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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 work at the Postal Service... so, yes. I am Santa Claus.
  2. [Released] Night Vision Mode

    I'd almost forgotten about this. I guess I need to bookmark this for CMSF2. I don't suppose a version is floating around that could be uploaded to CMMODS?
  3. I just nabbed this as an e-book, thanks for the recommendation.
  4. I have physically assaulted someone for doing exactly that. I won't go into details. Absolutely. Even with some books I haven't had time to read yet, just being able to turn my head and see them on my shelf gives me a sense of satisfaction. That's why I started buying e-books. I have books under my bed, in my laundry basket, in my bureau, stacked in the corner of my room, on the floor of my closet, on two shelves in my closet, on my computer desk, and also filling a large steamer trunk and two large plastic tote containers. Mind you, I don't even own the house I live in, I'm just renting a room. I've been told that if I buy more books, I'll be charged for storage. They're only half-kidding. I'll be off for a while, work is work after all. Have a Merry Christmas everyone.
  5. If I ever intend to loan out a book, I purchase a second copy and give it as a gift.
  6. It's even better when they do it from a jeep... As others have said, stop the truck first, then you can dismount. If it's an extreme emergency, click the circle X button to order a halt, and command both the truck, and it's passengers to dismount. That will guarantee the truck stops moving, unless he's completely panicked.
  7. You will also see this behavior when soldiers are running, then slow down to stop. They will appear to "slide" into position. There is only three animations for movement, Walk, Hunt, and Run. When soldiers are "in between" the movement speeds specified for each movement type, you will see some irregularities as the engine compensates. This is all normal. Do not adjust your television.
  8. The Long Road Home

    I'm on the third episode now, it's pretty damn great.
  9. The Long Road Home

    Looks like they farmed a bunch of kit and actors from Generation Kill. I'll check it out.
  10. Buddy Aid

    Old games often have an artistry not seen anymore. Pity, because that is some heavy sh*t.
  11. Buddy Aid

    If I know these guys at all, they have a thousand page document with every single idea ever posited on the forums floating around somewhere.
  12. Buddy Aid

    Buddy Aid makes me feel better, so the fact it doesn't actually make a difference to the game score is irrelevant. At least, in my opinion...
  13. IED not working?

    >Place large IED inside building. >Place triggerman in same building. >Activate IED. >Wait for enemy infantry to walk in. >Observe. >Laugh.
  14. I've read the "Survivability" Field Manual (FM 5-103), and that sounds exactly right. Be advised, trenches in CM do not model overhead cover. Welcome to the thread. Have you ever had so many books in your room you find them in your dirty laundry?