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Kpt. Lehmann 12-16-2006 11:14 AM

GWX (Grey Wolves eXpansion Mod)

Please note, all previous GWX release links have been shunted to post # 2 below. Links on post # 2 are not guaranteed to be functional.

On behalf of the entire GWX Mod Team, I am pleased to announce our 'Gold' release...

GWX version 3.0!!!

The primary objective of this release has been to consolidate all official GWX files and fixes released to date for SH3.

Before this release, for a full and correct GWX installation, you had to first download GWX 2.0, then download GWX 2.1, and finally download the fixes released by bigboywooly on top of it all.

Now before getting all upset that we haven't jam-packed it with tons of new features this time... we have added a few important changes. (Watching you all speculate over the last weeks... its been hard to keep silent.)


First and foremost... something I consider to be a MAJOR breakthrough in SH3 environmental work. The environmental files for the GWX 16 kilometer atmosphere mod have been overhauled with the critical assistance of Subsim forum member "Onelifecrisis." Most of you are familiar with his previous releases adjusting the Sh3 environmental files, and his user interface modifications. OLC was the first that I am aware of to definitively remove the obnoxious horizon defect in currently available 16 km environments... In GWX 3.0 we have blended elements of our own work that we wanted to retain... with his awesome work.

In my opinion, we've gotten the best of both worlds.

HOWEVER! What you may not be aware of is that he has largely REMOVED THE POLYGON effect from the waves present in ALL other environmental mods for SH3 currently available...

AFTER OLC's modification with GWX 3.0! REDUCED POLYGON EFFECT with certain light angles... giving us water that is far closer to SH4 than any other arrangement currently available for SH3.

Additionally, (with the control-room only) when you dive or ascend, the interior angle view changes to match the angle of ascent or decent! Special thanks to Anvart and Vickers03.

I hope you will understand that our crew is very tired... and being Christmas Eve... it is time for family, friends, and a bit of quiet peace.

Please be patient with us as we upload the GWX 3.0 files to more locations and media types for further availability over the coming days. We know the website must be updated. ;) Just give us a few days to do what we know we need to do.

Guys, please do not expect rapid or consistent user support on Christmas Day.

GWX 3.0 TOTALLY replaces all previous GWX builds which are no longer supported.

GWX 3.0 MUST be installed over a fresh-clean installation of SH3 patched to version 1.4b.

GWX 3.0 MAY NOT be installed over previous versions of GWX.

Merry Christmas Grey Wolves!!!

At Filefront:
Special Thanks to Privateer, Bigboywooly, Jimbuna, Penelope_Grey, and Wreford-Brown for hosting the initial links at FileFront. (Thanks to problems AT FileFront... all of those original links are now dead... even Privateer's first link which saw more than 6500 downloads alone!)

I've re-uploaded one set there and more will be added later:

Via Torrent:
Special Thanks to Jimbuna.;12764641;/fileinfo.html

For SH3 Commander users:
PLEASE ENSURE that you run SH3 Commander WITHOUT the 'Sabotage and Malfunctions' option enabled.

SH3 Commander Cfg Files can be found on the following thread:
Special thanks to VikingGrandad!
Read directions very carefully

Visit this thread again as this post will be further updated as time permits me. (Installation instructions and special mentions... will be posted here.)

Minor updates/corrections/eratta:

For those wishing to use the optional mods - "GWX - Alternative Flotillas" and "GWX - English Nav Map and Grid Refs" the following files have been updated:

The original GWX 3.0 release thread can be found here:

It has come to our attention in the last couple of days that there was a travelling light error in some of the terms....this has now been rectified and there are JSGME compatable links for the GWX supermod from Mediafire and the SubSim downloads section below:

From the readme:


It appears there has been a small oversight in some of the turms in GWX.
There were those that were showing two green instead of the intended one green
and one red.
Thanks to my good friend and GWX Techno Mage Privateer, this problem has now been
On behalf of The Grey Wolves I offer sincerest apologies but no offer of any monetary refunds.
This fix can be activated via JSGME.



Kpt. Lehmann 12-16-2006 11:15 AM

Reserved for GWX Dev team usage

GWX 2.0 Installation instructions:

1. Create a fresh/brand new installation of SH3 patched to version 1.4b
2. Go into your "My Documents" and delete the "SH3" folder you find there. Old Silent Hunter III careers will not be compatible with GWX 2.0
3. Create a new folder on your desktop and label it "GWX 2.0"
4. Download the "GWX2.exe file and all seven .bin files to the folder you just created on your desktop.
5. It is recommended that you burn these files to CD's or a DVD for safe-keeping
6. Double click the GWX2.exe file and follow the directions that appear.

Users can verify GWX 2.0 file integrity with the following MD5 hash if they so choose:

D1FF0D6BFD651E869E323D393B1D5B1E GWX2.EXE
7B14767E3FD8DD9866D902D6CB4B69FE GWX2-1.BIN
2718CAD3259B5A43DF03AA88DEAB402B GWX2-2.BIN
AB9AF05BD89263A018F383EDA589DE90 GWX2-3.BIN
0FFDB16F197E159E61651DB5D805529A GWX2-4.BIN
753D95679C46DF2C54AF7E93B0CCB6EB GWX2-5.BIN
AB5D09575688802B08156CE1C24C6C88 GWX2-6.BIN
5BF3E05A81D0E4E09F331090FD3C4C7B GWX2-7.BIN

Windows Vista users... please refer to the GWX online manual available for download here BEFORE installing GWX 2.0.

The GWX 2.1 Manual may also be found as a separate download via our web domain.

Special thanks to Pablo for the countless hours spent creating "Das Buch!" Please note that the most current version of the GWX manual will be available from the GWX website. It will be considered a 'living manual' even after release. Pablo aims to make it as perfect as possible.

Notice to Grey Wolves Expansion users:
Use of 'unofficial' add-ons for The Grey Wolves Expansion are not supported by the GWX development team and their use is NOT RECOMMENDED for the inexperienced or casual user. The Grey Wolves development team cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects caused by the subsequent modification of any files made by other modders.

We reserve the right to notify GWX users of any additional mod that breaks GWX features as part of the user support we offer, as well as to recommend a course of action to correct matters for the user.

Secondarily, we cannot be expected to fix 'unofficial' mods placed on top of GWX.

GWX update to version 2.1 build primary thread.

You can also view the (pre-release) thread below for necessary fixes and discussion regarding the 2.1 update.

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GWX 1.0 Video Trailer

Spanish Translation Files (Special Thanks to 24th Flotilla translation team)

Italian Translation Files (Special thanks to Seicolpi)

MD5Mate MD5 hash compare tool available at:

Official GWX DVD case cover by JCWolf:

DVD case cover and CD Case prints by danlisa:

Rotor 12-16-2006 11:16 AM


_Seth_ 12-16-2006 11:18 AM


Camaero 12-16-2006 11:20 AM

Thanks team. I am off to play. You may not ever hear from me again!:rock:

(By the way, I stayed up all night for this. :lol: )

Phoenix3000 12-16-2006 11:21 AM


I'm downloading it now - definitely looking forward to this!

Congratulations on all the work you guys have put into this - from the new manual alone I can see it's something worth waiting for!

Cheers!!! :up:


NeonSamurai 12-16-2006 11:25 AM

Congrats to all the Grey Wolves team for their hard work and getting it done. :up: Im sure all your work will be worth it :)

The Noob 12-16-2006 11:28 AM

W00t!!! W0000t!!! Thanx!!! Lololol!
OMG!!! W00T!!! w00t w00t!!!!


THANK YOU VERY MUCH EVERY1!!!!111oneoneone!!!eleven!!1

Thats just great! *Burns his socks*


Rock my Ass, GWX!!1 :lol:

AVGWarhawk 12-16-2006 11:29 AM

Thank you to all involved from conception, creation, testing, execution! You are all awesome!

LeafsFan 12-16-2006 11:29 AM

Thamks in advance!!


les green01 12-16-2006 11:29 AM

downloading now

Rose 12-16-2006 11:31 AM


Cpt. Stewker 12-16-2006 11:32 AM

one word....


Samwolf 12-16-2006 11:33 AM

12 1/2 hours to download part 1. Time to go watch the Directors cut of Das Boot a couple of times.

Thanks for all the hardwork and hardaches you guys have gone through.

Dimitrius07 12-16-2006 11:34 AM

Greate news!!! Thank you !!!! :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:

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