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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. The 2nd edition of Sherman is just as good. I jumped on them when they were reprinted. The 2nd editions are excellent. Sherman is a 1994 Presidio Press reprint same as the 1st edition. Again I would look for these used before the Echo Point new copies.
  2. I have the 1996 2nd edition. It is the same as the original with the glossy pages and the white cover. It is published by Feist Publications. The newer ones are the Echo Point reprints. I have the Echo point reprint of Firepower. From what I can tell the originals are better quality especially the photos. They're also quite a bit more expensive and hard to find. I would say if money isn't an issue, look to get a good used copy of the Feist 2nd edition. Hope this helps.
  3. I have the later reprint of Hunnicutt's book and it shows the M4A1E8 76(w) on P265-266. Just a cutaway drawing and some pics but like Slim said not much about it. Being the last production M4A1 it also had the M1A2 76mm gun with a muzzle brake.
  4. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    For all the times you want to curse the AI for doing something ridiculous, here's a great example of it reacting as probably any soldier would given the situation. He had no other weapon to use so why not put a 14.5 AP round through him. Nice!
  5. New movie

    It is an excellent book. Hopefully the movie does it justice.
  6. Nice! Great book probably the best out there on the M-26.
  7. My pain

    Wtf is the AI doing facing its rear armor toward the enemy?
  8. My pain

    Spray and pray!
  9. Hopefully one day a new vid will pop up on the forums from Chris. I still have his twitch page bookmarked just in case.
  10. A rarely ever get close enough to use the damn flamethrower.
  11. I'm waiting for the guy to say "Oh S&#$ my wife's gonna kill me for firing this in the living room!"
  12. And don't forget the 203mm tracked howitzer the Russians used to "reduce" fortified positions with direct fire.
  13. Kharkov Map Sneak Peak

    Nice! That's some serious street fighting!
  14. Armoured Infantry

    Thank you! An adjustment to the AI here would be great. I hate when gunners ignore incoming fire from 100m away to keep shooting downrange 500m at a target they have less chance of hitting. I don't mind my gunners being Manila John but use some common sense!