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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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brycej

Newbie Frustrated with movement

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Ok. I am trying to move an infantry off a transport to attack a neutral city.

It won't move. So I click on the infantry and I hear the boots and I right click on the city. Generate a turn. It doesn't move.

I sometimes will have an infantry in a city and cannot get it to move out of a city. I realize that the terrain will sometimes prevent movement.

I have played various types of Empire games and this one leaves me so frustrated.

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Land units can't attack a city directly from an ocean transport, if you click a city with your transport the game thinks you are trying to attack it with the ship. It's like trying to pull into the harbour of an enemy city and unload an invasion force at their docks. It wouldn't happen.

You have to unload them on an "invasion beach" adjacent to the city. There is a sticky thread on how to do this at the top of this forum.

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Order your transport to land ( a circle will show up) close to city, then access the infantry move, move mouse over circle press and hold "ctrl" key and right click mouse then move mouse to city and right click again. you can doe this for every infantry on the ship or hold "ctrl" key left click each infantry (3) then move mouse to city and right click again, then release "ctrl" key.

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You can also ready the sticky "How to use transports" near the top of this forum.

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