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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. Awesome stuff! Thank you for the Christmas peek! I am so looking forward to this! *throws wallet at the monitor* Merry Christmas Battlefront dudes!
  2. Shadows in CM2 Games Again

    Hister, so sorry I didnt notice your question. Yes sorry, scalded dog as in fast
  3. Shadows in CM2 Games Again

    Hmm interesting. Ya im not sure as I have a pretty new GPU with a 1060 6GB Superclock and the game runs like a scalded dog. Could be though. I just know the shadows have always looks very harsh and sawtoothed for me. Thanks for the reply!
  4. Shadows in CM2 Games Again

    Ahh ok pretty much the same then, thank you! Thats unfortunate.
  5. Good morning all. I just wanted to circle back around on an old topic and see if there has been anything new found that might help with the extremely hard and funky shadows in CM2 titles. Love the new engine updates and Im not sure if its worse than it was before the upgrades but it really stands out again for some reason. Seeing a lot of really harsh, hard shadows that get that sawtooth effect pretty bad. Is there anything at all that anyone has found to soften up the shadows in these games? Its really unfortunate for games that I think at least really great the shadow issues really take away from that. Seems like there should be some way to at least soften them up to its not so stark. Aside from turning them off of course. Thanks for any help you all can offer. I am running an NVidia 1060 6GB Superclock btw.
  6. Hey all Merry Christmas! A friend of mine is thinking about jumping into the CM world and confused as to what he would need to buy now with all the engine upgrades. From what I can tell from the store page any new Normandy purchases will come already upgraded to 4.0 and I would assume Italy will as well once its available but what about RT and FB? Are new purchases for them already 4.0 or do they still need to be upgraded through purchasing an upgrade? thanks just want to make sure I steer him in the right direction.
  7. Ya they got me sorted out last night. There was a problem for some reason the system did not assign me keys for the Vehicle and Battle Pack like it should. They got me all hooked up and fixed the issue by issuing me a key manually. Thank you BF! Great job on getting me and others up and running during the Christmas holiday. Merry Christmas!
  8. Just bought them trying to figure out if I was supposed to get keys for these two upgrades. Thanks
  9. 4.0 Upgrade Error

    Ok so I seemed to have solved this problem by installing two old patches then reinstalling the 4.0 upgrade. Still no keys for battle pack or vehicle pack. I assume I need these.
  10. AS the topic says I just purchased these upgrades and got confirmation email but no email with keys. Should you not get keys for these as well? Man I love this game but installation and maintaining your install should not be suck a royal pain.
  11. 4.0 Upgrade Error

    I went ahead and added the vehicle pack and scenario pack since I didnt have them and wanted to have them. Still waiting for the keys for them though so I can't see if that fixes my problem yet. :/
  12. Ok so I just picked up the 4.0 upgrades for all of my beloved CM titles. EVerything went smooth but get an error on the main page of CMBN. The game runs but I wanted to check on this. Could this be because I dont own the vehicle pack? Say to contact support as I am missing 2 files.
  13. License key for 4.0 Upgrade

    Haha Great job getting this sorted so fast at during the holiday! Thank you for your hard work. I was just logging in to buy the upgrades after reading the happy news of the Christmas miracle! Bravo!
  14. Ohh cool I didnt know that thank you Chris. I been working all day and havent had any time to see whats in there. Great release!