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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. Hey Getting annoyed with SC2 WAW Trying to play email game with friend and it is not working well (email not saving for transfer) Anyway is this game (GC) an upgraded SC2? Does it work well with email games? Do you recommend purchase ? Thanks
  2. Hi After alot of work (and some great help from the support team) my buddy and I finally got both our SC2 WAW games updated to latest update and ready to go He played the first turn of the Barbarossa scenario, emailed it to me, I played my turn and saved it (can see it saved as Email-2 in my email save file under his Email-1) but I cannot locate it in the file out of game We both followed the basic rule of play the entire turn then save, as you can't save email games mid turn last time I checked Is there another place I should look?? We are both running win 10 systems and both updated to latest patches of the game Another thought, is there a similar game that i a newer version of this one which may be more win 10 friendly? Thanks Chris
  3. Can't find sAved file

    Hey Thanks Think i found this in your old post
  4. Hey guys Started playin pbem w friend, first game in years Reloaded onto win 7 computer/vista patch Initial set up of 'Moscow' scenario Tried to save during set up as I didn't have time to finish I see the saved files in 'saved' file of Cmbb but it won't pull up the saved set up Can you save during setup? Is the save file in wrong locAtion? Thought the old stadArd was they save to pbem folder Thanks
  5. Sometimes if you alt-tab to minimize screen then re-open the words show up
  6. Lost license key

    It was the 501 Dropped a help ticket & their checking it out May have been the license for the vista upgrade I needed so ill try that Thanks for your help all Look forward to getting back into it
  7. Lost license key

    Well found my key in my purchase history Did not work Maybe it's lookin for vista upgrade key? Chris
  8. Hi Coming back to Cmbb after years Moved the game from my xp machine to win 7 Can't find lic key My other games like SC2 & cmak have it on back of book but I noticed sc1 is on the cd case...which is possibly lost Any way to look it up from game installed on my Xp machine Or do I need to buy another? Thanks
  9. question on aa

    thanks that helps alot i have 2 quad 20mm nicely spread out on medium board and a bunch of halftracks, panzers iv and v, and tigers so we'll see how it goes keeping tankers spread is a good idea too should be fun
  10. question on aa

    thanks for the reply do you just leave them near the edge then or keep em close to you men/machines??, how do you tell the range??
  11. hi anyone know if the german sd kfz 7/1 aa halftrack with 4x20mm guns can shoot at aircraft in front of it says it is 'rear facing guns' so i wasn't sure how to postion if using it for aa thanks
  12. cease fire

    cool, that's what i was hoping thanks again
  13. cease fire

    thanks king but was wondering if i decide to try cease fire and do not know if my opponent will immediately agree and hit cease fire.................will any 'plots' i make (on the same turn i hit cease fire) take effect, or does cease fire nullify my moves (assuming my opponent does not immediately cease fire)? vc
  14. when using cease fire with pbem game, do the moves entered before cease fire (on the same turn) count, or is cease fire the extent of the turn??
  15. tech question for cmbb

    thx for the input i bit the bullet and just uninstalled then reinstalled, now it runs fine again, other than having to do the alt-tab when text doesn't show up in boxes probably had something change the video settings or corrupt the program as a sidenote it seems like you don't have to 'unlicense' the software if uninstalling and reinstalling on the same computer because i accidentally didn't and it reloaded fine thanks again VC