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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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Col Deadmarsh

Cruiser Tanks

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I'm looking for info about Canadian cruiser tanks regarding gun size, armor defense, etc. What German tanks would be able to withstand a shot from their main gun?

P.S. - While we're on the topic, is there a site which lists the gun and armor data for all the AFVs in this game?

 

 

 

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You mean ... the Sherman? It should be moderately easy to find that info.

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The Canadians did build a cruiser tank called the Ram. It was based on the US M3 chassis, but the body and turret was their own design, mainly because they didn't want to use a sponson mounted gun. The Mk1 had a 2-pounder gun, and the later Mk 2 carried a 6-pounder. It was soon replaced by the Sherman and was only used for training tank crews. Also, some Rams were converted to APCs, flamethrower tanks etc

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Speaking of cruiser tanks, the Cromwell was a cruiser tank and the successor to the Crusader family. As you can see, there were some design candidates which didn't make the cut! Meanwhile, here's the crash course on what Canada built and operated in the way of AFVs during WW II.

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No caption. Image Credit: IWM via https://bmashina.tumblr.com/page/63

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John Kettler

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So the ones in the game are basically Canada's version of the Sherman tank?

I've seen versions with both 75mm and 76mm guns.

 

 

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Yes, that's right. The British also used the term "Cruiser Tank" for the Sherman, rather than the US "Medium Tank".

Edited by Warts 'n' all

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