Hello! Cmx1 help appreciated

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Greetings all.
I'm a cmx1 player from first time around like most. None of the sequels come close to the feel of the original trilogy. CMBB was my favourite of the three, but it's proving impossible to get my english european version to work on Windows 10.
So, as I'm damned if I want to pay battlefront any money so they can 'fix' the copy protection on the disc, are there mods for cmak to replicate cmbb, or does anyone know a work around to get cmbb functional.
Also, what mods would you recommend and is there anywhere other than green as jade to get them? (It's just overwhelming).
Cheers, J
 

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Hello racingcadiz! Welcome at FGM!

Concerning the W10 problem - I think our fine member Hedgehog posted a solution therefor. I don´t know if it works since I play on another version of W. The only I know for the "copy protection" is You could download the "no CD patch" from different sites. Maybe that would solve this problem. And greener as jade is the only place I know where You get mods yet for CMx1. I´m working on a full modded bmp (CMBB) and BMP (CMAK) folder using mostly MikeyDs mods, some of stciaram and a few others. Should that be successful one would have only to interchange the own folder for the one I would provide and one had an almost complete modded CMBB or CMAK.

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That's the killer for CMBB. The CDV version and the battlefront versions are different, and there's only a patch for 1.03 in german if you've got the european version, but all of the scenarios one can download require 1.03.

Mod packs seem the obvious solution, it's why I'm confused they don't exist already
 

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I have CDV 1.03 version. And maybe I misundersstand You - You need only the updates to 1.03?

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You do misunderstand. I installed cmbb from the disk, got the v 1 european english no cd patch and had a lot of fun with human wave attacks. Then I found the scenario depot v2 and downloaded lots of scenarios only to find they needed a higher version of the game. I installed the patches but there is no english no cd patch for 1.03 of CDV, only a german one which changes the language of the game to german and thus the installation locations of things like scenarios to their german equivalent. The battlefront version has a differently named exe file that doesn't play nice with the cdv version, so I can patch it to a level the scenarios work with, but then can't play, or I can play oob but not get any of the extras.
This is the very definition of frustration, but I'm damned if I want to give them the five dollars and get some drm crap on my machine 24/7. I pre-ordered CMBB so my righteous indignation knows no bounds.
 

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The following is from a RAR archive I have downloaded from a website some while ago:
No CD crack for Combat Mission 2: Barbarossa to Berlin 1.03 beta patch 4/18/03

For use with a legally purchased copy only.
Just unzip into your CMBB directory to play with out your CD.

This is code from FSBA's ENG 1.0 crack, applied to the 1.03 beta .EXE

Blond_Knight
and that from another version

Combat Mission 2 v1.03 [ENGLISH] FIXED EXE

-After installing the Combat Mission 2 v1.03 patch replace the .exe file with the fixed one.

-Enjoy¡¡¡

Cracked by Ferro
For me that sounds as there is a CDV english version. I have both RAR archives. I could send them over to You if You give me Your adress. Or at least I hope so! Don´t know how the restrictions of my provider are to send such files.

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You can spot the difference by the exe names. Battlefront is combatmission2.exe. CDV is barbarossatoberlin.exe or some such. I've not tried that beta version, I guess it's my best shot. I can source it on everyone's favourite no cd patch site. I'd try and find a cheap us copy on ebay, but they're impressively expensive for a fifteen year old game.
 

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Both exe files (beta patch and fixed exe) are named barbarossa to berlin! And as I said already - I could send them over to You - if that is what would help You - but would need some adress or whatever whereto I can do so.

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OK, try my luck in a few minutes!

By the way - Are You interested in particpating in the FFTv3? Is a small map tournament, monthly fought.

Greetings

P.S.: Mail sent but without files - this option is barred by google because of security reasons. I try to find the site Whereof I got the files. Tell You asap!
 
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