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Just purchased Northern Inferno. I was able to install it within minutes of purchasing it (just had to register the new content using the v 1.09 install program).

Here's a screen shot from my first attempt to play Opening Moves. This is about five minutes into the scenario, so you can see the action gets started right away and you can't let your guard down! I suspect a lot of additional surprises are waiting for me. (I also suspect things are not going to go well for at least one of these ships.) So far, this one looks like a winner.

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Alas, you are luckier than I, since you actually got to play 5 minutes while I am still stymied by the crash bug as soon as the campaign loads.

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Alas, you are luckier than I, since you actually got to play 5 minutes while I am still stymied by the crash bug as soon as the campaign loads.
The problem has been investigated. This issue can happen with a hard disk that is either inherently very slow or is being thrashed by another program (e.g. an antivirus scanner, a virus, a search indexer etc.) while Command starts up.

A fix for this issue is available and included on the latest update, Build 757.5: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3955616
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Yet another bug exclusive to MNO, as no other program thinks my hard drives on both my computers are too slow.
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The problem has been investigated. This issue can happen with a hard disk that is either inherently very slow or is being thrashed by another program (e.g. an antivirus scanner, a virus, a search indexer etc.) while Command starts up.

A fix for this issue is available and included on the latest update, Build 757.5: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3955616
Well, I have Command installed on a SSD drive (Windows 10 boot time: 7 seconds), and it still crashes. I'll update it and we will see.
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Sunburn, just a follow-up. I have not had a single crash since I downloaded v 1.09 and bought Northern Inferno. (In fact, I cannot remember the last time Command crashed on me...the game is very stable, at least on my machine.) The NI scenarios are running fine--I've gotten through the first two and both were pretty challenging. All in all, things are looking good.
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Alas, MNO is still crashing while attempting to load a scenario.



Sadly, I know exactly when the last time MNO crashed for me. It was thirty seconds, ago.
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Ian Bowes at SugarFreeGamer reviews Northern Inferno and plays through "Opening Moves": http://sugarfreegamer.com/northern-affordable-inferno/
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Miguel Molina has posted a new revision of the community scenario pack, the compendium of Command scenarios crafted by the user community. The new release contains fifteen brand-new scenarios:

Biddle's Team, 1982: Three weeks after the assassination of Anwar Sadat on October 6, 1981, Egypt has slipped into political chaos. A Soviet surface group is currently en route to offer support to the pro-Soviet faction now struggling for control. The United States, however, has recognized a pro-Western faction as the legitimate government of Egypt, and has no intention of allowing Egypt to turn into a Soviet puppet state.

Biddle's Quandary, 1982: The Middle East has become increasingly unstable since the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981. Egypt has avoided total collapse, but militant groups have been responsible for numerous acts of terrorism in the last several months. Evidence suggests that Syria and Libya have been sponsoring some of these terrorist groups. The US has moved some of its ships near Syria as a show of force, hoping the proximity of American military might will discourage further acts of terrorism. Egypt has sent one of its patrol boats into the area as well. Syria, however, has responded by threatening to attack any vessel that violates its territorial waters.

Biddle goes to Algeria, 1984: Tensions have increased between the United States and Algeria in the early 1980s. To increase presence in the region, a small force centered on the cruiser Biddle is tasked to patrol defensively off the Algerian coast, screened by RAF aircraft from Gibraltar.

Fall of Seoul, 1950: North Korean forces have crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea, in violation of UN agreements. This scenario covers the first three days of fighting for the US forces in the Korean war. Your tasks are as follows:
* Coordinate an evacuation by air and sea from Seoul to US bases in Japan.
* Establish air superiority over South Korea.
* Conduct tactical interdiction against communist advance south of the 38th parallel.

MINUSMA, 2015: The atrocities commited by the rebel groups in Mali's north has taken a turn for the worse. The UN has authorized airstrikes to support the Malian goverment in its push to once again retake the north of the country. To support the UN's mission in Mali, Sweden has deployed its fighter jets abroad for the first time since the Congo Crisis. You are to employ airstrikes to weaken the rebels ability to wage an effective fight towards the goverment and you are to provide reconnissance support for the Malian goverment if requested. Collateral damage or friendly losses will not be tolerated!

Norrland Defense, 1990: Defense of Norrland and its strategically important F 21 Luleň Airbase and Luleň Harbour from a pre-emptive Soviet strike in preparation for a full blown invasion. Defend the Luleň airbase against Soviet assaults and engage the Soviet ships and submarines reported in the area.

Sandbox Scenario #1: Surface Encounter, 1991: In this adaptation of scenario "Surface Encounter" from the boardgame "Harpoon: Captain's Edition", an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is escorting a Whidbey Island-class LSD in the Norwegian Sea and it happens to detect a Soviet Sovremenny-class destroyer with an Ivan Rogov-class landing ship. A skirmish ensues with both sides trying to sink the other's escorted ships. The Soviets win a victory if they sink the LSD while the US wins if it can sink the Rogov.

To Kill A Mockingbird, 1979: This scenario pits the Soviet air defenses on the Kola Peninsula against the legendary SR-71 - and against the equally-legendary Soviet command chain bureaucracy! To win this mission, you must not only shoot down the dreaded Blackbird, but also do so only after receiving Moscow's permission. Better yet, you will not know where and when exactly the secretive plane is coming - this mission is designed to be dynamic and will play differently each time. Sometimes you will have a good shot, while other times the Habu will elude you entirely.

USS Midway vs Cuba (The War That Never Was), 1989: When WW3 breaks out in the early 1990s, it spreads everywhere, quickly. One exception has been Cuba, issuing an open letter of neutrality to everyone. However, Cuba is now planning on entering the war. The Soviet Union has instructed them to enter the war just as the US is sending the first of their heavy divisions towards Europe. What if Cuba did enter the war at this percarious moment? All that the US has standing between an entire nation's armed forces and the lifeline to Europe is the USS Midway, fitted with a scratch SAG and reserve F/A-18 squadrons. Can they hold the line?

Northern Fury 9.2 - Changing Of The Guard, 1994: The situation in the North Atlantic remains desperate. The rapid capture of North Norway and Iceland have allowed the Soviets to surge almost 100 submarines into the Atlantic. The USS Enterprise CVBG spent two difficult days blunting an attempt by the Red Banner Northern Fleet to interdict the sea lanes, she is now preparing to retire for re-supply and re-organization, as are the major Soviet surface units. The USS Eisenhower, after three days of hard fighting in the Mediterranean, has passed through the Pillars of Hercules and is heading north. She will join the USS Carl Vinson CVBG to strike at Soviet forces around Iceland in three days. As the NATO player you must safely withdraw the Enterprise CVBG and replace it with the Carl Vinson CVBG in a holding area south of Iceland. As the WP player you have multiple submarines and significant air assets at your disposal. Your task is to sink one or both US aircraft carriers.

Northern Fury 9.3 - Command At Sea, 1994: The USS Carl Vinson CVBG is moving up to relieve the Enterprise. The USS Eisenhower, after three days of hard fighting in the Mediterranean, has passed through the Pillars of Hercules and is heading north. She will join the USS Carl Vinson CVBG to strike at Soviet forces around Iceland in three days. As the NATO player you must maneuver and protect the USS Mount Whitney as it transports the Commander of the US 2nd Fleet (NATO’s CINCLANT) to a patrol area off the Azores. As the WP player you have multiple submarines and valuable intelligence indicating that a ‘High Value Target’ is arriving in your patrol area.

Northern Fury 9.4 - Cutting The Tether, 1994: This is a small but critical scenario in the battle to isolate Soviet forces on Iceland. Since taking the island of Jan Mayen in the first hours of the war, the desolate spot on the Greenland Sea has become a critical link in Iceland’s supply chain, a long and arduous tether back to the Kola Peninsula. Your job in this scenario is to cut that tether.

Northern Fury 9.5 - Here Comes The Cavalry, 1994: The US 2nd Fleet is now ready for its first counter-attack. The 1st phase has the USS Eisenhower and the USS Carl Vinson CVBGs strike at Soviet forces around Iceland. In order to neutralize the significant Soviet forces on Iceland, your task is to move north and establish local air superiority over the Keflavik peninsula as a precursor to a large USAF strike tomorrow night. You have 28 hours to destroy Soviet Air Defences over Iceland. Detailed SEAD and Strike tasks will be the Air Force's job, but you need to clean the airspace to make that possible. You know that there are formidable air defences both on and over Iceland so this will not be an easy task.

Northern Fury 9.6 - Stab In The Dark, 1994: Your task is simple, as the Captain of the Canadian Submarine HMCS Onondaga, infiltrate Soviet ASW defences north of Reykjavik and insert a Special Forces team comprising of 4 Canadian JTF2 (Joint Task Force 2) and 4 British SBS (Special Boat Service) operatives. However you may find that in war – nothing is simple.

Northern Fury 10.1 - Poke in the Eye, 1994: 42 hours ago, your Special Forces team comprising of 4 Canadian JTF2 (Joint Task Force 2) and 4 British SBS (Special Boat Service) operatives arrived in Iceland. Now it’s time to earn your paycheck.


As always, the community scenario pack is available for download at the WarfareSims download section: http://www.warfaresims.com/?page_id=1876
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