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VXB77016
06-27-2009, 03:08 PM
First of all, I'd like to say thank you for all that I've learned here while lurking during the past couple of months. Really nice forum and membership, here.

May '45 is fast approaching on my first career and I'm ready to start plugging in a few mods. Before diving into TMO training wheels, I thought I'd give the German side a try via Operation Monsoon (the boat with the Walther closed-cycle plant sounds very interesting).

Two questions:

1) I'd be interested to know if any of you have suggestions for an environmental mod to pair with Monsoon. Are there any that I should avoid for compatibility reasons? I'm very green at this modding business so I've had some difficulty trying to understand the differences between the big environmental packages available.

2) Should I wait until my current career has finished before plugging in Monsoon? Having cut my teeth, I'm ready for a new challenge, but I'd like to have the option of going back to my current career and trying to break the 1 million grt and 10 Medals of Honor mark http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif (Ah hem, had a few monster patrols while I was learning the game with low difficulty settings and a nearly bottomless enthusiasm for refits.)

Appreciate your time and advice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

tambor198
06-27-2009, 03:27 PM
Real Environmental Mod (http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=149596) should fit the bill very nicely in answer to your first question.

WernherVonTrapp
06-28-2009, 09:53 AM
Yeah, I think that's as far as I'll go when I'm ready to mod. Maybe even RSRD. I've become a bit inhibited about the other mods. I'm also waiting to get a larger external HD. Right now I have both a 60GB and a 120GB USB drive but, they're filled mostly with MP3s. I wanna get a 500GB or 1TB USB drive for my games. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MWolfe1963
06-28-2009, 08:47 PM
Wernher,

Do you have any of the radio stations loaded?
If not, bet it's something you would enjoy.
Nothing like listening to it "the way it was."

I love the "This is wars series." Sorta dramatic radio acting, but they do a great job.

WernherVonTrapp
06-29-2009, 10:41 AM
Do you have any of the radio stations loaded?
If not, bet it's something you would enjoy.
Nothing like listening to it "the way it was."

I love the "This is wars series." Sorta dramatic radio acting, but they do a great job.
Actually, I don'y have anything at all loaded yet. You're right, I probably would love the radio mod. I love big band and swing music, a carry over from my father. In all honesty, I'm waiting to get a large external HD so I can back-up all my game files before adding any mods. Once I get that, watch out mod world, here I come. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

MWolfe1963
06-29-2009, 12:22 PM
I listen to the radio mods and band music even when I'm not playing. I wish I had your computer....However I only have one game on this computer.

They do a lot of actual live reporting, like the bombing of London. Lot's of series, like the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, ect. My wife love George and Gracie Burns show.


Dgrayson has two great gramophone mods for music..Judy Garlard....love her.

WernherVonTrapp
06-29-2009, 04:07 PM
I also run Celestia on my computer. It's a free, open source, space similator that truly is amazing. Like SHIV, there are add-ons (for planets, nebula and star systems) that take up some serious GBs on my PC (almost 20 right now). It too is frighteningly addictive.
http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

MWolfe1963
06-29-2009, 05:34 PM
Thanks for the link, that's something I would get into....I glanced through it...freeware?

WernherVonTrapp
06-29-2009, 05:38 PM
Totally freeware. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif And, you won't believe it once you run it with all the add-ons. Just remember, it's not a game. It's a space travel simulator. It's so realistic, you almost feel like you're actually traveling to distant planets. BTW, it's scientifically accurate, right down to the planet and satellite orbits. First rate all the way.

VXB77016
06-30-2009, 05:18 PM
Sounds like I've got a plan.

Thanks for the help, fellas http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

MWolfe1963
06-30-2009, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by WernherVonTrapp:
Totally freeware. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif And, you won't believe it once you run it with all the add-ons. Just remember, it's not a game. It's a space travel simulator. It's so realistic, you almost feel like you're actually traveling to distant planets. BTW, it's scientifically accurate, right down to the planet and satellite orbits. First rate all the way.

This is amazing. Shouldn't have started last night as it kept me up all night...not like I have anything else to do. Looking at add-ons.
Glad you mentioned this.