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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. Boring Time

    Actually, 3j2m7, looks great :-)
  2. Nope, Background in CM is not Modelled.
  3. Well, that spotting time definitely seems a little to quick IMHO, but at least it's an interesting test.
  4. Actually, the Panthers Long-Range Narrow Optics (which would come into play in this case) should be a little better (or even superior) to Western & Eastern Armies...It's the Short Range where the Panther is supposed to have issues due to those Long-Range Narrow Optics, and the lack of better short range vision ports. Thou, the Late War Sherman has a Panoramic View, and improved optics (especially the 76mm Variants), which makes acquiring short range targets easier & faster, it still hard to acquire those long range targets due to range. This is where the Panthers Long-Range Narrow Optics come into play, However and in saying this, the Panther still needs to rotate it's turret back and forth to take advantage of those Optics (which takes time). Basically, the Sherman should take much longer to spot long range targets, and the Panther can do it relatively reliable, but taking a little longer time. @Bullet...Delete the Stock Hit Decals, and use aftermarket..., because Damn !
  5. I'm using an AMD Radeon HD7700, 1MB, GDDR5, 880MHz Core Clock...Of course, this Vid Card was introduced 5 yrs ago. Thou, it seems many here prefer Nvidia, and just getting any of the GTX 7 to 9Ti series should be fine.
  6. How to use mortar halftracks?

    Since this is CMFB, it's most certainly the M21 Mortar HT (even in CMBN).
  7. Yeap, even Infantry in Woods can be readily acquired due to Modern Systems...Your best bet is to have Inf hiding in Heavy Woods to give off less Thermal Signature, and only unhide to fire in ambush/close targets or at range with ATGM's. Now, and in saying the above, I don't play Modern, but have a good idea of what's going on.
  8. Shhh...I'm Hunting Wabbits (or other Fresh Meat), lol Yeah, I figured someone will come along and say, "What a minute, haven't you been playing CMx2 for a few years now".
  9. How to use mortar halftracks?

    Yeah, we can issue 'Target' Orders at different Waypoints with Armor/Inf in same turn, but it seems not for Mortars...Maybe a Game Limitation ?
  10. Ok, Sid & Sulomon...I'm very New to CMx2 myself. I just picked-up this game last week, and in need of 1x PBEM Opponent for Tiny/Small CMFB Meeting Engagements. Promise I don't bit...Much. Now..."DO YOU WANT TO PLAY A GAME" :-) Joe
  11. Shhh, try and delete this before anyone else takes a look...Oh Never mind, you can't.
  12. Don't worry, Tomato, return Game File coming by tonight :-)
  13. Ok Cheltster, I have a Dell OptiPlex 790, i5 Core 2 Quad, 3.0Ghz CPU, 8MB Ram, 1GB ATI Video, Win 7 (also had a Core 2 Duo with same specs), and these Rigs ran CMx2 fairly well using Medium Settings, except Bigger Games where the Frame-Rate dropped...So, I suggest going on Flea-Bay and getting a Re-Furb version in best condition. Here in the States I paid around $250 (which included a Monitor/Key/Mouse). Yeah, no need to get the latest, greatest, costliest, as you probably wont see much of an improvement. Joe
  14. Finding other players

    Yeah, Online vs PBEM would be the better option as you can at least finish Games more quickly...As others mentioned, try the 'Few Good Men', or 'The Blitz'', and you should have no problem finding a player in the UK.
  15. Finding other players

    -Or- just don't bother, and let me know if interested in PBEM Small QB's in any of the WWII Titles...I don't bite, much. Oh Never mind, you only want players from your side of the pond...I'm in U.S. Umm, Cheerios :-) Joe
  16. Yes, and were used to cross small obstacles like ditch/trenches.
  17. As others mentioned, it may be a Pioneer Bridge, but its RL function is to cross impassable ditches (which units can still cross in CM as difficult terrain).
  18. CMx1 Please Don't DIE!

    If your Old Rig dies, then purchase another similar Old Rig on Flea-Bay to play your CMx1. Examples: I use to own a Dell D810 (ATI-600 Video), and Dell D830 (Nvidia 140 Video) Core2 Duo Laptops to play CMx1, and along with a Dell Desktop OptiPlex 755 Core2 Duo to play both CMx1 & CMx2 with no problems...Now, I just own a Dell Desktop OptiPlex 790 i5 Quad Core to play both CMx1 & CMx2 (thou, I don't play CMx1 much anymore).
  19. Upload this as a Youtube Video...Or, it didn't happen :-)
  20. I noticed this 'Bug' a long time ago (along with few other Vehicles, if I remember)...This Sherman Crew Member is Partially exposed through side of Turret while moving. Joe
  21. The patch?

    Hey Guys, It's Miller Time...Just Relax and have a Brew or three on me :-)
  22. The patch?

    God I hope, BF, doesn't just come out and say..."Ok, Forumites, here is your awaited Patch already, and if there is anything wrong with it, then it's to damn bad"...Just hope it doesn't come down to that. So, Members of the Forum..."Don't Worry, Be Happy".
  23. The patch?

    Now, Now...Can we all learn to get along (or Life...Whichever). The Patch will simply come out in due time, and that is that :-)
  24. The patch?

    Well, it's more then likely that BF found out the 4.0 Upgrade has more issues then anticipated...When they find one issue, it will affect another, and both needs to be taken care of before moving forward...So, we really don't know how many total issues there are...The very fact it's taken this long does mean BF is taken this patch serious enough.