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Mudgeo
01-22-2007, 04:16 PM
Ok, IM knew to SH3, and I have 2 questions,

1.How do you use external torp reserves
2.How do you read radio messages

P.S.GO COLTS!!!!!

DarkOmen13
01-22-2007, 04:32 PM
Hello,

To load external torpedos you want to be on the surface and then just drag one into an available slot in your internal reserve.
Always remember to have enough crew in the torpedo room though or it will never get moved.

As for reading radio messages, just press the M key. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

D.

Mudgeo
01-22-2007, 05:05 PM
Thanks I needed that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

geoffwessex
01-22-2007, 09:41 PM
Just a thought.....
When you 'drag' the external torpedo into a spare or reserve slot, nothing will happen immediately: you need to have a fully efficient crew in appropriate torpedo compartment and it takes several minutes for the torpedo to be 'brought inside' - it will turn black, gradually, and then appear inside but it will also need to be prepared and put into a tube. That happens automatically but also takes several minutes.

Who are the 'Colts'?

tuddley3
01-22-2007, 10:12 PM
Also if you place an officer in the torp department, load times are sometimes cut in half, and you can't be Running Silent either.

DarkOmen13
01-23-2007, 12:39 PM
Ah yes, silent running......
Forgot that one, knew there was something else.

D.

ottoramsaig
01-23-2007, 12:48 PM
I have noticed that calm seas need to be in order. During a storm I noticed that the Torps remained grey and I could not move them. P.S. You might want to back you speed done to 2knts when silent running. Come up to PC with Observation look around, have sonar do a sound check then surface. If within enemy air range post your flak gun. I got ambused on the surface but was able to fend off the attackers only to have a DD appear. So remember to protect your crew. Keep the boat at a minimum 1/3rd as it takes for to dive at slow. Be careful with "C" crash Dive in shallow water!

Knight165
01-23-2007, 06:08 PM
Yes...I noticed that about calm seas also. I had just decimated a convoy in rough seas and had not fish left except for my external reserves. I had a lone warship contact headed right for me so I surfaced and tried to get the externals loaded. No dice.
Imagine my dismay as I had to sneak away as a lone Revenge flew by me. What she was doing out there alone, I have no idea. Maybe she was part of the original convoy? There were two Hunter II's in there. Is that common to find some larger warships strayed away from the rest of the pack?

M.K.
Knight165

Wingtip9875
01-24-2007, 11:05 AM
Who are the 'Colts'?

Just your next superbowl champions..

PhantomKira
01-25-2007, 10:36 PM
@ Knight165: I hit HMS King George once, with about seven destroyers in attendance. Disabled, but didn't sink her, then waited around to see if she'd sink eventually. Well she didn't sink, but to my surprise the idiot destroyers got tired of guard duty and just up and left after about three hours, leaving KGV dead in the water and completely defenseless. Sure made the kill shot easier! So... escorts do leave in some situations, and/or maybe the destroyers sank in the heavy seas that only the Revenge could ride out?

Knight165
01-25-2007, 11:08 PM
Originally posted by PhantomKira:
@ Knight165: I hit HMS King George once, with about seven destroyers in attendance. Disabled, but didn't sink her, then waited around to see if she'd sink eventually. Well she didn't sink, but to my surprise the idiot destroyers got tired of guard duty and just up and left after about three hours, leaving KGV dead in the water and completely defenseless. Sure made the kill shot easier! So... escorts do leave in some situations, and/or maybe the destroyers sank in the heavy seas that only the Revenge could ride out?

Ahh...that would explain it! I thought it a little odd.
Thanks for the reply.

M.K.
Knight165