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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. Thak you very much, this will be very helpfull Lookig at the first one now)
  2. Glad I'm not alone then... Part of the fun is researching and finding out what is exactly the equipment we are playing with. The random factor and the quality setting (also in QB indeed) (together with -I forgot the exact term- "leadership" of the commanders) makes it all even more realistic... witch is great of course.
  3. ... that's to bad...
  4. Thanks for the reply. The dealership mods allready very close to what I was looking for, thank you ! I played a bit of "Command, Modern Air / Naval operations", and a bit of "War in the West". All those have detailed info about units and weapons in game, and I find it both interesting and helping in the game, very immersive allso. I was hoping to find something "encyclopedisch" about everything here on line, since it is such an active community here (your fast reply is proof ), but no luck finding anything. It would indeed be quite a job to make such a listing (even without details) I was looking for an overview of all troops, as they appear in "troop selection" for QB, together with their arms, the link you gave comes close to that, thank you again (and to the maker of the mod of course ! ) I allready found the execellent armchair general video's, they are of great help indeed, thank you. I will enjoy this very much indeed (allready am enjoying), I'm a fan ! (Bought CMBS, CM BFN-complete bundle, and CM FB, so really going for it, bow just get to the playing - the "good" way, not just mocking around ) Thank you !
  5. Hello, I was wondering if there was somewhere a listing of troops, together with weapons would be even greater, in the different Combat Mission games, to be found on the internet ? I googled and searched, but did not find anything. I have found a great overvieuw of all scenario's, quick battles and campaigns ( http://www.combatmission.lesliesoftware.com/# GREAT JOB btw, thanks ! ), so I hoped there would be something similar for the Order of Battle and Table of Equipment ... (I know there's the Encyclopedia in the game manual) Just "found" this game about a week ago, (not on steam, so I overlooked it completely) and very very much loving it, this is what I looked for in a war game ! Thanks for the great game, and the great community work around it ! greetings, Freddy