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Old 05-16-2018, 05:23 PM   #3601
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Hey guys
Is there any way too upgrade to a new submarine? because I'm in 1942 and still haven't been offered a upgrade to my standard Type IX , really want to try out the IXB or IXC.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:45 PM   #3602
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:14 PM   #3603
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Hey there Proph3t! like Aktungbby (watch out for his warped sense of humor!) says, "W3lcome to SubSim!"

In the meantime, I can't remember what, if anything lurker_hlb3 changed in the "renown" settings, but most of the time with Silent Hunter 4, you need to have several "Good" patrols, and get your "skipper rating" up. Try to avoid having "bad" patrols. Even just one bad patrol can put you way back in the points system, especially if you have it early in the career. The game uses a system for the player to get upgrades and new boats, and it can be very frustrating, since there is no easy way to see your "score". I'll try to find that Ducimus thread about the points... [three hours later] ... wow... 15 pages later, I found it:

Of refits, new commands, rank, and retirements

specifically, Post Number 10 for the "formula" (or, as Mr Krabs says "formulay, formuler"). Ducimus modded Trigger Maru Overhaul (TMO), while lurker_hlb3 did OM, and may have used different renown numbers for patrol completions and sinkings, but the idea of what you need to do is there. Also, you might have to be at a base where the "upgrades" are available. Lurker has a lot of his info in his ReadMe files in the "Support" folder of the game.

Edit 2125: OK, looking through my files, in v705 lurker had a good patrol set to 200. In v715, he took it up to 750, whereas in Stock, the value is 1000 points
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:14 AM   #3604
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys

Well then i'm still confused because I've sunk about 300,000 tonnage , earned many medals for myself and my crew and i always complete the patrols i'm assigned.

At the moment with my standard IX i can only barely reach my patrol area near Canada and then i only have about 7-9% fuel to spare before having to turn back again,

I honestly don't know what Donitz expects from me
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:37 AM   #3605
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How fast are you travelling to get there? At full speed you'll run out very quickly. At 1/3 speed (2nd slowest setting on the gauge), or about 8 knots you shouldn't use more than 10% of your fuel to make the trip. The Type IX was very long-legged.
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:00 PM   #3606
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... Well then i'm still confused because I've sunk about 300,000 tonnage , earned many medals for myself and my crew and i always complete the patrols i'm assigned ... At the moment with my standard IX ...
OK, did some digging - look in the Submarine folder for the specific subs, opening the (SubName).upcge file (your choice of which) in a text editor like Notepad (Windows) or Notepad++, you will see a line like "UpgradeClass=1", usually around Line 18 in the file, or the 5th or 6th actual text line. All of the TypeIX boats are set to a value of "1" (one), therefore, you will NOT "upgrade" from a 9 to a B to a B4 to a C to a D, etc... That's just the way the mod is set-up. We'll be doing some experimenting in the Fall of the Rising Sun Ultimate mod over the next few weeks, and testing to see how high we can go with that particular number. The highest "working" number we've seen thus far is "3" (three). Check-in over there every once in a while, and see if mention is made of it there - that's the top of Page 397, btw, and we might be a few more pages along just shortly...
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:57 PM   #3607
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Well that's disappointing, was hoping too make it till the end of the war with my veteran crew

But thanks for your help , really appreciate it!

Guess ill just start a new career in a IXC OR IXD2
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:01 PM   #3608
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Oh and one more thing..

I wanted to mess around in 1943 with a IXD2 and as soon as i left port in France i was swarmed by like 12+ British Bristol Beaufighter!

I had the Quad AA so i shot down like 6-8 before 1 of them crashed into me lol , is this kind of air power supposed to happen in 1943-1945?
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:26 PM   #3609
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Oh my, the real life history of a Uboat crew, especially from '43 on... - it was like 3 of every 4 died, with airplanes contributing significantly. Check-out U-Boat Fates, and others of that ilk. Possibly the only country with a higher mortality rate might have been the Japanese submariners... While 12 planes might be about 6 times more than a patrol, it wouldn't be unheard of. Planes are to be avoided...
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