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Old 04-20-2019, 07:13 AM   #1
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First i want to thanks mister Lurker for the awesome work he did with Operation Monsun. Incredible one guy result!
Operation Monsun gives a really nice alternative life to SH3/SH5 U-Boats warfare.
To me, i can even say it’s kind of getting the best of both worlds.
Then, thanks to Karamazovnew for his periscopes/TDC stations, just essential to get the right feeling of a German sub!

But few things were missing (at least to me) to make this mod almost perfect.
Radio messages covering the whole war were missing, lifeboats were not spawning at all, opening torpedo tubes for salvo was a pain, no option to follow closest warship with hydro man for the most important...

So decided to enhance OM+OMEGU for myself, but without breaking the original awesome campaign!
I’m by no means a skilled modder like others can be here, but i managed to compile the best OM mods around to my taste.
As said at first it was for personal use only...but finally why not share it?
So here it is, It’s adding the little immersion touch that was missing me.
I didn’t touch any of the campaign files (except the radio messages one) nor any environment and sensors files to avoid gameplay issues.
Credits are to be deserved to all moders involved in the mods i only compiled, and for some i adaptated from SH3.

Enhancements of this compilation:

- New sounds from SH3, mainly from Thomsen fantastic sound mod, but others too.
- New command keys mainly from OM SH3 Command Keys mod.
- Nav Map color, new icons smaller, German additional location text.
- Better U-Boat dynamics.
- Watch Officer now tells the distance to target.
- New HUD order bar with more fonctions.
- Bigger stop watch.
- New mission loading screen and new game loading screen.
- New captain room - Europe perspective.
- Better protractors mod added.
- Gramophone songs added.
- Better rocks.
- New radio messages all along the career from WAC5, edited to match OM career.
- Smaller mission stars.
- Hydro/radio room access by clicking in command room.
- Torpedo damage slightly reduced (not very noticeable - can be easily deleted if wanted).
- Lifeboats imported from WAC5 now spawning at each kill.
- Opening of any torpedo tube without automatically close the previous one. Now opening of all torpedoes tubes for any salvo available.
- Hydro man « Follow nearest warship » and « Normal Sweep » orders added.
- Complete hydro man voice sound sequence announcement is now playing.
- Navigator « maximum range at current speed » order added.
- Weather icon changed from Chief to Watch officer order bar.
- New Help F1 menu with right shortcuts and Ennemies of Germany added.

You need first to download and install all the OM and OMEGU mods, plus the Magnified HUD Dials for OM+OMEGU_Medium

Installation that works best with this compilation (tested):

OpsMonsun_V705
OMv705_to_V720
OMv720_Patch5
OMEGU_v300
OMEGU_v300_Patch7
KiUB_English (can be find inside OMEGU_v300)
Magnified Hud Dials for OM+OMEGU_Medium
Fifi Compilation for OM+OMEGU
Fifi Compilation_Update_2

NOTE:
Only KiUB_English should not be overwritten.
You still can activate Harder Escort L1/L2 on top of all.

About this mod:
- I’m almost satisfied with the sounds now playing. But there are still some issues with few of them, that i can’t fix unfortunately (order bar icons not playing any sound only in career mode, and watch officer not saying « ship is spotted » in some sub type). But text is always here fortunately. When new ship is spotted, even though you’ll not hear the watchman warning on some subs, the pop-up window will appear anyway to warn you.
Deck gun and AA guns are my favorites too (not from Thomsen).
Bad weather sounds are from FOTRSU, also my favorites.
Surfacing sequence is from DBSM, and works best from periscope depth.
- Better U-Boat dynamics is from U-Boat Dynamics v1.1 for SH4 OM, created by G7eT2. It reduces the U-Boat acceleration (still faster than real U-Boat), increase diving rates from surface to periscope depth (crash dives remain similar to OM figures), adjusts submerged ranges and battery recharge times to better values, adjusts turning circles of sub, increases crush depths, applies the stock game’s « destruction over time » model to the U-Boat when it exceeds crush depth. I like this mod mainly because i found stock OM diving times to periscope depth way too long. Roughly changing from stock OM 1 minute 45 to about 1 minute now.
- you can now lie down your sub on sea floor, slowly at 0 knots without damage...
- Best is to play no more than X1024 for weather changing purpose. Higher than TCX1024 the weather can be stuck quite long on same layer.
- Q is opening tube (s), W is closing tube (s), Y is toggle tubes. Select a salvo, and with Q it’s opening all salvo tubes engaged.
- Of course you must start new campaign on new fresh SH4 install with new Documents/SH4 folder created by launching game at first time.
- Best is to adjust your settings in Documents/SH4/Data/Cfg/main as:
TimeStop=0
RealTime=1
LandProximity=128
CriticalDamage=1
CrewEfficiency=128;1
AirEnemyDetected=1
SoundEffects=128
CharacterAnim=64
EnemyDetected=1
RadioReport=1
Particles=64
PrayState=256
HunterState=256
3DRender=1024
Maximum=1024
- If you don’t like the new U-Boat dynamics and return to stock OM one (wich i don’t think) simply delete the Submarine folder, and both CrewMembers.upc and SpecialAbilities.upc in UPCDataGE/UPCCrewData folders.
- If you don’t like the torpedoes damages slightly decreased, and return to stock OM one, simply delete the Torpedo.zon file in Library.
- And last, i didn’t tested it through the whole war from day one to the end, but of what was tested, there are no reasons it could bring any issue in the campaign flow.

Crédits:
Thomsen and Stormys (sounds)
Traveller (stop watch, capt room, hydro/radio room access, torpedo damage)
FOTRSU team (sounds, smaller stars)
HanSolo and WAC team (lifeboats and radio messages)
ColonelSandersLite (nav map color)
G7eT2 (better U-Boat dynamics)
Sober (rocks)
Etheberge (nav map label German text)
Webster (new order bar)
Csengoi (ennemy of Germany)
Ducimus (Nine Delta Two files)
KSD II Team (sounds and VII type UZO)
TDW (flags)



NEW VERSION 2

Additions:

- Better smoke
- U-Jagd chrono replacing the clock watch
- Better conning textures
- New UZO for all U-Boat
- UZO now not visible underwater
- New awesome sounds
- No more annoying shallow waters speech
- New U-Boat nation flags imported from SH5

Version 2 replace the version 1, SO YOU CAN DELETE FIRST VERSION, and activate Version 2 as before.
Activation in Jsgme can take longer because of all new sounds files...BE PATIENT!


------------------------------------------------------> Big thanks to s7rikeback for his help figuring out the right files for flags! <-------------------------------------------

DOWNLOAD: https://www.mediafire.com/file/v5va6...+OMEGU.7z/file


FIFI COMPILATION UPDATE 1

I will make updates to my Fifi Compilation for OM+OMEGU, to avoid re-downloading the whole mod wich is quite heavy already due to sounds...
SO THIS UPDATE WILL BE ACTIVATED ON TOP/AFTER OF MY MAIN MOD.

- Player default deck view for all U-Boat adjusted
- Deck crew no more levitating on all U-Boat
- Type VIIC41 color/textures redone in conning tower
- All types VII have new telegraph and compass in conning tower
- Type VIIC/D radio antenna glitch fixed
- All types IX have new cable/wire counter weight (dunno the right name) bow and stern
- Few adjustments

UPDATE 1 DELETED....REPLACED BY UPDATE 2


FIFI COMPILATION UPDATE 2

This is a major update for my Compilation, and take place of update 1.
YOU CAN DELETE UPDATE 1, AND ACTIVATE THIS ONE INSTEAD.
(or activate this one on top of all)
You have to start new career - No compatible with save game

Lot of work has been done in this update, many cool things has been added to all U-Boats.
Many visual glitches has been corrected the best i could. Still not 100% perfect, but closing...
Major rework of all conning towers details.

Furthermore, some guys of FOTRSU team worked on campaign fixes/correction as well as in the museum.
Many thanks to PROPBEANIE, S7RIKEBACK, KALEUNMARCO for their attempt to make OM even better
It has been added to my Compilation update according to their thoughts.

DOWNLOAD: http://www.mediafire.com/file/4dt7jz...date_2.7z/file

Hope you'll like it

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FIFI COMPILATION UPDATE 3

- Importation from WAC5 (and KSD for the VIIC41 hull) of all U-Boats needed in OM. I really hope you'll get the same awesome rendering as on my system.
With this importation full of detailed parts and ambiant occlusion rendering, OM now require the more RAM you can afford...
---> So don't forget to apply the 4Gb patch and/or the LAA application!

- Now you can drop a third guy for the watch crew of all types II (if needed), and he will show up on deck (not before).

- New loading mission pictures (from KSD)

WARNING! This is still work in progress...and here are the things we are still trying to fix:
- Type XXI no front turret
- Few U-Boats don't have any periscope wake (VIIB for instance)
- Type IID2 still not included in career nor in War Patrols (in good way hopefully with S7rikeback work!)
- Type VIIB2 doesn’t have deck gun, but have deck gun crew slots (ignore those slots for the moment)

WARNING #2! Delete Update 2 and install Update 3 in place.
You MUST RESTART CAREER!

--------> SPECIAL THANKS TO PROPBEANIE and S7RIKEBACK FOR THEIR HELP MAKING OM EVEN BETTER

DOWNLOAD: http://www.mediafire.com/file/fydc3k...date_3.7z/file
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:19 AM   #2
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Hi Fifi
Let me the first to congratulate you on bringing this German based compilation to SH4.
I have only played SH4 on the American side as I use SH3 and SH5 for the German campaigns.
OM has built up a reputation of a cult following over the years and I am sure your mega mod will be warmly appreciated.
Downloading now.

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Corrected 2 things...the missing ID ship icon in order bar, and the ships length not displaying correctly in ID manual.

Sorry for the inconvenience

New download link available in post 1

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Fifi could you upload U boat skins from WAC to sh4? IN KSD II there is already.
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Fifi could you upload U boat skins from WAC to sh4? IN KSD II there is already.
Not in my plans for the moment, but could be a good idea
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KSD has a lot of cool features that would be cool if it be implemented in OM
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Very nice! Not exactly my personal taste, but that's why we have choices of mods. Again, very nice.
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KSD has a lot of cool features that would be cool if it be implemented in OM
I have read that i need SH4.exe from Uplay to run it...i don’t have Uplay version.

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Very nice! Not exactly my personal taste, but that's why we have choices of mods. Again, very nice.
Thanks Sailor Steve
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KSD has a lot of cool features that would be cool if it be implemented in OM
Finally able to run KSD you are right, many damn cool features!
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Yes KsD is a must I advise you to go to the forum which is theirs for more info

My list: Patch 1.0
Patch 1.1
Patch 1.2
Patch 1.3
Patch 1.4
Fix Patch 1.5
New interface 1.4.1 A regale this interface thanks Vivens
New interior 0.2 proba
New interface 1.4.1 ksd new interior
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Big thank's a Anvart1061 Lukner Alx de Novoros Vivens Etc....

Really a fantastic job ...
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OM+OMEGU Compilation Set Of Mods For SH4 By Fifi

Includes Download Links and Full Instructions

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Next release will have some more fixes and improvements...like smoke

Original OM+OMEGU smoke:



With my improvement:



From further:



I think it's a lot better
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Fully agree. You are making OM better each step.
I Just want to say DON"T STOP!!!
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One of the things I've wanted to see is an accurate crew numbering. The last time I looked the Type II u-boat has the same 47 crew as the Type VII, when they should have 25-28 depending on the model.

Also, I know it's not part of Fifi's plan, but I've always hated the lack of modding SH4 has received compared to SH3. I drives me crazy that the Kiel Canal still looks like a big river - no locks, no working gates, pretty much no towns or anything else. Now that some people are starting to look at SH4 again I would love to see some of those details.
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I totally agree with what you’ve said
I wish i had better skills in modding, my limitations drives me mad sometimes
I often spend a whole day trying something, while a talented modder would do it in roughly an hour...

I have absolutely no idea how to import towns, villages, houses or even trees in SH4 from let say SH3 for instance.
I don’t even know what files are implied on that.
10Gb of files to look at, are quite huge
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