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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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  2. Map editing and Unit placement

    Okay...then we wait.
  3. Has any thought been given to the placement of units in the map editor? I thought it would be much easier to place your units while in the map mode of the scenario editor. Instead of switching back and forth between different modes.
  4. I noticed the other day that a Marine artillery unit was deployed to area about 80 miles from the bad guys. Now they are in country I saw on the news clip that there was a Hummer being followed what appeared to me to be Stryker infantry carriers noted by the 50. Cal mounted on the remote controlled unit. I didn't know the Marines used the Stryker vehicle, or is there more to the story that I'm not aware of.
  5. Very interesting, Or maybe this one.... Dear Mrs, It is with deep sadness and regret that we inform you and your family of death of you loved one. During the course of fifty minute firefight the batteries of my battalion commanders mouse suddenly became inoperative thereby causing the tragic and inadvertent death of his squad and some attached tanks which were operating in support.
  6. Any news about CMFI 4.0 release

    Very well said and I completely agree....and I am not the least bit butt hurt.
  7. Any news about when CMFI 4.0 will be up...
  8. Changing the intro music

    Thanks for that.....I have a AMD PC... Mark
  9. I tried to change the intro sound to something other than the standard one. I changed the file from MPEG 4 to wav and it does not work. Does anyone know if the size of the file matters? Anyone have any ideas I've tried everything I can think of.
  10. Has any thought been given to a guy manning the 50.cal. Which we all know is mounted in a dumb place towards the rear of the turret on Sherman tanks..Remember Audie Murphy's standing on the rear of a burning tank destroyer blasting away at German infantry. Or later in the war when they wised up like Creighton Abrams when he mounted a 30. cal forward of the commander station like we see today.
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