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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. Russian army under equipped?

    We already have very lots of different platforms - T-72, T-80 and T-90; BMP-2\3, BTR-80\82; BMD-2, BMD-3, BMD-4 and BMD-4M, BTR-D, Rakushka, a multitude of light wheeled vehicles such as Gaz Tigh, UAZ, Kamaz and so on. Soviet Union had real nightmare - three MBT and so on. But until the end of 1980th US had the same problem - M48, M60 and M1, for example. New toys come and old toys stay on in servise. About economy. We ourselves produce the whole set of military units (MBT, APC, AFV, artillery, helicopters, jets, missiles, satellites, military high-tech and so on) and if Saudi have to pay dollars to buy military equipment, then we have national currency. In many ways our tanks, BMP, Su or Migs and other toys are cheaper that western ones only because our engineers ans workers have wages, which are lower than western ones (miracles don't happen!). I mean that it would be more reasonable to account military budgets based on purchasing power parity. Take to account that russian economy are not real market economy. Therefore it is very hard to forecast the real capabilities of russian MoD. For instance in the Soviet Union we had very complex finance system, which used non-cash currency (units of account) and common rouble, and they didn't cross; that's why it is impossible to account real soviet military budget.
  2. Russian army under equipped?

    The origin of this 'news' is regional news site https://kikonline.ru/2017/08/09/kogda-re****sya-sudba-kmz/ Give attention to the moment that those words about K-25 were said by the former deputy of chief engineer-specialist of mass production. From the beginning some old specialists and engineers didn't like the concepts of new armored platforms, some had another projects and concepts and they had been out of the work. Actually it is just his personally opinion, which was sounded during the meeting of veterans of industry on the problem of KMZ. There isn't official info about the cancellation of Kurganets-25. And some recent news about KMZ and K-25 - http://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=458749 It seems to be an internal quarrel in our military industry as we had it in 2008-2011. At this moment our leaders are conducting some strange changes concerning state corporations (RosTec for instance) in the field of military industry. And we have very weird situation about KMZ, RosTec and CTP, the problem of managment... All it looks as if they'd plan to form real industry monster (on the base of RosTec). Some awared of this problem persons say that K-25 is OK, but It is very hard for me to give you clear information.
  3. QB maps on Black Sea are disgusting almost all, but the converted RT maps have been delicious. I thought anyone could convert maps from BN or FI as well as it was made relatively RT. Otherwise is there any Map Converter?
  4. CM games I'd like to see

    I just leave this here....
  5. Ukrainian Side is Seriously Underpowered

    I think that the russians and the ukrainians should have MTLBM with AGS, MTLBM with NSVT\Kord, both sides use it.
  6. Colorful Russian expressions for sound mods

    Da yob tvoyu mat... I think i'd be great if i could hear my soldier's swearing during a battle. Hm... should i be banned for russian maht?)
  7. Ukrainian Side is Seriously Underpowered

    I know about it) But we have fictional storyline, all sides prepared to fight and it would be logical if Ukraine might use Kvitnik with 2S3M as well as 2S19. And I think, BF must give us the option of ammo for support.
  8. Ukrainian Side is Seriously Underpowered

    Yea, no more than 6 passangers in fighting compartment, but it would be better than old BMP-1\2. And 15-20 BMP-1U were used in Russian-Gergian War (2008). First photo - georgian BMP-1U captured by RUArmy.
  9. Ukrainian Side is Seriously Underpowered

    Hm, it was fixed in 2.0? I play 2.0, i didn't buy 2.10 update. And why does'nt ukranian 2S3M have ''Kvitnik''?
  10. Russian army under equipped?

    Upgraded AK-74M (ОКР 6Ч63) without toys)
  11. Ukrainian Side is Seriously Underpowered

    You should ask BMP-1U, about 20-30 BMP-1U were used by Georgia in 2008. UkrArmy got about 10-12 BMP-1U. Unfortunately, now they are being saved as far as possible from war. From point of view of fictional storyline, It'd be reasonably to upgrade some BMP-1. This IFV was involved in 2008-war, so i think it would be logical to add BMP-1U in the game. P.S. I have a question. Why does the ukrainian 2S1 have russian ''Kitolov''?