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Old 04-16-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Smile GWX 2.1 Update Released (yes really)

At long last.

It is finished.

Today we release the GWX 2.1 update. It is the Grey Wolves Development Team's final organized work for the SH3 platform prior to full scale initialization of work on the GWX project for SH4. (Already well underway.)

However you may view the project or its members, what you see here is the culmination of a 2.5 year journey made by individuals determined to transform a good game... into an OUTSTANDING one.

Yes it is late, but it is here... and it costs you nothing. For the Grey Wolves Dev
Team and crew though, the price was often quite high. only those on the team will
fully understand what I speak of. Indeed, this team has weathered every obstacle thrown in its path, and has travelled many many miles beyond the expected destination.

It has been my honor to share the road with these fine people and to lead as project manager for so long. It is also my honor to say to this fine team... "WELL DONE GREY WOLVES!" You have my undying gratitude and I salute each of you.

Special and sincere thanks to dev team member Privateer for producing the COOLEST interactive installer ever seen at Subsim! Mate, your work absolutely ROCKS!

Due to real life matters preventing proper sequencing of events, we will begin the
release today and will communicate regarding changes in more detail in the days to
come.

Please note: You will need a clean installation of SH3 version 1.4b containing a
properly installed copy of GWX 2.0 BEFORE adding the GWX 2.1 update.

Since we cannot guarantee that previous GWX careers will remain stable, official
installation instructions are as follows:

(Failure to read the directions will cause you to snarl your installation.)

1) Uninstall SH3 USING THE GAME DISK if you have one. (You will need to create a fresh
installation of SH3 to assure stability.)

2) Verify that the "SH3" folder in "My Documents" has been DELETED. If it has not,
delete it manually.

3) Reboot your PC

4) Reinstall SH3 and patch to version 1.4b if your disk does not already contain the
version 1.4b patch.

5) Reboot your PC again

6) Install GWX 2.0 as described here:
http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/show...44&postcount=1

Once you have a properly installed copy of SH3 1.4b with GWX 2.0 you are ready for the next simple sequence.

A) Create a new folder on your desktop and label it "GWX 2.1 Update"

B) Download the "GWX21 Update.exe file to the folder you just created on your desktop.

C) Turn your speakers up!

D) Double click the GWX21.exe file and follow the directions that appear.


For GWX 2.1 Update links visit: http://www.thegreywolves.com/

Official torrent link:
http://files.filefront.com/GWX21+tor.../fileinfo.html

FOR SH3 Commander users, you must download and apply the following files:
http://files.filefront.com/GWX+211+C.../fileinfo.html
Please note that currently, only SH3 Commander version 3.0 configuation files are supported by the GWX dev team.

Mirrors and torrent will be added to the GWX website soon.

IMPORTANT!!! It is recommended that you burn GWX files to CD's or a DVD for
safe-keeping

I will be revisiting this post the post following it to edit as necessary... as time
and real life permits. Please revisit this thread or the primary GWX sticky linked below prior to posting questions or issues. http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=102096

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Old 04-16-2008, 08:43 PM   #2
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reserved... changes included in the GWX 2.1 update and eratta to be posted here as time and real life permits.

GWX April 2008 Update (Version 2.1)

New GWX Options

• Added option to use aircraft skins specific to the Mediterranean theater

• Added option to open the hatch between the Control Room and the Radio Room

• Added more messages to the
Fix Français pour GWX.

Individual Ships and Aircraft

• Added ****e-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (―Dragon‖) helicopter

• Added a lighted Fishing Ketch

• Added animated sails for all sailing vessels

Environment Improvements

• Incorporated Real Weather Fix Mod by ―Stiebler‖ and ―Sub Type Zero‖

• Added the Laboe Naval Memorial (Laboe
Marine-Ehrenmal) by ―Rowi58‖

Graphics Improvements

• Improved moon images (from actual photos of the moon in different phases)

• Corrections to small merchants

• Updated torpedo graphics

• More improvements to smoke

• The sky and sea in the Mediterranean are now the same color as they are in the Atlantic Ocean.

• Reduced the frequency of oil fires in the Enhanced Damage mod

• Improved S.M. 79 ―Sparviero‖ skin

• Updated U-boat upgrades chart

• Minimal lectric torpedo wakes and bigger steam torpedo wakes, by ―Albrecht von Hesse‖

Sound Improvements

• The sound of torpedo doors opening is now that of the opening of real torpedo doors

The Grey Wolves Expansion V2.1 22

Bug fixes
• Fixed PCTrawler self-destruction by depth charge and a resulting CTD error

• Improved the damage model for depth charge racks

• Reduced the rate of descent for Mk 6 ―ashcan‖ depth charges to historical values

• Corrected the location of the anchor on the Type IID U-boat

• Fixed the maximum elevation of the German 37mm flak

• Fixed errors in ―Caribbean Convoy‖ and ―
Bismarck Breakout‖ multiplayer missions

• Updated German-language single player missions

• Removed the black triangle artifacts that appeared near the horizon

• Fixed numerous .sil files

• Increased rate of fire for 3.7cm SK /C30 (the
really slow 37mm flak gun)

• Fixed draft of A&B-class destroyers

• Updated the alternative flotillas menus to match new menus in GWX V2.0

• Fixed some reflection issues with Type VIIC U-boat conning towers

• Added fixes for the British Auxiliary Cruiser and the ASW Trawler

• Removed bearing indicator from binocular view

• Fixes to
Norfolk and Devonshire-class heavy cruisers, Vosper, and RAF high speed launch

• Updated AI sub damage models, configuration, and other fixes

• Updated museum air texts

• Fixed bomb loadout of heavy bombers

• Corrected masthead heights and museum text for all units that needed it

• Various small and sundry fixes and corrections

***Open hatch mod exclusive to GWX improved interior modelling by dev team member Diving Duck.

***Type II interiors remodelled by Diving Duck. (For the first time in Silent Hunter 3, the Type II interiors finally have ladders descending from the hatchways.)

***August 1939 career starts engineered by Bigboywooly:

GWX now has the ability to start in August 1939

For those choosing to start in the 1st or 2nd flotillas it is recommended you carry out a 4 day shakedown patrol before returning to base on the 4th
This will give you a next patrol date of the 24th August
Plenty of time to sail to your start point
For those wishing to begin in the 7th flotilla you will start at Konigsberg
Stay in the bay and sink the target ships and 2 ship convoy

Do not take any damage or you will miss the war start
You will become an enemy of ALL nations so " ESC " back to port on receipt of message

Upon ending patrol you can either transfer to the 1st or 2nd flotillas

and your next patrol will begin on the 24th August
Good hunting

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News regarding the future of the GWX team and project to be posted April 30th.

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Old 04-16-2008, 08:48 PM   #3
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First! [err third]

Congrats guys, now I just need to end my current patrol and install away...
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Nice one guys

Looking forward to playing SH3 again
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:12 PM   #5
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Nice to see you Pants
Hope all is well

EDIT to above instructions for 7th Flotilla starts

Set days in base to 20 if using SH3commander
You MUST transfer to either the 1st or 2nd flotilla upon docking in Königsberg

You can transfer back to the 7th after a patrol in the 1st or 2nd if thats your chosen flotilla

Set days in base also for 20 days for August starts in either the 1st or 2nd flotillas

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Old 04-16-2008, 09:14 PM   #6
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Thanks BBW, was just about to add that to the second post.

(Still pouring coffee down me neck.)
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:19 PM   #8
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The Good Doctor has it as well.

http://files.filefront.com/GWX21exe/.../fileinfo.html

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i hate to be "that guy" but according to the install instructions posted above we have to start this install process all over from scratch... does this include those of us who already have GWX2.0 installed on a clean copy of 1.4b?

could it not be possible to roll back SH3 Commander, delete all careers and run the 2.1 exe?

or is that scenario acceptable.

hate to be a pain
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I'm wondering the same ... :hmm:
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im thinking this is an ok procedure, im assuming the instructions above are intended for those installing from scratch.

I just want to hear it from the Commanding Officer !
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Originally Posted by GoldenRivet
i hate to be "that guy" but according to the install instructions posted above we have to start this install process all over from scratch... does this include those of us who already have GWX2.0 installed on a clean copy of 1.4b?

could it not be possible to roll back SH3 Commander, delete all careers and run the 2.1 exe?

or is that scenario acceptable.

hate to be a pain
I mentioned before ALL testing is done on a clean SHIII patched install with GWX 2.0 added
For stability purposes

You can certainly give it a go
IF all mods are JSGME added\removed it SHOULD be ok
No promises though
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Roll back SH3 Commander unless you have the 3.0 version and set it for auto rollback.
Disable ALL JSGME mods.
Then go for it!!
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good enough for me, ill give it a shot. (i can always untangle the mess later if it comes to that)

deleted all careers
removed all JSGME mods
rolled back SH3 Commander

installing now
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Turn your speakers up REAL loud also.
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