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Hi Folks,

Very recently upgraded all my games to version 4.0. The upgrade seemed to go very smoothly, didn't even need to reactivate!

Today, I tried a small scenario from CMBN (It's a new dawn, German side, real time, Iron Man) and straight away noticed an issue. I tried to issue a deploy weapon command for my MG team, but the screen asked me to pick the spot I wanted to conduct area fire on! Very weird. It's as if the command has somehow been mis-wired - either that or deploy weapon does require one to instantly lay suppressive fire - which seems a little weird.

I'm running a pretty standard setup of a high end I7 coupled with an NVidia 980ti card. I am running at a relatively high screen resolution though of 3840x2160.

I have tried reloading the game and still get the same issue. Prior to version 4, deploy worked as expected.

Anyone else seeing anything like this?

RobP

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Alas, I don't run any mods or addons - I like CM just the way it is! 

I don't really want to go for a fresh install if I can help it. I'm guessing this functionality is fine for everyone else?

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I'm using the button. It's absolutely weird. I'm not seeing many other responses so it looks like this could be an issue that's particular to my system.

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I wouldn't think that the resolution should be much of an issue, but I suggest dropping to something a bit lower and see if the problem persists (possibly trying several lower resolutions). I would assume that the interface should remain accurate for mouse clicks at any resolution (though it shrinks quite a bit as you go to higher resolutions).

If you use the hotkey ("/", the backslash), does it still do the same thing ?

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Howdy, got a chance to try again. The "/" also results in area fire despite the button for deploy showing "/" as the shortcut.

I have also take the liberty of looking at Final Blitzkrieg and Red Thunder too. Both of these games work fine, though their button structures are very similar, they are both very different to BFN buttons.

I guess it's going to be a reinstall which is a pain as I have most of the addons for BFN and it's going to require that I go through the licensing tango dance again :/

RobP

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If you have the 4.0 Upgrade, then you can download the 'full' installer. This should have everything in it (I'm not certain of the BattlePack though). It's possible that you may NOT need to reactivate the license keys again, since those activations should remain in place even if you uninstall the game. I would suggest deleting or moving the main CMBN game directory before reinstalling. You'll also want to remove any mods (usually in a 'Z' folder) before reinstalling.

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Schrullenhaft, you Sir are a genius!

I uninstalled everything, grabbed the combined 4.0 CMBN installer, ran it, registered my v4.0 key and voila - all my modules got automatically licensed.

This completely fixed the issue. In addition it updated the orders buttons so that they are the same as in the other games. I guess my V3.0 didn't like the V4.0 upgrade being run over the top of it.

Thanks for your help - much appreciated!

RobP

 

PS: Anyone know how I can change the title of the thread to indicate that it's fixed?

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