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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. I’d personally love to see this added to the game.
  2. New features curiosity

    I agree there, an order to attack buildings more efficiently would be a great addition, I also think the transparent effect which could be toggled would also be a good idea, however I sometimes feel like it adds to the realism not being able to see inside properly however it would still be good
  3. Evening everyone, I was just curious as to what game features you guys would like to see in the next update/game engine. I’d love to hear your suggestions!
  4. PC Specs

    Thank you so much!
  5. PC Specs

    Hi everyone, sorry for the recent spam of posts.. I was wondering if any of you would be able to let me know about how well a pc I’ve built and will buy in the next few weeks will run CM (BN and FB) few parts as follows: •CPU- AMD Ryzen 5 1500x 3.5GHZ quad core processor •Graphics card- GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GT OCV1 •Motherboard-B350 PC Mate ATX AM4 •Memory- Corsair: Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR 3200 Any help is greatly appreciated thank you!
  6. CMBM Mods

    So I need to install 7 zip and use that? When I used win zip it extracted 3 files and a read me but the 2 files were windows media things so I’m not sure what happened
  7. CMBM Mods

    @Mord how do you get the flesh subdued terrain to work? I’ve extracted the files into my z folder as usual but the terrain hasn’t changed
  8. CMBM Mods

    @Warts 'n' all i’ve asked but he hasn’t replied, he rarely replies to comments from what I’ve seen but I think the Aris texture mod is the one he uses, thanks!
  9. CMBM Mods

    Thanks mate, I’m more interested on what terrain mod he uses in particular more than anything
  10. CMBM Mods

    Anyone know what terrain mod diplexheated uses in his combat mission videos? I believe he said he’d create a Dropbox folder and put the mods in however I can’t find it, any help is much appreciated. Thank you!
  11. AMD FPS tips

    @c3k those settings are brilliant, very smooth gameplay!
  12. AMD FPS tips

    Thanks mate! I’ll try it out
  13. AMD FPS tips

    @c3k how does the game run for you?
  14. AMD FPS tips

    Hi, anyone have any tips on improving FPS for an AMD rig? I’m sure you get asked this all the time but I couldn’t find a topic on AMD’s. Any help is much appreciated thank you!
  15. CMBN- market garden issue

    I feel so stupid, I had the wrong dates chosen that’s why the units were inaccessible. Thanks everyone for your help!