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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. I have upraded my win 10 and want to re-install the SC games. Does anybody know if the AMD problem is fixed with the new driver version 17.7?
  2. Is there meanwhile a solution for this problem? Is it possible to install the old driver again?
  3. I guess with the new driver the copy protection assumes the game is now on a different computer. It may work if you deinstall the game, then use the cleaning untility from the helpdesk and then install the game again. Maybe the helpdesk has already an easier solution. I moved back to the old driver since I have multiple battlefront games with this problem and did not want to install/clean all of them.
  4. Looking for new matches again. Any challengers are welcome.
  5. Hi, I want to update to Win10 once it is available (July 29). Did anybody install the beta and tried if the games of the strategic command series run with Win10. Is there (again) another activation needed? Greetings Isnogud.
  6. Since most of my games are now finished I look for new opponents. Happy to play any side or mirror. I'm quite experienced so beginners may not have much fun, but any challangers are welcome. Please mail to ultima@gno.de
  7. Does the server work again or is the service discontinued?
  8. AoD Tournament Report Board

    The game with Pacestick is now over. Japan surrendered on 08.09.1946.
  9. I think you can look it up with the editor on the country settings. Fully co-operative would be supply and HQ sharing. Cooperative only supply. Russia and Japan are non cooperative so the do not provide any supply to allies. China provides supply to the western allies, I'm not sure about Chinese supply for the USSR, I would assume the do not provide supply to them. For minor countries it depends if they are surrenderd or liberated. If they are the provide only supply for the country who owns them. If they have not surredered each city provides supply for the country who last entered it. So if Iran did not surrender some cities can provide supply for UK other for USSR.
  10. AoD Tournament Report Board

    One Year later. Allies advances slowly on all fronts:
  11. From my expierence most player do not defend the worthless islands. Only the ones which provides MPPs are defended. It depends on the japs overall strategy. If they plan to attack Australia or the US the islands nearby are also interesting. HQ makes only sence on the bigger islands like DEI or Philipines. Problem is that the small islands will be surrunded by ships then the support goes below 5 and the unit is destroyed by carriers. The deceicive battle will be the Jap vs. the US navy.
  12. AoD Tournament Report Board

    They conquered all (island) objectives in the Pacific including Hawai. Also China surrendered. So readiness and morale was very high for the Japs, so I needed the best USSR units to stop them.
  13. AoD Tournament Report Board

    One year later: UK conquered Sweden with the help of the US and preparing an attack on Denmark. Zhukov successfully defended Stalingrad. Germany had to withdraw to Kharkov Japan could be stopped in Far East after relocating some units from Stalingrad Allies try to stop Japan in India
  14. AoD Tournament Report Board

    It escaped from a chinese coastal city early in the game. Here I used it to block the german navy. Usually Germany does not declare war on China, so it cannot be attacked. After China surrendered it became a UK minor. If China would have been still strong I would have taken Norway with it (after destroying the defending units with the UK).