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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. Thank you Slysniper. Always nice to hear player comments. Meijel is one of those more obscure battles in Holland after the failure of Market Garden. Finding detailed info was pretty hard, but eventually I found enough. Only on the German OOB info was scarce. But I could not resist making it. It is my own backyard . I went to visit the site too, but much has changed. The map is VERY much like it was in 1944, based on detailed period maps and photos. It was fun to make. It is somewhat oversized. This is intentional to give players a good feel of what the area looked like. There is also a master map which is larger. More battles where fought here. Maybe someone feels the urge to make one or two.
  2. This saddens me greatly. He will be missed. Anybody have a link to the memory page?
  3. Kharkov Map Sneak Peak

    Impressive map!
  4. I think it is a good idea to take a scenario you like and try to improve it. Getting more enjoyment out of an existing thing makes sense. And maybe it will inspire you to take your scenario making skills to the next level. You can never have enough scenario makers around
  5. Ah, Gates of Warsaw Redux gets a workover. Hope you had fun tweaking it. I had fun making it. I see you are in the business of reworking existing scenarios. Have you tried making a scenario from scratch yet?
  6. Stupid units names removal

    Must be an install issue, like some said. I assure you I did not give those names to the units. The horror
  7. A salute to all we have lost along the way. And to those of you still around, eh...well...ah, good to still have you around. And I mean that. Even you, Emrys.Even you.
  8. What is going on?

    Scenario making is for weirdo's only
  9. Why so few user made scenarios?

    Making scenarios is dangerous indeed. Before you know it you are snatched by BFC and forced to join the Beta boys. And they be crazy!
  10. Meijel Mayhem

    Thanks for the AAR, quite a lot of work I guess. You did pretty good at Meijel. The idea behind this scenario was to force the German player to more or less stick to the roads, yet present him with enough options to choose from how to approach. Also, to have long range engagements, especially with the armor. It shows the strength of the Panther, yet they can be hurt especially after receiving multiple hits. So just blundering into the American line is not a good idea. All this against a historical backdrop. A battle that is also not very well known. It was fun to research and make. Again, thanks for the effort and the kind words at the end. Getting this kind of feedback is great. I hope to make more scenarios for the upcoming modules.
  11. River of Blood

    I don't think you will regret it. There's more good scenarios in there, that will keep you busy for quite some time.
  12. River of Blood

    Well, this is the first time I see somebody have it relatively easy in Han-sur-Nied You had a tougher time in Singling. Your playing style is very systematic, conserving your forces carefully. That helps in a scenario like this. I do not have the patience for that. That is why I usually have my ass handed over in many scenarios, heheheh Thanks for putting it up on youtube like you did with Singling!
  13. Unfinished business/scenarios

    Good advice there, George MC. Start simple, start small. Look at other people's work and learn. Read the excellent guide supplied by BFC, but don't feel pressured to do everything in there perfectly. Pinch other peoples maps and adapt it for your purposes, or crop some piece of a supplied Master Map. Huge time saver. Don't be tempted to start with the Mother Of All Battles. You will likely never finish it. Waste of energy. Making scenarios is fun, but it takes some practice. But it can be done (heck, even I took the plunge with my limited skills, so everybody can). And once you finish your puppy, you feel on top of the world
  14. River of Blood

    Good luck!