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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. Tank targeting mystery

    Why not take a screenshot? I mean how are we supposed to interpret that just from a vague description. Although these situations are frustrating, but each crew member draws there own LOS, if the main gunners LOS is blocked by a leaf or something it only impacts him.
  2. Hull-down is an order avilable in the new 4.0 upgrade for all CM2 games. Shoot and scoot can be imperfectly replicated by placing a move order with a pause at the end and a target arc or target point and a reverse order.
  3. Excellent...I can't wait for late war eastern front and CMSF2!
  4. What is going on?

    I hope I didn't come off like I needed to know exactly WHY he left, that is none of my business. I was just commenting on the fact that we didn't know when he had left! I hope hes doing better and thanks for these answers Steve.
  5. What is going on?

    Yeah having Chris leave was very sudden and kind of cryptic, we didn't know he was gone until a month or two after. I hope he comes back eventually, until then it would be nice to have someone like a beta tester to provide a bit of community outreach for Battlefront.
  6. What is going on?

    I actually had that originally, but I felt like it implied that it wasn't THAT popular already
  7. What is going on?

    I still have to make my obligatory "Combat Mission would be very popular if it was advertised more or offered on other websites" post. Ok, done.
  8. What is going on?

    Who did matrix games or slitherine sell out to? They're still around and going strong.
  9. Putin's War Against Ukraine. Book

    Ah, something we can all agree on!
  10. Putin's War Against Ukraine. Book

    We'll need a south pacific islander whose just made contact with the modern world to write about the war in Ukraine, its only way to be fair and unbiased.
  11. Putin's War Against Ukraine. Book

    So...because you don't agree with it its propaganda? Got it! Glad we're all interested in facts around here.
  12. CMSF2

    Errr, I don't think thats right at all. That humvee with an observation device has multiple levels of zoom, its for observing any kind of position... BFC told us why they couldn't do it, it had something do with a pixel truppens eyeballs having to line up with the sensor, in this case if it was a mast mounted sensor it would look awkward having a pair of eyes floating. Not sure why they cant be made to be invisible but thats what I remember.
  13. CAS (mis)representation

    The Tibet thing was just a joke...they don't literally mean they can't hit Tibet. Its like saying the only thing we can't hit is the moon, implying that we can basically hit everything. I mean its not hard to imagine a cruise missile, a missile specifically designed to fly far and hit a target can fly about 1000nm. I believe CMANO puts the newest Tomahawks range at 1500nm. This is roughly the same for the Russian Kalibr cruise missile they've been firing at Syria for the past couple years. None of this should be a surprise to anyone thats interested in this kind of stuff, especially if your in the intelligence community in Russia or the US. Edit: Duchess brought up the Ohio SSGN earlier, one of those carries about 150 Tomahawks, so I mean you could do serious damage to Syrian and Russian airbase infrastructure with one of those for example.
  14. CAS (mis)representation

    Our tomahawks will block out the sun.