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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. I want the Ukraine game more than the redux but we shall see when the day comes. And please, no complaints about how much all of this will cost.
  2. Only problem I have had is overheat shutdown. I had to clean the dust buildup off of the power supply and remove the CPU cooling fan to get the mat of dust and dog hair off of the fins.
  3. Near the bottom http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=9&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26
  4. There are two bundles, CMSF and Marines for $25 usd and Marines/Brits/NATO for $40 usd. Since you have the base game, if it is a BFC version, just get the MBN. I have Windows 8.1. I switched from my user log on to Admin log on. I right clicked the setup.exe and selected Run as Admin. I still get a popup stating the Windows has blocked it. I click more... and it allows me to run it anyway. I only have MS Security Essentials for firewall and AV.
  5. I have one name and password for the forum and a different set for the main page. I save the emails with the passwords to a folder in my email for when I can't remember them. I forgot about this thread when I installed the bundle. I unlicensed CMSF/Marines, then ran the installer. I finished and asked to the NATO license, then the Brit license, then the Marines license. Seemed to work.
  6. Exactly why I play CMBO on occasion. Warts and all, it is more fun and less stress.
  7. I went ahead and got the bundle. It is one installer that does all three modules. Even though I had Marines, it installed over it without a hitch. So far...
  8. Op LOAM - Helmand Afghanistan

    Because of you and others that continue to provide content and support the game, people like me will buy the game and modules. That helps keep BFC alive and willing to work on the next version. Thanks for your efforts.
  9. Combat Mission Tactical Problems

    Thanks Bil for taking the time to do these. I had read them all a couple of weeks ago and then you started adding to it. I have to figure out what I haven't read or just read it all over again. Putting things in smaller chunks is better for someone like me. I only have CMSF at this time but the tactics still apply. I just can't play the scenarios that you have created.
  10. Combat Mission Tactical Problems

    How about just a postit that says "Patience"?
  11. Better to get the Euroscape mod that has all of that and more http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=108168
  12. I bought an AMD 6670 1g card and a DVI cable. Wow what a difference even at balanced settings.
  13. What modules needed? I get an error on the link.
  14. An in game chat window is the cure for that.
  15. I have the CMSF + Marines bundle. I'm thinking of getting Brits and NATO. Is it any easier to install if I buy the Marines + Brits + NATO bundle or should I buy Brits and NATO separately? If I don't care to play the other countries, is it worth getting the other modules for what the Syrians have in them? Or did the Syrian stuff come in updates? Or wait for the mystery pack???