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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 is going on?

    It is certainly one of my favourites.
  2. In the words of Ike "Don't you people ever have a god damn summer"?
  3. Think of it like this. The "Vehicle Pack" enabled players to create their own scenarios using the added vehicles, or even, by using the "Scenario Editor" to redesign existing scenarios using the new vehicles. Many of these "player-designed" battles were made available F.O.C. on greenasjade. B.F.C. then took it a step further by releasing their own "Battle Pack" which includes a Campaign and a number of stand alone battles incorporating the new vehicles.
  4. The CM2 FAQ Thread

    I can't wait for the first "Why is the question I want an answer to, not included in your list?" post.
  5. German WW2 SS Camouflage Effectiveness

    Mother :- "Get your boots off of the sofa, or I'll send you to bed without any tea, you naughty boy".
  6. What is going on?

    If B.F.C is a front for N.A.T.O. what's an old Lefty like me doing here? .... Buying and enjoying their games would appear to be the obviously answer. Although some might say that I have been duped into purchasing them by Steve Mega Bucks Yankee Imperialist Inc.
  7. German WW2 SS Camouflage Effectiveness

    Give me the Python's version any time.
  8. What is going on?

    Classic album. Not really anything to do with the Ardennes in '44. Although he did live near Ostend for a time.
  9. Almost good enough to post twice.
  10. Force Composition Picks

    Well, there are lots of Calvarys dotted around the Norman landscape.
  11. What is going on?

    Yes, you're right. I really admire the work that designers put in.
  12. What is going on?

    Ah, that very incapable AI that gives this rubbish Limey a good kicking in quite a few campaigns.
  13. Having looked at this a good few times I can't help but think that the M.O.D. got Barratt Homes to put these up. Ah, we were all so much younger then.
  14. According to Wessex Archaeology it was probably dumped there in the 60's, possibly by some old boy who knew it would no longer pass it's M.O.T. It showed signs of having been repaired quite a few times, including having an engine that was a different make to the original.