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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
Machor

The 'Never Say You've Seen It All' Thread

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Machor,

And here I thought race car beds were unusual.

Begin scene. 

(Little Slava is jumping for joy. The big day has arrived, bringing with it the special bed. The deliverymen bring it in, assemble it, put the mattress on, then leave.)

"Mommy?"

( He leaps onto the unmade made and pretends to be the missile turret, first elevating, then traversing this way and that way as he sweeps the sky looking for enemy planes)

"Yes, Slava?"

"When I grow up I want to be in the Zenith Rocket Troops!"

"Your father's away on air defense exercises, commanding his Buk Battalion, but Yuri Petrovitch would be so proud to hear that."

(Slava beams.)

End scene. Fade to black.

Regards,

John Kettler

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@John Kettler :D

Incidentally, it turns out that today is Putin's birthday. I now suspect yesterday's 'Putin the Peacemaker' banner incident was a birthday present from the Bratva of Brighton Beach.

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I was just kidding :D

Sex robots sound awesome, so long as they can cook and clean as well.

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On ‎10‎/‎9‎/‎2016 at 8:00 PM, Machor said:

We're talking just 'interaction;' sex ain't on the table. :D

Rule 34 sir.

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And now we get Nazi Japanese schoolgirls:

"J-pop row: Sony apologises for Keyakizaka46's 'Nazi' outfits"

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37843779

"Sony Music has apologised after one of its Japanese girl bands caused uproar by appearing at a concert wearing Nazi-themed Halloween costumes."

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On 10/27/2016 at 3:08 PM, Machor said:

"Topless selfie student crashes into Texas police car"

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37795008

"The Texas A&M University student also had an open bottle of wine in a cup holder by her, according to police."

I saw that headline and cringed at what her parents went through. "Yep that's our little girl.. that we are using our retirement money to send to college.. sigh. . . . F*ck it, we are spending the rest on a vacation somewhere far away". 

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Machor,

Not sure is this is quite what you had in mind, but I thought you and others might find it interesting. I saw a video in which a guy had a big chest piece tattoo consisting of the entire alphabet writ large in something like Times Roman capital letters, so I tried to find out what on Earth it meant. As a result, I found a Canadian law enforcement guide to criminal tattoos and their meanings. This was both unusual and cool, for you see, I have a direct connection to the topic, not because I have ink like that (have no ink), but because I used to share a house with a bunch of people, one of whom was, so help me, a Certified Gang Specialist, someone who was an expert witness on such matters. He told me of a case where the cops went after a kid because of his ink, and it was his testimony that exonerated the kid. My housemate was also a Mensa™ member! The pub is great, but it's now a decade old.

https://info.publicintelligence.net/CBSA-TattooHandbook.pdf

Regards,

John Kettler

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@sburke

:D

@John Kettler

Thank you for the links! The CBSA handbook would be a must-read for anyone going to prison.

And now for today's bizarre news:

"'Monkey attack' on girl sparks deadly clan clashes in Libya"

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38049950

"Clan fighting has left at least 20 people dead in the south Libyan town of Sabha after an incident with a monkey, according to local reports.
A pet monkey reportedly assaulted a schoolgirl, leading her family to seek revenge. Three men were killed along with the animal in initial clashes.
Days of fighting followed between the Awlad Suleiman and Guedadfa clans.
Casualties may be greater as the death toll is reportedly for the Awlad Suleiman group only.
Reports also suggest tanks, rockets, mortars and other heavy weapons were used in the fighting, in which at least 50 people were also wounded.

...

Some reports say the monkey may have pulled off the girl's headscarf as well as scratching and biting her."

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Was that monkey a chimpanzee named Caesar by any chance? 

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1 hour ago, Machor said:

Reports also suggest tanks, rockets, mortars and other heavy weapons were used in the fighting, in which at least 50 people were also wounded.

This reinforces what I have always said, namely that humans will seize on any pretext whatsoever to choose up sides and go at each other.

Michael

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Indeed.  And if we find ourselves not having chosen sides you can rest assured that some charismatic leader will turn up and point out some sides and convince people to go at it.

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Machor,

You do realize I'll never be able to think of "monkey business" the same way ever again, don't you? I thought Darwin Award entries were bizarre before I saw your post. Best get cracking on the entry for the Encyclopedia of UNCON Battles (a work forever in progress).

Regards,

John Kettler

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There's obviously nothing amusing about this news, but I was shocked that it's even more disturbing than what I thought from the title. :wacko: Truly The Brothers Karamazov material:

"Ukraine teacher 'tried to sell girl aged 13 for $10,000'"

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38064527

"Police in eastern Ukraine have arrested a teacher accused of trying to sell a 13-year-old girl for $10,000 (£8,035).
The girl was living at a boarding school in the Kharkiv region for orphans and children from broken homes.
Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov reported the case on Facebook, with photos of the 52-year-old teacher and girl. He said police had been monitoring them for four months.
Mr Avakov said the buyer hinted that the girl's organs would be removed.
The buyer inquired about the girl's health and paid the teacher 1,000 hryvnia (£31; $39) for photos of the girl and her medical records, Mr Avakov said.
Ukrainian media have named the suspect as Galina Kovalenko. She teaches the Ukrainian and Russian languages, and literature, and has more than 20 years' teaching experience, they report."

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Jeez. If that story is true, then the teacher should have her own organs removed—without anesthetic.

:angry:

Michael

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