New computer. Setting everything up, including CM games.
Logged into Battlefront, went to previous orders. All the files are either brz or bin.
Anyone know what I'm supposed to do with these file types?
If you've downloaded an old image file of some forgotten game or program, you may be wondering how to open it on your computer. The BIN format is an older file type that contains all of the information from the CD or DVD it originated...
Its really not that hard people
You already bought CMFI for example along with Gustav Line and R2V.
Go to the all in one installer, determine if you are on a mac or windows and click download on the appropriate application
Simple.... don't even worry about installing patches that way
Where are the all in one installers? I accessed the game files via my previous orders on the Battlefront website.
I got Black Sea installed. How I did it:
I downloaded the 'setup' file and the 2 'bin' files (a and b).
When I double clicked the setup file it asked for disks.
I chose the option to find the files myself and browsed to where the bin files were.
Went as expected from there.
One of the steps is not really that easy to get files from BFC but most of them are. Here is what you do - step by step:
Log into the store. Select My Account along the top or from the drop down menu. Then pick My Orders:
This is the part that sucks - finding the order where you actually bought something with the download link. It took me a few tries but I found my purchase of the v4 engine upgrade. For you it might be a more recent bundle purchase or the purhase of a specific title. You just have to find the right order.
Once you have the right order click on the share file link:
In my case it was for a bunch of products - you might only have one product - depending on what you purchased. What you want to look for is something that says <OS> FULL <Product name>. That's the full installer. For me I had to follow a few links:
Notice Windows and FULL in the name - that's the one you want.
Download the .rar file - for Windows this is the correct file type:
You do need a tool to unzip the resulting file - I suggest 7-zip but there are many others that can work too.
@A Canadian Cat thanks very much for the detailed instructions, much appreciated.
I did follow this procedure exactly the first time, and there were no rar files at all, only brz and bin files, which surprised me.
I wonder if my permission to download the proper rar file has expired. I bought most of these a long time ago - like 2014 or something.
Hopefully that's not the case - I don't fancy having to pay for it a second time.
I've had to disassemble my computer area again because of renovations, but I will have it up and running again this afternoon, so I will check again. Maybe I selected the wrong order number or something.
Set up my computer again, downloaded CMBS via the "Upgrade 4 Big Bundle" section, and installed.
I used the "Activate New Products" shortcuts and entered the key.
When I start, it says "License Failure: Game Engine 4 is required. Run the Activate New Products utility and enter the license key."
I then downloaded and installed the "CMBS v200 Upgrade" and ran the activate new product utility.
When running the game, it says the same: "License Failure: Game Engine 4 is required. Run the Activate New Products utility and enter the license key."
I reinstalled all games on my new PC a few years ago without issues. Used the 'all in one' installers, applied all keys per family, done. Perhaps you didn't register the key for the upgrade 4?
For CMBS that would be (IIRC):
Install all in one installer
Activate base game with original key
Activate upgrade (big bundle engine 4 upgrade key)
Activate battle pack
And yes for CMBN and CMSF2 mainly there are quite lot of keys to be activated. And indeed steam is much more easy
For the other titles you have to enter the key for the original game you bought, the engine upgrade you bought and the modules you bought. It's all very manageable and not that hard - its just not very clear.