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Charlie901
03-08-2005, 10:37 PM
For those that have been living under a rock for the past year SHIII is: "Silent Hunter III", a WWII sub sim that puts you in command of a German U-boat, complete with a Dynamic Campaign, which allows your crew to gain experience and the ability to upgrade/refit your sub between patrols. A lot of detail has been put into this one like the realistic Torpedo firing. It also looks like the entire ocean is availible as one giant map and there are random ships and convoys that appear. On your patrols you have total freedom in staying in your assigned patrol grid or you can venture off and do what you want. In addition if your in the right place at the right time you could possibly witness and possibly take part in some historic events like; the sinking of the Bismark, the evacuation at Dunkirk and the Normandy invasion (to what extent is still unknown IIRC). So far it looks like the best sub sim ever produced. I'm definately getting this one.........and I never had any interest in a sub simulator before now.

Here is a new vid for a tutorial on using the deck gun:

ftp://ftp.ubi.com/emea/sh3/videos/tutorial_deckgun.wmv

Charlie901
03-08-2005, 10:37 PM
For those that have been living under a rock for the past year SHIII is: "Silent Hunter III", a WWII sub sim that puts you in command of a German U-boat, complete with a Dynamic Campaign, which allows your crew to gain experience and the ability to upgrade/refit your sub between patrols. A lot of detail has been put into this one like the realistic Torpedo firing. It also looks like the entire ocean is availible as one giant map and there are random ships and convoys that appear. On your patrols you have total freedom in staying in your assigned patrol grid or you can venture off and do what you want. In addition if your in the right place at the right time you could possibly witness and possibly take part in some historic events like; the sinking of the Bismark, the evacuation at Dunkirk and the Normandy invasion (to what extent is still unknown IIRC). So far it looks like the best sub sim ever produced. I'm definately getting this one.........and I never had any interest in a sub simulator before now.

Here is a new vid for a tutorial on using the deck gun:

ftp://ftp.ubi.com/emea/sh3/videos/tutorial_deckgun.wmv

tankeriv
03-09-2005, 01:20 AM
Just pre-ordered it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MEGILE
03-09-2005, 06:32 AM
Question.

This game looks cool, but having never played a submarine simulation before... how is the sub controlled?

Joystick, or keyboard and mouse?

Capt.LoneRanger
03-09-2005, 07:02 AM
Er, this is not an action game or anything like a flightsim - it's not about reaction, but about strategy and visual imagination.

So, the controls are keyboard and mouse. The mouse is not mapped to the direct movement, but used to give orders like dive, surface, set depth, etc.

Charlie901
03-09-2005, 12:28 PM
You are basically giving your crew the commands to steer the sub by plotting your course on a chart map, although I'm sure you can also give immediate course (evasive action) corrections, like when being hunted down by a destroyer.

Just imagine the stress of successfully sinking a convoy ship then biting your nails while you hide from destroyers dropping sound bouys and Depth Charges.

I've heard that the audio effects of this will have you cr@pping in your seat. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Capt._Tenneal
03-09-2005, 01:35 PM
Looking forward to this one. I might have to take a slight vacation from my flying to go under the seas for a bit (until Oleg's add-on comes by at least). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

StellarRat
03-09-2005, 02:00 PM
No sonobuoys in WW II, but the destroyers did have active sonar and hydrophones. I used to play Silent Hunter II. The fun is getting yourself into a good firing position, firing your torps, then getting away from escorts. It's very nerve racking. I like to play the last hour or two of each attack in real time speed with no external views because it adds to the tension as you hear the destroyers closing on you in your hydrophones, but you can't see them. It gives you a slight taste of what those U-boat crews must have gone through. I'd rather be just about anywhere then under attack trapped in a little steel tube unable to see and with no where to run.

Charlie901
03-09-2005, 02:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by StellarRat:
No sonobuoys in WW II, but the destroyers did have active sonar and hydrophones. I used to play Silent Hunter II. The fun is getting yourself into a good firing position, firing your torps, then getting away from escorts. It's very nerve racking. I like to play the last hour or two of each attack in real time speed with no external views because it adds to the tension as you hear the destroyers closing on you in your hydrophones, but you can't see them. It gives you a slight taste of what those U-boat crews must have gone through. I'd rather be just about anywhere then under attack trapped in a little steel tube unable to see and with no where to run. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>



Don't forget you have the ability to manage battle damage with your crew (if necessary) and it should really get interesting trying to stay alive and return to port safely.

One question though:

Could you switch to external views of the pursuing vessel and your sub just for fun?

I would love to see the depth charges exploding all around my sub! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Fish40
03-09-2005, 04:43 PM
You were able too in SHII, so I would imagine the same goes for this one. Already had this one ordered over a month. I think it hits the shelves on the fifteenth of this month. Can't wait!!