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pik_as
01-06-2008, 08:38 AM
Has anyone successfully incorporated Racerboy's Exhaust mods for the Type VII B & C boats after installing GWX 2.0?
First, I had to download "7 Zip exe" to open the files, and then after installing the mod with JSGME, I saw no smoke, but I got surfaced sounds while submerged (even in hydrophone mode) and I think I saw a longer wake. I disabled the mod because it was doing more harm than good. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
I don't know if it's relevant, but I installed it between saves, "mid-feindfahrt".
By the way, if anyone is taking notes for GWX's next update, could they change the response to a weather report request so that it comes from the Watch Officer, and not the Navigator? How would he know, being inside the hull?
And the music that accompanies the cheering after a torpedoe strike or a sinking. What the......? "Quiet boys...!"
Other than that, I like GWX 2.0 a lot. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Goose_Green
01-06-2008, 08:41 AM
I don't think there will be another update to the GWX series, I'm sure I read this is going to be the final release in any form of GWX. But, I'm sure there are some here who will be better able to answer your queries.

pik_as
01-06-2008, 08:56 AM
Not so Goose_Green, according to this:

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=128097

Thanks for the response.

Goose_Green
01-06-2008, 09:13 AM
I stand corrected. Just as well, as I was surprised myself that the exhaust mod was not included in GWX, even though the mod was not that new enough to miss the release of the mod.

Hopefully the team at GWX can really add some more shine to an already gleaming mod http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

pik_as
01-06-2008, 09:53 AM
True, but maybe it didn't work for them either.
Now that I've been thinking about upgrades, I remember a few more I thought of while on patrol.
1. The hatch between the Control Room and the Rado Room should be open at all times (with sound man visible), and I've seen discussion about this mod.
2. It would be nice if the observation scope would rise in front of you in the control room when you first click on it, and then you could click on it again to view through it, similar to the attack scope when you are in the conning tower. And both scopes should be reversable (back to the room) to go out of the view mode.
3. Speed and fuel economy of the boat should be influenced by the wind direction. I was at first pleased when I read in the manual that the weather will affect the boat's progress more realistically in GWX. Yes! But then I found the wind direction dosn't seem to factor in. I know I'd rather paddle a canoe downwind than upwind. Riding the surf sort of...
And that brings up another point. In German text it seems to say "Wind comes out of 250", for instance and in English text, it seems to say "Wind is on heading 250". Isn't that completely opposite directions? I can never tell from the waves which way the wind is blowing.
4. Ocean currents. Maybe difficult to simulate, but what a difference it would make when you're lying in wait for a destroyer to go by before attcking the convoy. Constant motor input would be necessary to keep the boat pointed in the right direction. Wow...imagine that. In his book "Iron Coffins", Herbert Werner wrote they were surprised to find they had actually slipped through the Gibraltor Strait at a speed of 12 knots while drifting submerged. I love it.
5. Most important of all. Make electric propulsion selectable when surfaced, with independent motor control for both diesels and electrics. Please, please, please, please....

That's all. I'll go play my game and be good now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Jochen_Mohr
01-06-2008, 04:28 PM
GWX 2.0 and RB's smoke mod are compatible (spelling?)
only the XXI's smoke has a update becouse it was the only one that couldnt work with it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

VikingGrandad
01-06-2008, 04:59 PM
I run the Type VIIC smoke mod over GWX2 with no problems http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Danlisa
01-07-2008, 02:10 AM
Originally posted by pik_as:
By the way, if anyone is taking notes for GWX's next update, could they change the response to a weather report request so that it comes from the Watch Officer, and not the Navigator? How would he know, being inside the hull?

You have a broken install of GWX 2.0. The weather reports have always come from the WO since the original GW (aka before GWX).

On the subject of the Exhaust mod, it will not be included into GWX as it's is not realistic. Nice eye candy but not real. If a real U-Boat gave out that much exhaust, it would never have put to sea as there would have been a problem with their engines. Hell, why not hoist a blimp and say "Oi Tommies, I'm over here come get me". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

In response to your other questions later in this thread, I'll summerise:

1) The open hatch mod is being adapted by GWX team member Diving Duck. It will (probably) be included as an optional mod.

2) Obs scope animation - Until recently, new animations in SH3/GWX were not possible however, they have since been cracked. As to whether the scope will ever be animated, I don't know but I doubt it will be ready for GWX 2.1. But never say never.

3) Wind - There is no 'physical' wind to affect anything in SH3. So there is no tangable force to affect the U-Boats performance.

4) Not possible - Simple as that.

5) Not possible - Although the options seem to have been included in the original coding, it seems the SH3 devs did not include the relevant controllers to enable this option, read hardcoded.

Please try to remember, we are not SH3 Devs, we do not have the source code of the game and we can only change things that were originally built into the game. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Jochen_Mohr
01-07-2008, 04:14 AM
Originally posted by danlisa:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by pik_as:
By the way, if anyone is taking notes for GWX's next update, could they change the response to a weather report request so that it comes from the Watch Officer, and not the Navigator? How would he know, being inside the hull?

You have a broken install of GWX 2.0. The weather reports have always come from the WO since the original GW (aka before GWX).

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>
i think he means so that the WO talks and not the idiot inside the sub who has no idea what weather it is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

pik_as
01-08-2008, 02:05 PM
Exactly Jochen.
It seems they changed it so that now you can only ask the man on watch, but the response still comes from the navigator.
Too bad abut the engine controls. I think SHI had some kind of selectability in that department; too bad it wasn't carried through to the latest version.