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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. Umlaut´s mods

    Guys, Question? Do you have to have the vehicle pack to use the above mod's? Lane
  2. Umlaut´s mods

    I Known this is going to be a dumb question. I have seen armor on both sides camouflaged with tree branches I guess it not possible for Folks that create mod's to make some armor camouflaged with tree branches? I have always wondered about this.? Regards Lane
  3. I have had the crash on quick battles Like every on else on the conditions that they describe, CMBN,CW, MG Ver 3.11 Game engine 3 Lane
  4. I guess this going to work with CMBN- CW-MG Ver 3.11 game engine 3? "Edit" Never mine the above question I see down in the corner what it covers. Looks great. Regards Lane
  5. Music Splash

    Sir. On the above mod could you provide a Link? I just looked on GAJ web site CMBN I could not fine it? thanks's for any info. Lane
  6. Yes Sburke, I have COMCAST The web has not been very nice on the subject of Comcast. Could then have been the subject of what I deleted?? You will never known. I mit tell you if you send me a private message. BY that time I suspect I will have a senor Moment and forgot what I wrote. Carry On PO3 Lane
  7. Kohlenklau, That's a good one. Thank's guys when I played CMBN before I never turned off my Comcast Modum. Looks like most don't disconnect from the internet while playing. Thanks for your answers On second though I am going to delete something I wrote. You will never know what I wrote will you ? Regards Lane
  8. Here my question for the day.? When you playing Battlefront Games do you turn off your internet connection? Do you think if a update came in say for your antivirus program or Maul-ware program. It could cause a crash? I known I normal don't turn my internet off. Just wonder if it MIT cause a crash. Thank's for any feedback. Guess this my dumb question for the day. Have a Great day. Lane
  9. Rainy River AAR

    Thank's Sburke, I think I found my crash dumpfile I open a help file and got a ticket. Hope I sent the file and they can open it. I can't read it but sent to a folder I created I could not figure out how to open the file? I was able to read in my clipboard. Well I known were the clipboard is now. I sent the file hope they can open it. Lane
  10. Rainy River AAR

    If My windows XP SP3 created a crash dump file. I don't known were to find it. I should have look at the crashdump file but i didn't I don't even remember if I sent to MS.? I suspect since I was so mad I deleted it. Looking around the forums I see Lots of folks having crashes with Ver 3.11 game engine 3? Just going to learn when I am playing a scenario Like Rainy River. to save it every few turns. If it happens again I will look and try to save the dump file. Thank's for you help guys. Regards Lane
  11. Rainy River AAR

    I got right in middle playing this Scenario and got a message Combat mission needs to CLOSE Don' t Know what happen but not a happy camper. Some times like this I feel Like removing all myCMBN folders . I never win a battle. Need a break and calm down. First time I had a crash Like this?? Just as well close the scenario I was loosing bad. Lane
  12. Rainy River AAR

    Play the Scenario and you will find out why the Ratio of Vechicles is so skewed That ATG at the Intersection is Zeroed in on any armor vechicles that is see's So I learned on how to try to take it out. Try to get a armor Vechical up on hight ground to the south. It may get one shot before that guns takes it out. some times I get Luckey.and take out the gun. If not I move Mortar squads across the river and up on High country to the south, to try to take out that nasty ATG. trouble is they have a limited amount of Mortar rounds. May try it again tonight back to set up. Regards Lane
  13. This is my AAR at end of Battle CMBN Rainy River British Recon Advances Going to try it again. Like to see some of Vet's Play this Scenario. And see if they can get a Victory. I lose each time I play. Just want to see how many enemy Casualties She is a tough one for me because Germans are on high ground with there ATG If this post Looks bad.will try to delete.it. This is not a stock Scenario It's by "Umlaut" You can fine it at Repository. It also is on youtube. CW Rainy River . Regards Lane
  14. Mord, You got mine Right Beetle Bailey in the Sunday Comics. He is all ways driving the Sarge nut's Like I do sometimes with my dumb Questions on this forum. I am retiring for the night. Will watch that Youtube video Later. Regards Lane
  15. My New Picture. Do you known who it is. ? Bet you were surprised that I was able to post it You known I was too. Carry On. Regards Lane