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blackpulpit1970
11-03-2005, 12:30 PM
How is this game and is it worth playing, does it take forever to find the enemy or what. Opinions on this game please, I didnt want to ask on there forums because they all will say its great and here i might get better feedback, thanks all.

Fliegeroffizier
11-03-2005, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by blackpulpit1970:
How is this game and is it worth playing, does it take forever to find the enemy or what. Opinions on this game please, I didnt want to ask on there forums because they all will say its great and here i might get better feedback, thanks all.

Wow! Now that is what I would call absurdly convoluted logic! Thanks for the laugh! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

neural_dream
11-03-2005, 01:59 PM
I like it a lot, and it's generally a very well-liked sim (look at people's opinions at gamespot for example http://www.gamespot.com/pc/sim/silenthunteriii/readers.html). It's currently third in my list of games (used to be no1 for some weeks after I bought it); too bad I only have time for half to one and a half game http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif.
1. Nba Live 06
2. Pacific Wobblers
3. Silent Hunter III

p-11.cAce
11-03-2005, 02:26 PM
SH3 is and has been my favorite game since I purchased it a few months ago. I only play it "full real" (except time compression as I don't want to REALLY spend a few weeks on a patrol - though you could and some have). The learning curve in some ways is steep and you can only save your career in port (which many complain about but if you could save during patrol it would be like being able to save mid-flight; i.e. this looks bad "save" and die - reload try again and live; fine in shooter game but not in sim imho) so once you launch on patrol you can spend a few hours playing get killed and you are back in port at start of that patrol. I only play when I know I have a few hours free so I can finish a full patrol. Even using time compression this is not a game for "twitch & shoot" players but I have never found it boring - setting up an attack on a convoy while hiding from escorts or evading from pursuing destroyers while your air grows stale and your batteries low produce their own adrenaline rushes.
The graphics are wonderful and once you get the hang of operating the boat and handling your crew locating targets and such is no problem - I have yet to go on patrol and not engage something. Buy it, crank up your subwoofer, turn down the lights, and discover the joy of splitting destroyers in two after you've set up a perfect attack http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Doug_Thompson
11-03-2005, 02:27 PM
1. Detailed, but rather slow-paced. The time compression feature is helpful.

2. It can take a long time to find a target. Finding an enemy, however, becomes quite a bit easier with each patrol.

This is a game for realism devotees. It's one of the most detailed, true simulations on the market on any subject outside of sports.

Much more of a simulation than a game, IMO, but that's fine by me.

codeseven7
11-03-2005, 02:32 PM
SH3 rocks! Graphics are killer (thanks to all the great mods available) and gameplay is a blast. Besides PF and COD2, SH3 is the only other game I play now (sorry, BF2 ain't in the right war era for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif). Get it and go to these two sites for info, forums, questions and downloads.....

http://www.subsim.com/

http://www.silent-hunteriii.com/uk/home.php

have fun!


codeseven

Klarkash
11-03-2005, 03:09 PM
SH3 is great fun, and you can tune it to your level of committment. There are quick mission o you can get in and let fly, or you can crank up the realism and difficulty to levels where you have to do most of the targeting manually, and spend hours stalking a convoy.

Oh, and you can save mid-mission, don't know if this a function of realism level.

Warning though, it does eat up hours!

neural_dream
11-03-2005, 04:06 PM
Ok, since, as the original poster said
here i might get better feedback , can someone tell me how you spot targets easily now? I play full real and finding targets is my main issue. I'd play it more if I solved that. Well my fellow Renaissance Gamers, who play all, know all, and hopefully share all? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Pig_Mac
11-03-2005, 05:35 PM
SH3 is still **** good looking, even without mods. I did a reinstall and patched it up.. and can't remember why i stopped playing? I think it had something to do with my first campain crashing horribly and unrecoverably. But the new patches seems to keep it steady.

It's almost as amazing as Aces of the deep was when it was new (not the windows version).

(a little warning: it is a starforce protected game)

SeaFireLIV
11-03-2005, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by blackpulpit1970:
How is this game and is it worth playing, does it take forever to find the enemy or what. Opinions on this game please, I didnt want to ask on there forums because they all will say its great and here i might get better feedback, thanks all.

Hmmm. Your post is slightly strange. You seem to be complaining that SHIII might take forever to find an enemy...

Well it won`t take forever, but you won`t be finding ship after wondering in front of your torpedoes happily. You`ll have to do a bit of work.

It`s a submarine simulation. Submarines go through water, ergo slow. they take time to find something because the sea is big, ergo slow.

But it`s an excellent submarine sim as it does what it`s supposed to do... slowly find and sink ships. The `fun` is the chasing, searching, sinking the hapless ship then avoiding destroyers and attack aircraft.

It takes a particuler kind of player to play, perhaps the kind of player who`s into realistic simmish games.

If you managed to read through this without switching off, then SHIII might just suit you.

codeseven7
11-03-2005, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by neural_dream:
Ok, since, as the original poster said <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">here i might get better feedback , can someone tell me how you spot targets easily now? I play full real and finding targets is my main issue. I'd play it more if I solved that. Well my fellow Renaissance Gamers, who play all, know all, and hopefully share all? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Try these for info or check the other sites out.

http://www.communitymanuals.com/shiii/index.php?title=Main_Page

http://www.paulwasserman.net/SHIII/

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/greenhearts/simulation_..._and_suggestions.htm (http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/greenhearts/simulation_tips_and_suggestions.htm)

codeseven

neural_dream
11-03-2005, 06:20 PM
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sakai2005
11-03-2005, 06:35 PM
the map provided with the game showing major convoy routes is a big help finding ships but not a given. it also shows the air cover range of the allies and high naval traffic areas.but agian captian beware at all times.its a very good game but it is time consuming and i recomend low end pc users dont buy it as its very graphic intense.there are very good mods to be had the smoke mod is a must have for visual effect its awesum.i got up early one sunday and wonderd if the statue of liberty was in new york harbor so off i went two hours later and many times bombed by planes and dced near the harbor entrance i saw her there could not belive it was in the game lol.buy it enjoy

sakai2005
11-03-2005, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by neural_dream:
I like it a lot, and it's generally a very well-liked sim (look at people's opinions at gamespot for example http://www.gamespot.com/pc/sim/silenthunteriii/readers.html). It's currently third in my list of games (used to be no1 for some weeks after I bought it); too bad I only have time for half to one and a half game http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif.
1. Nba Live 06
2. Pacific Wobblers
3. Silent Hunter III



is number 2 a referance too pacific fighters? lol

clayman_52
11-03-2005, 08:16 PM
SH III is a most excellent simulation for all who love to sim! A great lineage that goes back beyond Silent Service, has all the immersion AND stunning eye candy too! Well worth the $29 US I paid for it the day of release ... and I imagine a excellent bargain these days. SeaFireLIV said it all ... if you've read this far ....

If you do get it though ... don't forget to partake of the excellent mods that abound! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Interminate
11-03-2005, 08:28 PM
Superb.

p-11.cAce
11-03-2005, 09:24 PM
The trick to finding targets is to occasionaly dive down to 20m or 30m, go quiet & listen. You can usually hear alot farther than you can see! If you are playing full real be sure and use your chart marker, ruler, and compass to plot bearings and not lose a contact by chasing off in the wrong direction!

fordfan25
11-03-2005, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by blackpulpit1970:
How is this game and is it worth playing, does it take forever to find the enemy or what. Opinions on this game please, I didnt want to ask on there forums because they all will say its great and here i might get better feedback, thanks all. great game. worth the mony. and its like FB in that you can adjust the realism to suit what you want it to be. if you want to just have fun then you can set it so all you have to do to aim a torp is lock the scope on a ship and fire. AI will ajust the range angle ect. same with finding targets. you can set it so your watch man will see ships FAR away or set it so its more realistic. the missions are kinda like PF in that there is not a great amount of varity all though i thinks thats kinda realistic in SH3's case. graphics are good but nothing to brag about. time comprssion is great as long as your cpu can handle the higher time comprsion rates. once you disde what settings are best for you its a very fun game how ever be warned on 2 things #1 it has starforce and #2 it is very picky about wether or not it likes your dvd/cd burner. but as long as you dont have clone dvd ect and as long as you have a noremal dvd/cd player you should be fine. dont forget to patch it as the first release was buggy as h*** for nvidea owners

chchfool
11-03-2005, 10:23 PM
I also reccommend the game. It was a great simulation and there are enough options/mods out to make it something special now. I think the graphics are pretty **** good

blackpulpit1970
11-04-2005, 06:06 AM
Great thanks all for the advice, i will buy it and give it a go, sounds like a lot of fun.