I have just moved from SH3 to SH4 and running it on my new Dell Vostro 1700 duo core T7500 4GB 667DDR2RAM 256 Nvidia 8600GT and it is a smooth as can be. I downloaded a patrol of the Yellow Sea from somewhere around here (forum) and gave it a whirl.It was great until I got called to assist in the Bismarck Sea and low and behold I ran out of fuel. So ther I am stuck in the middle of the pacific hoping some Japanese sponge diver is going to swim past with a soloar panel on his back. Surprisingly it hasn't happened yet. What I want to know is can I call on any fuel? If not what is the approximate range of a sub, so that I can start again and plot a proper course with refuelling stops. Also let's say I have plotted a course and I am following it, I then get called to assist someone else and I quickly want to delete my current course. Is there any way I can delete all the waypoints in one hit rather then having to pick up the rubber, finding the end of my course and then deleteing each waypoint back to the start.
Question 1: No, you can't call for refuelling at sea.
Question 2: Click on the eraser, then hit CTRL+SHIFT+DELETE to remove all marks and waypoints.
You can also click on the waypoint button as if you were going to plot a new course, and press "delete" to remove your waypoints one at a time.
I'm not upon the tech specs of each sub in the game, even if I did I know the game is off a little bit. Most agree that 10kts is the most fuel efficient speed, balancing economy with a reasonable capacity for covering distance. If you hit the small grey button under the speed gauge you'll be able to select it specifically. Unless you have to hustle for any reason, i'd leave full or flank speed alone.
Good points TK.
If you are going on a long patrol, it is best to conserve fuel by sailing between 8 - 10 knots. It may take you a while longer to get to where you want to go, but you will have much more fuel. Only use Ahead Full and Ahead Flank for chasing an enemy or running from the enemy. Another way to conserve a bit of fuel is cruising below the surface for a while, in which case you are using battery to power your engines. Batteries do not last too long so pay close attention to your guages, and once you are surfaced again your batteries will recharge.