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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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  1. I didn't even know you could recover a radio. sumfink new every day.
  2. go here and open a ticket to get official support - sounds like you'll need that. https://battlefront.mojohelpdesk.com/login/create_request#/ticket-form/19756
  3. Jfc if I hear anyone complain about the price of CM ever again . . . .what you get maybe one Sherman, a tiger and maybe a half track for the price that I can get unlimited battalions of armor for? 😲
  4. So that is what you have been doing to my posts! 👌
  5. well of the things you could be doing at this time randomly surfing stupid news stories on the web watching your grass grow examining you belly button lint collection Pondering the significance of short-person behavior in pedal-depressed panchromatic resonance and other highly ambient domains... you instead chose this, I submit you are well and truly bored as to Forced crossing of rivers by the Russians, they have no need to worry. They can now just drive up and place the bridge as long as they have a big sheet of this material covering it - game over Hato armies!! https://www.yahoo.com/news/russian-scientists-develop-invisibility-cloak-071649342.html
  6. It is rather funny all the development time that folks are willing to commit for a unit that almost none (has even one suggested they'd bother?) of the actual scenarios designers would be willing to commit their time to. I am really glad Charles and Steve are the only ones who get to say what goes in this game or we wouldn't actually have a game. Oh yeah,and you are so blatantly wrong @panzersaurkrautwerfer. pffft I can just drive my BMPs into the water in CM, current schmerent, heck I can make a river 3km wide and cross in a straight line no problem. What the hell are you going on about? and the why of you typing all that is clear. You are bored. I have some stuff I could use help with around the house. Interested in helping me put up some beams in my living room? Signed - Cobra King II
  7. Not yet, I'll start later today and send you that AAR screen as well. Work has gotten busy, I really need to retire.
  8. lol I hear that. I have a dedicated drive for CM installs and another drive for all the mod files, scenarios etc etc so they don't tie up space if I am not actually currently using them 😁
  9. Cmx2 is in no danger of imploding. end of message
  10. Just watched the BBC show The Robbery on the Great Mail train robbery of 1963. One of the robbers turns out to have been a veteran from Arnhem. Jimmy White – With the other robbers on the run and having fled the country, only White was at large in the United Kingdom. White was a renowned locksmith/thief and had already been on the run for ten years before the robbery. He was said to have "a remarkable ability to be invisible, to merge with his surroundings and become the ultimate Mr Nobody." He was a wartime paratrooper and a veteran of Arnhem.
  11. you'd need first some real info on how often any of this was done for BF to consider. There is also still a module for CMFB to be done to bring it to end of war. Other than a model what type of documentation is there on frequency? The culin cutter had a profound and documented impact on the fighting in the hedgerows. I can't say I have ever even seen an actual pic like what is modelled above.
  12. welcome aboard mister negativity. We have a special cabin set aside for you otherwise known as the head.
  13. Understood, but last person I knew of in Saudi Arabia not mentioning wahabism was Trump, but yeah let's drop it before this thread gets closed over stuff like this that just goes round and round.
  14. Yeah there is a lot of "boom" in this one. I give it an A+. Amazing that after all these years folks still find ways to stretch CMSF even further. You guys did an incredible job. Size of map, incredible detail in design elements, some really cool fresh ideas that I won't ruin with a spoiler here. This is one of the most immersive "OMFG" moment filled scenarios I have played in a while. Kudos to the team. Finish the polish and release it. CMSF may be feeling it's years but it still delivers in ways it's younger siblings can't. In the spirit of ISIS we cut off Siskel and Ebert's thumbs and hold them up. Okay yeah that is kind of a gruesome stretch, but hey I have been brutalized by my experience playing this scenario. 👍 👍 👍 👍
  15. the pre snowflake era. heh yeah all this is the fault of liberals. sheesh I took you as one that was better educated than that. I suppose climate change is also not real?