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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. Even with only these 2 i would be very happy. *Looks at your profile picture* You don't say... xD (im a commando fanboy myself).
  2. They were operating behind enemy lines supporting partisans, ambushing german convoys and generally sabotaging the enemy. I do admit they are very small scale operations however there are even smaller CMBN scenarios so why not...
  3. Personally i'd like to see the SAS and their special jeeps
  4. Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    This and i can die happy.
  5. Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    It is a problem because what's the point of a BAR if you cannot suppress the enemy with some automatic fire? you could shoot single shots just fine with garands.
  6. Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    You misunderstand, this is exactly the problem, it is currently in mechanized infantry and it is not present in airborne infantry, a issue that i presume has been fixed? Edit: i agree on the bren/bar single shot problem, they make british sections even weaker than they normally are
  7. Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    Also fixes the errors in QB formations i hope? like the vickers k jeeps in airborne and not mechanized inf?
  8. Infantry Movement Bug?

    I just experienced this bug on the "Merveilles a Merville" scenario, basically the paras just ignore the marked minefield and just use a wide formation that triggers the mines, killing everyone around, then they panic and the tacAI sends them off the path and its just massacre. http://www.thefewgoodmen.com/tsd3/combat-mission-battle-for-normandy/cm-battles-for-normandy/merveilles-a-merville-assault-on-merville-battery/ P.S: im on engine 4
  9. I see, thanks for the update
  10. Quoting your fotress italy christmas bone post "An Elite Forces Pack that includes such things as Commandos and 1st Special Service Force. This would be a pretty small Pack, and may just get rolled into something else. Details are murky at this point. " Could you tell us what happened to this pack?
  11. Could we have some more information about that "special forces" pack you mentioned a while ago? will we see commandos in CMFI or CMBN?
  12. It appears there is a problem with the spawn of enemy vehicles https://imgur.com/a/8GGjj Also are the germans supposed to just mindlessly charge my paratroopers and get mowed down from every direction? this seems a common theme for every mission that involves british paras, or maybe im just too good for this game https://imgur.com/a/2F02N
  13. Any news about CMFI 4.0 release

    I just want commandos, that's all i ask xD
  14. Im noticing there are a lot of problems with formations since engine 4, like the british airborne recce squadron. Personally i dont think these were intended and im waiting for a patch eagerly...
  15. I tried to get the said mod (it should change the loading screens to maps of the situation in europe during 1944) to work but when i put it in the Z folder my loading screen remain the same, did anyone manage to get it to work?