About This File
This is something nobody else may have done before, as far as I know. This is a pack of 30+ single missions designed and written to form a slightly branching campaign experience, with the aid of an included briefing book to guide you through the process. I've been frustrated by SF2's campaign mechanism and wanted to put out a mission pack that tells a bit more story and is a bit more immersive in nature, rather than letting the game's campaign code just generate mission after mission with no real sense of continuity or panache.
The mission pack is basically a more detailed, story-driven version of the campaign you play in SF2NA. This one is based a little more closely on Tom Clancy's "Red Storm Rising", the biggest difference being that the Soviets hold ALL of Iceland, not just part of it. Although it doesn't follow Clancy's novel exactly, many of the scenario driven elements of these missions will be intimately familiar to fans of the book.
A full explanation of all facets of the mod is included in the 'README first!' file in the zip file. That is the place to start for a full description of the mission pack, as well as information on required and recommended mods needed to play. The required mods list is a bit on the heavy side, but totally worth it. None of the required mods were altered in any way by me, and all credit and kudos go to the mod authors for their work.
The Operation Nordic Storm Campaign Briefing Book is included in the zip file, in .pdf format. You'll need adobe acrobat reader in order to use the briefing book- I don't expect that will be a big issue for anyone here. The briefing book is what allows you to play a string of 'single missions' as a branching 'campaign,' as well as go beyond the game's often-simplistic definitions of success and failure for various mission types. A full explanation on the use and purpose of the briefing book is included in the 'README first!' file.
I really enjoyed creating and play-testing this mod, and if it is well received I may do a similar mod based on a circa-2010 fictional conflict against Iran (with some Russian help) in the Persian Gulf. Feedback and bug reports are always welcome. The important thing is to read the README file in its entirety. Use wordpad to access the README file to see it in the proper formatting. Enjoy!
What's New in Version 1.0
- 9/10/14 Initial Release V1.0