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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 finally got DT onto my new iMac! With a 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, Radeon 2600 XT 256MB, I was able to get 50-55 fps playing Sea Cliffs at 1280x800 4xAA and everything except high def rendering and high def texturing (both kept giving the buildings a weird green shimmer). But still, I also now have a Razer DeathAdder Lunar White Mac edition gaming mouse and Razer gaming mousepad to go with it! Fear me, all vets and rookies! :D

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I know nufink about macs, but cool.

my new PC rig:

core2 duo 8500 (2x 3,17 Ghz)

asus P5Q MB (intel P45 chipset)

4gigs Kingstin DDR2-800 CL4

radeon 4870 1 gig version

1 terabyte drive

LG Flatron L227WT 22 inch TFT Monitor

logitech G5 gaming mouse

winXp on one drive, vista64 on another

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You mac is only slightly faster than mine. My imac is a 2.4ghz. I had no idea you were a mac head too!

Relax, I'm no Mac fanatic. I think that Mac and Windows (Vista included) have their strong points. I also have a vendetta against Steve Jobs for almost knocking my mom down when he was being sued by Apple. The reason I went for the slightly faster model was to get 2 GB ram instead of 1, a Radeon 2600 XT with 256mb instead of a Radeon 2400 Pro with 128mb. The extra 266 MHz was just a bonus.

Think you could make it this Sunday? The summer hiatus ended last Sunday with a 5 player blowout involving me, jby, kim2, Phonan, and Stonewall. Jung won't be around for some time, because he's having another baby and is moving.

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Hey 152, nice computer! How do I know? I got the same rig this summer, but with an additional 2 gig of ram for good measure. I've got the HD partitioned to boot both Leopard and Windows xp; it's kinda of funny switching between the super intuitive Mac OS and the super clunky MS approach. At least this way I'll still retain some necessary problem solving skills and ward off the brain malaise which effects most I-tards (that is people who use apple exclusively for those unfamiliar with I-tardation).

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Posted by Jung

it's kinda of funny switching between the super intuitive Mac OS and the super clunky MS approach. At least this way I'll still retain some necessary problem solving skills and ward off the brain malaise which effects most I-tards (that is people who use apple exclusively for those unfamiliar with I-tardation).

I might be stuck with just Leopard, but I'm no I-tard.:D Give me the choice, and I'll use either OS.

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