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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. Random map Multiplayer Tournament

    That does sound better given our low playerbase, and more fun!! Players 1. Deadmeat 2. Berto 3. Boris Balaban
  2. It's been done before, let's do it again - The map will be random. Subject to research as to how well that would work. - All will be done PBEM - If a player drops out or becomes idle for more than a 7 days I will rematch the person if they so wish. - Matchups will be chosen by me using a random number generator. - it's a 1 match game, you either win or you loose - I will play too, as i'm using a RNG to determine who gets who. - Any skill level is welcome, I for example am totally skill less at EoS Players 1. Deadmeat
  3. Multiplayer?

    A tribute to our maker. May she sail the seas forever.
  4. Multiplayer?

    Boris you up for a pbem marathon this weekend? by that i mean will you be online for a sustained period of time in the next two days in which we could hammer out 10 or so turns?
  5. Ipad version?

  6. Multiplayer?

    I was pretty much the same, i generally like to play pbem my strategy games. If your still interested i could put you on the list for the next game, a 3-way maybe? or i could take you on another 1vs1 Currently me and boris are duking it out, though neither of us have fired a shot quite yet
  7. Multiplayer?

    Bring it on
  8. Multiplayer?

    PBEM report Currently its all working fine, we are plodding along The system is good, no problems, no crashes, nothing.
  9. Version 1.01.9586 Available

    Good job once again brit!
  10. Multiplayer?

    Ok ill do one turn a day from now and we should get into a routine , if thats ok? if its too much dont worry just do when you can, ill check in ewch day
  11. Multiplayer?

    K were off New turn 11:13 29/5/10
  12. Multiplayer?

    hm. my email is shaunchattey@hotmail.com
  13. Multiplayer?

    For reference: Mapsize is 800x800 (smallest possible due to 1v1) Large continents Normal density Jan 1st 1900 start date, 30 day turns. Official 1900-2030 ruleset 2 players Deadmeat1471 (Pirate flag) Boris (Nato flag) Game name: PBEMtestgame
  14. Multiplayer?

    Okidoki ill set it up
  15. Multiplayer?

    Boris want a small 1 vs 1 pbem game? if nothing else just to test the pbem system, and learn some MP strategy