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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. T-72B3 obr 2016

    32 in 2016 and 154 in 2017.
  2. Russian army under equipped?

    T-72B3 obr. 2016.
  3. T-72B3 obr. 2016
  4. Начальная (максимальная) цена контракта 13 175 178 880,15 13 billion rub worth per this contract. Сроки поставки товара или завершения работы либо график оказания услуг - до 25 ноября 2016 года; - до 25 ноября 2017 года. Delivery time for this contracts - 25 November 2016 and 25 November 2017. There is only one company producing Izdelie 170-1(КТРВ) and "call for companies to submit proposals"(ended by 28.09.2015 10:00) just a part of bureaucratic procedure.
  5. Except it wasn't - The Russian Defense Budget and You. Izdelie 170/R-77/RVV-AE* (1994) and Izdelie 170-1/R-77-1/RVV-SD (2013) is two different things. *Not in VVS service. Dzemgi Air Base and new contracts disagree with you.
  6. Russian army under equipped?

    Visual differences between T-64, T-72 and T-80 series of tanks.
  7. Russian army under equipped?

    “The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.” 42nd MRD is formed from 8th, 17th and 18th Motor Rifle Brigades and use T-72B3. "На полигоне Гвардеец экипажи танков Т-72Б3" TV Zvezda use “stock footage” to illustrate exercises when they don't have a correct one from this unit. In this case they used 4rd TD (only unit with T-80U) and 2nd MRD (T-90A).
  8. Differences Between Russian Tanks?

    French actually. Locally produced Thales Catherine FC/XP Thermal Imager on T-90A/MS/T-72B3 obr. 2012/2016. T-72B3 obr.2012: http://uploads.ru/K5p3V.jpg http://uploads.ru/maEsO.jpg Статистические данные по безвозвратным потерям танков и их членов экипажей танковых частей 5 танкового корпуса в Двинской операции (18-28.07.1944)/Statistical data on irrecoverable losses of tanks and crews in tank units of 5th Tank Corps during Dvina (Rēzekne-Dvina) operation. This was successful offensive operation. Most of the losses a from 7.5 and 8.8 cm guns. 3rd Tank Battalion, 6th Tank Regiment, 90th Tank Division. 22 tanks have penetrating hits from RPG/ATGM/Tank and AT-guns fire: 5 total loss T-80B №198, T-80BV №174, 186, 193, 195. 11 abandoned T-80BV №172, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 183, 185, 189, 191, 197. 5 withdraw under their own power T-80B №188, T-80BV №170, 187, 190, 199. +1 abandoned T-72 taken by T-80BV №180 crew. 6 crewmembers died in tanks. Sources (Russian):1,2.
  9. Differences Between Russian Tanks?

    Myth. 5th Tank Corps losses 18-28.07.1944. T-34 - 28/T-34-85 - 89. Crew casualties ≈1.3 KIA per tank. M3c (M3 Lee) - 13. Crew casualties ≈2.5-3 KIA per tank. IS-2 - 11. Crew casualties 1 KIA per tank. Another example: For T-64/72/80/90 numbers around the same (1 KIA per tank). In Grozny 30 tanks lost, crew casualties 31 KIA.
  10. Javelin vs Laser Designator

    KM-15 "Malakhit" (development completed in 2005) is part of Krasnopol/Gran/Kitolov Guided Weapon Systems. LTsD-3 Atoll/1D26 (accepted into service in 2004) has only night sight but LTsD-3M/1D26M, LTsD-3M1 and LTsD-4(-1/2/3) Vizir/1D29 have thermal sights (LTsD-2M, LTsD-3M, LTsD-4, LTsD-4-1, LTsD-4-2, LTsD-4-3, KDU-1 and 9V9003 accepted into service in november 2010).
  11. Armor topic

    2012 - 120 шт.2013 - 270 шт.2014 - 294 шт.2015 ≈ 300 шт.
  12. Armor topic

    3БМ-60 «Svinec-2» in production since 2013.
  13. Armata soon to be in service.

    "У" - Управляемый/Guided (GLATGM).