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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:

      -showui

      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. You should read that blogs article on ISIS vehicle workshops. very interesting read
  2. Reduction of Ghouta

    I thought I saw 4 barrels, i called it a shilka
  3. Reduction of Ghouta

    the quality of the footage is insane, its like you are there. its eerie this type of footage can be recorded. Very interesting to watch, guess im going to have to start following the channel
  4. With the possibility of adding individual vehicles to units the mixes are endless, we will be able to create tons of current scenarios with Engine 4. thinking of some of my own...
  5. Stagler's Quick Battle Maps

    seconded yes
  6. Helmet goggles

    I wouldnt mind that mod also, should I message you or are you going to put it up in CMMODS?
  7. Oleksandr's Modding Space

    Id love to see more Russian infantry skins yes!
  8. Russian army under equipped?

    Well yes ofcourse, these programs are obviously propaganda, as is anything RT produces. Still as you say it is intersting to watch as an influence campaign and also as a way of getting some video on some Russian equipment
  9. Charge of the stryker brigade campaign, mission 1. The barret Sniper team with overwatch over the river protecting the scouts flank spot a Russian soldier, most likely a team leader, scaning with his binoculars. They decide to open fire. Its a 698m shot. Fire.....target down. One shot, One kill. Good job.
  10. Russian army under equipped?

    Might aswell watch it, its only the intro to the episodes. Ive watched a couple myself and well it gives you a bit of an insight into the Russian army. I found it interesting jaja. recomend you skip the intros and watch the episodes!
  11. Licensing CMBS battle pack?

    Never mind. turns out the battle pack was installing itself into the wrong place. I installed it into the main BS directory and it works now. Excuse me for the silly mistake. you may delete this and remove this stain on my honour Thank you for all the help
  12. Licensing CMBS battle pack?

    Its the same PC. I get this when I input the key. When I activated it on the first and wrong install, as expected it came up "main game" "engine 4.0" "Battle pack". Now it is just this:
  13. I just bought the CMBS battle back but licensed it on a secondary install of BS I had forgotten about. now I cant license it on the main install. Is this because I can only activate the product once? or am Idoing something else wrong? thank you
  14. True I had not thought about the tiles thing. Hmm well guess we will just have to wait and see
  15. Thats fine with me, I was just at first under the impresion that CMSF2 was going to be a new set of games, as in new instals, and not an upgrade/patch per se. If i can still play the Road to Dinas on CMSF2 I will be happy
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