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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. New features curiosity

    Sounds like 3j2m7 is looking at the enemy and seeing only some of, say, a squad. Which reflects what your men can see, and a bit of the fog of war, of course. Can't imagine what else he's seeing.
  2. Come And See

    I'm with the Sarge. I didn't think It was too great either. At least not as great as all the hype when I first heard about it (about 15 years ago). Watched it again about 3 years ago, still "meh".
  3. I want them rested so they can move quicker, longer when they get into combat. I use FAST and QUICK moves a lot then, especially in urban settings.
  4. Fury Movie Discussion.

    ^^^^This. Second time today, Erwin. I'm getting the heebee jeebees, lol!
  5. Several years ago I calculated that it had cost me $0.07/hour to play CMx2 games up to that point (I get every CMx2 package as they are released---plus CM:A). Probably down to about a penny an hour now. Or less.
  6. Fury Movie Discussion.

    Besides it only being a platoon(-) that Pitt's Sherman platoon is rescuing, the captured German was wearing a US greatcoat, which pissed some of the GIs off for obvious reasons. And when earlier discussing the rescue plan with the Infantry company commander, both he and Pitt were bemoaning the fact that the Germans just won't quit when they know they've lost. I'd have been a little unhappy, too.
  7. Naughty or nice... here's some bones!

    No good deed goes unpunished, I guess.
  8. Oh God, patchouli...couldn't walk into a Head Shop back in the day without smelling that crap!
  9. Hey good buddy, Merry Christmas to you too and all the CM lovers here and everywhere! I'd congratulate you on your hilarious rendition of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", but I thought we collectively chained you to your computer to hurry up and finish your FB mod?!?!
  10. Site down again?

    I'd make a joke about God's wrath or something, Steve, but those wildfires are dead serious. I hope all of our CM friends from CA are and will remain safe.
  11. Site down again?

    Yeah, but, California....
  12. WeGo Moments

    Lol, I wish I had a nickel for every time I said that!