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02-27-2005, 08:13 AM
If you were a dev team member what additional features would you add to the SHIII sim? (usually each developer builds a certain area of a game. If you had specific jobs to add what would you add?)

I would like to add the following additional features;

-Multiplayer viewable customizable flotilla insignias.

-3d full walk around feature with all cabins available.

-Manual repair and flood control with tools you can choose from.

-Manual loading of the torpedo tubes both interrior and exterrior.

-Uboat pen retrofit/rebuild also with cranes and other tools to help remove guns for upgrade and such. Also being able to cut and weld repair/removeal of damaged Uboat skin.


-Maybe later an addon for SHIII to be able to do salvage missions for sunken ships or subs. Maybe also after the war its the year 2000 and now we can dive the wrecks we sunk. (only possible if the multiplayer server that provided the campaign saved all this data.

-Would like to add a visual picture icon of the list of ships you have sunk. This would be better than just only tonnage as you can show what ships you sunk through the entire multiplayer dynamic campaign.

-Would like a 24/7 server where the dynamic campaign can let players join at anytime but having the ability to save and exit the area only when enemy isnt near or if they didnt detect you for RL purposes.

-Being able to rescue your pilots and possibly incorperating them to help you if you were missing members because of death.

-lifeboats http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

There has got to be more ideas. Please share.

02-27-2005, 08:19 AM
Advanced engine control like in IL-2. I should end up a diesel mechanic after playing this game.

Advanced steering controls. Setting engines seperately.

I like the idea of a 24 hour server, but it would be impossible to do and have realistic war patrols. The saving and coming back in, even if enemy is not present, would be to artificial in a multiplayer context.

Are you sure flotilla and boat insignias will not be included. They were with SH2, and I have seen boat insignia on screenshots already.

02-27-2005, 08:22 AM
Good grief TF!

Are you sure you missed out the kitchen sink?


Of all your options, if my dev team had the time and the remaining energy, I would choose the full interior with walk-around.


02-27-2005, 08:24 AM
The ability to smoke virtual cigarettes on the winter-garten! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif


02-27-2005, 08:28 AM
Every game box should be infested with crabs before arrival!

02-27-2005, 09:22 AM
I would add bockwurst to hang in your room for that extra immersive atmosphere, and a bucket of ice cold water for when you are keeping lookout in winter storms. Though the game would have to cost 10 extra for these options, maybe a special edition or something...

02-27-2005, 09:39 AM
-Make full use of the pooper room too available to all crew. If ya gotta go dont squeeze the charman. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

02-27-2005, 10:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BillBates40:
Every game box should be infested with crabs before arrival! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe they can do that special for your box! LOL http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


02-27-2005, 11:19 AM
Hey TASKFORCE1x1, all wonderful ideas.

(1)I would love to be able to put up my own pictures inside of the sub anywhere I chose.

(2)And I also wanna walk! I would make it so that you could go to the engine room and see and hear things running! See the chief engineer and others working.

(3)Visible damage to the ships haul where a torp has ripped a big hole in it! And I would make it so that this option could be shut off incase a persons machine could not handle this sort of detail.

(4)And of course, fishing when no enemy is in sight. Hehehe! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I suppose its kinda nice to have a dream! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif


02-28-2005, 08:24 AM
Thats all cool ideas. WOuld be nice to be able to do much more in the sub while we wait for reload/repairs/ or travel from patrol area to port. I would like to see added a laptop in the kaptains cabin so when we click on the 3d image we can surf quickly with a custom brouser. The image of the sub interrior still showing in the background. This is so we dont need to alt + Tab if we need to check an email or something.

I know I know its not realistic but heck. We do need some sort of entertainment. Hey! possibly also add a DVD movie launcher so we can watch a DVD movie in the sub! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

02-28-2005, 08:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BillBates40:
Every game box should be infested with crabs before arrival! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Then its your duty to send it back and say "the game is filled with bugs thats needs fixing! " http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

02-28-2005, 09:21 AM
Ms Word and Excel available from captain's cabin, to make something useful or to write our war diary when the game doesn't require our whole attention.