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      Final Blitzkrieg v1.01 released!   05/21/2016

      Once again proving that we don't sleep much, we have just released v1.01 for CM: Final Blitzkrieg.  There's lots of great improvements and fixes now just one download away.  Click HERE to see the release notes and download links.  Thanks to everybody for reporting issues and special thanks to the testers who make sure we don't overlook them.
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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
Tempestzzzz

Just a word about Battlefront IMHO

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I got a ton of games-way too many to play or give them justice-Total War, Hegemony this and that, Op Star, Steam and Iron, Rise of Flight, DCS (I even buy their betas hahaha), John Tiller-Nearly every AGEOD game, Command Ops, ARMAxxx....you get the idea.

I keep coming back to Battlefront. Not going to go through the issues-do a search plenty of open threads and a few locked threads on 'stuff'. And I have my own opinion and issues BUT suffice to say Battlefront always provided a DEMO-so you know what you are getting, I never had problems with their help desk, and to extent their games are mod able. I love the Z Folder setup.

I'm not a fan-boy but in our 'niche' market they are pretty damn good.

That's it.

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 I agree, I have a lot of games too, ALL the WW2  CMx1 and CMx2 games,   some graviteam games including Mius front,  Numerous Combat flight simulators,

etc. I even still have Steel Panthers and old HPS Squad battles. Games have never so much competed for my money as they compete for my TIME.

  Over the last few years CMx2 has gotten more than half of all my gaming time.

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It's a niche company that makes niche games with a fairly small staff.  I don't know why folks get all bent out of shape when things take longer, or vastly different campaigns aren't released as ten dollar modules to three to four year old games.

I wouldn't exactly donate money, but my margin of purchase is a lot lower, like if CMFB was another company's product I'd wait on reviews before buying it, but there's sort of a, if CMFB is broken, I'm confident it'll get fixed, and the product itself will be pretty darn good to begin with.  I don't exactly need to be killing Nazis RIGHT NOW OR ELSE.  

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They're the only ones that do what they do. My only gripe is a lack of co-play and that's not a huge deal. Is it perfect? No. Is it good? Hell yes. Customer service is really good. They interact with their customer base in the forums. I'm glad they're still in operation, and will continue to support them with my "hard earned cash". :) Keep it up BF.

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I play a lot of games too but CM is king. Its not perfect, nothing is, but the way the series evolve, the realism, modding abbilities, community etc. Its just a great product. Thanks BFC and all of the community. 

Love the western front and dident really get into CMBO as I played CMBB first. So Im happy to have enjoyed (still do) CMBN and soon CMFB (learned alot too!). But Im also really looking forward to some early war eastern front. 

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17 hours ago, Placebo said:

Long may it continue (this gaming niche and Battlefront)

+1 to that.  I remember posting something back in the early 2000's imagining what we'd be playing around now and they haven't disappointed.

Now, just imagine what CMx? will be like in another 10 years.  Wargaming heaven, methinks. 

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Id buy FB immediately if I didnt have financial issues. Ill live. Couldnt get into RoF shoulda given it anothwr shot when they had a sale and I coulda bought a camel or dr vii for 5 bucks.

I. Love. Dcs. Especially the user made dynamic guardians of the caucuses. Still my fav thing of all isnt blowing stuff up with su25s or a10s or dogfighting with f15s or mig29s.

Its tooling around in my huey doing CSAR medevacs and hot drops and pickups.

I also crank the CCR or Wagner sometimes if I have rockets and miniguns =D

 

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On ‎26‎/‎03‎/‎2016 at 9:29 PM, Tempestzzzz said:

I got a ton of games-way too many to play or give them justice-Total War, Hegemony this and that, Op Star, Steam and Iron, Rise of Flight, DCS (I even buy their betas hahaha), John Tiller-Nearly every AGEOD game, Command Ops, ARMAxxx....you get the idea.

I keep coming back to Battlefront. Not going to go through the issues-do a search plenty of open threads and a few locked threads on 'stuff'. And I have my own opinion and issues BUT suffice to say Battlefront always provided a DEMO-so you know what you are getting, I never had problems with their help desk, and to extent their games are mod able. I love the Z Folder setup.

I'm not a fan-boy but in our 'niche' market they are pretty damn good.

That's it.

Agree with every word. CMx2 series, Wings Over Flanders Field and Graviteam Tactics OS and MF are games that never leave my hard drive. Everything else comes and goes..not these.

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The only problem with BattleFront is that they know they are the "only show in town" when it comes to this particular genre.

Some good old fashioned American free market competition would help to give them a run for their money.. but I'd still cheer for them to win the race.

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