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xxTYBALTxx
04-14-2005, 10:56 AM
Is there a way to find out where the "weak spots" are on the ships we encounter in this game? After putting 3 torps into a Liberty Cargo with no apparent effect last mission, I figured it would be wise to ask :/

Thanks!

ReaperJester
04-14-2005, 01:04 PM
i'm actually rather confused on this myself too to be honest. especially after meeting a large convoy in the middle of 1942 last night and finding my first batch of liberty's. that magic targeting thing as in the iceberg video showed up, pointing out keel, engine, and fuel bunkers. i have no idea what i might have done differently this time but it showed up there and hasn't shown up again. i thought at first that it might have had something to do with perhaps more being known about that design along with how common it was. :-/. so confused.

Wolf_Pax
04-14-2005, 01:15 PM
This is just my opinion, but to me it seems to depend more on the angle of the shot than on the location. When I get close to a 90 degree shot I seem to almost always sink the target with the first torpedo. I know that determines afects chance of deflections, but it does seem like a 90 degree shot right in the middle almost always works on the first shot.

I hope that I am wrong and that isn't the case. It would be much nicer if different boats have different damage models to reflect their historical weak spots.

Mantose
04-14-2005, 02:00 PM
Iceberg video? not sure

I do know that certain weak points will light up or outline in the recognition manual when you are at a 90 deg angle and you are withen 1000 meters of the ship you have tagetted. This is in autoaim mode ... just click on the area you want to hit .. it will darken when selected.

I have had the most luck sinking most ships by finding out what the draft number is and shooting my torpedo a meter or two below that number. Using the magnetic firing control.

edit was going to add a link by johny beat me too it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Johnny_JG2
04-14-2005, 02:06 PM
Recog Manual Auto Target (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=857101043&m=5831023803)

badaboom.1
04-14-2005, 03:14 PM
Johnny,Nice info!!I'm going now to check this out.Thankyou http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

OttoVonGruber
04-14-2005, 06:29 PM
Aim for the engine room under the funnel they go with a bang with only one torp if get it just right. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TR_Sloane
04-14-2005, 06:57 PM
I have the same question, but for the deck gun. I've been experimenting with it and I'm still not sure what is most effective. On small ships I have good luck with aiming for the deck just in front of the command tower. It seems like some of the boats are loaded with ammo- I just picked one off with 3 or 4 shots at medium range about 1/2 an hour ago. It looked like I got it in the smokestack !?!?