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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. CMFB - Building Mods

    No, me neither. Maybe on about this mod, winter bulge. i think part of it contains buildings
  2. CMFB - Building Mods

    Andy If you find them let me know please mate, would not mind taking a look at them myself regards slipper
  3. CMRT Campaign: The Last Bridge

    thanks Michael. pm sent
  4. CMRT Campaign: The Last Bridge

    Dragonwyn Those shots look amazing, well done mate. Only just getting back into CM after a while away. Is there an updated list of your scenarios/campaigns anywhere please? ANd where can i download them? Regards slipper
  5. Normandy maps

    Bletchley thats exactly what i was looking for!! Thanks very much for your help everyone, i will also check out some of the CM maps. Downloaded campaigns etc, but not really bothered with maps. Thanks again all. regards slipper
  6. Normandy maps

    Thanks for your replies. Ian Dalglishs' book is one i have, and is really good, but also one of the books i am struggling with, as i have to keep cross referencing to see where in the bigger picture each small battle occurs. There is an overview map on p.10-11 which is the sort of map with detail i am looking for, if i could find a larger version of that map it would be ideal. I have a few of the atlas style books, and they are a little to large (fussy git aren't i :)). Something about 1:25000 scale or larger, but not a modern map. thanks again for your suggestions.
  7. I'm catching up on a few books related to operations in Normandy, mainly in the British sector such as Epsom, Bluecoat, Goodwood etc.I must admit to getting a bit bogged down when it comes to visualising where villages and descriptions of actions fit into the overall picture. Therefore i am looking for a good map or maps of the Normandy area that has good detail and is representative of the area at this time, any one have any suggestions please? Checked out some modern maps, but with developments such as new roads, railways and bulidings they are not that good. Searched online but have not really found anything suitable. Any help appreciated. slipper
  8. Hi all Anyone know if the CMBN all in one bundle also includes 'The Great Swan' battle pack as well please? Thanks
  9. The Scottish Corridor Thread

    Thanks for your help.
  10. The Scottish Corridor Thread

    Ah i see, sorry. i don't have it yet, still saving up. Does that mean paper tigers 'Road to Nijmegen' is part of MG as well then? Thanks.
  11. The Scottish Corridor Thread

    Anyone please know where i may get a copy of this campaign please? Along with paper tigers other WW2 campaigns. I have searched TSD and the repository here with no luck. Thanks for any assistance. regards slipper
  12. Thanks vein for the links, unfortunately two are not working pm sent with details. Thanks again, superb mods regards slipper
  13. pm sent for any uniform mods please vein. Thanks in advance. regards slippy
  14. installing mods?

    Thank you both for taking the time to reply, all understood. cheers slippy
  15. Sorry if iam being a little slow. I have downloaded several mods, and created a z folder in my Battlefront/CombatMissionRedThunder/Data/ directory. I have noticed though that some mods have just a .bmp and no folder structure, whilst for others the .bmp may be contained in one or two folders. Does the depth of the folder structure matter? Or does the game just search for a particular .bmp and not take into account folder depth? Thanks for any help slipper