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Ant__.
12-02-2008, 02:56 PM
Please PM all entries to me, as all competitions will be on an anonymous basis going forward - it just adds to the fun when you don't know who made them!

Taken some decent screenshots? Let's see them then!... But - Are they good enough to win? You won't know unless you enter them!

The screenshot comp started with SH3 over 2 years ago, now incorporates SH4 and is still going - and growing! It's the only Silent Hunter screenshot comp officially supported by Ubisoft. There are separate entry threads for unedited and edited categories.

Why should I?

Every winner receives the coveted certificate "” printed on specially finished paper to recreate that authentic 'yesteryear' look and posted in a hard backed envelope to wherever they live in the world!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/screenshot%20certificates/cert-colour2.jpg

Timeframes?

Post your entries to me via a PM from 1st to 16th of each month "” then 17th to end of month the same thread changes for voting.

What else?

- Max 4 entries.
- No dials. Press ˜Del' / ˜.' on your number pad to remove dials before you take your screenshot. Press this key again to replace dials.
- Be sure you are posting in the correct comp"”unedited comp for standard shots, edited comp for those you have made changes to after taking it.
- 800x600 max size, widescreen users ensure max width of 1024 pixels.

Then what?

Wait for the 17th when voting starts and see how you get on! Anyone can vote, even if you didn't enter. Cast two votes:

1st vote awards 3 points
2nd vote awards 1 point

No voting for yourself (!) Just state which screenshot you are voting for as it helps me compile the scores more quickly - i.e.

3 points: ˜Trawler Ablaze'
1 point: ˜Torpedo Away!'

Questions? PM me or post them here

Go here for help posting your entries (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/4451080164)

VikingGrandad
12-03-2008, 05:28 PM
Great! I agree it adds to the fun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

relcox
12-05-2008, 08:54 AM
Well I hope I did it right, sent you a PM with screenshot.

Ant__.
12-06-2008, 01:25 PM
'Defender of the Seas'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/dec%20comp/mz1.jpg

Ant__.
12-06-2008, 01:26 PM
'Shock Tactics'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/dec%20comp/mz2.jpg

Ant__.
12-06-2008, 01:27 PM
'Engines, Full Speed Ahead'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/dec%20comp/mz3.jpg

Ant__.
12-06-2008, 01:27 PM
'Rich Pickings'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/dec%20comp/mz4jpg.jpg

Ant__.
12-06-2008, 01:31 PM
'They stole my kill!'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/dec%20comp/theystolemykill.jpg

Ant__.
12-06-2008, 01:31 PM
'The Pounding'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/dec%20comp/thepounding.jpg

Ant__.
12-06-2008, 01:32 PM
'Patrol'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/dec%20comp/patrol.jpg

Ant__.
12-06-2008, 01:33 PM
'Survival of the Fittest'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/survivalofthefittest.jpg

Ant__.
12-06-2008, 01:35 PM
'Sunset Kill'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/dec%20comp/sunsetkill.jpg

Ant__.
12-13-2008, 01:38 PM
'Slipping Into An Icy Eternity'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/slippingintoanicyeternity.jpg

Ant__.
12-13-2008, 01:39 PM
'Fire and Ice'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/fireandice.jpg

Ant__.
12-13-2008, 01:41 PM
'A Sight Not Soon Forgotten'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/ASightNotSoonForgot.jpg

Ant__.
12-16-2008, 01:17 PM
'The Big Boys'

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/thebigboys.jpg

Ant__.
12-16-2008, 01:18 PM
'Good Luck, and Good Hunting!'

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/goodluckandgoodhunting.jpg

Ant__.
12-16-2008, 01:18 PM
'Alle Machinen Stop!'

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/allemachinenstop.jpg

Ant__.
12-16-2008, 01:19 PM
'Air Cover'

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/aircover.jpg

Ant__.
12-18-2008, 01:36 PM
'Auf Weidersehen, Italien'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/aufweidersehenitalien.jpg

Ant__.
12-18-2008, 01:36 PM
The Troubled Shepherd'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/thetorubledshepherd.jpg

Ant__.
12-18-2008, 01:37 PM
'Deep'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/deep.jpg

Ant__.
12-18-2008, 01:37 PM
'Anger'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/anger.jpg

Ant__.
12-18-2008, 01:42 PM
'Oversight'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/Oversight-1.jpg

Ant__.
12-18-2008, 01:43 PM
'Lift Kit'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/LiftKit.jpg

Ant__.
12-18-2008, 01:43 PM
'Explosive Cargo'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/ExplsiveCargo.jpg

Ant__.
12-18-2008, 01:43 PM
'Hopeless'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/Hopeless.jpg

WilhelmSchulz.
12-18-2008, 07:03 PM
Dont we start voteing Dec 16th(2 days ago)?

Ant__.
12-19-2008, 10:14 AM
You're right, Wilhelm - But I have been away.

Voting starts here and as of now, until the end of the month http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
12-19-2008, 03:21 PM
3 pts. "Keel Lift"
That took some skill(or a little luck) to capture that moment. I mean you can still see the glow of the torpedo.


1pt. "Auf Weidersehen, Italien"
Just a wonderfull shot.

bfogel
12-20-2008, 02:28 PM
3pts "Fire and Ice" Don't see ice bergs much, is Titanic back in there someplace? Aptly named to boot.

1pt "the troubled Shepard" Another one where the shot is so well complemented with the title that the two together are more than the sum of their parts.

Honorable mention "The Pounding", which would have gotten 3 pts from me had it been better centered/composed. Sometimes the action is so fast that you just gotta go with what you can get though, what a desktop it would make.
Some other real good shots again this month! Too many to mention here. Sometimes what we capture is really amazing, all things considered. I'm proud to have a few shots among such august a presentation as this. Good luck to ALL! Happy Holidays as well! Be safe, well and invested of family at this special time of the year!

tambor198
12-20-2008, 08:39 PM
Some very nice screens this month. Here are my votes.



The Troubled Shepard - 3 pts


Auf Weidersehen, Italian - 1 pt.

f14driver
12-21-2008, 12:32 AM
My votes are :

Aircover 3 Pts

The Troubled Shepard 1 pt

Messervy
12-21-2008, 07:56 AM
3 points = Aircover

1 point = Auf Weidersehen, Italien

jimbuna
12-21-2008, 10:06 AM
3pt...The Troubled Shepherd

1pt...Survival of the Fittest

Mittelwaechter
12-22-2008, 09:18 AM
Top shots this month!

3 points to "Explosive Cargo"

1 point to "Sunset Kill"

VG - your graphics card is simply amazing! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Btw - are all screenshooters aware of pausing the game for shooting? Pausing still enables to move the camera in "locked to object mode" as it enables to F12 for choosing a perfect setup.
If you see a "Game Paused" written on the screen,
get rid of it by deleting the phrase in your de_menu.txt or en_menu.txt. - line 90!
(...\Ubisoft\SilentHunterIII\data\Menu\??_menu.txt )
Make it look like this:

90=

and save!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

jimbuna
12-22-2008, 11:46 AM
Originally posted by Mittelwaechter:
Top shots this month!

3 points to "Explosive Cargo"

1 point to "Sunset Kill"

VG - your graphics card is simply amazing! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Btw - are all screenshooters aware of pausing the game for shooting? Pausing still enables to move the camera in "locked to object mode" as it enables to F12 for choosing a perfect setup.
If you see a "Game Paused" written on the screen,
get rid of it by deleting the phrase in your de_menu.txt or en_menu.txt. - line 90!
(...\Ubisoft\SilentHunterIII\data\Menu\??_menu.txt )
Make it look like this:

90=

and save!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BEWARE!!

Pausing the game can often lead to a total loss of reflections at best and at worst a distortion of wakes.

Mittelwaechter
12-22-2008, 06:12 PM
Really Jim?

Never happened to me. Neither with my superold Ti4200 nor with my old mobility x700.
And I do some screenshots you know.

VikingGrandad
12-23-2008, 03:47 AM
Originally posted by Mittelwaechter:
VG - your graphics card is simply amazing! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks MW... Is that a general comment or are you assuming that I entered this month's anonymous competition...?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Originally posted by Mittelwaechter:
Btw - are all screenshooters aware of pausing the game for shooting? Pausing still enables to move the camera in "locked to object mode" as it enables to F12 for choosing a perfect setup.
If you see a "Game Paused" written on the screen,
get rid of it by deleting the phrase in your de_menu.txt or en_menu.txt. - line 90!
(...\Ubisoft\SilentHunterIII\data\Menu\??_menu.txt )
Make it look like this:

90=

and save!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Hmmmm... I didn't know about that. How is that method better than simply pressing the Del key on the key pad, which removes all GUI clutter - messages, buttons, dials and the 'Game paused' text?


Originally posted by jimbuna:
BEWARE!!

Pausing the game can often lead to a total loss of reflections at best and at worst a distortion of wakes.

@Jimbuna - Interesting... I've taken many screenshots with the game paused and not seen the issue you describe, and I always check details like those you mention to make sure everything looks right! That goes for all the graphics cards I've used with SH3 over the last 4 years (ATI 9800SE, Nvidia 7600GT, ATI HD 4870). Perhaps specific driver settings cause problems?

VikingGrandad
12-23-2008, 05:12 AM
My votes:

1. 'They stole my kill!' - perfect composition! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

2. 'Rich Pickings' - reminds me of old photos of RN ships in the Atlantic... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Mittelwaechter
12-23-2008, 09:56 AM
Hi VikingGrandad,

indeed I'm assuming you entered this month.
But there is no intention to say I voted for you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif (I had a long thought about that!)

The "Del" Key?
Aaah! I play so long without the message I simply forgot it disappears with this key function. I'm on a laptop now for months and it's "Del" key doesn't work like that. I have to <Fn+F11> to enable the numpad to make the dials disappear. And for commanding the U-Boot I have to redo the procedure to get i.e. "P" back.
I deleted the paused message and left the numpad consequently untouched.
I could have remapped the "Del" key as I did with TC+, but it wasn't necessary.

This should explain why I'm still with 800x600 too. I crop my screens out of the regular dials view.


@ ALL

So - my original comment should be changed accordingly.
Use "Del", pause - and be aware of possibility to still move and switch the camera. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
If you run into problems like Jim, don't do it!

pacific_breeze
12-23-2008, 11:11 PM
3 points - "Auf Weidersehen, Italien"
Very nice soothing background with the fierce UBoat in the foreground .. may I say it's "The Beast and The Beautiful" ? Very cool ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

1 point - "Sunset Kill"
I like the environment and the water looks good too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

mariuszj1939
12-30-2008, 12:40 AM
Auf Wiedersehen, Italinen - 3 points
Air Cover - 1 point
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Ant__.
01-01-2009, 12:54 PM
*** Winners Announcement ***

Well well! What a superb month for entries! The quality was outstanding! A well deserved http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif to everyone who took part.

I can announce the winner, with 9 points was Viking Grandad with 'Auf Weidersehen, Italien' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

(A close second with 8 points was 'Troubled Shepherd' but if I tell you who that was by he;d never get his head out of the room! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/aufweidersehenitalien.jpg

VikingGrandad
01-01-2009, 02:32 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif I've won again!??? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Wow! Many thanks for the votes! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I agree, it was a superb set of entries overall this month. It's great to see this comp still going strong into 2009. Keep it up chaps! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I'm sure we'll see even better screenshots now that we have GWX3 and its new environment mod... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

jimbuna
01-01-2009, 02:49 PM
Congratulations VG....a bloody fine shot http://www.psionguild.org/forums/images/smilies/wolfsmilies/thumbsup.gif

tambor198
01-01-2009, 07:37 PM
Congrats, VG. Once a master, always a master. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VikingGrandad
01-02-2009, 03:49 AM
Thanks guys - high praise indeed! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

jimbuna
01-02-2009, 04:20 AM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
Thanks guys - high praise indeed! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

You really don't think we were being sincere....surely http://www.psionguild.org/forums/images/smilies/wolfsmilies/greywolftail.gif


http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/6172/a1151bj2.gif

VikingGrandad
01-02-2009, 05:18 AM
Originally posted by jimbuna:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
Thanks guys - high praise indeed! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

You really don't think we were being sincere....surely http://www.psionguild.org/forums/images/smilies/wolfsmilies/greywolftail.gif


http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/6172/a1151bj2.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh... Er... Well... at least I can get my head through the door now...! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Mittelwaechter
01-02-2009, 01:21 PM
Congrats VG! Perfect screenshot! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Did I know you posted this month? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VikingGrandad
01-02-2009, 02:38 PM
Thanks MW!

Well, somehow... you must have known...! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

tambor198
01-02-2009, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by jimbuna:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
Thanks guys - high praise indeed! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

You really don't think we were being sincere....surely http://www.psionguild.org/forums/images/smilies/wolfsmilies/greywolftail.gif


http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/6172/a1151bj2.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


ROFL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

pacific_breeze
01-03-2009, 03:44 PM
Congratulations VG !! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

It shows that you have collection of impressive shots in your PC and I'll look forward to the next one ... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

VikingGrandad
01-04-2009, 04:16 AM
Thanks PB http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

99% of the time, the screenshots I enter in the comp were taken that same month (I pick 4 out of a shortlist of around 10-15), which means I have a pretty big archive of pictures that I didn't enter. Makes a great visual record of the year's patrols http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Celeon999
01-04-2009, 04:30 AM
Congrats http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif