View Full Version : OT (Sort of): Anyone here remember Silent Service II?

06-22-2010, 05:12 PM
I used to play that all the time on my old Amiga 500.

As far as I know, there wasn't another Pacific War sub simulator until Silent Hunter IV. We were long overdue for one. Hopefully SH-IV will be as replayable as SS2. So far, after installing TMO 1.9, I have high hopes that proves true.

Any interesting SS2 stories to share? I remember one annoying moment where I used the last of my torpedoes on a lone troop ship. However it didn't sink, and since my spacebar was busted at the time, I couldn't finish it off with the deck gun.

06-22-2010, 05:17 PM
Khan, You bring my memories back to cruising for what seemed like weeks w/out seeing a thing! That at the time was an awesome program with awesome graphics. your story had my brother and myself rolling http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

06-22-2010, 05:23 PM
Ah, yes... I remember one or two patrols like that. NEVER choose Wake as your patrol area. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I eventually settled on the waters south of Honshu. Never a dull moment there. .....especially when you find a Task Force at night, before you're equipped with radar. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

06-22-2010, 05:31 PM
My brother (after giving me the amiga) was looking for the PCversion when he found SH4 ,the rest if history. I hope he hops on the forum and shares his stories.

06-22-2010, 05:34 PM
My two most memorable Amiga programs:
Silent Service II
SubLogic Flight Simulator 2.0

06-22-2010, 05:38 PM
Does the name Sid Meier(sp?) mean anything to you ?

06-22-2010, 05:40 PM
Are you kidding me? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
I lived for Pirates! I had it on the old Nintendo. Plus I have the latest version for PC.

06-22-2010, 05:43 PM
Right on Brother!!! BTW , you just dated yourself man. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

06-22-2010, 05:46 PM
Quite so. Well, as they say, "In for a penny, in for a pound." Combat was one of the best games on the old Atari 2600. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

06-22-2010, 05:48 PM
Ever play Raid on Bungling Bay?

06-22-2010, 05:51 PM

Dinner time.

06-22-2010, 09:51 PM
I still have silent Service 2 on my computer, complete with the keyboard template, map of the Pacific,and the manual. My favorite part of thee game is the Historical missions like 'Mush on the Loose", 'Flasher's, Tankers" and "Sinking the Tonan Maru".

06-22-2010, 10:34 PM
I had Silent Service II on my PC. Great game for the time. I spend so many hours playing. Graphics were not bad for the time. I found it again after searching the world over. Downloaded it along with "Dosbox", a program for running old dos games, ran great and played the same as always. Then I found SH4 and haven't looked back. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

06-23-2010, 07:13 AM

06-24-2010, 08:53 PM
I'm an old SS2 person. Along with my stepfather and brother in law. I avoided Silent Hunter because of the "sides" issue. When SH4 came out, I jumped on it. It turned out to be a great replacement for SS2.
On the story note: My stepfather, brother in law, and I one time decided to have a competition. We each had one patrol in the same area. The one who came back with the most tonnage won. I won the competition. I limped back with 99% damage, no torpedoes, and only a few rounds left in the deck gun. And my periscope was destroyed about half way through the patrol.

07-01-2010, 11:49 AM
I spent many, many hours playing the first Silent Service on my Commodore 64. What a great game that was. All those old Microprose simulators were a blast.

07-01-2010, 01:21 PM
I used to play "Gato" on an Apple IIe...Both of which I still have... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

07-01-2010, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by Swabbie1961:
All those old Microprose simulators were a blast.

I know what you mean, I had Tank Platoon 2. Although the graphics weren't great even for the time, it was a truly dynamic simulations. I honestly miss it and have never found a tank sim that was able to come up to it.

07-04-2010, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by nohunt1:
I used to play "Gato" on an Apple IIe...Both of which I still have... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
I remember a friend of mine in Florida had that game. We only played once, and had a hard time figuring it out.