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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. Game is unplayable

    Sounds to me like you have an integrated Intel video card on the motherboard that might be interrupting the Radeon?? If so, either disable the integrated Intel video card or direct the Radeon to start when CM starts via the Radeon software... My i7 gaming laptop had this issue with my Nvidia card, The Intel integrated video card made CM and other games unplayable, like how you described it. I only use Nvidia cards by the way, not a fan of Radeon's.
  2. Heinz von Westernhagen, on his way to see Peiper at his command post, lost his life to one of these birds. Just as he was walking up to the door of the command post, a 'swallow' cut its engine and glided in for the bomb drop. Shrapnel entered von Westernhagen's skull (again), but this time got the better of him. He never saw or heard the plane coming in by accounts. Paraphrasing from an account in 'Michael Wittmann, vol. 2'...
  3. Naughty or nice... here's some bones!

    Yeah, CM1 never had the 'Total War' time option button (one hour or unlimited)... which is what his description sounds like, not sure why??
  4. What will the next CM be?

    I can tell by your avatar that you would be prime for some CM: BATTLETECH !! Oh yeah...... I always mention that in threads like this.
  5. Finally committed

    Oops. Well, a few posts above I did mention '39 - mid '44... sigh, but I digress.
  6. Finally committed

    Yeah, just me I suppose. I play German units only (most of the time), don't feel like commanding Volkssturm and hoards of panzerfaust armed Hitler youth, with dribs and drabs of armour here and there...
  7. Finally committed

    Good as place as any to pump the early wartime period I guess... ...1939 - mid 1944 are the only time periods I like when wargaming WWII, this is why I have not purchased CMFB. 41-43 whether it be in France, the desert or on the Eastern front are most immersable time periods for me. Hint, hint, hint BF... How about Vehicle packs for those time periods and let the community come up with the rest of the content?? I would easily pay the price of a CM game for early war vehicle packs. I could help with modeling the vehicles /equipment (freelancer with 3DS Max or Maya, Zbrush).
  8. Happy Valentines Day

    Nice, very NICE!
  9. 'Panzer Tactics' by Wolfgang Schneider. This is a great book, lots of pics and formation sketches.
  10. Ok just a little venting....

    Tactical Wargamer and StieliAlpha, not sure if that previous Dropbox link worked for you or not so check you PM for updated links that should work this time. Sorry about that fella's.
  11. Ok just a little venting....

    Tactical Wargamer, Check your PM's dude!
  12. Ok just a little venting....

    PM sent...
  13. Ok just a little venting....

    Tactical Wargamer, check your PM's I sent you something you will want to have a look at in regards to Dos Box FCII. Flight Commander II fans should check out this site for scenarios for FCII: http://hagler11.com/fc2/index.html This guy used the FC Mission builder to create lots of battles. Air battles from History channel 'Dog Fights' to scenarios converted from air combat board games like Air Superiority / Air Strike, etc, for use in FCII. As well there are links for Over the Reich and Achtung Spitfire. Impressive and very cool actually.
  14. If they go anywhere, I would much rather BF concentrate on earlier stuff instead of venturing into the Pacific. North Africa, France 1940, Barbarossa /Kursk. Or early war period vehicle packs, the community could put those to good use no doubt. Being selfish... I have no interest in a CM: Pacific.
  15. Indirect Fire

    Try these... http://combatmission.wikia.com/wiki/Command_and_control?li_source=LI&li_medium=wikia-footer-wiki-rec and http://combatmission.wikia.com/wiki/C2_%26_Artillery Some forum stuff to check out: