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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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4 hours ago, Erwin said:

Thanks... will try it out.  (Altho' I vaguely recall trying FRAPS when CM2 first came out and couldn't get it to work.)   Any security issues re spam/bots etc?

No.  B)

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6 hours ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

No.  B)

Correct me if I'm wrong but are there not compatibility issues with newer versions of Windows?  I'm sure I'd read something to that effect somewhere so I'd rummage around the various screenshot threads or anything to do with FRAPS in relation to the latest version of Windows before you buy. However if you're not running the latest version of Windows then for sure I'd give it a spin - I have it and am very pleased with it.

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I have one machine on 7 and a new one on 10.  I hate the (expensive) one on 10.  Feels like it was made for kids who only want to do social media, have their personal info stolen, and be marketed to.  

Every time I have to log on to 10, it tells me that I have to do something with my Windows something in order to get apps, which I couldn't care less about.  Then it tells me I need to accept cookies...  Haven't even bothered loading any games on it. 

Am seriously considering for the next super machine to pay extra(!) and have Win 7 loaded.  7 does everything that is needed.  I can't believe that I am the only one who feels this way...   Reckon that MS support will continue due to demand.

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Win7 was still the most used OS worldwide as of last year IIRC, but Microsoft steadfastly refuse to acknowledge reality as they want us all to do everything on Tablets (easier to spy on 'em see).  ;)

FRAPS on Win7 gives me no hassle whatsoever.  Download, install, make pictures/videos whatever to your heart's content.  I've used it for every picture I've posted except possibly the first couple.  B)

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FRAPS is working just fine for me on win10. True it will not do normal Windows screen capture on Windows 10 but I never used it for that on win7. 

Windows 10 is pretty much the same as win7 and I am using the same anti tracking techniques and software as I was on win7. 

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Having learnt 7 and have it work so well, I resent having to spend hours and hours learning a new OS just to do what I was doing in 7.

I honestly don't know how to work my 10 machine properly.  :(  

 

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On ‎8‎/‎5‎/‎2017 at 2:50 PM, IanL said:

FRAPS is working just fine for me on win10. True it will not do normal Windows screen capture on Windows 10 but I never used it for that on win7. 

Windows 10 is pretty much the same as win7 and I am using the same anti tracking techniques and software as I was on win7. 

using fraps on windows 10 as well, no issues.

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