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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. Amen to that.
  2. Good Mosul article in Counterpunch: https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/08/18/endtimes-in-mosul/
  3. Nice map.....Looks like tank-country to me.
  4. This issue has put a crimp in my CMx4 scenario writing ambitions, I'm waiting to see if there's a patch before scripting anything right now.
  5. No point.....It's wonders have all been vandalised by Photobucket, the comments survive but without the pictures it's utterly meaningless. Steve Zaloga's a regular contributor at Missing Lynx, he helped me out with some info for a platoon of M-24 Chaffee Tanks, based on his model in the diorama 'Bounce the Rhine': http://missing-lynx.com/gallery/dio/rhinedio_szaloga.html
  6. Cheers JK, TBH I already knew what it was, it's the way that it's being used that surprised (shocked) me!
  7. I'd guess the lace is woven FROM Kevlar JK, it certainly looks like it.
  8. Occupying ground is the last thing forces that depend on their mobility for survival should do, hit & run attacks are a much better policy.
  9. This I suspect is the crux of it.....Lose the initiative for even a moment and you are screwed.
  10. Exactly my thoughts, the Cossack analogy is very apt too.
  11. Count the circles:
  12. I think a lot of SOF types might disagree there, fighting styles can differ.
  13. & even that's risky!
  14. It was the noticeability of the difference in behaviour that I was commenting on.