View Full Version : Mastering the manual TDC

03-04-2005, 11:03 AM
I'm a life-long subsim fan and have mastered the basics to successful hunting. The last time I played such a game, however, was at the age of 13 and I have never used the "expert" TDC as a result. I would like to learn how to do so before the game ships so that I can jump right in. Does anybody know of any websites that teach this arcane art. Thanks.

03-04-2005, 11:40 AM
same here.
any hints are welcome...

03-04-2005, 11:42 AM
Yes, me too

03-04-2005, 12:14 PM
I'm yet another who will be doing manual in the begining...(since I always used auto when I was like 12 playing AOD)

the only game specific one that I have seen is here:


it is not very indepth....especially the AOB but I was hoping this weeks turtorial would be manual shooting ....o well.

03-04-2005, 12:25 PM
Thanks finchOU. TBH it doesen't look that difficult but I suppose there is a lot of nuance that goes with getting an accurate shot, and then being under pressure, manuevering at the same time, multiple targets, watching for aircraft...it could get pretty difficult http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

03-04-2005, 12:41 PM
This is the first sim that you put in an AOB that I have seen....it is going to be interesting trying to shoot at mutipule targets in a convoy....on manual...trying not to be spotted.

one of the problems i see is that the target speed is relative...so if you are in the middle of the convoy you would have to keep getting specific relative speed for each target instead of using the base TRUE speed of the convoy. this is something we need to read up on.

03-04-2005, 12:47 PM
How do you do manual TDC for Aces of the deep?

Edit: Never mind i see that finchou says he used auto with AOD, i thought he said manual

03-04-2005, 01:00 PM
yeah, I was alot younger and dumber then!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif now I'm harder to please, and feel like a challenge.

03-04-2005, 02:09 PM
I have a feeling that there will be more details when the game comes out. This is going to be complex and it doesn't look like my legal background will be any help here (I'm mathematically challenged). So, we have to calculate all of this out WHILE evading escorts and trying to target multiple merchants? Yippee. I'm gonna die!

03-04-2005, 03:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by finchOU:
This is the first sim that you put in an AOB
that I have seen.... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If i'm correct the first one was silent service about two decades back

03-04-2005, 11:42 PM
didnt play that one.....I'm just a AOD, SH2 guy...

that is interesting though....do you have any manual info on that game?

03-05-2005, 12:57 AM
ok it took me a while but for all things manual TDC go here.

redwines manual tdc (http://www.iespana.es/rotteufel/htdc_tutorial/a_start.htm)

if it doesnt load just hit the go button in the address bar

03-05-2005, 05:20 AM
first of all I was just going to use the auto targeter, but after thinking about it for a second then it is a major part of the game, so Ive just decided that I will learn the manual TDC http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

So thanks for the links to the tutorials

03-05-2005, 05:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by macker33:
ok it took me a while but for all things manual TDC go here.


if it doesnt load just hit the go button in the address bar <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks a lot Macker33.......

Site is slow, sorry........you must to be patient or download it to be readed on your Hard Drive.

Here you have some direct links.........




03-05-2005, 05:38 AM
I've never managed to get through Redwine's manual TDC tutorial pages... Seems like tons of info is out there but I get stuck every time. Anyone else?