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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. 1.03 rough eta

    sonst stand immer dabei "all-inclusive", diesmal nicht, drum die frage...und hubert kann deutsch?
  2. 1.03 rough eta

    hello, patch 1.03 includes 1.01 and 1.02? because it give no information about this. mathias
  3. 1.03 rough eta

    hello, i have changed units on both sides, but the ai side do not buy the stronger units. can the ai not detect stronger units, must i add a script? mathias
  4. 1.03 rough eta

    hi hubert, 1.03 release is soon? this month or in march? mathias
  5. aod and ww1 & ww3

    hi bill, i mean the ww2 option in the gold version (editor), with one click it's possible to de-activate all ww2 scripts/events. is this in aod also possible? and when aprox. is the release of 1.03? mathias
  6. aod and ww1 & ww3

    hi, can i de-activate ww2, how it is possible in gold? mathias
  7. 1.03 rough eta

    i know, but i change so many, therefore i'm lucky to must not change the things in the patch when, hubert, is aprox. the release of 1.03? mathias
  8. 1.03 rough eta

    hi hubert, weeks or days later? i wait, because changed maps will not patched unfortunately mathias
  9. hello bill

    hi bill, i want specially ask lars-holger/david, not that "someone" answer. mathias
  10. 1.03 rough eta

    hi hubert, what is your decision about goa, galapagos, the assignment lists and the anti-tank sound? mathias
  11. msvcp100.dll

    i'll hope aod do not need this file.
  12. 1.03 rough eta

    hello hubert, between solomons and gilberts is a german island :-) why do you not control all land tiles before the release? and changed maps will not patched :-( mathias
  13. msvcp100.dll

    hi hubert, this file have problems with realplayer (can't start the player), then also a problem for aod? mathias
  14. hello, for what needs aod the msvcp100.dll? mathias
  15. hello bill

    hi bill, i want specially ask lars-holger/david, not that "someone" answer. mathias