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Old 04-09-2021, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default Crash Dive II Suggestions

First, this is a Really awesome game, I like it alot and recommend everyone play it. Its not a sim, but its pretty challenging.

Next these arent meant in a negative or harsh way, so Im not Griping.

1- Periscope is a few seconds too slow.
2-Wayyyy too many dead and Injured crewman
3-Launch Depth of torpedo's shouldn't be below 100 feet
4-Colors...the lime green...not very WWIIish.

Destroyers/escorts/subchasers are fun to battle.
Depth Charging..lol I swear my table is rattling.

Overall A REAL HOOT!
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:37 PM   #2
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Thanks, glad you like it!

re: #3: Are you saying that Gatos were unable to launch torpedoes below 100 ft? I've never heard that, just that it required a lot more compressed air to clear the tubes at greater depths (which I do model in the game). Can you point me to a source for that?
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Old 04-10-2021, 12:12 AM   #3
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I will dig, but as I recall my research from years back, the limitation is on the torpedo's, NOT the sub. The depth transducer bellows were not that strong and if exposed to too much pressure the diaphragms would rupture.

I went to MK-48 Torpedo Tech school so torpedo's interested me as I studied WWII subs & their weapons.

EDIT...Page 215, step #24, the "Depth Mechanism" was only tested to 25feet of seawater. IE; Its "Test Depth"

https://archive.hnsa.org/doc/torpedo/part5.htm#pg208
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:13 AM   #4
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Default Enemy aircraft too difficult to locate.

There needs to be a targeting key for finding enemy aircraft, instead of that desperate 90 degree searching. When your gunner crew would emerge to man the AA gums they would see immediately where the attacking aircraft is. The searching now is wy too slow. A ket to trget the nearest enemy plane, that could also toggle between multiple planes, is needed.
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:39 AM   #5
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There needs to be a targeting key for finding enemy aircraft.
Bearing to target is called out by spotters, you can use that to quickly orient toward new planes:
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Old 05-04-2021, 03:15 AM   #6
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Default Many bugs.

The game will not end in the final mission around the home island in 1945 -easy level. I am unable to continue campaign (It says "Unable to continue campaign) and it will not exit and save, or end and return to base.The game just freezes.
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:41 AM   #7
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The game will not end in the final mission.
This annoying bug is fixed in the latest release (1.1.2). Your game is finished, but the bug prevents you from seeing the final score/stats and post-campaign text, which is quite the buzz-kill after all the time you put into your campaign. Sorry about that!
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I thought it might have been to an open radio message displaying whe I tried to end. Thanks.
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:42 PM   #9
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After a reinstall, with the update, when trying to load a previous save:



Also, after being badly shot up (100% damage, on the ocean floor - about 100 deep) I was unable to move dead crerwmen from motors to crew quarters. It just kept resetting to have them still in motors. If I was actually destroyed (100% - good guess) the game should have ended...?
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After a reinstall, with the update, when trying to load a previous save:
That campaign is actually complete (you finished the last patrol), so you won't be able to continue it.

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Also, after being badly shot up (100% damage, on the ocean floor - about 100 deep) I was unable to move dead crerwmen from motors to crew quarters. It just kept resetting to have them still in motors. If I was actually destroyed (100% - good guess) the game should have ended...?
If you still have any crewmen alive, then you haven't lost yet! The dead crewmen should have been automatically moved to crew quarters as soon as they died; send me a bug report from in-game (pause, then "Report a bug") and I'll see if I can figure out what happened.
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That campaign is actually complete (you finished the last patrol), so you won't be able to continue it.
Darn - won't know my score.


If you still have any crewmen alive, then you haven't lost yet! The dead crewmen should have been automatically moved to crew quarters as soon as they died; send me a bug report from in-game (pause, then "Report a bug") and I'll see if I can figure out what happened.
I saved and reloaded and the dead guys could be moved out! What a relief, as I didn;t have too many living sailors left to move around.

BTW, I have to move the dead ppl myself. Am I missing something?
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Darn - won't know my score.
You can actually cheat this if you haven't started a new Campaign game yet:

1) From the main menu, select Continue Game -> View All
2) Click the Copy button at the top left. That will copy the path to your saved games to the clipboard.
3) In a Windows browser, Paste the path and hit return to open the saved games folder.
4) Open "Campaign.JSON" in a text editor.
5) Line 6 should be '"s_level" : 11,' change 11 to 10 and save the file.

Now you'll be able to continue the Campaign game and view your total score and stats.

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BTW, I have to move the dead ppl myself. Am I missing something?
No, they should have been automatically moved when they died, you did nothing wrong.
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Old 05-04-2021, 10:42 PM   #13
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You can actually cheat this if you haven't started a new Campaign game yet:

1) From the main menu, select Continue Game -> View All
2) Click the Copy button at the top left. That will copy the path to your saved games to the clipboard.
3) In a Windows browser, Paste the path and hit return to open the saved games folder.
4) Open "Campaign.JSON" in a text editor.
5) Line 6 should be '"s_level" : 11,' change 11 to 10 and save the file.

Now you'll be able to continue the Campaign game and view your total score and stats.
I did the above and when restarting I was at the start of the final mission. I played through this until ammo about exhausted and when I tried to end the game it froze again. I re-edited the save file as per above and was back at the start of the final mission again. I was able to re-re-edit, load and read a score (0 for the restart) and stats, but not sure it included the last mission's play-through. After another re-start, I was able to get a final "Post Hiroshima-Japanese surrender" screen, but it had no stats displayed.
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:26 PM   #14
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Send me a bug report from in-game, and I can use the debug data to check for errors.

Thanks!
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