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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. What will the next CM be?

    I just googled the game to read about it. I noticed that it was selling on e-bay between $76 and $195. Of course I don't know how much it cost in the 1970s but sounds like it might be worth some $ now....... .
  2. best CM game

    George MC, all your campaigns and scenarios are excellent. I don't think USMC Forging Steel was part of the BFC original USMC release but was made independently later on. Do you have plans to upgrade it with some of the new features that come with Engine 4.0 / Shock Force 2? Well ............... now that I think of it, just playing it in Shockforce 2 would be an upgrade because all the 4.0 ability (at least in theory) would then be present. Triggers etc could be added but I don't know if that would be necessary.............. Below is a link to the campaign. http://www.thefewgoodmen.com/tsd3/cm-shock-force-2/cm-shock-force-campaigns/usmc_forging-steel/
  3. @grunt_GI and @Andy_101 thanks for showing an interest. Just polishing up some things in the late part of the scenario. Also trying to mod tag some mods. RL got busy for myself and my PDF adviser/tester. I'm hoping by the end of this month to have it out the door. Below is a link to a few screenshots. http://community.battlefront.com/topic/117778-unofficial-screenshots-videos-thread/?do=findComment&comment=1741829
  4. Can't believe you typed that ................ but it is funny ..........
  5. PW Problem

    In the Top right of this screen you will see your handle - John Kettler Click on your handle and a drop down menu will appear. Click on Account Settings from the drop down. On the left of the screen several choices will be displayed. One of the choices is "Password"
  6. CMA Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Very cool ................ or I should say, very cold . +1
  7. CM:FI AAR SLIM versus Bletchley_Geek

    More interesting stuff @General Jack Ripper and @BletchleyGeek. Wire, IMO, is a surprisingly effective obstacle. Especially when covered by fire, as obstacles should be. Even more so when TRPs are used. There is always the dilemma of having engineers close enough to be used in a timely manner but not so close they are chewed up in the forward edge. Good AAR.
  8. This is good information. I had no idea about this. Everyday is a learning day with this game/simulation. Thanks for sharing this. +1
  9. "AI" behavior

    IMO this is a good explanation of what probably happened. +1
  10. What killed my recon squad ?

    I see what you did there +1
  11. Ukrainian Armour - video diary

    Very cool. +1
  12. Yes. That would be cool.