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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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Moving game files

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Does the save game store some referance to which machine they are being played on?

I have tried moving an active game from 1 puter to another on a couple of occasions and after maybe a move or two got a corrupt save file which won't load.

Very frustrating when you're 200 moves in and its about to kick off big style!!

I don't have an installer as I bought a download version so have just cut and pasted the EOS folder.

Am also finding when I quit to desktop I sometimes get a "program has stopped working" message on a Win 7 machine.

And that has just flagged a possible reason for the previous promblem!!

I was moving the game from a Win7 box to an XP one. Would that be the reason?

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Does the save game store some referance to which machine they are being played on?

I have tried moving an active game from 1 puter to another on a couple of occasions and after maybe a move or two got a corrupt save file which won't load.

Very frustrating when you're 200 moves in and its about to kick off big style!!

I don't have an installer as I bought a download version so have just cut and pasted the EOS folder.

Am also finding when I quit to desktop I sometimes get a "program has stopped working" message on a Win 7 machine.

And that has just flagged a possible reason for the previous promblem!!

I was moving the game from a Win7 box to an XP one. Would that be the reason?

No, the game doesn't remember what computer it was on. You should be able to copy the entire directory structure and move it to another computer. I have both a windows 7 (64-bit) computer and an XP (32-bit) computer. If you want, I can try loading a saved game on one or both computers.

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Both machines in question are 64bit.

I'll try and find a crashed file and send it to you.

They are multiplayer however.

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Both machines in question are 64bit.

I'll try and find a crashed file and send it to you.

They are multiplayer however.

By multiplayer, do you mean PBEM or regular online play?

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not PBEM

attached a game file where fighters went astray -how do I do this?

Insert link?

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not PBEM

attached a game file where fighters went astray -how do I do this?

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You can send it to my email address. I'll put it into your private messages.

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