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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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About lordhedgwich

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  1. Any news about CMFI 4.0 release

    Battlefronts communication has gone down the crapper as of late... I wonder if they are even making new games honestly I remember back when CMFB was delayed because they were waiting for website. We still dont have a new website or any official news of a new title.
  2. Beyond Gustav Line

    the lack of news is disturbing
  3. Any news?

    that was july 26th 2015 I fear battlefront might be dying
  4. Any news?

    Any news about next release? I havent seen any for awhile.... Was wondering if the is a new thread someone can link me to about the future of BF
  5. Black Sea sale?

    hahaha Fortress Italy is good though. Really the only CM game that I havent put tons of hours into was CMRT
  6. Black Sea sale?

    too bad fortress italy is next =D
  7. I played this scenario yesterday and it was great! It was very intense. I like the hidden objectives and the map was just very pretty. Plus the Volkgrenadier have a nice load out in their squads which made the combat very intense with all the automatic weapons.. Just an excellent scenario hope to see more like it in the future
  8. Small arms casualties - tank crews

    Small arms seem to be more lethal overall in CMFB riflemen seems to be very accurate getting lots of 1 shot kills and when MGs open up seems that 2-4 guys are killed maybe its just me but it seems higher than previous titles
  9. CMFB First Impressions

    Yeah i took the right and had just taken the middle, but without much infantry taking the town would have been impossible.. I would have rather had a few more squads than all those MGs though as the mgs take 5-6 turns to set up in a house makes them too hard for me to use
  10. CMFB First Impressions

    Played it till about 30min left and had lost 90% of my infantry had 2 shermans immobilized due to bogging and 3 others destroyed then i gave up. Very nice scenario though!
  11. [PREVIEW] Juju's Blitz UI

    Yes while the CMFB UI has got a bit of the overall it still doesnt compare to juju's UI his UI really should be the standard for all CM games toobad he never made one for black sea
  12. Rate of disabled tank guns

    I think the rate was always high in CM games especially in the bigger tanks
  13. [PREVIEW] Juju's Blitz UI

    Maybe release an early version then update it? =D
  14. [PREVIEW] Juju's Blitz UI

    I hope for a speedy release
  15. I would Skip fallout 4 and move onto witcher 3 =D, but windows 10 is rather nice you should give it a go