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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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CyberCholo

Where can I buy this game?

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Can anyone help me? I'd like to play this with some friends again but I can't find it anywhere. I bought a digital download copy off a website a couple years after it was released but that website seems to no longer exist either. Can anyone help me out? This game could be quite fun in MP!

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I can't see it in the store, so I guess you'd need to contact Battlefront support to ask if it's possible to buy it.

Also, when I last checked (ages ago) the updates site was dead.

It was a nice game....

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IIRC a long time ago there were some talks about a WWII version of DT. I still think that would sell if BFC brings their vehicles and ballistic model into the game.

But again IIRC DT wasn't written by BFC only published. So they may not have the rights to it.

Or they make a new one with Unity to test drive it (Unity I mean) for CM... ;)

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Hey, I'm glad I'm not the only one who' had Drop Team/ Drop Team 2  on their mind lately!  Sort of started learning to use Unreal Engine recently (sort of as in not enough time yet to be really learning)  and been thinking about games to try to make on it, and copy right issues and huge programming challenge aside, Dropteam 2 is one of the coolest I can come up with.  I also got a more original idea  few days ago that anyone can use as long as they give me a cut ;).  In this document http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00963402.2016.1124664 about recently declassified numbers of floating nuclear weapons in US arsenal, you can see they list a Mk 23 projectile for our BBs at 15 to 20 kt each in service from 1956 to 1962.  I read this to mean from 1956-62 we were carrying who knows how many rounds of nuclear 16" shells.  When I read that I was kind of overwhelmed by how "badass"  seeming it was to have our BBs (greatest ships of all time)  shooting broadsides of nuclear rounds.  And  why the heck would you take them off the BBs in 62?  And then I thought how cool of a game it might be to drive around one of those nuclear armed BBs with an exaggerated  number of nuclear shells on board blasting down impossibly huge USSR fleets and bomber waves and missile waves followed by some crazy boss battles and maybe giant alien ships and or monsters.  Copyright.  ;)

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