View Full Version : In Game Recognition Manual Too BRIGHT!!!

03-19-2005, 02:13 AM
At night in game when i use the manual, i find that when i open it its too dammm white and bright!. It makes my pupils contract and when i try and see the ship through the periscope its so much darker and i have to close the manual. After i close the manual the ship becomes more visible as my pupil expands again. Maybe by applying a red filter over the manual (which would make sense considering it is night time and running the red lights) i will be able to keep the manual open while idenitifying the target at night. Any of you guys find it hard to id ships with the manual open when its at night in game?

03-19-2005, 02:49 AM
Well, maybe the background picture of the manual is an image in a folder of the game. If it is, it can be easily edited I think, setting it darker or clearer... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-19-2005, 03:06 AM
Good idea,
but as it stands yeah Ive had that problem. Had to keep switching back and forth, manual open/closed to ID the ship in the convoy I picked out. Pitch black and the worst weather possible.

03-19-2005, 03:40 AM
i have the same with the notepad in the UZO

03-19-2005, 05:58 AM
C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\SilentHunterIII\data\Menu\Gui\RecMan ual\RecManBkgr.tga

Hope this helps..! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

03-19-2005, 06:14 AM

just compare Periscope.tga and UZO.tga in this folder:

C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\SilentHunterIII\data\Menu\Gui\

I just pasted the notepad from periscope over UZO, wonder if itll work!



03-19-2005, 06:28 AM
if anyone makes a nicer background for the recog guide, please post it here!

03-19-2005, 07:15 AM
yeah, you'd think if the lighting on the notepad and the instruments inside the ship got darker while running on the red lights, maybe the UZO station would be darker at night, too.

03-19-2005, 11:04 AM
Ok guys here you go :

RecmanBkgr.rar (http://perso.wanadoo.fr/athlonic/SHIIIStuff/RecmanBkgr.rar)

It looks like this :


Thereas the original :


Much better for night reco
Hope you enjoy it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

03-19-2005, 11:23 AM
THX athlonics... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

03-19-2005, 11:35 AM
You sure you got the right file? Your fix is only for a small 'frame' around the edge of the book. The middle part is still bright.

There are 2 similar files in that folder:

RecManBkgr and RecManBack


03-19-2005, 11:35 AM
No prob but there's still some work to do

Because all pics in the manual have their own background, so behind them : still bright

I'll see if I can handle this, but it's however already better.

PS: Yop Aviar, Recmanback is the back cover of the manual,

03-19-2005, 12:02 PM
Nice custom job on that. GJ thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-19-2005, 12:11 PM
Well TASK not exactly ...

In game it looks like this :


I've found that the recmanual is setup in the file :

(G25 group)

But I didn't find the ships pics in TGA format, so we need to ask the devs if they can do this in a future patch, or is someone else understanding color in hexa format?

03-19-2005, 03:33 PM
Ugh... this looks like alot more work than I thought.

Initially, it looked like the background image had the ship outline "placed" on it.

Unfortunately, every ship image has it's own background as well.

If anyone can actually photoshop these things to have a darker background, it would be AWESOME.

During night raids, I have to turn my monitor brightness up a bit... and the guide light is BLINDING.

03-19-2005, 06:16 PM
This is where I wish I had the paper manual... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I agree, it's very hard to see things through the UZO at night with the recognition guide up. Very very hard.

03-19-2005, 09:35 PM
You are right, seems like the red lighting filters did not get set up for the recog manual and UZO. That would be a good fix for the next patch.

03-20-2005, 12:05 AM
Agreed, that day-lit UZO is a bit of an eye-sore. Not a game killer of course, but it puts a hit on the immersion factor, imho.

03-20-2005, 01:19 AM
Is there a printable recog manual? That would be very nice, and provide some relief for this problem.

03-20-2005, 01:29 AM
Printable recognition manual is a very good idea. I remember the people who payed for one complaining that the rest of us shouldn't get a copy(well that was just one person)but i need a hard copy, they are so much easier to read.

03-20-2005, 01:44 AM
Ok, just found the thread below titled, busy printing:

"Sé Recognition Manual is 'ere !!"

Somebody has done some screen caps. Is that all of the recog manual?

03-20-2005, 02:25 AM
That someone was me. Here's the link again, as the Search function in this forum sucks !

Sé Recognition Manual is 'ere !! (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=857101043&m=1281090592)

03-20-2005, 05:19 AM
Well, thanks!

03-20-2005, 06:56 AM
Is anybody else having problems extracting parts 2/3/4 of this. Stuffit keeps giving me a file format error?? Any ideas?