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Old 07-14-2019, 02:33 AM   #1
Stewy1
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Default My first released mission - 80% done

Svalbard Mission - Operation Brimstone (0.8)

This is my first ever attempt at a 'released' mission.

It's 25 August, 1975. You're the Captain of the USS Archerfish (SSN 678) and you've just dropped off a sick crewmember at the Norwegian port of Longyearbyen.

It offers 4 different triggered 'missions', overt ASW, covert ASW, overt ASuW and covert ASuW. So the mission won't be the 'same' every time you play it.

It's about 80% complete - the 'Goals Complete / Mission End' is still not working the way I want it to and I want to add some 'secondary mission' goals.

I just wanted to see if this 'style' of mission is what people are interested in and I'll work on more.

You'll receive your orders 40 minutes into the mission. Your first task, though, is to navigate the Isfjorden and get out to the Greenland Sea!

Anyway, give it a go and see if you like it. I've tried hard to give it an 'authentic' feel, using (fairly) accurate radio messages, Soviet ships of that era, contemporary CIA reports (from the FOIA page) from the time period - even real sports scores!

It's in the 'Downloads' section.

Installation - place the mission and sound files into your 'Scenario' folder in DW.

Feedback welcome via the Subsim Forums.
Cheers!

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Old 07-14-2019, 04:17 PM   #2
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I will wait for complete scenario but it looks very interesting
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:39 PM   #3
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Thanks P7, I'm working on it - I'll try and get it finished this weekend.

I'll add a bit more polish to the ships' routes and spacing, too.

Cheers!
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:12 AM   #4
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I'm about 1 hour into the current version so far running RA 1.48 (patch 2).
The attention to detail is 10/10.
Family grams and sports scores might seem like fluff but they add a lot.
I really like the idea of starting out in-port and having to know how to drive the boat. You might consider adding a marked channel to the Nav map and maybe some marker buoys for eye candy but that's your call.


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Old 07-16-2019, 04:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for the kind feedback, ET, I'll do some research about channels and see what I can find!

From what I've read, there was a clear 'window' for ships navigating the Isfjorden during the year and Barentsburg was the only port deep enough for Soviet resupply.

I've been thinking and I've a got a few more ideas to add in - so I'll try and get those in this weekend.

Thanks again,
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Old 07-28-2019, 04:40 AM   #6
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Hey fellas,

Just an update - I know I'm now 2 weeks overdue - combination of work being crazy and trying hard to iron out bugs in testing (which is taking a lot longer than I thought!)

It's coming together though - much more detailed than the first 'beta' mission and the addition of a 'secondary' mission now allows for 20 different combinations of mission (if my Maths is right) - so hopefully that'll improve playability.

Thanks for your patience guys - hopefully it'll be done this week.

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