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Gbucket
06-10-2005, 01:39 PM
This was originally intended to be a PM in reply to BobV_07 but it's probably of interest to you all so here you go:


Apologies for being grumpy but it can become somewhat exasperating being stuck between a rock and a hard place €" trust me, both sides get my grumpyness, not just you lot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

When it comes to Silent Hunter III I€m not able to comment on the patch little more than it€s in development, the devteam don€t want to be officially committed to something when there€s some time left and things might change. It would be reasonable to assume that things that 1.3 broke would be fixed but I can€t officially commit to that.

The reason for it taking around a month to get the patch finished? We want it fully and extensively tested so it doesn€t cause problems to your game. The last thing we want to happen is to break more things than we fix.

What€s going to be fixed? Many things. Again, I can€t commit to anything as some things might be changed in the testing/development of the patch. (If anyone you become lucky enough to see readme€s for patches then you€ll see what I mean)

When we€re satisfied with the patch we€ll release more information. Sorry about it taking so long but, as anyone in software development will tell you, sometimes when you€re asked €œhow long?€ you immediately get a mental picture of a ball of string.. Usually with a lil kitten stuck on the end making it longer and longer.. I like kittens I do.

Lots of love

UbiRazz

trooperxp
06-10-2005, 04:41 PM
Thanks for the news, i have been sat patiently with 1.2 waiting for 1.4 to see the light of day. I began to start thinking that maybe 1.4 was not meant to be. Im glad you have proved me wrong, will be lookin forward to 1.4 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Stuntcow
06-10-2005, 04:53 PM
Thanks for the update. It will come when it comes...

BobV_07
06-10-2005, 05:44 PM
Thanks a buntch UbiRazz! I do understand your position and am much thankful for the news. This helps to clarify things and not leave us so much in the dark. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif And I'm very glad that the dev team is taking there time with the next patch. I have always supported that and always will. Thanks again for your time and effort! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif



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TASKFORCE1x1
06-10-2005, 06:55 PM
For all:

There is always light at the end of the tunnel.

Always gold at the end of the rainbow.

As for all software that comes out there are patches.

Patience is a virtue.

"Be patient, The answers are coming" - The Matrix.

U-49
06-10-2005, 07:21 PM
UbiRazz: Apologies for being grumpy but it can become somewhat exasperating being stuck between a rock and a hard place €" trust me, both sides get my grumpyness, not just you lot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif We love you too. Err...I mean, in a brotherly sort of way! In any event, you've been more than patient with us restless warriors. We're trying to be patient too, honest. It's just difficult at times. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

All the same, appreciate the the heads-up.

Cheers.

blue_76
06-11-2005, 12:01 AM
2 weeks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

CrossWire1969
06-11-2005, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by UbiRazz:
a ball of string.. Usually with a lil kitten stuck on the end making it longer and longer.. I like kittens I do.

Lots of love

UbiRazz

Me to, I take in every stray puzzy that comes into our garden. At the moment I have 42 mounted on the wall, just need a couple more of those skunk squirting toms to fill in the space above the book case.

pproux
06-11-2005, 04:30 AM
Hi UbiRazz,

I am an old mariner and very happy about the good visual design of SH3. But never the less the several little bugs are very disharmonic to a maritime reallity. So by the moment I am very frusted. Now I will thank UbiRazz for his last statement about the coming patch.

Naturally my friends and I (some captains in command, pilots and other mariner so I am) had send many statements and screens direct to the Ubi_Solution_Centre.
We as hardliners of subsims instantly hope that in a coming patch we will find in the game the values of a real boatposition (Lat. Lon. only situated in the World_Map of the Mission_Editor by the moment) in the Nav.-Map and Distances in Nautical_Miles like usual in the reallity.

Good Job

Philipp

and the others
Alberto,
Andreas,
Claudius,
Karl,
Markus,
Matthias,
Peter,
Roland,
Stephan,
Udo,

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a20/pproux/d_blue_salute.gif

HauptmannCrunch
06-11-2005, 08:05 AM
Wow,

Now you got me thinking we might get a nice Scoobie snack if we're just a little more patient. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Mix-Martes86
06-11-2005, 09:49 AM
Hmm, though I don't come here as often as before SH3's release, when I come, I always see something interesting. Thanks for the news. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Reverend 66
06-11-2005, 10:16 AM
2 weeks

Hey blue, you must have played Warbirds huh?

sav112
06-11-2005, 10:26 AM
good news

Again thanks for the response Razz, I€m doing a fresh install when 1.4 comes out as I don€t have the game on the machine right now as I did a clean install of the OS a few weeks back.

Hey liking kittens, I think for letting us in on what info you have someone should start a funny Kitten picture thread dedicated to the man.

I hope and prey still of that Screen resolution fix so I can get the best out my 19€ TFT screen. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Praetorian27
06-11-2005, 10:50 AM
Thanks!! Those little updates are what keeps us going!

furb0
06-11-2005, 11:21 AM
My signature say s everything of how I feel ...
"QUALITY IS BETTER THAN QUANTITY "

Thx UBIRAZZ for taking the time to keep us intouch ....
To the dev team a good decision me thinks ...

BobV_07
06-11-2005, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by sav112:
good news

Again thanks for the response Razz, I€m doing a fresh install when 1.4 comes out as I don€t have the game on the machine right now as I did a clean install of the OS a few weeks back.

Hey liking kittens, I think for letting us in on what info you have someone should start a funny Kitten picture thread dedicated to the man.

I hope and prey still of that Screen resolution fix so I can get the best out my 19€ TFT screen. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


Here's one for Razz....LOL

http://img252.echo.cx/img252/3783/kitty1vh.jpg

Faamecanic
06-11-2005, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by BobV_07:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by sav112:
good news

Again thanks for the response Razz, I€m doing a fresh install when 1.4 comes out as I don€t have the game on the machine right now as I did a clean install of the OS a few weeks back.

Hey liking kittens, I think for letting us in on what info you have someone should start a funny Kitten picture thread dedicated to the man.

I hope and prey still of that Screen resolution fix so I can get the best out my 19€ TFT screen. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


Here's one for Razz....LOL

http://img252.echo.cx/img252/3783/kitty1vh.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Holy ****.... where did you get that picture of me after my last Bar Hopping Binge http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Anywho...thanks for the reassurance Razz!! You have to understand that the reason we are all so eagerly awaitng the next patch is because we all LOVE this game!!!!

Keep up the good work m8

wnt2rd
06-12-2005, 02:34 AM
I love you Ubirazz. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Legio_Morbidius
06-12-2005, 01:49 PM
sry if i missed this (first post here) but is this saying that 1.3 was broken? Because when i installed the patch, my game went to drop off some rebels in the sarlac pit. (It crapped out) could someone clarafy this, thanks

urlybird0
06-12-2005, 03:01 PM
Thanks for the info Ubirazz

Ubd

BobV_07
06-12-2005, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by Legio_Morbidius:
sry if i missed this (first post here) but is this saying that 1.3 was broken? Because when i installed the patch, my game went to drop off some rebels in the sarlac pit. (It crapped out) could someone clarafy this, thanks



Not sure if I understand you right, but patch 1.3 has a bug in it. After installing it, your sonarman and watch officer will no longer be able to verbally warn you of contacts.
From what I have seen I do believe that the dev team has decided to not fix 1.3 but rather to work on patch 1.4. And of course patch 1.4 SHOULD have the fix in it for the sonarman and watchman bug. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif But, we shall see!


http://img242.echo.cx/img242/9361/mesub6qj.jpg

DiveDevil
06-12-2005, 05:32 PM
Thanks for the update Ubi. I have the highest confidence that the dev team will address the bugs of 1.3 in this new patch; how could they allow the game to continue without a capable sonarman? This is going test a lot of peoples patience but the true diehards will be here in the end and thats what counts. I gotta say a sim must be good if a bunch of people are will to continue playing a "busted" game while waiting with baited breath for a fix. I usually don't play "busted" games but even with its flaws SHIII is a **** good one. hats off to the dev team, keep it coming for the fans

TASKFORCE1x1
06-12-2005, 07:25 PM
Who shaved the kitty's belly? LOL

BobV_07
06-12-2005, 09:09 PM
LOL, every time I see that pic I about lauph myself to tears. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif



http://img242.echo.cx/img242/9361/mesub6qj.jpg

sub-cptn-steve
06-12-2005, 11:10 PM
Would this be possible?

We know the sonar guy works fine with 1.2

Look at various config files and see what's changed from 1.2 to 1.3, anything that links to sonar man.

Back up those 1.2 config files.

Patch up to 1.3, then overwrite back the 1.2 config files and see if he reports contacts again

I'm going for a full re-install of the game today, i was thinking of running version 1.2 for the time being

Gbucket
06-13-2005, 02:11 AM
http://www.ratemykitten.com http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BobV_07
06-13-2005, 08:14 AM
Originally posted by UbiRazz:
http://www.ratemykitten.com http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif



http://img242.echo.cx/img242/9361/mesub6qj.jpg

Grocs
06-13-2005, 06:03 PM
Thanks for the update UbiRazz - I am still using 1.3 but probably should be using 1.2 until 1.4 comes out. I love the game - can't wait until the next patch and can't wait until an expansion http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I would be difficult being the mediator between two different interested parties. I emphasise.

Take care - I'm sure you'll keep us in the loop when you can.


Karamon.

GV_Darkata
06-14-2005, 08:46 AM
thanks ubi razz, we only hope that with the 1,4 crashs (battles) Sub. vs Sub. can be made know it that it is not realistic but at least one plays with human intelligence, (would have to be able to give the order to the crew to attack also the sub).
the new orders would have to be:
to attack the cargo vessel;
to attack the ship from war;
<span class="ev_code_RED">to attack the selected submarine.</span>

ciao un saluto a tutti http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

SS.DJSatane
06-15-2005, 11:20 AM
I sincerely hope some of the major multiplayer bugs will get fixed, such as the fact that clients in multiplayer cannot hear pinging by escort, only server can, not to mention broken damage system where clients receive much more damage in strange ways (such as hull going down to 10% instantly while no internal damage visible or other way around). I am glad to hear patch is development either way but it would be nice to get multiplayer back into the swing of things.

Cpt_Skii
06-15-2005, 11:45 AM
Here - have my Kitten

http://www.skiisworld.plus.com/stuff/misty.jpg

rabu2u
06-15-2005, 05:16 PM
Our Himalayan cat, Crystal, mediates quite often for hours on end..

http://rhoag.com/pix/Crystal_01c.jpg
..waitn' for da patch, waitn' for da patch..

jpinard
06-15-2005, 11:42 PM
Awesome post UbiRazz. Thanks a ton! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

sav112
06-16-2005, 06:17 AM
Cpt_Skii if that€s not the cutest kitten you€ve got, well it brought a smile to my face anyway.

Cough
Cough
Right back to getting that patch out lads apart from the scary star force story€s affecting rewritable DVD drives which I hope is nonsense because I€ve still to re install the game on my fresh system and decided just to wait till the next patch€¦.

Trydan
06-17-2005, 07:28 AM
Waiting for patches is, in some ways, the most realistic part of this simulation. Picture the scene in 1940...

Kaleun: So, wenn do we get those promised U-Boot upgrades.
BdU: *silence*
Kaleun: Er... hallo! Ich have men relying on those upgrades! What about ein new Sonar- System. This GDB is so useless, my sonarman ist effectively deaf.
BdU: *silence*
Kaleun: Und, when are you going to deploy some Milchkuhe?
BdU: (at long last) Look, Herr Kaleun, we're working on it!
Kaleun: (happy) Ah! Well, I'm so glad you've said something. I'll let the men know. See you after the next patrol. (leaves, happily).


Seriously now, thanks UbiRazz for letting us know. I think most of us are content to know that things are happening, even if only slowly. But not knowing anything can be frustrating. Thanks for the update - I'm looking forward to the new patches/expansions.

Seewulf01
06-18-2005, 08:01 AM
UbiRazz,

Will ship names be added to the upcoming patch? I reveiwed some of the other topic areas in regards to development, and noted that ship names would be a possibility. I also found that at time you migh be able to intercept radio traffic from a ship that was under attack. Though I find it hard to believe that this may have been done; to date, any stragglers that I have attacked or sunk, have yet to send radio traffic stating they were under attack. Maybe I've just been lucky or the ships are really that stupid.

FRANKKELLY
06-18-2005, 08:55 PM
About the weather: Not whining,but 10 days of continuous storm is: a) Not realistic. b) Annoying to the point of unplayable. Please consider maximum 3 day storms.

Just my 2 cents.

Snufol
06-19-2005, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by FRANKKELLY:
About the weather: Not whining,but 10 days of continuous storm is: a) Not realistic. b) Annoying to the point of unplayable. Please consider maximum 3 day storms.

Just my 2 cents.

It is true that having a crippled merchant in early years of the war after the convoy leaves it and being unable to gun it down because of the storm is annoying.

But please don't say that it is unrealistic to have a long storm on the North Atlantic. Why? It so happens that the Atlantic Current clashes with cold waters from up north (among them the Spitsbergen Current remnants swirling from the polar regions. This causes severe weather perturbances and moderate storms longer than 3days are nor a rarity whatsoever.

As an example, please refer to Das Boot, where the storm lasts over 20 days on end.

Cheershttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif