View Full Version : Career mode - contacts aren't there when I arrive

06-17-2006, 02:27 PM
I just played my first career mission, and when I had a target show up in my sector, I would approach to close distance, where the target should be. The target indication then dissapears. I never get ship warnings or sonar reports. I was on station for thirteen days, with no "hard" sightings. Help, please!

06-17-2006, 02:31 PM
are you leading the target?

you have to remember...they move too..

06-17-2006, 02:44 PM
I should have been more explicit; I only see the targets in navigation mode. These "targets" never move, and once I get close enough to them to go to F3 or F4, the target disappears from the navigation page, and isn't there via the scope or visually if surfaced. I never get any sighting or sonar reports. It looks like a bug...

06-17-2006, 03:17 PM
When you recieve a contact report on your map, you have to plot a course to intercept it. If you just head toward the mark on the map he'll be long gone by the time you get there.

06-17-2006, 04:16 PM
Yes, the contact marker will not move, but the ship is moving, the marker just tells you it was spotted ther, at that time and that speed going in that direction.

The only time the marker for a ship moves on the nav map is when you are in visual range and have spotted it.

06-18-2006, 08:49 PM
Thanks guys; I wondered why sometimes they move, and other times they don't...

06-20-2006, 02:55 AM
I remember I had in the beginning some problems with faster ships. Don't forget ships sail with different speed :
(for your own calculation)
- slow abt 5 kts
- medium abt 10 kts
- fast abt 15 kts

06-21-2006, 08:45 PM
Thank you all; I learned enough to sink 35,000 on my third patrol.