View Full Version : Hate the wind breaks ships bug!

11-22-2009, 06:50 AM
I hate this wind-brakes-ships-bug! The wind was 15 m/s and i made in average 10 knots. The ship I was chasing made 9 knots. After several hours I was finally positioned 9 km ahead of the ship, waiting for it to cross my path so I could blow her up. But right then it began to slow down, and with 2 km left to my position it finally stopped and started to sink on its own. I had to go meet her and give her a torp to collect the renown.

I can have that happen once, because a ship getting engine problems in high storm adds a little dynamics to the game, but it happens way to often. And this time it was as large ship as a 24000 tons troop ship...

Does anyone know if the wind-breaks-ships-parameter exists in some file so the problem can be eliminated?

11-22-2009, 07:07 AM
I believe this happens in SH-4 aswell from time to time. But ive never witnessed it directly.

I just saw the ship sunk markers, mostly in bad weather. On the other hand, this is not completely unrealistic.

11-22-2009, 03:38 PM
Well I saw that happened in SH3 few times. In stormy weather enemy ships just sink with no damage done. I saw it with small/costal merchants.

But it's completly normal I think. Ships actualy sink in storms. This might be caused by huge waves who swalows the ship and I think ship receives some damage by each of the waves until it sinks.

I don't know for sure if that is the cause but I don't see any other reason. If you hit the ship with torpedo and it starts sinking, then stops sinking and if water doesnt reach the deck of the ship it doesnt sink. It just continues being damaged but doesnt sink. But when the storm comes damaged ship sinks because of waves. So basicly if the waves are very big and reaches the deck it sinks the ship sooner or later.

11-22-2009, 05:24 PM
Yeah, this one seems a bit unfair, but it did happen occasionally in real life. Some aspects of real life convoy operations are not simulated in the game. For example, ships in convoy risked collision or falling out of convoy, especially in fog and other inclement weather. Fortunately I do not see this "bug" very often but I have encountered it on occasion. Once, I came upon a convoy where two of the escorts were in severe distress, taking on water. I put one of them out of its misery [corvette] and let the other sink on its own, then sank some merchant shipping.

I've also lost kills to weather after attacking and damaging enemy ships. I was once deprived of a large tanker kill; I crippled it with one or two eels and hung around to see if it would sink. After quite some time the waves eventually deluged it and it sank, with no credit to my log.

It happens but I don't lose sleep over it. The game is still highly enjoyable and eminently replayable.