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JScones
01-17-2006, 03:24 AM
Release 2.4 of SH3 Commander is now available!

"Main engine" changes:

- Added new career action - "Go to Nightclub..." and slightly renamed other existing actions
- Added ability to remove the deck gun from your U-boat
- When starting a new career a U-boat can now be selected from any U-boat type and variant available to the selected Flotilla up to the selected career start date
- Added ability to set U-boat number when starting a new career
- Selected Flotilla and U-boat type no longer reset when year or month is changed
- Use of historic U-boat availability dates is now a selectable option
- Now rolls back changes made by the "Randomise gramophone tracks" option
- Now saves Personnel Files to user's "My Documents" folder
- Added ability to import user defined crew configurations for using with new careers and missions
- Added ability to modify the renown awarded in "Ship displacements.cfg"
- Added new wave height selection - "Seasonal"
- Added an extra 40,454 first names and 41,786 last names to the names lists to reflect the names of (almost) every person to serve on a U-boat. Now provides 1.7+ billion crew name combinations!
- Added an extra 1,300 towns to the birth place list to reflect the birth places of almost all U-boat Commanders
- Realistic crew now has more voice and complexion variety
- Minor interface tweaks and code improvements

New included mods:

- Adjustments to allow selection of U-boat emblem at start of career - by Rubini.
- Fix which forces correct Mediterranean water textures when playing career in 29 Flotilla - concept by Marhkimov.

There are two configurations available for download. Note that prior to installing this release you must uninstall your current release. Don't forget to rollback SH3 Commander first and back up any SH3 Commander files that you may have modified!

1. SH3Cmdr24.exe (http://members.iinet.net.au/~jscones/software/products/SH3Cmdr24.exe). This is the standard installation release and will be the file downloaded via the SH3 Commander "Updates" feature. Size 19.7mb
2. SH3Cmdr24.7z (http://www.beerymod.com/SH3Cmdr24.7z). As per #1, but without installer. Size 19.4mb

Please note that to keep download file sizes low, the ship skins no longer form part of the core SH3 Commander download. Should you want the ship skins, you need to download the SH3 Commander Combined Skin Pack Add-on (http://members.iinet.net.au/~jscones/software/products/SH3CmdrCSP.7z).

Read instructions before installing and read 'SH3Cmdr Help.html' after.

As always, please post your questions/feedback/problems to this thread. Further information and FAQ can be found here (http://members.iinet.net.au/~jscones/software/SH3Cmdr%20Help.html).

Cpt.Thorne
01-17-2006, 04:33 AM
THanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
Going to try it now!
Cheers

vanjast
01-17-2006, 05:38 AM
Originally posted by JScones:
- Added new career action - "Go to Nightclub..." and slightly renamed other existing actions


- "Go to Strip-Joint...."
- "Go to French Brothel..."
- "Go to Jail - do not collect 200 renown"
...
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Why thank you there old chap.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Cpt.Thorne
01-17-2006, 04:28 PM
I love my new Med water without a hassle around files and stuff. So far everything is running smoothly.
Thanks

VikingGrandad
01-17-2006, 04:48 PM
- Added new career action - "Go to Nightclub..." and slightly renamed other existing actions
Just when I thought it had been perfected, it gets even better! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Just downloading it now. I'm very interested to see what "Go to Nightclub..." does... and also very glad to see "Added ability to import user defined crew configurations for using with new careers and missions" (I had a similar idea in my wishlist for SH4/Expansion)

pcisbest
01-17-2006, 05:04 PM
Sounds like a winner. My only question is, what will happen to my current campaign if I install the nwe version? Will I be able to just continue where I left off?

Mon Pavion
01-17-2006, 07:25 PM
Question: Does removing the Deck Gun effect the sub in anyway in-game?

JScones
01-18-2006, 12:23 AM
Originally posted by pcisbest:
Sounds like a winner. My only question is, what will happen to my current campaign if I install the nwe version? Will I be able to just continue where I left off?
Yes. Simply rollback your current version of SH3Cmdr, uninstall, then install the new version. Your campaign won't be affected.

maxpower2
01-18-2006, 12:39 AM
since im very dense, could someone give me a run down of what sh3cmdr does?

last time i had it i was stuck in a IIA for quite sometime, when i uninstalled it i could buy a 7b. is sh3 a realism mod or is it like sh3tweek?

i have also modded renown, not necessarily made it easier but tweeked a few things i thought were expensive that didnt need to be and were probably common issue, and ammo, cuz well, i suck at shooting down planes. and i love sinking tugboats and poor fishermen.

will sh3cmdr reset these?

thnx.

JScones
01-18-2006, 03:10 AM
Originally posted by maxpower2:
since im very dense, could someone give me a run down of what sh3cmdr does?
Read http://members.iinet.net.au/~jscones/software/SH3Cmdr%20Help.html


Originally posted by maxpower2:
last time i had it i was stuck in a IIA for quite sometime, when i uninstalled it i could buy a 7b. is sh3 a realism mod or is it like sh3tweek?
In this release you don't get the realistic U-boat availability dates unless you select the option.


Originally posted by maxpower2:
i have also modded renown, not necessarily made it easier but tweeked a few things i thought were expensive that didnt need to be and were probably common issue, and ammo, cuz well, i suck at shooting down planes. and i love sinking tugboats and poor fishermen.

will sh3cmdr reset these?
No.

VikingGrandad
01-18-2006, 04:54 AM
Followed the installation instructions (i.e. rolled back and removed previous version) and installed the new version last night - it works perfectly my career http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I like the Nightclub feature - adds a little more immersion before launching the game http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif . Suggestion - how about adding some appropriate music and background sound effects (shouting, laughing, glasses clinking/breaking etc)? I guess there would need to be an option to switch the sound off too.

How do I import user-defined crew configurations? I can't find it anywhere. I'm not using RUB or IUB mods at the moment (next career) - does this restrict SH3 Commander's features in any way?

maxpower2
01-18-2006, 01:13 PM
what do i do with that skin add-on after downloading?

WilhelmSchulz.
01-18-2006, 04:50 PM
Hurra!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif(gets busy instaling it)

mwestman
01-18-2006, 05:37 PM
I am currently only running RUB1.45. Can I load SH3Cmdr2.4 over the top of it?

WilhelmSchulz.
01-18-2006, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by mwestman:
I am currently only running RUB1.45. Can I load SH3Cmdr2.4 over the top of it? *sighs* Havent you been paying atetion the the conversion so far? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif You have to roll back your current SH3 comander, then un-install it, then install the new SH3 Comander. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Messervy
01-18-2006, 06:22 PM
WilhelmSchulz

Why don`t you read what he had written before you start being smart?

mwestman

You can, just make sure you are in base when running it for the first time.

WilhelmSchulz.
01-18-2006, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by Messervy:
WilhelmSchulz

Why don`t you read what he had written before you start being smart?

mwestman

You can, just make sure you are in base when running it for the first time. I did! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Mon Pavion
01-18-2006, 06:29 PM
Question: Does removing the Deck Gun effect the sub in anyway in-game?

WilhelmSchulz.
01-18-2006, 06:36 PM
Maby a extra knot but I dont think so.

Messervy
01-18-2006, 06:52 PM
Let me help you with this WilhelmSchulz http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif:

[quote]Originally posted by mwestman:
I am currently <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">only</span> running RUB1.45. Can I load SH3Cmdr2.4 over the top of it?

Which to my best of judgement means he never said he had any SH3cmdr installed.

WilhelmSchulz.
01-18-2006, 07:43 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

Sorry. Yea I think you can.

Messervy
01-18-2006, 08:36 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JScones
01-18-2006, 11:56 PM
How do I import user-defined crew configurations? I can't find it anywhere. I'm not using RUB or IUB mods at the moment (next career) - does this restrict SH3 Commander's features in any way?
No. Check out the SH3Cmdr Help.html file. It explains what you need to do. Specifically:

To import your own crew configurations, simply add your crew configuration files into a descriptively named sub-folder under the SH3 Commander\Crew folder. For example, to add the real crew of U-97, create the following structure: SH3 Commander\Crew\U-97\data\Cfg and then add the appropriate crew_config_*.cfg files. U-97 will then appear as an option in the "Use Crew" list box.

JScones
01-19-2006, 03:47 AM
***FYI all files are now mirrored at http://www.beerymod.com/sh3_011.htm

mwestman
01-19-2006, 05:48 PM
Correct. I have no previous version of SH3Cmdr loaded; only RUB1.45.

kptltU-1312
01-20-2006, 04:29 AM
new sub cmdr version, brilliant stuff!

however, being new to all computer speak, can someone clarify the meaning to the install instructions "roll back"?

it says i have to "roll back SH3 first" AND to uninstall current release.

i understand the uninstall bit, but what exactly is meant by "roll back"?

thanks in advance for your help.
the wardroom
U-1312.

JScones
01-20-2006, 11:06 PM
OK everyone, if you've downloaded SH3Cmdr24.exe or SH3Cmdr24.7z prior to now and you use the Realistic crew configuration when starting new careers, pls download updated crew configurations here (http://members.iinet.net.au/%7Ejscones@iinet.net.au/software/products/Updated_Crew_Configs.zip) and unzip into your SH3 Commander installation folder.

The new configurations correct some missing crew voices.

They have been added to the full d/l files.

Kaleun1961
01-21-2006, 11:51 AM
I like the Nightclub feature - adds a little more immersion before launching the game http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif . Suggestion - how about adding some appropriate music and background sound effects (shouting, laughing, glasses clinking/breaking etc)? I guess there would need to be an option to switch the sound off too.


I think a great background song would be the one sung by Rita Cadillac in Das Boot; I think "Mon Gars" was the title. Please feel free to correct my French.