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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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I hope you do - I'll link it to my FAQ list if you do. Unfortunately several of us have improved the performance of our AMD graphics card by replacing them with Nvida cards :D

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39 minutes ago, IanL said:

I hope you do - I'll link it to my FAQ list if you do. Unfortunately several of us have improved the performance of our AMD graphics card by replacing them with Nvida cards :D

Nvidia...your such a Heathen ;)

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Just now, silent_crescendo said:

@c3k how does the game run for you? 

With many casualties, burning wrecks, and cowardly pixeltruppen fleeing in disarray.  ;)

It runs smoothly. I've got a freesync monitor hooked up to my AMD card (R9 390) pushing a 2560x1440 display. My fps runs slower than it does in other games, but I wouldn't know it if it weren't for the FRAPS fps counter. It is smooth and sharp with a lot of good detail.

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3PO, what does that 'CM: Final Blitzkrieg' Logo located top-Left of AMD Radeon Settings do...Mine just says 'Global Settings'.

Joe

Edited by JoMc67

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On ‎12‎/‎1‎/‎2017 at 4:11 PM, silent_crescendo said:

@c3k those settings are brilliant, very smooth gameplay! 

You can also use Alt+C...It will give you a Wide Angle View,  and helps you navigate around Map better.

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8 hours ago, JoMc67 said:

3PO, what does that 'CM: Final Blitzkrieg' Logo located top-Left of AMD Radeon Settings do...Mine just says 'Global Settings'.

You can now have app specific graphic profiles which override any global ones.

The upper right corner of the Gaming Tab has a Add Profile option. The wizard will then present a scan/browse dialog where you can link the profile to the executable (or app) you want to customize.

I'm not at my gaming system at the moment so the above is IIRC...

Edited by Howler

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Ahh, Ok...I have 4x Combat Mission Games, and I just linked them all by using the Desktop Icons. Thou, I will probably keep the Settings on them all the same as 'Global' (seems to work pretty well for me).

Thanks again...

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Profiles.

Both Nvidia and AMD give you the option of GLOBAL and SPECIFIC options. Global does what it means: it sets the video card settings for all uses. You can then override/modify/change those global settings for specific programs. That's the "add profile" or "add game" settings. They'll scan your system and come up with what it finds for executables. Or, you can manually browse for executables and "add profile" for that one. (Navigate to your CMFB .exe, for example.) Then, you can create a specific way for the GPU to render whenever that particular exe is running.

Nvidia, with its driver, has a system that does it automatically, based on a database of installed hardware and software and sets their recommended settings for you. You can still change them. Gaming Experience? 

Experiment.

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