SUBSIM   PATCHES  &   MISSIONS
EVERY PATCH FOR EVERY SUBSIM THERE EVER WAS !
PLUS CUSTOM MISSIONS & MANY HELPFUL UTILITIES.


 

 

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JANE'S 688(I) HUNTER/KILLER 
NEW PATCH - V1.07 NO 3D CHEAT

This patch includes all previous patches including the realism patch. This patch was requested by the online groups to minimize cheating during multiplayer games. The field "Disable3DScreenCompletely" will disable the player from accessing the 3D screen completely during online battles. It also stops a player from using hot keys after your sub has been killed. 

Players with this patch will only be able to multi-play against other people with
the patch. Players without the patch will not appear in the connection screen. Seawolves ini utility and Readme file included in the zip file. 

DOWNLOAD the 688 Realism/ V1.07 No 3D Cheat Patch - English (600KB)

DOWNLOAD the 688 Realism/ V1.07 No 3D Cheat Patch - French (600KB)

DOWNLOAD the 688 Realism/ V1.07 No 3D Cheat Patch - German (600KB)

V1.07 No 3D Cheat patch Readme file

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JANE'S 688(I) PROFILE EDITOR

This small, easy-to-use program will allow you to change the player name and sub name of your 688(I) player files. Created by M. "Doc" Peters.

DOWNLOAD the 688(I) Player Profile Editor

SARDINE CUSTOM MISSION UTILITY FOR JANE'S 688(I)

This is it! The highly sought-after program developed by Stuart Whelan with Jane's backing. SARDINE is an add-on to the 688(I) boxed mission editor. It gives you much greater control and creativity over designing custom missions. Using SARDINE, you can add time constraints, secondary objectives, SEAL and pilot recovery missions, and much more.

Download the SARDINE Custom Mission Utility

688(I) CUSTOM MISSION RESOURCE FILE

If you've been frustrated by the lack of features in the boxed mission editor for 688(I) Hunter/Killer by Janes/EA, check out this handy resource. As long as you're not too bothered by hexediting, this document is for you. With step-by-step instructions and demonstration missions to get you on track, you'll be building amazing missions in no time! Created by Mike Rosack (about 18K).

DOWNLOAD the 688(I) Custom Mission Resource File

JANE'S 688(I) USERS MANUAL

More than one player has found the 688(I) Manual more elusive than the Victor III in the sim itself. In the Gold edition of 688(I), the manual is on the disk in an Acrobat format. If you cannot find it or simply wish to print a non-graphics version, the entire manual was formatted as a MS Word document and you can download it here. Presented by Troy Whigham.

DOWNLOAD the Jane's 688(I) User Manual (157 KB)

JANE'S 688(I) CUSTOM .DLL FILES

If you are  trying to run Jane's 688(I) on a Windows NT or 2K machine; or if you are running Win 95/98 and you get get the problem where going to a screen that contains 3D causes it to immediately go to the desktop; then you should try these RenderWare .dll files.  Provided by Tod Swain and Sonalysts. These files only affect 688, not other programs.

DOWNLOAD the Jane's 688(I) Custom .dll Files   (1.38 MB)

 

JANE'S 688(I) ICQ SOUND SUITE

This utility harnesses the great sounds of Jane's 688(I) and adopts them for your ICQ program. Now when someone pings you, they really ping you!

   DOWNLOAD the Jane's 688(I) ICQ Sound Suite (642 KB)

 

 

JANE'S 688(I) BLUEBOOK 

Here it is for public consumption. The 688(I) Bluebook Combat Manual. Once a top secret Seawolves strategy guide, this comprehensive document accounts for a large percentage of Seawolf kills. Covers active and passive torpedo evasion, "Homer" plots, and advanced kill techniques. Download this blueprint for success now before they make me pull it. Written by Adm. R Blue.
DOWNLOAD the Jane's 688(I) Bluebook Combat Manual (75 KB)

 

 

JANE'S 688(I) Unofficial Strategy Guide and FAQ

This is the guide you've been looking for! Cover all single and campaign missions in detail. Tons of FAQ and details. By Kasey Chang

DOWNLOAD the Jane's 688(I)  Strategy Guide (37 KB)

 

 

SILENT HUNTER

Upgrade/Patches:     If you have the original Silent Hunter program with none of the Patrol (expansion) Disks, then you want these upgrades. They contain bug fixes and add features such as Photo Recon, Life Guard Duty, Red night lighting, Sub vs. Sub Combat, Radio Logbook, Enhanced Enemy Aircraft Attacks, Submarine Anti-Air Routine, Deception Option (Debris), Improved Ship ID Book, and more.

  • shv13 - To upgrade either V1.0, V1.01, V1.11 or V1.2 Silent Hunter to V1.3. (5.3 MB). Includes the newer version of the MAP1BASE.DAT file which is probably the source of the South Japan patrol zone crashes some players have experienced. Thanks to Hawk for this valuable service.
  • README text file for shv13 - Read this first.

     

  • sh131 - This patch is intended strictly for upgrading version 1.3 to 1.31. (780 KB).
  • README text file for sh131 - Read next.
Patch shv13.exe will upgrade any older version to version 1.3. Most players report applying this patch and then further upgraded to v1.31 by applying sh131.exe. Version 1.31 was the highest version of Silent Hunter released. If you have Silent Hunter Commander's Edition, you do not need any patches.
  • MAP1BASE.DAT file  - this file is believed to fix the South Japan patrol zone crashes some players have experienced. This small file is for players who have already installed the v1.3 patch and may be having problems. The single MAP1BASE.DAT file goes in Silent Hunter's DATA folder.

 


Silent Hunter Expansion Disks or "Patrol Disks"

After the general commercial success of Silent Hunter, SSI released an expansion disk named "Silent Hunter Patrol Disk".  Over a period of time, two other expansion disks followed, concluding with the Silent Hunter Commander's Edition which included SH and all three patrol disks. Here is a breakdown of the contents and enhancements each disk gave:

  • Patrol Disk 1 - Silent Hunter Patrol Disk 1 is an expansion disk coupled with an upgraded version (Version 1.1) of Silent Hunter. It added features such as Photo Recon, Life Guard Duty, Red night lighting, Sub vs. Sub Combat, Radio Logbook, Enhanced Enemy Aircraft Attacks, Submarine Anti-Air Routine, Deception Option (Debris), Hull creaking when deep, Improved Ship ID Book, Fifteen New Historical Scenarios. Two New Patrol Zones- Sulu Sea and Malaysia theater.

 

  • Patrol Disk 2 - Upgraded Silent Hunter to V1.2. Included the scenario editior; another 2 new patrol zones, Hong Kong and Vietnam (Indochina) and fifteen new historical scenarios

 

  • Patrol Disk 3 - Added 2 more patrol zones--Aleutian Islands and Java Sea-- and 15 more historical scenarios. This disk was only available by ordering online with SSI or SUBSIM Review.

Neither Silent Hunter nor none of the patrol disks are available retail any longer.
Check the SUBSIM Store for a copy of the Ultimate Wargame Collection # 2
which includes Silent Hunter Commander's Edition

 


Silent Hunter Utilities

Looking for some neat extras to pump the bilges dry in Silent Hunter? Hawk's Utilities are the best on the Web! Go here to download the 

  • Target ID Book for Windows 
  • Historical Realism Patch
  • Campaign Boat Selector 
  • Merchant Ship Add-On 
  • Modified Gauges Panel 
  • Edit Rank Utility

PROCEED to HAWK'S SILENT HUNTER UTILITIES


SILENT HUNTER/GREAT NAVAL BATTLES BOOT DISK

Don't give up the ship trying to get Silent Hunter to run until you've tried this utility. Also has a Boot Disk for Great Naval Battles: North Atlantic and Great Naval Battles 2-5. It works great in most cases. Instructions included.

 

DOWNLOAD the Silent Hunter/GNB Boot Disk

More info about boot disks, what they are, how they work, and steps in creating one:
BOOT DISK TUTORIAL

 

 

 

 

THE SECOND OFFICIAL UPDATE IS HERE!


JANE'S FLEET COMMAND

Jane's Fleet Command Update 1.2

This update will modify your original Jane's Fleet Command installation by adding many new features (some of which are listed below), and by fixing some issues some people have encountered when running Fleet Command.

New Features and Fixes

  • Sonobuoys reload. Aircraft that run out of sonobuoys are reloaded when they land.
  • Auto-engage options. Adds 2 new options to the "Game" options screen.
        1. "Ships Auto-engage Incoming Missiles"
        2. "Aircraft Auto-engage Hostiles".      Defaults to off.
  • Smart ID option. Adds another option to the "Game" options screen called "Auto-classify Unknown Air". This automatically ID's anything incoming at over 500kts as assumed hostile. Defaults to off.
  • Database and Doctrine checks in multiplayer added. Verifies that databases are the same between players at startup of a multiplayer game. Posts a warning to other players if doctrine files have been modified.
  • Version check in multiplayer added. Warns all players if any player is playing an older version.
  • Selectable aircraft loadouts. Right-clicking a specific aircraft in the flight deck dialog pops up a menu with up to 4 options:
        1. ASW (Anti-submarine Weapon)
        2. ASUW (Anti-Surface Unit Weapon)
        3. AAW (Anti-Air Weapon)
        4. Strike (Primarily Anti-Surface Unit Weapons but will also include Anti-Aircraft Weapons as well)
  • Adds the AIM-54 Phoenix AAAM (Advanced Air to Air Missile) missile.
  • Multiplayer chat dialog. Pops up a dialog box over the main game screen to enter multiplayer chat, rather than having to switch to the comms screen.
  • Adds ASW (Anti-submarine Weapon) rockets. The ability to target torpedoes has been added, which will allow users who added RBU (Raketnaya Bombometnaya Ustanovka) rockets to attack torpedoes

DOWNLOAD the Fleet Command Update 1.2  (3.8 MB)

 


Much of the AI is determined by the language coding in the "DOCTRINES" files in the Fleet Command folder. Many slick players have begun experimenting with the doctrines files to make planes engage enemy ships after identifying, prod own ships to fire against incoming SAMs in self-defense, and other improvments to make the game much more playable. By Ron Hunt.

DOWNLOAD the Fleet Command Custom Doctrine Files (4 KB)


If you want to try your hand at tweaking the Doctrines files yourself, you will want to read the Doctrine Specs text file. It spells out how the doctrines work, priorities, expressions, syntax specs--everything you need to know to be a Fleet Command Master Hack! By Mike Kolar (Sonalysts).

DOWNLOAD the Fleet Command Doctrine Specs (4 KB)


 If you want the most realism and exacting detail from Fleet Command, I recommend

Naval Warfare Simulations
The Warship Database Project is a massive overhaul of the original database files that came with Fleet Command. Over 2000 hours of research, editing, and playtesting have already been put into this project.  Warship Database Project Beta V10.97 for Fleet Command has been posted. This latest update includes the Virginia CGN and California CGN classes and over 1000 edits that completely recalibrate all surface and land mounted guns for much better realism!

 


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THE LATEST PATCH IS HERE!

FIGHTING STEEL PATCH v1.1

Fighting Steel looks great and plays even better. This latest patch enhances program stability, fixes close range gunnery (under 2000 yards), adds 4 player multiplay, and makes it easier to hurt transports. It also fixes the toolbar crash and several other bugs.

This patch replaces v1.01, 1.03 or any others. For more info, see the ReadMe files listed below. You must uninstall FS and reinstall fresh to use this patch.

DOWNLOAD the Fighting Steel Patch 1.1 Patch
FIGHTING STEEL README text file

DOWNLOAD the Fighting Steel Patch 1.1 Patch - GERMAN version

 

 

Naval Warfare Simulations

Fighting Steel Project. There are over 300 data enhancements in the FSP V2.1 including over 200 scenario corrections. This brings a total of 550+ data enhancements to the FSP overall.

 


SUB SCENES

Four submarine wallpapers for your desktop. Features Silent Hunter, Grey Wolf, and two shots from Aces of the Deep.

DOWNLOAD the WWII SUB SCENES

Follow these subs down where mortal men fear to tread. Avengers of the deep!

DOWNLOAD the DEEP NUKES SUB SCENES

 

Hunting in the ocean depths can be dangerous and deadly. Here are ten SUBSCENES that drive that point home.


DOWNLOAD the SEARCH & DESTROY SUB SCENES


 

SILENT STEEL

Upgrades to version 1.75.41.128 :     Upgrade available for MPEG ONLY (Version 1.42.38.127). Expands support to include many other MPEG drivers, including Ace MPEG cards. Copy STEEL.EXE into the C:\MSTEEL directory. Delete any saved games (*.ssg files in the MSTEEL directory).

DOWNLOAD Silent Steel Upgrade

Silent Steel GERMAN VERSION patch. Download this patch into your steel subdirectory on your hard drive.

DOWNLOAD Silent Steel German Patch

 

RED STORM RISING

Pentium Fix:     If you are having trouble with RSR running on your Pentium, try running this small DOS application in the folder where RSR resides.

DOWNLOAD Red Storm Rising Pentium Fix

Red Storm Rising command reference guide: All the loading options, key commands, and technical supplement.

DOWNLOAD Red Storm Rising Reference Guide 

 

FAST ATTACK

Upgrade patch:     upgrades the original Version 1.0 to the more crash-resistant Version 1.01. I've had good results with it. Follow the instructions in the Readme file.

    Things fixed by the patch:

  • AI fix that corrects the problem with hostile ships being not being resuplied between missions. This also fixes a tendency to crash.
  • Soundset utility is now capable of selecting "No Device."
  • TLAM ripple launch does not cause infinite loop while voices are turned on.
  • Better Windows 95 (tm) stability.
  • Resupply added to Sea of Japan battleset.

DOWNLOAD Fast Attack Version 1.01 Upgrade


Fast Attack Deluxe Training Guide:     A comprehensive guide and supplement manual. Covers tactics and techniques for scoring well in missions. Very thorough, a big plus for Fast Attack players. Conceived and written by "LittleFish"

DOWNLOAD the Fast Attack Deluxe Training Guide (4 KB)

 

Fast Attack Mission Time Limit Expander

Finding two hour time limits to be a pain in the ass? John Channing has created a set of mission files that expands the time allowed to six hours.  
Download the Fast Attack Time Limit Expander. 

 

 

More info about boot disks, what they are, how they work, and steps in creating one:
BOOT DISK TUTORIAL

ACES OF THE DEEP

Aces of the Deep Crew suite

All the best reports from your crew!  "Incoming radio message, sir!"  is perfect for your e-mail program. (185 KB zip)

 


 

Upgrade to Version 1.2:     This patch includes fixes and upgrades for both the original Aces of the Deep as well as the Expansion Disk. If you have the Command version, you don't need this upgrade. Read the readme file if you're not sure.

    What it does:

  • When saving a game, the number of deck gun rounds remaining will be correctly saved.
  • A gauge has been added showing amount of compressed air and water in the boat.
  • Torpedoes were vanishing from the torpedo loading screen; this was fixed.
  • The music for "Ride of the Valkyres" and "Tipperary" have been added.
  • Crash on reporting contact bug fixed.

DOWNLOAD Aces of the Deep Upgrade


Expansion Disk:     Adds the popular Expansion Disk to Aces of the Deep. If you have the Command version, you don't need this upgrade. Click on the "readme first" file and print it, then download aodexp1.zip, aodexp.bat, and pkunzip.exe to a temporary directory.

    What it does:

  • Adds the Mediterranean Sea patrol zones. Six new Mediterranean Historical Missions available.
  • Gives the player manual control of the deck gun
  • Offers the Type XXI U-boat in the latter stages of the war. This boat did not see much service before the war finished, but it would have changed the Battle of the Atlantic. Six missions featuring the Type XXI U-boat.
  • At high levels of difficulty AOD will no longer display the tracks of torpedoes that have been fired.
  • The radar screen available on the Type XXI U-boat.
  • Two new torpedoes type for use with the Type XXI.

READ the AOD Expansion Disk Readme First text file
DOWNLOAD Aces of the Deep Expansion Disk (1.32MB)
DOWNLOAD Aces of the Deep Bat File (29 bytes)
DOWNLOAD PKUNZIP for this installation (28 kb).


 

Aces of the Deep Quick Reference card: All the commands for the AOD U-boat.

View/Print the AOD
Quick Reference card side 1
View/Print the AOD Quick Reference card side 2
                


More info about boot disks, what they are, how they work, and steps in creating one:
BOOT DISK TUTORIAL

 

GREAT NAVAL BATTLES

Patches/upgrades for the popular GNB sets.

 

SILENT SERVICE II

Upgrade to Version 3:     The last upgrade available for this subsim.

    What it does:

  • The "s" key toggles on and off a special "extra-slow" speed.
  • The "l" (lower-case L) key spins the periscope 180 degrees.
  • You can restore the original historical data to your various Hall of Fame.

DOWNLOAD Silent Service II Upgrade


This keyboard guide has the ship ID needed to get straight to the main menu. Also has all the key commands for this classic subsim.

DOWNLOAD the Silent Service II Keyboard Guide

 

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CUSTOM MISSIONS

JANE'S 688(I) HUNTER/KILLER:     extract into your Janes/688(I)/Scenario directory. Remember, if you must look at the mission in the editor (and spoil the spontaneity), don't SAVE when you exit or you could botch it. What makes a good custom mission? See the new Custom Mission Guide

  • Nato Strike Force -- This special edition of custom missions honors noteworthy 688 cyber skippers. Created with official EA assistance and the SARDINE editing utility, NSF features SEAL drops, recons, pilot pick-ups, and more of the tactical nightmares SSR missions are known for. Includes Night of the Jackel, Hot Run, and Raminson's Revenge. All tested. All tough!
  • Task Force BANJO -- Think a 688(I) custom mission can't be tough enough for ya, eh? Well, gird your loins and prepare for battle, skipper. Includes Escape From New York and Band on the Run. All tested.
  • Ice Pack Missions -- A collection of assorted objective-based missions, from 2 player co-op, to eight player FFA to single player variants. All tested. Includes the difficult Bab el Mandeb, Luzon Gap, Nuclear Wolf Pack, and Ice Pack Intercept.
  • SUBMARINE WARFARE DIVISION LIBRARY -- Over 200 custom missions from Bill Nichols and the VNC.
  • Seawolves Classics -- A large collection of varied scenarios collected from the Best of the Seawolves custom missions.

SILENT HUNTER:     extract into your Silent/Custom/ directory.

  • Pacific Mission Pack -- Six challenging missions that will test your skill and imagination. Includes the popular "Formosa convoy" mission.

WOLFPACK:     extract into your Wolfcd/ directory.

  • Battle of the Atlantic -- An assortment of sub perspective, surface perspective, and duel player games to challenge your U-boat/convoy skills. Includes the Gilbraltor and Scapa Flow missions.

FLEET COMMAND: 


FIGHTING STEEL: 

 

 

ICQ CHAT/PAGER PROGRAM

This is a must-have for playing online subsims. This program is currently free and easy to use. It allows you to build a contact list of playing buddies and when you start it, you can immediately see who's logged on and ready to dive.

DOWNLOAD ICQ

 

DOS SUBSIM CONFIG FILES

Having trouble getting that DOS subsim (Aces, Silent Hunter, Wolfpack, Seawolf SSN-21...)to run? Download this troubleshooting guide and rig for dive. Presented by Ken Hinds.

DOWNLOAD the DOS Config Files

SIERRA'S BOOT DISK MAKER

Try this small boot disk maker for that hard-to-configure sim. Comes with ample guidelines and instructions, including settings for Aces of the Deep.

DOWNLOAD the BOOT DISK MAKER

More info about boot disks, what they are, how they work, and steps in creating one:
BOOT DISK TUTORIAL

 


END ALL BACKGROUND PROGRAMS

EndAll lets you terminate all non-essential programs for the purpose of installing new software, running finicky games, or writing to CD-Rs that need a big buffer. The essential system programs Explorer and Systray cannot be terminated. EndAll's main window presents a list of running processes. You can protect any process in the list from termination. You can shut down all unessential programs with a single click. Much faster and surer that the CRT-ALT-DEL method. Allows your game to run without interference from background programs. EndAll was written by Neil J. Rubenking.

DOWNLOAD the END ALL utility

 

 

SOUNDBLASTER PCI 64 MANUAL

Should you have this quality sound card and older games give you trouble with sound, download this fact-packed manual and learn what tweaks are available. Guy Gardiner: "I found with my SB PCI 64 that I had to run an emulation set up utility in the SB software called apinit to get the DOS sound to run both in windows dos mode and at the dos prompt. I believe the SB live had a similar program."    

DOWNLOAD SoundBlaster PCI 64 Manual

 

SUB ICONS

A group of submarine-oriented icons, including the AOD, 688, and Grey Wolf icons. Put these in a folder and when you make a shortcut to you games, select Properties and browse to the icon folder. Be sure to set the file type window to "All files".

DOWNLOAD the SUB ICONS

 

THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO DRIVERS

You're all set to install that subsim. Maybe you have an older system, or a new system and a classic subsim. Suddenly, during the install, a message pops up saying it cannot find a vesa driver. What to do? Or the program crashes repeatedly and a TR tip in TACTIC & TIPS mentions you should be sure to have the latest drivers to achieve reliable performance with this game? You don't know anything about drivers except your mother is a bad one. Aaaiie!

Don't panic. You may need to spend 7 minutes reading through the Driver Tutorial. You'll come out a changed man. Don't fear the driver swap anymore.

DRIVERS ED

 

SUB SKIPPER'S TDC

A small but fun utility that allows you to input your ship's heading, bearing of target, and angle-on-the-bow then receive the target's heading. By Brian Danielson.

DOWNLOAD the SUB SKIPPER'S TDC

 


Looking for the perfect commander's cap to wear while hunting North Atlantic convoys? Want to make the statement: "I know my way around Jane's 688(I)!" when you walk into the computer store? This is it--logo has the Jane's style broadband display and SSR brand. Aunt Sally may not recognize what the twisting green lines mean, but any subsim skipper worth his salt does -- TORPEDO IN THE WATER!

SUBSIM COMMANDER'S CAP  -- $9

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Click for full view. This cap has the series 1 logo; the current series of caps has the new logo with bushed aluminum frame  is displayed on left.  

Colors:  white front with black mesh or all white cotton. 100% depth charge resistant.

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  • Custom Mission libraries
  • Subsim Patches
  • Naval/Sub wallpapers
  • Misc -- subsim something!

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