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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. Hello, I come a little bit late but the helmet that he show is post-war maybe for paratroopers forces. You can take a look here : http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/headgear-steel-helmets-rkka-red-army-soviet-army/soft-tank-helmet-t34-679843/ Regards
  2. IanL can you tell me which AV do you use ? Cause I had avast before but maybe since I have a clean install another software is better ? (i'm on Windows 10).
  3. Hello, I've made a complete and fresh reinstall of my computer and now both of the games works fine in 4.00. Been a long time time that I wanted to do it because some software didn't work properly already or didn't launch anymore (and worked fine before) when I saw that even the console for activate the products crashed, I didn't have any other option. I'm pretty sure important files were removed on my computer one day (CCleaner fault maybe) and that's how everything started .... in any case thanks everyone for your help and time, I can finaly play this awesome games !
  4. Hello, Thanks for your answer, I plan in any case to do a complete new and fresh reinstallation of my PC so I can always give it a try after that. For answer RT crashed way before the 4.00 version, I played in December, January, February and I stopped, I wanted to go back in May and it crash.
  5. I hope so ... also I just buy the 4.0 version for FB and ... just like RT (the game launch that's not what I mean) the console for "activate the new product" launch and like 5 seconds after crash directly ... i can't even typing something
  6. Hello, I guess it's a lost cause ? I tried everything ... Deactivated my AV and firewall during install = Fail Remove and reinstall = Fail Install it on another partition = Fail Launch it on steam (saw one thread were it works) = Fail Dancing naked around my computer during a full moon and rainy day = Fail I absolutely change nothing at my computer whatsoever ... I bought Red thunder the 1 december 2016 and Last Blitz 11 december 2016, I put mods on this two games (skin, campaigns, sounds etc ...) and now I can only play LB without any problem (even if I remove and reinstall it).
  7. Nothing change and when I try to use the activation console on the red thunder files it crash directly ... I guess I have the most rare bug of all Or maybe my computer don't like the red army since I can play LB
  8. Hello, Thanks again for your answer, I'm home tomorrow so I will try it but I can assure you that I didn't change anything on my computer.
  9. Hello, Thanks for your answer everyone, I will try directly the 4.00 version then, but I must say ... I tried to download the demo of RT and once installed .... I can't launch it just like the full game ! But Last Blitz work just fine ... I ... just don't understand anymore, really ... Maybe I have a folder of Red thunder somewhere who block my game every time, but I will try to install the 4.0 version with no antivirus active and see what happened.
  10. Hello, nothing new the support don't respond me since a little time ... Tell me guys, when you go on the battlefront website and you check your order, on the war thunder game for downloading it again, you have this files right ?
  11. Hello, Yeah I just sent the ticket yesterday to the support didn't have the time to take care of the problem before. I bought RT the 1 December 2016, Played it all along with alot of mods, didn't play it to May 2017 to 5 July 2017 and suddendly didn't launch anymore, I didn't touch anything on my computer or on the game ... but LB still work as the first day ... Really strange I know ...
  12. Hello, Late respond but didn't have much time lately ... Just for told you I tried your astuce and that still don't work ... I bought the 4.00 version so I install the game with the 2.00 files for the complete install, Try to launch it don't work, I install the 4.00 I launch and still don't work
  13. Thanks for your answer, I will try that once the CM installer is download, since a little time my connexion is bad ... so that will take time, I will try it and tell you after if that work.
  14. I already tried 4 times to reinstall so I guess I will contact the support, thanks in any case.