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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. Update problem

    Awesome, many thanks.
  2. How to hold fire?

    Many thanks, guys, having now used the arc method I can see the tactical possibilities. Cheers
  3. How to hold fire?

    Many thanks, MOS ill give this a go. Considering the detail of the game, one would have thought there would be a button for Hold fire.
  4. How to hold fire?

    Hi all. How can I get my troops to hold fire until I give them the command please? Cheers
  5. Update problem

    Re-instaled the 1.04 patch and all is working ok now. I am still interested in upgrading to the new 4.0 engine upgrade though. Can anyone tell me how I go about purchasing the new engine? Cheers.
  6. Update problem

    Many thanks. I did not realise I had to purchase an upgrade. Does the upgrade add anything new? Edit: I just noticed the advert for Battle Pack 1. Is this what I need to purchase?
  7. Update problem

    Hi all. Not played the sim in quite some time. Have just updated BS from the patch page on the main site. There were 2 patches, 1.04 and 2.10. Every time I try to launch the game I now get a popup that says "Licence failure: Game engine 4 is required. Please run the activate product utility and enter the licence key." Does this mean my original key?
  8. New PC how to download installer?

    Cheers, all, will have a dig in my mail later. Has there been any big updates or expansion over the last year?
  9. Hi all, been some time since I was last online or played CMBS. My PC died and I forgot what email account my account was registered with... But now I have a new PC and found my account details at last Can anyone give me some details of how to download the game once more, please?
  10. Documentaries featuring Bradley, M1 Abrams etc?

    Many thanks Raptor
  11. Moding tutorial or video?

    Great stuff, Yes I have PS. Thanks Zvero
  12. Documentaries featuring Bradley, M1 Abrams etc?

    Epic, many thanks
  13. Documentaries featuring Bradley, M1 Abrams etc?

    Yep, anything really
  14. Black Sea sale?

    I am already considering the purchase of CMSF. There seems to be a huge amount of content both official and mods for this title But saying that CMFI also looks like a theatre I must visit haha
  15. Documentaries featuring Bradley, M1 Abrams etc?

    Back on topic, combat footage would be great as well.