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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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    I purchased the Battle Pack and activated it but it is not shown in the game? What can I do?
  2. Hello Chris, a friend of mine  visited me. We went out to a pub. He is upset about his girlfriend. I won't be at home. Just wanted to tell you. I can understand when you are upset. Cheers Alex

  3. Road to Nijmegen: The Heuman Lock Bridge not playable

    I am playing the V4 Patch.
  4. Road to Nijmegen: The Heuman Lock Bridge not playable

    Thank you for testing it. I thought that the issue maybe is caused by my machine/ installation. Ok! I didnt know the topic but thats very bad that there is still no fix.
  5. The Mission 18 from the Road to Nijmegen Campaign ist not playable. You cant beat the map. Soldiers dont cross the bridge. I uploaded the save file into my dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/546tjziowsdpboy/The Road to Nijmegen 007 bridge not crossing.bts?dl=0
  6. Thank you very much! I wrote you a PM.
  7. As I mentioned in a previous topic my brother and I have a weird issue playing a turn-based Lan game using hamachi or evolve. The issue is 100 percent repeatable. The one who hosts the game doesnt have an issue at all but the one who joins the game loses the ability to deploy heavy weapons. The button disapears. We tried everything (reinstall, router settings, new router!) but cant get rid of this issue. Now we are really desperate and I got the idea to ask someone of you to start a game with me to test it. The testing doesnt take much time: 1) We start a Battle or Quick Battle via hamachi or evolve 2) The one who joins buys a couple of HMGs 3) The one who joined gives some move orders with deploy command 4) Skip 3 to 5 turns. In our test runs always 50 percent of the HMGs lose the ability of deploying the weapon. It would be really nice, If someone is testing this with me. I live in Europe, Germany but I am willing to test this on every time because we are so desperate. We could use Skype or anything else to communicate. Thx ahead!
  8. Cant Connect IP Adress

    Because I am so desperate: Would someone of you host a 2 player turn based lan game via hamachi or evolve to test my problem? You host a Quick Battle, I join the game, buy a couple of HMGs and we click 3 or 4 rounds. My brother is the only one I know who has the game. I live in germany but I am a night owl. I think we would find an appointment, if you are not from Europe.
  9. Cant Connect IP Adress

    I will try to record a video. We have the same versions of the game.
  10. Cant Connect IP Adress

    We tried Evolve. Same problem. The one who joins the game cant deploy weapons. We set static IPs but we can not connect without hamachi or evolve. Its so bad because we cant play the game together. It is so annoying .... Why do we have this f******* error with evolve or hamachi!
  11. Cant Connect IP Adress

    My brother and I are having a big issue playing a mp turn based via the internet. When we are using hamachi, we can connect but the one who isnt the host gets an error with deployable weapons. When the game progresses after the first round deployable weapons cant be deployed anymore. The button in the ui isnt there anymore! So we think that this is maybe an issue with hamachi. We tried to connect without hamachi but we cant. we forwarded the needed 7023 tcp and udp ports but we cant connect. So my questions: 1) Is somebody using hamachi and is having the same issue? 2) Can somebody help us to connect without hamachi? Its very bad because we dont want to play via email. We are using skype and talking to each other and having fun like on a virtuel board game.
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  13. Equipment

    Hello, is it "right" that one soldier in each section has only a pistol? Kampfgruppe Rechts Campaign first mission:
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    I upgraded to a 4k Monitor. Is there a way to scale the UI? CM runs fine and looks great in 4k but the UI is very small.