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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:


      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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StratCom Design Challenge Winners!

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Hubert has selected the winners of the StratCom Design Challenge!

- Timskorn (Default Winner as Design Challenge Starter)

Top 5 Entries (listed here in no particular order):

- Michal: http://www.battlefront.com/community/showpost.php?p=71&postcount=1

- Xwormwood: http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=9

- Moonslayer: http://www.battlefront.com/community/showpost.php?p=72&postcount=1

- PowerGmbH: http://www.battlefront.com/community/showpost.php?p=37&postcount=1

- EdwinP: http://www.battlefront.com/community/showpost.php?p=47&postcount=1


The winners will be contacted by PM in the next days to claim their prizes (which would be a free copy of a past or future SC game and/or a slot in the beta team).

We would like to thank everyone for participating in this challenge. Some very good ideas posted here will find their way into the upcoming Strategic Command game that Hubert is currently working on... :rolleyes:

Special thanks again to Timskorn for coming up with this great idea!

This forum will remain archived for future reference.

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