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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. The patch?

    For those who want a summary of the conflict in this thread that has turned so hostile, so quick: Sing, forum poster, of the rage of @Rinaldi. Black and murderous it cost the Battlefront devs incalculable pain, it pitched many countless forum posters and fanboys into the dark depths of Hell (otherwise known as graviteam tactics). Begin with the clash between squarehead-the most dedicated of forum frequenters and The mad Canuck-Rinaldi. Which issue set these two at each other’s throats this time? The 4.0 patch, the son of the immortal Steve.
  2. CM:FI AAR SLIM versus Bletchley_Geek

    No problem, you can’t let the haters get you down.
  3. CM:FI AAR SLIM versus Bletchley_Geek

    As I stated, it was an obvious jab. Miller obviously isn’t going to say it was an insult. But come on people, you don’t need to put your forces in guerrilla to see it was meant as an insult.
  4. CM:FI AAR SLIM versus Bletchley_Geek

    @IICptMillerII is implying that the people in this thread don’t know how to scout or attack properly. Hence why he specifically mentions @Rinaldi‘s video as an example of someone who does know how to both scout and attack properly. It’s a very serious assertion, I’d be curious as to what @General Jack Ripper thinks of this, given he’s the one the video seems to be directed at.
  5. @BrotherSurplice this was a good AAR. This was going to be a very difficult scenario and I’m surprised you did so well at it!
  6. Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    This image sums it up
  7. How accurate *is* CMBS?

    The sheer amount of firepower America can bring to bear is always impressive. God bless the USA, here’s to sending many more Russian drones back to Russia. It’s a shame their “vacation” had to be ruined
  8. Last I checked the game goes green, regular, veteran. No clue what “experienced” is
  9. @kinophile I never joke, especially when it comes to combat mission.
  10. I agree. All American units in Black Sea should be set to a minimum of green, if not conscript. Although I think Ukranian and Russian units need experience boosts as well. Your average Russian unit should be set to “elite” and your average Ukranian unit should be set to “Azov” (a new ranking that is above elite and only available to Ukranian forces).
  11. How accurate *is* CMBS?

    You seem to be thinking I have some specific complaint about your data or your assertion, I don’t care enough about the non-issue to test it. I’m just saying, statistically speaking, complaints about equipment that aren’t clear bugs (I.e. that bug about ukranian tanks not firing properly), are almost always soapboxes for nationalistic grandstanding. And like I said, it’s a shame as I think it shifts focus away from actual bugs (like the 4.0 infantry bug). Non-issues like “Help I lost MTLBs to bricked Bradleys, pls fix” or “help my favourite toy doesn’t do x” sadly take away from more pressing matters like “my men run like lemmings from some bolt action rifle fire and spotting rounds.” Something members like @Rinaldi and others have mentioned
  12. How accurate *is* CMBS?

    Yes, if it’s anything like almost every other debate on equipment I’ve see on this forum the answer is simple, the side complaining doesn’t want an accurate representation of reality (which is what BFC is trying to achieve) and simply wants to use the topic to grandstand about how their favoured side is “underpowered.” It really detracts from the few actual bugs that exist in the game and need fixing. As in all games, let’s follow Cranky’s advice:
  13. How accurate *is* CMBS?

    Anyone who truly believes Russian forces are considered unplayable against the US needs to take a long hard look at whether it’s the game or whether they are just not as good as they think they are.
  14. Stryker vs Bradley

    I assumed that based on @Rinaldi's reaction that Lucas was making a (bad ) joke post, and jokes are always funnier with emojis.
  15. Stryker vs Bradley

    Well 🇮 don't think you would have much luck in an argument 🤔 with a T90 when all your Stryker has is a 🅱achinegun or a 🅱renade launcher. Hopefully the guy with the Javelin is able to deal with the threat but maybe having the extra 🇦 TGM capability like the 👅 🅱radley 👅 🍆 💦 have might possibly be quite helpful when you go toe to toe ⚔ ⚔ ⚔ with Russian 🇷🇺 🅱eavy armour units which is obviously going t be the case. So, what reasons might here be NOT 💯 to add ATGM capabilty to all the Strykers assuming the budget were available to pay for the work?