Hello out there to Silent Hunter 5 players on Windows 7,
I've been dealing with UbiSoft support for several weeks trying to get Silent Hunter running on my Quad AMD processor system with 4 Gb Ram running Windows 7. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the game several times but still can't get to an opening game screen. Only to the Uplay screen with the following result. When I click Play I get the too familiar "game running" message and then it times me out after 2 minutes.
UbiSupports latest suggestion was to try launching it in the safe mode which I did and the opening movie started playing without sound, on a window about 1/3 of the screen in the upper left. I hit Escape to stop it but nothing happened. At the end of the movie the Uplay screen reappeared offering the Play button again. When I hit play it again gives me a "Game running" message but stays on the Uplay screen and again times me out after 2 minutes. I asked if he had any Windows 7 users successfully playing the game? He answered that many Win 7 users are successfully playing the game. He just suggested I post on this forum in hopes that someone has a solution.
If anyone is successfully playing the game on Windows 7 and has any suggestions on how to get beyond the Uplay screen to an opening SH 5 screen I am all ears. I very much enjoyed previous SH versions and want to play this version very much. I am NOT getting to an opening screen with various options like Quick or Historical missions, or Career mode. Only the Uplay screen described above. When I click on the Action button it shows a Tutorial mission which I would like to try but no way to activate or play them.