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Old 10-01-2019, 06:06 AM   #1
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Default How to pause the game

How do I pause the game while I want to identify a ship by recognition or set TDC data?
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:35 AM   #2
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There is no pause. At it's core it is a multiplayer game.

tip: while you are in the ID-ing phase, move parallel with about equal speed. Then you have plenty of time.

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Old 10-02-2019, 01:44 AM   #3
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As we know, now Wolfpack has also a Single Player mode with Devs. As a Single Player it is hard to find the right ship type and to feed the TDC while you have to control if the Dev. holds Pericope depth(You klick on Peri.depth and the Dev.brings the boat to 12 meter depth. But later your boat is surfing back to 5 meter depth). It would be nice to implant a pause mode in the start menu when you klick on Devs(or Single Player mode).
A statement to Wolfpack. By now I think it is a intersting game with much future. Don`t missunderstand me. I don´t want that Wolpack becomes a second TWoS. But a few basic things would be nice.
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Old 10-02-2019, 03:30 AM   #4
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Although I see the supposed benefits of a pause feature, I think it would go against the grain of what Wolfpack is. A HC sim.

I've seen this many times, players in a game asking for crutches, and if gone down that road the value of the game for the HC-oriented folk is decreased.
I admire the devs for bringing bots into the game, but running from station to station before bots was also very rewarding in its own right.

I am not saying that pause itself is such a terrible idea, but that the avenue it is on is a murky one.
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:25 AM   #5
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I'd love a pause feature, only in solo, but a "true pause", not the SH5 type of pause where you can still do things on the map. The SH5-Pause always felt like cheating, like pausing while trying to identify the target, while trying to measure distance and AOB in the periscope etc. I am actually glad this does NOT exist in Wolfpack because it adds a lot to the tension when you need to do your calculations in time pressue. That's cool, and I personally would love to keep this as is.

However, a true pause button to pause the complete game in solo mode (for going to toilet/smoke/dinner/whatever) would be nice, at least for me. Do not allow any game interaction in this pause mode, maybe just show the menu (or just pause the game while in the menu?), so you cannot do anything in the game. Of course, this does not apply to multiplayer, where you can easily say "away for 5 minutes, please take care of the watch". But for solo, in my opinion it does not hurt the game and offers some convinience to be able to step away from the PC for a while, without feeling like a cheat in SH5. I aborted a few games when the wife called "lunch" and I was already in attack position.

Just my two cents. Controversial topic, admittedly.
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:31 AM   #6
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No pause but we are exploring a save game feature for the future.
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:11 AM   #7
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However, a true pause button to pause the complete game in solo mode (for going to toilet/smoke/dinner/whatever) would be nice
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:54 PM   #8
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Perhaps vote pause option.

Example one: Single player, one vote pauses it (true pause as mentioned above)

Example two: player 3 anounces on discord that his daughter jumped off dresser in super girl cape and cracked her head open on night stand, request 2minute pause. His friends say sure mate, take two minutes, vote pause 4x, game pauses, head wrapped in gauze+fruit drink, daughter saved by wolfpack.

Example three: same scenario, daughter bleeding, buddies one and two say sure mate, griefer #4 says haha send nudes. Players 1-3 VOTE KICK griefer #4, then vote pause. Daughter saved, griefer gone, wolf pack saves the day again.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:44 PM   #9
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Although I see the supposed benefits of a pause feature, I think it would go against the grain of what Wolfpack is. A HC sim.
I've just logged back into subsim after more than 12 years absent, having just got wind of this new sim in development.

Since I was last here I've had two children. I can't play this game without a pause button.

When it gets one, I'll buy it.
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:00 PM   #10
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I agree, it does seem a no-brainer that the abilty to pause, or save progress of, the game - when played solo - would seem to make it more popular with those who cannot stop RL for 3 hours....
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Old 11-30-2019, 10:48 PM   #11
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Another vote here for a "full pause" in SP mode.

No pause in MP isn't such an issue as it is...MP.
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:49 AM   #12
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Default Pause botton

OK. A Pause botton is not possible. But in the "host" mode, in my eyes, it should be possible to install a save game option. So you can save the game, go for a meal or do something else, and then go on with the saved game.
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:39 AM   #13
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The devs/Neal did say a save option will eventually be added.

Sorry, it didn't register as a form of German dialect. I grew up near Hengelo and Enschede in the Netherlands. But I am unfamiliar with interpreting that phrase.
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I support a Pause in Single Player...no body ever has to use the potty?????
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Old 03-20-2021, 03:11 PM   #15
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I support a Pause in Single Player...no body ever has to use the potty?????
It always amazes me how often folks have to step away from the computer when playing an online game, almost as if they don't actually have the time or indeed the desire to be playing it in the first place.
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