View Full Version : Good riddance to a buggy game!

05-26-2010, 10:08 PM
I've twice this week had a carreer come to a end becuase of a "error". I cant load these carreers. But I can submit a "error report" to UBI!

Added to things like tracking a target only to have it and the escorts vanish visually and off sonar only to re-appear with the escorts depth charging the hell out of me! Or to upgrade to surface search radar and neither that or the air search will work on that boat, EVER!

I've had enough! One would think that after 3 years this game would have few, if any bugs. What blows my mind is that UBI has to know it's buggy as hell AND IS STILL MARKETING IT! I shudder to think of what SH5 is like.

After playing Shadowbane I vowed never to play another online game run by UBI and I now vow never to play ANY kind of game created by UBI! SH4 is now un-installed and the game box and disk are in the dumpster where they belong.

Rant off.

05-27-2010, 03:44 AM
After playing the game for a while without much trouble, I tried increasing some of the graphics settings to see what would happen. I have to say it was pretty cool to be able to see the sub underwater, but then the game started crashing all the time. I put the graphics settings back where they were, and no more problems.

The problem may have been that you were asking too much of your computer.

05-27-2010, 06:11 AM
I agree, ex250. I know my system is capable of playing it, but if I set it too high...poof.

Sounds like he doesn't have the patience anyways. Better off not wasting your time with it.

05-27-2010, 08:24 AM
Be interesting to find out what game Huck1956 was playing. Silent Hunter or Silent Hunter with U-boat missions.
If it was Silent Hunter was he patched to 1.4.
Did he make sure his desk top icon when right clicked and gone to properties said gu.exe or sh4.exe. It should be sh4.exe.

If he did want to throw it away, why not give it to one of us.

05-27-2010, 08:29 AM
I've been playing un-modded Gold Edition that I picked up for 17.99 for over a month now and have not had a single crash. And that's included many 5,6,7 hour sessions (I know, sad) I've already got my money's worth IMO.

05-27-2010, 08:31 AM
I know how he feels. Some of these companies release their games buggy as all hell, there should be a law against selling substandard games.
However, in this case it might just as well be his system at fault. I would try playing around with the graphic settings and see if that doesn't help. It might be something very simple.

05-27-2010, 08:38 AM
I should say, I have a pretty decent hardware setup. I usually play games like Bioshock or Fallout3 at maxed out settings and have no problems with FPS or crashes.

I do have a bit of slowdown on SH4 when I'm in Pearl looking at all the eye candy, but otherwise no complaints. Except maybe wish the anti-aliasing was better. I can't seem to tweak my Nvidia settings to get good anti-aliasing on ship's rigging, etc.

05-27-2010, 09:42 AM
In the early years of this game it was really full of "BUGS", but it has come a long way since then. There have been a total of five patches to this game to make it better. Four of them were free, and the last, because it added the U-Boats, cost more money. In the beginning it was a real "PITA".

Since all the patches and, during as well, some fantastic people have selflessly and tirelessly, worked to MOD this game for everyone to enjoy the game more. To make it more historically correct, to make it more difficult, to make it better graphically, and as a result give us, the players countless options. I for one among many I'm sure, love this game and will be playing it for a long time to come. Do I still have problems at times, absolutely, but when I do I know that I can come here and find the answer to my problem. Usually, to my chagrin, it was something I had or had not done correctly.

When I bought this game back in 2007 I paid $60.00 for it. There were times, back in the beginning, I wondered if I had wasted my money, but I started reading the forum and finding answers. I spent more time in the beginning reading the forum than I did playing the game. Not having much in the area of formal education, it took me longer than most, to learn different things, but I don't regret the cost in time that it took. Everything in life costs something, usually time, money, or effort, but something. Want to achieve the goal? Then pay the price. No? Then "SHUT-UP" !!

05-27-2010, 10:44 AM
Even as early as patch 1.2 SH4 was the most stable of the games I've played. When I have had a crash I caused it. And my computer is a February 2007 machine that wasn't anywhere near the fastest even when I first installed.

05-27-2010, 02:11 PM
Oh, if people would only ask. SH4 is now as good as a game can get patched up and even better with mods. I only know of one small bug, the CO2 bug and that only seems to happen when I alt/tab out a lot.

With the people here willing to help, I don't know of one person yet that if his system is able to play hasn't had problems solved.

05-27-2010, 02:52 PM
I agree with all of the above....I was a hair's breadth away from chucking the whole thing out a couple of years back...All the info I got on this forum, plus a few hard knocks, got me through...And now it's the best game ever...Bar none..!!

05-28-2010, 02:32 PM
I feel bad for him but, something doesn't seem right. I "glanced" back through all of his posts and he was having problems right from the start, with the very basics of the game. Some of his problem descriptions are vague and many seem like frivolous gripes or complaints, like his post about San Francisco and Dutch Harbors.
It's possible he could've suffered a flawed game download but, I get the impression that he either had absolutely no patience or was intent on complaining instead of finding a solution to his problems. If he really was ever intent on learning how to play the game, I am sorry to see him go with all the apparent frustration he experienced.

05-28-2010, 07:37 PM
I get the impression he started to run before learning to walk....And quite possibly his hardware was not up to snuff....
Well...no love lost.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

05-29-2010, 08:16 AM
OP point is made.