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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. A distraction while we wait..

    Oh please don't misinterpret, I am hooked. My original point is to stay graphically competitive so we can get more "hooked",just like they have with shot damage on tanks.Wall damage and rubble could really use a boost, its not even upto current BF standards, because alot of the stuff in CM is beautiful, they do a great job with trees and vegetation.
  2. Extracting the Demo scenarios?

    all but Closing the Pocket
  3. A distraction while we wait..

    Yes I agree, it is a different audience, but the entire gaming audience is where you get new customers from.You can't flourish without a new customer base.Some may look at the Post scriptum game and try the demo because the game "looks so pretty".They get hooked, buy the game and start playing, now CM is cut out.They are cut out do to time constraints, customers only have a finite amount of time in a day to enagage in video games.These customers wont even try CM now, sadly because most humans buy based on looks.And I have no problem at all with CM graphics, BF just needs to "up their game" (like they did from CM1 to CM2 )for the potential customer who does. Im sure this is no great revelation to BF.
  4. If I extract the Normandy demo scenarios and put them into my 4.0 Normandy game will they work and function up to date?I really just want the maps.
  5. A distraction while we wait..

    the graphical bar is set very high by , BF will have to "up their game" or face potential loss of new market share
  6. AI Plans

    What is the best way to understand making good AI Plans?Any resources or videos?
  7. Im sure most of you are familair with the MG42'S in the back of the trucks in BOTB.I would think this would be a real tactic by putting your MG deployed facing out that back of your truck, say at the crest of a hill and then you could quickly escape danger without having to "pack up".Or use it in a shoot n scoot?
  8. Pacific in WW II

    If CM Afghanistan exists, anything is possible.
  9. Pacific in WW II

    I know its a niche within a niche game, but I would pay big bucks for a Viet Nam CM.Talk about the devs recharging their batteries, It would have to include VC tunnels and tunnel movement,NVA, Hueys helicopters visually represented on ground and in the air,Napalm, booby traps , civilians, rice paddies, thick jungle terrain,River boats, M48 Patton tanks and on and on,it would be awsome, Ive always been fascinated with the Viet Nam war, even though its a sour topic in this country.
  10. Boring Time

    maybe add some light fixtures and outlets to the walls
  11. Boring Time

    I dont think its a waisted effort at all, adds visual interest to interiors much like doodads, keep up the cool work
  12. What will the next CM be?

    Panzer blitz was the very first wargame I ever played.
  13. What will the next CM be?

    CMAB, Combat Mission Angry Birds, Im bored and couldn't resist.
  14. What will the next CM be?

    No the next Combat Mission is a simulation about a customer base waiting with great anticipation for a new product.The new game is tentativley being called CMBP , Combat Mission Beyond Patience.