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Old 04-25-2014, 12:31 PM   #61
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Default TDW's Generic File Patcher-Taking A Snapshot-Disabling Patches-Restoring A Snapshot

Last updated 16th April 2015

These Tutorial’s will show you how to do the following.


Tutorial 1. How to Take A Snapshot.

Tutorial 2. How to Disable the Generic File Patches.

Tutorial 3. How to Restore a Snapshot.


The Snapshot Folder comes in the Generic File Patcher (GFP) Download.

The Snapshot Folder is used to store taken Snapshots usually when changes have been made to the GFP and the decision is to have a new Snapshot record stored.

It is not essential to use this Snapshot Folder in its current position.

A Folder of any name and placed wherever you want to keep can be made.


Tutorial 1 Take Snapshot

1. Open the GFP so you can see all 9 Patchers.

2. There is no need to open any of the 9 Patchers with this Tutorial.

3. Go to the File Tab and Click on it. (Picture 1)

4. Select Take snapshot (Picture 1)

Picture 1


5. Find the Snapshot Folder if it does not automatically show it.

6. File Name is where you enter a description of your Saved Snapshot. (Picture 2)

7. Enter a File Name (Picture 2)

Picture 2


8. For this Tutorial I have used the File Name 16.04.2015 7.5.0. + RN (Picture 3)

9. I have used extra information that reminds me that I am using NewUI 7-5-0 version and Real Navigation. (Picture 3)

10. Enter the File Name and Press Save. (Picture 3)

Picture 3


11. The Saved gps File is confirmed. (Picture 4)

12. Press Ok to complete. (Picture 4)

Picture 4


13. Tutorial Completed.


Tutorial 2 Disabling Generic File Patches

1. Open the GFP so you can see all 9 Patchers.

2. There is no need to open any of the 9 Patchers with this Tutorial.

3. Go to the File Tab and click on it. (Picture 1)

4. Select Disable all patches (Picture 1)

Picture 1


5. The GFP is shown in the process of Disabling Patches (Picture 2)

Picture 2


6. When all the Patches have Disabled you will see this confirmation. (Picture 3)

7. Press OK to complete. (Picture 3)

Picture 3


8. Tutorial Completed


Tutorial 3 Restoring a Snapshot

1. Open the GFP so you can see all 9 Patchers.

2. There is no need to open any of the 9 Patchers with this Tutorial.

3. Go to the File Tab and click on it. (Picture 1)

4. Select Restore snapshot (Picture 1)

Picture 1


5. Find the Snapshot Folder if it does not automatically show it.

6. Double Click with the Mouse on the Snapshot you want to Restore. (Picture 2)

7. Or Press Open (Picture 2)

Picture 2


8. The GFP is shown in the process of Restoring all of the Patches (Picture 3)

Picture 3


9. When all the Patches have Restored you will see this confirmation. (Picture 4)

10. Press OK to complete. (Picture 4)

Picture 4


11. Tutorial Completed.

Other Generic File Patcher Posts

Post # 2 Installing TDW's Generic File Patcher

Post #3 How To Make Changes In TDW's Generic File Patcher And Run Administrator

Post #39 TDW Generic File Patcher Replacing My Old One With A New One!

Post #41 TDW's Generic File Patcher Changing The Map Colours

Post #56 TDW’s Generic File Patcher Illustrated Settings You Can Use in Yours

Courtesy acknowledgement to TheDarkWraith

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Default How Do I Know Which U-BOAT I Have?

Last updated 17th May 2014 9.32pm

7A has a rear torpedo tube on the above water line and a Net Cutter on the front.

7B has a Net Cutter on the front, but no rear tube above the waterline.

7C has no Net Cutter or above water torpedo tube.

7C/41 has a built in radar and a radar housing built into the conning tower, no net cutter or above water torpedo tube.


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Old 04-27-2014, 11:37 AM   #63
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Default Open Horizons II Campaign Dates <> Bases <> U-Boats

Last updated 21st April 2017



Campaign dates 31/08/39 - 09/05/45

Flotillas and dates

Objective dates dd/mm/yy

Coastal Waters 31/08/39 - 01/06/40
Flotilla 2nd
Bases - Memel (31-08-1939 to 01-09-1939) Kiel (02-09-1939 to 31-09-1939) Wilhelmshaven (01-10-1939 to 31-06-1940)
Stock boat issue - VIIA

Baltic Operations
31/08/39 - 05/09/39

Eastern British Coastal Waters
04/09/39 - 01/12/39

Breaking The Fortress
10/09/39 - 15/10/39

North Western Approaches
21/09/39 - 01/04/40

South Western Approaches
01/01/40 - 01/06/40

Operation Wesserubung
20/03/40 - 11/04/40

Happy Times 15/06/40 - 01/03/41
Flotilla 2nd
Bases - Wilhelmshaven (01-10-1939 to 31-06-1940) Lorient (01-07-1940 to 31-08-1944)
Stock boat issue - VIIB


Atlantic Air Gap
15/06/40 - 31/01/41

Western Approaches
01/10/40 - 01/02/41

Strategic Supplies
01/11/40 - 01/03/41

Mare Nostrum 15/03/41 - 01/12/41
Flotilla 23rd
Transfer from 2nd flotilla Kiel 15-03-1941 with new boat.
Bases - La Spezia (15-03-1941 to 31-05-1941) Salamis/Piraeus (01-06-1941 to 01-12-1941)
Stock boat issue - VIIC


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

Western Approaches 20/03/41 - 01/12/41
Flotilla 6th
Transfer from 2nd flotilla Kiel 20-03-1941 with new boat.
Bases - St Nazaire (05-04-1941 to 31-08-1944)
Stock boat issue - VIIC

British Supplies
20/03/41 - 01/12/41

Gibraltar Supply Route
20/03/41 - 01/12/41

Winston's Special
20/03/41 - 01/12/41

CENTRAL ATLANTIC SUPPLIES (was South Atlantic Supplies)
01/04/41 - 30/11/41

South Atlantic Convoys
01/04/41 - 01/12/41

Battle of the Mediterranean 15/12/41 - 01/09/42
Flotilla 29th
Bases - La Spezia (15-12-1941 to 01-05-1942) Toulon (01-05-1942 to 31-12-1942)
Stock boat issue - VIIC


Siege of Malta
15/12/41 - 01/08/42

Fortress Gibraltar
15/12/41 - 01/09/42

Rommel's Supplies
15/12/41 - 01/09/42

Raid on Malta
01/01/42 - 01/06/42

Eastern Fleet
01/01/42 - 01/09/42

Operation Pedestal
07/06/42 - 20/08/42

Operation Drumbeat 12/12/41 - 01/09/42
Flotilla 2nd
Bases - Lorient (12-12-1941 to 31-08-1944)
Stock boat issue - VIIC


U-Boat Blitz
12/12/41 - 01/02/42

Second Happy Time
12/12/41 - 01/08/42

Tanker Alley
01/03/42 - 01/09/42

Arctic Convoys 19/12/41 - 19/09/42
Flotilla 11th
Bases - Bergen (19-12-1941 to 19-09-1942)
Stock boat issue - VIIC

PQ/QP Convoys
19/12/41 - 16/06/42

Soviet Waters
19/12/41 - 01/07/42

Arctic Blockade
01/01/42 - 19/09/42

Arctic Convoys
01/02/42 - 01/09/42

JW/RA Convoys
01/05/42 - 19/09/42

Distant Waters 15/09/42 - 15/02/43
Flotilla 3rd
Transfer from 29th flotilla Toulon 15-09-1942
Bases - La Pallice (16-09-1941 to 31-08-1944)
Stock boat issue - VIIC


South America Supplies
15/09/42 - 31/12/42

Caribbean Oil
15/09/42 - 31/12/42

CapeTown Supplies
01/10/42 - 15/02/43

War in Distant Waters
01/11/42 - 15/02/43

The Black Pit 20/09/42 - 15/02/43
Flotilla 9th
Bases - Brest (20-09-1942 to 20-02-1943)
Stock boat issue - VIIC

The Triumph of the Wolfpack
20/09/42 - 17/12/42

The Gap Closers
01/10/42 - 15/02/43

The Torch
20/10/42 - 15/02/43

Brittish Supplies
01/12/42 - 15/02/43

Turning Point 01/03/43 - 15/06/44
Flotilla 9th
Transfer from Kiel 15-03-1943 with new boat.
Bases - La Pallice (16-09-1943 to 30-05-1944) Wilhelmshaven (31-05-1944 to 30-09-1944)
Stock boat issue - VIIC41


TW Spring 43
01/03/43 - 31/05/43

TW Summer 43
01/06/43 - 31/08/43

TW Autumn 43
01/09/43 - 30/11/43

TW Winter 43
01/12/43 - 39/02/44

TW Spring 44
01/03/44 - 15/06/44

Invasion Iminent
01/05/44 - 07/06/44

Monsun Gruppe 01/03/43 - 15/06/44
Flotilla 7th
Transfer from La Pallice 02-03-1943
Bases - Penang (03-03-1943 to 01-08-1943) Singapur (02-08-1943 to 01-05-1944)
Transfer to La Pallice 02-05-1944
Stock boat issue - VIIC41


Passage into The Rising Sun *
01/03/43 - 23/07/43

The Monsun Boats **
20/04/43 - 01/11/43
(requires * pass/fail to activate)

The Riches of India ***
01/07/43 - 20/04/44
(requires ** pass/fail to activate)

Australia Isolation ***
01/10/43 - 20/04/44
(requires ** pass/fail to activate)

Evacuation
01/03/44 - 15/06/44
(requires *** pass/fail to activate)

The Final Years 01/07/44 - 09/05/45
Flotilla 9th
Bases - Wilhelmshaven (01-07-1944 to 30-09-1944) Bergen (01-10-1944 to 09-05-1945)
Transfer to Loch Ryan (Scotland - Operation Deadlight) 09-05-1945
Stock boat issue - VIIC41


Tonnage War 44
01/07/44 - 31/12/44

The North Sea
01/09/44 - 09/05/45

Tonnage War 45
01/01/45 - 09/05/45

Urgent Message
05/05/45 - 09/05/45

Courtesy acknowledgement to Trevally

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Old 04-28-2014, 04:00 PM   #64
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Default Hello, I'm new here, & was wondering if you could help?

I know it's a dumb question, but how do you access the tutorials shown in your post? (I'm talking about the "step by step tutorials & how to do it" post).
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Hi Steve

No question is to dumb here its how we learn, ok!

Go to the ‘Tutorial’ you want.

Right click with your ‘Mouse’ to ‘Shade it.’

Copy and Paste it to a ‘Notepad’ or ‘Word Document’ on your own PC.
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Incredibly clear Thank you Berbster
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Thank you for your comment it is appreciated.

Good Hunting Peter
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Default How To Play Silent Hunter 5 Offline!

Last updated 3rd November 2015

Uplay is only needed in Online Mode if you are gaming with others.

To change the Uplay settings from Online to Offline.


Click on the 3 bars in Picture 1to open the menu.
Picture 1


Picture 2 shows the menu.
Picture 2


Click on Settings Picture 3 and the menu will open to show the Network Settings.
Ticking the box as seen in the picture will change the mode from Online to Offline.
Picture 3


Close Uplay as in Picture 4
Change is completed
Picture 4

When you next see Uplay it will now continue in Offline mode.

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Default How to Use The Free Registry Cleaner Ccleaner

Last updated 4th June 2016

When un-installing Silent Hunter 5 to make a fresh installation it is essential that you use a > Registry Cleaner as part of the process.

Ccleaner is free and is a very good tool for keeping you PC in good shape.
Use the > Analyze button every day before you shut your PC/Laptop down.
The > Registry Cleaner is one of > Ccleaner’s tools that can be used as and when required.
Download link to > Ccleaner.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
This is a very simple installation, very easy to use.

When the download has completed locate the file > ccsetup???
This maybe in your > Downloads folder?
Open the > Application and select > Run.
Follow the > Wizard’s simple instructions.
There are > 2 buttons > Analyze and > Run Cleaner which when used will clear out any of your un-essentials.
On the left side of > Ccleaner shows the > Registry Cleaner.
Click on it.
Select > Scan for Issues
Select > Fix Selected Issues.
Do you want to backup changes to the Registry?
No.
Select > Fix All Selected Issues.
Close.
Exit.

You will be notified when Updates are available.
It will take you to the > Piriform website as they want you to buy the Support Version.

Just > Exit out of it.
When you see a new update notification just Google > Filehippo or save the Ccleaner http from the link.
Always > Exit Ccleaner before you install a new update.
Download the new updated free version as before.
Repeat this > Tutorial.

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Default What You Can Do When You Finish Your Mission Early In SH5

Last updated 3rd November 2015

You have completed the mission early and you do not have a new mission to go to.


Look for the U-Boat icon on your Navigation Map as your base may have changed while you have been out on Patrol.

You need to go to your U-Boat base and End the Patrol.

Use the Esc key and make a Manual save.
Load the new Manual save.

Check for equipment upgrades etc.

Go the Flotilla Leader.
Request the same mission again.
Exit the map

Go to the Flotilla Leader again.
Let’s start the new patrol.

You will now see that you have a new patrol grid objective to complete.
Or may be you will be sent on a special mission.

You will notice each time you end the patrol you will be able to distribute your earned Bonus Points to your crew.

Your previous Patrol records are kept and can be viewed in the Captain’s Log (Hat) at any time.

Your Tonnage Bar will still show your previous activity as you left it.

End the Patrol each time you have to return to your base to re-supply.

Just repeat the above procedures again.

Reffiting without ending the Patrol causes the data files to become larger and can lead to problems developing each time you refit so only use once in any one patrol.

When you End the Patrol you start again with a new Autosave In Base save.
Use the Esc key and then make a Manual save and then use this new Manual save to load the game.



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...HOW TO INSTALL TDW’s GENERIC FILE PATCHER CORRECTLY...

1. Cameramanager.act ...

122.
Closes the ‘Patcher.’
Only 122 steps, so easy. SH5 rocks
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Yes Capt. that's what step by step is all about.

You can see why it can be a struggle if you do not how, especially for a newbie or someone coming into SH5.

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Default Run Both SH5.exe And Ubisoft Game Launcher Application's As Administrator's

Last updated 23rd January 2017
Run Both SH5.exe And Ubisoft Game Launcher Application's As Administrator's

SH5.exe Application
Look for the SH5 .exe Application icon Picture 1 in the Main SH5 Game folder.

Highlight the SH5.exe icon without starting the game.
Right click with your mouse on it and select Properties.
Click on the Compatibility Tab.
Go to the Privilege Level.
Click in the box > Run this program as an Administrator.
Click on Apply.
Click on Ok.

Picture 1 > SH5 .exe Application Icon


Picture 2 > Right click on the Sh5iexe icon again and select Pin to Taskbar.


You can now load the game from your Taskbar.

Changing The Ubisoft Game Launcher To Run As An Administrator

Picture 3 > Go to C:\Program Files (x86) Directory.


Picture 4 > Open the Ubisoft folder.


Picture 5 >
Open the Game Launcher folder.


Picture 6 > Highlight and right click with your mouse to open the UbisoftGameLauncher Application.


Picture 7 > Open Properties.


Picture 8 >
Select the Compatibility Tab


Picture 9 >
Tick the Box “Run this program as an administrator.


Picture 10 >
Press Ok to accept the change.


Picture 11 >
Exit.


You now know how to change applications to run as Administrator's
Now do the same for the following Applications if you have them.
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TDW's Generic File Patcher
TDW's Options File Editor Viewer


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...You can see why it can be a struggle if you do not how, especially for a newbie or someone coming into SH5...
Absolutely. And I imagine it's no less of a struggle to keep on top of all the mods needed to make this game work - and then to explain them to us
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Hi Capt.

Yes your right, especially with Sober as he will frequently update more than 1 mod list within a few hours or a day later, so he keeps me on my toes.

Don't forget also the modders put in countless hours that unlike mine you can't see.

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