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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. CMAK Squad Portraits

    Yes, the American unit portraits are used, not half shoulder view like the rest, think that it is the old cmbo style. I have the cdv version.
  2. Criticism towards CMAK

    Played about 4 or 5 scenarios right now... Has anyone played those hmm I would say "Commando unit" Scenarios where you have to - Assault the DAK office - Assault some FLAK's at crete etc? They seem very difficult. Maybe I have no real tactics but it is difficult to have a good strategy when your forces spawn in front of the enemy 20m away.... :confused:
  3. cmak and cdv

    Had difficulties in TCP/IP gaming. Some B2W Problems and problems with using the autosaved recovered games (B2W again)
  4. Scenario of the Week: Line of Defense

    I played Allied versus AI Axis I moved all my infantry to the woods at the hill on the right flank. They went there with good cover and could get to the forward parts of this wood facing the houses at the right score flag. 60 mm mortars and .50 MG's were placed in good cover in the woody hills with fire line to the church. My Greyhound scouted the left flank but got shot down by a now identified AT gun. My Stuarts now approached with wood cover and knocked out the gun. While this happend, I concentrated all my Shermans behind the hill and my infantry platoons got into their attack positions in the wood at the right flank. I started the attack with full fire force out of the woods to spotted german positions. All guns blazing. My Stuarts broke through at the left flank and took out some infantry positions. After having serious firefights at the right flank, all my infantry started an attack wave direct to the right flag. It was victorious, the MG in the church was annoying but my pioneers captured them. My Sherman tanks rushed to the top of the hill and knocked out the enemy Stug. Intense wood and city fighting took place at the right flag but I could hold it. Until then... A german Tiger approached from the street at the other side of the river. He knocked out 2 of my Shermans and one of my tank hunters. I got a draw in the end, altough my Shermans were able to capture the left flag. This is a nice scenario, but wait - its the demo... Now I'm going to play the full version
  5. Hats off to CDV

    I have no problem with the CD protection, game takes about 5 seconds to start. But the only thing that is annoying is that I cannot use this with my emulated CD drive, this would be more suitable cause I hate changing CD's (ok, I dont have to change this CD for months now )
  6. First thoughts on CMAK

    Bought my game today, looked hastily at the scenario and operations list and wondered why there is no real Tobruk scen/op (with the city itself) Go on you mappers and scenario builders, we need Tobruk
  7. Hey €uro citiz€ns! BFC or CDV version?

    Although I prefer the BFC version with its SS and sig runes, I will buy the CDV Version of CMAK tomorrow. This has many reasons: First one, I'm living in germany so there is no chance to have historical correct games and dont want to think about the correct arrival of my package... Ok, the main reason is, that I want to play this game NOW and I dont want to wait for long time for shipping and so on. The payment is another reason, I have no credit card (poor student).
  8. Solved the problem - had to override game refresh rate settings via driver options to 60 Hz, start CMBB and rechange the refreshing settings to 100 Hz. Damn, I should read the FAQ before posting ;D
  9. Hello, I just reinstalled my PC with Win2000, with DirectX 9.0b and 44.03 Detonators, installed CMBB and patched it to 1.03 BUT There is the bug I began to hate a year ago... When you start CMBB for the 1st time he scans your resolutions and so on, but I see only a black screen. I remember I solved this problem by clicking wild at the screen 1000 times and more and then the window appeared and CMBB run fine -> Config file (bb prefab somewhat dunno how its called) was created. BUT: THIS DOESNT WORK ANY LONGER FOR ME I klicked 1000000 times at the screen - nothing happened. So please send me a config file with resolution 1024x768 and 100 Hz at Nidhoeggur@gmx.net I forgot to backup my working config file, im so dumb :mad: Thanks to any1 who can solve my problem. I want to play CMBB, I want to see my Hetzers and my Elite SS Division Edit: FSAA is NOT Active, and Alt+Tab doesnt work ! [ August 24, 2003, 03:05 PM: Message edited by: r0tten ]
  10. "Sorge" released!

    Does this work with the German CDV version of the game? Too tired to test it
  11. No.. "Hans, where is the trigger?" "I thought you had it with you, Eugen!" "Err..."
  12. It did not work I created 2 different profiles, then I installed the 30.87 Detonator, rebootet and when I chose 43.51er config he had 30.87. I think it wont work 'cause of the 100 system files the driver needs and the 30.87 just overwrote... Switched back to 30.87. Unreal2 is for kiddies.
  13. Hello... I have to use Detonator 43.51 for Unreal2, but with these drivers CMBB runs terrible (known bug). Has anyone tried to configure his PC with Hardware Profiles (under ->System) so that you can run Detonator 30.87 under Config1 and 43.51 under Config2? Is this possible to do with the standard NVidia driver installers? Is there any speed issue due to multiple drivers on you system? Well, I could try this, but I want to ask first if anyone has tried this before I frag my system And if no one has tried, I will do so.... Bye, r0tten, little bit annoyed about this speed bug, NVidia and their drivers. :mad:
  14. Hello... I have to use Detonator 43.51 for Unreal2, but with these drivers CMBB runs terrible (known bug). Has anyone tried to configure his PC with Hardware Profiles (under ->System) so that you can run Detonator 30.87 under Config1 and 43.51 under Config2? Is this possible to do with the standard NVidia driver installers? Is there any speed issue due to multiple drivers on you system? Well, I could try this, but I want to ask first if anyone has tried this before I frag my system And if no one has tried, I will do so.... Bye, r0tten, little bit annoyed about this speed bug, NVidia and their drivers. :mad:
  15. Sound Mods

    Yes, I heared it too. I looked at the file and saw that it was sampled in stereo. I turned it into mono and now it worked fine for me.
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