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Old 09-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Default [REL] Anschütz S2055 gyro compass

Gentlemen,

as a small contribution to the game, to the community, and especially to this forum i like to present a small GUI addon for those who use the big compass:

Anschütz S2055 gyro compass (click to download)


Compass U-505


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Anschütz S 2055 compass


Anschütz compass for SH3

This compass was used on german u-boats during the war. Personally, i use this modfication for years and it wasn´t that complicated to create it. However i didn´t find the time to finish a plublishable version of it. Up to now, i have only one version for the standard GWX-GUI though i use a reworked version for sale´s big simfeeling mod in LSH. I don´t know if the use of the standard GWX GUI is still very common or if other GUIs like makmans´s MaGUI Final (which already has a useful compass aboard) are usually used.

The graphics i used are from hitman´s and joegrundman´s great "KM Angriffscheibe" mod from 2007, the idea of the vernier disk comes from Anvart afaik, and latemail´s menu.ini tutorial was a great help. Thank you all for your great work. I did the least.

Design and layout are a 100% copy of the original compass:

-A fix outer ring with 360° relative bearing markings, numbers outside

-a rotating inner ring with 360° true bearing markings, numbers inside

-a readable mirrored true bearing ring,

- and finally the 10° true bearing ring, which was already realised by hitman in his U-505 compass mod 2009 an its decessor "hitman´s GUI" in 2010. With this Vernier disk, Hitman´s compass is 100 times more accurate then the original SH3 compass!!!

At the bottom of the outer bearing disk you´ll find an arrow tip at 180°. There you can read the counter relative bearing, I guess the same function of the second true bearing ring on the inner disk.

With this compass i can immediately order the correct heading towards a sighting of a merchant - or a evasive heading when my lookout discovers a destroyer...

Thus, this functionality replaces the ridiculous "heading to view" order. Now you can feel like a real kaleun and not a computer gamer hitting a button to get where you want. Have fun and enjoy!

Leitender, 15.09.13


Installation:

Folders are JSGME-ready. Just extract and copy into your MOD-Folder. Please see documentation folder. There is a 15 page description of the compass development in SH3 and how all the compasses work. ATM only in german language, maybe someone likes to translate - would be very appreciated.

This addon is only compatible with the "Stock" GWX GUI and will not work with any other GUI and any other big mod.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:34 AM   #2
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Nice... well done!
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:04 AM   #3
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Looking good Thanks a lot!

I really want to edit this into my MaGui F. Thanks for the info as well - I hate to say that even after playing SH3 for years I still had some unclear parts until you shed some light on the functionality of the compass
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:14 AM   #4
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Excellent job I would have resized the external disk to something smaller, like the real one, but overall it looks woenderful.

EDIT: Added link to this thread in the essentials sticky!
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:38 AM   #5
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Nice one
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:25 AM   #6
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Superb, thanks! I installed it immediately.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:32 AM   #7
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Hi you fellow kaleuns,

thank you all for your kind words. I appreciate them. If i have some spare time in the near future, i will adapt the compass to other mods with big dials. So stay aboard, stay on subsim!

Greetings

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Old 09-20-2013, 02:10 PM   #8
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Moin Leitender.

Danke für den Kompass.
Hoffen wir mal, dass uns das Subsim noch lange erhalten bleibt.

Grüße aus Berlin
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:17 AM   #9
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S! Leitender,

Superbe! I have multi install of Sh3 One with GWX and the other one SH3 normal. As I have DSK gui mod in GWX3 I installed your compass in SH3...It is really first class!
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I installed it and it's beautiful!

However, the menu_1024_768.ini overwrote the old one, so I lost my Simfeeling 6-Dials mod. I've been trying to integrate this new compass to work with the 6-Dials, but so far my mod-fu skills seem to be lacking. I'm certain this is possible, but I need some help figuring it out. Is there anyone who knows this stuff?
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:27 PM   #11
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I´m glad to hear that you enjoy that small mod. I´ve been using it together with sale´s old 6-Dials-Simfeeling mod for years, so actually I have a merged version of the menu.ini file. But this one is based upon LSH and I don´t know which version of sale´s mod you are using. If you let me know that - or even better you send me your personal menu.ini I´ll try to import the compass.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:42 PM   #12
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In my 'Starting Over...Again' thread I've been reporting my progress, which is pretty good but not quite there yet. I've reached a point where the gauge seems to be working perfectly except it won't respond when I click on it. I'm using the stock version of the 6-Dials, which I downloaded ages ago. I might be able to figure it out from looking at yours, but you'll PM me an email address I'll be glad to send you mine.
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