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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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Sgt.Squarehead

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Welcome to Trumpton:

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A view of 'Trumpton Mega-Mall' (Twice the mall, twice the value!  B)) with the 'Golden Towers' luxury casino/hotel in the background.  :D

Couple of local landmarks:

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McGrew Memorial Fire Station

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Cobbit Museum (Don't forget to visit our great gift-shops!).

Still very much a WIP.  :blink:

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Cheeky :rolleyes:...but there's a lot of time and love poured into this map. Looking forward to see more and frankly your reputation precedes you on this front.

The firehouse is a great little touch; I could tell what it was well before reading the description below.

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Where the heck did the cars come from? Are they available as flavor objects?

Michael

PS: I think the hotel should be called The Golden Showers.

:lol:

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Cars and pickups have been available in CMSF from the start, Michael.  (Before your time?)  They have been much modded in addition.

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So it's Russians on both sides, then?

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9 hours ago, Rinaldi said:

Cheeky :rolleyes:...but there's a lot of time and love poured into this map. Looking forward to see more and frankly your reputation precedes you on this front.

Cheers.....Map making isn't really my thing, so this is just another tweaked variant of one of the stock maps, it's a bit of fun and writing scenarios with the CM:BS engine will be good practice for CM:SF II (as you can see I've already come up with a very simple fix for the balance issues with US units).

8 hours ago, Michael Emrys said:

Where the heck did the cars come from? Are they available as flavor objects?

The Cars are from Kieme, they're extra flavour objects in the vehicle category, you'll find a link to get them on Page 21 of his CM:BS Mod thread.  B)

42 minutes ago, Holman said:

So it's Russians on both sides, then?

Errr.....No!  ;)

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As folk seem to be taking this with the good humour with which it was intended, here's a few more things you will (eventually) get to blow to pieces:

A Typical street-scene in the downtown area:

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& some more post-cards of specific named locations:

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City Hall (with the colonial era St. Agnes' Church in the background)

Trumpton's an easy place to get to with great links by road & rail:

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Bus Terminal (Should I use the name Greyhound or are there other flavours these days?)

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Subway Station

Trumpton still has many legacy buildings from it's industrial heyday:

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The Old Brewery

But some of them have fallen into disrepair:

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As you can see it's still very much a WIP (about a bazillion flavour objects to add).  :rolleyes:

I've tweaked the interiors of the buildings too, so everything connects up as it should, it's quite time consuming but it makes a huge difference in the game.....Progress is slow (it's very much a secondary projects) but I'm getting there gradually, it's definitely a bit different from making a mess out of Mosul!  ;)

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Posted (edited)

1 hour ago, Chudacabra said:

Looks like an amazing map!

Cheers!  :)

TBH it's just idle messing around with a stock map (I forget which one).....It's all good practice for CM:SF II.

1 hour ago, Chudacabra said:

Where's the covfefe shop?

LOL!  :lol:

That's a great idea (and exactly the sort of thing I was hoping folk would suggest).....You just named the white building from the street-scene above!  B)

It's now marked as 'The White-House Covfefe Shop':

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Here's a couple of interiors, first the mall:

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& the abandoned factory (this one was really tricky because it's on uneven terrain alongside the rail cutting):

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One more rather important exterior, Golden Towers (from either side):

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This building will be the only 'Terrain Objective' on the map, it represents half the points, the other half are on killing your opponents.  The two thirteen storey towers overlap, but they do not connect and they don't have windows facing each other, to get between them you need to go down to the five storey side towers or across the roof (you could use demolitions charges, but it would probably blow the whole side of both towers open on that level). 

PS - For those not already aware of it, there was a UK children's TV series called Trumpton, many of the names are based on it:

 

 

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On 01/08/2017 at 8:11 PM, Chudacabra said:

Where's the covfefe shop?

Perfect. 

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Needs a Russian Embassy...

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And a Clinton News Network TV studio.   :ph34r:

Where's the golf course btw?

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41 minutes ago, Erwin said:

Where's the golf course btw?

That's at Chigley.....Along with the shiny new yacht club & marina, all part of the recent government backed 'infrastructure project'.  ;)

41 minutes ago, Erwin said:

And a Clinton News Network TV studio.   :ph34r:

Well I wouldn't go so far as to attribute political sympathies, but we do have:

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'The Fayke News Corporation' (formerly the 'Trumpton Daily Bugle'), the local newspaper was recently purchased by a holding company said to be largely owned by Russian billionaire Ivan Tukrushyu.  :D

1 hour ago, Wicky said:

Needs a Russian Embassy...

Trumpton is not big enough for an official presence, but see above (and I'm sure there'll be more, all suggestions are welcome).  :)

PS - 'Chigley' is actually a thing, but I've only got as far as laying out the new (& old) yacht club (you can never have too many yacht clubs) and clearing some crops & stuff for the golf course, I'll post some pics of that map in this thread when there's some worthwhile progress.

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Posted (edited)

So, having been distracted from Mosul by this thread, I built this:

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I can't make up my mind whether it's a hospital or a TV studio?  :rolleyes:

Thoughts & suggestions for a name welcome, positively encouraged even.  :D

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On 8/6/2017 at 6:39 PM, Sgt.Squarehead said:

So, having been distracted from Mosul by this thread, I built this:

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I can't make up my mind whether it's a hospital or a TV studio?  :rolleyes:

Thoughts & suggestions for a name welcome, positively encouraged even.  :D

How about Mt. Covfefe Memorial Hospital?

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Sorry fella, we've already done the 'Covfefe' gag, you were beaten to the punch by Chudacabra.....But you've made one decision for me, it's now definitely a hospital, just need a different name.  ;)

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Then you'll have to build another Trumpton Tower...

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13 hours ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

Sorry fella, we've already done the 'Covfefe' gag, you were beaten to the punch by Chudacabra.....But you've made one decision for me, it's now definitely a hospital, just need a different name.  ;)

PPACA Implosion Medical Center?

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How about the 'Hussein O'Barmy Community Medical Centre'.....Named after the famous Irish-Iraqi psychiatric doctor?  ;)

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Good looking map. Ivana live there.

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How about the map comes with a USB coin-operated slot that you must feed quarters into so that your troops will perform buddy aid.

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