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Old 11-09-2019, 06:51 PM   #1
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Announcing 9th November, 2019
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== ^ Download Link ^ == Note: This mod is for "Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific" v1.5 only - with Uboat Missions Add-on
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ATTENTION: If you need help troubleshooting an issue - POST IT IN THIS THREAD - if you have a potential "bug" to report - POST IT IN THIS THREAD - We want to keep all FotRSU information together for other user's future reference. In all cases, it is required that you supply more information than just "... and then it CTD'd..." Your post may very well be ignored otherwise. We shouldn't have to ask twenty questions across multiple posts, besides the fact that we are old folk, and forget where other posts are, or who started them... You should supply your computer information, such as cpu, gpu, RAM, hard drive(s) and free space, whether you emptied the old Save folder, your OS, whether 32-bit or 64-bit and where the game you have modded is installed. We also need what mods are activated (use the JSGME "Export activated mods list to..."). As for a potential bug, besides the previously mentioned, we also need the date of the occurrence and the location - the more accurate, the better - THIS IS IMPORTANT - it is also nice to know what submarine you are in, the date you sailed, where did you sail from, what were your orders and what are the surrounding circumstances... The more information you supply, the better. Without it, the task of finding what you consider as an issue is much more difficult. Pictures and / or video are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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| We must give a special shout-out and thanks to Onkel Neal and Sailor Steve for their
| help in getting all of this set-up, and making certain that the mod is listed in the
| correct Downloads section, not that we're pointing fingers at anybody - propbeanie!
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After downloading the mod, the only tool needed is an archive program, and it is recommended that you use 7Zip to extract the mod's 7z file. After 7zip is installed on your computer, you will be able to put the mod in your MODS folder, right-click the 7z file, and choose "7-zip --->" from the Context Menu, and then choose "Extract Here", which will result in a proper mod folder structure. If you instead use the Windows archive tool, you would right-click on the 7z file, and choose "Unextract here", and you should then have a proper file structure. If you are using Windows XP, you most likely will need to use 7-zip. In any case, make certain that your folder structure is correct, in that you have a "D:\Games \SH4 \ MODS \ 100 FalloftheRisingSun Ultimate Edition v1.x.x.x \Data" folder structure, where "D" equals your hard Drive, "Games" is a folder of your making, "SH4" is your game folder, whatever you name it, and "MODS" is a folder either you or JSGME creates. If you want / need a set of smaller download files, let us know, and we'll post a set for you. Otherwise, be aware that this is a 1.6GB download file. After the extraction, the other tools needed are in the game's 'root' folder (JSGME, LAA, and MultiSH4).

Please read the pdf documentation in the Support folder. There is a "01_FotRSU_Support_TOC.bat" file in the 'root' folder of the mod / game (after activation) that will start the "01_FotRSU_TableOfContents.pdf" file, which contains a list of pdf support info, some of which is very verbose and boring to some, but useful to others... There are ReadMe files that attempt to give justice for the incredible work done by the team and others, also found in the mod Support folders. Be sure and explore the folders below the Support folder for other interesting information and help.

Computer recommendation:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo dual-core cpu
  • 4 Gig of RAM (Random Access Memory)
  • Mid-grade PCIe video card with 512MB of onboard RAM
  • 10 Gig of free hard drive space on the install drive for both the game and the mod
  • Sufficient hard drive space for a good Windows swap file, preferably on a 2nd hard drive
There are folks running this mod set on lesser computers, of course, and onboard video cards on laptops do seem to function, but usually at lower settings. This will also run on a single-core machine, but the faster the cpu, the better. The more RAM, the better. If you get a lot of stuttering while trying to play the game with the mod enabled, first check your LAA setting on the SH4.exe file. A rather common mistake with the use of LAA is to not check the write-enable status of the SH4.exe file's attributes. Be certain that the "Read-only" attribute is cleared. The next step would be to lower the eye-candy settings in the game's Options menu, Graphic Settings, such that the level of detail is lower. Make certain the game's resolution for the display matches the Windows setting, which should match your display's 'native' setting.
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Installation pointers:
  1. You will initially only need an 'archive' program, such as 7Zip or WinRar, or the Windows "UnExtract" utility in File Explorer, to extract the mod's 7zip file. After that, the other utilities will be in the mod's folder structure (see below).
  2. Be sure the folder structure for the mod is correct, such that you have something similar to "C:\Games \Silent Hunter 4 \MODS \100_FalloftheRisingSunUltimate... \Data" - if you do not, it will not activate correctly. The most common error is having two "100_FalloftheRisingSunUltimate..." folders, one inside the other.
  3. When you attempt to activate FotRSU v1.0.1.g the only safe way to proceed unfortunately, is to not use previous Saved games. Delete the Save folder. The game will re-create that when next starting. This also ensures that all of the mod's files are properly copied over to the new Save folder (generally "C:\Users \UserName \Documents \SH4"), which should result in a proper activation of the mod on top of SH4.
  4. Also, please ensure that your base SH4 files are absolutely stock. Reinstalling from scratch is the gold standard here. Uninstall, completely delete your SH4 Wolves of the Pacific folder and everything in it, then reinstall SH4. The use of a back-up archive, so long as it is truly clean, an absolute Stock set, works fine for this.
  5. Do not use the default path that the Ubisoft installer gives you, which is "C:\Program Files..." - you want to alter that install path to NOT be in a Program Files folder. Name a folder yourself, or delete the "\Program Files..." portion from the intended install path, such that you then have "C:\Ubisoft..." instead.
  6. It is highly recommended that you use JSGME to activate the mod
  7. Be certain to activate Large Address Aware.exe (LAA) on the SH4.exe file - and do it properly. The FotRSU mod, applied on top of the game, is quite large in the computer's RAM, and the use of a LAA utility is a necessity.
  8. After you start the game the first time with FotRSU enabled, you will have to use the "Options" menu to set your screen resolution and other options to the settings you desire, exit the game, and then re-start it again for those choices to be enabled.

Files and instructions for the utilities are found in the mod's Support folder after extraction, in sub-folders. JSGME and MultiSH4 are also included, also with instructions, found in sub-folders off the Support folder. Activating the mod will put Large Address Aware, JSGME and MultiSH4 into your Silent Hunter Wolves of the Pacific (whatever you've named it) install directory.
  • Run Large Address Aware, choosing SH4.exe as the "target" file you want to be made Large Address Aware.
  • More detailed instructions can be found by activating the "01_FotRSU_Support_TOC.bat" file in the game's "root" directory
  • Or by double-clicking the "01_FotRSU_TableOfContents.pdf" file in the Support folder, and then using the list in that to choose a pdf to read.

Whew! That's all for now folks! Lots of new stuff in the mod to check-out! Have fun with it, and if you have issues, let us know ASAP (As Soon As Possible). We like pictures or video of what happens in your game, but we really desire the detailed information, as much as possible, such as the OS you use, the type of computer, how much RAM, etc., but also the type of submarine you are using, where you sailed from, the date of the incident you encounter, and the circumstances surrounding is, such as "Balao boat from Pearl, June 17th, 1944 off the the coast of Honshu near Yokohama, approaching convoy, and a small escort is levitating six feet above the water, using laser-guided missiles to sweep the sea of all opposition"... We would know which files to look in then. Thank you!
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History:
Fitzcarraldo, XTBilly, Bleiente, cdsubron7 (okay, you're drafted with the right to opt out!) and Rockin Robbins announce the foolhardy project to 1) Save FOTRS, 2) bringing all three versions home to Subsim where they will be preserved, and the foolhardy part 3) to consolidate the best features of 1.2 and 1.3, which are for SH4UBM and FOTRS 2.0, written for SH4 v1.4, into a single FOTRS Ultimate mod for SH4UBM, since close to 100% of people are playing that 1.5 version.

Propbeanie has volunteered as a guinea pig, but in this organization, we don't like guinea pigs, we use crash test dummies! Propbeanie, you're our first. Thanks for volunteering for the punishment.

I'm in the middle of the first part of the project, importing and protecting the three versions of FOTRS directly in the Subsim downloads section. I have FOTRS 1.2 uploaded now but not linked to the downloads section. 1.3 and 2.0 will follow. I expect that to take a couple of days as uploading is very, very slow.

Then we'll talk about how to proceed. So far the sketchy and overly-optimistic plan is to take v1.3 as a base, add Vickers interiors from 1.2, fix the sound problems, then take the extra ships from 2.0 and sound effects plus whatever else looks really great and add it to 1.3 to produce FOTRS Ultimate. The aim is that as far as possible, what comes out will remain the work of AOTD_MadMax and we will add as little of our own work as we can. This will still be an AOTD_MadMax mod when we're done.

If you can help please feel free to join the thread. I'm no Hitman, CapnScurvy, iambecomelife or Kpt. Lehmann, but we'll have to make do. We''ll do it by surrounding me with better modders than I am.

Onward! Into the fog!
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The FotRSU Mod Team
We would like to dedicate this mod to Florida Sailor and to aanker, both of whom were invaluable to our team's efforts, and both of whom we lost much too early during this past year. We still have a couple of add-in mods of aankers that we have to adapt to FotRSU.

"Let me square the yards, while we may, old man, and make a fair wind of it homeward."



Top graphic is a re-worked AOTD_MadMax image. The USS Sea Devil surfacing is courtesy of cdrsubron7, and is the splash screen for FotRSU. Last image of the S-Boat sailing into the sunset is courtesy max-peck.
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What This Mod Is and Does:
This mod is untested on any other super-mod, and may CTD your game if other mods are applied in conjunction with Fall of the Rising Sun Ultimate Edition. It is recommended you only use other mods “certified” as compatible by the FotRSU team. The player uses "un-authorized" mods at their own risk. Do such may result in undesired effect(s), even if no CTDs are encountered. If you have an add-in mod you would like to see converted, let the Team know, and arrangements will be attempted.

The idea behind the mod was to use AOTD_MadMax’s vision and mod packs to build as immersive of a mod as is possible with the Silent Hunter 4 game. There are restrictions to doing such, involving our skill-levels of modding, but also issues with the game itself. There are some aspects of the game that do not take to modding, and actually will degrade the intent of what we were after, and as such, have been left as-is, or put back to Stock standards. What we have done is include almost all of the ships found in the “Fall of the Rising Sun” series of mods, and added others. You will find one of the largest libraries of Land units, Air units, Submarine units, and especially Sea units in any of the Silent Hunter series mods. It has been intended that they all work as a cohesive whole, and to this end have all been adjusted for the FotRSU environment and the other aspects of the game.

In line with these changes, the Campaign files used in the game have been extensively altered, mostly to comply with the new "calls" for the new ships added. You will find somewhat “historical” assignments for your first missions from Manila and Pearl Harbor. Since it is realized that a lot of the submarines’ early assignments were to “dead” areas with little to no enemy traffic, the player is offered multiple missions in these assignments and moved about, similarly to what happened in “real life” with re-assignments enroute. The player is given renown point awards for following the orders and doing the assigned Objectives. While some of these first missions might bore you to tears and be long in time length, you will find that you will get close to what happened to the real skippers: “Days of shear boredom, followed by hours of shear terror.”
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Known Issues:
These may or may not be fixable:
1. The "S" Boats will take on any torpedo the game offers. You will not see them offered in the system management Torpedo screen, but if you come back into port and End Patrol without re-fitting first, you most likely will end up with Mark 14 torpedoes in the empty Mark 10 stores. The work-around is to re-fit first, and if necessary, reload the tubes and then re-fit again to fill your boat's stores, then End Patrol. If you forget to do that, or would rather do it the other way anyway, just End Patrol, and when you next get ready to go out on patrol, just remember to visit the Torpedo page when in the Captain's Office, and drag the Mark 14 torpedoes out of your sub, and drop them in the section to the left on the torpedo screen. Then drag the Mark 10 torpedo in the left section into the empty spots. The "new" Mark 10 torpedoes do not cost you any renown.
2. The SJ radar is squirrelly - kind of like Eichhörnchen... - but anyway, if you are at any given station on the boat, and you use the keyboard short-cuts to turn the radar on, and turn it to continuous (don't forget, there is an updated "SH4_Q-Ref_Card_Back.jpg" and "SH4_Q-Ref_Card_Front.jpg" in the game's 'root' folder), and if you then exit that station and go elsewhere on the boat, your SJ will most likely now be on "Focused" instead of continuous sweep... If you are at the radar station, and turn it to "continuous", you can go to the NavMap and use it to make your targeting marks, but if you go elsewhere, the SJ radar goes back to "Focused". Also, the SD was made to be user controlled for On / Off, and no longer raises and lowers as in some of the past versions, or in other mods. This was so that the player could turn it off when coming close to friendly areas, or if desiring some "stealth" when the IJN acquires radar detectors. We will gladly borrow from another mod (in an appropriate manner, of course ), if anyone knows of one that the SJ functions correctly once the "continuous sweep" is turned on...
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We have added the Chinese nation to the roster files. This new nation has both Air & Seaborne assets.

New land units have been added; these include the following:
> Australian Large Air Bases, Normal Air Bases & Small Air Bases.
> Chinese Large Air Bases, Normal Air Bases & Small Air Bases.
> Japanese AA Defence Platforms with functional AA guns
> Russian Small Air Bases
> A clone of the Stock AA Platform, without guns, so that ships and planes have a docile target to shoot at during "invasions" (forthcoming Lifeguard Duty).

New Sea units have been added; these include the following:
> American
- AI Fleetboat Submarine
- AI Fleetboat Submarine [Static]
- AI S-Class Submarine [Static]
- Heavy Cruiser Salt Lake City Class
- Destroyer Robert H.Smith Class
- Assault Landing Craft
- Battleship Missouri Class
- US River Gunboat Panay Class
- Submarine chaser PC-461 Class
> Australian
- HMAS Groves [Bathurst]
- Assault Landing Craft
>British
- Assault Landing Craft
> Chinese
- Gunboat Luzon Class
- Gunboat Panay Class
>German
- AI Type IX D2 U-Boat
> Japanese
- Auxiliary Cruiser Aikoku Class
- Heavy Cruiser Aoba Class
- Heavy Cruiser Mogami (Late War) Class
- Light Cruiser Katori Class
- Light Cruiser ASW Katori Class
- Light Cruiser Tenryu Class
- Fleet Carrier Hiyo Class
- Fleet Carrier Unryu Class
- Destroyer Escort Kisaragi Class
- Submarine Tender Jingei Class
- Parker's Tincan . . . . . . ; not called in the campaign Used in training
- Parker's Tincan II . . . . .; not called in the campaign Used in training
- Patrol Boat 102 . . . . . . ; Rarely called in the campaign
- Shinshu Maru Landing Ship
- Armed Daihatsu 25mm
- Armed Daihatsu 37mm
- Battleship Yamashiro Class
- Heavy Cruiser Haguro Class
- Daihatsu Landing Craft
- Light Cruiser Nagara Class-Isuzu
- Seaplane Tender Yoshino Class
- Destroyer Menaki Class
- Destroyer Escort Tachibana Class
- Ada Maru Old Freighter
- Aden Maru Passenger-Cargo Merchant
- Ansyu Maru Auxiliary Transport
- AI Type A1 Submarine
- AI Type AM Submarine
- AI Type C3 Submarine
- AI Jyunsen Type B Submarine
- AI Jyunsen Type 1 Submarine
- AI Kaidai Type IV Submarine
- AI Ko-Hyoteki Midget Submarine
- AI Sentaka-Dai Type Fast Submarine
- AI Sen-Toku I Carrier Submarine
- Light Carrier Ryuho Class
- Seaplane Tender Nisshin Class
> Netherlands
-Submarine chaser P01 Class
> Red Cross
- Hikawa Hospital Ship
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New Air units have been added; these include the following:
> American
- Fighter Grumman Martlet AL246
- Heavy-bomber Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress
- Heavy-bomber Consolidated B-24H Liberator
- Patrol-bomber Lockheed PV2 Harpoon
- ASW Patrol Vought OS2U Kingfisher
- Floatplane Consolidated PBY Catalina
- Fighter Grumman F6F Hellcat
- Medium-Bomber B-25 Mitchell
- Fighter Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
- Fighter Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk
- Dive Bomber US Army A-24 Banshee
- B-17 combat boxes from Kendras . . . . . ; Late war
> Australian
- Fighter Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIE
- Patrol-bomber Lockheed PV1 Ventura
- Fighter Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk
> British
- Torpedo-bomber Bristol Beaufort
- Heavy-bomber Handley Page Halifax Mk III
- Light-bomber Lockheed Hudson Mk 3
- Heavy-bomber Handley Page Halifax Mk VI
- Medium-bomber Vickers Wellington GR Mk XI/XIV
- Medium-bomber A.W Whitley Mk V
- Scout Plane Vought OS2U2 Kingfisher
- Fighter Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk
> Chinese
- Fighter Curtiss P-40 Flying Tiger
> Japanese
- Mitsubishi G4M Betty with MXY-7 Ohka
- Dive-Bomber Mitsubishi G4M Betty
- Zero Kamikaze Bomber
- Fighter-bomber Floatplane A6M2-N
- Aichi Floatplane E13A Jake
> Netherlands
- Light-bomber Lockheed Hudson Mk 3
- Floatplane Consolidated PBY Catalina
> Russian
- Fighter Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk

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What’s also been included:
• Active AI Torpedo’s from warships & Submarines (CapnScurvy & s7rikeback) *see note
• Merchant Shipping now in their finest Razzle Dazzle (max-peck)
• New Flags graphics, plus new roundels. (s7rikeback)
• Multiple texture corrections (various)
• Thousands of data edits on unit .eqp & .sns files… (various)
• Various sound corrections… (CapnScurvy & propbeanie)
• Radar… (CapnScurvy)
• Submarine Batteries… (CapnScurvy)
• Equipment upgrades… (CapnScurvy & s7rikeback)

*Note: The AI Torpedo idea has been hashed around by the likes of DarkFish, jhapprich, Sergbuto, and polyfiller, among others, with all ideas combined by CapnScurvy and s7rikeback to make a fully-functional "device". The "range" of the launch is shortened in FotRSU, both of necessity for accuracy, but also to minimize the complete annihilation of all vessels afloat and submerged...
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This mod was originally created by AOTD_MadMax and his team, and is based upon Ducimus' widely popular TMO v1.7 mod. Of note is this small quote from the original FOTRS ReadMe file:
In addition we would like to note, that “Fall of the Rising Sun” is just a modpack and not a mod for itself. That means, that “FOTRS” is a bundle of many already existing modifications. The copyright of each modification belongs to its developer. We just have modified and supplemented these modifications with our ideas...
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Be sure and read their full ReadMe file in the "Support / FOTRS Original" folder of the FotRSU mod.

Also Included in FotRSU, are newer works from:
* NCO_Bathurst – the_Frog
* P-40 Warhawk & Variants – Testpilot1978, edits by s7rikeback
* NPT_Schnellboat – Sergbuto
* Original NMMO Mod – Nbjackso (re-worked by CapnScurvy) = See his ReadMe for his contributor list
* F6F Hellcat - Alx Novoros and the KSD II Team at http://brat01.mybb.by/
* B-25 Mitchell – HanSolo78
* CVE_Ryuho – miner1436
* Aichi E13A "Jake" – ZUIKAKU1944
* CL Isuzu, Nagara Class – noshiro
* CL Katori - ZUIKAKU1944
* DaihatsuLandingCraft (3 versions) – ZUIKAKU1944
* Shinshu Maru IJN Attack Transport – ZUIKAKU1944
* Ada, Aden & Ansyu Marus - Hitman
* All those deadly IJN subs you’ll encounter – keltos01 and his team, especially Peabody
* Aleutian Patrols – cgrimes, in the Quick Patrols section of the game
* Single Missions – cdrsubron7, in the Single Missions section of the game
* Large Life Boat – a combination of Privateer’s and Webster’s mods - Edited for FotRSU (CapnScurvy)
* Webster’s Life Rafts – Webster Edited for FotRSU (CapnScurvy)
* Japanese seaplane tender Nisshin for SH4 – JapLance
* Heavy Cruiser Tone for SH4 – JapLance
* NPC_461 – Originally built by the_Frog, and converted to SH4 by AOTD_MadMax, edited for conformity by s7rikeback
* B-17s Over Europe from Kendras, adapted to B-17s Over the Pacific (s7rikeback)
We must make special mention of CapnScurvy and the combining of his Day of Infamy mod into the FotRSU mod. We must also specially thank keltos01 for the use of his Japanese submarines, which were adapted to AI by s7rikeback and CapnScurvy. propbeanie would also like to mention "Thanks" to CC Price for his invaluable donation of an nVidia GTX 560 Ti video card, which helped inmeasurably in helping complete this mod. If you see an over-sight for a proper thank you from us, please let us know so that we can correct it. If you see something used improperly, please let us know so that we can correct it. Again, thank you!

See Fall of the rising Sun for SH4 V1.5 for info on the original FOTRS

Small disclaimer: We liberally thieved from all modders, their ideas and work, that came before us, some of whom are not named here, but should be. If you notice any omission, big or small, please let us know so that the situation may be rectified. Thank you.
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Now, there are definitely pieces and “thanks” we missed here, so please forgive us our errors, and point any out to us for inclusion in the next ReadMe file. This file is still a work-in-progress version, but we’re getting close! Now, for the team:
Rockin Robbins – Leader of the cauldron and holder of the brew stick…
CapnScurvy – Master of the mod. The wizard of all aspects. Most of what you encounter in the game has “CapnScurvy was here” written on its bulkhead… He has tweaked more game assets into submission than any three other modders (this ain’t no fish story neither). Just what you “see” in the mod is stunning, but most of the “tools” and the sounds have CapnScurvy written on them as well. We’d have to do a separate file to credit him with all of his “Day of Infamy” work included here.
s7rikeback – The journeyman-modder who is an expert at his craft. Taught by the best, he is a quick learner, and already a veteran. He also has his “Kilroy was here” (Mr. Chad) avatar on the bulkheads… tic
cdrsubron7 – The mage of the Single Mission. A lot of the Single Missions you see in the game are courtesy of him, as are a lot of campaign ideas and edits. He has also done a Quick Patrol, and is able to find a problem in the game inside of a day, and this is after CapnScurvy and propbeanie have done three weeks of testing and finding nothing wrong… simply amazing. More mayhem is planned!
max-peck – Most of the dazzle schemes you see on the merchants in the game are courtesy of max-peck and his touch at the controls in PhotoShop.
propbeanie – Worker of wonders in the campaign files, and able to bring a CTD inside of 12 seconds, or with only one mouse button click. He is responsible for making, and then finding typos in the Flotillas upc file more than once…
XTBilly – Did some initial work on a sinking model for FotRSU, as well as initial conversions of FotRS v2 to SH4 v1.5 standards, and then life got ~really~ mean to him and his family. Just now getting back on his feet. Say “Hey!” (“Hello!”) to Billy!
Then we have the best “consultants” a team could have. These people are full-fledged team members, entitled to the privilege of bearing of equal blame for any malfunctions the Fall of the Rising Sun Ultimate Edition should exhibit (just kidding). They include but are not limited to:

- Jeff-Groves who got us through several issues with ID conflicts and other nigglies that would have us still spinning our wheels in the mud.
- ETR3(SS) who knows all things submarine, and willingly shares his knowledge of it (them) with us dum-dum dummies.
- Florida Sailor, Dave Grayson and author of Trigger Maru Overhauled with Training Wheels, helped cdrsubron7 & propbeanie get through early issues with ship calls in the campaign files. Calm seas & smooth sailing!
- Hitman has several ships included, and helped talk us through several situations. We still have one of his vessels yet to finish for inclusion in FotRSU. He contributed quite a bit of experience (he has been modding since the SH1 days) for us.
- fitzcarraldo was an original instigator of the foray into Fall of the Rising Sun Ultimate, and is a valued consultant, helping guide things more than once.
- keltos01 who has more than enemy submarine goodies and modifications in here...
- VonDos - model & texture adjustments on Hitman's Maru models and other ships - Plus additional help with the damage models.
- aanker – What can we say? There are still a couple of Art’s ideas yet to incorporate into add-on mods for FotRSU. Very helpful young man, and is the person responsible for helping propbeanie get the SubSim bug, back in the early days and going on patrol with Kim Ronhof’s Tools. Those were the good ole days – but these are the good new days!...
Then we have our wonderful “Crash Test Dummies” squad (beta testers), without whom, we would not have found some of the issues encountered so that they could be rectified.

Our closed beta testers, who gave of themselves so we could all enjoy this mod:
• AVGWarhawk
• BarracudaUAK
• fitzcarraldo
• Gray Lensman
• Jeffg
• Lt commander lare
• Moonlight
• Navigator857
• Newinger
• Platypus65
• Rabid Wolverine
• Wizz
Plus there is a plethora of other open beta testers who participated and help make this mod better. To name just a few from 14 February, 2019, to present:
• bstanko6
• burki
• CadBac94
• Canonicus
• Capt.seamus
• captnmike
• CDR_Resser
• Chucktown
• divemonkie
• don1reed
• Drakken
• drakkhen20
• Fifi
• fisch1914
• Front Runner
• Frost1349
• G_Man
• G97_BoKeRoN
• graniteOO
• h4rdliner
• hauangua
• Hoster1472
• ImBatman
• Immelmann
• italianmarine
• Jackdaw
• JapLance
• jlan5031
• jldjs
• J0313
• KaleunMarco
• Kieldk
• Krieg_Francis
• Larrywb57
• Lato79
• LCQ_SH
• libik
• Lord_Kane
• merc4ulfate
• Michael Wood
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If you are into watching vidz, here is a new one from Wolfpack345:


Fall of the Rising Sun Ultimate Cinematic This is from Wolfpack345, using grabs from a later war mission, with the opening vid soundtrack from the game's "splash" opening. Nicely done.

As a team though, we don't have much of anything recent, except the last one by propbeanie, but you can get an idea of the mod from these:



Battleship Night ActionThat is from Rockin Robbins, and is very early in the development cycle, so you will see some glitches from ships that don't match each other, plus the fact that there is a LOT going on there. A similar battle scene runs better now, but we have not "produced" one yet...


Japanese Fleet ParadeAlso from RR, this one is "obsolete" now, in that more ships have been added, some altered, but could still be found to be useful.


Explosions Smoke Fire Mayhem - From propbeanie (forgive him the use of a strange username), and can show daylight arendering of smoke and fire, but also shows why some viewing angles look different from others. Just remember, your submarine is the expected "stage" view, and if you change the angle or the distance much, you will see things that are supposed to be "behind the curtain"...


Robert H. Smith - A surface engagement between two DD, with the Robert H. Smith being the victor every time... It even took out IJN heavy CA, with minimal damage to itself. That has been changed of course, since.


Sole Survivor - This is an early vid, as all of the above are. This uses the game's music soundtrack for its backing track, and might be restricted in some countries, due to DRM.


No Sunrise Today - Nothing fancy and rather boring, this is the USS Narwhal just after surfacing, having avoided a sub-hunter off Truk (need some fresh air in there!). It had been a boring patrol, and the sub-hunter just passed us on by, never sniffed us. The boat will be taking off on the surface in 15ms churned waves - looks like a Nor'Easter! The watch crew get their snoots full of water while the view is through the skipper's binoculars, so we do miss getting to see the wave wash over the conn and poop the boat. Oh well. For whatever reason, the sides of the display were cut off during either the rendering or uploading process, so you cannot see too well that it is after 0700 hours by a good bit, and sunrise should be about 0730 hours. The boat is submerged just a bit after the end of the video so we can "lay in wait" on the next unsuspecting merchant to pass by...

We plan to have more, time permitting of course, and will remove some of these, due to their age. You might notice that some are from v0.3 beta, and all of them were used as "test" views of what we had thus far. You might also notice "issues" with certain aspects of the game. All possible effort was expended in attempting to correct the same...
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  1. (+) Location: Pearl Harbor Date(s): December 7th Start only Assignment(s): "Patrol Marshalls Early 01" in PatrolObjectives folder. Circumstances: Player is told FruPac needs info on enemy movements etc. in Marshalls area, and the player is assigned Patrol Mili Atoll for a while. The Objective name in the mis file does not match the Objective name used in the tsr file, resulting in a "blank" "Objective: " summary on the Orders, and on the Captain's Log. The Objective does complete, and the player is advanced to Patrol the Jaluit Atoll, and then eventually to Truk Atoll. Fix?: Yes, file(s) edited, and will be in next release or a patch. Resolved?: No.
  2. (+) Location: Manila / Subic Bay areas, and other locations with multiple Objectives Date(s): December 7th Start mostly, but some others as well Assignment(s): "Patrol Verde Island Passage" S-Boat Objective - among others. Circumstances: Player is told to Patrol Verde Island Passage, and is then moved to Subic Bay patrol. However, the patrol area circle "disappears" for that area prior to the time for the player to complete the assignment. Similar will happen in other missions with multiple Objectives assigned, especially the "Hidden" objectives. Player can complete missions, just loses the artwork due to dating. Fix?: Yes, file(s) edited, and will be in next release or a patch. Resolved?: No.
  3. (+) Location: Pearl Harbor, War Patrol #7 Triton Date(s): June 26th, 1942 Assignment(s): "Triton's fourth war patrol took her to Alaskan waters..." in a Tambor boat, SS Triton. Circumstances: Game crashes sometimes while loading the scenario, apparently from the submarine being placed too close to the dock. Sea state determines if you crash, from the submarine being pushed into the dock while loading the scenario. Fix?: Yes, file(s) edited, and will be in next release or a patch. Resolved?: No.
  4. (+) Location: CenPac, closest to Midway during career mode Date(s): June, 1942 Battle of Midway Assignment(s): All boats patrolling near Midway near June 4, 1942 Circumstances: Game crashes sometimes when encountering certain Asashio DD. Apparently a naming conflict. Fix?: Yes, file(s) edited, and will be in next release or a patch. Resolved?: No.
  5. (-) Location: Game-wide Date(s): full game Assignment(s): All boats Circumstances: Radar dishes are not consistent with rotation Fix?: None yet. Resolved?: No.
  6. (-) Location: CenPac Date(s): December, 1941 Assignment(s): Several early assignments Circumstances: Player encouraged to do Photo Recon, but targets are not found without great risk to the boat Fix?: None yet, but is fixable to an extent Resolved?: No.
  7. (+) Location: Game-wide Date(s): Around the Guadalcanal time frame Assignment(s): not applicable Circumstances: The intro movie that plays later in 1942 that is named "09_GUADAL_DB.bik" has a typographical error in the name "The Slot", which results in "The SPOT" instead being displayed on the screen map Fix?: Yes, file(s) edited and will be included in next release or a patch. Resolved?: No.
  8. (+) Location: Single Missions Date(s): A late Guadalcanal scenario above New Britain Assignment(s): Player is assigned interrupting a couple of small DD task forces attempting a Tokyo Express run to Rabaul Circumstances: The mission file is an old one, included in at least TMO, but might also be a left-over from an SH4 update file Fix?: Yes, file(s) edited to comply with FotRSU calls and will be included in next release or a patch as SM12. Resolved?: No.
  9. (+) Location: CenPac Date(s): Approx 11 February, 1942 as encountered in report Assignment(s): Patrol in Area A2 Circumstances: After first objective completed, updated during patrol to proceed to Area A6, but map draws on B6, while the synopsis in "Objective:" field shows "E6" Fix?: Yes - Edits completed, all to area "B6" Resolved?: No.
  10. (+) Location: East Asia & CenPac Date(s): various Assignment(s): Opening 7 months Circumstances: Encountering the "Battle..." missions, duplicate ship names are in certain files, causing bad spawns and / or CTDs Fix?: Yes - edits completed - testing. Resolved?: No. (related to #4 above)


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You have kept improving this game and brought it way beyond anyone's expectations for our enjoyment. Salute!
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CONGRATULATIONS FotRUS Mod Team!! A job well done! Now please enjoy the holidays with family and friends. And thank you for a great mod.

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It looks great. I'm glad the modding community stuck with SH4 for so long.

Does this version include features from or similar to RSRDC and Improved Ship Physics, and if not - what would be likely to break using them with FOTRSU?

How do the subs "feel" in version 1 compared to TMO or RFB?

e: Some quibbles about S Boats in the Asiatic Fleet, Dec 8, '41

1) I was initially assigned S-23, which was undergoing a refit in California at this time
2) The S Boats in the Asiatic Fleet on 8 DEC 41 start date have 3 inch guns rather than the 4 inch guns they were equipped with
3) Similarly, they are equipped with air detection radar sets on 8 DEC 41 which is not accurate


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http://pigboats.com/subs/s-boats2.html
https://fleetsubmarine.com/s-class.html
https://maritime.org/doc/subsinpacific.htm#pg4
https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN.../ships-ss.html

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Let me add my congratulations to the team for making FOTRSU such an enjoyable game to play.

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It looks great. I'm glad the modding community stuck with SH4 for so long.

Does this version include features from or similar to RSRDC and Improved Ship Physics, and if not - what would be likely to break using them with FOTRSU?

Do not add any mod to this. No mod in the download section is made compatible with it. This is a brand new version and as such no previous mod has been tested or created to be used with it.
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FotRS Mod Team,

After much deliberation, I decided to download this awesome mod. The reason for my indecisive was I wasn't able to go more than two patrols before my current computer would freeze up causing me to end my campaign. I'm currently in the process of having a new one built. But I couldn't resist trying the mod out on this old one. I noticed something and I'm indecisive about reporting it because of this computer. But so far, the mod has performed well.
I'm using the lowest settings on graphics and gameplay.
[IMG][/IMG]
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But here is what I've noticed.
[IMG][/IMG]
As the Operation orders were being written, I noticed the word null with parentheses. And when I bring up the Mission Objective Clipboard (F8), I see the text is missing.
[IMG][/IMG]
If no one else has seen this, it could be my rig. But as I said so far has worked great. I followed the directions in the pdfs, 'Activating Fall of the Rising Sun Ultimate Edition', 'Install Notes For the Various Versions of Silent Hunter 4 in Windows' and 'Notes for FotRSU Play and Reporting'.
I also read the pdf, 'Of Refits, New Commands, Rank, and Retirements.'
I wasn't going to try this masterpiece until I was able to give it a platform that could handle it. But it has been a joy today to set up and run this old piece of equipment that I believe that Noah left on the river bank as his ark when by close to the community I resided. Thank you Team doesn't seem like it is enough to say.

Regards,
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It looks great. I'm glad the modding community stuck with SH4 for so long.

Does this version include features from or similar to RSRDC and Improved Ship Physics, and if not - what would be likely to break using them with FOTRSU?

How do the subs "feel" in version 1 compared to TMO or RFB?

e: Some quibbles about S Boats in the Asiatic Fleet, Dec 8, '41

1) I was initially assigned S-23, which was undergoing a refit in California at this time
This is a Stock issue, and is not an easy one to deal with. The S-23 went with the 18 to Alaska, after "shakedown" in the canal zone and San Diego. They had 4" guns at the time.
2) The S Boats in the Asiatic Fleet on 8 DEC 41 start date have 3 inch guns rather than the 4 inch guns they were equipped with
This is a work-around to the other boats' gun problems, and the S-Boats' gun issues from 1942 onward. We might attempt to try the 4" guns on them again. The Fleetboats went out with the 3" guns, and the quick-fix for their under-performance was to take the 4" guns off the S-Boats as they came in for overhaul, and put those on the new Fleetboats, giving the S-Boats the 3" guns after their overhauls. For whatever reason, the game does NOT like doing that...
3) Similarly, they are equipped with air detection radar sets on 8 DEC 41 which is not accurate
Some of the boats did have SD air radar. We've got the same sources, and more. Keep in mind, that the first PPI was installed on an S-Boat. Of course, that was due to some finagling and flim-flamming on the crew's part, but more power to them. Anyway, this is a similar situation as to the sonar. There is only so much you can do with the game to bend it to your will. If you try to tweak certain aspects of the game, you compromise others. As stated in the ReadMe stuff above and with the mod, we chose the smoothest path with the most predictable results we could. Witness the bow and stern gun issue. Or look what happens on the German side of the game with the turms. Sometimes, you are better off without any "upgrades" at all, because if an upgrade breaks the game, what good is it? Another example is the original ST periscope mounted radar. When the player went to use it, the periscope just went round and round in circles. The scope rotated, but the radar antennae did not... That's not very realistic. We'll attempt to fix some things, but others, we're better off leaving alone - not failing to mention that the game has SD as "standard issue" on all boats anyway. The game only lets you carry one sim file (or cfg or eqp, etc) per asset through the game...

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http://pigboats.com/subs/s-boats2.html
https://fleetsubmarine.com/s-class.html
https://maritime.org/doc/subsinpacific.htm#pg4
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FotRS Mod Team,

After much deliberation, I decided to download this awesome mod. The reason for my indecisive was I wasn't able to go more than two patrols before my current computer would freeze up causing me to end my campaign. I'm currently in the process of having a new one built. But I couldn't resist trying the mod out on this old one. I noticed something and I'm indecisive about reporting it because of this computer. But so far, the mod has performed well.
I'm using the lowest settings on graphics and gameplay.
[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]
But here is what I've noticed.
[IMG][/IMG]
As the Operation orders were being written, I noticed the word null with parentheses. And when I bring up the Mission Objective Clipboard (F8), I see the text is missing.
[IMG][/IMG]
If no one else has seen this, it could be my rig. But as I said so far has worked great. I followed the directions in the pdfs, 'Activating Fall of the Rising Sun Ultimate Edition', 'Install Notes For the Various Versions of Silent Hunter 4 in Windows' and 'Notes for FotRSU Play and Reporting'.
I also read the pdf, 'Of Refits, New Commands, Rank, and Retirements.'
I wasn't going to try this masterpiece until I was able to give it a platform that could handle it. But it has been a joy today to set up and run this old piece of equipment that I believe that Noah left on the river bank as his ark when by close to the community I resided. Thank you Team doesn't seem like it is enough to say.

Regards,
Larry
I think that's enough info for me to figure out which of the Marshall missions that is, and we did have trouble with them earlier... I'll double-check that. Surely I didn't break one while fixing the other?... - In the meantime, I'll look up a site I know of Larry, and Pm you a link for how to enable more than 2Gig of ram on your 32-bit Windows...
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Very nice. Thank you so much everyone.
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