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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. New features curiosity

    My son tried banning sex when he became Lord Protector after me. No wonder they called him "Tumbledown Dick".
  2. A Video Worth Watching

    I remember that Charles Stewart chap trying to tell me that it was "Haitch". It was just before that nasty incident with the axe. Getting back to the OP, I don't think this series has been up to Mr. Hapless's usual standard with regards to commentary.
  3. WeGo Moments

    Yes, I think you're right. Even when Winnie "Floor Crosser" Churchill called himself "Minister of Defence", he still had to deal with separate government departments. e.g. The Air Ministry. The War Office, The Admiralty.
  4. WeGo Moments

    Nice little story. Although in fact, the MOD didn't actually come into existence until 1st April 1964.
  5. WeGo Moments

    It sounds like your berserk Jocks were fighting the 2nd or 3rd mission from The Scottish Corridor campaign. I certainly remember a cunningly positioned minefield at a railway station.
  6. I'm confuddled, you don't look like a free cat. Is that some kind of cunning disguise?
  7. WeGo Moments

    Or "Too Darn Hot" for the enemy.
  8. Need an Advice

    Also, keep in mind that there are mods and scenarios available for Stalingrad, and Winter 43/44/45 on cmmodiii/greenasjade.net
  9. any new content coming soon?

    Typical Chamberlain. If it had read "Get Angry and Kill a Nazi" we might not have gotten our Limey arses kicked in May 1940. As for new content to play, I have plenty to keep me going until next dung spreading.
  10. CMFB Campaign: Fields of Tears

    Still on the first mission, struggling as is my wont. Why can't you scenario designers be as incompetent as Charlie Stewart? Oh, hang on a minute, two Pz IVs in flames in one turn. Turns up the volume on the Count and the boys in the band.
  11. Combat Mission in military training

    Playing CMx2 with a spike driven through my napper is hard enough as it is. Please don't make it any more complicated.
  12. WeGo Moments

    Anyone who says "thither and yon" deserves all the luck he can get in my book.
  13. Jäger Division

    Yes, you're spot on about the Wehrmacht insignia. And the German word for pink is Rosa. And in the meantime, I still can't find the pun.
  14. WeGo Moments

    He's got bully beef on his breath.
  15. Armored Infantry Platoon HQ

    Don't worry sburke, just buy her something nice for Xmas, and all will be forgiven.
  16. Indirect Fire

    Oh, yes. You're spot on. But, I was thinking in terms of the troops we have in the game.
  17. Jäger Division

    Just as an aside. The Germans used lei. for the light divisions, but le. for light guns. I suppose some bloke came into work on a Monday morning after spending the whole weekend on the Berliner Kindl Weisse, and thought, "Oh, I just can't be bothered with the "i" this morning.
  18. Jäger Division

    Lei. is short for Leicht (or Light). The only lei division I can find doing a quick google is the 5th who were part of the Afrika Corps in '41. And it later became the 21st Panzer Division.
  19. Indirect Fire

    I had the same problem the first time I used the German light Infantry gun in an indirect fire role, hitting buildings, trees, or anything, except the enemy. Obviously, the main job of the "Pack" was give the Airborne a chance of hitting back until they could establish Radio contact with heavier arty.
  20. CMFB Campaign: Fields of Tears

    Although I'm still struggling with "In the Fields Where the Poppies Grow"; I have downloaded this, and taken a quick peek. Thanks for putting the Mod pack and the tags together. I really appreciate people who go to the time and effort to do that. Although, I do have to hold my hands up and say, that I have removed the music mod, I can't send my boys into the walds of Germany or the forests of Belgium without Count Basie's "Jumping at the Woodside".