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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. Incoming!

    I have never takes as many casualties from one arty shell, no matter what caliber. I suspect 120 mm at the most. Maybe my oppo @Bob Willett can chime in on this. Before dismounting I debated with myself whether to do it or not, but thought that "the strike is about to end and I'm on the fringe". MAJOR regrets one minute later
  2. Incoming!

    Do not dismount when artillery is near... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B15S-x7FhyQ The lone surviver, the driver, buddy aided the whole lot and ended up with 10 demo charges, binos, a MG42 and two panzerfausts. He could barely move afterwards. Edit: couldn't embed.
  3. Book - Battle Hardened

    This seems to be right up my alley. Great @Bud Backer for letting me know it is on iBooks - will get it soon.
  4. Balcony?

    We would expect nothing less from you That's your MO right?
  5. Combat mission youtubers

    And his video editing is top notch. He frames each shot to make the most of the game.
  6. Balcony?

    Ninja'd by a slysniper - how appropriate
  7. Balcony?

    Target Arc in any other direction, or Face another direction? I hate balconies because of how exposed infantry gets if you're not careful.
  8. You're damn right you will - and you won't regret it one second. You have years of content to immerse yourself in. What I like to do is read a book about the battle or setting I play to really appreciate how CM can be a realistic reenactment of those battles. It has come to the point that when I read about WWII to my imagination, the "inner eye" - it is most times in the form of CM.
  9. Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    I know one pack I would buy for sure for BN, that is a "Commando/Special Forces Pack" - pretty please
  10. Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    Keep up the good work guys. I am waiting patiently for all releases, but I know my wallet isn’t 👍
  11. Scenario Making ?

    I use a combination of Photoshop and Power Point. Some things I just fins easier to do in Power Point so not to have endless layers in PS. I have been meaning to learn MILSKETCH, but haven't yet. There is something about BFC's templetes that I just don't get, despite knowing how to work with layers.
  12. Setup bug?

    I seem to be able to place both HMG teams wherever I want, over and over again, using "N" for move. Even into the house that is halfway outside the setup zone. I'm on latest engine and PC Win 10.
  13. Setup bug?

    @axxe can you specify which scenario you have this problem in so others can try the same and see if it is repeatable.
  14. Naughty or nice... here's some bones!

    Water at different elevations (bridge crossing screenshot)?
  15. Monitor Upgrade

    I'm thinking about upgrading from my 24 inch 1920*1200 to a 30 inch 2500*1600 - so for you who have upgraded to higher resolution, have you noticed a significant lowering of performance with the same graphics settings? I'm afraid my laptop (a good gaming one though) won't handle it, but I'm no tech wiz and can't really understand if it will be a problem or not. Or how big of a problem.