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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. Moving to Berlin

    Berlin is ugly and dirty, no one wants to live there. People there are unfriendly and stupid...better stay in Moscow.
  2. CMFB update?

    Its my opinion, its as valid as yours...live with it.
  3. CMFB update?

    Sadly playing QB solo is no fun because the AI acts mostly in a very stupid way. So even 7000 QB maps would be no argument for me to buy. I'm only interested in real scenarios (not campaigns, i hate those) with carefully and well done AI triggers...otherwise AI is to static. Oh, and i dont ever play MP, i only play SP. The "game that shall not be named" puts a focus on SP and includes a operational layer, dosn't that sound awesome ? How many times have CM players asked for a operational layer ?
  4. CMFB update?

    Well, its something differend if you do a UI overhaul and include many new gameplay and graphic features, do a AI overhaul and add a MP mode or just take a existing game (CMBN) add a few new vehicles and weapons and paint everything white (no offense towards BFC !)
  5. CMFB update?

    1. Yes, it has been long in development, but they also released significant updates to GTOS and their tank sim (which is one of the best available) as well as new DLC's. 2. Its now officially confirmed that it will be "Coming Soon" and the Devs said release is close 3. Mius Front includes a UI overhaul, many new gameplay features, new graphics features, a MP mode, a reworked AI...so no its not just new textures and vehicles, its really a new standalone game !
  6. CMFB update?

    Well only because BFC said they wont do it does not mean we cant complain about it or have a discussion. @ Raptorx7 They said its "Coming Soon" so most likely in March or April-
  7. CMFB update?

    Yes, its that game. It will be awesome !
  8. CMFB update?

    Oh yeah, STEAM is the devil and has made all other small game developers poor thats why they all live under the bridge and eat beans...thats at least what the CM Forum thinks... But think about it, if they would sell their products on STEAM they would be using the most advanced and most popular digital distribution platform and would not have to delay the game because they first need to setup a new store website which will most likely break down anyway and give you poor download speed the day CMFB is finally released.
  9. CMFB update?

    PM send
  10. CMFB update?

    Well, mentioning the name is maybe still ok but anything else (links for example) will get you banned sooner or later, there is a reason why its the "Game that shall not be named" !
  11. CMFB update?

    Haha, classic ! @ lordhedgwich I have send you a PM with the name of the "Game that shall not be named". I personally save my money for the "Game that shall not be named" instead of spending it for another CMBN with winter textures, but maybe BFC is working on new features and thats why we have this delay ? Who knows ?