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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. work on AI ?

    Hi Brit,I know your busy with your other obligations,but are you working on the ai in your spare time?thanks
  2. update data?

    Hi Brit,I check in every so often to see if any updates or news shows up.I downloaded the latest patch,what were the fixes?I still play this and enjoy it too bad about the sales though.Thank you!
  3. Hiall,enjoying the game,have all 3 previous cmx1.Are there any books on the smaller skirmishes that occured during the war,I know there are plenty of books on the large scale battles.Also does anybody have a problem with the lettering in the main and options screens.Alot of the letters dont show up.Not a game breaker but annoying.Thhanks
  4. Fow

    hello anybody?
  5. Fow

    Enjoying game,just a question can you adjust fow in battles and quik battles.Thanks!
  6. Version 1.01.15821

    Thanks Brit and Merry Christmas and hope sales pick up in the new year!
  7. Mines?

    HiBrit,enjoying this game very much.Just a suggestion,would it be possible to add mines on both land and sea?Maybe infantry units being able to plant mines but given just so many to plant,same with destroyers or if possible new minelayer ships that can also disable enemy mines.I thought this would bring more depth to the game.But im no programer so I dont know how hard a job this would be.Otherwise kep up the good work with other updates.Thanks
  8. Version 1.01.777 Available

    Great update Thanks !
  9. Great Game- How about different Mods

    Hi again Brit,into turn 53 of a game and am get attacked with aircraft,never thought i'd be happy getting bombarded.Answers my earlier question.Thanks again.
  10. Great Game- How about different Mods

    Upgraded game with patch seems ai is more mobile than before!Will the ai also utilize aircraft with this upgrade?Enjoying the game very much Brit.Its a game that keeps on giving.I like it! Thanks:)
  11. Version 0.97.8806 Available

    Thanks brit great changes and fixes.
  12. New Version 0.97.8471

    Thanks for the update guys! Also thanks for the reply on release of game,I"ll make due with this demo till it is released.So far played two full games against ai and game gave me no problems so far.
  13. shipping

    Hi,can we assume the game will ship this month?Thanks
  14. Thumbs up

    Hello,new on this forum but purchased all cm titles and sc aside from the patton exp.Great games in their own right.Just letting you know the beta plus upgrade seem to play great so far.Will game speed be adjustable?Hope to see full version out soon.Thanks