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Firedragon1717
03-04-2005, 09:43 AM
Anyone here sufficiently dedicated (mentally disturbed) enough to,play the game with no time compressiong at all throughout the entirety or even a set amount of time (say the ending months of the war) of the campaign. That is to say you will be sitting down for hours seeing nothing but the waves and the weather for days, even weeks at time fighting the urge to use time compression. This may sound crazy but when you do get a contact you will enjoy it tenfold for more than if you had skipped time.

Kankkis
03-04-2005, 09:46 AM
Hi Firedragon, i know what y mean, i hate using timecompression, it's broke illusion. But you must use it with SH3, i hope it is made well.

-Kankkis-

MooseNoodles
03-04-2005, 10:05 AM
Why must you use it Kankkis ?

Firedragon - I am that mentaly disturbed one that will be playing the game real time. Seeing as it is possible you could bump into other ships on route im sure it wont be that much of a bother :P. I might even make a site following my progress through each day as it unfolds http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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julien673
03-04-2005, 10:16 AM
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lol

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HerrKaleunU123
03-04-2005, 10:28 AM
It would be nice to try something like that, but that obtrusive nuisance known as life prohibits that option.

But...I will attempt to do the next best thing with "pseudo real-time" patrols--playing a 24 hour sim-day at one sitting (using time compression until a sighting). I will resolve any sightings, attacks, etc. to complete that "day". Then I will pick up the next 24 sim-hours on the next day's sitting and so on. This will give me a better idea as to the boredom factor during the patrols.

Antrodemus
03-04-2005, 10:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Anyone here sufficiently dedicated (mentally disturbed) enough to,play the game with no time compressiong at all <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You really would have to be deranged to play it in real-time, regardless of how "h4rDc0r3 1337" you think you are.

It's pretentious toss, to say you'll play it all in real time. The only people who would say such a thing with any conviction are those who haven't tried.

A.

Nukem_Hicks
03-04-2005, 10:38 AM
If you're a wealthy millionaire who has enough invested so that you make enough money to live on without moving a finger, yes, playing it through real-time would be a viable option. However, most of us don't have 6 years to spend doing so.

BlueSabor
03-04-2005, 10:38 AM
I'll be doing a bit of both!
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KC23
03-04-2005, 11:04 AM
That is fricken nuts.

Although, once in your patrol zone it might be interesting to try for a week or so.

From port out to port in?

Fricken nuts.

Kankkis
03-04-2005, 11:08 AM
Hey i sayed that the timecompression is must use.

-Kankkis-

wolfh2o
03-04-2005, 11:15 AM
I might try a full weekend at say 2x or something just get a closer idea of how it actually is to be living on the boat but a full campaign (even a full mission unless it was really short like 5-6 days max) would be pure insanity and a huge waste of your life, seriously.

If someone with a lot of free time did about a week long thing and made a weblog out of it that would be cool.

phapponen
03-04-2005, 11:39 AM
it would only make sense if you had two computers or just left the game on on the background while you do other stuff around your room

but yea, i guess it would create a whole different kind of importance to the game
though, there should be some kind of alarm system if the crew spots a convoy in the midle of the night and they could wake you up for it

HeibgesU999
03-04-2005, 11:39 AM
Windows staying stable for 56 straight days!!! LMFAO. I thought they gave sub skippers drug tests?

Antrodemus
03-04-2005, 12:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Windows staying stable for 56 straight days!!! LMFAO. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

So... you're still on '98SE then?

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A.

U-551 Kapitan
03-04-2005, 12:48 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Don't insult him!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

archer49d
03-04-2005, 02:19 PM
I don't intent on playing the game in realtime, but what's this "must use time compression" thing about, I want to be able to pick when I do and when I don't use it.

JG27_Arklight
03-04-2005, 02:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Antrodemus:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Windows staying stable for 56 straight days!!! LMFAO. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

So... you're still on '98SE then?

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A. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL!

Yeah, he must be.

I ran XP for 3 straight nonths before my wife told me to stop.

My buddy ran his for 6 months.

Archer, you can choose when and when not to use time compression. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'll probably use a little bit of time compression here and there but I don't don't the game to turn into "Silent Hunter 3: Time Compression U-Boat!".

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And before anybody says I won't use real time predominantly then you don't me. I played WWIIOnline for 2.5 days straight gaurding a town one time. LOL

wolfh2o
03-04-2005, 02:32 PM
Might have won the war if they inveted time compression sooner http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And currently my WinXP machine has been running for atleast 3 weeks on end. Also the last time I took it down was by choice and not from a crash http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Gbucket
03-04-2005, 02:34 PM
I wouldn't really recommend playing SH3 realtime unless you have a lot of free time. I played a level earlier today and I spent easily around 30mins going across the North Sea in my sub at 1024x timecompression and never saw a single thing.. Except lots of waves and I saw the whole night/day thing, which was nice.

Oh, I also managed to get rammed by a ship while demo'ing the game, which wasn't so nice. BUT I have FINALLY sunk my first ship tonight - was ace. Tbh, sims aren't really my thing but SH3's great fun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

hauitsme
03-04-2005, 02:39 PM
Let's see.
30 minutes X 1024 = 512 hours.
512 hours / 24 = 21 days 8 hours.

And that's only transit time!

NickNameless
03-04-2005, 02:44 PM
here's my math
5 years war time
average 3 hours playing a day.
3 hours is 1/8 of a day
365 days per year.
x5=1825 days of war
1825 divided by .125 (1/8)=14600 days
14600 days = 40 years

I don't think I'll be playing this game for another 40 years no matter how great it is.

wolfh2o
03-04-2005, 02:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by UbiRazz:BUT I have FINALLY sunk my first ship tonight - was ace. Tbh, sims aren't really my thing but SH3's great fun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Congrats...your having more fun than us http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Willey
03-04-2005, 03:18 PM
Really, if I had the time, and the money, I would try at least one real time patrol. Start it at 10 am ingame time and as well real time and never touch time compression. While there's nothing to do in the sim (most of the time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif ), I'd just do something else, like playing other games, or even some SH3 sessions WITH time compression http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif , on a second rig http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif .
It would be so freaking real to wake up in the night just because an aircraft that found my sub...

Apart from that, I might just have some realtime events like leaving the harbour or convoy attack (did that once in AoD which took me 5 1/2 hours straight http://www.ubisoft.de/smileys/3.gif ) without using time compression at all.

necrobaron
03-04-2005, 04:57 PM
Even if we played SHIII in real-time only, I don't think it'd necessarily be a realistic representation. Apart from the combat elements, and general navigation of the sub, no other elements of "sub life" are modelled are there? You can't actually walk around the ship, eat food, go to the bathroom, (not)bathe and do the things the real guys would've done to wile away the time. SHIII mostly seems to focus on the combat aspects, so in reality that's the only aspect that could be played in real time and be somewhat of an accurate representation. I'm not saying I'll always use time compression, but still... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Dominicrigg
03-04-2005, 05:56 PM
I would do it for a week or maybe month to raise money for charity. Living like a submariner :P no baths or shaving for a week, and have to keep silent hunter going and not get killed!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

That could be interesting, but as stated before i would never do it for fun in realtime. I would be too eager to get to the battle and play that in real time!