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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. What is going on?

    I am happy to hear all that Steve said. My worries that the battlefront guys got busted with a mistress and their spouse's lawyers took away the company are proven false. I will continue my CM hibernation for several more years and hope to emerge to see some new modules. No different from when I went into hibernation after CMAK and never emerged until well after CMBN came out.
  2. What is going on?

    Hello to all my forum buddies: Still on my 2017 break from CM but now headed to work for FEMA and will be deployed to hurricane damaged areas. I wish I had popped on here and would have been shocked to see some new modules I had fantasized about! Oh well, I hope the CM salary guys are all well and can balance their real life to soon shekel out some CM material to us in the audience. I think some of the mods I was involved in are still out there to be enjoyed? Best wishes to everybody. ~Phil
  3. Hungarian Mod

    @mjkerner Hi Mark! Spring is coming here in Texas, I was thinking of you probably gearing up for some fishing and camping once the weather clears? I know you might still be neck deep in your parts! I hope Martha is well. I am enjoying a nice break from CM as I see nothing new as far as CMRT or CMFI modules seem to have been released.... Have an awesome new girlfriend and built her an AR-15 for Valentine's Day. Aint love grand? We've gone shooting and she keeps me busy. Plus my day job and upkeep of my property and animals, I am wondering where I ever had any time for modding and such! I will keep an ear out for new modules. Would love to see a schwimmwagen one of these days. Hello to everybody else out there in CM land. Best wishes and happy gaming, Phil (kohlenklau)
  4. Hungarian Mod

    @3j2m7 I will TRY to take a look and see where I left off with this Hungarian Mod and what I can put in a dropbox link....
  5. How to remove camouflage

    @SchnelleMeyer That is great. This problem of getting a base color vehicle (Allies or Axis) has always been a huge obstacle to my attempts to vehicle mod. If I ever do some more vehicle modding I will try your procedure. Thanks.
  6. North Africa Mini Mod

    @Erwin The Stuart III (aussie) was a mod for the below.... ...and some "Roo-35's in support of the defense...
  7. North Africa Mini Mod

    @Ivan Zaitzev I cannot edit and place it in the first post. But I fixed the link and here it is...AS IS WORK IN PROGRESS I uploaded a folder with [africa] modtagged German helmets so no grey helmets appear for German Motorized Infantry. Here is the link to my CMFI Africa Mini Mod dropbox. Please help yourself. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v679vm8rukgk9qh/AABllXmGqJSxCU3MVFyXXlbba?dl=0
  8. Elevation question

    Hi Jacob, Sure, in my experience it needs you to set the elevation of the terrain on both sides of the actual ditch in the black tiles and THEN lay in your blue ditch lock tiles. The elevation value(s) you enter in black for these squares along what will be the ditch should be the naturally occurring value that would be there when you didn't yet set the ditch. Think like along your road or driveway how the ground slopes and then you simply carve out a ditch "channel". Usually nothing changes except that one part.
  9. Beyond Gustav Line

    OK, make it Mrs. Santa?
  10. Beyond Gustav Line

    Here is my 2 cent wet dream! They are busy working on a "simultaneous orgasm" release of CMFI Module, CMRT module and maybe something else. Santa takes a massive golden dump in our stocking! @Cobetco Draw us up a picture for that image!
  11. Beyond Gustav Line

    A while back, maybe back in the late summer 2016 I was posting my timeline and showed it with predicted CMFI Module #2 for early 2017 and did feel I was being a bit negative but I guess it might now be actually optimistic! My personal bull****e hypothesis here: I can only scratch my head and figure this whole BFC business is a back burner side show for the key guys. They gotta have other jobs taking up their time and then add in the family requirements and probably burn-out and disinterest. To me this CM stuff must suck the hind tit for them. Like those old rock stars on the road singing the same damn hits from 30 years ago? But without the female groupies, royalties and great drugs! We are gonna have to just be thankful for whatever they manage to fart out for us. EDIT: fart out? Ok, I retract that. This CM project management CANNOT be easy. You got the new 3D models to get from Casio Lima studio plus artwork plus any mods by in-house guys to existing art plus the scenario and campaign authors and then the beta testers plus any new voice files or whatever needed. Plus all this is probably on the no deadline basis to lower the costs. Good luck to all the folks involved especially if dealing with real life crap like cancer, substance abuse, divorce, failing marriage, new Harley, new girlfriend half your age, erectile dysfunction, college tuition costs for the kids, aging parents need a nursing home, etc etc f-ing etc.