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Old 11-06-2019, 11:39 AM   #1
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Default UPLAY Download Fix For Silent Hunter 5

Hi Guys
Uplay has recently patched the game which means that the game will only work now if it is stock/vanilla.
Postings on the Forum are mentioning various problems with TDW's Generic File Patcher (GFP) and the game crashing when trying to start a New Campaign all caused by Uplay.
Uplay <> Ubisoft are under no obligation to correct any faults where the game is using applications and mods.

This version is only for Uplay downloads > STEAM downloads are not affected by this.
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:29 AM   #2
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Hi Berbster: Could you tell me what is this problem, really?

Because:

1. I have the DVD version of SH5 installed.

2. It uses Uplay to start the game and it actualizes itself regurarly.

3. The game was updated when I made a reinstall some months ago, to v.1.2, via Uplay (Uplay downloaded the 1.2 patch and automatically install it in each reinstallation).

4. Then I installed TWoS 2.2.16 full version. Some days ago applied only the TWoS patch 2.2.16 over full 2.2.16, for the KSD activation.

5. Ever my game starts with KSD, go to Uplay and, from Uplay, syncronizes the savegames from the Ubi cloud and start normally.

6. I don´t have any problem with SH5 TwoS 2.2.16. And Uplay is set to automatical actualization of games.

This problem of the "updated" SH5.exe...Is it only for reinstallers or new users? I suppose Uplay actualizes ALL in my game, regularly, but I don´t have any problem, CTDs, not-start problems, etc.

I read all the post and threads about this issue, but I don´t finish to understand the problem, because I don´t have any problem....

Many thanks and best regards.

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Old 11-07-2019, 07:02 AM   #3
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Hi Berbster: Could you tell me what is this problem, really?
I will try to explain...

1.02 SH5 executable which is downloaded trough the uplay (situation when you download and install directly v1.02 of the game, without a need for any further updates) is no longer compatible with TDW Generic Patcher due to some strange ubisoft's unannounced patch.

You don't experience any problems because your DVD SH5 is originally installed as v1.0 and then updated to v1.02 trough the regular game updater tool and this executable works fine with TDW Gen.Patcher.

It seems that the problem for uplay download users can be solved by simple sh5.exe replacement or by using SH5 DVD iso image file...

In short:
- SH5 installed from DVD and updated to v1.02 (game updater tool or offline updater) - OK
- Steam SH5 v1.02 - OK due TWoS Steam conversion tool
- uplay download SH5 - not OK , due to incompatible sh5.exe file


EDIT: Also my advice for all SH5 player is to disable automatic game updates and always use uplay in offline mod because you never know when those charlatans from ubi will decide to screw up your game...
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:25 AM   #4
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I will try to explain...

1.02 SH5 executable which is downloaded trough the uplay (situation when you download and install directly v1.02 of the game, without a need for any further updates) is no longer compatible with TDW Generic Patcher due to some strange ubisoft's unannounced patch.

You don't experience any problems because your DVD SH5 is originally installed as v1.0 and then updated to v1.02 trough the regular game updater tool and this executable works fine with TDW Gen.Patcher.

It seems that the problem for uplay download users can be solved by simple sh5.exe replacement or by using SH5 DVD iso image file...

In short:
- SH5 installed from DVD and updated to v1.02 (game updater tool or offline updater) - OK
- Steam SH5 v1.02 - OK due TWoS Steam conversion tool
- uplay download SH5 - not OK , due to incompatible sh5.exe file


EDIT: Also my advice for all SH5 player is to disable automatic game updates and always use uplay in offline mod because you never know when those charlatans from ubi will decide to screw up your game...
Understand!

And it will a very sinful thing to share the SH5.exe v1.0 or my SH5 1.2 patched SH5.exe I have, I believe....

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Old 11-07-2019, 08:37 AM   #5
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EDIT: Also my advice for all SH5 player is to disable automatic game updates and always use uplay in offline mod because you never know when those charlatans from ubi will decide to screw up your game...
Going by what I am seeing with my UPlay SH4 on the Windows 10 laptop, I cannot permanently turn off the "Searching for updates..." from Ubisoft / UPlay, which is very similar to what Steam does each time it starts (perhaps disconnecting the internet while starting??). I also am no longer able to copy my original SH5 install and move it to another folder for a TWoS activation. It will always attempt to update the original install. Maybe the TWoS installer follows the Windows Registry (Hive)?? I can turn the "Online" mode off, but then the next time I start the game, UPlay has re-enabled the "Online" mode and searches for updates and attemtps to "sync" the Saves... Sort of like Windows 10, I can control certain aspects, but the program will put them right back the way it wants things set-up. I am expecting a "change" each time I start the games in Windows 10 now, both my UPlay SH4 and my Steam SH5 & SH3, all three of which I have modded, but everything is fine for now. I have no similar issues on any of the Win7 computers, with disk installs of SH4 and Steam installs of SH3 and SH5, all of which are modded...
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So, this seems like we UPLAY men shall go to bottom in our U-BOOT with our flags waving.
I updated the game and then observed that TWoS do not work anymore and found the reason from this thread.

I see that my only choice is to uninstall TWoS and play the commercial version only. This is so sad but so is submariner's life.
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So, this seems like we UPLAY men shall go to bottom in our U-BOOT with our flags waving.
I updated the game and then observed that TWoS do not work anymore and found the reason from this thread.

I see that my only choice is to uninstall TWoS and play the commercial version only. This is so sad but so is submariner's life.
Don't fall into depression yet "uplay Captain". Just get a working sh5 executable and continue to enjoy sh5 with TWoS...
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:32 PM   #8
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Only thing that is nasty is that you cannot use cloud synchronizing anymore. I play the game on my desktop and laptop and cannot port the saved games.
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:27 PM   #9
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Hi SF
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I play the game on my desktop and laptop and cannot port the saved games
You should still be creating saved games as when you installed the game from your desktop your installation would have created a saved games folder in C:\Documents\SH5


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Only thing that is nasty is that you cannot use cloud synchronizing anymore.
Exactly what I am saying the games you are loading are coming from your own saved games folder.


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Old 11-14-2019, 04:00 AM   #10
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Hi Peter,

That doesn't work. Of course I copied my saved games form the SH5 folder in Documents. I have it on Dropbox to synchronize between laptop and desktop, but still the game starts from scratch after I reinstalled it on the laptop and won't pick up on the progress I made on the desktop.
There have to be more files that are critical for recognizing the advance in the campaign.
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:10 AM   #11
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Hi sf
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I copied my saved games form the SH5 folder in Documents.
You cannot do that.

You cannot just copy your save game folder to another place of your choice unless you use MultiSH5 first which will allow you to set a new path and 3 digit code.
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I see. Thx. Have to figure out how to do this...
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Old 11-21-2019, 05:01 PM   #13
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Hello fine chaps of Subsim. Since Ubi decided to ninjapatch SH5 and now it crashes when I load savegames, I was wondering if anyone could send me an unpatched SH5.exe or suggest alternative fixes? I'm using TWOS, of course.

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Old 11-21-2019, 05:18 PM   #14
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