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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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IDILIX

10 Years : What was your favorite Scenario

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IDILIX   

Just wanted to know if there was one particular scenario that one played over and over, pbem or not.

For me it was The Bastogne game, I converted it to CMBB played it PBEM in CMAK and BB many many many times over and even made it into a scenario....

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Bogaskezen,

Though I played it but once, mine was Tiger Valley, a Grade One nerve shredder and head breaker. I fought as the British in it during RoW. It was the single most demanding scenario, in terms of all the factors combined, I ever played--in CMAK or any CMx1 game.

Regards,

John Kettler

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Richie   

Awww, Thanks John!

Nice to know people still remember Tiger Valley

 

(I notice my links are broken, must fix that some time...)

Edited by Richie
links are broken

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Erwin   

Hi Richie.  FWIW I also remember Tiger Valley - played as the Germans.  (That's the one with the Tigers, right?)   A lot of fun.  You design for CM2??

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Richie,

The slug line for that most demanding of scenarios should be "Tiger Valley. Once you've experienced it, you'll never forget it!" That is a zero hyperbole statement. I have absolutely no idea how you found a way to playtest such a monster. Here is a Forum search result I got for the scenario. It's full of AAR and feedback goodness--not just for TV, either. Also, it appears I made a mistake. I didn't play the scenario during RoW, but after I got eliminated. My foe was the redoubtable NG CavScout. 

http://community.battlefront.com/search/?type=all&q=tiger+valley

Regards,

John Kettler

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