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VikingGrandad
03-03-2007, 10:04 AM
Please send one of the moderators a PM with details of any SH3 tools, mods or online teams (flotillas) you would like to be displayed here.

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<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">MANUALS / TUTORIALS</span>

<LI> SH3 Community Manual (http://alexbret.perso.cegetel.net/index4875.html) (NOTE - link updated!) - This is an unofficial web-based manual for Silent Hunter 3, created by people in the SH3 community. It is much more extensive than the official manual provided with the game.

<LI> Wazoo's Manual Charting & Targeting Tutorial (http://www.paulwasserman.net/SHIII/) - the definitive guide to manual targeting in Silent Hunter 3

<LI> Foe's manual targeting- the easy way (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/7991078187)
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/tuddley3/Helpful%20Screens/Foesmanualtargeting-theeasyway.png

<LI> Installing SH3 into Vista (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/2881085392/m/2531046277)


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<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">SH3 TOOLS AND GAME ENHANCEMENT SOFTWARE:</span>

<LI> SH3 Commander - by JScones
http://www.bts-mods.com/downloads/JScones/thumbs/sh3cmdr.jpg (http://www.bts-mods.com/?page=sh3user=jscones)
Provides advanced career, crew and U-boat management - plus a radio message mod, random ship tonnage mod, plus other game fixes and improvements.

<LI> Generic Mod Enabler(JSGME) - by JScones
http://www.bts-mods.com/downloads/JScones/thumbs/JSGME%5B1%5D.jpg (http://www.bts-mods.com/?page=sh3user=jscones)
Essential tool to help you easily install and manage game mods.

<LI> SH3Gen (http://www.global-explorer.de) by Christian Wendt - "SH3Gen is an external patrol engine for Silent Hunter III. It is reading and analyzing the main application files, adds historic and geospatial data and writes back an updated patrol information into a savegame. The new information shows up on reload of the savegame, in the ingame map and wardiary."

Also here...
http://www.bts-mods.com/downloads/GlobalExplorer/thumbs/SH3Gen%20Thumb.jpg (http://www.bts-mods.com/?page=sh3user=GlobalExplorer)


<LI> SH3 Patrol mod (http://www.subsim.com/subsim_files/patches2005_sh3.html) by Stiebler - "The addition of U-tankers to the NYGM-RUb, HT and other campaign files has resulted in the need for new patrol grids where śNULL' would previously be assigned. SH3Patrol will reduce your time spent at an Ocean Tanker to 1 day, when run at the tanker base and will provide you with a new computed patrol square (replacing śNULL') when run from any game saved at sea after departing from a tanker base or from a German port that is not your home base. You can also enter your own choice of new patrol square."

<LI> MultiSH3 (http://www.subsim.com/subsim_files/patches2005_sh3.html) by TheRealPotoroo - allows you to set up and manage multiple installations of SH3. This allows you to, for example, use different supermods - and keep an un-modded 'vanilla' copy of SH3 for easy back-up/restoration.

<LI> SH3Speech (http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=132228) by TomcatTwo - speech recognition in English & German for SH3


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<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">MODS</span>
SH3 game modifications created by SH3 enthusiasts.

(also see the essential 'JSGME' mod management tool in the list above)

Recent Supermods - collections of 'mods' (game enhancements) integrated into one package to enhance many aspects of the game.

<LI> GWX 3.0 Gold - Grey Wolves Expansion
http://www.bts-mods.com/downloads/GWXTeam/thumbs/gwx3gold.jpg (http://www.bts-mods.com/?page=sh3user=gwx-team)

<LI> War Ace Campaign
http://www.bts-mods.com/downloads/Hansolo/thumbs/WACSig.jpg (http://www.bts-mods.com/?page=sh3user=hansolo)

Older Supermods

<LI> NYGM Tonnage War Mod (http://www.wolvesatwar.org/nygm/)

<LI> Beery's mods (http://www.beerymod.com/) - get Real U-boat supermod here (RuB)

<LI> Improved U-boat supermod (http://www.jeuxdeguerre.com/download.php?id=942) * LINK NOW WORKING! * (IUB description here (http://www.subsim.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=49656) )


Other mods - enhance specific aspects of the game such as graphics, models, sounds, interface controls, etc.

<LI> Old Passenger Liner - by GoldenEagle8
http://www.bts-mods.com/downloads/GoldenEagle8/thumbs/Old%20Passenger%20Liner.jpg (http://www.bts-mods.com/?page=sh3user=GoldenEagle8)

<LI> GoldenEagle8's Type VII camouflage paint scheme mod (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/3601066995?r=2421079995)

<LI> Serg's mods for Silent Hunter III (http://web.telia.com/%7Eu18230645/)

<LI> More SH3 mods available at Subsim.com (http://www.subsim.com/subsim_files/patches2005_sh3.html)


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<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">ADVANCED TWEAKING OF SH3</span>

<LI> "Tweak" Information Thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&f=857101043&m=4851002995&r=9651010006)

<LI> SH3 Command Chains (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/4711005756) (how to add custom keyboard commands)


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<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">ONLINE FLOTILLAS & GROUPS</span>
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Seedrache U-Flotillen (http://seedrache.webs.com/)
"Seedrache U-Flotillen is now taking new enlistments. We're looking for people who are interested or think they may be interested in a group dedicated to GWX 2.1.

This group is focused on realism of U-boat Kapitans waging war against the merchants of the Allieds.

We are free to join and open to all who are 19 yrs of age and older that are interested in playing under realistic conditions, Minimum 80% realism setting."



3rd Flotilla (http://www.3rdflotilla.org/)
"The 3rd Flotilla is an online SH3 multiplayer group. We operate our missions as a wolfpack and sail, succeed and sink together. We play regularly and keep comprehensive game statistics. We also actively discuss history, tactics and strategies and have experts to hand for sorting out technical problems."



Click Emblem
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/tuddley3/Friends%20Sigs/wappen4.png (http://nordfront.org/xvii/)


http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/8509/flotilla17mq0.png
The 17. Flottille is an online Silent Hunter III group that uses the community mod "Grey Wolves Expansion" (GWX) along with some improvements to enhance the multiplayer performance of the game (such as substantially decreased loading times). We also have software to automatically maintain player records and statistics. Our objective is to provide an environment that encourages teamwork, self-improvement and camaraderie, but without becoming overly competitive. We pride ourselves on our challenging patrols, unique campaigns, professional organisation and continual development work. We aim to provide a diverse selection of missions, thus generating an ongoing interest in the game and in the history of the U-boat war.[/i]



Wolves at War (http://www.wolvesatwar.org/)
"Wolves@War is a u-boat/SH III site for serious simmers who are looking for a way of role-playing a u-boat captain in an non-political immersive structured environment."


Steel Sharks (http://steel-sharks.com/)
Steel Sharks members are a SH3 gaming community that plays the dynamic campaign along with online Multi-player.
We are a group of people that plays for the fun of the game and for the friendships we develop.

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/7585/u122btv0.jpg (http://steel-sharks.com/)


15th Flotilla - Saint Nazaire, France (http://www.doggroup.us/main/)

The way the game play works is this: We start with the first month of the war September 1939 and sail a generated MP mission against a convoy, the results are tracked in regards to merchant or warship kills and total tonnage. Awards are based on those results. Players use whatever sub would have realistically been available at a certain point.

As each mission is completed, we move on to the next month. So one night of gaming may cover 4 generated missions using 4 months of the war (the game settings are advanced accordingly.)

The Flotilla is allotted two replacements subs per player that can be used whenever a sub is sunk by the enemy (this is not sub vs. sub gaming).

Naturally as we progress through the war the task will become harder. Sailing in 1944 will be severely different then sailing in 1939.

This setup primarily caters to those players who play the game casually and play on Normal settings. Teamwork is essential in taking down larger convoys and Ventrilo is used for voice comms to plot out the plan of attack before hand.

Please check out the stats from the last time the 15th sailed in 2005/2006 for a sample of how this is tracked and scored.

In order to participate you will need SH3 patched to 1.4b and Ventrilo (a free user app) with a working mic.

Please note this is for casual players who want to get together once a week and toss some fish in the water. If you are a hardcore sub simmer and/or someone who really cannot get along with others on voice comms or in a cooperative environment, you might want to pass this one up.

If interested please register on the forums and post your intention to sail. Once we have several players committed we can discuss what night and time to sail. Please note gaming will occur in the later evenings EST USA.

http://www.doggroup.us/main/themes/Sand_Journey/images/LogoLeft.gif (http://www.doggroup.us/main/)



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<span class="ev_code_RED">SH4 </span>


Submarine Squadron Sixteen

We are a new group of players who focus on protecting fair play and providing members with a fun experience. Our leadership are veterans from SH3 and SH4 groups, and would love to have you on the team.

Click Emblem
http://bluejacket.com/usn/insignia/sp/ss/subron16_insig_small.jpg (http://www.subron16.com/)


Thanks!
Capt. Trainzmainiac
Submarine Squadron 16
Commanding Officer

tuddley3
09-11-2008, 11:49 PM
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Short Stories by Psychfilm, klcarroll, & Kielhauler1961

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Psychfilm's Noob Patrols


Noob Patrol 1 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/7781002923)

Noob Patrol 2 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/4491040033)

Noob Patrol 3 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/4551034033)

Noob Patrol 4 (Christmas Patrol) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/1401047033)

Noob Patrol 5 (Roman Holiday) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/3111072133)

Noob Patrol 6 (The Untimely demise of Ping Pong) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/6081000233)

Noob Patrol 7 (Socko's Madness) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=400102&f=857101...201016233#9201016233)

Noob Patrol 8 (Rise of Captain No Pants) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/5431071333)

Noob Patrol 9 (The Return of Socko) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/9941079333)

Noob Patrol 10 (Merchant War) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/1541020533)

Noob Patrol 11 (Socko's Revenge) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/5251080633)

Smitlack Returns (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/5861040443)

Noob Patrol 12 (Unsound Judgment) (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/...831032643#4831032643)

Noob Patrol 13 (Unlucky Yeet) (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/1771018743)

Noob Patrol 14 (2 socks in every pair) (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/8171038163/r/8171038163#8171038163)

Noob Patrol 15 (Call of the Wee Bunny Bottom) (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/8941033324)

Noob Patrol 16 (The Last Patrol for U-1?) (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=857101043&m=8651011424&r=8651011424#8651011424)

Noob Patrol 17 (Dust to Dust Bunnies) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/7631035524/p/1)

Noob Patrol 18 (Merchants Attack) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/6211034624?r=6211034624#6211034624)

Noob Patrol 19 (Great White Bread) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/3111006924?r=4411097924#4411097924)

Noob Patrol 20 (Wrath of Socko) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/6861017134?r=6861017134#6861017134)

Noob Patrol 21 (The Double Mint Twins) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/2311038734?r=2311038734#2311038734)

Noob Patrol 22 (Mad Sock Of Hartlepool) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/2811059154?r=2811059154#2811059154)

Noob Patrol 23 (World Gone Mad) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/5181005694?r=5181005694#5181005694)

Socko Comes to Hawaii (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/6421019045/m/4861021745?r=4861021745#4861021745)

Mad Sock Patrol Training (Release the Sock) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/6421019045/m/1871004745?r=1871004745#1871004745)

Mad Sock Patrol 1 Pt 1 (Porpoise with a Purpose) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/6421019045/m/9961033055?r=1781005055#1781005055)

Mad Sock Patrol 1 Pt 2 (This Harbor belongs to Socko!) (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/6421019045/m/6211046055?r=6211046055#6211046055)

Happy Reading. YEET!

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klcarroll's Socko Adventures


Socko's Subpen (http://www.btsmods.com/index.php?board=59.0)


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Kielhauler1961's U-666 Adventures


Zupp Chapters 1 to 5 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/6321036086)

Zupp Chapter 6 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/8231066386)

Zupp Chapter 7 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/4801053409)

Zupp Chapter 8 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/2541001909)

Zupp Chapter 9 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/4591011119)

Zupp Chapter 10 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/7121061219)

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Foehammer-1's U-803 Adventures


U-803's first Atlantic patrol (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/2521097374)

U-803's Caribbean patrol (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/2881047474)

U-803's close call (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/2431051974?r=2431051974#2431051974)

U-803's reincarnation (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/2941054184)

U-51, the ghost of 803 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/9621015235)