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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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Yeah. I always wondered why he didn't send his army into Harrisburg instead of fighting the battle at Gettysburg, all though both armies seem to have just collided there. Great battle, though Lee was definitely not at his best; he was going against his own most successful tactics, as Longstreet kept trying, unsuccessfully, to tell him.

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BrotherRambo, I just finished your book about it, Unjustly Banned To The Outer Islands. Definitely not for the squimish, makes Papillon and Midnight Express seem like kids stories by comparison. But in the end you were escaped and were found half dead by those sardine harvesting pygmies who nursed you back to health and, in gratitude, you built a miniature golf course and taught them how to play before setting off for home. Best book I've read since Kapitain Kuni's Memoirs, Top Sailor In A Landlocked Grand Duchy. :cool:

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BrotherRambo, I just finished your book about it, Unjustly Banned To The Outer Islands. Definitely not for the squimish, makes Papillon and Midnight Express seem like kids stories by comparison. But in the end you were escaped and were found half dead by those sardine harvesting pygmies who nursed you back to health and, in gratitude, you built a miniature golf course and taught them how to play before setting off for home. Best book I've read since Kapitain Kuni's Memoirs, Top Sailor In A Landlocked Grand Duchy. :cool:

Nice take, rack 'em!

Somebody mail Sir Jersey a "I survived the '02 Christmas Riot & all I got was this T-Shirt"

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For those of you still on the sidelines waiting for an invitation to introduce yourselves and tell us a bit about yourself (vets and newcomers alike), I'm ringin' the invitation bell here one more time.....:cool: :D

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For those of you still on the sidelines waiting for an invitation to introduce yourselves and tell us a bit about yourself (vets and newcomers alike), I'm ringin' the invitation bell here one more time.....:cool: :D

Where is Condor, Terif, Dragonheart, Avatar, Liam and all the other inmates that played the game from San quentin?

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Hellraiser, Comrade Trapp, Hueristic, Zappsweden, Ragnuts, SomeBunta, Hombre Plin, Kurt, all the Panzerliga Dudes, Stalin's Organ, Well-Dressed-Gentleman, Waltero, Otto, Mannerhiem, IrishGuards, Archibald, John The Fool, JimR, LuckyZebra, Watchmisters, SandCastle, SeaWolf, 82ndReady, LesTheSarge 9-1b, BrianTheWise, JollyGuy

Troop leader to Raven, talk to me, Johnny.

Troop leader calling the Baker Team:

Rambo, Messner, Ortega, Coletta,

Jorgensen, Danforth, Berry, Krakauer.

Confirm.

Colonel Trautman speaking.

Talk to me, Johnny.

They're all gone, Sir.

I'm the last one sir,

-Legend

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My name is Bo I guess, used to be Willycube until I change to Verizon. I am by nature negative, skeptical and a poor loser especially against an AI, I would like to learn to play pbem with people in the Global game coming hopefully soon, I tend to whine when things dont go my way. My favorite author is Thomas Paine who wrote the greatest pamhlet ever written called common sense which I dont use to often:confused: I was a member of the 501st divarty of the 101st airborne before helicopters, just missed Nam thank god, married with two sons two great daughter-in-laws and three charming grandchildren, one who destroys me on the computer, can anyone beat an eight year old. I have all of the SC series except Patton, only play WW2, love COD2 multiplayer even though I get ravaged by 12 year olds who do somersalts backflips and fly out of windows while shooting you between the eyes, so Im hoping the global game will calm me down and get me away from these young terrorists. Hope the AI is decent in this game, go get them Hubert!

Bo

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JJR,

Well, like Kuni said, they're in San Quentin, and like YOU said, you're the last one left......I think........:confused: :eek: ;):D

Bo,

You sound a bit like the Gothic type, perhaps we need to liven you up!!

If you have 3 charming grandchildren and 2 great daughter-in-laws, I only hope I can say the same about my 5 year old daughter when she grows up. :D

Try the Patton Drives East game, I found it to be very good.

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@Willycube --- Were you around for SC-1? Think we played a game.

Yes I was but never played you, why would I give you another scalp to hang on your trophy board, I never played pbem until 3 weeks ago and that is on a game by another company, you probably remember my name because I complain alot about the AI and anything else I can think of, thank you for remembering me.

Bo

Willy

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JJR,

Well, like Kuni said, they're in San Quentin, and like YOU said, you're the last one left......I think........:confused: :eek: ;):D

Bo,

You sound a bit like the Gothic type, perhaps we need to liven you up!!

If you have 3 charming grandchildren and 2 great daughter-in-laws, I only hope I can say the same about my 5 year old daughter when she grows up. :D

Try the Patton Drives East game, I found it to be very good.

Gothic? if that means old well your correct, played the demo on Patton did not like it. Besides he was probably murdered by his own country men for wanting to do just that, attacking the Soviets. I know conspiracy freak.[ME]

Bo

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Me too. I've enjoyed them. Now duck because no doubt there's going to be all kinds of remarks about how it's just entertainment and not serious investigation, blah-blah-blah.

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No need to duck the flying shoe, even though Jesse Ventura has nothing to do with Global (or penguins, for that matter. And penguins don't wear shoes, so can't throw them).

Pending the release, the posts around here are morsels I devour.

Anyways, I'm actually playing my first Email game. Patton drives East, Storm across Europe. I'm playing the allies similar to how I would against the computer, knowing I have a little time before anything happens: So I strengthen up my French air and start bringing back the corps and armies from the Med.

England invests in Uboats. Russian doesn't matter yet.

Bam! Turn three, Denmark (oh, but they put up such a fight! - I think it was done in one air attack), and Belgium fall. The french aren't ready, and Paris falls in August. Spain is already influenced to 80%.

This isn't an AAR, by any means. But goodness, my expertise (or lack of it), shows. I've been lulled by the computer AI. I should stick to Sudoku (which I hate, frankly).

Anyways, that's enough of this (or more than enough)...

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Hey guys, I'm not dead yet. My PC is though. I'm lucky enough to have it running long enough to type this out!! I miss SC and the community, but can't wait for HC to release the global game. Unfortunately it will be another couple of months before I can get back in here full time. Not really anyone else's loss, mostly mine!! Hope to be around more and reconnect soon.

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I live outside Providence and work in Boston for Marriott, and I actually moved out here from Cali about 8 years ago as I was hired by the now-defunct Stainless Steel Studios as a scenario designer to work on Empires: Dawn of the Modern World and then Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War.

Been playing SC since the original although I didn't get too heavily involved in the forums until SC2 came out. Did some AI work on the side for that and eventually joined the beta team which sadly I haven't been able to participate much in for the global game. The team has expanded to include some serious talent though so I have no doubt this will be a fun and polished product!!

Whenever I get my new PC I'll be sure to be back more often and first thing I'll do is get some multiplayer games going again and shake the rust off!!

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Well, seein' as many other senior and full members are coming out of the woodwork just recently, I figure I would just take a moment to ring the welcoming bell once again. Gorgin, Lampcord, CSS, Baron, and any others who wish to, come on in here and introduce yourselves to those of us who aren't that familar with you. Tell us a little about yourselves, if you're not too shy. This is the place (thread) to do it in. :)

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As long as you're still here, Tim, can you tell some of us who don't know you all that well a bit about yourself before you go deader than a doornob? :D

Oh well, too late I guess.

Bummer.

Tough keeping people on tract and on the threads huh Snow:D

Bo

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Bo,

Yes it is, but I did notice Timskorn did manage to make it back soon after.

It's worth a try now and then. :)

Was not a dig Snowstorm, one question leads to another and one word different we are off and running, I think I am going to e-mail Jolly Joe Timmer that your causing trouble in Bethelem.:confused:

Bo

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