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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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  1. I think I'll stick with Aunty Beeb's version from 2004.
  2. Hats off to the good Capt. I for one wouldn't accuse you of trashing CM. Constructive comments, combined with well thought out testing helps us all.
  3. I also bought it when it first came out. It got it's third reading this June. As much as I love Siborne's models, he was no historian.
  4. Sadly, I seem to find that using "Hide" when troops are in trenches doesn't help. They still flee out into the open when under enemy Arty fire.
  5. "Uncle Arthur, mum said, I don't have to use this because it's dangerous." "Wilson, what's the matter with Pike?" "He said that Mavis, I mean Mrs Pike, said that he doesn't have to use it because it's dangerous." "Stupid boy."
  6. Very interesting test. Thanks for sharing it with us.
  7. You should take up a career as a Film Reviewer. Your input has been so helpful.
  8. A gentle drone of the engine = In the area looking for a target. A roar of the engine = Coming in to attack. This will soon be followed by the sounds of machine guns, rockets, or a bomb. You might be lucky and only get attacked once. But that is something that only your human opponent, or the AI knows.
  9. Are the "CW Units" Canadians by any chance?
  10. I look forward to losing this sometime in the future.
  11. I have to check it out later.
  12. Fascinating, thanks for sharing this.
  13. I just create my own folders.. CMBN Battle Log 1.. 2.. CMBN Campaigns Log 1 ... etc etc.. I suppose I'm old fashioned.
  14. God, I had a full head hair when this came out. Ah, we were all so much younger then.
  15. A lazy piece of stereo-typing, that doesn't help anyone playing as the British or Canadians in CMx2.