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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. 173 ABN 'Rock' Vets

    Any updates on the status of this campaign? Looking forward to playing it when it's released!
  2. [WIP] Juju's TweakedUI v4 (final)

    Juju, love your mods. Thanks for doing this. Can this be used for CMFI also?
  3. CM Helper 1.6.1 available

    Yes Thanks for this! This little program is a godsend!!!
  4. 173 ABN 'Rock' Vets

    great news! I enjoy the infantry scenarios!
  5. Need a Little Help

    I got the problem too. Windows 7 professional (64 bit) intel i7-2600 AMD Radeon HD 6800
  6. Update on Black Sea release

    great news! although I wish I had it today while sitting in the house during this blizzard....
  7. Master installer and DVD

    Just curious when you believe the master installers will be available for CMFI?
  8. Michael, From what I understand you now download the master install (large file 10GB) which includes everything. Then you just activate the modules by typing in the serial numbers for them. I did this for the CW module and was painless and didnt have to uninstalll and reinstall everything in order. Soop
  9. It was 9.93 GB but who's counting..... I think this new system is excellent
  10. Adding the CW module was very simple and easy with this new method. The only problem I had was downloading the big master file which took three attempts but once that was done adding CW was simple. Thanks!
  11. great thanks! CW purchase coming up!
  12. Hi, I've been waiting to purchase the CW module because I was afraid of having to re-install everything. I have CMBN with the MG module at the 3.11 version. I just read about the new master installers. Does this mean if I purchase CW now I will not have to re-install everything? Thx
  13. Finding PBEM Opponent

    Thx for the replies. I started a game with stevenh5545. Wildcard thanks for the recommendation. After I posted this thread I saw the "Opponent Finders Forum" at the very bottom (duh!). "Few Good Men" and a couple of other sites were recommended there as well. I'll be checking them out. Thx
  14. Hi, I was wondering if there is a place to go to find people wanting to play a PBEM game. I have played Combat Mission since Shock Force but have never tried a PBEM game. I would still consider myself to be at a beginner skill level as I don't play that much. Is this the place to seek an opponent on the forum or is there somewhere else I should go? Thanks *I only have the base game and Market Garden module