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OK purchased originally when it came out. Is there a step by step instructions on what I have to install and in what order. Have all the add-ons except the Brits.

Is it possible to still D/L the game from your site or do I have to dig around for an old flash drive I have saved on?

Wonder if one provides ones license is there a option for a small charge just to get a more modern package with one or two installs? Always a pain when trying to put all the pieces back in order for this fine product.

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Don't envy you. I have to do same thing as my AVG keeps deleting the .exe files. :(

This is what has been advised in the past:

"If you have a CMSF module, then you do not need your base game license key (ever again). That's because when you activate a module with a module license key, the base game is activated automatically as well. There is no need to license the base game separately if you intend to install a module with it. For Windows Vista and Windows 7 users we recommend running the installers by right-clicking and selecting "Run as administrator" from the popup menu. The default directory for Battlefront versions is usually '\Program Files\Battlefront\Combat Mission Shock Force' for 32-bit versions of Windows and '\Program Files (x86)\Battlefront\Combat Mission Shock Force' for 64-bit versions of Windows. Please double-check where you install the game and ensure that modules and patches install to the appropriate directory. A new folder/directory in the game's actual directory would be an incorrect location to install a patch to. Most patches will replace the main game executable and you should get confirmation that the patch installed properly by looking for this version number at the bottom, middle of the main menu screen.

Here is the correct way to reinstall CMSF and its modules (as of patch v. 1.32):

• Install CMSF, do NOT license it if it is a Battlefront version.

• Install the v. 1.10 patch for your distribution (Battlefront or Paradox). This step is sometimes not needed if you have the Marines module, but bundles that include the Marines module may not have all of the necessary files that are part of the v. 1.10 patch.

• If you have the Marines module, install it now.

• If you have the Marines module, launch CMSF and use the Marines license key to activate (this activates both CMSF and the Marines module).

• If you have the British Forces module, install it now.

• If you have the British Forces module, launch CMSF and use the British Forces license key to activate it now.

• Install the v. 1.21 patch. Make sure to make the correct selections for the modules you have. Making an incorrect selection will result in modules disappearing or license key requests for modules you do not have. If you run into this problem reinstall the v. 1.21 patch again and make the correct selections. You must install the v. 1.21 patch BEFORE installing the NATO module.

• If you have the NATO module, install it now.

• If you have the NATO module, launch CMSF and use the NATO license key to activate it now.

• Install the v. 1.31 patch. Make sure to make the correct selections for the modules you have. Making an incorrect selection will result in modules disappearing or license key requests for modules you do not have. If you run into this problem reinstall the v. 1.31 patch again and make the correct selections.

• Install the v. 1.32 patch. Make sure to make the correct selections for the modules you have. Making an incorrect selection will result in modules disappearing or license key requests for modules you do not have. If you run into this problem reinstall the v. 1.32 patch again and make the correct selections."

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ok looked up the codes don't see anything like an 18? hmmm

3 Error on license servers.

-4 Error in parsing data returned from license servers.

-9 The connection to the license servers has timed out.

-10 A connection to the license servers could not be established.

-11 Windows sockets initialization failed.

-12 Error

8 License installation failure.

11 There are no licenses currently available for this Order ID.

23 "Sorry, could not get a license at this time..."

501 License Key not found.

96 License installation failure.

97 License installation failure.

98 License installation failure.

999 Unknown Error

12004 Request date is invalid. Check your system clock. Processing terminated.

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Don't envy you. I have to do same thing as my AVG keeps deleting the .exe files. :(

This is what has been advised in the past:

"If you have a CMSF module, then you do not need your base game license key (ever again). That's because when you activate a module with a module license key, the base game is activated automatically as well. There is no need to license the base game separately if you intend to install a module with it. For Windows Vista and Windows 7 users we recommend running the installers by right-clicking and selecting "Run as administrator" from the popup menu. The default directory for Battlefront versions is usually '\Program Files\Battlefront\Combat Mission Shock Force' for 32-bit versions of Windows and '\Program Files (x86)\Battlefront\Combat Mission Shock Force' for 64-bit versions of Windows. Please double-check where you install the game and ensure that modules and patches install to the appropriate directory. A new folder/directory in the game's actual directory would be an incorrect location to install a patch to. Most patches will replace the main game executable and you should get confirmation that the patch installed properly by looking for this version number at the bottom, middle of the main menu screen.

Here is the correct way to reinstall CMSF and its modules (as of patch v. 1.32):

• Install CMSF, do NOT license it if it is a Battlefront version.

• Install the v. 1.10 patch for your distribution (Battlefront or Paradox). This step is sometimes not needed if you have the Marines module, but bundles that include the Marines module may not have all of the necessary files that are part of the v. 1.10 patch.

• If you have the Marines module, install it now.

• If you have the Marines module, launch CMSF and use the Marines license key to activate (this activates both CMSF and the Marines module).

• If you have the British Forces module, install it now.

• If you have the British Forces module, launch CMSF and use the British Forces license key to activate it now.

• Install the v. 1.21 patch. Make sure to make the correct selections for the modules you have. Making an incorrect selection will result in modules disappearing or license key requests for modules you do not have. If you run into this problem reinstall the v. 1.21 patch again and make the correct selections. You must install the v. 1.21 patch BEFORE installing the NATO module.

• If you have the NATO module, install it now.

• If you have the NATO module, launch CMSF and use the NATO license key to activate it now.

• Install the v. 1.31 patch. Make sure to make the correct selections for the modules you have. Making an incorrect selection will result in modules disappearing or license key requests for modules you do not have. If you run into this problem reinstall the v. 1.31 patch again and make the correct selections.

• Install the v. 1.32 patch. Make sure to make the correct selections for the modules you have. Making an incorrect selection will result in modules disappearing or license key requests for modules you do not have. If you run into this problem reinstall the v. 1.32 patch again and make the correct selections."

Curious is the 1.21 still around? I selected 1.21a for I have the Marines at version 1.10. Was going to skip the Brits add-on cant find it. Go right to the NATO addon.

When I select the 1.21a I get sent to 1.32? That can't be right is it?

Thanks

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