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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. Yes, that's right. The British also used the term "Cruiser Tank" for the Sherman, rather than the US "Medium Tank".
  2. It is where the gentlemen of Worcester take their good ladies on holiday, and buy them a handbag from La Maroquinerie.
  3. The Canadians did build a cruiser tank called the Ram. It was based on the US M3 chassis, but the body and turret was their own design, mainly because they didn't want to use a sponson mounted gun. The Mk1 had a 2-pounder gun, and the later Mk 2 carried a 6-pounder. It was soon replaced by the Sherman and was only used for training tank crews. Also, some Rams were converted to APCs, flamethrower tanks etc
  4. Haha.. No, it's a sign of being a geriatric punk. I always wear odd socks.
  5. Oh, no. I certainly wouldn't want to empty the museums. I was careful when I went to the Civil War Museum in NOLA to wear one blue sock and one grey one.
  6. It has to be acknowledged that modern day "Confederates" have to be the sorest losers in history. They can't get over losing the Civil War, and they can't get over losing to the Civil Rights Movement. As a Limey I'd be quite happy for Lee Circus in NOLA to be renamed Victory Circus, and to have a statue depicting the death of Ned Packenham. Most British tourists wouldn't know who he was anyway. Alternatively, name it Liberation Circus, and erect a statue of Admiral Farragut.
  7. I didn't know that there were any PZ1s still in Normandy by '44. Do you know the names of the units that had them at the time of the invasion?
  8. No offence, but give me "Stalin wasn't stallin'" anytime.
  9. Despite being born in Kent, and living in Bromley for nigh on 17 years. I wouldn't give Gosling the time of day. Never trust a man who rips off the image of Che, and turns it into an image of Christ. It shows a distinct lack of imagination, and a pandering to populism. His personality and politics aside, lets look at some facts. Jorrocks never ordered an "18-hour break". Also, it was the Vandeleur cousins who were nervous about making a night attack due to the proximity of German Panzer Jaeger infantry armed with both Fausts and Schrecks, who they described in their reports as "Bazooka Boys".
  10. Not as far as I know. I'm sure that Steve and the boys in the band will let us know in their own time. In the meantime I will continue to get my Limey arse kicked in the brilliant battles and campaigns that they have already given us.
  11. "But still CM has lost it's mojo for me." ... Sound like you need a loud blast of Muddy Waters through your speakers.
  12. The only good thing about Mr.Charles Stuart Jnr is that he gave his name to pubs, such as, The Royal Oak, The Blackboy. But personally I've never forgiven him for taking my head off of my corpse and sticking it on a spike. It plays havoc with my typing.
  13. Well if my son "Tumbledown Dick" hadn't have been such a useless p**** we'd have remained a republic.
  14. Do we? ... I've never forgiven the USatians for Yorktown. Exits stage right -------------> Limey tongue planted firmly in cheek.
  15. That looks great.