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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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Here's news that should cheer up some of us: ;)

"Japanese police arrest 74-year-old ninja thief suspect"

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41750080

"Japanese police say they have finally caught a prolific thief who dressed as a ninja to carry out raids - and were surprised to find he was 74.
After his usually covered face was caught on a security camera this year, he was put under surveillance which led to his arrest in July.
Police now believe he is the so-called "Ninja of Heisei", thought to have carried out more than 250 break-ins.
He has been charged with thefts worth 30m yen ($260,000; £200,000).
Police had been baffled by a series of burglaries over eight years carried out by a suspect wearing black, assuming they had been carried out by someone younger.
Investigators observed the suspect, whom they say seemed little different from most elderly men, during the day.
But they say he then went into an abandoned building and changed clothes before waiting until it got dark to steal.
"He was dressed all in black just like a ninja," a senior official in the western Japanese city of Osaka said.
Police said the thief displayed great physical ability, running effortlessly on top of walls instead of taking the streets.
After his arrest, the man was quoted as saying: "If I were younger, I wouldn't have been caught. I'll quit now as I'm 74 and old enough.""

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Wokingham school Bonfire Night sets 'German battleship' alight

A school in Berkshire has held a Bonfire Night with a difference  by setting alight a replica of a Nazi battleship.

Groundsman Steve Holland at Luckley House School in Wokingham, Berkshire, built a smaller version of the Admiral Graf Spee, which served with the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany during World War Two.

The burning of the replica recreates the fate of the real ship, which was badly damaged and set alight by the Germans while being deliberately sunk.

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This takes the whole low rider auto trend to truly astounding levels. It's so low I think getting into it alone would bottom it and that a speed bump would rip up the underside! Maybe it's got those shocks used to make cars jump?

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Regards,

John Kettler

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Looks like the link is broken.
Judging by Sgt. Squarehead's reaction, perhaps that's a good thing?

EDIT: Oh god, I think I'm going to vomit...

 

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Here, this should cleanse your palate...

 

A more vile creature doesn't exist.

 

Hey, don't blame me, blame the title of the thread!

Mord.

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2 hours ago, SLIM said:

I already saw someone get a botfly dug out of their skull.

Yeah, but this is like, 39!

 

@Sgt.Squarehead: Seen that years ago. And yeah, they are disgusting, nasty little b******s, as well. Glad I live in Maine, the moose are too big to get under your skin.

 

Mord.

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Yeah but they're a b*****d when they come through your windscreen (a meaty battering-ram on stilts).....My cousin had a point blank encounter with one in the snow, it wound up in her passenger seat!  :o

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@Sgt.Squarehead: That's one of the reasons they reinstated moose hunting up here back in the mid 80s or so. The car vs moose incidents were increasing so they lifted the moratorium on hunting. Least that's how I remember it.  There's a lottery every year, I think they give out 1000 licenses. My brother shot one back around 87 (I think it was). I didn't get to try it though, I was living in Maryland at the time. I saw a bull up in Rangely one time that had a rack as wide as my brother's pick was long. The bad boy was so huge that he could've put a hoof into the bed of the truck just by taking a step. HUUUUGE!

 

Here's another reason I am glad I am here/moved back. I went with my buddy the other day to look at some tires some dude was selling on facebook. This was the guy's neighborhood. This is about 45 minutes west of us.

 

Left hand side of the road.

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About four hundred yards up, on the right hand side of the road.

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I think there's some Russian infantry hiding in the wood line on the back edge of that bog.

I get to see stuff like this all the time.

 

 

Mord.

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The countryside is similar around here, especially just to the west of me towards the Welsh border, but because the UK's so small it's all fairly densely populated, even the really rural bits have cottages, farmhouses etc. dotted around:

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There were only about three houses that were visible on that road, and they were at the beginning.

You guys have some awesome villages and such over there. Pretty country. We've got some pretty remote areas here. Up Aroostook County, the Allagash, you are talking WOODS. There's all kinds of spots here you can hit and not see another person. Maine is the place. We have mountains, lakes, an ocean, and even a little desert. I can be in the city and 20 minutes later out in the country.

My goal up here is to find me about 4 to 10 acres and build me a small home, something big enough to house my books, and with a nice fire place. I want quiet, I want peace, and I want solitude. I am looking for my place to die. By that, I mean the spot I am going to live out the rest of my years on.

 

Mord.

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59 minutes ago, Mord said:

My goal up here is to find me about 4 to 10 acres and build me a small home, something big enough to house my books, and with a nice fire place. I want quiet, I want peace, and I want solitude. I am looking for my place to die. By that, I mean the spot I am going to live out the rest of my years on.

Amen to that brother, considering similar, likely in Canada.  B)

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Welcome back to the New England side, Mord.

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That view is available five minutes from my driveway.

I saw some snowflakes this morning on the drive into work.

Winter is Coming.

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Nice. Are you in California or on the East Coast now?

4 hours ago, SLIM said:

Winter is Coming.

Yeah, you ain't kidding. It's gettin' down to 19 tonight and the wind is still a blowin' and I haven't fully winterized the bunker!

 

Mord.

 

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On ‎11‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 5:43 PM, Mord said:

Nice. Are you in California or on the East Coast now?

Yeah, you ain't kidding. It's gettin' down to 19 tonight and the wind is still a blowin' and I haven't fully winterized the bunker!

Mord.

New Hampshire raised, been back for the last six years.
That's lake Winnisquam in the picture.

Holding off the window insulation 'til the last minute, eh?
We've already had to turn on the heat.

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