This Run Silent, Run Deep v502 compatible edition of SCAF is meant to overlay both TMO 2.0 and the version of RSRDC that is compatible with it. RSRDC’s latest version is entitle “RSRDC_TMO_V502. Currently the RSRDC_V5xx_ Patch 1 is also compatible.
The mod changes the reference point on many of the ships to a more central position, rather than using ship masts that are rarely centered. The new positions could be a ship's funnel(s), carrier flight deck, wheel house roof, top of the nationality flag, or other structures. This new reference point will be used like the masts, with the Stadimeter's ship waterline image being placed at its top to calculate range to target. The Recognition Manual pictures have been modified by adding a flag, or highlighting in red the new reference point positions to aid in finding the correct point. More importantly, the positions have been calibrated for accuracy with the target ship at several distances and angle on bow headings to give accurate range. This alone improves the reference point figures for correct solutions over the varied stock mast heights. It is proven that many stock mast heights are inaccurate, giving wrong range findings when manually targeting. Using the corrected heights at the designated reference points will provide as close to accurate range findings the game allows.
What is changed with SCAF:
1. Mast heights to all Japanese warships and merchants (except for sampans and smaller fishing boats), the Axis country ships. All Allied warships and merchants. A total of 102 stock ship classes were changed, with 15 additional TMO ship classes, and another 46 new ship classes from RSRD, giving a total 163 classes calibrated.
2. The Recognition Manual ship pictures have the new reference point funnel(s)/structure highlighted in red to aid in reference point identification. The ship pictures not highlighted indicate the mast heights were not changed. Changes were made to some of the pictures to represent the actual display of some of the modified ships. Flags were added to several of the Jap Carriers, and many of the American Warships to indicate the Stadimeter reference point is at the top of the flag (where it attaches to the mast). New text was added to the Recognition Manual related to the changes.
As an optional install, MaxOptics IV for TMO_2 is included in the download.