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trouble159
06-16-2005, 04:22 PM
I love this game.. but I find myself getting bored mainly from the time consuming part of leaving and pulling back into port. I know you don't have to get back to port but you lose some renown if you don't. Sometimes the port is so narrow you can't even speed up the time. I think the sub should at least start out in the open water, leaving port really is just for eye candy anyway. That and at the highest time compression, sometimes you go right by some contacts so fast you miss them. There are time when I only have an hour to play and in that time I want to sink something not just get out of my harbour.

Rabtherab
06-16-2005, 04:37 PM
Assuming you installed with the defaults.

Go into:
C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\SilentHunterIII\data\Cfg

Look in main.cfg for this line:
LandProximity=1
Change it to:
LandProximity=8 (or whatever you think is best, 8 should do it though.)

Do the same for:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Profile\My Documents\SH3\data\cfg\main.cfg

This should get it cleared up for you.

Mylo42
06-16-2005, 04:57 PM
I have been wondering in time comp can be maintained while getting in close to port, instead of falling to 1. I tried to open the "main.cfg" file as mentioned but it said that windows can't open it. I'm the first to admit that I don't have a clue about this kind of stuff.

As for the "eye candy" comment. While it is true, leaving port does not serve any tactical benefit, I enjoy shoving off, taking a little look around, waving good bye to fine folk of the Fatherland, and just generally enjoying the moment for a few minutes. It puts me in the "O.K, I'm a U-boat commander now." frame of mind. I like having to set out and return to port.

Anren
06-16-2005, 05:11 PM
Just open the Cfg file with notepad, that should do it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

GT182
06-16-2005, 05:59 PM
The leaving and returning to your home port is part of the realism of the game. It wouldn't be the same starting and ending on the open seas.

Faamecanic
06-16-2005, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by Mylo42:
I have been wondering in time comp can be maintained while getting in close to port, instead of falling to 1. I tried to open the "main.cfg" file as mentioned but it said that windows can't open it. I'm the first to admit that I don't have a clue about this kind of stuff.

As for the "eye candy" comment. While it is true, leaving port does not serve any tactical benefit, I enjoy shoving off, taking a little look around, waving good bye to fine folk of the Fatherland, and just generally enjoying the moment for a few minutes. It puts me in the "O.K, I'm a U-boat commander now." frame of mind. I like having to set out and return to port.

AGree 100% with you Mylo.... it just wouldnt be the same returning home without taking flak practice at my friends the seagulls http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

SchroeterU-123
06-17-2005, 02:26 AM
Originally posted by Rabtherab:
Assuming you installed with the defaults.

Go into:
C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\SilentHunterIII\data\Cfg

Look in main.cfg for this line:
LandProximity=1
Change it to:
LandProximity=8 (or whatever you think is best, 8 should do it though.)

Do the same for:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Profile\My Documents\SH3\data\cfg\main.cfg

This should get it cleared up for you.


Hi
Why dont you try this its a lot more easy to change that and put the TC to 4096 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif hope that this can help.Here is the link.
http://www.subsim.com/subsim_files/patches/WolfiesTweekPak.rar
And a lot mods for you.
MORE GOOD MODS (http://www.subsim.com/subsim_files/patches.html) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Jose.MaC
06-17-2005, 07:09 AM
Or you can try a different aproach:

1. Plot your course.
2. Set your speed up to 1 knot.
3. Set TC at least at 128.
4. Enjoy.

Rabtherab
06-17-2005, 08:01 AM
Originally posted by SchroeterU-123:
Hi

Why dont you try this its a lot more easy to change that and put the TC to 4096 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif hope that this can help.Here is the link.
http://www.subsim.com/subsim_files/patches/WolfiesTweekPak.rar
And a lot mods for you.
MORE GOOD MODS (http://www.subsim.com/subsim_files/patches.html) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

I don't like running higher than 512X most of the time. Seems the higher you run TC the closer aircraft are when you drop out, same with destroyers in light-med fog.

I just put TC up to 1024X then clicked external camera. Guess what? My boat was about 150m beyond the point where I clicked the camera.

150m is a long distace to waste when dealing with planes.

I do use the 8X land prox hack, it makes Lorient bearable.

JoeCorrado
06-17-2005, 08:15 AM
SH3 is very user freindly already, you can (if you know how) modify a thousand things already. The DEV team COULD however make some things a bit easier for those less inclined towards hacking in the very least.

A simple program that could be included would allow the user to make changes as he sees fit without having to manualy change any files. Kind of a Tweak SH3 utility that would include options for the most commonly requested changes. A simple solution that would please everyone.

Rabtherab
06-17-2005, 08:17 AM
Good idea, Joe.

Doubt the devs will give us this, but a programmer on these forums might see this and take up the challenge.