Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Battlefront.com

      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
    • Battlefront.com

      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
Sign in to follow this  
Panzer General

Thanks for nothing, Battlefront.

Recommended Posts

It was specifically said in the AoC forum there wasn't going to be any kind of compilation pack. Thanks for penalizing the people who were early adopters of AoC. I bought it right off the bat. Now I'm going to pay $10 more for both if I want AoD? This is wrong.

You shouldn't have had the pack after saying you weren't going to. It's a big **** YOU to your customers who were loyal and bought AoC right away when it came out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Panzer General,

Sorry to hear this and I can only find this thread where the question was asked if there would be any packages for AoC that included GOLD:

http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=109101

The only other thread I can find is if there would be an AoD bundle with the Global base game and the answer in that thread was that there were no plans for that either:

http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=109099&highlight=package&page=2

However I can see how that answer might have been misinterpreted as that there would be no bundles of the AoC/AoD expansions together, but it really was intended to mean that there would be no base game + AoC or AoD bundles planned... honest.

I can say that as this was something we discussed on our end, i.e. whether or not this would be a possibility, as only this question had come up, and the idea to bundle the two new expansions together was only an idea that was discussed (on our end) just this past Thursday.

If there is another thread I've missed please do direct it towards me because I really don't remember the discussion of the two expansions being bundled together and if so then you have my apologies.

Hubert

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

- I can understand how Panzer General feels :( though I don't remember a thread or post about an AoC-AoD only bundle either.

- Usually there is always some kind of bundle deal coming with new SC games/expansions (eh I got the SCII-Gold and SCI-Break like that ^^).

- Since the threads linked by Hubert above ruled out a bundle including SCII-Gold for AoC/AoD, an AoC+AoD bundle was quite probable as there was already a SCII-Gold Bundle.

- And as we got to play AoC before those going for the bundle it was somehow fair to pay more for AoC (25$ instead of 20$).

- Still, I hoped for some kind of bargain on AoD alone for those already having AoC (something like 20$ instead of 25$).

- Well, who knows, maybe Battlefront will be kind enough to give us some kind of coupon code on AoD using our license key for AoC :P .

- Anyway it's "only" 5$ so I'll see it as a way of supporting SC development team, but I'll still wait a bit to get AoD just in case ;) .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I understand how Strategiclayabout feels about the price, I was more than surprised to see a price reduction on the bundle just a little more than a month after AoC was released.

However, the $5 is going to an excellent cause: supporting the best 20th century strategic wargames available. If Hubert and Battlefront don't have our economic support, we won't have SC games (including the upcoming SC3).

If you haven't checked out their competition lately, I suggest you do so. (I'm intentionally not naming names or mentioning problems with the competition.) After you check it out, you'll be glad you paid the $5.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not the amount, it truly is the principle. I don't enjoy being treated like garbage by a company that has an insane amount of my money for games.

If we don't get some kind of break on AoD for people who purchased AoC I won't purchase another Battlefront game, period. And I know others who feel the same way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to agree, and also in the thread that was linked by you Hubert:

http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=109101

The 14th post by the ADMINISTRATOR:

http://www.battlefront.com/community/showpost.php?p=1436407&postcount=14

I am not a native English speaker, but I do not know how this sentence could possibly mean "the two expansions will be available as a bundle".

I would be lying if I said I won't buy it, because I will, but I still think it would be very fair if AoC customers got a coupon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also was astonished about a bundle with a price discount.

I am also not an english native speaker, but I never expected a bundle for both. And in the end, it is not fair to punish those, who bought AoC early

to support Hubert and his team. But I will buy AoD, to be honest...:rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am happy to contribute more to better for the future. Best to wait if people want a discount. Be cheaper come this Christmas. That is if you can wait. The game is well worth the price from what I have seen today.

However can understand confusion at times.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I completely understand that, steel32.

What annoys me here is that I explicitely read that there will be NO package deal for AOC+AOD, said by the Administrator of this forum.

I can't see how you could misunderstand the sentence either. Moon didn't write "it's definitive, the two expansions won't be available as a bundle together with SC Gold". If that was meant, it should have been made clear...

I have bought AoC early on the promise that there will be no package deal, so waiting would not make any sense. And now it turns out that there is a package deal and I could have saved 10 $ if I had waited.

I feel a bit cheated here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bob, you can't just pluck what I posted out of thin air. It's a reply to a question, and you can see what the question is when you read the whole thread:

http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?p=1436407#post1436407

"The two expansion" refers to AoD and Gold. No one is talking about AoC and AoD here (or anywhere else).

Having said that, if you purchased AoC and would like to buy AoD, email me at sales@battlefront.com, and I'll happily get you a coupon (for this or a future purchase).

What's beyond me is why people seem to think we're out to cheat anyone or rip them off after all those years. I would have thought we've proven the opposite time and time again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did not know that you meant SC Gold expansion + AoD as "the two expansion".

DrunkenLuftwaffe wrote

I've got no problem with laying out the $45 for GC Gold and $25 each for the expansions...

And you replied with

It's definitive, the two expansions won't be available as a bundle.

So I thought "the two expansions" referred to AoD and AoC.

Either way, thanks for your offer! I take back feeling cheated in that case:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha! Tell it to the choir Martin, you ....you....you diabolical administrator you!:eek: We know you've been monitoring our emails and posts, no telling what Battlefront is up to, what a gross violation of our constitutional rights, after all we're entitiled!:D

As far as Battlefront's intent, well that is for BF and it's maker to decide when that "Day of Reckoning" arrives, as it will for All!:P

Now get out there and make some more games.:cool:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was just going to start a thread on this when I noticed this one. I have bought almosy every Battlefront game and I have bought so many I think I should even get a "Freebie" at times. I bought the assault of communism for 25 bucks and now they release both games for 40 bucks. So, for me to get the AOD I have to pay an extra 10 dollars. Lousy system from my point of view and I should follow the advice that I read a long time ago about the computer pc market. Don't buy when it first comes out and knowing me, I would probably not buy it then or I would wait to get it reduced. Perhaps, people who shell out the bucks first should get the discount. You lose that group and you will lose customers. Just my opinion, I know I am not forced to buy but that's the point

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Huhr, you did read that Moon offered a coupon?

With this offer i see no reason for hurt feelings.

Look at the bright side here: you got AoC before those who waited for AoD AND you get the price reduction. Sounds reasonable and fair enough to me.

:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I noticed that worm however, I only played the game once and I bought the game to show support. I play mostly other games and I shell out some money for this stuff. I like Battlefront and the games they produce. I just thought on this one that it might have saved a lot of us with a "brief" that previous owners of assault on communism could get it for a certain price. I have seen this before in the PC software market and its just a good strategy. I would do it since I don't want customers to lay off from buying something assuming for a wait until a bundle comes out. People change their minds and then don't buy anything.

I still like the games and will still buy them, oh well, enough of complaints on to games!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all.

Moon - I sent you an email referencing your post (#10) on this thread to get a coupon as I am going to purchase AoD.

Forgive my necro-ing this thread - I just wanted to pop a quick heads-up here as my email to you was wonky in a couple of ways... First off, I found this thread via Google, not directly searching in the forums. I have no idea why that should make a difference, but for some reason, the Google search result took me to this:

http://combatmission.com/community/showthread.php?t=110293

and not to a link that started with Battlefront.com/blahblah, which looks a little odd to begin with. On top of that, my Battlefront.com and forum account are different, not the same as I had originally said. :rolleyes:

Sorry for all the confusion - if you have any problems with my email, I just wanted to drop a quick line here to make sure you didn't think I was spamming you or something! :D

Thanks Moon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×