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blastomatic1759
05-30-2008, 07:23 AM
well i finally have experienced the dreadful ctd , and i think he did it on purpose , i was attacking a convoy in the AM sector , but after smoking some big cyclops ships , i was turning to deal with a ore carrier and a large merchant that were still floating , and this black swan shows up , and starts firing.now im not talking about single shot stuff. he showed up steaming full ahead and shooting star shells at a full auto rate. so there were so many starshells in the air , i ended up getting a ctd.. which is odd , because ive never gotten a ctd before... ever. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

VikingGrandad
05-30-2008, 11:43 AM
Hmmm... never had a crash because of multiple star shells. What mods are you running?

Kielhauler1961
05-30-2008, 01:03 PM
I had a similar experience recently. Attacking a large convoy on the surface at night, surfacing in the middle of it (Kretschmer would have been proud) in foul weather (rain, 15 m/s etc..). The moment the first torpedo struck all the searchlights came on and the game crashed!

I've got a fairly modern rig: Athlon 6400, 1 gig ram and so on. This isn't the first time it's happened. Seems to me that GWX really does overload all but cutting-edge systems when things get busy.

I'm off to find some single trawlers...

relcox
05-30-2008, 08:08 PM
Check your GFX card settings and play around until things get a little better, I have a pretty hefty system and I still get the odd CTD, well more of a lock up, in the external views too, and not just because of the starshells.

to try and avoid these once you have watched your fish impact, return view to your sub and let the scene settle down a bit before going back to external cam, and keep TC at 1x, hope this helps.

Kielhauler1961
05-31-2008, 02:26 AM
Thanks for that relcox, I'll give it a try.

Who gave these merchants searchlights in the first place? I don't remember them in stock SH3. Next thing you know they'll be giving them guns... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

relcox
05-31-2008, 02:47 AM
Originally posted by Kielhauler1961:
Thanks for that relcox, I'll give it a try.

Who gave these merchants searchlights in the first place? I don't remember them in stock SH3. Next thing you know they'll be giving them guns... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Good luck with it, and about those guns, well, if you don't know already you will soon wonder what your deck gun is for, I say take every opportunity to use it while you can http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

tuddley3
05-31-2008, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by Kielhauler1961:
Thanks for that relcox, I'll give it a try.

Who gave these merchants searchlights in the first place? I don't remember them in stock SH3. Next thing you know they'll be giving them guns... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

If you have GWX or WAC, some merchants were given searchlights in some of the new added ships.

As far as deck guns on merchants, after a certain date(I want to say in late 41/early 42) they were installed on merchants. I think that is a stock feature.