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Old 08-04-2014, 11:11 PM   #31
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As I stated in my introduction, I have currently reinstalled my SH4 (since DW does not work with windows 8.1). I'm glad I did because I have come to love this game once more and I forgot what great fun it is. Definitely sticking with SH4 from now on.
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:33 PM   #32
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I have finally acheived a stable install of v1.4 of the game but im currently commanding u123 on sh3. I plan to start a serious career on sh4 when im dead or the war ends (probably the former). Its march '44 in my current career so not long now before im playing for the allies either way. Im looking forward to giving it a proper run for the first time. Its graphics and sound effects are awesome and i like the lifeboat touch when you sink a ship. I cannot comment any further as i havent played it long enough to really experience it. I was wondering if there was any good grammophone tracks to download for it. I especially like the thought of some haiwian music like in sponge bob lol. It would definitely suit it.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:08 PM   #33
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Still playing even today.

RFB v2
RSRD RFB v575.7z
Merchant Skinpack v2 RFB
Webster's Missing Voices

"Full-Switch" realism settings, Very Hard initial setting.

Currently on my first patrol in the Gato after transferring from the Pickerel.

My current campaign is synced so that, except for the year (obviously, lol), the game date is also the real-world's date. The game year so far is 1942. Whenever I load into a campaign I fast-forward it to the current time in my time zone (Pacific -8).

...Long periods, sometimes literally several weeks, where nothing happens.

...Those trans-pacific cruises take an awful long time.

I love it!

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Old 08-08-2014, 02:09 PM   #34
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I am a newish player. Had it up and running with TMO on my old laptop which then died. Would like to run TMO on this one with Windows 8 but I am not sure of the install process on Windows 8. Love the game though and glad others are enthusiast as well!

And, oh yes, hello.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:12 PM   #35
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A warm welcome ‘RRoosevelt’ to the Subsim family.

You will always find someone here to help you.

Link to my SH5 – SH4 posts:

Step By Step Tutorials & How To Do It

Also Included Are Some Useful Download Links

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=211804

Do not under estimate this mod (Expect a long download time with this mod)

Download Link to SH4 TMOwtw 2.5 (A Lighter Version Of The Original TMO)

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=194223


I prefer it to RFB



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Old 08-08-2014, 06:56 PM   #36
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I'm still playing SH4 but not as much when I first got it. I'm splitting my playing time between a ton of games right now. I haven't even checked my mod set up lately.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:03 AM   #37
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Just finished my 1st Patrol with RFB December 18th 1941 Manila

RFB_2.0
RFB_2.0_Patch_23April2010
RSRDC_RFB_V575
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SH4 Authentic Flags Mod
#2 ISE Realistic Colors < just added this mod
Webster's Eliminate Floating Plankton
Webster's Reduced Radio Traffic
Webster's Missing Voices
Webster's Improved US Torpedo v2
Stop The Shouting
Remove grain effect
Webster's Better Air Patrols
Good grief - do they ALL work together??? I can never get map mods to work
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:06 AM   #38
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yep, and because SH5 is u boat, not for me matey.

RSRDC TMO_V502
RSRDC V5*** patch 1
SH4 Sound Mod
TMO visuals for RSRDC

not really sure if last 2 actually working?
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:39 PM   #39
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I am finding TMOwtw 2.50 better than RFB that I was previously using.

On a difficulty level I find both about the same

I also removed RSRDC as well to test out what TMO is all about.

As I expected RSRDC suppresses a lot of the capabilities of both RFB and TMO.

These two mods are complete packages in their own right.

Both have excellent and informative documentation that covers all you need to know.

At present it is too early to say whether RSRDC will be needed again in the future.

TMO has its own interesting campaign structure and also the crew abilities were being suppressed by RSRDC.

The Crew abilities and points rating may not be to every ones taste but personally I like it.

I found moving the crew in RFB became an irritation after a while.

It would not have been so bad if they were all moved to one compartment but you have to use 3.

RFB has a poor map unless you add other mods where as TMO you do not need to.

The other thing I am not sure on is whether to add back in Webster's Better Air Patrols.

For the moment the jury is out on that one as it was with RFB.

If you have never thought about the TMO light version then it is worth giving it a try as I can assure you, you will be pleasantly surprised with the interfaces graphics, shortcuts and icons.

These are all the mods I am using as with some of these larger interface mods you often find that less is more.

TMOwTw 2.50
wTw 2.50 Max Optics with Crosshair
Webster's Eliminate Floating Plankton
Eye Patch for TMO v1.7
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Convoy Routes TMO+RSRD > dropdown chart incorporates the Gramophone
Stop The Shouting
Pacific Sound Mod

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Old 08-14-2014, 06:41 PM   #40
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what is TMOwtw 2.50?
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:57 PM   #41
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Hi avers

You were enquiring about.

"This is not a new MOD, but rather a simplified version of Trigger Maru Overhauled 2.5

It is meant for the younger or casual player and was intended as a middle step between the stock game and TMO 2.5. It is only intended for use with Silent Hunter IV patched to 1.5 or the Gold edition. As many as possible of the features of TMO have been left in place, the improved graphics, the command structure and all of the fun changes made by TMO over the stock game.

Here are some of the ways it differs from TMO:
The boxes, tails and ship outlines on the navigation map are like stock.

The Nomograph is gone.

The Next/Previous Unit keys, < > are enabled.

The enemy sensors are toned down a bit. Watch it, they are still very dangerous.

The Thermal Layer is very strong. If you are under the layer you can run right under an escort at 1/3 ahead on Silent Running and they may detect something, but they will not be able to locate you well enough to attack. The Thermal Layer is your best friend.

The Gramophone icon has been replaced by a ship draft chart. The buttons to work the Gramophone are on the bottom right corner of the chart.

The clock is a gold 1939 Hamilton, because I like it.

The deck gun loads in 4 seconds.

The torpedoes are very reliable during the early war years and get even better after mid 1943. If you want to change back to the poorly performing torpedoes that were in use during the early war years, you can enable the Historic Torpedoes MOD in the Support Folder/Optonal MODs.

The Sub underwater marker is back, sort of. It has been replaced by the wTw logo. There are MODs to remove the marker or change it back to stock in the Support Folder/Optional MODs

The Captains desk photo is the iconic Betty Grable pin-up pic, again becuase I like it."


Max Optics is included as an add-on and does not need a separate binocular add-on as it is already included.

if anyone is interested here is the download link.

Download Link to SH4 TMOwtw 2.5 (A Lighter Version Of The Original TMO)

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=194223

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:41 PM   #42
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is RSRDC campadible with TMO wtw?
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:38 PM   #43
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OK lets go a stage further. I consider myself a sort of expert single play submariner and am running RSRDC etc.

What do you think it is the best game play batch of mods for a playing point of view, visually, tactically, and accuracy, forget for now - difficulty.

I've seen a few RFB mentions but cannot find the download, maybe I passed it, there are so many.

Is RFB+ better than RSRDC or
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:38 AM   #44
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Hi avers

Yes totally.

You use RSRDC_TMO_v502

And the patch RSRDC_V5xx _Patch 1

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Hi Red Devil

GFO RFB TMO TMOwTw are all user interface mods.

RSRDC is a Campaign mod.

You use RSRDC with your choice of interface and then you have a separate patch for RSRDC to work with it.

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