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B.N.R.T.
08-28-2008, 07:22 PM
Hi!

I've just purchased Silent Hunter III after reading loads about it and playing it on my roommates computer. Just want to say "Hi!!" and make a remark and ask some questions to the (it seems) all knowing members of this forum.

First, as I was just watching the new series of Doctor Who, they were in the 'TARDIS' when it creaked just as in a submerged boat in SH3! I'm fairly sure I've recognised it, but if you want a look for yourself, it's the first seizon, eleventh episode.

Next are a few question, labeled to ease in answering http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

1. I want to install GWX. Is this wise to do after playing only about a half patrol? I think I've figured out quite fine how to play the game, perhaps some more basic strategies I've got to learn. I will be playing with the maximum realism I think I can manage, which will probably everything disabled except Weapon Officer and Automatic Targeting. Which leads me to:

2. Will I be able, perhaps later in the career, to enable Manual targeting, when I'm ready for it?

3. What will be the best flotilla/base to start with for a relative beginner? I'm thinking of starting out with a Type II and transfer to a type VII when I've got some experienced crew. Again, wise plan?


That about wraps it up for what Ican think of. Any further tips and tactics would be very appreciated.

B.N.R.T.

B.N.R.T.
08-28-2008, 07:22 PM
Hi!

I've just purchased Silent Hunter III after reading loads about it and playing it on my roommates computer. Just want to say "Hi!!" and make a remark and ask some questions to the (it seems) all knowing members of this forum.

First, as I was just watching the new series of Doctor Who, they were in the 'TARDIS' when it creaked just as in a submerged boat in SH3! I'm fairly sure I've recognised it, but if you want a look for yourself, it's the first seizon, eleventh episode.

Next are a few question, labeled to ease in answering http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

1. I want to install GWX. Is this wise to do after playing only about a half patrol? I think I've figured out quite fine how to play the game, perhaps some more basic strategies I've got to learn. I will be playing with the maximum realism I think I can manage, which will probably everything disabled except Weapon Officer and Automatic Targeting. Which leads me to:

2. Will I be able, perhaps later in the career, to enable Manual targeting, when I'm ready for it?

3. What will be the best flotilla/base to start with for a relative beginner? I'm thinking of starting out with a Type II and transfer to a type VII when I've got some experienced crew. Again, wise plan?


That about wraps it up for what Ican think of. Any further tips and tactics would be very appreciated.

B.N.R.T.

Foehammer-1
08-28-2008, 07:38 PM
Welcome!

1)I suggest you play for a while before you get GWX. I mean, I did very well in it, but I played stock pretty much since it came out. Now I came back to it after 5 months of rest, and got sunk two consecutive times. The enemies are really merciless in GWX. Even in '39.

2) I'd use automatic until you get a hang of sneaking up and then evading, and once you have those down, then you can try manual targeting. Manual way is like a whole new game. Automatic gets boring fast, and manual revitalizes the game. At least it did for me. Soon enough, you'll be able to guesstimate good shots from ~2000m without even opening the notepad.

3) I suggest 7th Flotilla and a VIIb boat. It has a much greater range and torpedo load. And a gun. However, the IID is a superb choice for short patrols in shallow water.

Ask if you have any other questions, folks are very helpful here!

B.N.R.T.
08-28-2008, 08:00 PM
Thank you for the welcome and the quick reply. I'd noticed people were helpful here, but I didn't expect such a quick reply.

I was thinking taking the IID for some short trips to get some qualifications and such for my crew quicker than on the VIIb, then rtansfer to a VIIb. Is this a sound way of thinking?

tuddley3
08-28-2008, 09:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by B.N.R.T.:
I was thinking taking the IID for some short trips to get some qualifications and such for my crew quicker than on the VIIb, then rtansfer to a VIIb. Is this a sound way of thinking? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It all comes down to personal preference. Being that you are somewhat of a Kaleun in traing, you have the right idea. Start off with like a practice career to get used to the controls, and how different boats handle.

Once you are comfortable, start a serious career. Maybe start adding mods like Grey Wolves Expansion or War Ace Campaign. Then you will start getting hungry for more and download new ships, Uboat skins, gramophone music, environmental mods, and the list goes on and on and on and on .... Oh, sorry, I was getting carried away.

So welcome aboard B.N.R.T. Just like Foe said, if you need anything, don't be bashful.

Tudds

Kielhauler1961
08-29-2008, 01:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I was thinking taking the IID for some short trips to get some qualifications and such for my crew quicker than on the VIIb, then rtansfer to a VIIb. Is this a sound way of thinking? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is a very sound way of thinking! I do half-a-dozen or more short patrols in the Type II at the start of most of my careers and they are ideal for building crew renown and qualifications. These will then serve as an experienced cadre for a shiny new VII or IX. The type II was the historical training boat for the great kaleuns, and also the not-so-great (like me!)

When you upgrade to GWX, SH3 Commander etc.., you will experience a whole new game with an even deeper level of immersion.

Welcome aboard!

mariuszj1939
08-29-2008, 02:03 AM
Welcome !!!

My add. advice - please read "community manual" :
http://alexbret.perso.cegetel.net/index4875.php

B.N.R.T.
08-29-2008, 05:10 AM
Tuddley3, Kielhauler1961 andMariuszj1939, thanks for the welcome. I've read the community manual, most the GWX manual and most of the interesting posts in the first 60 pages of this forum (I think my reading is compulsive). So I kinda have the idea I kinda know what I'm talking about.

The thing is...there appear to be some elements in GWX that I'm missing in original gameplay. Little things like extra, pull-down, maps, milk cows and other such handy things I'm missing now. Would I be able to install only thost parts of GWX for now and save the harder bits for later?

Speaking of it, where can I download GWX. I got to their site once but didn't save it.

Kielhauler1961
08-29-2008, 06:07 AM
@ B.N.R.T.,

In my opinion, GWX and Sh3 Commander are essential mods for reaping full enjoyment from SH3 (best sim ever in the history of ever!).

Milch cows, supply ships, pull-down maps and a world of other wonderful things are included in these super-mods (thank you GWX team and Jaesen, et al). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

If you want to start off slowly just turn the 'realism' options down a bit, but give yourself all the options and immersion first.

Believe me, when you've seen what GWX and SH3Com have to offer, you'll never go back to stock!

I've tried to post the link to GWX from the 'sticky' above in here but it seems to have moved to another host site and it wont let me in for some reason. Here is the link to the basic thread: Mods & Tweaks 'sticky' (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/2811003835)

Have fun!

KH.

Ronin_32
08-29-2008, 06:11 AM
Kielhauler I 100% agree SH3 is the best sim game ever. It is tough to find something that even comes close to the realisim you get on SH3.

Celeon999
08-29-2008, 06:17 AM
Welcome aboard http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Kielhauler1961
08-29-2008, 06:22 AM
@ Ronin_32,

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I'm off to Thailand soon and I'm taking the SH3 disk with me. I'm going to buy a PC over there so I'm not deprived of my daily 'fix'. Is there a known antidote for this game? Can I sue Ubisoft for (joyously) ruining my social life?

"24 hours and I've not played SH3!" (KH's hands start to shake, perspiration rolls down his forehead, his eyes glaze over...). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

mariuszj1939
08-29-2008, 06:27 AM
My opinion - please try to sail in stock game for 1-2 months and later on instal GWX 2.1.
Otherwise you will not see the huge difference http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Stock game with all patches is quite good in the begining of career !
Nobody's perfect - I suggest first settings max 50-70 %.

B.N.R.T.
08-31-2008, 08:22 AM
I just saw that the computer I'm using doesn't meet up to the recommended perfomance levels. That probably means that I won't be able to play GWX, doesn't it? Will I be able to download (and play!) other mods, I want to alter some gameplay issues. Like a movable stopwatch, accesible from every screen, extra maps that show convoy routes, different icons for officers, a better fatigue model etc.

And again thanks to the wonderful members of this forum for their help.

EDIT: Oh, I just sailed from Wilhelmshaven in a TypeII with the stock game.

Wolfehunter
08-31-2008, 09:40 AM
GWX has lite option in the mod section so you can play it with lower computer spec.

GWX team has made sure that they keep true within the orginal games specifications.

Read the manual for the details.

But you can't add any serious mods like OLC's uber mod or PT's sound mods etc.

It takes a lot of CPU juice to run it.

Goodluck and for skin sub textures try keeping it low. 512 Lowrez to 1024 Hirez range.

By the way welcome aboard dude.