The NorFor Project, which is short for the Norwegian Military Forces Project, is an initiative with the purpose of expanding the Operation Flashpoint (OFP) experience into a realistic virtual combat and warfare simulation. As the name indicates, NorFor will provide its users with modules covering most aspects of the Norwegian defense forces, from tanks and helicopters to rifles and soldiers.
The idea behind a norwegian simulation started early 2002 with the release of the very first Norwegian units for OFP, created by Ivan (Edge) assisted by Viking, under the prefix VIN. These units were based on the BIS resistance models.
Viking continued work on Norwegian units, gradually getting help from other Norwegian fans (Jahve, andersgrim, Turbobyk, Marsuitor and later Fudge). Units at this point were based on BIS models, along with many different units from other mods (Swedish Forces Pack, for example). This work funneled out in the creation of NORMOD (NOM), which was probably the height of Norwegian modding (counting people involved). More Norwegian fans entered the scene filling different roles. (SCA Jolly, ting, eisa01, Kopijeger). Interest for the mod dropped, and only a few members were left: Jahve, andersgrim, Viking, Fudge, Marsuitor and SCA Jolly.
After a some time with no releases, Viking and Marsuitor began work on units based on Ballistic Addons Studios Delta/Rangers. They were assisted by Jahve, who worked on updating the weapon pack from NOM. This work slowly went over to todays work by Norfor, including the change from BAS models to HYK's US Soldier models. The "official" work and planning for the NorFor Project was started early 2004, by andersgrim, Jahve, Fudge, Viking and Marsuitor.
Project released content developed thus far in the spring of 2006, but a few members still continue work and plan a new release before Armed Assault (ArmA) is released in Norway (Q1 2007).
Norfor members have "branched" out into other projects also, for example Jahves work on Norwegian Units for VBS, or the planned project for ArmA.
The engine used for NorFor is the Operation Flashpoint ("OFP") engine, though the OFP: Resistance expansion upgraded to the latest version is required as we take the advantage of the newer and more bugfree technology this upgrade provides. For more information on the latest patches, visit OFP.info / Patches.
All the released NorFor content can be found in the Modules section of the NorFor site.
Core team/Founders: Viking, andersgrim, Jahve, Marsuitor, Fudge
Team at release (2006): Viking, Jahve, DK, Marsuitor
Team at present: Viking, Jahve, Fudge ("freelance"), Marsuitor