View Full Version : Tracking a contact - Help!

08-23-2006, 12:31 AM
I have recently bought SH3 and played it quite a bit and never had a problem tracking a ship on patrol and condemning it to Davey Jones's Locker. I downloaded the 1.4 patch yesterday and installed it last night. Now, my question to you is : How do you make certain your radio/sonar man updates the position of the contact they find all the time. When they find a contact, I race there to find it, only to be dissapointed. What is the easiest way to track a contact?

08-23-2006, 02:29 AM
Just like hunting birds...if you shoot where the bird IS, then your shot will end up BEHIND the birds current position. WHY? Because as you approach the current position of the bird, the bird is moving AWAY from its current position. If you want to catch up to and find a contact, then sail NOT directly for the point of current contact....sail for a point somewhat AHEAD of the current contact location. How far ahead will depend on the contacts speed.

08-23-2006, 02:43 AM
Thanx King,

Another Q : how do you scan for contact intermittently to have an idea more or less where they are or is this not possible? My logic (probably fuzzy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ) tells me that your radio man can only pick up a contact when they send or receive radio messages, am I right?

Do you have to be at a dead stop to use sonar? What is the "normal sweep" option used for?

08-23-2006, 04:11 AM
This may help! (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/8331045174?r=1451055174#1451055174)

08-23-2006, 08:36 AM
Thanx Mittelwaechter, I'll try it as soon as I get home!!! Hold thumbs

08-23-2006, 10:06 AM
Don't forget that the target may change it's course. You will often find it by doing what has been described, but if it's not there it might not be far away on a different course. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


08-23-2006, 10:17 AM
try to set your course just forward of contact, go to flank speed and run for a little bit- submerge, all stop and right click on sonar so that you can listen. Adjust volumn knob lower right of hydrophone to max. You should be able to hear faint propellor noise. If not resurface flank speed again and resubmerge. Once you pick up faint noises, set your course to that area. Continue until sighted- good luck A.M.

08-24-2006, 04:32 AM
Thanx for all the help ! This is one of the best forums I have joined - everyone is so friendly! Got it right and now I am kicking behind!