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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:

      -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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War RaVeN

Module pack don't work?

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Hi all,

 

I downloaded the game first "CM Black Sea v200 Installer" and I activated it with the serial... it runs flawless.

Next I downloaded the module pack "CMBS Mac v210 Patch Installer" did the install but I got no activation field?! So I tried to start the game and it shows in the right corner V2.10... but all

the new battle or campaigns are grayed and seems not working... the one in white runs fine....

What do I wrong? any help here...

Kind regards,

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It create only a text file "Activate New Products - CMBS"  And nothing else.....

 

"

#!/bin/sh

#  Activate New Products.sh
#
#  Created by Battlefront.com, Inc. on 10/19/16
#

DIR="$( cd "$( dirname "${BASH_SOURCE[0]}" )" && pwd )"
open -n "$DIR"/"CM Black Sea.app" --args -showui

"

 

Any help?

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Try right clicking on the game icon on your desktop. This will open the game folder, which should have the activation shortcut in it. Use the game code that came with the battlepack to activate the greyed out scenarios and campaigns.

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Thank you for the reply Splinty,

 

But no go... the contents of the game are showing none of the needing files, shortcuts....

Also I looked in all the other dir's.... and did a deep search.... no shortcut

Maybe a full delete with AppDelete and a full re install?

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1 hour ago, War RaVeN said:

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I am not a Mac user but that item at the top "Activate New Products - CMBS" looks promising. Does it run if you do the equivalent of double clicking on it for the Mac. :)

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18 hours ago, War RaVeN said:

It create only a text file "Activate New Products - CMBS"  And nothing else.....

 

"

#!/bin/sh

#  Activate New Products.sh
#
#  Created by Battlefront.com, Inc. on 10/19/16
#

DIR="$( cd "$( dirname "${BASH_SOURCE[0]}" )" && pwd )"
open -n "$DIR"/"CM Black Sea.app" --args -showui

"

 

Any help?

ack, a MAC user!  Sorry really unfamiliar with the OS, but either see the notes above or contact the helpdesk.  I know on the PC side how to create an activation shortcut, but not on MAC side assuming it isn't there. That -showui is pretty much it on the PC side.

Edited by sburke

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Oh I missed that you mentioned the file I pointed to was created by an action you took. That looks like a bash script. It should be runnable. If double clicking it does not work then you can open a terminal window in the directory and type ./Ac<tab> and it will auto complete with the name. That should run the bash script and hopefully let you enter your code. If not then contact support - there should be an easier way.

It seems you might need to do a few additional things check out: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5125907/how-to-run-a-shell-script-in-os-x-by-double-clicking

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Thank you all for the responses :) 

@ sburke, I think that it's missing a thing from the beginning,  from the extraction or maybe something different with the new Os High Sierra? Not for me ;) 

@IanL, seems something to to with a error in that script (I think) because I did run it in script-debugger and I got an error in the same line as in the Terminal...

"

chmod a+x (Activate New Products - CMBS)
-bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
MyBuddys-iMac:~ mybuddy$

"

A big ? for me ;) 

So this is more a thing for the helpdesk (I already send yesterday a ticket, no answer on the subject yet) Maybe it is something in the install script or a wrong renaming for an extension to a text file?

I got no troubles for installing Red Thunders 5 years ago but then this was on an other Os and a other iMac

Kind regards,

 

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Works now!

 

"

#!/bin/sh

#  Activate New Products.sh
#
#  Created by Battlefront.com, Inc. on 10/19/16
#

DIR="$( cd "$( dirname "${BASH_SOURCE[0]}" )" && pwd )"
open -n "$DIR"/"CM Black Sea.app" --args -showui

"

 

Just dropping this file on Terminal.... works.

And a big thx to the Battlefront crew!!!

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