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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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Multiplayer - Can't Connect

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First off, can 2 different PCs play each other online with a single purchase, 2 activations? I'm assuming they can, but nonetheless I couldn't connect to other games posted here. I have my windows firewall turned off and ToW is in the allowed list under my norton security. I'm not connected to a router either. We even tried connecting through on a LAN with Hamachi, but no luck. I checked out the mp configuration file but still couldn't connect. How's mp working for everybody else, is this normal? Does anybody that got mp to work have any ideas?

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**Bump**

MP was half the reason I even bought the game and I still can't play it. :(

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To help you, we need more info:

1. Show your mp.ini file (that is in users\mp.ini)

2. What are the first 2 digits of your computer ip addresses? Do they all start with 192.168.x.x, 10.0.x.x or 172.16.x.x - 172.31.x.x? If you don't know how to learn ip address, type 'ipconfig' in command line and email me its report to dimaga@mail.ru

3. Do you try to host a game or just to connect to your opponent? What are the first 2 digits of your opponent's ip address? Show me his mp.ini file.

4. Is your opponent in the same LAN or in the Internet?

5. Describe step by step how you tryied to create a network game, to connect to it and what the errors were thrown.

I'm not acquainted with Norton Security. Can it work as firewall and filter ip-traffic? If yes, did you properly enable all udp-ports that you had chosen in mp.ini (towsetup.exe)? Did your network opponent enable his upd-ports in firewall too?

[ April 28, 2007, 02:06 AM: Message edited by: dmg ]

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I'm not even gonna bother with it. Both my friend and I don't like the game at all. The more we play it, the more we don't want to play it. Soon as I get my copy in the mail it'll go up on ebay. Ah well, got CMSF and CMC to look forward to. But in the meantime, back to CMBB and CMAK. :(

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