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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. Area target question

    this approach isn't applicable for vehicles, unfortunately
  2. Area target question

    Yes i did. Unfortunatelly mg and mortar start to redeploy with relative consequences.
  3. Area target question

    I'm surprised that such expirienced player as c3k didn't know this trick . Althought i have to warn you that sometimes you may see a bug- your unit doesn't shoot while paused, all soldiers just sit in "waiting" status till the pause will end to execute next command. At least i met this bug when my troops revealed the enemy on previous turn. Then, the next turn i set target area shooting of suspected positions(to floating icon), gave them a pause for 30 sec's and run to a new position to evade returning fire. My troops were waiting till the end of a pause doing nothing, then escaped. You should be careful with this "pause" order. I suspect that it depends on order of commands you given to it. I'll have a try but the correct order of commands IMHO is this: move->shoot from 1st waypoint->plot next move(not pause!), drag and drop it on the 1st waypoint->only then set a pause for 1st waypoint->set new target for 2nd waypoint, etc.
  4. Area target question

    I would rather reask this quistion this way: is it possible to target different action spots in the same turn? Yes, it is possible, at least for infantry(not support weapons). Do next: 1. Give move order to the tile where you want to shoot from initally 2. then give target order from this waypoint to the aimed area 3. then set the pause, to let your unit shoot during this pause 4. then plot another move order to anywhere else. 5 DRAG and DROP the second waypoint on the same tile where 1st waypoint located. The 1st waypoint will look like pyramide, the 2nd one will look like a ball. 6. Choose the 2nd waypoint(the ball) and give target (or target light) order to another direction. This way your infantry will move to the 1st point, then shoot 1st aim during the pause you've set, then switch to another aim and shoot at it WITHIN one turn.
  5. Oleksandr's Modding Space

    Thank you for new skins, m8. Дякую за нові скіни. Вони набагато реалістичніши.
  6. Crash on launch

    Do you know whether devs plan to adopt CM series with Linux? This OS would be much more reliable for many cpu models i suppose
  7. Crash on launch

    I tryed all avalable patches for intel hd 3000, it works only if i run in a "fix compatibility mode(compatible with win xp?)". I translated this from rus win7, not sure that i did it correctly. It works with bugs though(lags, fonts etc.)
  8. Crash on launch

    Thank you, hope it helps
  9. Crash on launch

    "UNINSTALL your current driver and then (possibly after a reboot) install the new driver" hope this will help. What if i run CMBS on Linux, do u think it might help?
  10. Crash on launch

    same problem for me, but installing of driver didn't help(Dell Latitude E6420. Mobile DualCore Intel Core i5-2520M,Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000) Win 7 64-bit