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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. New Campaign - needs testers

    Interesting. What made you use supply platoons to build units around? If you don't mind giving up any secrets.
  2. New Campaign - needs testers

    Cool!!! Just looked it up and it was released in the US yesterday. The trailer looks good. Will be taking the family to see it in the next week or two. Don't care much what the critics say anymore. Actually I find that the more some critics dislike a movie the better the movie is and the more I like it. I'll go see it and make up my own mind. Military type movie followed by a meal at the Texas Roadhouse. Life is good .
  3. Finally committed

    Yes. This would be a lot of fun. I don't remember Battlefront talking about North Africa for CM2 but I hope it's on their list. +1
  4. New Campaign - needs testers

    @Sgt.Squarehead It's for CMBS. Actually I had a question I was going to ask you about it. Its about lights out here so I will send you a message tomorrow.
  5. New Campaign - needs testers

    That's funny. I was just thinking if a taxi could be modded to look like a Mercedes and if some modular buildings could be stuck together and modded to look like a cargo plane. Then put the Exit zone in the cargo hold . The Mercedes & friends would probably have to start unloaded just off the ramp........... But I have a scenario now that is about ready for testing. It has all kinds of triggers and new experiments with the game engine. Can't get distracted.
  6. New Campaign - needs testers

    That reminds me there is a new movie coming out about the raid/hostage rescue at Entebbe. Now something like that would be a cool scenario.
  7. CMA Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Nice work. Very scenic. Just needs some pillars of smoke rising from destroyed vehicles and the sound of Hind gunships in the air ................
  8. @Combatintman A lot of good interesting ideas. +1
  9. This. About three years ago in a CMRT PBEM I had a 105mm artillery shell land on the back deck of a T-34 Tank and knock it out. At the time I was just trying to make the TC button up so my tanks would have a spotting advantage when they pulled up to their firing positions. The interesting part of this story is that this occurs so rarely that I remember this event from three years ago. I have not seen it happen again except for precision munitions in CMBS. Artillery against open top vehicles (halftracks) can be deadly for the crew & passengers. Having said that I would generally not use the time and resources to point target an OpFor halftrack with my artillery. I might try to predict where the halftrack was heading to and hit that area with an area fire mission to try and catch the OpFor troops dismounting.
  10. Hyena Road movie

    Just watched Hyena Road on Netflix last night. Good show. Not perfect but still good to see. I enjoyed it. The wife and I also had to catch up on "Victoria" and "The Crown" first. Or I would have seen Hyena road sooner. Next I think I will try to watch "A War".
  11. Urban Combat

    One Terrain Tile = One Action Spot.
  12. Urban Combat

    Yep one tile/Action Spot. 32 AI slots would be very cool.
  13. Urban Combat

    Yes, IMO more terrain objectives would be very helpful.