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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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  1. What is going on?

    But the good thing about olympic standard swimming pools is that both athletes and the rest of us can enjoy swimming there
  2. What is going on?

    Well snicker if you want, but all the elements are already there. A H2H campaign would just be a series of subsequent H2H battles, with the scenario data drawn from the campaign file, and force preservation carried over for both players. The code to stitch these existing features together would not write itself, but most of it would be copy/paste from existing code.
  3. What is going on?

    That's not because of the AI, but because of the very intelligent human scenario designer... Which is the reason I love playing campaigns too. Not quick battles against the computer, where the lack of intelligence becomes extremely obvious.
  4. What is going on?

    It's a great idea and would require very little programming by Battlefront - but it would require whole new campaigns, as the current ones are all balanced VS the very incapable AI.
  5. Yeah I sometimes played soldier back then too... when I was not potty training
  6. What is going on?

    Those 44% are H2H Quick Battles? I was talking about quick battles as a means of rapidly setting up a fight VS the computer - a game mode I personally find completely useless. QBs against a human opponent are more interesting of course, but still I find them to be too much of a "cage fight".
  7. I don't think the game models hidden damage to buildings. But you can shoot bullets through buildings if the muzzle velocity is high enough (machinegun bullets) and you're close enough to the house. Also AP tank shells go straight through houses, but their velocity drops a bit after exiting, which is to be expected. So what I think happens in this case is that the game mistakenly tells the tank there's a clear line of fire, and the game then models the shot going through the building.
  8. What is going on?

    Is there any evidence of this? I'd think the opposite is true, and that longtime players avoid QBs. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't understand how randomly generated quick battles can offer any challenge to experienced players? But scenarios certainly can. Especially the ones built for replayablility with varied AI setup plans. I'm currently replaying Scottish Corridor, and I'm delighted (and frustrated) every time the enemy is not where I thought they would be...
  9. I guess I didn't make my point clear - the point is not that it's a historical place from WW2, or a unique training village. My point was that it visually looks like something out of this game. The copy/paste buildings sitting on top of the grass like boxes, the high walls and the low walls intersecting at 45 degree angles, etc.
  10. "Villagers were given a few weeks' notice to pack their bags and leave before the community was abandoned in December 1943. It was needed by the army to provide an exercise area for US troops preparing to invade Europe." http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-37144240 Could be fun to recreate this village as a training mission
  11. Scoped G43 effectiveness?

    I think it's not just the sharpshooters that especially target AT gun crews - those are bullet magnets for all infantry.
  12. You might want to post this on the other forums too, if the group is for the CM games in general, not just CMFB...?
  13. Anyone has contact with Bootie?

    No problems, Ithikial told me you were off to Poland and would get back soon, so I'll just be patient till then.
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