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Old 09-13-2009, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default [WIP] Wolves of the Kaiser:1914-1918 Mod

RMS LUSITANIA SINKING 100th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE 3D MODEL (May 7 1915 - May 7 2015)

LUSITANIA 100th Anniversary Video below:







































Autumn 1914. Europe is in turmoil; idealism and glory are dying with the Continent's youth in the trenches. Your nation is in the grips of its enemies' deadly blockade. Desperate for victory, Imperial Germany's Navy has turned to a barely tested mode of warfare to counter the Grand Fleet's might. Likewise, a public weary of slaughter in the trenches looks to its undersea pioneers for tales of gallantry.

Lead your submarine and crew against the might of Britain's Grand Fleet. Stalk enemy battlecruisers and pre-dreadnoughts as they sail into your crosshairs. Scout out "Neutral" freighters carrying contraband using an all-new Prize Warfare system. Blast holes in enemy craft from a distance with torpedoes or close in for the kill with small arms, shells, flares, and explosive charges. Cringe as explosions send shells, wood, men, and metal hurtling towards your conning tower. As the conflict drags on, war weariness sets in and more nations turn against the Kaiser. Sonar, depth charges, mine barrages, and the infamous Q-Ships make war at sea the same nightmarish struggle found on land and in the air. The last embers of prewar chivalry flicker and die; desperation to survive is paramount. Will you survive the "War to End All Wars?" Or will a cold steel hull be your only tomb?

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CORE FEATURES

-Choose from at least six main WWI U-Boat types, with more to come.

-A complete campaign from 1914-1918. Start at multiple points in the war. Single missions, both generic and historical.

-Authentic WWI weapons ***8211; torpedoes modified to be identical to historical counterparts. Use high calibre deck guns, flares, and explosives charges in attacks on the surface.

-Prize warfare rules for attacks on merchants. Neutral and enemy ships may choose to respond to your presence and reveal their shipping manifests. Examine cargo & itineraries to determine if a ship may be sunk. Renown penalties early in the war for sinking ships without contraband or ships sailing to neutral destinations.

-Both ballasted and loaded variants of the same merchant ships.

-Supply, sabotage, and rescue missions add to the variety of your patrols.

-Warfare spanning the North Sea, Channel, Arctic, and North Atlantic Approaches (Mediterranean & US Theatres in future expansion packs)

-Unique shipping routes & patrol routes for vessels. Grand Fleet battleships will sally out from their bases for target practice. Early in the war, cruisers & gunboats will be used as patrol ships in the Channel & North Sea. Troop convoys, groups of trawlers, and lone merchants will be present, and cargo manifests will correspond to the location a ship has sailed from.

-Historical upgrades & revisions to your U-Boat. Get larger & better craft as your reputation improves.

-Historically Correct uniforms for officers and crew.

-Win medals & awards for your feats of daring. Get unique items from your superior officer or the Kaiser himself. A ***8220;swapping out***8221; system to get around the 8-medal limitation of SH4.

-Improved allied countermeasures overtime. Depth charges, sonar, bomb throwers, increased convoying, aircraft patrols, and, of course, Q-Ships in a variety of sizes and configurations.

-Entente submarines and escorts with working torpedoes.

-Supporting raids by German cruisers, submarines, and commerce raiders.

-Historical tonnage totals by famous captains, including Schweiger, Rose, and Valentiner.

-Neutrals that may or may not be carrying contraband. Choose to risk closing with a enemy merchant to ID it, or attack without warning/inspection and risk a renown hit when you get back to base.

-Models of famous U-Boat victims, including "HMS Pathfinder", "Aboukir", "Cressey", "Hogue", "Drake", etc.

-Hospital Ships, refugee ships, Belgian Relief Commission steamers, and other protected craft.


-Dozens of different merchants, from 12,000 ton tankers to sailing ships to coastal launches. Hundreds of new skins representing major combatants and neutral countries. New, more detailed cargo ship models ***8211; the Merchant Fleet Mod ships will not be used. Appropriate changes to ships over time. Merchants will gain camouflage schemes, dazzle paint, armed guard contingents, extra lookouts, and weaponry.

-Vast minefields in the channel. Mines may be partially marked on your maps depending on intelligence information. Mine barrages with multiple mines linked together. Antisub nets, obstacles, blockships, and hydrophone stations add to the hazard. No more "turkey shoot" harbor raids.

-For the first time, ship names painted on the hull. Neutrality hull flags, lettering, and home ports. Historically accurate funnel colors depending on vessel nationality.

-New port buildings & bases. High-res terrain tiles based on Google Earth photos.

-Historical differences in weaponry. British armour-piercing shells will do less damage than German ones. British torpedoes will have a higher dud rate.

-Signal flags, rockets, and semaphore men on merchants & warships.

-Diverse passengers and crew on board ships. Observe them to help decide if a ship is a legitimate target.

-Better maritime ambience. Lightships, lifeboat stations, new lighthouse models, shoals, and reefs. Marine life, including fish, whales, & sharks. Debris in harbor and flotsam from sunken merchants.

-More lifeboats, rafts, and survivors following sinkings. Groups of survivors & wreckage randomly spawned in midocean.

-Period aircraft, including torpedo planes and zeppelins. Scouting reports from friendly airships.

-New interface screens, menus, and music to reflect a WWI ambience.


POSSIBLE FEATURES


-British campaign for the North Sea & Atlantic region

-Limited surface warfare, including Pacific operations circa 1914


-Austro-Hungarian campaign with appropriate medals, ranks, & uniforms

-German campaign off the US coast & in the Dardanelles


-Major warships from France, the US, & possibly other smaller navies

-Shore bombardment missions, with destructible buildings

-Troop columns, trains, barracks, and other objects ashore

-Internal cargo nodes on merchant ships; cargo & passengers will be visible if a vessel breaks up or if its cargo hold is damaged.

-Unique items for the interior of your craft. For instance, a photo of the Kaiser, the ensign from a sunken merchant ship, etc.

















































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Old 09-13-2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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FAQ:

1) What's the release date?

Really. You should know better than to ask something like that.

2) How large is your mod team?

We have about 3-4 core members, with several subsimmers offering assistance.

3) How do you expect to accomplish this?

Note that this is a modding project that encompasses work for another major game; I've had a bit of a head start with the work. Plus I have a large amount of research materials & ship models from the Merchant Fleet Mod and prior work. Additionally, this will be completed in installments; warfare off the European coast will have top priority. Additional nations, etc may or may not be included depending on where we need to concentrate.

4) May I join?

Sure; please contact me and BE HONEST ABOUT HOW MUCH TIME YOU CAN DEVOTE. Also please be prepared to contribute work of reasonable quality/accuracy.

5) What are the system requirements?

Ideally your system should exceed stock SHIV requirements, due to the more detailed vessel models and higher resolution textures. Precise reqs are not available yet.

6) Will [insert my favorite unit] be included?

Not sure. Although we appreciate unique vessels, more common ships from major navies will have top priority. If you want a unit included, PLEASE help us out, whether it involves modeling or research.

7) What does this mean for the Merchant Fleet Mod?

The MFM will serve as a basis for shipping in this mod. Another modder has volunteered to continue to work on it (although I will also still be involved). As stated above, the MFM ships themselves will not be included; they are being replaced by more detailed models. I am attempting to have a smaller number of base models, used in conjunction with the node system to add variety. Early results seem promising.

8) What do you need right now?

MODELING NEEDS

-Assistance with submarines and surface vessels; I can do the merchant shipping and some of the warships.
-Help making playable submarines, especially animated parts, deleting torpedo tubes & torpedo firing buttons in the interface, etc.
-Help making smoke floats, small arms, & flares.

PRIMARY RESEARCH NEEDS

-WWI flotilla organization (very important)
-Ranks on board typical submarines (how many officers? Enlisted men?)
-Photos/maps of Allied & Central Powers ports
-Photos of naval explosive charges
-Historical changes to minefields between 1914-1918
-Positions of lightships & lighthouses
-Closeup shots of light naval weapons (12 pounder, etc.)
-Photos of British airships
-Photos of German naval uniforms & decorations. Research on different decorations amongst regions in Germany.
-Close-up shots of sub conning towers
-More profile drawings of subs, especially with below waterline view
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:13 AM   #3
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UPDATE I: INITIAL WORK ON U-BOATS

The following classes are likely to be included in the mod. Some degree of work has been completed on almost all of them. Interiors for smaller boats will be based either on the Type II or the S-Class subs, with appropriate modifications. For instance, there will be no radar, limited sonar, and hydrophones will be replaced by carbon microphones.

*UB-1 CLASS COASTAL SUB

Armament – 2x Bow TT, 2 Torpedoes, 1 8mm MG, Explosive Charges

*U-9 CLASS SUB

Armament – 2x Bow TT, 2x Stern TT, 6 Torpedoes, 1 8mm MG, Explosive Charges

*U-19 CLASS SUB

Armament – 2x Bow TT, 2x Stern TT, 6 Torpedoes, 1 88mm DG, Explosive Charges

* U-31 CLASS SUB

Armament – 2x Bow TT, 2x Stern TT, 6 Torpedoes, 1-2 88mm DG or 1 105mm DG, Explosive Charges

*U-93 CLASS SUB

Armament – 4x Bow TT, 2x Stern TT, 12 Torpedoes, 1-2 88mm DG or 1 105mm DG or 1 105mm DG + 1 88mm DG, Explosive Charges

*U-139 CLASS CRUISER SUB

Armament – 4x Bow TT, 2x Stern TT, 19 Torpedoes, 2 150mm DG, Explosive Charges







WIP pictures of U-9. At this point the bow still needed considerable work; however, the base unit turned out to be a fairly good fit. This class was technologically outdated early in the war, but still gave good service.








UB - Class submarine by Sledgehammer427.











Large "Cruiser" submarine by Sledgehammer427 and Keltos01.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:14 AM   #4
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GERMAN SURFACE UNITS: PART I

German battlecruiser "Moltke". Together with her sister "Goeben" she presented a major threat to British shipping at the outbreak of the war. Modern-day historians generally agree that she & the other German BC's were superior to their Royal Navy counterparts in terms of armor, underwater protection, & gunnery. These images show the model's parts together in Wings3d; the subcomponents will be imported individually.









German battleship "Helgoland". The "Helgoland" and her sisters mounted 12 12" guns in a distinctive diamond-shaped layout. They were easily identifiable due to their three funnels. Later battleships tended to have superfiring turrets instead of "wing" turrets, which reduced the available broadside. At "Jutland" several ships of this class destroyed HMS "Black Prince" during the night action after she blundered into the High Seas Fleet battle line. All four members of the class survived the war; "Ostfriesland" was destroyed off the US coast postwar as a target for land-based bombers.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:19 AM   #5
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Sounds like a lot of work...
Good luck with that project

But basically, this is an ATO mod, being that the Imperial Uboats operated in Atlantic/Mediterrenean only... and should be in the ATO forum, no...?
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:16 AM   #6
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BRITISH SURFACE UNITS: PART I

WIP of an "Orion" class battleship. This model is somewhat less detailed and some parts may be replaced prior to release. The hull was taken from SH3's "King George V" battleship.






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"Invincible" Class battlecruiser. This was one of the first models made for the project; it will be replaced with a more detailed version later.





Obj file for "HMS Cressy", one of three sister ships sunk by U-9 in one morning at the outbreak of the war.







Model of the "HMS Defence", sunk by German battlecruisers at Jutland in 1916.
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:21 PM   #8
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Default Good oh!!

this sounds interesting to say the least

and with my new PC finally up, I have the horsepower and space for a few more SH4 installs

mucha suerte con el proyecto (good luck with the project!)
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Good to see people still coming up with modding ideas for this old broad (SH4) still! I wish you luck with this mod.
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Very interesting idea, but looks like a huge amount of work will be needed to get this super-mod done. Good luck with your project!
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Good to see people still coming up with modding ideas for this old broad (SH4) still! I wish you luck with this mod.
Hey, she's a fine lady, the best there is LOL!!!!,
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Now this is looking really great

I hope that you go step by step and do not have a too ambitious schedule that ends up ruining the project. I have waited too long for such a project to see it now die due to overload

IABL, you can contact Horsa for some very nice models of german and british BBs, he can tell you who is the author and if permissions are required.

I am able to provide you with very interesting details about german torpedo shooting and tactics, as well as about how they constructed the firing solutions etc.

I'll try to put together a folder with material for you this week and send it.

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Sounds like a lot of work...
Good luck with that project

But basically, this is an ATO mod, being that the Imperial Uboats operated in Atlantic/Mediterrenean only... and should be in the ATO forum, no...?
Well, there's the potential for a PTO surface warfare component so it's sort of in the right place ... plus, this forum seems to have more traffic.

And thanks for the offer, Hitman.
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WIP pictures of a small British merchantman. It was created using the NKSQ from SH3. Hull text is symmetrical, so you won't see any backwards lettering. The damage model is being tested in a simple mission, with an American S Class sub standing in for the Germans. So far, so good...







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