View Full Version : Patrol corrupted after docking at Bessel.

08-25-2008, 06:16 AM
I left Lorient on 1st October, 1941, intending to head straight for the Caribbean but found some good hunting off NW Spain. Only used 6 torpedoes plus some deck-gun rounds to put down six ships for about 35,000 GRT, but burned a lot of fuel in the process.

Headed over to Bessel to top-up at about the end of November. Saved before docking, went back out to SH3 Commander and set the 'days spent in port' to 1.

When I re-started the date was 3rd January, 1942, and the first patrol had become corrupted and I'd lost all the tonnage. When I click on on 'view personal profile' in the SH3 Commander main screen I get a dialogue box 'Invalid argument to date encode' and it wont let me in.

Luckily the 'second' patrol netted me over 100k so overall it wasn't to bad.

I run 1.4 + GWX 2.1 + Sh3 Commander 3.1 with 16k atmosphere & realistic damage.

First half of first patrol:
Second half of first patrol:

As you can see from this one, it correctly states that I left from Bessel, not Lorient. The dates of the first patrol don't bear any relation to my actual sailing dates.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

I didn't finally get back to Lorient until early March! The crew weren't impressed with having been out so long.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any help.


08-27-2008, 06:02 AM
Sorry KH, I can't shed any light on this one. I've stopped by the Bessel a few times and not had any such problems.

I can only suggest you take a look at this:

http://alexbret.perso.cegetel.net/index3648.html?title=...ng_Corrupted_Careers (http://alexbret.perso.cegetel.net/index3648.html?title=Restoring_Corrupted_Careers)

08-27-2008, 01:27 PM
Thanks for that VG, I'll give it a whirl. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Normally I take these occasional corrupted patrols & careers in my stride but as this was my first skipper to get 100k I'm sore about losing him!


08-28-2008, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by Kielhauler1961:
The crew weren't impressed with having been out so long.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Sorry, I am not laughing at you, just near you(Wipes the sweat off his brow). I just needed a laugh, it's been a long week.

08-30-2008, 07:01 AM
No problems, Tudds.

A new installment of 'Zupp' is already loaded in Tube 2. Hope you enjoy!

"Torpedo, Los!" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

08-30-2008, 01:05 PM
SH3 Commander will automatically do the one day in base at resupply ships but, it also adds 1 day for each percent of hull integrity lost to simulate damage repair. If this was the first patrol of a new career, and you bought new equipment/upgrades for your boat, SH III sometimes loses your ships and tonage for your first patrol.