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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:

      -showui

      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 think a big part of the issue is always going to be separating the insurgents from the locals, especially when (at least some of) the insurgents are the locals.....The world's military forces already know how to take urban areas, what they don't know is how to do it without causing intolerable carnage.
  2. Single plan version with basic briefing is provisionally ready for testing, PM me if you want to give it a try. The current version still lacks a Tactical Map.....But it might not do tomorrow!
  3. Pretty sure the US DoD published a document to the same effect a couple of years back, I remember it scaring the bejesus out of some of the conspiracy-nuts.
  4. MOUT in lightly armoured vehicles can be really nasty: The horror!
  5. I think I've got the AI bent to shape now, but it's still largely untested, rewriting the briefing is the next project.....Joy!
  6. I'm in it as I type mate, almost always am.....Currently reorganising that subterranean thing, juggling timings & testing movement.
  7. Have $$, will spend.
  8. The more, the merrier!
  9. That's so cunning you could put four legs on it and call it a Weasel!
  10. Any chance of you revisiting CM:SF in the future George?
  11. I have a real soft spot for the 'Monster Mash' demo map, if you feel like trying another map conversion project.
  12. Fascinating. RE: The inappropriate Rhino.....Sherman Dozers were used to clear bocage, perhaps your Rhino was actually one of those? An atual Sherman Dozer would be a nice addition to the game IMHO, perhaps treated like a combination of Rhino/Crab?
  13. Apparently none of those weapons can stop a T-90!
  14. Impressive. Pink would be a more traditional colour for UK & Commonwealth territories.....Orange is more often associated with the Dutch.
  15. I'd have expected the Strv.103 to be in the 'CM:Nordic Storm' expansion pack for 'CM:Fulda Gap', a game BFC will no doubt release right after 'CM:Crescent of Chaos' (or CM:SFII as it is currently known). Pretty please.....With sugar on top! PS - But 'Shoot & Scoot' would be a cool feature in the mean time.