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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. Finding opponents?

    What alpha said. You probably won't notice the difference, as there really isn't many significant differences. Hull down and combine squad commands are really the two noticeable ones.
  2. CM games I'd like to see

    I'm not really much of a history person so nothing too specific. But the two I would think would be cool is Vietnam or Something WW1. Or, on the positively never going to happen side, a Warhammer 40k themed one. Because nobody apparently knows how to make a good 40k game.
  3. I'm not an expert, and am not as technical as i'd like to be,and you probably already thought of it, but have you tried running as administrator? Basic, but that helps some weird problems sometimes. I'm using windows 10 and they work fine. You said you already reinstalled graphics drivers, and made sure your GPU is up to date?
  4. Sexual harassment (and worse) in gaming

    It should matter. It's about the fact that when people believe lies on the internet, everyone that isn't you or me is going to believe that ALL gamers are like that. Information needs to come from a reliable source, and I think that if we take information, it should be from somewhere we can trust. Unless you want the general public to automatically assume we are all pedophiles and ,murderers. That's how she makes it sound We can't fix a problem if we don't have facts.
  5. Sexual harassment (and worse) in gaming

    My issue is that she seems to be attacking geeks and making stuff up to draw negative attention. Of course you can't prove that it isn't true, but you can't prove it isn't made up either. It's just that a lot of her experiences seem to be highly unlikely, or massively exaggerated. People do this all the time. They try to further their agenda, while attacking other people and using them as a scapegoat. It happens to video games all the time, and usually it's just to cause a riot more than anything else. It's not "blowing off the issue" to me, it's just that we shouldn't be taking information based from biased or false information. We should be welcoming of anyone, but when we give someone on the internet attention for giving slanderous and hateful information, we not only reinforce people doing such things for the publicity, it also makes everyone in that hobby look bad. But thankfully everyone I've seen is very welcoming towards everyone. Thank you, nice to meet you. Sorry that you had to have such an experience. I wasn't trying to say that such things don't happen, its just that I would think any police officer who would want to keep their job would call someone a "slut' over the telephone. They surely record phone calls, and I think it's unlikely that he would do that. Or it's the most hateful police station ever.
  6. Sexual harassment (and worse) in gaming

    I'm just saying that the article is nonsense. I'm saying that it's a serious issue, but we shouldn't listen and give attention to people who are biased and attack other groups themselves.The article is less about equality and more about making the nerds look bad.
  7. Sexual harassment (and worse) in gaming

    I don't understand what you mean. I agree that anyone getting harassed is unacceptable, but I also don't encourage people pretending to be victims, and drawing attention to false, or wildy exaggerated articles that seem to be attacking a group. There might be some small grain of truth in some of the examples she gives, but I'm sure most of it is bull****, or that she is outright lying for attention. The reason you don't see many women is because it simply isn't aimed towards them. Most think it looks boring or stupid, I have actually heard this from them, same thing with things like MTG. Wargames are aimed towards males. If they wanted to play the games I don't think that a couple of assholes would stop them. Would you stop doing something you enjoy because of a few people? You would just find someone else to play with. Apparently Malifaux draws a lot of women in though.
  8. Sexual harassment (and worse) in gaming

    That article is so fake it's incredible. She just wrote that to get attention to herself by pretending to be a victim. Wargamers are a scary bunch, but do you really believe ithat a police officer called her a drunk slut over the telephone? Or the part of chanting "Old enough to bleed"? Harassment exists, but this person is just spouting out nonsense to create drama. Every time I have ever been into a game store the guys seem more loud and obnoxious than anything else. They all seem really eager to get more people into the games. And I also think that it's far worse online. Most people aren't going to act that belligerent in person.
  9. What's the most advanced wargame you can buy?

    Except for the fact I don't have anyone to play with. I'm pretty sure I've heard of that game before. Isn't that that the game that was literally designed by a rocket scientist?
  10. What's the most advanced wargame you can buy?

    Yeah, I was thinking about picking that one up, too. It looks neat, but I think I would prefer ground combat.
  11. Yes, but it also says that the 3d graphics of the foilage isn't considered. I assumed that included the tree leaves.
  12. What's the most advanced wargame you can buy?

    I have havel most of those. Men of War is actually what made me want to look for more realistic games.I was looking at Steel Division and Steel Panther. I was also debating on buying War in the East, but I'm not sure if I would like a game on that scale.
  13. What's the most advanced wargame you can buy?

    I realize that it's a really dumb question, but I was just wondering what similar games people on here play. Was thinking about buying something on the operational sxale, but I don't know if I would enjoy the way they play.
  14. Appreciate the info, thank you. Although I'm not sure I completely understand. From what I gathered, the bushes with the exception of those really thick ones (like in the screenshot with the forward observer), and the leaves on the tress don't affect anything, only trunks block vision and fire. Is there more info on the spotting rules anywhere? I'm actually doing a PBEM with someone now and I would like to be able to make an educated guess as to if his tanks can see my guys. I would assume that tanks have shoddy vision ranges with the spotter dowm, but I know next to nothing about military hardware aside from some generalizations I learned from other games.
  15. Not sure if I'm not understanding how spotting works or what, but it seems off. I consistently get ai that seems to see through trees and bushes, and the same for my guys. There are times when I swear that guys shouldn't be able to see something and they do. Example. My guys in the woods. The guy closer up is part of a different team and can't see the guy in question. The guy they can see. The camera is oriented towards him in the screenshot above. Is there some extremely tiny gap in the leaves, or do leaves and bushes not block LOS? Edit. Had another shot of the targeting line but it wont let me post three images.