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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. Fury Movie Discussion.

    Without wanting to go into any controversial stuff, then I thought Fury was a poor movie.. The Brad Pitt character is a bit of a cliche, the whole story of "soldier has seen it all, is tough but has a very soft side" has been done to death much better before. As for the fighting sequences, then I was not overly impressed either.. the Tiger dance is a bit dumb and the attack on the AT guns should have been absolute suicide even if the guns was poorly sited. Overall a decent movie, with some nice scenes, but lacking in depth and some of the fighting is very Hollywoodesque
  2. Shadows in CM2 Games Again

    it is a tricky one... I cant seem to get rid off the flickering.. there is always a panel or a side on a tank that flickers. Luckily I seem to be to limit it, but it does kills the immersion a bit when you have a IS-2 rolling up looking like a 1970s disco ball.
  3. Shadows in CM2 Games Again

    Hi.. I would be very grateful if somebody would post their NVIDIA settings. I tried to check the old thread but it seems like the images are no longer up. I cant seem to get rid off the flickering of the shadows.
  4. Thanks for the exhaustive explanaition. I think I will give it a shot if it goes on sale. Sounds like a good laugh and a nice distraction from some of the super difficult scenarios that we face in combat mission where usually I get destroyed the first couple of times I play them
  5. I think I would probably agree with your pov. I love cnmao, war in the east, hoi 3 command operations etc but hoi 4 I find a bit too arcady. And I never really got into airland battle and European escalation. Too many clicks and not enough planning and immersion.
  6. Just curious if anybody plays both the Combat Mission games and Steel Division? I do not own it, and despite the beautiful graphics, then it does seem like Command and Conquer set in Normandy. Has anybody on the forum tried it out?
  7. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    very nice.. what mods are you using?
  8. Anybody care to post their settings? I have also had them wiped out and I cant remember what I had put
  9. Good point. I am still sometimes playing a bit too Rambo like. Rushing men forward without thinking of indirect fire, casualties or command and control. And ending up with massive casualties and pinned down
  10. Good to know. Looks like I am going to ha e to take better care. My poor paratroops are getting absolutely gutted in the road to maubourg (spelling).
  11. Thanks for the quick answer. Does it have any effect on the game? As far as I can see it doesn't matter whether you leave them wounded or whether you give them assistance.
  12. Just a really dumb question, but here goes anyways. In the game it doesn't matter whether you pause to treat the wounded? I might have missed in the manual but it seems to me that it doesn't matter whether the medics are brought into play. Thanks for any explanations.
  13. Thanks. I will try to follow MOS instructions
  14. C2 is definitely an area that I have to improve. Do you in general ever let a squad or section go out of c2 (except for the odd recon party)?