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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. AAR - A Lesson in Defense

    Thanks for keeping us posted, Bil.
  2. Helmets (or lack thereof)

    It certainly is a great looking mod.
  3. The patch?

    Don't worry. Elsewhere on this forum I have made reference to Elizabeth Cromwell's brew kettle.
  4. Mod to remove thunder?

    Yes, best leave The Chump's peccadilloes for another site.
  5. Mod to remove thunder?

    @sburke A decent version, but it doesn't have much in the way of storm and rain sounds. @DerKommissar Yes, another 60's classic.
  6. AAR - A Lesson in Defense

    I wouldn't have seen that coming. Nice one Bil.
  7. Mod to remove thunder?

    Now here is how you do a storm and rain...
  8. Mod to remove thunder?

    I have to say I've never heard the sound of thunder in game. Just rain mixed with off map arty. And luckily, no FM either.
  9. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Steps out of the TARDIS in Petty France, London SE1E just around the corner from the Wellington Barracks. Notices that the Warts & Trooper is still in business, and thinks.. "Well I've been a puritan for 400 years, I suppose just going in for one won't hurt". Ten pints later, staggers into New Scotland Yard.... Crommers :- "Aassss yoose seensa Police T T teleephone bosssssssssse? Me old cock sparrrer." Sgt Dixon :- "Now come along old son, none of your cheek. And take that TARDIS back to the BBC where it belongs."
  10. Oh, no! I had him down as going AWOL at the end of the Battle of Normandy. Having to save his little poupee from the resistance, and them riding off into the distance on a BMW that they find in a shot up convoy.
  11. In fact he has a little french poupee who works in the local Bureau de poste, and she collects them from under a rock in a nearby field. The poor deluded girl thinks that Paulina Fassbinder is his maiden aunt.
  12. Can't really blame the guys from 3rd Squad for wanting to stay put.
  13. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    A great set of shots. Thanks, Mac.
  14. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    When confronted by pistol packing tankers, I always get the urge to commit a war crime. Grrrr!
  15. Dearest Hirschie Thank you for all your recent letters, I treasure each one. And i'm so proud of you, none of the other girls in my B.D.M trupp have a sweetheart at the front. Kill as many dirty amis as you can, and come home safe. yours Paula P.S. What did you buy me in Paris?