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Gerd_Schopfel
12-06-2004, 12:09 PM
Howdy Folks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif By the way, I live in Arkansas . Anyway, I was thinking: WHY not include portable spotlights (the type U-boats used to communicate with one another).
This would be specially usefull during online gameplay. Wouldn't it be great to send messages to the felllow on the other boat via blinking lights? It would certaintly add a touch of realism (the only tough part would be to memorize the "blinking language" which by the way is exactly like morse code!). Owesome uh, think about it, we could actually learn something useful by playing indefinite hours of SHIII. Did you know that MORSE CODE or CW is an international language! Neat uh, that means you can communicate with a Jap, Chinese, Russian, whoever they are as long as you both know morse code.

What do you all think, should SHIII have this feature??



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Gerd_Schopfel
12-06-2004, 12:09 PM
Howdy Folks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif By the way, I live in Arkansas . Anyway, I was thinking: WHY not include portable spotlights (the type U-boats used to communicate with one another).
This would be specially usefull during online gameplay. Wouldn't it be great to send messages to the felllow on the other boat via blinking lights? It would certaintly add a touch of realism (the only tough part would be to memorize the "blinking language" which by the way is exactly like morse code!). Owesome uh, think about it, we could actually learn something useful by playing indefinite hours of SHIII. Did you know that MORSE CODE or CW is an international language! Neat uh, that means you can communicate with a Jap, Chinese, Russian, whoever they are as long as you both know morse code.

What do you all think, should SHIII have this feature??



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HeibgesU999
12-06-2004, 12:10 PM
My dad was a radio operator in WWII, and he taught me morse code, but I have forgotten.

I think maybe someone asked about a signal light before?

Gerd_Schopfel
12-06-2004, 12:15 PM
There is nothing more "sexy" then knowing MORSE code. I know it because I'm a radio amateur (KD5VXM). Believe me, morse code does come in handy gentlemen!

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Jose.MaC
12-06-2004, 12:32 PM
Wasn't morse just an alphabet? I mean, if you use morse, is just like using roman alphabet. Not an idiom, but a way to codify sounds. As any alphabet.

I studied some years ago, when I was 12. Just in order to cheat during school tests. Of course, the massive and rithmic click-click-click was so evident than we were unable to use for long.

Messervy
12-06-2004, 03:00 PM
Gerd_Schopfel
(--. . .-. -.. ... -.-. .... --- .--. ..-. . .-..)

Morse code is just letters it isn`t a language! I can say -. -. - - .- which is CQ.
All by itself it means nothing but in radio language it means (seek you) = I want to establish a contact.
I knew morse code 10 years ago but now I need to refresh my memory.
In doing so I found this: www.scphillips.com/morse/ (http://www.scphillips.com/morse/)

Mix-Martes86
12-06-2004, 03:57 PM
Nice link Messervy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

HeibgesU999
12-06-2004, 04:00 PM
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one.zero
12-06-2004, 04:02 PM
Great idea....i love it!

I hope we have a signal light. It would be great to have the light and send passage signals when entering home ports...or get shot up for screwing it up. Fratricide was common by your own aircraft misidentifing who's who.

Messervy
12-06-2004, 04:41 PM
one.zero: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> or get shot up for screwing it up <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
He, he..talking about realism! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

DrJonez
12-06-2004, 11:05 PM
I wouldn't neccesarily want to be able to manually blink out a message with the light, but having a system where you could send chat messages to other players with it would be cool. Like you wouldn't be able to communicate with allies unless you're actually in contact with them via radio/signal light/whatever.

Mix-Martes86
12-07-2004, 06:07 AM
That's a good idea. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Jose.MaC
12-07-2004, 06:22 AM
Would be cool. Subs equiped with morse lights and destroyers equiped with short wave radio and morse lights.

DerSchweiger
12-07-2004, 11:48 AM
A chat like using of morse lights could be very slow if translated correctly into the morse alphabet.

Messervy
12-07-2004, 12:13 PM
Not if you are using this: http://www.scphillips.com/morse/

Yarrick_
12-07-2004, 12:17 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif Sendin morse with a deck gun? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif
Sorry... sometimes I think too much!

Yes, lights might be usefull in multiplayer.

Another thing: the enigma used double codification, engima code and morse code. This was send by a radio wave.

Pappy55
12-07-2004, 12:24 PM
thats pointless really since thre is always teamspeek or roger wilco

one.zero
12-19-2004, 12:53 AM
I sure hope we have signal lights...this would be great for freind / foe identification with incoming aircraft, lighthouses, fishing vessels, merchants that we are unsure of and etc...

I hope at least the AI equipment is sending it...for the look. It we be even better if we could interact with the AI using our lights or our pings...I wonder if we can even send a ping?

SubSaint
12-21-2004, 04:56 PM
Sure you can ping dude... See usage below ;



U-96:\&gt;ping U-47

Pinging Günther Prien [Typ VIIB] with 32 bytes of data

Reply from Günther Prien: bytes=32 time=274ms TTL=55
Reply from Günther Prien: bytes=32 time=238ms TTL=54
Reply from Günther Prien: bytes=32 time=426ms TTL=55
Reply from Günther Prien: bytes=32 time=295ms TTL=54

Ping statistics for Günther Prien:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% los
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 238ms, Maximum = 426ms, Average = 308ms

You can also trace route to some certain subs ;


U-96:\&gt;tracert U-47

Tracing route to Günther Prien [TypVIIB]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 &lt;456 ms &lt;456 ms &lt;456 ms Bay of Biscay
2 &lt;123 ms &lt;123 ms &lt;123 ms Lorient
3 &lt;345 ms &lt;346ms &lt;346 ms Scapa Flow

Trace Complete.



In Addition you have the nslookup tool ;



U-96:\&gt;nslookup
Default Base: Kiel , 4th Pen
Address: North East Germany.



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Too many network problems today....couldnt resist posting after i saw your post including *ping* question.

TASKFORCE1x1
12-23-2004, 07:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Communicating by blinking LIGHT <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think thats a great idea. But for me though since my battery power is precious I will communicate by light only by the muzzel flashes from my deck gun but to the enemy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

plaudeman
01-02-2005, 05:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Anyway, I was thinking: WHY not include portable spotlights (the type U-boats used to communicate with one another). This would be specially usefull during online gameplay. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Clever idea! Wow, this would add a terrific new dimension to the multiplayer aspect of this game.

Devs?! Is there anything like this in the works or will we have any mechanism (besides a completely unrealistic chat software solution like TeamSpeak) to communicate in our Wolfpacks?