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frog7
06-18-2004, 09:05 AM
Hi Guys
Im New to this Forum but iv been following the Silent Hunter 3 ,i had SH 1 and SH 2.Now i know this is going to get Drilled BUT What typ of Spec are we looking at?

FRog7

frog7
06-18-2004, 09:05 AM
Hi Guys
Im New to this Forum but iv been following the Silent Hunter 3 ,i had SH 1 and SH 2.Now i know this is going to get Drilled BUT What typ of Spec are we looking at?

FRog7

TASKFORCE1x1
06-18-2004, 11:49 PM
Hi frog7.
I hope this helps ya. Remember if u need to have the game work better always start upgrades first by changing the graphics card to more ram like 256 DDR RAM. and such. Good idea to get 7200rpm hard drive or faster. Always use a clean install of your operating system and a clean install of the game if you had problems from choppy video. I say this because ive been having lots of problems from spyware from the internet bugging my registry and system processes and cpu thuroughput to the point where my system slowed down.

Recommended
Operating System- Windows XP
Processor- Pentium 1.4Ghz Pentium IV
or AMD Athlon MHz Processor
Video Card- NVIDIA GeForce 3
or ATI Radeon 8500 or higher
CD-ROM- 4X or Faster
RAM- 512 MB RAM

Minimum
Operating System- Windows 98-2000-ME-XP
Processor- Pentium PIII 800 MHz Processor
or AMD Athlon
Video Card- NVIDIA GeForce
or ATI Radeon 7000
or higher
CD-ROM- 4X or Faster
RAM- 256 MB RAM

I quote this from this link: (http://www.take2.co.za/product.php?id=16967)

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Drebbel
06-19-2004, 03:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I say this because ive been having lots of problems from spyware from the internet bugging my registry and system processes and cpu thuroughput to the point where my system slowed down.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Which firewall and which antivirus software are you using ?


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WhiteKnight77
06-19-2004, 06:57 AM
Try Zone Alarm (it's a free firewall) and Spybot Search & Destroy and AdAware.

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Drebbel
06-19-2004, 08:42 AM
So no virusscanner running in the background at all ????

I use a norton firewall and virusscanner. Every now and then I run adaware and spybot and the only stuff they ever find are some trackingcookies. Which are not serious stuff at all.

But if spyware is installing it installing itself on your system, as you wrote in your previous post, then you have a serious problem. You better take action, and protect your system, before something really serious happens to your data.


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WhiteKnight77
06-19-2004, 08:19 PM
Yes, I do run Norton AV Corporate in the background, my PC is well protected and I am behind a router as well.

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TASKFORCE1x1
06-21-2004, 02:53 AM
I'm 56k and I still get slammed even with the newest norton. I started to look for the more preventative measures like registry editing and stopping system processes like telnet that I dont need. There is always something slipping through. It only takes one spyware to screw up my PC's performance. I know right away when I start to see things slow down. When I refresh my desktop with F5 my icons flicker very quickly which is good. But when I get hit by a piece of registry resident spyware and I do a refresh and let go of F5 it keeps refreshing for a while. I have installed registry firewalls and Blackice and zone alarm. Its all still not perfect. I still get spyware somehow. The best way for me to stop it is to disable all ports except port 80 and the other ports used only for gaming. 14578 is used for Battlefield so I will keep that enabled. I got no problems now. When I surf through port 80 I dont use explorer anymore. Its even uninstalled on my system so no one can exploit that program no more. I download all the latest internet XP updates with a laptop and save the small installer files to a disk so when I reinstall XP on my primary tower PC I wont have to be on the net to get the updates. This keeps the PC from getting wacked at the vulnerable time when you have to goto Microsoft for the updates. In Blackice I see some of my same ISP users in the list for trying to give me the slammer and other viruses. Ive stopped everything for now with these new tactics. Next thing I have to find is a folder lock so nothing gets written to my system32 folder except for ME! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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TASKFORCE1x1
06-21-2004, 03:04 AM
Drebbel ,WhiteKnight77 thankyou for the info on more things to protect my xp system. right now all is quiet. All I have on my PC's removeable harddrive is SHII,DC and UBIcommunity. All is quiet now. I check my system folders and I see no extra files there yet(been 4 months) I learned off most anti-hack websites that its good to disable completely things that run in the system processes that are not being used. Things like Lsass,spoolsv,explorer,scvhost are some of the things that have to be running but all else shouldnt be. I learned that windows has a program called System Info that you can use to check further on things in task manager what they are and pointing to. Spoolsv for instance is a process running by default for your printer weather you have a printer installed or not. I just disable it all together because I dont plan on printing while playing a game. Anyways thats the job for my other removeable drives. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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WhiteKnight77
06-21-2004, 06:42 PM
It has been 4 years since I got my first PC. In that time, I have learned how to mod game files (but not make a mod, go figure), keep my PC clean, build a PC, write html, make my own graphics and build my own website.

The key to learning all of this stuff is to read and ask questions when you aren't sure about something. I'm still learning.

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TASKFORCE1x1
06-21-2004, 08:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
The key to learning all of this stuff is to read and ask questions when you aren't sure about something. I'm still learning.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree with you. I'm forever learning and it will never end as long as pc's keep changing. I just found out there is a new way to format the new 137gig+ drives that are out there for XP. Western Digital gives the software for their drives so you can format in XP. Other curious things like the old windows95/98/ME running the FAT32 format cannot see a slaved NTFS drive. This can cause nervous feelings with novice people if they didnt know that. Well anyways we all share new things here, there is such thing as a lame question. I'm open to sharing information. The net is all about information intergration.(everything relates to somethingelse) Im always trying new things and who knows if I will need those knowledge skills later on somewhere. Im open for questions. Please share. I dont BS, I just like to help everyone. And remember..... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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