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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. Having just moved home, whilst unpacking I found my copy of Beyond Overlord and took a look at the contents of the Bonus Disc, without actually re-installing the game. Judging by the names and the dates there are 6 or 7 scenarios based in the South of France. Whilst the good old Operations covered a period from Market Garden through to Mid-January. There is even a couple of folders of Mods which I don't remember seeing at the time.
  2. The patch?

    Ithikial often says in his videos that he has a beer on hand whenever playing CM. Of course, being a 400 year old Puritan I disapprove of the use of both beer and Rizlas (or The Devil's Papers as we call them). And I have no use for such things. The Lord always guides me in battle. .... Exits stage right Limey tongue firmly in cheek --------------->
  3. M-26 Pershing..Super Pershing ??

    Yes, I certainly enjoyed them.
  4. Fury Movie Discussion.

    Simple answer, stop watching Hollywood movies.
  5. Fury Movie Discussion.

    When it comes to the "Heebee jeebees" you really can't beat Satchmo's version.
  6. CM:BN Screenshot Thread #2

    That looks brutal.
  7. CM:BN Screenshot Thread #2

    I've never seen anyone with a gun in a Dutch church. Although me and a couple of mates did make the mistake of walking into a church not far from Hell's Highway whilst there was a funeral going on back in 1993... Ooops!
  8. Let there be light

    Don't worry Holman, at 418 years old I don't think the army will take me back.
  9. Let there be light

    Exactly. And that is why I don't use it.
  10. Let there be light

    Just play in the dark, and hum Nat Cole's "Let there be love" as you slaughter the foe.
  11. M-26 Pershing..Super Pershing ??

    If I was a Belgian Catholic priest I'd be just a tad annoyed if the crew left the engine running during Mass. Of course, as a Puritan cavalry officer and general, I think, "Oh gosh. I could have done with the few of those, Rupert's boys would have found our God's wrath over whelming and the war would have been over in a flash".
  12. Let there be light

    Although you can toggle as described by Holman. The guys on the ground in the winter of '44/45 couldn't do it, so I don't either. Perhaps I'm a glutton for punishment.
  13. CM:BN Screenshot Thread #2

    I do have a fondness for people down that way. Just a shame I keep killing them in Normandy, with my useless tactics.
  14. CM:BN Screenshot Thread #2

    No, these guys aren't looking for beer. They're from "Somerzet where dee cider ahples grow". Would be nice if we could have a west country voice mod for when playing as the 43rd (Wessex) Divison
  15. Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    I vote English Civil War, but I would, wouldn't I? Cuz I won.