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Old 01-13-2018, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default SH5-TWoS: can you start at campaign sub-chapters?

Hi,
I already know that you can start at the main chapters of a campaign in SH5, you insert 'silentotto' in the campaign screen and can select the main chapters.
However these chapters consist of a serie of sub-chapters.

Example for chapter 3 - Mare Nostrum:
Breakthrough Gibraltar
01/03/41 - 01/09/41

Deliveries for Malta
01/03/41 - 01/09/41

Siege of Tobruk
01/04/41 - 01/12/41

Middle East Supplies
01/06/41 - 01/12/41

10th Flotilla
01/09/41 - 30/11/41

East Mediterranean Convoys
01/09/41 - 01/12/41

Let's say I want to start at the last one, "East Mediterranean Convoys" in order to meet the English carrier Illustrious in the mediteranean before the bombing of Taranto (Italy).
If possible what should I setup? Problem is I can tell the KSDCommander to stay in port for maximum 99 days only (doesn't support 3 figures), so I must find another solution.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:27 PM   #2
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I found the solution!

In the display of KSDCommander you cannot enter more than 99 days for staying in the bunker, but you can do it in the file KSDCommander.xml

For the example above I proceed like this:
I chose the 3rd chapter, accept the first mission, start the patrol, save and quit the game.
I now enter 502 days in the xml and restart the game with KSDC.
I reload my save and end the patrol immediately. I'm still at the same date and must re-chose the same 1st mission before starting a new patrol.
When I restart the new patrol, I am magically 'teleported' from Wilhelmshaven to Lorient, I have passed from June 6th 1940 to Oktober 30 1941.
I estimate I'll have enough time to go from Lorient into the Atlantic, pass Gibraltar and be on my planed rendez-vous.


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Old 01-15-2018, 03:59 PM   #3
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Humm... My solution above doesn't work exactly, I get to Lorient, yes, but at some point the whole campaign will shut down with some message. Which message? Stupidly I went to the main menu again so I don't know.
I think the workaround is to return at port in last step above and take a mission for the new date.
Will try out and post the correct solution if any
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:07 AM   #4
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For me, you need to complete the campaign chapters. No possibility of a "time machine" except silentotto (the german Doctor Who).

But not 100% secure....maybe someone of our experts has a solution.

Best regards and good hunt!

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Old 01-16-2018, 06:51 PM   #5
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Thank you Fitzcarraldo, my above is obsolete, I'm working fast today, take a look here...

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=236272

Saludo,
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