This modification is for a "stock" SH4 game patched only to the 1.4 version. It is compatible with an early version of Trigger Maru Overhauled.
The mod was made for a long time member of the SubSim community who was born about the time of the war. He, like me (an “early” baby boomer), has trouble seeing the images the stock SH4 offers. When he asked for help I tried to incorporate as many visual aids into this modification as I could in the hope to provide a better game experience.
What is changed?
The mod magnifies 4 system views for ease of use and just for fun.
1. The Periscope and Observation scopes now have an additional zoom level (a total of 3 magnifications, stock game has 2). 1st level is increased by 100% over stock 2nd level is the same as the stock max level 3rd level is increased by 100% over stock max level
2. TBT image was increased by 15% to make it approximately the same magnification as the Periscope new max level
3. The Binocular image now has 2 magnifications. Use the mouse wheel or Tab key when on the bridge to use the Binoculars. The first setting is the same as the stock Binoculars at 7x, the second will increase the magnification by approximately 150% over stock about 18x. Reversing the zoom level takes you back to the standard Bridge view.
4. The Deck Gun station has 3 stock zoom levels 1st level the same as stock 2nd level increased by 100% over stocks 2nd level 3rd level increased by 100% over stocks 3rd max level
Different and larger HUD dials are also incorporated for easier viewing. Lighter night views, and brighter Telemeter markings within the scopes should help as well.