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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:

      -showui

      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. A plea for a French Army DLC

    Yes John, Very droll.
  2. CMRT Campaign: The Last Bridge

    Amazing artwork, may I ask where those super uniform and equipment mods came from?
  3. In case U missed it: BONES!

    Oh heck, certainly missed that one. Very welcome too. I had a look at the thread and for the life of me I just can't understands why some people are moaning that you have to pay for an upgrade. What would be truly amazing is if you had Russians as Syrian allies!!
  4. Stupid units names removal

    If you have Vin's animated text mod. This can happen if you are running an out of date version of the mod. It has to be current with the version 4 engine.
  5. Is there a patch for CMA?

    Thanks SGT, I've gone back installed 1.03 then 1.03 on top. You're right it's a pretty good little game certainly better than SF. Although I understand that we might be seeing in updated version to engine 4. this does make a change from the others in the stable. I'm missing the brief firing order. Cheers, V
  6. Is there a patch for CMA?

    Thanks Sgt, that's very helpful. Cheers, V
  7. Been away from CMA for a few years. I've downloaded some third party scenarios and have noticed that they are not appearing in the scenarios list. This is usually indicative of a patch. I've searched the stores and can't see one. Anyone any ideas please?
  8. 1.21 and adware

    I've had problems with SF bundle downloads. Windows Smartscreen filter thinks BF is an unsafe site. It's a real pain. I turned it off and ignored the filter and downloaded eventually.
  9. Thanks for your work on this. I'll find it very useful.
  10. Thanks very much for this and all your hard work. I've never yet managed to delete or rename a file in the save box. I'm sure I'm missing something.
  11. Can you tell me how to delete the save file name please? It does not seem to work in the save file box.
  12. CTD

    Got it all running. I've noticed the Engine 4 is showing up in the splash screen but on the command icons in game Hull down is missing
  13. CTD

    After much mucking about I decided to uninstall and re install the Full download. Bingo, all working now. Quite what the difference I don't know but I ain't complaining. Thanks Guys for the inputs.
  14. CTD

    Yes it's an upgrade of the full game including Gustav line. It's on a gamming laptop, which is running all the other CM titles properly without any bother it's a Nvidea gtx 1050 ti. I've tried with scenarios and quick battles. Same result. I'm on Window 10. Would it be best to totally uninstall FI and then re install? Thank you for your reply.
  15. Followed the correct download pattern for engine 4. game loads but on starting a scenario it Crashes to disk. Any ideas? Thanks Verulam
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