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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. Like, previous responses, I uninstalled AVAST only had Windows Defender turned off. Same error when trying to install.
  2. CMA won't run on new laptop

    turn off FXAA and you should be good.
  3. Well, I guess I can always install it on my Windows 7 version.
  4. doesn't work! you think I didn't do that? of course, I tried this, I think the exclude add an exception is broken as its broken in AVAST also. I'm considered a Windows expert. I'm not a computer novice, I been working with computers since Commador 64, and Tandy days. Trust me I know what I'm doing, and the old version of CM, will not work on Windows 10 CE. The new CM versions work with no problem, as they have the new and improved license update 64 bit. I believe BF knows this and is trying to avoid the problem of not upgrading this older license software as they don't want to pay for it. (the majority of players are on windows 7) their not experiencing this issue.
  5. and still no go with Afghanistan or ShockForce. lol, this is really bad for my version of windows and the stupid Windows Defender lockdown. cant delete it either.
  6. yes I got it from another mirror.
  7. trying to download 1.02 cannot get, I this error.
  8. found this trying it out now. unfortunately, this didn't work either. this is so frustrating!!!! https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/886695/you-receive-an-error-1053-the-service-did-not-respond-to-the-start-or
  9. still can not run this anymore windows 10 CEFall update issue still continues today when can I play with what I paid for?
  10. yes, still cannot play Afghanistan or Shock Force 1.
  11. Site down again?

    well, earthquakes are next.
  12. Well I'm basing this off of Microsoft's statement on the reason for the lack of support, from the vendors. I read in their statement 12 months ago they sent out warning they were doing this. Now how ever I know they tell vendors what changes they are making ask them (vendors) to submit their drivers and exe, to make sure they work. or report what's not working. For instance I know AMD, NVIDIA have to communicate directly with Microsoft's windows division. Sound, video codecs, etc.ect. I'm not blaming BFC, but well those 2 games are now broken on my machine and refuse to run. I still think it's something to do with Defender being hard coded into the Windows 10 CE but as Microsoft support told me, its on BFC's end.
  13. Site down again?

    lol, but I have airsoft guns?
  14. Site down again?

    Southern California, next to San Diego.
  15. I don't know as I don't work at BF, and only they can tell you how many people are using this new edition. and whether it's affecting only those two titles. I beta test several games, and yea windows CE Fall update messed up a lot of games. I'm assuming BF, had access to the new CE fall update information Windows 10 microsoft announced to 3rd party vendors, on the changes to the digital system and BF probably either ignored the changes, or forgot? I have no idea. but since the latest versions of BF titles work, I'm going to say they new about the changes and ignored their older products i.e. Shockforce 1, and Afghanistan.