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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. Printing

    Hi Brit Hope its going well. Is there a way to print out a ruleset? Kinda makes your ears bleed when your trying to change a lot of stats. Best regards MT
  2. Moving game files

    not PBEM attached a game file where fighters went astray -how do I do this? Insert link?
  3. Moving game files

    Both machines in question are 64bit. I'll try and find a crashed file and send it to you. They are multiplayer however.
  4. Moving game files

    Does the save game store some referance to which machine they are being played on? I have tried moving an active game from 1 puter to another on a couple of occasions and after maybe a move or two got a corrupt save file which won't load. Very frustrating when you're 200 moves in and its about to kick off big style!! I don't have an installer as I bought a download version so have just cut and pasted the EOS folder. Am also finding when I quit to desktop I sometimes get a "program has stopped working" message on a Win 7 machine. And that has just flagged a possible reason for the previous promblem!! I was moving the game from a Win7 box to an XP one. Would that be the reason?
  5. Random map Multiplayer Tournament

    I'm up for it
  6. All quiet on the Western Front

    Sorry all - few too many glasses of red!!
  7. Maybe rattle the chain of 'dough boy' Was up?
  8. AI

    Wot a crap AI :S
  9. Help!

    Ok thanks - you de man!
  10. Is excess oil or excess food better?

    The bigger your cities the faster your production (I'm pretty sure)
  11. Help!

    Hi Guys I've been messing around with rule sets and have done something which results in basic city units (barracks, etc) being un-buildable after about 5 moves Any ideas what it could be?? I've changed lots of numbers and don't want to start again if avoidable!
  12. Found a glitch!

    Hi Brit I have found my planes running out of fuel at times. It seems to be when you patrol them beyond limit, with them to land at a nearer base. If they encounter an enemy patrol they will follow and then not make it to the new base, but rather try for home! Doesn't seem to matter what orders you give them. Something to look at for your next patch - once you've finished programming an AI thats acceptable to NASA and more importantly, 'BillyNoMates' lol
  13. Yes, my crashing has stopped.

    1 Droll to another Troll, bringit!
  14. Yes, my crashing has stopped.

    Welcome. Which other game has such support from the Developer?
  15. THe all seeing AI

    LOL! I just like winding you up TBH It was too quiet.