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Sage advive Cpt Shorker. Shouldn't you be a general by now? So I reloaded BN and CW. When I did the upgrades of 3 & 4 the CW disappeared. If I reload it will it take me back to BN 1?

I have been going through the tutorial. There is a LOT I have forgotten!
 

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@95bravo

Shouldn't you be a general by now?
LOL! :D That was good! :D

Recently I bought a new computer too and had to install all CM titles again. I always keep important installation notices and my license keys on a word pad file
which I save on an external hard drive. ;)

And my installation notices for CMBN say the following:

1. Establish an internet connection to Battlefront.com
2. Put off anti-virus programme

3. install CMBN base game (say "yes" when asked "create desktop items?")
4. install CW Forces
5. install Patch 1.11
6. install Upgrade 2.0

7. Only then start the game for the first time (please use the LATEST CMBN.exe desktop-icon if there should be more than one.

8. Then you are asked to activate your game (if I remember it correctly, there is an icon for the activation that has opened automatically but if not, please open it)
Enter ONLY the license key that was given to you with UPGRADE 2.0 . This is the only relevant key - all others don't work anymore.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OK, after that you install:

Patch 2.01 (no activation needed)
Patch 2.11 (no activation needed)
Patch 2.12 (no activation needed)

Market Garden Module -> has to be activated after install with it's license key.

Upgrade 3.0 -> has to be activated after install with license key.

Vehicle Pack -> ATTENTION (!) this pack has to be activated with the license key from UPGRADE 3.0 instead of the early/former CMBN original first license key (as it is obsolete in between
due to the upgrades). The programme also asks for the license keys of the other modules (CW + MG), so just enter them.

Now test if you can start the game and if the following information is shown on the splash screen/starting screen:

In total four (4) symbols: CMBN, CW, MG and VPack , Version 3.10 , Game Engine 3 .
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Now we are almost at the finish: ;)

Please install

Patch 3.11 (no activation needed) .

Patch 3.12 separately (-> needs activation of all modules again)
OR Battle Pack 1 (which includes Patch 3.12) . Activation with BP1 license key and all other module license keys via "activate modules"-button.


Now test if you can start the game and if the following information is shown on the splash screen/starting screen:

In total five (5) symbols: CMBN, CW, MG, VPack and BP1 , Version 3.12 , Game Engine 3 .

Then at last install Upgrade 4.0 and activate it with it's license key.

Check, if you can start the game properly and if the splash screen shows "Version 4.0 and Game Engine 4 .

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

It sounds a bit complicated but in principle it is easy. You will understand the procedure easily, and know what to do, even if you don't have all modules
like the vehicle pack and the battle pack. (But I personally recommend you to buy them, just for to have the full game and because they
are delivering cool stuff). ;)


Eventually it is even easier with the new "CMBN master installer" but I have never tried/used it so far
so I can't tell how this way works.


Be careful when your anti-virus programme is active again! Tell it not to scan/delete the .exe files from CMBN, CW etc. (Battelfront.com). Exclude these files from
the "list of dangerous threads" and tell your anti-virus that these are safe files.


OK, hope I could help. Good luck! :)
 
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@95bravo



LOL! :D That was good! :D

Recently I bought a new computer too and had to install all CM titles again. I always keep important installation notices and my license keys on a word pad file
which I save on an external hard drive. ;)

And my installation notices for CMBN say the following:

1. Establish an internet connection to Battlefront.com
2. Put off anti-virus programme

3. install CMBN base game (say "yes" when asked "create desktop items?")
4. install CW Forces
5. install Patch 1.11
6. install Upgrade 2.0

7. Only then start the game for the first time (please use the LATEST CMBN.exe desktop-icon if there should be more than one.

8. Then you are asked to activate your game (if I remember it correctly, there is an icon for the activation that has opened automatically but if not, please open it)
Enter ONLY the license key that was given to you with UPGRADE 2.0 . This is the only relevant key - all others don't work anymore.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OK, after that you install:

Patch 2.01 (no activation needed)
Patch 2.11 (no activation needed)
Patch 2.12 (no activation needed)

Market Garden Module -> has to be activated after install with it's license key.

Upgrade 3.0 -> has to be activated after install with license key.

Vehicle Pack -> ATTENTION (!) this pack has to be activated with the license key from UPGRADE 3.0 instead of the early/former CMBN original first license key (as it is obsolete in between
due to the upgrades). The programme also asks for the license keys of the other modules (CW + MG), so just enter them.

Now test if you can start the game and if the following information is shown on the splash screen/starting screen:

In total four (4) symbols: CMBN, CW, MG and VPack , Version 3.10 , Game Engine 3 .
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Now we are almost at the finish: ;)

Please install

Patch 3.11 (no activation needed) .

Patch 3.12 separately (-> needs activation of all modules again)
OR Battle Pack 1 (which includes Patch 3.12) . Activation with BP1 license key and all other module license keys via "activate modules"-button.


Now test if you can start the game and if the following information is shown on the splash screen/starting screen:

In total four (5) symbols: CMBN, CW, MG, VPack and BP1 , Version 3.12 , Game Engine 3 .

Then at last install Upgrade 4.0 and activate it with it's license key.

Check, if you can start the game properly and if the splash screen shows "Version 4.0 and Game Engine 4 .

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

It sounds a bit complicated but in principle it is easy. You will understand the procedure easily, and know what to do, even if you don't have all modules
like the vehicle pack and the battle pack. (But I personally recommend you to buy them, just for to have the full game and because they
are delivering cool stuff). ;)


Eventually it is even easier with the new "CMBN master installer" but I have never tried/used it so far
so I can't tell how this way works.


Be careful when your anti-virus programme is active again! Tell it not to scan/delete the .exe files from CMBN, CW etc. (Battelfront.com). Exclude these files from
the "list of dangerous threads" and tell your anti-virus that these are safe files.


OK, hope I could help. Good luck! :)
Useful information, bookmarked.
 

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