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GratedLeeman
08-16-2011, 09:24 AM
Hi All,
I've decided to expand my horizons and enter the world of WWII submarine sims.
I've been a long time player of the IL2 series of flight sims before now.
Just a quick question to put to you guys:
Would I be better buying SH4 with it's expansions or buying SH5?

Yooperbacker
08-16-2011, 10:11 AM
Hello Gratedleeman,

Welcome.

I vote for SH4 with U-boats Mission, the expansion one.

MWolfe1963
08-16-2011, 10:31 AM
Sort of like asking would you prefer a blond or brunette.

Seems SH5 is catching up with mods, but I still prefer SH4.

cgkstealth
08-16-2011, 11:48 AM
I'm biased since I've never played SH5, but I'd have to say that SH4 Gold Edition (the U-boat expansion...version 1.5) is one heck of a game. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Mods only make it better.

GratedLeeman
08-16-2011, 01:06 PM
Thanks for the quick replies!
Ordered my SH4 Gold Edition, should have it in a few days! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

pnwdom
08-16-2011, 03:09 PM
SH4

SH5 is a POS.

fireftr18
08-16-2011, 07:31 PM
Good choice. While waiting, read over the information in the stickies at the top. Any questions, just ask. We're all glad to help.
A little advice, start real slow. Make generous use of the tutorials. The first one is great to get use to the game controls, etc. The rest are terrific for practice. After that, go into the patrol or career. Start with the realism settings low, then gradually work up. Then add mods like TMO, RSRDC, etc. Welcome aboard and have fun.

denis4510
08-16-2011, 10:08 PM
Have both SH4 Gold and MODs and SH5 with MODs - went from SH5 to SH4 - SH4 gameplay is better - SH5 graphics are better but the game is unfinished ending in 1943. You require a really good rig for SH5. I play SH4 all the time and rarely visit SH5.

GratedLeeman
08-26-2011, 12:07 PM
Well, it arrived yesterday!
I've so far spent most of the day running aground, accidentally ramming destroyers, tipping over lifeboats and firing torpedoes into the vast nothing of the Pacific while cargo ships go on their merry way.
It has been a very fun day of mishaps indeed.

Gathrun
08-26-2011, 12:44 PM
You'll want try to avoid that in the future. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

For starters, I'd suggest you change the options to remove manual torpedo settings and go to auto targeting. Less firing torpedos the wrong way. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif I still mostly use it, lol.

GratedLeeman
08-27-2011, 10:17 AM
I think my torps were missing more because of range than poor aiming tbh. I was firing from around 3000m at first, so the target had loads of time for crazy evasive action.

Started a U-Boat career this morning and sank 100,000 tonnes... before running aground again... d'oh! Blasted unmarked rock formation in the middle of the pacific http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

fireftr18
08-27-2011, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by GratedLeeman:
I think my torps were missing more because of range than poor aiming tbh. I was firing from around 3000m at first, so the target had loads of time for crazy evasive action.

Started a U-Boat career this morning and sank 100,000 tonnes... before running aground again... d'oh! Blasted unmarked rock formation in the middle of the pacific http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif
They're marked, you just need to zoom the map in close enough to see them. Don't feel bad, we all learned the same way. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Captain_Smess
08-28-2011, 08:08 AM
Originally posted by GratedLeeman:
Well, it arrived yesterday!
I've so far spent most of the day running aground, accidentally ramming destroyers, tipping over lifeboats and firing torpedoes into the vast nothing of the Pacific while cargo ships go on their merry way.
It has been a very fun day of mishaps indeed.



GratedLeeman,

I'm surprised that Capt. Wernher hasn't pulled you over yet asking you to produce your license, registration and proof of insurance to pilot your boat. LOLOLOL

Have fun. This game is very entertaining and will chew up your social life.

GratedLeeman
08-30-2011, 07:43 AM
Originally posted by Captain_Smess:
GratedLeeman,

I'm surprised that Capt. Wernher hasn't pulled you over yet asking you to produce your license, registration and proof of insurance to pilot your boat. LOLOLOL

Have fun. This game is very entertaining and will chew up your social life.

It might not be a bad idea!
But I am having terribly good fun making these mistakes. Was either sunk or critically damaged by mines 3 times trying to sneak into Fremantle harbour, then struck two but survived on my successful attempt!
Then I ran my crew 6000km at battlestations without realising http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif was about to post asking why my sub had just stopped when i noticed lol
Going to end my patrol now, hull damage is at 89 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Edit: They gave me a new boat, a Type XVIII. I thought "why not?". Lack of a deck gun and stern tubes answered that question.
Now they want me to go back into Fremantle and insert and agent! Madness!

green_abobo
09-03-2011, 02:01 AM
speed is everything.

range and AOB you can guess.

although accurate all 3 is the ticket.

there are tricks you can use if you dont like the stadiometer...lets face it who does?

my biggest gripe w/ it is you sit the too long w/ the scope exposed because you need several range adjustments before you can get a correct speed guesstimate.

theres tricks around that too.

the magiican who has more tricks up their sleeve get the most applause, or in this case...tonnage.

its all about knowing when to use what, thats the hard part.