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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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Soft launch... CMBS Battle Pack 1

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Subject line says it all!  Or almost ;)  To purchase CMBS Battle Pack 1 you need to go directly into the Store under the Black Sea section.  You will find information about the game there, not in the CMBS regular website section.  That comes later after we're sure everything on the backend is doing what it needs to do!

Steve

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Chrissy has come early! Or a late Easter bunny?  ;D

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Posted (edited)

Lovely...   :)

Bit confusing to d/l as usual.  I paid my $10 and got a d/l called CMBS Windows v210 Patch Installer.  Is that what the Battle Pack 1 is called??   Tried it, and yes it is.  All seems to run fine. 

Basically we get two new campaigns, six standalone scenarios and 26 maps.  PR blurb says "21 new missions", so I assume that (21-6) means there are 15 missions in the two campaigns(?). 

All very welcome as good quality content is vital, and it's clearly very hard for users to create these kinds of labor and time intensive materials.  Looking forward to these professionally produced offerings.

Edited by Erwin

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25 minutes ago, Erwin said:

Lovely...   :)

 

Bit confusing to d/l as usual.  I paid my $10 and got a d/l called CMBS Windows v210 Patch Installer.  Is that what the Battle Pack 1 is called??

Yes.

For CMBN the 3.11 and 3.12 patches are the identical downloads as the Pack downloads. The only difference is that when you purchase the pack you get a key to "unlock" the content. Other than that the download will be the exact same download as the patch.

 

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Sorry, my uni degrees are clearly not up to helping me understand the BF naming policies...  :wacko:

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Yup, and when we released CMBN Battle Pack 1 people kept getting confused between the "Battle Pack" and "v3.12 Patch" when, in fact, they were the same thing.  People tended to download and install both, which isn't really a desirable outcome.

I'm going to add some text to the order pages to help clarify things further.

Steve

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Very good . Tease people on the eve of the release of the DLС ?

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No tease... you can purchase it right now :D  A "soft launch" means that we do not make big announcements until we are sure things are working smoothly.

Steve

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It works!  Thank you!

In addition to the battle pack content, are there any changes to note in 2.10?

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Thanks Steve, patched and licensed perfectly!

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Good... but... are you serious? $10 for just a map pack???

Edited by Sorrow_Knight

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I believe there is one *tiny* art fix in the 2.10 patch that goes beyond just facilitating the Battle Pack.
That's an art upgrade on the AT-13 Metis-M anti-tank missile. At least I think it made it into the patch. It was a last-moment kind'a thing. ^_^

 

AT13 missile art screenshot.jpg

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6 minutes ago, Sorrow_Knight said:

Good... but... are you serious? $10 for just a map pack???

Two campaigns (1 US, 1 Russian with 11-13 missions each), 27 new QB maps and 6 standalone scenarios.

Thats not bad for 10 bucks!

Edited by Raptorx7

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Just now, Raptorx7 said:

Two campaigns (1 US, 1 Russian with 11-13 missions each), 25 new QB maps and 7 standalone scenarios.

Thats not bad for 10 bucks!

Well... v4 Engine had some usefull content and mechanics, and it worst 10 bucks, but couple of maps while there is qute good map editor rght in game...well... it may cost $3-5, not $10.

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5 minutes ago, Sorrow_Knight said:

Well... v4 Engine had some usefull content and mechanics, and it worst 10 bucks, but couple of maps while there is qute good map editor rght in game...well... it may cost $3-5, not $10.

$10 is a bargain.  It is worth much more than that.  Did you see the part where there are two campaigns and seven stand alone scenarios?  I think that comes out to about 21 new battles if I understood the BF store page.  The campaign / scenario designers devoted hundreds of hours in creating these new battles and maps and whatever fixes might be included.  All for about the same price of a lunch at Taco Bell.  I appreciate their hard work and marvel at their ability to release such a quality product so cheaply.        

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1 hour ago, Sorrow_Knight said:

Well... v4 Engine had some usefull content and mechanics, and it worst 10 bucks, but couple of maps while there is qute good map editor rght in game...well... it may cost $3-5, not $10.

I'd agree, if it was only a couple of maps.

 

But it ain't just a couple of maps...

 

;D

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1 hour ago, MOS:96B2P said:

$10 is a bargain.  It is worth much more than that.  Did you see the part where there are two campaigns and seven stand alone scenarios?  I think that comes out to about 21 new battles if I understood the BF store page.  The campaign / scenario designers devoted hundreds of hours in creating these new battles and maps and whatever fixes might be included.  All for about the same price of a lunch at Taco Bell.  I appreciate their hard work and marvel at their ability to release such a quality product so cheaply.        

It also means that you don't have to lunch at Tacky Hell ;)

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Posted (edited)

Well that was painless!  B)

Even though a certain muppet managed to buy the MacOS version for his PC, Battlefront have thoughtfully included both versions to make allowance for their punters' idiocy.....Top marks there guys!  :D

What's the betting Webroot is going to crash my system now?  :rolleyes:

Yup.....Once again Webroot is crashing my system on exit after an update.  Just another week while their tech-support get their finger out and I'll be able to play my new purchase without having to disable my antivirus.  :angry:

My advice.....Don't buy Webroot!  :mellow:

PS - The title of the US Campaign doesn't match that on the web-page, I'm seeing 'The Charge of the Stryker Brigade' rather than 'The Glorious Cause'.

Edited by Sgt.Squarehead

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This all reminds me, I better DL TF Spartan Resolve and play it one of these days!

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3 hours ago, Holman said:

It works!  Thank you!

In addition to the battle pack content, are there any changes to note in 2.10?

Only a few very minor tweaks.  The sort of stuff we don't tend to document.  That's because we just did a big round of fixes/tweaks for the Engine 4 release.

1 hour ago, gnarly said:

I'd agree, if it was only a couple of maps.

 

But it ain't just a couple of maps...

Seems this needs more repeating ;)  Yeah, we'd never charge $10 for a "couple of maps" because we know nobody would pay $10 for "a couple of maps".  Which is why this Battle Pack is not a "couple of maps" :D  Two expertly crafted campaigns that have been play balanced and vetted by the same guys who work on the content for all our games is definitely not a "couple of maps".  If that's not interesting to someone, we're fine with that.  But mischaracterizing doesn't make the Battle Pack look bad, it makes... well, it doesn't make the criticism look very relevant.

Steve 

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Very excited to give this a go when I get the chance. Keep the battle packs coming for all the games! You'll have at least one customer who has no issue paying for more content. 

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I'd warrant that most people who'd whinge about the price of this pack haven't spent a great deal of time in the editor.  :mellow:

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I'll give him/her the benefit of the doubt.  Joined March 20, could be they are just unfamiliar with what the pack actually represents.

Edited by sburke

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