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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. GrogHeads Readers Choice Awards voting is open

    Wow! I haven't played any of those games.
  2. Any news about CMFI 4.0 release

    Just bumping this up to remind Battlefront about those supply units and flamethrowes!
  3. I want to see a couple of screenshots of the new sikh troops in action!
  4. Anticipatory post for CM:Stalingrad!

    Sadly I don't have the time to do that. You will have to purchase the book. If you have the money it's worth every penny.
  5. Anticipatory post for CM:Stalingrad!

    The best account of this episode is in Michael K. Jones book on Stalingrad.
  6. Looking for a source on German camo

    Thanks Michael!
  7. I'm looking for a book or a website that shows the type of camo the Germans used on their vehicles through the war (1939-1945) and theaters. If there are explanations as to why that camo was chosen, even better.
  8. Attention, MARKET GARDEN model buffs!

    10 pounds gets you the file, you still need a 3D printer with good resolution to print it, or send it somewhere to be printed. But I have to say that those models look super nice.
  9. Combat Mission Discord?

    Sounds like a good idea.
  10. I have recently purchased the Band of Brothers starter set for BA and have always been interested in the Warsaw Uprising, but I missed this one. I wouldn't have contributed anyway because I need to finish and test the starter set first! Those Błyskawica armed soldiers look really sweet.
  11. Combat Mission: Modding tools

    If this games get truly moddable like the old Close Combats, then it's full potential will show. You are doing an amazing job sbobovyc!
  12. Healthy Computer Gaming

    I get up so many times to drink water that I don't really need a timer. But yes, I have read at least a story of a gamer girl dying because of this. But it might even happen to you if you work 8 hours in an office.
  13. Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    I'm still waiting for those screenshots!
  14. Turkish army enters Syria

    A few days ago members of the Free Syrian Army allies of Turkey attacking Afrin cut the breasts of a dead YPJ fighter and kicked the body. Isn't this considered a war crime? How does NATO permits this behavior on it's allies? Not to mention the more than 100 civilian casualties caused by Turkey bombing civilian villages.
  15. Turkish army enters Syria

    Of course they are not fighting ISIS, there is no ISIS in Afrin! When I said "Of course they are" it was regarding this part of the quote: "I don't think they are claiming to be fighting ISIS". What I mean is that they are claiming to be fighting against Kurds and ISIS but there is no ISIS in Afrin.