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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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      Instructions for Upgrading CMFI to Engine 4   04/09/2017

      Upgrading CMFI to Engine 4 requires prior product purchases be relicensed.  This is because we've updated the copy protection software.  This is a one time thing which also affected CMBN Mac and CMRT for both platforms, so some of you will find these instructions familiar.  The method of relicensing is flexible, but here's the optimal method: 1.  After installing using the Full or Update installers, launch the game.  You'll be prompted to license.  Enter you Engine 4 license key and exit. 2.  Use the "Activate New Products" short cut in your CMFI folder to launch the game with the license window.  Enter your Engine 3 license key.  If you bought the Upgrade 3 + 4 Bundle then you can skip this step. 3.  Use the "Activate New Products" short again and enter your Engine 2 license key *IF* you have one, otherwise skip this step.  Note that CMFI started it's life was Engine 2, therefore if you owned the game prior to Upgrade 3 coming out then your CMFI Base Game license key is your Engine 2 key. 4.  If you purchased Gustav Line as a separate product, use "Activate New Products" again and enter your Gustav license key.  If you bought Gustav as a Bundle, it should already be activated. If you should run into any issues, try to figure out what key is missing (the game should give you adequate feedback for that) and use "Activate New Products" link to allow you to enter whichever key is needed.  If you still have a problem, especially if you bought a Gustav Line Bundle (some keys definitely didn't transition correctly!), file with our Help Desk and include the license key you're having problems with: https://battlefront.mojohelpdesk.com If you can not find your license keys sent to you by email, no problem.  Go to your store account and check your Order History.  Keys and download links are always there for you unless you ordered a "hardgoods only" option.  In that case your license keys are on the back of the CD/DVD cases that came in the mail. Also good to know... if a download link in an email confirmation doesn't work, go to Order History and try from there.
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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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was first talked about in the 2015 Christmas Bones thread. Not even a screenshot since then? What gives BFC? Can we get something? The only pictures we've seen was the head shot of the Indian model (unless I missed something). 

 

Mord.

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ECHO echo echo choo choo oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo

 

 

Mord ooord ooord ooord ooord ooord ooord ooord

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8 hours ago, Mord said:

ECHO echo echo choo choo oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo

 

 

Mord ooord ooord ooord ooord ooord ooord ooord

You don't  know about...?

They will starting directly after yours finishing portraits...😊

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9 hours ago, Mord said:

ECHO echo echo choo choo oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo

 

 

Mord ooord ooord ooord ooord ooord ooord ooord

Crickets  crickets  crickets  crickets  crickets  crickets  crickets  crickets  crickets  crickets  crickets

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Well y'know, waiting for new releases is just part of the Battlefront experience. Some things are just like that; they take time and can't be hurried along. Some day we will look back on all this and smile at what on balance a good experience it all was.

:)

Michael

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Yeah, I know your pain slysniper, but at least Rome was actually talked about in some detail. I'd think by this point we could  get a couple screen shots or something.

I look forward to every release so they are all pretty much my favorite depending on what is in the pipe line.

 

Mord.

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I'm looking forward to us one day receiving some actual info on this module.  BF has been stating that 2018 is shaping-up to be a big year for them as to new releases.  So, hopefully, the wait won't be too long now.

However, I'm really looking forward to the promised patches to fix the issues that were introduced by the 4.0 upgrade: namely the TacAI's highly questionable behavior when under artillery/mortar fire and the Brens and BARs being reduced to single-shot weapons when fired past a certain range.  The 4.0 upgrade came out over a year ago, and a fix for these issues is well past due.

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Why the patch for the 4.0 upgrade has not gotten first priority, is really strange. It should have been fixed long time ago.

It does not make economic sense either. A lot of people who wanted to buy the upgrade, did not do so, because of the problems.

I am one of the many, who is just waiting on BF to get their act together, in order to buy upgrade 4.0 for my games.

Cheers,

 

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On 7.2.2018 at 10:51 PM, Mord said:

Yeah, I know your pain slysniper, but at least Rome was actually talked about in some detail. I'd think by this point we could  get a couple screen shots or something.

I look forward to every release so they are all pretty much my favorite depending on what is in the pipe line.

 

Mord.

Come oooon. The excitement when something is unexpectedly released is half the fun. And you’ll have to draw from it for years... 😎😵😴

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