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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:

      -showui

      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. New Scenario

    Very cool! Big fan of your previous work. Looking forward to whatever you can get time to work on.
  2. I could be wrong about this, but it was always my understanding that "armor" just meant that the guns would try for a tighter grouping. "Personnel" was the only arty round to actually do something different with their fuze.
  3. Crewman thinks this is the perfect time to work on his dance moves.
  4. AHEM

    WOW. The XM25 is a beast! Not looking forward to being on the other end of that system. Game is running great for me on latest Nvidia drivers, Win7 64bit. It's been worth the wait. Congrats to BF.
  5. AHEM

    I noticed that if I clicked on the name of the file above the actual download button, I'm taken to a different looking download page, which then gave me 7mb speed. It failed many times before I clicked on that link. I should be playing it in 3 mins! Not sure if it was all coincidence, there could be no difference between the link and the download button. Worth a shot.
  6. Help! Bought Mac version :(

    You might have an easier time contacting sales@battlefront.com. Good luck!
  7. An update on the update!

    Exactly! It always amazes me what people can think up to complain about.
  8. ChrisND Stream Footage

    I also don't see it on his Youtube. However, it can be viewed as a saved 'highlight' on his Twitch channel here, http://www.twitch.tv/chrisnd/c/5628262
  9. CM: Touch on iPhone

    I just bought this via the AppStore and consistently crashes after about 3 minutes, usually sooner. I'm running a current gen iTouch (5.1.1) It happens after a fresh reboot of the device and after a factory reset. Game looks good from what I can see though. I'm impressed with the graphics. Hope the bugs get worked out and this is eventually playable.
  10. A whole new Hasrabit

    So glad you are coming back to CMSF.
  11. Good European map?

    I can't second this enough. I had a great time playing the maps in Forging Steel.
  12. Thanks for re-posting these. I haven't tried any user made content for CM:A yet. I'm looking forward playing the ones you put up. I got the same error using Chrome. I tried it with IE (64bit version, if that matters) and was able to download just fine.
  13. Canadian campaign - reinforcements?

    Excellent news!
  14. 'Just Another Day' is easily my favorite scenario. I've played it from both sides many, many times. I could go on for an hour about all the things I love about this map but if you haven't played it yet just stop what you're doing and go download it. http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=18 Does anyone have recommendations for similar maps? Smaller geography, lower count of units, playable as both sides (RED is so much fun to play on this map).
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