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******************** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE **********... - 5/11/2014 9:34:27 AM   
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Welcome!

Thank you for purchasing Command, the most advanced air/naval wargame commercially available. This thread, and the entire forum, are dedicated to helping you get the most out if the game and have the best possible experience.


Getting up to date

First of all make sure that you have the latest official version. There are two ways to obtain this.

1) Use the updater from the game launcher applet:



2) If the updater does not work for any reason, or if you prefer to have the update files available offline, you can download them manually from here: http://matrixgames.com/products/483/downloads/

Update files are cumulative, so you only need to download the most recent version.

In addition to the official updates, the Command development team regularly releases "unofficial" updates. These are typically listed on the main forum, in a thread titled "Build XXX is available". These releases offer the latest fixes, improvements, new functionality etc. and are fully supported by the development team. (There is also an even more frequent series of internal beta releases but these are available only to the beta group). Very frequently the solution to an issue encountered in the official version is found in the unofficial public releases. For this reason we highly recommend having the latest public build.


Documentation

A printer-friendly (and some would argue, also eyes-friendly) of the Command user manual is available for download here: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3418599

The manual refers to the original version v1.00 of the game, and the updates released since have added a plethora of new features and improvements. To get up to speed on what's new, see the Manual Addendum section on the WarfareSims site: http://www.warfaresims.com/?page_id=2695


There is also the new Mega-FAQ here: http://www.warfaresims.com/?page_id=2920 . Take a look there before asking your first questions, chances are that the answer is already there.


New scenarios and other downloads

Command has 40 scenarios (plus 7 tutorials) included, but many more have been developed by the user community. To download them or browse through them, get them from the Command downloads section on the WarfareSims site: http://www.warfaresims.com/?page_id=1876 . As of June 2015, there are over 260 scenarios available for Command and the number is continuously increasing. Updates to the community scenario pack are announced here: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3587065

On the downloads page you will find other useful downloadable material such as image & description packs for the game's integrated database viewer (so that when you look up for a platform's technical data you also get images & text description for that platform if available). Updates to these packs are announced here: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3441939


Video Tutorials

Other than hands-on experimentation, the best way to learn the game is probably to watch others playing it. The dev team has put together a series of video tutorials covering the basics:

Baloogan's Excellent You Tube Command Tutorial Channel covering 1.07+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00vYxCUfbh0&list=PLgRuKky0mojZkb5tSIpJgEy0WR4rzt6tA

Legacy Videos (Covering 1.00-1.06)

• Gameplay Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UjyloNe-c
• Basic Attack Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CpRRAqI-mc
• Basic Plotting and Mission Editor Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIzX_zVufuk
• Event Editor Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92dkBwVDX4Y
• Import Files Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogKL-96eFtM

Baloogan has also put together a fantastic series of video playthroughs, covering everything from basic gameplay all the way to massive global-scale scenarios. Treat yourself to his video series: http://baloogancampaign.com/episodes/

On the same site you will find plenty of support material such as keyboard reference, gameplay tips etc.


Discord channels:
Come and join us on Peter66's Discord channel: https://discord.gg/dyQDesj


Multiplayer

Command does not support real-time multiplayer yet. Given the nature of modern air/naval warfare (long hours of nothing seemingly happening, then suddenly within a few hectic minutes the battle may be won and lost) this feature is lower on priority than a series of other improvements planned.


Other information

You can submit reports on any problem/issue encountered on the Tech Support forum (but please first read this), share your war stories and gameplay tips with other players on the After Action Reports and the War Room, and get a taste of new & upcoming scenarios on the Mods & Scenarios forum. You will find the community a kind & friendly place to be, and members of the dev team are regularly present to solicit feedback from users, discuss future development and in general move the game forward.

Mega-FAQ

Visit the gigantic Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) which is a collection of question and answers from the various Command forums and the beta group:
http://www.warfaresims.com/?page_id=2920

And most of all:


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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 2/2/2015 4:48:03 PM   
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Good post....

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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 10/5/2015 12:30:14 AM   
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if its on my steam account will steam do auto updates ?

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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 10/5/2015 12:32:22 AM   
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Yes, but only for the official releases, not betas

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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 10/5/2015 12:39:54 AM   
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thats fine... sometimes its ok to use steam..
will I be able to add scenarious from the community, if not Ill not use steam ... or do I have to use steam... hummmm

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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 10/5/2015 9:06:32 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: freeboy

thats fine... sometimes its ok to use steam..
will I be able to add scenarious from the community, if not Ill not use steam ... or do I have to use steam... hummmm


We haven't iimplemented integrated scenario sharing there yet. The process now Is to just download scenarios and place them in the scenario directory. You do get patches installed automatically though.


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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 10/5/2015 12:20:11 PM   
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I understand.. they do have a workshop fyi... sounds like a plan....
As I read more and more this looks better and better .. thanks

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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 11/27/2016 6:12:12 PM   
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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 1/1/2017 1:56:18 AM   
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Holy cow this game is massive

One question, easiest scenario to play? I am new but the game looks very complex for a land guy.

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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 3/3/2017 4:15:48 PM   
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you can order scenarios by difficulty or complexity.
To start, you may want to look for 1/1 scenarios ;-)

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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 3/3/2017 4:51:16 PM   
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quote:

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Holy cow this game is massive

One question, easiest scenario to play? I am new but the game looks very complex for a land guy.


I would start with Battle of Lakatia 1973, and Battle of Chumonchin Chan 1950

This is for another thread, but in some ways it is more complex than land warfare, and in other ways it is less complex.




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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 5/17/2017 2:17:39 PM   
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Added Discord URL.

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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 5/24/2017 6:20:36 PM   
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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 10/27/2017 8:15:38 PM   
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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 11/5/2017 7:01:38 PM   
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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 11/30/2017 5:24:55 PM   
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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 12/5/2017 2:44:40 AM   
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I bought the game quite a while ago, and I'm trying to get back into it, but I'm unable to update to the latest version! I have the 1.05 Wargame of the Year version. The latest patch on this site to download (v1.13.5) requires v1.12 to install. When I try to install v1.12, it says it requires v1.09. There is no download for the v1.09 here, so I am stuck on v1.05!

I would definitely prefer to have the update files offline, is there any way I can still obtain the missing link v1.09?

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RE: *** NEW PLAYERS - READ HERE *** - 12/5/2017 5:34:46 AM   
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If you log in to the Matrix members area, you should find the full-installer files for v1.12. You can install from those, and then use the built-in updater to get current.

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