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Foehammer-1
02-16-2008, 08:20 PM
For the first time, got the VIIc/42 today. Had to change CFG files, since it's supposed to appear in June 1945... when war is over http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Anyways, looked at it... and i think the dev's slacked again.
First off, it doesn't have any extra range over VIIc, like the manual states.
Secondly, 260m operationg depth, 350 max. My @$$. We started taking damage at 240 meters. I was afraid to dive to 260.... So much for 350...
At least it has a few extra torpedoes.
But did i miss something, or is there really nothing special about this boat?

VikingGrandad
02-17-2008, 08:18 AM
First off, it doesn't have any extra range over VIIc, like the manual states.
Secondly, 260m operationg depth, 350 max.

Can't those parameters be modded/fixed in the .cfg files for that boat?

Foehammer-1
02-17-2008, 08:37 AM
Hm, good point. I'll try it

Edit.
Tried it. And either it's just me, or it's impossible. I can only change max depth for the generic "type VIIc" file, with no breakdown into c,/41,/42... We'll see how this works when i test it later on

blastomatic1759
02-17-2008, 03:31 PM
Funny thing , i just traded my XXI for one of these , i havent brought it down to maximum depth yet , i may have one or two more patrols and the war will be over.

Xenithar
02-17-2008, 08:56 PM
I don't know about the boat in question, but I have had the VIIB down to around 180m. I have had the XXI down to 280m without damage. I would assume you could do at least 200m with the VIIC/42.

msalama
02-17-2008, 09:33 PM
Well I took the VIIC/42 down to 262m the other day and suffered no damage whatsoever, though I was admittedly pressing my luck somewhat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif This was in GWX 2.0.

I'm not sure about the stock game, but at least in GWX the individual hull strengths seem to vary - as I suppose they did IRL.

Foehammer-1
02-18-2008, 09:13 AM
Right, i forgot to mention that. I run stock with 1.4b... And trust me, in there, all type VIIc boats have the same .cfg file. So they are pretty much clones

Kaleun1961
02-18-2008, 10:02 AM
Which leads to this question: Why aren't you running a modded version, like GWX2?

Foehammer-1
02-18-2008, 10:08 AM
Cause I have 1 gig of RAM, and dont want to buy more:P i only have 2 ram slots, and both are occupied by 512MB. If i buy 2 1 gig's, that will mean i'd have to throw out the ones i already have.

And i only have 128MB graphics card. I'm not that technically-inclined, so i asked my dad. And he said that my mother board won't support the more modern cards, and i totally forgot why.

I tried the original GW, and it ran like slideshow. So yeahttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

msalama
02-18-2008, 09:11 PM
But maybe you should give the new version (GWX 2.0) a go still? I only have 1GB of RAM installed, and it runs OK on my antiquated rig. Granted, it gets a bit iffy when I'm f.ex. leaving the docks, but is still playable...

Please reconsider, because GWX is a HUGE improvement over the vanilla game http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif