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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. new pic -rep

  2. Not as a platoon support element with dedicated crew, but kept in reserve for reissue to squads. M249 and M27 can be swapped out without need for additional personnel or logistics burden.
  3. Reduction of Ghouta

    On to Yarmouk...
  4. Russian army under equipped?

    Seems “Terminator” will be in this year’s parade: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QUwgJemgSKs
  5. Gebirgsjäger textures are WIP. Above is standard Heer infantry textures.
  6. You are confusing war games and wargames. (Really though, there is no clear definition. Here they clearly mean games about the Second World War.)
  7. Wargamer published a list of the best WW2 strategy and wargames, but did not include any CM titles. The locals revolted and now there is a V2 of the list with CM at the top. https://www.wargamer.com/articles/best-ww2-strategy-games-war-games/
  8. Stryker vs Bradley

    More road than pothole, so yes, above average.
  9. New Russian vehicles

    Probably not unless BFC decides to do a 2025 vehicle pack* or something. Same for JLTV, AMPV, SCOUT SV, etc. *this would actually be pretty cool and probably popular.
  10. US Armored Infantry Mortars?

    Your memory on the Armored Rifle Platoon HQs is not faulty. It was an error that was corrected. Mortars have never been able to be in contact in the fire support menu by using the local, temporary C2 feature of an adjacent higher HQ. IIRC, they must either: 1. Have a good chain of C2 up through their normal chain of command to a higher HQ with a radio. In this case that would be the Platoon HQ. In other cases it might be the Section HQ. 2. Be equipped with a radio themselves. 3. Be located next to a vehicle with a radio. Basically, they cannot leap frog up to a higher HQ and take over their radio for fire missions. They either need to use their organic C2 structure to receive fire missions or poach a vehicle radio.
  11. I am travelling today, but will try to follow up on both issues. I suspect they are simply limitations of the mounted/dismounted on-board mortar system. I am assuming the M4 is behaving the same as other mortar carriers?
  12. This not correct. https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/ref/FM/PDFs/FM17-27.PDF "It may be moved rapidly into position and fired either from the vehicle or the ground. It will usually be fired from the carrier."
  13. 200 new weapons ?

    Column of T-90As at 17:35