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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. Yeah-I'm reading ... https://www.amazon.com/Blitzed-Drugs-Third-Norman-Ohler/dp/1328663795/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488765168&sr=8-1&keywords=blitzed I am not trying to take away what he did. I don't know if he even took it that day (unless someone comes up with some kind of documents on what was supplied to units. And even then..) Not looking to get in a forum fight or a locked thread. Was thinking since this battle is so well documented if there is any indication how much rest he had beforehand. Have some pretty knowledgeable people here. Just looking for a timeline. FWIW People can then form their own private opinions.
  2. Anyone have a timeline/logs/references? I understand the Germans just arrived and Wittmann on his own attacked. On the road and attack was there any point that shows he had rest/sleep?
  3. What German Blouse is this?

    Yes in the movie and in this photo taken July 15th it is pretty obvious the lighter grey blouse on Stauffenberg.
  4. What German Blouse is this?

    StieliAlpa- Forgot to thank you for your observation to. Thanks.
  5. What German Blouse is this?

    Yeah you nailed the scene. And I would agree with your observation about directors and cinematographers. Recommend the movie. Cruise as Stauffenberg??? He is very believable.
  6. What German Blouse is this?

    Thanks Michael Emrys. Maybe-here is a scene from YouTube. I couldn't find any graphic, color plate or color picture to match this blouse to that particular time period depicted 43-44. All kind of blouses in these scenes for comparison. May have been a deliberate production value to make the character stand apart.
  7. I was watching the movie VALKYIRE and the actor Kenneth Branagh [playing General Henning Von Tresckow ] was wearing this officers blouse. Was this green common for Generals-Officers OR all ranks in the summertime? M36? Wool? Honestly never saw a blouse this green.
  8. Wondered about it. So I went looking. http://www.3squadron.org.au/subpages/Stauffenberg.htm
  9. Jewish Names in the Wehrmacht

    Well even if you weren't Jewish or have a Jewish name it could get 'complicated'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotthard_Heinrici
  10. It's Right-Cheer. http://cmmodsiii.greenasjade.net/?p=4289 Well at the site I'm listed as the author-but really it's hard to tell who is the sole author since CMFDR put as much in as I did in research. And he uncovered sources I couldn't find. Thanks CMFDR! Screen-captures below. Lozenge Shaped regular forces, HQ icons (round shaped only) and Round shaped regular forces respectively.
  11. Yeah-I'm going to try to upload today.
  12. When did these fall out of favor? Or is anyone able to tell me that they are still allowed on modern dress uniforms. They lend a quiet elegance to a military uniform next to the highway bill boards literally mounted on peoples chest on today's uniform. Those THINGS just don't drape well on a persons chest. I know when I was in the USAF in early 80's they allowed embroidered specialty badges and ranks before we changed over to the bus driver uniforms-that is my only encounter of everyday military uniforms with embroidery. Photos of General Doolittle, Field Marshal Alan-Brooke and General Eisenhower to illustrate my point on ribbons. Okay they are Generals-but I have seen pictures of enlisted with these sort of medals.
  13. I'm back from travel and I hope to have it uploaded by Sunday. We just need to have the readmes/icon key reference finetuned
  14. amidali:

    The mod is ready for release. Except-We (CMFDR and myself) need the small icon reference and readme translated into Italian. We want a readme and icon key in English, French and Italian.

    Would you be able to do it? I have it in a small zip file and I can send you the link to download. The documents are not very big.

  15. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WdULP5kioDVE1keWN0c2lTcTg/view?usp=sharing


    Here you go-readme. Please proof and translate. One will remain TEXT one with the icons will be pdf'd. Like to have one in English, French, Italian.