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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. CM:FI AAR SLIM versus Bletchley_Geek

    I have always thought that Units Spot & Return Fire way too fast, especially in Bad Conditions...In RL, with the Confusion of sorts, it should have taken another Minute or two for that "Peel Back Effect" to fully take place. Just your 2 Cents...
  2. In the CMx2 WWII Titles, it seems more like a Quarter amount of those Rounds at that range for a 50% PH.
  3. An Possible Exploit

    And, where is this Vid you wanted all to see... I wonder what you are mentioning is the ability for Units to use the LOS Tool at every Waypoint (and 'Area-Fire')...If so, then it's a Game Mechanic function that I believe should've been Banned. Just your 2 Cents...
  4. An Possible Exploit

    I couldn't agree more...Did I mention +10
  5. Suppression Question

    Err, Did I mention a Newb in Posts, that is...Besides, I only play against Real-Newbs I can Beat :-)
  6. Suppression Question

    You have come through again for the Newbs, PointofBullet...Keep of the Good Work :-)
  7. The patch?

    Of course, with JK'ing aside-ish, All is Good...Yes, and as many times as it takes is the importance of quality :-)
  8. The patch?

    ...The Second Time around :-)
  9. The patch?

    "The End is Near" :-)
  10. Finally made it!

    You haven't finally made it, this until you play against a Very New & Green CM Opponent...Such as myself :-) "DO YOU WANT TO PLAY A GAME" (an excerpt from 'WarGames').
  11. Panther gun damage

    Speaking of Hits to Vehicles in CMx2...It seems that a Panther (for example) doesn't need a lot of hits from a 75mm Sherman before the Optics got shot-up (It Doesn't matter if hits are to the Turret or Hull)...I remember playing 'Barkmann's Corner' (for one example), and his Panther took about 6x 75mm Sherman hits (at 500-600 yards), and the Optics where already shot-up.
  12. How to Start a Game!

    KHAAANNN, KHAAannn, KHaaannn !!! And no...That group contains Experienced Players, of course, means I have a greater chance of losing...I will just stick with the occasional unsuspecting BF Forum interns :-)