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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. Worked fine for me. Check post #14 in this thread for confirmation from Hubert http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=100920&highlight=wolfe+1759&page=2
  2. European demo terrain bitmaps - I got em!!!

    Thanks for the above
  3. Mod "Third Reich" for SC1

    Welk - this looks excellent, how do I download it, I can't find it in the repository.
  4. Questions: New to game

    If your interest is in playing Germany (and Italy) in Europe then with SC Global Gold you can download the free (and very good) Storm Over Europe Fast Play campaign which covers WW2 in Europe and North Africa (and USA if the Allies do really badly) and you can still play the normal global campaign when you want. If the ETO is your focus then I'd suggest getting SC:WWI which has the most up to date WW2 ETO campaign included in it (Storm Over Europe) and also has SOE Fast Play available amongst other full WW2 ETO campaigns.
  5. Remember to update the NATO icons http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=109052
  6. Twilight 2000 - the joy of having an M1A1 with ammo but not enough fuel to get it to the next village and then eventually trading it in for safe passage, a cow, a few chickens and a couple of horses
  7. There is a Spanish Civil War 1936 - 1939 scenario in the original SC2 Weapons and Warfare expansion.
  8. Will do. The old adage of never proofread your own copy still applies, happy to be your proofreader. Keep up the good work. P.S. any thoughts on doing an Anglicised version ?
  9. I've been looking forward to this, thanks for uploading. There are a few problems with the NATO icons however The Finnish have turned Japanese The Romanians have turned invisible (only the bases are showing) And I think there might be a problem with the Slovaks
  10. mike... - what crispy131313 said (P.S. I'm assuming you are towerbooks over at the Matrix forums) crispy131313 - looking forward to Fall Weiss II (Breakthrough)
  11. I'm just plain "Wolfe" over at the Matrix forums.
  12. If you want to play WW2 in Europe (i.e. the same as SC2 WaW) using SC Global Gold I can highly recommend 1939 SOE Fast Play by Winti available in the Repository. If you are more interested in the ETO rather than the PTO you may want to look at SCWW1 instead as it has a full WW2 ETO campaign Storm Over Europe (with an updated version of this in Breakthrough). Unless you really want the scenarios in SC2/WaW/PDE, SCWW1+Breakthrough might be a better option if you want full theatre WW2 campaigns (plus you will get lots of very good WW1 scenarios / campaigns and the Russian Civil War in Breakthrough). Having got used to the updates and new features in Gold and WW1 it is quite difficult to go back to and really enjoy the original SC2.
  13. Mouse hovering from SC WW1 1.06

    Thanks for adding it in the new patch.
  14. As far as I am aware there is a Franco-Prussian War campaign due to be released for SCWW1 in an upcoming patch "In the meantime we might have one or two more things to keep players happy while we develop that, hopefully including a Franco-Prussian War scenario for Breakthrough if all goes well!" Which is from this article (final paragraph) http://www.tacticularcancer.com/content.php?id=3885
  15. Hello as well from another Matrix forumee (I'm just plain Wolfe over there), agree with what Wodin said. As to smaller scenarios have a look at Gaza or Megiddo, if you have Breakthrough there are more smaller scenarios in that expansion as well as two very nice single front scenarios (France and Russia respectively) which can be a very good way to get a feel for the game before trying the full Call to Arms campaign. If you want to have a go at WW2 you can download Storm Over Europe Fast Play or Fall Weiss II scenarios from the Repository, although both are the full WW2 campaign they are done on a smaller map and are give or take about half the size of the full Storm Over Europe campaign, I personally also prefer this scale of WW2 campaign - you get all the same decision making and experience the grand sweep of WW2 in Europe in a lot more playable format. P.S. if you haven't already have a look at this thread as well http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=107356