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panthercules
07-25-2005, 11:31 PM
Wow - I've been playing this game since the day it hit the stores and I've never seen this before - I don't have all that much time to play and I play at 80-100% and take my time, so I'm only on my 16th patrol in my Type VIIB - September 1941 (original career - been lucky so far http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anyway, I'd just wasted a torpedo trying to hit a small freighter in heavy seas, and decided she wasn't worth another one, so I surfaced after a while and headed back along my course in my patrol zone. I was just killing a few minutes till I had to quit for the night when it struck me that the clouds up ahead of my boat were moving slowly from right to left.

I checked to see if my boat was turning, but it wasn't - I also looked behind me to see if maybe the cloud "bowl" was just rotating or something but nope, the clouds back there were drifting left-to-right, and when I looked off to port they were drifting away from me - it looked awesome http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.

I have seen the rain slanting with/because of the wind, but I have never noticed any sort of wind-driven cloud movement before - could this be new with patch 1.4b or have you guys seen this before (and maybe I've just been too busy scanning the horizon for ship smoke that I just never noticed it before)?

Either way - awesome work devs http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Maj_Solo
07-26-2005, 12:39 AM
clouds are moving, time compress drive straight forward and just check if they move .... to me they seemed to be moving most of the time ..

Ghostly_Magicia
07-26-2005, 12:43 AM
I never noticed but I think I saw them move once now I think about it, on my last patrol when it was stormy between France and England

rls669
07-26-2005, 01:38 AM
The stars move realistically as well, and the constellations are all modelled. Very nice touch.

Cpt_Walrus
07-26-2005, 02:09 AM
Just another reason why I say this is the best game ever made to date..well done Ubisoft http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

AVGWarhawk
07-26-2005, 05:35 AM
The clouds move but seem to go in a circular motion. Maybe it is just me.

panthercules
07-26-2005, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by rls669:
The stars move realistically as well, and the constellations are all modelled. Very nice touch.

Yeah - I had noticed the stars shifting around over time in what appeared to be the correct manner (very nice touch, indeed), but I had never noticed the clouds drifting with the wind in real time before - I did notice that the nav's weather report appeared to have the wind direction backwards though, unless I'm reading his German backwards maybe http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Isn't the direction he gives supposed to be the compass direction the wind is coming from, rather than the direction that it is blowing toward? I remember it seeming to be right before based on the slant of the rain (i.e., blowing from the direction the nav reported) but it seemed to be backwards from looking at the clouds last night.

rls669
07-26-2005, 07:03 PM
There's a bug with the radar bearings being reversed, so it wouldn't surprise me if the wind direction was as well.

Also, the Pleiades are not nearly blue enough, and Betelgeuse isn't red like it should be. We need another patch!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Actually, a high-res starfield would be really cool. As a former astronomy student I know you can easily see different colours of stars on a really dark night, like, say, out at sea.

Maj_Solo
07-26-2005, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by AVGWarhawk:
The clouds move but seem to go in a circular motion. Maybe it is just me.

my impression too, but I thought it was the stale food onboard the boat that caused that ...

RenT_A_CoW
07-27-2005, 12:48 AM
the stars are really strange... the are all the same brightness (magnitude in astronomy terms) and color. also when looking at the sky with binoculars you should be able to see more stars (larger aperture in the binocs than your eye) but nothing is perfect

Dremond
07-27-2005, 01:04 AM
So. Then the clouds move as the stars do ... they put whatever texture is needed for the sky at the time, and spin it around a point which happen to be near Polaris.

Yeah, nice touch. :/ That the clouds move at all is kinda cool, even if they don't follow the wind ...

S VIIC_41
07-27-2005, 04:28 AM
the stars are really strange... the are all the same brightness (magnitude in astronomy terms) and color. also when looking at the sky with binoculars you should be able to see more stars (larger aperture in the binocs than your eye) but nothing is perfect

Yeah, speaking of loads of stars, this year on my yearly trip to the Aran Islands I was coming home at night on a dark road without any streetlights close to me.

When I looked up it was like... wow O_O blue stars every ****ing place, like a huge blue thing had exploded into small blue cloudy fragments.

It actually reminded me of the acid trip in 2001: A Space Odyssey, you know, the bit with the blue explosion near the begining of it? It was pretty cool looking.

DiveDevil
07-27-2005, 07:01 AM
Theres realtime in the museum as well. I left the museum shot of the Bismark on once when I wasn't playing and when I came back later in the afternoon the sun had just set and the stars were coming out.

Trackman53
07-27-2005, 08:29 AM
I've had clear skys and then had clouds move in from the west. Vis dropped to 300m. Really was cool, but I was attacking a ship a the time and it disappeared in the fog. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif