Same problem, and in my case the game never launched, never : it says immediately that the programm "Command" does not answer.
My computer is a modern brand new PC, buyed in october, Windows 8 64bits, french langage, nothing installed except all updates for direct X etc... and Mozilla.
Launching from the starting window by clicking on "play", or equivamlently cliking on "Command" in game directory leads to the same disappointing result, "Command not responding" (in french) with a Windows black frozen behind, and the task manager saying also that the game is frozen.
Version 1.01 installed.
Nothing works to go beyond.
Any bug fixed yet ?
On a "Virgin" Windows 8 system, nothing can interfer...
Can you please apply the latest update (Build 451) and try to run Command.exe?