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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. Hiya all, I`ve had a quick search for the above but can`t find any information. I was wondering if this can be played in windowed mode? Thanks in advance.
  2. Hiya Guys Me and a friend of mine are contemplating our first venture into a PBEM match. As we are both fairly "green" when it comes to CMBN could you please advise what would be a good balanced map to start with? Cheers Spartan
  3. Image quality

    That worked a charm Thank you very much.
  4. Image quality

    Hiya Guys I`m hoping you might be able to help me. Ive recently upgraded my graphics card from an Nvidia 285 to a 680. Now when I launch the game the graphics look very "cartoony", and the text in the menus is extremely blurred. I didnt have this problem prior to my upgrade. Im not sure what to change as Im a complete novice when it comes to settings, and I dont want to do more harm than good! Cheers
  5. I would like to know this as well - please Cheers Rob
  6. Devil's Descent

    I`m a Newbie as well. I`ve had the game a while but only really just started to get "into" it. I think I did things the wrong way round - attempted "Courage and Fortitude" straight away, after a little dip into the demo - NOT a good idea! Then moved onto "The Scottish Highway", a little better, but again not ideal when your just starting out. After getting very frustrated at my tactical and strategic inability I left the game alone for a while. Then after reading the forums, and specifically how this Campaign was a good one to begin with, I tried again, and I have to say what a good decision that was. The fact that you only have to mainly deal with infantry, and you haven`t got allsorts going on all over the map, leading me to confusion, has helped me enormously to understand how to manoeuver, and look after my troops. I finished that campaign and am currently playing "Road to Montebourg", which seems to be a nice progression from "Devils Descent", and I`m really enjoying myself. So thanks very much to the designers - your efforts are much appreciated Cheers Rob
  7. Pioneers & Engineers

    Thanks very much guys. I do know the Engineers can destroy a wooden and barbed wire roadblock, cos its done in one of the Armchair General videos - think its one of the Courage and Fortitude missions. Cheers Rob
  8. Hiya Guys I was hoping you might be able to help me please. I`m playing the "Road to Montebourg" (2nd mission I think), and I am trying to get my Pioneers and Engineers to blast a way through the Steel X`s (not sure what the proper terminology is!!) road block so I can get my tanks moving down the road. But Im having no success at all. I can get them to blast through bocage and walls etc. but not these things - is it possible, or do I need to find another route for my tanks? Cheers Rob
  9. opponent wanted

    Hiya Doug Try here - http://www.thefewgoodmen.com/ Cheers Rob
  10. I have wondered this for quite a while also Cheers
  11. I have both games, so Im quite please about that!
  12. Agreed, very nice - I can see me utilizing the local graveyard!
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