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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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  1. Oh... and it works as I have logged in under your details. Shane
  2. Ok Ive set it up twice for you now and emailed you direct also. Shane
  3. I have re-registered you as a new user with that specified email address and an email has been sent. Go check.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
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  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. We are finally all sorted apologies for the disruption.
  10. Talk about being struck by lightning twice.... now every file on my hosts server is throwing up a 502 error. Its not serious more a bloody hindrance. Needless to say I will be looking into changing hosts. Im sure the sites will be back up and running soon... I will post in here when we are rolling again.
  11. Guys we are good again... it was a server issue host side. They just had to restart it but the tech engineer that covers that side of things is Monday to Friday so we had to wait until this morning.
  12. @nik mond @3j2m7 Guys... I still have moderator access to CMMODS and if you wish I can add you as authors if you can send me your email addresses. Hope this helps. Bootie
  13. So, Bootie, after shooting Operation Sandstorm over to a new guy, I noticed there is a LOT of CMSF content that did not get transferred over to the Scenario Depot.

    I pretty much vacuumed the OLD Repository of every CMSF campaign and scenario I could find in anticipation of playing them SOME day. 

    I would be happy to zip them for you to download from my Dropbox and upload them...I of course have no idea who created them all, I sure didn't but there's too much good stuff not to share.

    Whaddya think?

    1. Bootie


      No Ive got full access to the old Repository... Currently only have USMC and NATO content to upload and then thats almost all content across.



    2. grunt_GI


      Excellent...I thought you might....

      Always love it when folks ask for CMSF content.

  14. Hey, can I suggest that you unlock the how to upload mods thread so people can ask for help and ask questions.

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    2. IanL


      Cool. Oh that is odd - I thought I was sending you a PM.  What on earth is this thing a chat window?

    3. Bootie


      Ummm not sure... profile chat.... or something... LOL

    4. IanL


      Personal shout box ;)

  15. My eyes are knocking together... 4 hours fickering with WordPress getting it do what I want!!

    1. Bootie


      I'm liking the new forum layout!