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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:

      -showui

      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. Hi guys About 2 months ago all my combat missions stopped working, I had long before updated to V4, when i launch all that happens is the icon bounces for a few minutes then just goes, I redownloaded all the files but the register file that comes with the bundle takes me to macs terminal and im sure thats wrong????? and used to take me to a website? Please any suguestions, i need a fix. lol BTW i haven't upoaded new OS or anything. Im on El Capitain 10.11.6. It seems like a registering issue or a security issue?
  2. Can someone recommend a good/very good graphics card for playing CM on a Mac Pro (early 2009)? I am right now playing CM on a late-2012 iMac, with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, and 512GB of VRAM. Graphics performance is ok, but not great. I'd like to play using my 27" Dell display, but this is too much for the iMac - I have to dial the quality way down to pan smoothly and still the iMac graphics system crashes periodically. Is it reasonable to think that a Mac Pro from 2009, running OSX 10.11 from an SSD, will have better overall performance if I get a good graphics card? Can anyone give me any guidance here? I'm not a PC person, and it appears that there are about a bizzilion graphics card choices, but everyone's experience is with a Microsoft OS. Can I get a maybe 2015-vintage graphics card that gives a good $/performance balance? Thanks!!
  3. Sometimes I run CM on a headless Mac Mini connected by HDMI to a TV. Despite having the Mac itself set to 1080p when it's connected to the TV I only get about 4 bog standard PC type resolution settings under 'Options' in CM with the result that it generally looks squashed and stretched, a problem I don't have when using Airplay from the Mac laptop. I've done some searching and seen references to editing the text display file in the main game directory but for the life of me I can't find that in the Mac version anywhere.
  4. Just experienced a very odd behavior of my cursor when playing CMBN and CMRT. When I opened the PBEM scenarios "Dunes of E...." in CMBN Market Garden and "Angriff" in CMRT, my cursor became very "choppy" almost like the cursor was sticking. This happens only in CMBN and CMRT. I tested it in CMSF, CMBS, CMFB, and CMFI, and the cursor worked perfectly in those titles. I enabled my Apple Bluetooth Magic Mouse and tried it. It worked perfectly CMBN and CMRT, so it appears limited to the Razer Naga mouse. I had downloaded and installed SW updates to both my desktop Mac Pro and my Naga within the last month (both are the latest SW). The Naga worked perfectly in both titles before the downloads. Looking for any suggestions to correct the issue. (Replacing the Mac with a Windows machine is not an acceptable suggestion :-D)
  5. Mac Users

    Since Combat Mission originated on the Mac, how will the Combat Mission series be implementing the Touch Bar? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/10/28/im-in-love-with-the-touch-bar-im-not-sure-how-much-ill-use-it/?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-technology%3Ahomepage%2Fcard
  6. Hi all, I thought that my Macbook 12" with Core m7 will run CMFB, albeit not on max settings of course. I have activated the app successfully, but then it will not launch, jumps once in the Dock and quits itself. Graphics card (HD 515) should not be an issue as this engine shall be running even on much older HD4000. Is the processor the problem? It is certainly faster then the minimal 2.2 C2D, only the base clock speed is slower. Or am I missing something else? Thanks, Sedak
  7. Is there any plans on porting Strategic Command GC to mac? If not, do anybody know of a way to play it on a mac? wine etc?
  8. I have run CMSF without any issues since OSX 10.6. In February I upgraded my Macbook Pro to OSX 10.10.3. Today, I tried to run CMSF and received an error message trying to begin the game. I could not even get to the opening screen. My Mac has: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 4 GB of memory Never had an issue running the game before. Has anyone else had this problem?
  9. Any plans on porting it too mac?
  10. Do you currently have any plans on porting SC WW1 to mac? (i hope you do!)
  11. Hello everyone. John Kettler and I are attempting to have a PBEM game in CMBN. I don't know what difficulties he's been having because I don't own a Mac, and those things are utterly incomprehensible. I did notice something, after I finally received a turn from John, I placed the Lost Cats 002.ema file into my Incoming Email folder, but CMBN did not recognize the file and it did not appear in my saved game list. Now the file is physically present in the proper folder, but Combat Mission has decided it doesn't exist. Are the PC and Mac versions of CMBN compatible, or is there something else going on? Respectfully, SLIM
  12. when I download the game, I get a .pkg file, the installer only gives me the option to upgrade my game, though it clearly says the bundle includes the base game, when I try to install it only gives me a documents folder, I tried to contact Battlefront directly but they told me the issue had been resolved, if someone could help me out or redirect me to a post where this has been solved you will have my eternal gratitude, I'm on a Mac 10.9.5
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