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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. Are there any prerequisites for the AAR? e.g. will we expect single turn action reports from each individual or something more like a strategic overview report? (my vote would be like: style is free; however happy to follow the guidlines)
  2. Concerning the post which almost killed our tourney: for me it feld more like an accident of not really thinking enough ahead (ok, happens to me in-game often) than a well aimed spoiler for the match. From my point of view we should be happy with the outcome (=not dumping the tournament) and go back to pick on our individual opponents in private messages.
  3. Stopping the tourney sounds a bit extreme to me. I'm an allied player as well. I anyway postulate that troop strenght will be comparable between me an my opponent, so not to much secrets have been revealed. Dumbing the tournement would be a real downer. Please reconsider.
  4. Happy to play the tourney: anton_meiseATyahoo.de Cheers, Anton
  5. Bogging data

    Interesting, what would be the oncome if the tanks move with normal/slow speed?
  6. Anfänger-Gegner gesucht

    musste lesen hätte noch platz für 1-2 matches. einfach anton_meiseATyahoo.de oder per PM.
  7. Anfänger-Gegner gesucht

    Hallo, ich habe ein paar AI-Spiele hinter mir und bin bereit für einen menschlichen Gegner. Ausserdem bin ich ein völliger CM-Newbie. Wer Interesse an einem Spielchen hat kann mich hier erreichen: anton_meiseATyahoo.de. Grüße, Anton
  8. What I can tell you about my Battle for Normandy (on its way to Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland): (1) > Your item was processed through and left our JAMAICA, NY 11430 > facility on May 31, 2011 at 12:55 am. The item is currently in transit > to the destination. (2) Has not be seen anymore eversince. Cheers, tntom
  9. Random map Multiplayer Tournament

    I'm in as well!
  10. internet game crashes

    I experience the same errors basically since I started playing EoS. If it wasn't that good, I would already been moving to other games. Since I don't care playing the AI, being able to connect to human opponents is very important. I believe Brit is working on getting the multiplayer stable, though.
  11. My eLicense was reset from somebody, though. Thank you anyway.
  12. What a confusion. What has happened is the following: One computer which as an EoS eLicense activated is broken, so the eLicense is lost since it can't be deactivated no more. Since I've been using two computers I have to deactivated the eLicense every time after playing since I never know which computer I will be using next. That is why Battlefront might have seen a open eLicense. However: I have activated the second eLicense, so now no eLicense should be open. to Martin: Are you saying that if my next computer breaks with a active eLicense THAN a reset will be possible? OK, that just happenend. Now I have no eLicense left for my last still working computer. I kindly request Battlefront to reset the eLicense of the Empire of Steel which I bought from your site. I helpdesk ticket was just submitted.
  13. to Brit: thanks for offering the help. Yes, right, the Notebook license was active as the machine broke. to Moon: from you reply it is a bit tricky to follow which person you are addressing concerning your comments. I will only answer to the first and fourth quote since these are directed to me as I understand it. (1) My license situation: As you have problems to understand my problem in first place, I wonder were the point of not understanding is: I was used to use my software on two different computers. This was great, since one computer is tiny but transportable and one is bigger but I can't take it around. Nowerdays, if I forget to delicense my software on the one (which might be in a different location than the other one) I will not be able to use my software anymore. (2) Some kind of copy protection: As I mentioned in the threat already I have no problem with the eLicense in first place. BUT it is hard to understand why you guys have no problems to discuse or don't understand problems caused by this kind of protection for the consumers, instead of just mailing back to me that my license was reset and I'd could just go on installing in for my two computer which are in place. Getting more confused, tntom
  14. As far as I understand it EoS is only playable if you eLicense it on the computer. However this is only possible on two computer at one time. If I'd like to you use my version of EoS somewhere else I will first have to deactivated one of the license on one computer and activate it again on the computer I'd like you use somewhere else. In my case a computer broke beyond repair, so no chance to deactivated the license here. Now I just have one left and have to deactivated it if I choose to use my notebook. I don't have no general issues with eLicenses 'cause they might be a good tool against pirate copying. However I do have problem with it if it turn into a hurdle for normal users.
  15. So far I've been playing my version of EoS on two computer (a transportable and a non-transportable). The notebook broke without me having a chance to delinsence my EoS. So no EoS elsewhere than home for me. I asked around what to do and people told me I can reset my liscene at Battlefront - which sounds like a normal thing to do for me, now look what they've answered: ______answer from Battlefron Helpdesk:__________ Resetting a license from our end is something that we do in emergencies only, because there is a limit as to how often we can do it. Therefore, we usually only do it when there are no activations left at all. Your key still has an activation left, therefore no reset is required to play the game. You get *up to* concurrent activations per key, not *at least*. --- Questions? Check out our extensive Knowledge Base at: www.battlefront.com/helpdesk Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: WKN-851xxx Department: eLicense Priority: Low Status: Closed __________________________________ What am I supposed to think of that? I can't realy believe that reseting my account would have been much more work than writing this friendly email... So far I had a quite good impression from Battlefront. However this might be due to my experience with the EoS team... Cheers from a bit confused, tntom