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Old 12-20-2009, 01:30 PM   #16
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Default How I got hooked on Subsim

First I'll confess to not being an avid gamer.

I got interested in, and purchased SHII. Not knowing anything about PC games and even less about computers, I needed some expertise on how to install this strange animal.
Google + SHII = subsim.com

I never did install SHII because, thanks to the good folks at Subsim, I learned about SHIII, which I purchased, installed, and patched under the unwitting supervision of Subsim's expert's. Thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge and experience.

There-after, I spent a-lot of time shadowing the SHIII forum (From Page 1!), and getting to know the members. Eventualy I bacame a IXaholic, and decided it was time to join.

Since then I've discovered what a great place General Topics was to hang out. This, and the people who hang out there, has become my true addiction to subsim.

There is no cooler collection of international people in the whole world.
Thank you everybody. And thank you Neal for making it all happen.
The hard part is already done. Now all we have to do is give our support, and keep it going.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:54 PM   #17
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Done (at least I hope so...that was my first pay pal transaction).
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:33 PM   #18
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First! In your face suckers! (Sorry Neal, I dont do speeches )

Tho, there's one thing I'd want to remind especially our euro-users; if you donate $20, that's only like 10€ due to the weak dollar/strong euro, so donate! And if I can spare a few $'s here and there even with my extremely tight budget, then you can too. (or I can just come down the chimney with Santa and kick you in the nuggets while you're asleep and take your money. )

Now, will you excuse me, I need to go prepare my Wirbelwind, Santa's here in 4 days!
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:01 PM   #19
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It is for a good cause. I stuck a crowbar in my wallet and helped out. If a no good, cheap SoB like me can contribute, anyone can.

Neal, Have a pleasant gender-universal, religiously neutral, non-offensive, politically independent "date-on-the-calender", as you see fit or not, recognizing your freedom of choice in the matter.

(phew wishing someone a Merry Christmas has gotten so complicated)
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:04 PM   #20
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Neal, Have a pleasant gender-universal, religiously neutral, non-offensive, politically independent "date-on-the-calender", as you see fit or not, recognizing your freedom of choice in the matter.

(phew wishing someone a Merry Christmas has gotten so complicated)
LMAO!!
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:14 PM   #21
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Quote:
I pointed to the word "Crackers" in the The Nuts and Crackers Sweet and replied, "Yeah, there I am, too!"
I just find the whole joke very funny....
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:11 PM   #22
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I'm not one for speeches either, but just let me say this:

Of the communities I know, none are as helpfull and friendly as this one. And let's not forget about the wonderfull sense of humor that makes it a fun place to come back to.

My thanks go out to all members for making it what it is, and to Neal for making it all possible. I would truly feel like I lost a part of myself should it ever go away.

If you have anything to spare, please consider contributing to SUBSIM.com. It not only helps make sure there's a place to get your favorite mod, it also helps to make sure there's a place for discussion, asking questions and simply having a good time.



Heh, guess it grew into a little speech after all.
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:48 AM   #23
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After donating, the message at the top of the forum list was gone, i also got access to the GWX3 download (which I was not aware of before). After booting again today, the message is there again.

How much more do you need, Neal?
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:51 AM   #24
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I am proud to answer the call to support this wonderful site.
I have been a member since before SH II came out and have always enjoyed the benefits.
For awhile I had drifted off because my existing computer had real isssues dealing with SH III. However the yearning to play this simulation stayed with me.
I upgraded my machine, got in contact with Neal and he sent me GWX 2.1 and GWX 3.0, it was like a whole new experience in gaming. Thank you GWX team!
I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to Neal for all the years he has kept this site going and may it continue far into the future. There is no other site like it.
Merry Christmas to all and please consider what you take away from this site and dig a bit into your wallet and lets have a great 2010 at Subsim.
Good hunting.
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:08 AM   #25
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Come on guys...where else can you go that has complete news coverage from around the globe (GT forums), complete game coverage(new, old, ancient), specialized game coverage(SH1, SH2, SH3, SH4, and the miriad of other submarine games), coverage of books, movies and model making, computer help sections and just general nonsense that helps complete your day? It is a click one shop! Please support the things you enjoy on the internet all found at one site...Subsim!
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:13 AM   #26
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After donating, the message at the top of the forum list was gone, i also got access to the GWX3 download (which I was not aware of before). After booting again today, the message is there again.

How much more do you need, Neal?
The message appears occasionally and changes, for the duration of the fundraiser (a week).

On a side note, as I mentioned in my e-mail reply to you, many of the donations have been coming from Germany, UK and Finland--maybe I should immigrate!
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:24 AM   #27
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Hyvää Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta.

Thats wishing goodies for teh holidays.

(did a little donation too)

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Old 12-21-2009, 07:34 AM   #28
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On a side note, as I mentioned in my e-mail reply to you, many of the donations have been coming from Germany, UK and Finland
Some from Down Under too!!
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:41 AM   #29
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Ive had issues with paypal in the past but I will try it again.

I cant do it from work for a number of reasons (security and firewall) but I will try when I get home tonight.

Happy Holidays to all !
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:53 AM   #30
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The message appears occasionally and changes, for the duration of the fundraiser (a week).

On a side note, as I mentioned in my e-mail reply to you, many of the donations have been coming from Germany, UK and Finland--maybe I should immigrate!
Wir wissen was wir an Dir haben!

I sent a reply.
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