    1. JerseyJohn


      And hello to you, Buddy! :--)

      Just started getting active in these things again, been down in the dumps since my wife Marion died a few days after Christmas 2008, gradually came out of it, moved to Florida early March 09, spent a lot of 13 and 14 in hospitals and rehabs (I'm 65 and feeling more like 95), all in all I haven't been very alive but finally decided I better snap out of it.

      Hope things have been great for you these past years, and will only improve...

  15. Considering it's 2015 & the United States is now only "an event" away from beginning the NWO; does WW-2 matter anymore? Well, to some it may matter. History shows in the long run wars are just dates when a bunch of ppl just died.