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Default LSH3-2015 <> TUTORIALS <> ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW <> ALL IN ONE PLACE


>> NOT COMPATIBLE WITH STEAM REQUIRES A STEAM CONVERSION <<

LSH3-2015 <> TUTORIALS <> ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW <> ALL IN ONE PLACE

All Here In 1 Thread <> Other Useful Information > Posts Of Interest > Problem Solving > YouTube Tutorials > Compatible Mods For LSH3-2015 > FAQ's.

The problem „L/SH3 show only black screen… but with sound“ (only with Widescreen Mods) is solved > Latest Information By Urmel.

More Information On Drivers And Settings

Before you dive into my Tutorials some Bug Fix information from the LSH3 Team

How To Download > Install LSH3-2015 And Set Up The Mega Mod
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SFSF-MODULE - The New Solution for "Steam" & "Starforce" > By BL!TZKR!EG

Alternative Steam Installation Instructions For LSH3-2015

With over 40 pages on the LSH3-2015 thread containing over 500 posts many of which are asking the same questions it is not practical looking through the post's which is time consuming.
Hopefully this Tutorial Thread will answer a lot of those questions.


Step by Step Tutorials using the LSH-2015_GUI _WIDESCREEN Mod.

Post #2 Un-installing SH3 > Using A Registry Cleaner.

Post #3 Installing Or Re-Installing SH3 Correctly + OS Compatibility Modes.

Post #4 Downloading LSH3-2015 > Single File > Multi Files > Verifying The Saved File/s.

Post #5 Installing LSH3-2015 > JSGME.

Post #6 Running Applications As An Administrator.

Post #7 Changing Nvidia And AMD Radeon GPU Settings

Post #8 LSH3-2015 Manuals.

Post #9 Options > Why You Must Now Start The Naval Academy By Using The SH3.exe.

Post #10 JSGME > HSIE Options > Enabling The Rest Of Your Mods Choices.

Post #11 SH3Commander > Making Changes > New Career > Launching LSH3.

Post #12 Launching LSH3 With SH3Commander > Starting The Mission > Difficulty Settings.

Post #13 Game Loaded > Raise The flag > Patrol Orders > Using your Weapons Officer > TDC .

Post #14 Ending The First Test Patrol (Eprobungstelle) > Promotions > Transferring.

Post #15 Making Further HSIE Changes? > (Option Only) > Compatible Mod

Post #16 Adding A New Mod > HSIE O2-Gauges v2. > (Option Only)

Post #17 Total Black Screen > Sound No Picture > Picture No Sound Fixes < Windows 10 Creator Version 1703 Fixes

Post #18 Adjusting Time Compression (TC) For Port Movements.

Post #19 Setting Up Patrol 2 > Creating A Personnel File > Managing The Crew With SH3Commander.

Post #20 Loading Patrol 2 From SH3Commander.

Post #21 The Office/Career Menu.

Post #22 U-Boat Management.

Post #23 U-Boat Management > Torpedoes.

Post #24 It’s Time To Start Patrol 2.

Post #25 Departing Wilhelmshaven > Captains Log > Mission Orders > New Gauge > DH Antenna > Flag.

Post #26 Plotting From The Dock Through The Lock Gates.

Post #27 Making A Manual Game Save.

Post #28
Rockall Bank First Encounters in AM18.

Post #29
Firing Torpedoes From The Attack Map F6.

Post #30
What Is In F1 Help?

Post #31 Game Freezes on Startup.

Post #32 How To Use The Ccleaner Free Registry Cleaner.


Post #33 Compasses On All Navigation Map Tools Mod By Pisces > LSH3 Compatible > Enable JSGME.

Post #34 Improving The Flak And Deck Gun For Use In Bad Weather By K-61

Post #35 How To Calculate A Targets Speed By Using The Periscope Cross Hair

Post #36 How To Convert Kilometres To Knots By Valkyrie612

Post #37
Finding The Targets Speed 1 Minute Method By Valkyrie612.

Post #38
Finding The Target’s Speed 3 Minutes And 15 Seconds Method.

Post #39
Finding The Target’s Speed 5 Minutes Method.

Post #40 HSIE O2-Gauges v2 > Replacing the CO2 Gauge > Download and Instructions > Enable JSGME > Compatible Mod.

Post #41 John P Cromwell 45º Attack Method Revised For SHIII

Post #42 Changing Any LSH3-2015 Gui To > Ahnenerbe WideGui 1920 x 1080 Final > Download And Instructions > Enable JSGME.

Post #43 A.O.B. Angle Charts Off 90 Degrees.

Post #44 Hydrophone Tracker v1.1b Desktop Tool For Intercepting Targets > By Gutted.

Post #45 Steam Conversion Installation Instructions For LSH3-2015 > New Instructions.

Post #46 Recognition Manual Information> Selected Merchant Ships.

Post #47 Starting Your Career With A Type IXB U-Boat In August 1939!

Post #48 ‘Simulate Realistic Crew Transfers’ In SH3Commander > How Does It Work?

Post #49 Simulate A Realistic Career Length > How Does It work?

Post #50 How To Manually Change Your Renown.

Post #51 U-Boat Upgrade > When? > How To Do It <> Part 1.

Post #52
U-Boat Upgrade > When? > How To Do It <> Part 2.

Post #53 How To Transfer To A New Flotilla

Post #54 Map Marker English Text Doesn't Increment...MARK D Fix By 11Bravo

Post #55 Why Do I See “Null” When I Want To Transfer To A New Flotilla > By Urmel?

Post #56 How To Adapt The Mod Compass_On_ All_ Navmaptools for LSH3-2015 > Compatible Mod

Post #57 How To Change The Fuel Gauge To A Better Looking One

Post#58 Buying A SHIII DVD > Read This First < Important Information

YouTube Tutorials


LSH3-2015 Game Play On YouTube with Captain Yellowfin







Other Useful Information > Posts Of Interest > Problem Solving

4Gig Patch For SH3 > Not Needed For LSH3

100% Manual Targeting With LSH3


About ERPROBUNGSSTELLE in V15:

Ahnenerbe Widegui F5 Toolcard's Windroses Corrected By Ericlea

AMD Radeon GPU Information When Using 1920 x 1080 HDTV By Bilge Rat

BL!TZKR!EG’S > SFSF - Module Downloads > SH3 > Game Patches

Das Boot 3D Officer Icons


DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer

DirectX 9.0C < Direct Download

Explaining How The Periscope Milligrams Marks Work


Flat Sun Problem Fixed

For better understanding "DX9" Problems and / or "d3d9.dll" Problems ("d3d9.dll" is a part of "DX9").

Hull Damage Made By Torpedo Impact Mod v1.0 By Prometheus

Improved Nomograph Tool


Is there a targeting tutorial in English for manual targeting in LSH 2015?

LSH Swastika Flag own U-Boat and all German ships < Enable JSGME

Malwarebytes Free Anti-Malware Software To Protect Your System > Download Link

Nvidia Settings for Missing Sun Halo By Delanski

OLC Speed Marker Correction Fix By Ericlea


Problem Solving the Error > Cannot initialize 3D Engine?


Replacing Red With Blue Interior Lights In The Type VII > By TheBeast


Resolution Problems > How To Fix By CaptBones

SHIII_1.4b DiscScratchProtector Utility By Maik
(Removes Starforce Protection) Unpack and copy the files into your installation folder.

Silent Hunter III Official Patches

STEAM And SH3 Problem Sorting By Propbeanie

Steam Conversion SH3 Installation Instructions By BL!ITZKR!EG

The ''broken'' TDC Attack Method By Makman94

XP Virtual Machine Running SH 3 On Different Windows OS


LSH3-EDITION-2015-INSTALLATION_EN.pdf - 2 MB < Original Installation Instructions Download.

LSH3-2017
Silent Hunter 3 Edition 2017 Essentials by LSH3 < Overview Of Update



F.A.Q’s.

My game crashes when loading the blue LSH3.com screen.
This can happen from time to time but should not be anything to worry about.
Reload the game as before and you should be ok.

When the game starts to load it seems to freeze.
Your game is gathering data and this takes time.
Depending on your computer’s performance this can be 2 to 10 minutes or more.

My game gets near to the end of loading and then crashes each time I reload it.
This is a compatibility problem.
If using OS10 use compatibility mode OS7.
If using OS7 try XP2.
Change your SH3.exe to run as an administrator.
Change the SH3Commander.exe to run as administrator only.


I have made a number of successful game saves and now my last saved game will not load and is crashing.
Do not make any game saves near destroyed marks or near a lot of activity.
Allow a 60km distance from the destroyed mar to your U-Boat.

My periscope will not stay up.
If you have enabled the ‘HSIE Periscope fix patch’ then this will be the answer.
When a certain speed is reached the periscope will start to blur and then will automatically retract.


I want to enable the HSIE patch in JSGME but my anti-virus will not let me.
Set your anti-virus to make an exception for the HSIE.exe.
If you do not know how to do this, with the HSIE still disabled turn off your anti-virus.
Make any changes to the disabled HSIE that you wish to make before enabling it.
Turn the anti-virus back on.

My Telegraph has just stopped working.
Put the Telegraph into a Reverse Speed and then move it to a Forward Speed.


I wish to change the number of days in base.
In SH3Commander go to ‘Optionen’ and then ‘Career Options’.
Tick the box ‘Set number of days spent in base’ and change the 28 to your choice.
Click Apply.
Click Ok.

Why can’ I get better protection against aircraft in bad weather?

See Post#34.

I am using Ahnenerbe's wide screen mod but when I transfer to the Eprobungstelle Flotilla although my base shows as Stralsund my U-boat is thousands of mies away.
Ahnenerbe's wide screen mod is not compatible with the transfer process.
Disable the Ahnenerbe mod and enable the LSH3 wide screen default mod for the test mission.
After transferring from the test mission and before you start your next mission disable the LSH3 wide screen mod and enable the Ahnenerbe wide screen mod again.
Repeat this process every time a test mission is done.

How many metres in 1 knot?
1.852 metres

F.A.Q’s. OLC.

I am using the OLC mod but after I take the range my mast values seem to be wrong.
You need to multiply your mast value x 2 when you make range readings even when the recognition manual does not state that.
Courtesy acknowledgement to ValoWay

Compatible Mods For LSH3-2015.

Ahnenerbe WideGui 1920 x 1080 Final > LSH3 Compatible > Enable JSGME.

HSIE O2-Gauges v2 > LSH3 Compatible > Enable JSGME.

Latest Information on LSH3-2017 < click on link


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Default Un-installing SH3 > Using A Registry Cleaner

If you have previously installed SH3 it must be un-installed as LSH3 needs to be installed on a fresh SH3 installation.

Go to the > Control Panel.
Select > Program and Features
Find SH3 and open it.
Select > Complete un-install including your saved games unless you intend to use them by having more than 1 SH3 installation.
For example if you were a GWX gamer and now you want to try LSH3 then using the SH3.exe Multi Copy would allow you to use both gmes.
Select > Remove/Un-install.

Go to your original game folder and delete it.
If your original installation is C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\SilentHunterIII and you have another game in the Ubisoft folder then only delete the SilentHunterIII folder.
If not then delete the Ubisoft folder.

Go to the Documents folder C:\Documents and delete the SH3 folder if it is still showing as you are only going to have the 1 game LSH3.

You now need to use a Registry Cleaner.
Ccleaner is free.
How To Use The Free Registry Cleaner Ccleaner
When completed you need to re-boot your system.

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Default Installing Or Re-installing SH3 Correctly + OS Compatibility Modes

Installing Or Re-installing SH3 Correctly + OS Compatibility Modes.

Picture 1 > Where to install.

You can install SH3 on any drive on your system > A:B:C:
For this tutorial I am using > Drive D:
Make a new folder on the drive you are going to install the game.
The name you use cannot contain spaces.
No > Silent Hunter 3
Yes > SilentHunter3
For this Tutorial I have made a folder called > SHIII


Picture 2 > Shows installing from a dvd.


Picture 3 > Where Not To Install SH3.

You can see the default installation is C:\Program Files (x86)
Do not install in the default > Program Files (x86) folder.


Picture 4 > Locating your > New Game Folder.
The Tutorial > New Game Folder > SHIII
Use the Browse Button to locate your > New Game Folder > SHIII on the D: drive.
Press Ok to confirm.


Picture 5 > This should show D:\SHIII as the installation path.
This picture has been taken from a different game installation.
Apologies for any confusion.


Picture 6 > You do not need to register your game.


Picture 7 > Click finish to complete the installation.


Picture 8 > Shows the SH3.exe is using the latest game version v1.4.0.1 > v1.4b


Picture 9 > Right click with the mouse on the > SH3.exe and > Select Properties.


Picture 10 > How to Run As Administrator.
Select the > Compatibility Tab
Tick the box > Run this game as an Administrator.


Picture 11 > How to change the Compatibility Mode.
Tick the box > Run this program in Compatibility Mode for
OS10 select OS7.
OS8.1 only if needed try OS7.
OS7 only if needed XP.
You will know if a compatibility mode is needed if your game crashes at any time during the loading process.


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Default Downloading > LSH3-2015 From lsh3.com

Downloading > LSH3-2015 From lsh3.com

For the benefit of all the Tutorials LSH3-2015 will be known as > LSH3.

Download from > lsh3.com

Picture 1 > lish3.com language menu.


Picture 2 > This shows the split downloads containing 9 files.


Picture 3 > This shows the large file download containing 1 file.


Picture 4 > Pre download preparation > (Multi file).
Make a new folder for the download.
For the tutorial I have called it > LSH3 Split.
Open the zip file.
Extract the files.
Picture shows extracted files.
Right click on each file and select > Properties.
Check the files byte sizes against those showing in Picture 2


Picture 5 > Pre download preparation > (Single file).
For the tutorial I have called it > DOWNLOADS III
Open the zip file.
Extract the files.
Picture shows extracted files.
Right click on each file and select > Properties.
Check the files byte size against the one showing in Picture 3


Picture 6 > LSH3 Start Full Applications > Short cuts.
This is the Short Cuts for the > Single file.
I do not recommend using these short cuts.
Always go to the > Main Game Folder.


Now go to the next Tutorial.

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Default Installing LSH3

Installing LSH3.

Picture 1 > Open the > LSH3-EDITION-2015-STARTER-SPLIT or > LSH3-EDITION-2015-STARTER-FULL
This Tutorial will show the installation for the > Split File version.


Picture 2 > Select the language you speak/talk in.


Picture 3 > Shows the requirements and installation time.


Picture 4 > Browse to find your game folder.
Click OK to continue.
The tutorial installation path is D:\SHIII


Picture 5 > Game installation the Tutorial folder > SHIII.
Click OK to continue.



Picture 6 > Confirmation of the game folder > SHIII.
Click Yes to continue.



Picture 7 > Merging the > Split files.
Click OK to continue.
Not applicable > Single file (Full).


Picture 8 > Installation ready to install.
Click OK to continue.


Picture 9 > Confirmation of completed installation.
Click OK to continue.


Picture 10 > Optional second installation.
Click Copy > to install a second installation (No tutorial)
Click Play > to continue single installation.


Picture 11 > Start JSGME and Activate mod.


Picture 12 > JSGME is opened to show disabled mods.


Picture 13. > Enable only these 2 mods.

LSH3-2015_FULLVERSION
LSH3-2015_GUI_WIDESCREEN (widescreen is 1920 x 1080)
Click > Yes to override.


Picture 14 > Close JSGME.


Picture 15 > Split files > Short Cuts.
I do not recommend using these short cuts to > Start The Game other than > Manuals > Tools.
Always use the Applications in the main game folder (Tutorial > SHIII)


Now go to the next Tutorial.

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Default Run Applications In An Administrator Mode.

Run Applications In An Administrator Mode.

This Tutorial will show you how to run your > Application in an Administrator mode.

Picture 1 > Go to the _LSH3-2015-COMMANDER folder (Tutorial path D:\SHIII)


Picture 2 > Right click with your mouse on > SH3Cmdr Application.
Select > Properties


Picture 3 > Tick the box > Run this program as an Administrator.
Click > Apply.
Click > OK.


Picture 4 > Right click with your mouse on the > SH3Cmdr Application.
Select > Pin to Taskbar.
LSH3-2015 can be started from here unless you have loading problems.


Picture 5 > Right click with your mouse on the > JSGME Application.
Select > Properties


Picture 6 > Tick the box > Run this program as an Administrator.
Click > Apply.
Click > OK.

Reminder from Tutorial Post #3 to run your SH3.exe as an administrator if you have not already done so.


Now go to the next Tutorial.

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Default Changing The GPU Settings.

Changing Nvidia and AMD Radeon GPU Settings.

Check that your GPU is using the latest drivers!!
Important Note regarding latest drivers.
If you are running Windows 10 Creator version 1703 and after a Windows update now have a black screen when start your game you will need to roll back to an earlier driver version.
See my tutorial how to do this.

NVIDIA

Picture 1 > Adjust the > Desktop Size and Position.
Change the GPU Scaling Mode to > Aspect Ratio.
Go to the > Control Panel to do this.
Select > Nvidia Control Panel


Picture 2 > Adjust the > Desktop Size and Position.
Change the GPU Scaling Mode to perform on > GPU


Apply and Save to complete the process.

AMD Radeon
Picture 3 > Nvidia > AMD-RADEON Settings


Now go to the next Tutorial.


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Default LHS3-2015 Manuals.

LHS3-2015 Manuals.

A number of Manuals can be found from the > Short Cuts or from the > Main Game Folder (Tutorial SHIII).
There is a large Manual from the previous version that has some interesting pages and is worth investigating if you have the time.

These are the 3 important ones.

Picture 1 > LHS3 Installation instructions.
You will find installation instruction here and pictures of errors and how to overcome them.


Picture 2 > Manual > SH3Commander-Edition-2015.
This is a special version for LSH3.
This is a comprehensive manual that gives all the information that you will find in SH3Commander plus information on additional mods.


Picture 3 > Manual > HSIE V16B.
This is a special version for LSH3.
This is a comprehensive manual that tells you everything you need to know about each HSIE patch.


Now go to the next Tutorial.

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Default Why You Must Now Start The Naval Academy By Using The SH3.exe

Why You Must Now Start The Naval Academy By Using The SH3.exe

Very Important.
The Naval Academy provides essential data to LSH3 as it installs and sets up the V15 Saved Games folder.

Picture 1 > Start the SH3.exe


Picture 2 > LSH3 loads to the Main Menu.


Picture 3 > You can use Options to make changes to your style of game play.


Picture 4 > Shows the default Options.


Picture 5 > Shows you the > German Crew Language has been changed from the default English.


Picture 6 > Click on > Apply Changes to save the settings.


Picture 7 > Confirm the changes > Yes.


Picture 8 > Select the > Naval Academy.


Picture 9 > Select a Tutorial > Navigation (recommended)


Picture 10 > Click on > Start.
If you would like to get used to the game play then you can continue.
Taking an exam will earn you additional > 1000 Renown.
Total Renown will be 2000.


Picture 11 > Quit the Tutorial.
Press the Esc Key.
You will get the prompt to > Abandon Mission.
Click on > Yes.


Picture 12 > Click on > Return to Base.


Picture 13 > Click on > Back.
You do not need to take any exams unless you want to.
You will just receive the > Default 1000 Renown


Picture 14 > Click on > Back.


Picture 15 > Click on > Exit Game.


Picture 16 > Confirm that you want to > Quit Game > Yes.


Picture 17 > Documents folder > Before Naval Academy.


Picture 18 > Documents folder > After Naval Academy.


Now go to the next Tutorial.

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Default Adding Mods And Making Changes to the HSIE.

Adding Mods And Making Changes to the HSIE.

Making changes to the HSIE (Optional) > Pictures 1 to 5.

Adding Some Mods In JSGME > Picture 6.
If you wish to make changes to the > HSIE then must be done with the mod/patch disabled.
To understand what each mod does look in the HSIE manual.
All these patches increase the difficulty levels to your game.

Picture 1 > Go to the > Mods folder.


Picture 2 > Open the > HSIE.



Picture 3 > Open the > HSIEOptionsSelector.



Picture 4 > You will see the default > LSH3 Settings and the > 4Gbyte setting enabled.



Picture 5 > Tick the boxes for the patches you want to enable.

Clicking > OK in the > HSIE will show you that your changes have been added to the SH3.exe.
Click > Ok to accept.


Picture 6 > Shows a working set of mods enabled.


Now go to the next Tutorial.

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Default SH3Commander > Making Changes > New Career > Launching LSH3

SH3Commander > Making Changes > New Career > Launching LSH3.

Picture 1 > Start your game from SH3Commander from the > Main Game folder (Tutorial SHIII) or from the > Taskbar.



Picture 2 > Shows the Main Menu.
You will notice that the > Flotilla automatically defaults to the Testing flotilla > Eprobungstelle
The default U-Boat is the > Type IIA.


Picture 3 > Shows the 2 types of U-boats available from the > Drop down box.


Click on > Optionen to open the > Options Menu.


Picture 4 > Shows the > General Settings screen.


Picture 5 > Shows the > Career Options screen.

Changes can be made now by > Ticking the box/es.
Click on > Apply.
Click on > Ok.
Simulate a Realistic Career Length > Optional on Test Missions.
Simulate Realistic Crew Transfers > Optional on Test Missions.


Picture 6 > Shows the > Career Options I am going to play with.



Picture 7 > Game Play Settings.

Changes can be made now by > Ticking the box/es.
Click on > Apply.
Click on > Ok.


Picture 8 > Game Play Settings > Model Effects.


Picture 9 > Back to the Main Menu of > SH3Commander.

You have the option here to either > Name your own Captain.
Click on > RN and Commander will > Randomize a Captain for you.
Press > RN again if the name is not to your liking.


Picture 10 > I have Randomized the Captain > Kurt Holderbaum for my game.

I have used the U-boat > drop down box and selected a > VIIB.
Notice that you are going to start your > Test Mission in > August before the outbreak of WWII.


Picture 11 > Shows all the changes have been made for this mission so it’s time to > Launch SH3 (LSH3)



Now go to the next Tutorial.


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Default Launching The Game From SH3Commander

Launching The Game From SH3Commander.

Picture 1 > This picture is just a reminder that > LSH3 must always be started from SH3Commander.

The Captain is on board and all ready to meet the crew.


Picture 2 > The game will load to the > Main Menu.



Picture 3 > Options is still available if you are not happy with your previous settings.



Picture 4 > Shows Kurt Holderbaum is ready for active service.



Picture 5 > Click on > Career 1939 – 1945.



Picture 6 > Click on > Save / Start.



Picture 7 > Click on > New Career.



Picture 8 > This screen confirms the testing flotilla > Eprobungstelle and your > Testing Base is Stralsund.



Picture 9 > Press > Start to continue.



Picture 10 > The Office > Career Menu.

It is important to remember that with all testing missions which happen after a transferring no changes should in > The Office should be made.
Click on the > Map to load the > Mission.


Picture 11 > You will see your orders here and your U-Boat base and the base you should return to unless you receive radio orders telling you otherwise.

The default > Realism Game Play Setting of 38% is showing.


Picture 12 > I have set my > Realism Game Play Setting to 88% for this mission.

Click on > Accept to keep the changes.


Picture 13 > Confirm with > Yes if you are still sure and have not changed your mind.



Picture 14 > The Mission Starting Date for this first test mission and the next mission will be sometime before the outbreak of WWII.



Picture 15 > Press > Start to begin the game loading screen.

Please note, that the time to load will depend on your > Systems capabilities.
The average time is 3 to 6 minutes.
The > Loading Bar will appear to freeze when it gets close to the end, this is quite normal, so just be patient.
The Loading Bar is is also the most likely place that you will get a CTD.
If this happens repeat the loading tutorial again.
If you used the > Taskbar previously then this time go to the > Main Game folder and > Start SH3Commanderfrom from there.
If you get a further > CTD then you need to look at using or changing the > SH3.exe to a different > Compatibility Mode.


Now go to the next Tutorial.

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Default Game Loaded Docked In Stralsund

Game Loaded Docked In Stralsund.

Picture 1 > The game always loads to the > Command Room.

Commands you are going to use now:
F4 > Bridge.
F5 > Navigation Map.


Picture 2 > F4 takes you to the > Bridge.

At this point the > Flagstaff is without a Flag flying > Use Ctrl + F to remove the flag.
WO: “Firing at will” will show in the > Message Box when you use CTRL + F11 to take a Picture.


Picture 3 > Use Shift + F to place the Flag on the Flagstaff.


Picture 4 > F5 takes you to the > Navigation Map.

The Navigation Map shows the U-Boat’s position in Stralsund Dock.
Note the > Blue ? this is the > Tool Helper.


Picture 5 > With the Map expanded (Mouse Scroll Wheel) the first part of the course is plotted.
As soon as you release the mouse from the > Plotting Tool (Right Mouse Click) the > U-Boat’s telegraph will automatically go to > Ahead Standard.


Picture 6 > Pressing the Short Cut K key shows the > Captains Log.


Picture 7 > Pressing F7 shows you your > Crew.
The Qualifications showing are the default ones.
The Crew positions are default ones.
Crew Qualifications can be changed later by using > SH3Commander’s > Crew Management.


Picture 8 > Pressing the Short Cut I key will take you to the Torpedoes and Ammunition screen.
Auto Loading is the default setting.
Click on > Auto Loading to remove the > Green tick.
Use > Manual Loading if you are carrying more than one type of torpedo.


Picture 9 > Press the Short Cut M key to see > Radio Messages.
This Radio Message contains your > Objective Orders.
New messages are > Red.
Old Messages are > Black.


Picture 10 > Shows a Radio Message in the > Message Box was received at 02.01.
Plotting a course 25km off the coast to intercept the targets.


Picture 11 > F4 on the Bridge using the > UZO
Shift + U to place the > UZO on it’s pedestal.

Ctrl + U to remove.
To Lock the Target use the Short Cut L key.
Target Locked > Button turns Green.
Weapons Officer Icon (WE)
Periscope Bearing > 0ᵒ
AOB will be > 90ᵒ Starboard.
Speed as per orders > 9 knots.


Picture 12 > Weapons Officer Icon (WE)
Icon 1 > Torpedo Attack.


Picture 13 > Weapons Officer Icon (WE).
Icon 1 > Lower > Torpedo Attack.
Icon 1 > Upper > When pressed will identify the Target.


Picture 14 > Weapons Officer Icon (WE).
Icon 1 > Lower > Torpedo Attack.
Target identified in the > TDC as Frighter (Parcel).
Icon 2 > Upper > Torpedo Solution.


Picture 15 > U-Boat and Targets (Red) > Current positions.
Map > Contact Colors.
Red > Enemy Targets.
Green > Neutrals.
Blue > Friendly.
Press the > Arrow symbol on the Rudder to remove the > Large Compass.
The Compass reverts to normal dial size.


Picture 16 > Weapons Officer Icon (WE).
Torpedo Solution showing in the > TDC.
Q key has been pressed to > Open Tube 1 Door.
Torpedo has been fired by pressing the > Large Red Button.
Lock Button has returned to > Black.
The > Event Camera shows the torpedo has been fired.
The Message Box shows the > Tube Door Torpedo 3 has been opened (Q key again).
The W key will cycle through the Torpedoes.
Moving from an > Opened Tube Door to a different Torpedo Tube will Close the previously Opened door.
It is not possible to have more than 1 Tube Door opened at any one time.


Picture 17 > F6 shows the > Attack Map.
The Event Camera has come back on to show Torpedoes 1 and 3 closing on Target 1.
Torpedo 2 has been fired at > Target 2.


Picture 18 > Torpedo 3 has hit the Bow section.
Torpedo 1 > Aimed Amidships was a deep runner and missed.
Notice that we are still approaching the Target 1 at > 9 knots.


Picture 19 > The Message Box shows > Enemy Unit Destroyed.


Picture 20 > Shows the > Recognition Manual.

Press the > Left Arrow to open it when needed.
If you are using the > Weapons Officer Icon (WE) to do all the work you will still need to set manually the > Torpedo Depth in the TDC.
Red Button above the > Large Compass > Allows you to enter Manual data to the TDC dials.
This should be returned back to > Red after entering the data.


Picture 21 > A new > Radio Message has arrived.


Picture 22 > New Orders.


Picture 23 > Returned to Base to Dock back in > Stralsund.
Press > Esc key.
Select > Exit Patrol.
Click on > DOCK AT Stralsund.


Summary
There is nothing to say that any > Eprobungstelle Testing Mission has to be done at all, or you actually need to sink any ship or ships either.
It really only affects your > Renown and Crew Bonus points.
It does however give you the opportunity to practice and get used to your boat even if you go to the attack point but do not sink the ships.
I never really understood why you would be ordered to attack at 9 knots against a stationery target.
For an ideal attack procedure you would want to be stationery which would give you a better degree of accuracy.
Sinking the 2 Targets adds to your tally of sinking’s which is not to everyone’s taste, as it gives a false account on your Career each time a > Eprobungsstelle Test Mission is done.

Alternative Abort Option!
When at Picture 2.
Press > Esc key.
Select > Exit Patrol.
Click on > DOCK AT Stralsund.

Consequences.
1 Bonus point given to each Crew member.
No medals.
No promotions etc.
No additional Bonus Points available to the Crew as ships were not sunk.

Game Note.
If you wish to use the > DF Antenna.
Shift + V > Raise
CTRL + V > Lower
Automatically lowers on submerging.

Now go to the next Tutorial.


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Default When The Patrol Has Ended What To Do Next

When The Patrol Has Ended What To Do Next.

Picture 1 > When you click on > DOCK AT Stralsund you are immediately taken to > Picture 2.



Picture 2 > This is your > Patrol History.

You can see that the > Renown earned for completing the Mission and sinking one ship is 643.37 points.
See also > Post #18 > Updating your Personnel File in SH3Commander.
Press the > Back Arrow at the bottom of the screen.


Picture 3 > Writing Desk

Documents on the desk > Promotions, Medals, Qualifications.
Promotions must be taken now or lost.
See also post #18 > Manage your Crew.
U- Boat on the desk > Aces rosta.
Box on the desk > Your Awards.
Telephone on the desk > Transfer Telephone.


Picture 4 > Clicking on the > Documents on the desk takes you to the > Crew screen.

At this stage in your game only > Sailors can receive > Promotions.
Officers cannot be promoted.
Officers can have a maximum of > 3 Qualifications.
The first qualification is the most important one.
Petty Officers can be promoted to the value of > 300
Petty Officers have to have already achieved > 150 Resilience before a promotion can be done.
Petty Officers can only have > 1 Qualification.
Sailors can be promoted up to the value of > 100
Sailors can receive > 1 Qualification but it is not active.
Giving Sailor’s a Qualification is useful for identifying their skill and compartment position.
See also post #18 > Manage your Crew.


Picture 5 > You are required to confirm any changes made > Are you sure > Yes.

Press the > Back Arrow at the bottom of the screen.


Picture 6 > Medals > Here you can see the Mrdals you have been awarded to date.



Picture 7 > Career History > You can see your > Mission History here.



Picture 8 > U-Boat Aces > You can see where you are in the list of the Aces.



Picture 9 > Transferring from the > Eprobungstelle Testing Flotilla.

Click on the > Telephone.


Picture 10 > You are going to transfer to > 2. Flotilla.

A Flotilla’s availability is controlled by date as you can see from the > Flotilla Chart.
Transfers to these other Flotilla’s then become available using the same method as now.


Picture 11 > Click on > Apply For Transfer.



Picture 12 > Click on the > 2. Flotilla.



Picture 13 > Click on > Apply For Transfer.

Note that the > Flotilla has turned > Blue.


Picture 14 > Shows you new base > Wilhelmshaven.

Click > Ok > to confirm your > Transfer request.


Picture 15 > Request Approved.

Press the > Back Arrow at the bottom of the screen.


Picture 16 > Writing Desk.

Press the > Back Arrow at the bottom of the screen.


Picture 17 > Press the > Back Arrow at the bottom of the screen.



Picture 18 > The Office.

The 643.37 Renown points has been added to the original 1000 = 1643.37 Total earned to date.
Press the > Back Arrow at the bottom of the screen.


Picture 19 > Career Menu Screen.

Press the > Back Arrow at the bottom of the screen.


Picture 20 > Captain’s Menu Screen.

Press the > Back Arrow at the bottom of the screen.


Picture 21 > Main Menu Screen.

Click on > Exit Game.


Picture 22 > Quit Game?

Click > Yes to confirm.
You will be returned to the desk top.


Tutorials on Post # 15 - 16 - 17 are all optional if you want to make changes before starting Mission/Patrol 2
To skip these go to Tutorial Post #19.

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Default Making Further Changes To The HSIE Optional).

Making Further Changes To The HSIE Optional).

Making Further Changes To The HSIE is an > Option Only and > Not Compulsory.

Any further changes that are made to the HSIE will increase the difficulty level of your game.
It is important to refer to the HSIE Manual so you understand what each patch does.
Remember to disable the HSIE Mod/Patch in JSGME first before making any changes to it.

Picture 1 > Is a reminder of the default settings in the HSIE.


Picture 2 > Shows the additional > HSIE patches enabled.
For Patrol 2 > I am going to enable more > HSIE patches.



Note 1. Additional information on the Oxygen Fix patch.
The Oxygen Fix patch I have enabled is interesting as it limits the amount of > Oxygen Supply that is in the boat when submerged.
When the natural air in the boat gets down to 17% the Crew then have to use > Pressurized Oxygen from bottles.
O2 is broken into 2 parts.
Part 1 > Renewable O2 that is replenished when the U-Boat surfaces.
Part 2 > Non Renewable O2 from Pressurized Oxygen bottles. The 2 Oxygen sliders have been adjusted for use with the > O2 Oxygen Fix patch.
Oxygen In Boat > 2.0 (Stiebler's recommendation)
Compressed Oxygen > 2.5 (Stiebler's recommendation)

Note 2. Oxygen levels in the U-boat.
When submerged the Oxygen level starts at 21% until it falls to 17% when Pressurized Oxygen is taken from Bottles.
This Oxygen cannot be replaced until you Dock again.

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