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hubardhowzer
01-22-2007, 10:05 AM
Frustratingly I have just transferred to flotilla 7.

When I exit base to commence a mission I cannot get it to increase time compression until well out into open sea! Is there any reason for this because it is darn frustrating?

hubardhowzer
01-22-2007, 10:05 AM
Frustratingly I have just transferred to flotilla 7.

When I exit base to commence a mission I cannot get it to increase time compression until well out into open sea! Is there any reason for this because it is darn frustrating?

klcarroll
01-22-2007, 10:25 AM
You are having the problem because the narrow channel "trips" the "Landproximity" time compression restriction. This value is declared in the second block of the file MAIN.CFG, and it's purpose is to help prevent you from running into trivial things like continents at warp 1024.

It is, however, a real nuisance much of the time; ....but the good news is that you can edit the value using NOTEPAD, or some similar text editor. There are copies of MAIN.CFG in both the "Program Files" area and in your "My Documents" area. The one in "My Documents" seems to be the one to change, but it is probably a good idea to edit both copies, to avoid the return of the problem with a "Rollback".

The two locations should be:

Ubisoft/SilentHunterIII/Data/Cfg/Main.cfg

My Documents/SH3/data/cfg/Main.cfg

BTW: ....If you edit this value, remember to be more careful around land! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Realjambo
01-22-2007, 12:56 PM
If you use SH3 Commander, you can adjust individual properties in the options section, such as Time Compression.

hubardhowzer
01-23-2007, 12:37 AM
Thanks fellas, I shall give that a whirl http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Jose.MaC
01-23-2007, 11:45 AM
Or you can just set your speed to a low value, as 2-3 knots, and you'll be able to set warp speed even on vicinity of ground.

OzzyBob
01-23-2007, 12:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jose.MaC:
Or you can just set your speed to a low value, as 2-3 knots, and you'll be able to set warp speed even on vicinity of ground. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

hmm didnt know about this one...ill give it a try.
But i have to go with RJ and say SH3 Commander.

geoffwessex
01-23-2007, 12:22 PM
Doesn't the TC drop to 1 when in the very near vicinity of other vessels?

Which reminds me, started my first GWX patrol earlier today and was impressed to see the Tirpitz alongside at Wilhelmshaven.

schwarze_Katze
01-23-2007, 05:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Doesn't the TC drop to 1 when in the very near vicinity of other vessels? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nope. I took a bad path out of ST. Nazaire and flattened a schnellboot at 128x. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

I never did figure out why he didn't maneuver to avoid me like normal.

Kaleun1961
01-23-2007, 06:11 PM
What is repeatedly annoying is the constant barrage of "ship sighted" reports that the ****** watch officer calls us. If you use a heavy harbour mod like I do, exiting port under time compression, with your finger over the "+" key, you'd think you were sending Morse code. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

I plot my course, view the nav map while leaving base and just keep hitting the "+" key repeatedly. It really doesn't take that long to leave port that way. I can't understand the guys who post and say it takes them half an hour to leave port.

schwarze_Katze
01-23-2007, 10:49 PM
K-61, that annoys the hell out of me too. Especially when I set up a trail on a convoy to await nightfall.

Constant "ship spotted" reports flood in while I mindlessly press the number pad + key while watching TV for an hour.

I get really annoyed at being able to see a ship with the naked eye (from F4) and having my watch crew "discover" the ship every few seconds. If I can see it with the naked eye, why can't a professional, highly decorated crew keep track of the dang thing?

ottoramsaig
01-24-2007, 01:27 PM
Yes the most frustrating. Got so used to the flippin + key that I ran into the back of outgoing tug. Hull was still good though Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Otto

slayer1543
01-31-2007, 05:10 PM
out of ports in France other than ST. Nazaire. Brest and ST something else are the ports with close shorelines between the inlet so the time compression won't allow you to go more than 2* compression. i dig that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif