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hueywolf123
10-02-2006, 04:45 PM
Shells of Fury (http://www.shells-of-fury.de/)
This is looking good, but I reckon if Ubi get onto this for SHV, this could be amazing.
One thing, can somebody please translate?

Bootsmann0815
10-02-2006, 05:55 PM
Nice find, Huey, looks like WWI SH-type game. I think I'm going to give it a try!
However, I'm not optimistic about the language in the game. How one could make a translation error in the title is beyond me, turning "Shells of Fury" into "Schalen des Zorns"!!! "Shells" can have the meaning of (1) Muschel (class of sea animals), (2) Granate (projectile fired by deck gun - probably that's what they meant), and (3) Huelle (-empty- encasing, hull with interior not fitted); but NOT "Schale" (meaning either "cup, plate" or "peel, skin", like off an orange or banana). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif


Amendment: Maybe I was too harsh: there is also "NussSchale" ("nutshell"), which can be used as a German colloquial term for "very small boat". The two Fleet-type boats modelled in that game certainly fit that bill, though not the larger UB-I and UC-II.

Bootsmann0815
10-02-2006, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by hueywolf123:

One thing, can somebody please translate?

News Section:

02 Oct.: Finally the time has come: last week we have distributed, so that these days "1914 - Shells of Fury" is available in the shops everywhere! Off to the trader, then, and grab your copy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

21 Sept.: A warm "Hello" to all Seafarers and those in the making! You'll find a lot of news about the game on this web site in the next few weeks.

section "Das Spiel" (The Game)

17 February 1915: "Captain, visual contact! British battlecruiser spotted in 120 degreees!" - "Lieutennant, start emergency dive" - Luckily, the cruiser is still 11km away, and didn't spot you. You approach the enemy at a depth of 25m, unable to see, but quite invisibly and silently. The profound silence is only broken by the creaking of your hull...

As the German commander you take control of the compass and diving planes of the four most important German U-boat types of WWI. Lead your comrades through minefields into the enemy-controlled target area and keep an eye on fuel and ammunition levels. Plan your tactics in the map room, use the modern radio telegraphy, and supervise the repair jobs during the long patrols at sea. And most importantly: survive!

"Move to periscope depth" - "Captain, the enemy is directly in front of us...and...we've been spotted!" - Only 2.8km now to that colossus of 218m length, whose 1,000-men-strong crew is already firing the first rounds at your U-boat. You select torpedo tube 1, order the running depth, the torpedo's speed, and the firing angle..."Fire!" 1 minute and 39 seconds later the torpedo impacts, shortly followed by the one fired from tube 2. You watch as the Cruiser's hull plating bursts open while this giant sinks...

Dedicate yourself to this unique simulation experience and fight turbulent naval battles as a U-boat commander in WWI!

Features:
- World-wide first U-boat simulation of the WWI period.
- Play from the German perspective.
- More than 50, partially historically correct, missions in 3 campaigns.
- Four different German U-boats playable: Fleet gasoline boat, Fleet diesel boat, UB-I and UC-II.
- Several enemy combat units, including Ironclads, Destroyers, Zeppelins and Aircraft.
- Player-determined realism degree for varying degrees of difficulty.
- Real-time play possible.
- Free bonus on DVD: Small WWI encyclopedia.

System Requirements:
Minimum: Athlon XP 2000 resp. Pentium with 2 GHz or similar processor, Windows XP, 512 MB RAM, 128 MB 3D-graphics card with pixel shader 2.0-support, sound card, DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware, DVD drive
Recommended: Athlon XP 2600 resp. Pentium 4 with 2.4 GHz or similar processor, Windows XP, 1,024 MB RAM, 256 MB 3D graphics card with pixel shader 2.0-support, sound card, DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware, DVD drive.

[The other sections are in English, or self-explanatory. To close a section, click on "schliessen" on the right of the yellowish bar beneath the binocular view. The section "Jetzt kaufen" ("buy now") takes you to the amazon web site. Hope that helps.]

Kaiser_W
10-02-2006, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by Bootsmann0815:
Nice find, Huey, looks like WWI SH-type game. I think I'm going to give it a try!
However, I'm not optimistic about the language in the game. How one could make a translation error in the title is beyond me, turning "Shells of Fury" into "Schalen des Zorns"!!! "Shells" can have the meaning of (1) Muschel (class of sea animals), (2) Granate (projectile fired by deck gun - probably that's what they meant), and (3) Huelle (-empty- encasing, hull with interior not fitted); but NOT "Schale" (meaning either "cup, plate" or "peel, skin", like off an orange or banana). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif


I agree, the translation is horrible. The game sounds better in english than in german.

BlueHawk_1
10-02-2006, 07:08 PM
It looks great, and it's about time for you people into WWI! WWI subs are a bit too old for me, so I probably won't get into it. If there is a Silent Hunter 5, I hope they move onto the period of the first nuclear submarines or even modern.

NaKacu
10-03-2006, 09:27 PM
I hope they move onto the period of the first nuclear submarines or even modern.

I respect that.... but I don't think that would fall into the realm of intense sub sim relevant to the Silent Hunter lineage. Notably the submarine actions and sinkings of WW I and WW II are of more appropriate for this line of games.

That is not to say that perhaps there would be a great audience for something more modern, something with a fictual conflict...

tuddley3
10-03-2006, 09:59 PM
Thanks Bootsmann, Bablefish wouldn't do the trick. It was either you, or Celeon for translation. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

GoldenEagle8
10-04-2006, 06:41 PM
oo! is there an american release??

Bootsmann0815
10-04-2006, 07:08 PM
Doesn't look as if there is an American release. The "buy now" button takes you to the German amazon site, which of course sells the German/European release. (Worse, amazon also offer it in a package deal with Sea Wolves Med!!! However, the two games are in no way linked and are produced and distributed by different companies.)

Bootsmann0815
10-06-2006, 06:10 PM
Just found a brief reference to "Shells of Fury" in the November issue of PC Gamer (No. 167, p.18). They say that "it looks to be based on the SH2 engine, so no dynamic campaigns or beautiful brine". They also say that the game hasn't found a British publisher yet, so apparently at the moment the German version is the only one there is.