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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. Coming from a guy who is used to paying third world prices 50% discount on Steam, but paid RM256 = USD60 for combat mission, and planning to buy the whole series eventually, yes it is damn well worth it!!!. My first purchase is CMBS as well.
  2. Awesome recs, I'lll check them out.
  3. RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    I want to bump this cause I could not find this thread in the first few pages. BF should really sticky all combat mission screenshots threads as they are my favorite!
  4. What a shame. Will Battlefront at least appoint someone to occasionally make some CM videos ?
  5. I am planning on watching every video by ChrisND, but I am disappointed that he has not uploaded any videos on Twitch and Youtube since 2016. I would love to see some sneak peak alpha videos on all the planned modules for this year. Just like he did for CMRT, CMBS and CMFB
  6. I found this cool wallpaper of battle for the bulge and fitted a CMFB logo on it. This wallpaper fits great on my 4k screen!
  7. I found this cool wallpaper of battle for the bulge and fitted a CMFB logo on it. This wallpaper fits great on my 4k screen!
  8. Good question but if BF is gonna make a sequel then I would prefer they go in alone and not hook up with a company that may be defunct in a couple of years.
  9. Oleksandr's Modding Space CMA

    Excellent! Keep up the good work, we need to keep CMA alive as long as possible so BF can create a CMA 2!!!
  10. Kharkov Map Sneak Peak

    Excellent!!!! I seriously can't wait to get CMRT and the new module and try out your map!
  11. How much are you guys willing to pay for a remake of CMA in 4.0 engine or with a totally new campaign all together? I am willing to put down a solid $60!
  12. Kharkov Map Sneak Peak

    How goes the work so far?
  13. Any good books?

    I can't find Battle for Rome by Casrlo D'Este but there is one by Robert Katz.
  14. Oh no wonder I had problem looking it up. I also look through and found that post 6 and page 6 were irrelevant.