This edition of OTC is compatible to the Run Silent, Run Deep Campaign version 550. RSRDC v550 is intended to be used on a stock Silent Hunter 4 version 1.5 game.
This edition of OTC adds the 47 additional ships RSRDC introduces with corrected height and length measurements as required and is a comprehensive correction to the optical game world. It was found that the views of the various periscope and optical screens were incorrectly displayed in size and magnification resulting in inaccurate manually found range when the Stadimeter or Telemeter divisions (the periscope lens hash marks) were used for this purpose. Once the world view had been corrected, additional tools and real life tactics could be implemented for solving target firing solutions.
Additionally, an in-game Omnimeter and Range Dial tool were designed to aid in using the new optical views, and to allow a manual range input to the TDC. This in turn, provided an additional desire to have the radar units work as intended to help in determining range to a found target. Rework of the Radar units display to provide an accurate range and bearing is accomplished by an “overlay” for the screens. The stock radars did not show objects at viewable distances, let alone further distant objects. The radar parameters have been changed to allow for them to work as expected.
How to install
"Optical Targeting Correction for RSRDC v550" is compatable with “JonesSoft Generic Mod Enabler” (JSGME). The OTC download is compressed, so a decompression application like WinRAR is needed to “extract” the files and have them placed in the “MODS” folder of JSGME. Each of the listed mod folders is separate from one another, so you must “extract” each one (depending on your choice) to JSGME. The mods name will appear in the left hand column of JSGME ready for “activation” by moving it to the right hand column. Start the game once you have closed JSGME.
Activate the "OTC for RSRDC v550" after "RSRDC_SH15_V550" and its "RSRDC_V5xx_Patch1".
OTC must be installed when you are “in port”, between a mission of an existing game campaign or, you may wish to restart a new campaign with the OTC mod loaded. Do not replay a “saved” mission with the OTC loaded unless the “saved” mission had the mod loaded when it was saved. Saved points are critical to what particular game files are being used at the time of saving. By changing the game files, the “saved” game information will not find the correct parameters and usually a CTD is the result.