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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
Hubert Cater

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BTW The ladder is played with assault on democraty i suppose ? I haven't got this expension, and i prefer waiting for SC3.

I just want to play a single funny game before the SC3 release.

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I would like to play Strategic Command Global Conflict Gold 1.04. Right now i prefer allied side. I am pretty experienced player (i have played the old SCET and so on) but i do not have too much experience against humans expecially not in "competitive games". I have had good opponents but i have never played any ladder games etc. But i suppose there is no ladder in Basic Scet 2 Gold, so that's the way it goes...

I cannot play very fast because i spent (too) long days in the office (work) and i have wife and two little children. But anyway i think i can make some 5 turns per week.

I am not the greatest player but i have not lost in this Gold game. I have played 6 or 7 games (started some have been very short). Some of my opponents have been as good as I (at least) but i have been little bit lucky.

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If you don't have luck getting a game here you might want to get "Assault on Democracy" and join the ladder there. That is the current 'hot' global game (more detail via bigger map).

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I am only catching up myself :-) I forget the exact name but basically it is the Global Scenario writ large. If you go to the forum for AOD and look at the ladder stickies you can probably find exact name but it would be clear once you downloaded. Or try the free demo :-)

The opponents on there are very good. I am getting humbled ...but of course that is only because I am learning the new scenario ;-) But there are also some newer folks like you and me. On the other hand getting paired against one of the more advanced players is quite educational and improves one's 'game' rather quickly (though only in the next match :-( ).

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Okay, I tried AOD, the scale of the game is a marvel and I enjoyed the game engine...but the turns take longer than I can fit into my summer in Seattle schedule. An AOD turn takes 1 hour plus, sometimes 1 1/2 hours. I had SCG down pretty good, I could knock out even a deep in the war turn in 30 to 35 minutes, an early turn in 10 to 20 minutes. But what I did like about AOD was that the victory conditions were loosened, as imo SCG has a noticeable Axis bias, and imo AOD still has this. Anyway, once an SCG player got the Axis strategy down the Axis would win about 80% of the time because even an experienced Allied player could rarely achieve the challenging victory conditions against an evenly matched Axis opponent.

So here's what I'm thinking. I can only fit two games of SCG Gold into my schedule and can do about 5 turns a week, but sometimes a couple each day on the weekend. The first person to send me an Axis, 1939 turn I'll fire back with an Axis first turn...but we use the AOD victory conditions. And here's the final part: It will be the total of the two games which really determines victory. If after the games have progressed it looks like we'll both have 1 point Axis victories then we'll figure out a tie braker, such as who has the most opponent cities under their control on X turn. The only option I can think of to activate in the game is to make sure to click alternative capitals, as a total surrender of German/Japan upon taking Berlin/Tokyo isn't fair to the Axis.

Here's to hoping someone out there still plays SCG and for a good set of mirror games.

Bob

rrweeks@comcast.net

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Bonjour, joueur expérimenté contre IA cherche un adversaire pour découvrir le multijoueur, tout niveau accepté.

Je recherche de préférence un joueur francophone.

Vous pouvez me contacter par MP.

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Hello there,

I've an open spot for 1 game, it can be WW2 or WW1.

I've SC Gold with AoC & AoD and SC WWI with Breakthrough

PM me if you are interested and propose a scenario. I can go with Axis/Central Powers or Allies/Entente.

cheers,

Rafal

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Hey, I got a reply to my request for 1939 scenario, currently in the middle of a game!  If you'd like to play SCG Gold, v. 1.04 send me an e-mail, I prefer Allied side.  I'm an experienced player so can give you a run for your money.  Bob.

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Anyone up for a PBEM match of Assault on Democracy (version 1.04)? I have primarily been playing the AI and one friend of mine who is no longer available. I'm probably ranked low-intermediate. Can play either side or mirror match (my prefernce)--also prfer tournament rules (those trans-oceanic loops make for some weird, ahistorical play IMHO). Anyway, e-mail me at Baker3111@verizon.net.

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Hello from Finland!

I've played this game sporadically for few years and now I would like to try some PBEM. I own only the base game but I can play as the Axis or the Allies. My e-mail address is: santeri.p.leinonen@hotmail.fi. 

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