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BorisHH
02-01-2007, 06:29 AM
Neal Stevens from subsim.com got a hands on preview of SH4 with the devs. Lots of juicy info, enjoy!

http://www.subsim.com/sh4/demo_sh4.php

Celeon999
02-01-2007, 06:35 AM
Good find , thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


That lucky bastard http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Celeon999
02-01-2007, 06:41 AM
Check this out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif


http://www.subsim.com/sh4/images/c_screen_sh4_7.jpg
http://www.subsim.com/sh4/images/c_screen_sh4_9.jpg

Celeon999
02-01-2007, 08:47 AM
And we will get life-boats and survivors in the water. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Luckily Socko has already signed a contract with a different navy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


But the missing radio room is a set back http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

mw2000
02-01-2007, 08:54 AM
I am happy that we will have a world map so I can pop in the Atlantic from time to time and fight the germans. Hopefully a u-boat mod will appear in the future.

TheFastFreddie
02-01-2007, 09:59 AM
Not sure what to make of the new damage model to my sub because I liked the old one. Really don't like the fact that they took away the radio room/captains quarters because of time issues. I liked the look of the old interface better but will give this one a shot.

Realjambo
02-01-2007, 10:48 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Just the pre-order outside of the US to sort now!...

WilhelmSchulz.
02-01-2007, 02:47 PM
"Due to the accelerated development cycle of this title..."

I dont like the sound of that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

And Lifeboats and suvivors? I bet Socko will be verry happy! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

klcarroll
02-01-2007, 03:08 PM
Yeah, ....Socko threw all my torpedoes overboard in favor of Celeon's tube launched missle packs; ......but I notice he kept the two twin 20mm flaks. (He mumbled something about them being great for "floating debris".) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

hueywolf123
02-01-2007, 03:57 PM
Just the pre-order outside of the US to sort now!...

Yep, I agree totally. How easy would it be to make the limited edition offer to forum members first?

Realjambo
02-01-2007, 04:12 PM
Yep, I agree totally. How easy would it be to make the limited edition offer to forum members first?

Banging Idea Huey! Wouldn't be that hard to set up surely? Ubi just give us forum members a promotional code which we quote on the ordering page and hey presto!
Every forum member who pre-orders gets the ltd edition box from Ubi, irrespective of where in the world they are. The copies must come from one central source I'd guess, a DVD replicating company, then they are distributed to the wholesalers and Ubi's own 'shops' (websites, regional offices whatever, to be dispatched)... It's just a case of intercepting that physical route to market. Just get a crate, and allocate what? 200 copies for forum members only? Easy.

IT'S SO SIMPLE UBI!! I hope you can hear us! I'll manage it for you if you want! (Yup, I was shouting Grr! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif )

TheRealPotoroo
02-01-2007, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by hueywolf123:
Just the pre-order outside of the US to sort now!...

Yep, I agree totally. How easy would it be to make the limited edition offer to forum members first?
I still want to know why it is SubSim gets these previews when the official Ubisoft forums don't.

One thing I saw which would irritate me is the torpedo selector panel partially obscuring the attack periscope view (http://www.subsim.com/sh4/images/c_screen_sh4_2.jpg). That's one thing I can see the modders going for very quickly.

The crew management screen looks interesting (http://www.subsim.com/sh4/images/c_screen_sh4_1.jpg) although I hope the increased detail doesn't become overwhelming. See the increased experience detail? Electrical, Mechanical, Leadership, Guns, Watchman. We can only hope the sub damage system is restored in a patch.

"The game uses DX9 but probably will be upgraded to take advantage of DX10 in a patch." Yay! That was one of my questions in the Collecting Questions thread. Neal reports the increased graphics detail on the preview version - with DX10 it would be even better (I've seen DX10 preview shots of Crysis that just blew me away). Since D3DX10 won't be released for Vista until later this year it won't be an urgent requirement to upgrade but hmmm...

GoldenEagle8
02-01-2007, 05:05 PM
That is great! I like the whole survivors in the water bit. the graphics fom the shots look amazing! I cannot wait!

stabiz
02-01-2007, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by TheRealPotoroo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by hueywolf123:
Just the pre-order outside of the US to sort now!...

Yep, I agree totally. How easy would it be to make the limited edition offer to forum members first?
I still want to know why it is SubSim gets these previews when the official Ubisoft forums don't.

One thing I saw which would irritate me is the torpedo selector panel partially obscuring the attack periscope view (http://www.subsim.com/sh4/images/c_screen_sh4_2.jpg). That's one thing I can see the modders going for very quickly.

The crew management screen looks interesting (http://www.subsim.com/sh4/images/c_screen_sh4_1.jpg) although I hope the increased detail doesn't become overwhelming. See the increased experience detail? Electrical, Mechanical, Leadership, Guns, Watchman. We can only hope the sub damage system is restored in a patch.

"The game uses DX9 but probably will be upgraded to take advantage of DX10 in a patch." Yay! That was one of my questions in the Collecting Questions thread. Neal reports the increased graphics detail on the preview version - with DX10 it would be even better (I've seen DX10 preview shots of Crysis that just blew me away). Since D3DX10 won't be released for Vista until later this year it won't be an urgent requirement to upgrade but hmmm... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not just SubSim, a dude from Gamespot is also there, so its probably a joint press thingy.

By the way, a new trailer is up at gamespot, its over 6 minutes long. It shows some insane water transparancy action.

Stuntcow
02-01-2007, 06:52 PM
That was great. Thanks for the info and link. The next 5 weeks are going to go soooo slooooooow.

PS. I hate Gamespot. Have to sign up to see the movies or trailers in Hi Rez. Just tring to get money out of people.

Goose_Green
02-01-2007, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by Realjambo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Yep, I agree totally. How easy would it be to make the limited edition offer to forum members first?

Banging Idea Huey! Wouldn't be that hard to set up surely? Ubi just give us forum members a promotional code which we quote on the ordering page and hey presto!
Every forum member who pre-orders gets the ltd edition box from Ubi, irrespective of where in the world they are. The copies must come from one central source I'd guess, a DVD replicating company, then they are distributed to the wholesalers and Ubi's own 'shops' (websites, regional offices whatever, to be dispatched)... It's just a case of intercepting that physical route to market. Just get a crate, and allocate what? 200 copies for forum members only? Easy.

IT'S SO SIMPLE UBI!! I hope you can hear us! I'll manage it for you if you want! (Yup, I was shouting Grr! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif ) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif Awesome ideas Huey and RJ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

TheRealPotoroo
02-01-2007, 08:07 PM
I still believe any such offer should be to all registered SH3 owners, not just those active in the forums (which I expect many do not even know about or find too difficult to use).

hueywolf123
02-01-2007, 08:14 PM
No celeon, check this out
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l239/Huey_Wolf/cheese.jpg
Sorry, bad joke http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

tuddley3
02-01-2007, 09:34 PM
I have notified Socko by Email, maybe he will pay a visit.

No Huey, you made me laugh. That should go in the Humorous Sticky http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Also what comes to mind, is that part in Das Boot, that guy always reading the Good Book gets yelled at for praying instead of helping fix the boat in the Straight. "You son of a B**ch, We have work to do !!!!!!"

Celeon999
02-02-2007, 02:14 AM
Never fart in a submarine. You will make yourself a lot of enemys http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


The Gamespot trailer is cool http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The burning aircraft carrier looks awesome http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dominicrigg
02-02-2007, 03:35 AM
This all looks very good but makes me very nervous reading these. Im going to stay away from these and wait for the actual reviews.

There are a lot of "should have" and might be's in it. Which were the type of things which made us excited in Silent hunter 3 and were not delivered on. I wait to see how it turns out with baited breath and a lot of hope that it rocks!!

Psychfilm
02-02-2007, 07:00 AM
Hey Gang. Great pictures. Silent Hunter IV looks awesome. Socko is salivating and trying to learn U.S. constitutional History so he can apply for a green card. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Tuddley thanks for the E-mail. An update on the patrol reports for anyone interested. I just recently installed a new graphics card and the mods that were a bit laggy on the old card are now running a whole lot smoother. Socko did a shake down cruise last night and fired a full salvo into the side of a tanker. No lag whatsoever and it was really really awesome. I can't remember the last time I just sat there and watched a ship go down. Socko was actually crying as he machine-gunned the survivors. He later said that some days the world just seems more beautiful and the bodies and the blood so much more visceral.

Expect the continuation of the noob and sock patrols in the coming weeks. I've got great ideas for them but no time to run them. I should be able to free up sometime early next week I hope. Take care and keep hunting.

Realjambo
02-02-2007, 07:16 AM
Socko was actually crying as he machine-gunned the survivors. He later said that some days the world just seems more beautiful and the bodies and the blood so much more visceral.


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

klcarroll
02-02-2007, 08:58 AM
Socko is salivating and trying to learn U.S. constitutional History so he can apply for a green card.
Tell Socko not to bother with the "Green Card"! ......The fact that there are some 30 million illegal aliens in the U.S. is proof that it's really no big deal.

(Hmmmm.........., maybe Socko's presence in the U.S. might discourage some of those "illegals"; ....as quite a few of them arrive by water!)

You can also let him know that he is welcome to come play with my boat's two 155mm deck guns: ......as soon as I get a Narwhal Class boat!

YEET!

Celeon999
02-02-2007, 09:16 AM
Hmmmmm.... i think a single brass button eyed , flak gun firing piece of cotton could get a lot of attention when getting loose in the u.s navy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

GoldenEagle8
02-02-2007, 10:55 PM
GASP! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif NOOOOOO! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
Quick! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif what runs a .mov!?!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

TheRealPotoroo
02-02-2007, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by GoldenEagle8:
GASP! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif NOOOOOO! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
Quick! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif what runs a .mov!?!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif
QuickTime from Apple.

GoldenEagle8
02-02-2007, 11:22 PM
where do I get that?

WilhelmSchulz.
02-02-2007, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by klcarroll:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Socko is salivating and trying to learn U.S. constitutional History so he can apply for a green card.
Tell Socko not to bother with the "Green Card"! ......The fact that there are some 30 million illegal aliens in the U.S. is proof that it's really no big deal.

(Hmmmm.........., maybe Socko's presence in the U.S. might discourage some of those "illegals"; ....as quite a few of them arrive by water!)

You can also let him know that he is welcome to come play with my boat's two 155mm deck guns: ......as soon as I get a Narwhal Class boat!

YEET! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
You need to be a US citizin to enlist.

WilhelmSchulz.
02-02-2007, 11:51 PM
Will Socko be using a S-Boat? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

TheRealPotoroo
02-02-2007, 11:52 PM
Originally posted by GoldenEagle8:
where do I get that?
Um... from Apple (http://www.apple.com)? I think it's still available as a single download, although it's also in the iTunes bundle.

UncleRoger
02-03-2007, 02:55 AM
Psychfilm: Pure class.

You know, I think the blokes in the water are SAS or similar. Types you get to transport to exotic places where they hope to meet people from an ancient and rich culture and kill them.

I do hope they include lifeboats though.

Realjambo
02-03-2007, 03:53 AM
You know, I think the blokes in the water are SAS or similar. Types you get to transport to exotic places where they hope to meet people from an ancient and rich culture and kill them.


Probably right there. Let's hope so anyway!

klcarroll
02-03-2007, 02:01 PM
Psychfilm: Pure class.
I agree whole-heartedly!

What we truely need is a "Socko SuperMod"!!!

Geez......, The mind boggles!!!! .....Just imagine: "The War in th Pacific as Socko would have won it!!" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

.....The entire IJN on it's knees in a hail of 155mm and 20mm fire!! ....What a concept!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Realjambo
02-03-2007, 02:15 PM
.....Just imagine: "The War in th Pacific as Socko would have won it!!"


Now that's a book I'd pre-order! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

TheMoon7x
02-03-2007, 02:21 PM
i wanna be able to surface underneath the surviving sailors in the water, scooping them up on deck..and then send out an electrical charge on-deck like the sub in disney's "20,000 leagues under the sea"...gotta have the electrical charge people...we should have put it in our sh4 wish list LOL

Psychfilm
02-05-2007, 07:12 AM
Originally posted by UncleRoger:
Psychfilm: Pure class.

You know, I think the blokes in the water are SAS or similar. Types you get to transport to exotic places where they hope to meet people from an ancient and rich culture and kill them.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif You are too kind. Maybe Socko will be in the US naval reserve. Still a Captain in the Kriegsmarine but one weekend and month and two weeks a year serve for the US. That is one Sock bent on war. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif A new patrol is in the works keep hunting.