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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. Hi Bootie

    Been pondering a way to upload my campaigns to your site and still retain the mods I have attached to each one for download convience. However since this creates quite large file sizes I understand the problem.

    I may have a solution. What if I list the campaigns on your site as usual with all the needed information but you can use the link directly to my dropbox. This enables the player to download everything needed without going to external downloads plus elimnates using your dedicated servers space up?

    I would like to list all of them on your site so playes can get better exposure to them. If this seems like a decent solution let me know and Ill get registered up and began the process.

    Michael

    (dragonwynn)

    1. Bootie

      Bootie

      Another idea would be to link the mods through to the CMMODS website if they are already there?

      Bootie

    2. dragonwynn

      dragonwynn

      Thats true but sometime I adjust the mods to suit the campaign and include them in a seperate mod so to speak. Then they are tagged as such. There are a few exceptions such as the Stalingrad mod or Umlauts mod that are very large in themselves, then I just offer the direct links to CMMODS for them. But I would like to list them on the site as some of the earlier mods are lost in the forum topics.

  2. M1 Garand Sound Mod

    Seems to work fine for me... I click on it... it downloads as a 7zip file then right click extracts. @IanL
  3. As an aside the Few Good Men club is ticking away nicely and we havent had any drastic reduction in members or less activity on the forum. Members there flood new tournament recruiting threads as soon as we throw the chum in the water. CM is still very much alive in my opinion.
  4. Oleksandr's Modding Space

    Ive forwarded your email onto GreenAsJade who runs CMMODS and he Im sure will get in touch. Great work.
  5. Work on a Reshade

    Any updates on this?
  6. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    That is a beast 2GB... what we could do is upload the cam file and have a link in the description to your dropbox mod file? Cheers for the heads up GeorgeMC
  7. I'm on a WW2 tour in Warsaw until tomorrow night. Will get it sorted then. Sorry for the delay.
  8. Donetsk Airport map

    Oh... and it works as I have logged in under your details. Shane
  9. Donetsk Airport map

    Ok Ive set it up twice for you now and emailed you direct also. Shane
  10. Donetsk Airport map

    I have re-registered you as a new user with that specified email address and an email has been sent. Go check.
  11. Donetsk Airport map

    I authorised this a week or so ago... check your spam mail please as you should have got sent an email offering to change your password and the like. Edit* check your spam from Thursday 6th July thats when I added you.
  12. How to upload Scenario?

    Sorry for the delay... busy time at work. I never received an author request from you so sorry for not acting on it. If you send me your email address I will add you. Thanks
  13. Good PvP scenarios.

    http://www.thefewgoodmen.com/tsd3/search-2/#search/category=CM+SHOCK+FORCE+[SCENARIOS]
  14. Is The Few Good Men website down?

    Thanks man... I do feel responsible though as its the hosting I chose... They are currently working on it and the last time this happened (Monday) they restarted their servers and got it back online by 1000hrs. If that is the same case today it should be up in the next few hours... however I have already made decision to switch hosts. Dear Shane, Your incident (170512-000970) has been escalated to us from our technical support team. Issues which require our help are of a complex nature, and therefore typically take a few days to resolve after we receive them. Within the next three days you can expect to be contacted by the developer assigned to your case. They will keep you informed of progress through updates to your ticket, which you can view via your Control Panel. We appreciate that any delay may cause inconvenience to you, and so thank you for your patience as we work to resolve your issue as rapidly as possible. The Fasthosts Development Team
  15. Is The Few Good Men website down?

    You are right I have. If there was something I could do about it I would but due to inept hosting service the sites are down. What is bizarre is that it happened at the same time the cyber hacks took place. I can only imagine they have flicked a switch to possibly protect their system and ended up screwing it. Im in discussion with other hosts at present with a view to moving... I apologize unreservedly for the down time.
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