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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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      Forum Reorganization   10/12/2017

      We've reorganized our Combat Mission Forums to reflect the fact that most of you are now running Engine 4 and that means you're all using the same basic code.  Because of that, there's no good reason to have the discussion about Combat Mission spread out over 5 separate sets of Forums.  There is now one General Discussion area with Tech Support and Scenario/Mod Tips sub forums.  The Family specific Tech Support Forums have been moved to a new CM2 Archives area and frozen in place. You might also notice we dropped the "x" from distinguishing between the first generation of CM games and the second.  The "x" was reluctantly adopted back in 2005 or so because at the time we had the original three CM games on European store shelves entitled CM1, CM2, and CM3 (CMBO, CMBB, and CMAK).  We didn't want to cause confusion so we added the "x".  Time has moved on and we have to, so the "x" is now gone from our public vocabulary as it has been from our private vocabulary for quite a while already.  Side note, Charles *NEVER* used the "x" so now we're all speaking the same language as him.  Which is important since he is the one programming them

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5 hours ago, c3k said:

I guess that means that you leave some of the enemy alive at the end of your battles?

Sometimes I have no choice, like when the other side surrenders giving me a Total Victory. Even if I order my troops to take no prisoners, they let some go alive. Too soft hearted, I suppose. I look forward to the day we get nukes. So much less messy. That's the great thing about nukes: they clean up after themselves.

;)

Michael

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Okay, here's another oddity I have observed. Often, the passengers in a Bradley (possibly other IFVs as well, but I have only seen it with Brads) will spot an enemy unit long before the vehicle crew does. I may be mistaken, but I have heard that there is no way for passengers to see out of the vehicle in its current model, whereas the crew have a variety of spotting devices. Can somebody explain to me what's going on with this? Even stranger, if that is possible, last night before shutting down for the night, I was actually able to draw a target line from a passenger to an enemy unit. I haven't played that turn yet, so I don't know yet if the passengers will actually open fire. Will report later...

Michael

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1 hour ago, c3k said:

Savegame?

Be happy to, if you'll instruct me on the process. It's been so long since I did this I've forgotten how to go about it. I mean, I save turns all the time; it's the posting of same that I seem to have lost.

Michael

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When you reply, look at the bottom left of the box and you'll see that you can just drag the save file to the post, or you can choose it and attach it.

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3 hours ago, Vergeltungswaffe said:

When you reply, look at the bottom left of the box and you'll see that you can just drag the save file to the post, or you can choose it and attach it.

Okay, thanks, VG.

Task Force 3-69 006.bts copyfile:///Users/valuedcustomer/Desktop/Task%20Force%203-69%20006.bts%20copy

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4 hours ago, Artkin said:

Hahaha Valued Customer is the name of your user account!?

No, it's the user name that got slapped on my computer by its previous owner. I changed the user name, but somehow the old one stuck too and it turns up on files now and then. It's a crazy world.

Michael

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sburke   
10 hours ago, Michael Emrys said:

No, it's the user name that got slapped on my computer by its previous owner. I changed the user name, but somehow the old one stuck too and it turns up on files now and then. It's a crazy world.

Michael

Looking for some personal validation?  Not getting enough on the MBT?

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3 hours ago, sburke said:

Looking for some personal validation?

Why? Trying to sell some and eBay isn't moving enough product for you?

Michael

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sburke   
9 hours ago, Michael Emrys said:

Why? Trying to sell some and eBay isn't moving enough product for you?

Michael

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1 hour ago, sburke said:

Step right up, step right up.  What are you suffering from, no no don't tell me, doesn't matter!  I have the magic elixir cure all that will fix any ailment.  Not only that if you need your battery terminals cleaned or want to get rid of a rodent infestation it'll help with that too - Yours! for just 16.99 plus shipping. um hold on still working on the fine print warnings....

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6 hours ago, HerrTom said:

May contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause birth defects and cancer!

Living dangerously is the best part!

:wacko:

Michael

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