Commander! Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

This is the page where you'll find some help for those burning questions about Commander!

Q. What is the price of Commander!?
A. Commander! itself is free. Commander! will only work within the Naval Engagement! environment. There will be a nominal fee for access to the Naval Engagement! environment, if required. For now our Hosting dervice UCClouds.com is hosting us for free. We feel very honored that they have supported us over the years.

Q. Do I need a flight simulator to use Commander!?
A. No! Commander! is a stand-alone application. No flight simulator is required. Although you will have no porthole to look out on the ocean, all data will be available to you, just as if you were in a real CIC (Combat Information Center).

Q. What is Naval Engagement!
A. Naval Engagement! is a real time 24/7 multi-player environment through which Underway!, Captain!, Commander!, and Controller! communicate and controls non-player platforms.

Q. Where do I put Commander!?
A. Commander! can go anywhere you like! Coming soon it will have it's own auto installer that will put everything where it belongs and update your system automatically to the latest versions.

Q. How can I tell if I'm connected properly?
A. The Commander! Chronometer should begin updating as connection to the simulation (Naval Engagement!) occurs.

Q. When I start Commander! a requestor pops up saying it cannot connect to Naval Engagement!
A. One of three things may be wrong:

  • Your internet connection is broken
  • The server IP address is incorrect
  • Or most likely the server is down

Q. Is there a developer's SDK (Software Development Kit) for Commander!
A. Sorry, no. However, if you have any ideas for improving Commander! we will try to accomodate your request. We're always looking for new ideas on displaying data in Commander! that can help you manage your combat situational awareness.

Q. How come I can't shoot anything or turn on radars, etc in Commander!
A. Commander! is a Force Commander's tool. Admirals and Generals receive information, process it, and then give orders to subordinates. If a hostile group of aircraft is inbound, the force commander may issue an order such as "AW this is AB, take bogey 214". In this case AB (Battle Group Commander) is telling AW (Air-Warfare Commander) to shoot down contact id 214 which is an enemy aircraft with whatever weapons will bear. AW may be a Force Commander, or a ship's captain - but AW controls all Anti-Air warfare assets. Commanders receive information from all platforms in their group which is consolidated on one display which makes battle management easier.

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