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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. Any news about CMFI 4.0 release

    Thanks IanL, All up and running, not quite sure how i did it, but i did!! Appreciate it, thanks again, Ian.
  2. Any news about CMFI 4.0 release

    Thanks Steve, I have successfully downloaded the installer, i,m on windows and downloaded both options, dunno whether that makes a differance or not?? It,s running the installer i can,t seem to do. Havn,t got to licensing stage yet!! Ian.
  3. Any news about CMFI 4.0 release

    Thanks for your reply earlier Steve. Unfortunately i still cant get to the CMFI activate new products. Installers all downloaded, but just hanging around in file format, i don,t get the option to "run" them. I did read the option of changing the name in the properties thingy, but not confident enough to know what to change!! Just really need to know where or how to get the file open, pretty happy to have a go with all the license keys input when it comes to it. I know we will get there in the end, we always do! Regards, Ian.
  4. Any news about CMFI 4.0 release

    I,ve just purchased the upgrade and downloaded, where does it go from there?? Clicked on activate modules, doesn,t seem to be an option for CMFI. I extracted the files to CMFI, but not showing as upgraded when i open the game. Anyone have any ideas as to where to put the upgrade files?? I assumed there would be a desktop icon created. Thanks in advance, Ian.
  5. Any news about CMFI 4.0 release

    I really thought today would be the day!!!
  6. My son is in 1 PWRR, and i,ve a feeling he,s in "B" company too, Small world!! Yep, "B" company it is.
  7. Gustav Line

    I was on the understanding the mega pack didn,t include CMFI, this will be purchased seperately. If this is not the case, then i have slipped up, cos i only purchased the CMBN upgrade, as i don,t own any of the other titles included in the big bundle, ooops!! Edit; My bad, just checked, big bundle DOES cover CMFI! Oh well, just have to purchase the CMFI upgrade, when the time comes.
  8. Beyond Gustav Line

    Hadn,t thought of that, maybe i,m a bit gullible! Getting excited now, .
  9. License key for 4.0 Upgrade

    +1 to that. Also, once downloaded, where do you extract it to? I,ve tried various locations, but with no success.
  10. Beyond Gustav Line

    +1 to that, i honestly think there could be a problem.
  11. CMFB update?

    HaHa, could be, i reckon it,s the new website waiting to put in a guest appearance, Back to "normal" mode.
  12. CMFB update?

    Gone back to maintenance mode!!
  13. Sorry for butting in on this thread. Do you need Market garden to purchase the vehicle pack and battle pack to make full use of the "add on,s". I.E, without MG, are they worth purchasing? Little bit confusecon this issue!! TIA.
  14. 3.12 cock up!!

    Thanks IanL. I have submitted a ticket and already had a response, so hopefully things will pan out ok.
  15. I was informed that there wouldn,t be much point cos the battle pack includes vehicles from the vehicle pack, so therefore wouldn,t show up. Hope this helps.