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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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    Sorry for late answer... Reinstalled the game and it is fixed now! Thanks everyone!

    Thank you for the answer. All .brz are there in the game directory, can't say if the game is using it right... I'll reinstall the game, probably tomorrow cuz it's already late here.
  3. Hello, guys! I just installed the Marines + British + NATO bundle and all text in my game is messy. For example, when I choose to quick battle, instead of faction it appears "Service" and in the dropdown list the faction names are "Stummel, Troop Recce, TRP, Bren L4, C15, G82 and Driver". When I select squads in game their names sometimes are "Shilka" and other weird names. Is this okay? It's just me not understanding any new text of the game after the bundle? Should I reinstall the game? Thx in advance! PS: Can't take screenshots of the game, the paste is just all black.
  4. Where can I find CMSF User made maps?

    I can only p-lay games on friday or weekend, thanks anyway guys! Thanks!
  5. Is there a specifc website? Thx in advance

    I agree, the man is a hero. Thx Mr. @Schrullenhaft I'll be at Canada too from 16 of december to 15 of january. I was asking because buying physical copies lets me escape brazilian absurd taxes. But I agree, digital media is way better. Every dollar for us is 1 real multiplied by 3.5. If I compare with steam, Black Sea is way more expensive than Total War Warhammer on launch. But the CM series are a beautiful... been playing a lot now had no problems anymore, what a game...
  7. Hello, people! Is there any way to have unconventional and US army together on a mission? Like a joint operation with US special forces guiding Syrian rebels? Thanks in advance!

    Fixed! (At least no crashes for like 1 hr of play, neither for starting and quiting the game) Looks like this is a brazilian problem. The bank .exes I told you was the problem. I found a software called Warsaw from GAS Tecnologia. core.exe and gbpsv.exe was beign generated by this software and somehow crashing the game, probably because of the license. This is an old software from one of the brazilian bank apps. I uninstalled it, both .exe disappeared and the game stop crashing. If ou guys have more brazilian costumers experiencing this problem tell them to delete this software. We actually dont need these bank apps on PC anymore because we can use them on smartphone now, so its better to just delete them, they keep interfering in other programs. Thank you guys so much for your patience and attention!!! May I ask... I'll be at NY on 15 of january to 19, do you guys have physical copies on sotres over there?

    I just reinstalled it and tried starting the game, quiting and starting again. I could start it 5 times but on the 6th the game stopped starting again. It just gives a quick loading on the cursor and it does nothing. As I was writting this post I tried starting it again and it was succesful, I quitted tried again and no success. I keep giving attempts to start it and I can't predict when it will work, its random. Today is lauching more than expected at least. I played for 30 minutes and the game crashed, but now I could launch back after the crash. I launched once, quitted and couldnt launch anymore. Very weird bug. Even when crashing on launch, the game appears on processes tab. I'll try switch to intel hd graphics to see if the problem is the video card. The only possible thing that in my processes tab that could be interfering with the game is a brazilian bank app that runs two processes: gbpsv.exe (g buster browser defence) and core.exe, but I doubt that it is. Do you know how can I see in event viewer what is crashing the game? This is my processes tab: When I had CMN I had no problem ever, games are differente in any way?
  10. CMSF CTD

    I disabled the office platform and still had ctd. Yes, I bought the patch. Ill uninstall the game and install the free battlefront 121 patch then and see if that is the problem. I dont believe that is the problem cause the game worked fine on my other pc. I have 200+ games on my pc, the only one glitching right now is cmsf. Thats whats keeping me from cleaning my pc from zero. By the way, my win 7 64 bit is original. Thanks!
  11. CMSF CTD

    Tried on my dad's PC, runs perfectly, just install and play as long as I want no need for anything else. It is a Win 7 32 bit, intel core 2, 8 gb ram, NVIDIA Geforce GT 710, gigabyte motherboard. That doenst mean its solved, I need it to run on my PC.
  12. CMSF CTD

    Tried on my Laptop, I7 core, Win 10 64 bits, 8 gb ram, AMD Radeon R7 M265, game won't even start.
  13. CMSF CTD

    I found a way to stop Office Software Protection, CMSF became able to start, disabled the Software Protection too, but the game crashed again and wont start back. I tested all of this with DEP on, going to try with him off and with CM Shock Force and Runservice.exe ticked. Im almost 4 to 5 hours today trying to find a solution. I still think this Office Software Protection Platform and Software Protection SPP is related to the game crashing, but theres something more. What do you think? Edit: Tested with DEP off, no good results. Even the IP block couldn't be solved.