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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. CMRT Campaign: Rattenkrieg

    Is there any way to call off the Stuka in the 2nd mission? I cant win because my own plane keeps bombing and strafing me. EDIT: I won right after posting this.
  2. Come And See

    Anybody seen this great film? After watching it it has definitely made me want to cyka my blyat. Great film but ****ed up. Not your typical war movie.
  3. Lower framerate with sound on

    FIXED! I have all my CM games on Steam and launching it from there caused the issue. Now, I just launch it from the desktop as admin and its flawless!
  4. Lower framerate with sound on

    Are there any fixes? I dont have the 4.0 upgrade or an SSD. All hard drive.
  5. Lower framerate with sound on

    I do use sound mods and I tried running the game without the sound mods but I have the same issue.
  6. My framerate drops when I zoom in on my troops making movements but when I turn the sound off it starts to run smooth as butter. Is this just a matter of poor optimization?
  7. CM: Shock Force 2 Wish List

    Well, I think I just busted a nut.
  8. New Campaign - needs testers

    Is this gonna be about Muj vs Afghan government? I dont know much about the pre-invasion era.
  9. Definitely a goof. ****, maybe even a gaff?
  10. Try it and report back with your results.
  11. Still no briefings. Strange that its not popping up for me. Erwin, the briefing only showed up for the first mission. How about the others?
  12. I tried each of your download links but I still dont get the briefing. Im on the third mission.
  13. I dont know if its just me but I tried the download link to fix just the briefings but it didnt work. When I start a mission and click on Briefing it doesnt even pop up.
  14. Just beat the first mission. Loving the campaign so far! Definitely a challenge.