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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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That's Parola Tank Museum in Finland (I recognize the sheds).....It's where most of the Sturmis in JK's recent thread live:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parola-Tank-Museum/110833218968636?nr

https://www.facebook.com/Panssarimuseo/?rf=110833218968636

Their site seems to be down at the moment.....You'll find the T-28 rescuing the Leopard in the second link above.

 

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Would be willing to be describing the event below scientifically would take a lot of complex math and physics. For me, it would be a much simpler. I'd cut myself just trying it!

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John Kettler

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Here's one for the modellers amongst us.....This 1/72 scale kit has no aftermarket parts on it whatsoever, this is what you can build straight out of the box (if you are good):

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Gents, we've come a long, long way from Airfix, Revell & Monogram!  B)

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Andy,

That's tremendously impressive--starting with the dexterity and fine motor control necessary to get all that etched brass in the right place. Did you know the Monogram !/32 scale Panzer IV/H is still available, with all its myriad early 1970 period defects, for $40.00?

Today's discovery has given me a whole new perspective on American philosopher Henry David Thoreau, who's work has had a wholly unknown to most impact on our lives, especially those of school children.

What Makes #2 Pencils So Special? http://mentalfloss.com/article/24832/what-makes-2-pencils-so-special#.WvSBpoIHKwQ.twitter

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John Kettler

 

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On 10 May 2018 at 6:37 PM, John Kettler said:

Did you know the Monogram !/32 scale Panzer IV/H is still available, with all its myriad early 1970 period defects, for $40.00?

Yeah.....Kit manufacturers like to get every penny from their tooling, but with stuff like that Modelcollect BMP available for more or less the same price, who's really going to buy it?

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Andy,

The Renwal stuff can be had, too, and I'm certain the M42 Duster (saw it 2 years ago in Tacoma, WA) and the T19 Tank Destroyer were the first AFV models I ever built/helped build. Am reasonably certain the 280 mm Atomic Annie isn't available, though. Years ago, some guy found the manuals in a surplus store and accurized the Renwal model to a fare thee well.

https://boxartden.com/gallery/index.php/Boxart-Collection

A tiny sample of its holdings.

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John Kettler

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Many here will know of the Onion, a clearly labeled satire site people somehow believe is real news and get all worked up about anyway. Then there's Duffel Blog, which satirizes military news. Stumbled across  a real doozy a few minutes ago. It's called The Babylon Bee, and it bills itself as "Your source for Christian satire." It's got some 425K FB fans and 99K+ Twitter Followers.

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John Kettler

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Redirects lead to all sorts of strange discoveries, and I found myself deposited on a page which asserted it could determine a certain vital male stat based on Starbucks coffee preference!  Showed pictures and named the variety, of which there were quite a few. Rattled me a bit, but I wasn't eligible anyway, since I don't drink coffee at Starbucks--or generally anywhere else, either, save to the tune of about a cup or two a year. Else, we'd have this!
 

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John Kettler

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This story blew my mind when I came across it, doubly so because I took four years of Latin, medaled twice and was briefly (until my family crash moved in my senior year to California) President of the South Carolina Junior Classical League. Who needs the nanny state when we have the ninny grocery store?

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/publix-censors-teens-summa-cum-laude-graduation-cake_us_5b042efbe4b003dc7e46a54a

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John Kettler

 

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The combination of a crumbling education system and political correctness gone mad.  Wasn't it Hitler who said that all the untermensch needed to learn was to count to ten and say "yes" and "no".  He woulda been proud at how we are slowly achieving his aims...

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