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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. von Lauchert is a good one for Panther addicts!
  2. Panther Panther

    LOL! Ya guys really get me rolling!!
  3. http://www.battlefield.ru/tanks/is2/is2_2.jpg Umm, this one is real hot!!
  4. 'B&T - Hedgehog Hell' is a good one.
  5. MZO War College

    Yeah I can tell you that MZO CM is a great place to be. It adds another dimension to CM PBEM playing. You can start your own threads in the PBEM forum and tell other ppl about your games and post pictures (which is really easy BTW). There are lots of detailed AARs too with pictures. The ppl are very friendly. So go and have a look.
  6. Panther Panther

    Stikku, talking about ... cough... umm, get ready, here it comes : 'Nahverteidigungsaffe'?
  7. Panther Panther

    LOL, yeah that sure works... ...unless my opponent has a Firefly. dieseltaylor, ya reading this?!
  8. Anti-tank Rifles

    Great tips. I always thought that AT rifles were worthless, but now I'm gonna use them more!
  9. Hi, Since playing von Lauchert I have become an absolute fan of the Panther and so far it hasn't disappointed me (well, except for getting KO'd in a recent PBEM by a M10 which hit the turret which is the 'weaker' spot, 100/curved). I now strongly believe that it is better than the Tiger, though requires more micromanagement as the sides aren't all that well armored. They can stand up easily to IS-2's and their accuracy is, well, quite deadly. The 75L70 is a beauty, only the 17 pdr is better that it in it's calibre. I was wondering, after reading the PanzerIV thread if you guys have any good tips on using the Panther more effectively. Any tips or tricks will be well appreciated. TIA!
  10. Can't log on to CMMODS.com

    *I had the same problem, try hitting CTRL-F5 after logging in. Thanks * Thank you very much Viriato. It works!!
  11. Does running tire the infantry more than advancing?
  12. I 'run' a lot, rather than 'advance', due to the speed. But in a recent PBEM turn I have had several casualties during a relatively short run when hidden enemy infantry fired upon me. Question : Is running worth it when you are near the objective and run the risk of being fired upon?
  13. Hi all, I have been trying for the last few days, without any success, to log on to the cmmods site (www.cmmods.com). I have used several usernames and email addresses but nothing seems to work. When I give the site my username and password it just goes back to the same old intro page. I have sent an email to cozog@cozog.com but as yet have received no replies. Any idea what is causing this problem?