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      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:

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      Forum Reorganization   10/12/2017

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JoMc67

CMx2 WWII PBEM Opponents

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Hmm, I don't see an Opponent Finder Section on BF Community any more...Anyways, see below:

Just looking for an opponent to PBEM Platoon size Meeting Engagement Scenarios (will be using QB maps dropped into Scenario Folder and I will Edit that Scenario) for any of the WWII Titles...I know it will get repetitious inwhile, but with slightly different Units and Maps each Scenario it shouldn't be to bad. 

If interested, just let me know and give me your Dropbox email and will send you an invite.

Joe

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On 9.7.2017 at 11:36 PM, JoMc67 said:

Hmm, I don't see an Opponent Finder Section on BF Community any more...Anyways, see below:

Just looking for an opponent to PBEM Platoon size Meeting Engagement Scenarios (will be using QB maps dropped into Scenario Folder and I will Edit that Scenario) for any of the WWII Titles...I know it will get repetitious inwhile, but with slightly different Units and Maps each Scenario it shouldn't be to bad. 

If interested, just let me know and give me your Dropbox email and will send you an invite.

Joe

Ahaaa!

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Oh, and I already know your reliable (along with one other, but haven't heard back from him in awhile)...Would be nice to have one Opponent per WWII Title, but may just settle for a couple Opponents total.

I also don't feel like venturing out to the other Club Forums for Opponents, and will just post here.

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20 hours ago, JoMc67 said:

Oh, and I already know your reliable (along with one other, but haven't heard back from him in awhile)...Would be nice to have one Opponent per WWII Title, but may just settle for a couple Opponents total.

I also don't feel like venturing out to the other Club Forums for Opponents, and will just post here.

Ok, I‘ll forgive you. 😎

But seriously: I, too, prefer to play with only a few „reliable” opponents. I tried with some others every then and when, but that was mostly unsatisfactying.

And, yes, I thought about “The Few Good Men”, too. But then, there was a time, when I played in a Spanish Club, a sort of “Wooden Ships & Iron Men”. But that quickly became too demanding for me.

BTW, if anybody is interested in online WSIM: Try “Velmad”. Not much more complicated, but much better. You need some knowledge of Spanish, though.

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On 11/8/2017 at 1:20 PM, StieliAlpha said:

Ok, I‘ll forgive you. 😎

But seriously: I, too, prefer to play with only a few „reliable” opponents. I tried with some others every then and when, but that was mostly unsatisfactying.

And, yes, I thought about “The Few Good Men”, too. But then, there was a time, when I played in a Spanish Club, a sort of “Wooden Ships & Iron Men”. But that quickly became too demanding for me.

BTW, if anybody is interested in online WSIM: Try “Velmad”. Not much more complicated, but much better. You need some knowledge of Spanish, though.

@StieliAlpha and @JoMc67

I am active in The Few Good Men and have found very reliable opponents for my H2H gaming; scenario's, QB's, and tournaments.  I understand that clubs carry baggage and involve more time but I think you both would find FGM satisfactory obtaining solid opponents.  If you chose that route, I would like to know how things go.  Good luck and good gaming!

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