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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. Depends on your budget and whether or not you are going to play other games. The GTX 1050Ti is supposed to be a pretty good bang for the buck.
  2. "6,000,000 carrying arms"

    WOW! That is a statistical goldmine. Thanks!
  3. The patch?

    Not to mention that the Battlefront website isn't being used to relay information about what is going on. Last Combat Mission related post was in April 2017. I don't understand why they don't post the screenshots of CM:SF2 there to let everyone who browses their website know that it is in development and will be released in 2018 (*fingers crossed*) among other things going on with the Combat Mission series. If you only browse the website and not the forums you might get the idea that nothing is being worked on.
  4. The patch?

    I think people are just excited. And Steve did hint at the patch being close to release, a month ago
  5. HerrTom's explosions

    HerrTom, Do you think you could an make explosion more like the ones in this video? (If you go to 0:30 it's in slow-motion) I'm thinking 3-4 (maybe 5) "explosion" frames and the rest smoke. Maybe this can serve as an inspiration. Though it probably has to be circular due to the fact that the game only uses one explosion for everything.
  6. Turkish Leo2 tanks struggle in the Syria

    Nice post! The mad sultan, erDOGan, overstepped this time. Also, people seem to have conveniently forgotten that Turkey actively bought oil from ISIS in return for weapons and medical care. M72 LAWs of Turkish origin have been documented amongst ISIS rats on numerous occasions. Turkey's membership of NATO is about as obsolete as NATO itself.
  7. Russian army under equipped?

    The only part of what you wrote there that I agree with is that you put "NYT" and "propaganda" in the same line. All you have to do is to browse the NYT website and read the headlines and it will become obvious that the NYT has a clear political bias. We saw this during the presidential campaign as well. I'm not the one displaying a dogmatic belief in what a specific "news" outlet says, you are.
  8. Russian army under equipped?

    The New York Times is hardly a credible source after all the **** they have been involved in. Nevertheless, rather Russian PMCs have the oil than the ISIS rats, no? It does seem like a peculiar arrangement though. However, if the Assad regime doesn't have the cash to pay the PMCs up front, then it kind of makes sense.
  9. Russian army under equipped?

    This is a lot like Blackwater and other US PMCs in Iraq and Afghanistan. The main difference seems to be that the Russian PMCs are used in a more direct/active/offensive manner.
  10. BMP-3 on the firing range

    Nice video. I wish CM had better explosions (4:06).
  11. BM Oplot needs its ammo choice fixed

    I have to partially agree with Sgt.Squarehead, it would have made a lot more sense if Battlefront had included T-72s and/or T-80s instead of the BM Oplot. And yes this also goes for the T-90MS. This is particularly true for the timeframe that the game takes place in. I suppose the inclusion of the BM Oplot and T-90MS was made for balance reasons, as the Abrams would be too OP otherwise - which I still think it is.
  12. HerrTom's explosions

    I've been playing around with your Hi-Res explosions and smoke mod for quite a few hours. Here's my constructive criticism so far: 1. The new explosions are great! However, I think they could be improved by replacing the last of the explosion frames with a smoke&explosion "transition" frame (explosiona007), and maybe adding an additional one (replacing explosiona008). 2. The smoke looks pretty good from afar, but up close in looks cartoonish. Maybe the shape of the smoke could be changed to resemble vanilla smoke more? Also, the smoke is too opaque.
  13. Combat Mission: Modding tools

    That's great news. However, I'm afraid I have no modelling skills, so it'll be up to you guys to make something of this new capability.
  14. HerrTom's explosions