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Kielhauler1961
08-17-2008, 01:50 AM
After one patrol in a type IXD2 (looks like a bus and handles like one), I've gone back to the "dug-out canoe". Fitted the mods and tweaks to give it enhanced firepower and torpedoes (thanks klcarroll http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif) but have the age-old problem of not having enough crew.

While the other types have maximum crews in excess of the number of places to usefully put them, the opposite is true of the "duck". I figure I need three or four more ratings and one or two more PO's, so that I can swap-out the engine room at regular intervals (I use the "8 hour" fatigue model. It gives me something to do when just sailing about). Anyone know of a mod, tweak or workaround for this?

Thanks in advance, KH.

Kielhauler1961
08-17-2008, 01:50 AM
After one patrol in a type IXD2 (looks like a bus and handles like one), I've gone back to the "dug-out canoe". Fitted the mods and tweaks to give it enhanced firepower and torpedoes (thanks klcarroll http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif) but have the age-old problem of not having enough crew.

While the other types have maximum crews in excess of the number of places to usefully put them, the opposite is true of the "duck". I figure I need three or four more ratings and one or two more PO's, so that I can swap-out the engine room at regular intervals (I use the "8 hour" fatigue model. It gives me something to do when just sailing about). Anyone know of a mod, tweak or workaround for this?

Thanks in advance, KH.

klcarroll
08-17-2008, 02:09 AM
Using MS NOTEPAD, go into your BASIC.CFG file, and look for this block: (It will be in the first 10% of the config file.)

[SUBMARINE0]
<span class="ev_code_red">NrMinOff=2
NrMaxOff=4
NrMinPO=5
NrMaxPO=12
NrMinSeamen=10
NrMaxSeamen=14</span>
NbVersion=2
Version0=0 ; IIA
Name0=IIA
Month0=7
Year0=1939
Version1=1 ; IID
Name1=IID
Month1=7
Year1=1939
DaysSpentInBase=28

The lines I have highlighted determine the minimum and maximum count for your various crew members.

NrMaxOff - maximum number of officers
NrMaxPO - maximum number of petty officers
NrMaxSeamen - maximum number of common sailors

Just edit the "max" values to be what you want.

Then, the next time you are in base, go to the "Barracks" option on the crew menu, (the one that lets you award medals, etc.) and "recruit" the people to fill your newly created slots.

Have fun! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

klcarroll

P.S. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS make a backup copy of any config file you intend to modify!!!!

KLC

Kielhauler1961
08-17-2008, 02:25 AM
@ klcarroll,

I just knew you'd be "the man" for the answer to this one. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif Thank you for the speedy reply. Backing-up and modifying file now! The wage bill on U-142 is about to rise by 15%! Thanks again!

PhantomKira
08-21-2008, 08:55 PM
...U-142???

Well now I know why my berth at the sub pen is empty! KH stole the keys! I wonder who he paid off for the modifications?

Well now, maybe BDU will have pity and give me a shiny new Type VII! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

(I absolutely must find myself a copy of SHIII so to go hunting the Atlantic again...)

Kielhauler1961
08-22-2008, 03:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PhantomKira:
...U-142???

Well now I know why my berth at the sub pen is empty! KH stole the keys! I wonder who he paid off for the modifications? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

My sincere apologies, PhantomKira. Kaleun Zupp wondered why he didn't recognise any of the crew, but the conning tower was unlocked and the keys were still in the ignition...

He'll bring it right back! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

PhantomKira
08-22-2008, 05:01 PM
Hmmm, I've been looking at replacing it anyway. If he asks really nicely, I might just let Zupp keep it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Kielhauler1961
08-28-2008, 03:19 AM
@ PhantomKira,

Well, BdU finally got through to Zupp and told him to come back. He didn't react very well to the news that he had taken the wrong boat...
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk295/kielhauler/dasboot21.png

Unfortunately, there was a slight navigational error on entering port...(sound of Zupp running away).
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk295/kielhauler/u-boat-21.jpg