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Old 01-26-2007, 03:48 AM   #1
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Default [REL]OpenHatch_V3.09_RH released

[EDIT 2009-12-10]


OH_V3.09_RH released.

actual: DD_OH_V3.09_20091209162038

check installation instruction / manual online (adobe online reader plugin needed)

Special thanks go to Anvart for inspiring me regarding the use of StateMachineControllers that made the use of key commands possible to trigger the new animations. His knowledge about the non-standard use of the StateMachine System for animation of objects, using crew commands, has made it possible for OH to evolve a step further.

  • open/close hatch >>> SHIFT+H / CTRL+H
  • raise/lower obs scope completely >>>> SHIFT+O / CTRL+O
  • use new 3d clickspots to enter stations from free cam

. . .

This mod features:
  • SHIII typeVII + typeIX

    • revolving hatch (by key command)
    • moving obs scope (by key command)
    • engine order telegraph animation
    • corrected interior diving angles
    • free cam movement between CR and RR via open hatch only
      (the free cams movement will be blocked by the bulkhead and closed hatch)
    • reworked cameras (all interior cams free)
    • tick the floor to switch to non stabilized free cam
    • free deck cam
    • vanishing food
    • working x-mas tree
    • animated gramophone
    • darker dials by night (idea by 'evan82')
    • helmsmen aft and fore vanish when surfaced (idea by 'Hitman')
    • newly reworked attack scope well by 'flakmonkey'
    • new 3d clickspots to enter officer´s stations
    • fix for OLC´s GOLD MkII GUI mod
    • fix for WAC
    • fix for Anvart´s 'DFa_UpDnRot_Flags_final' +'FM30_UpDownSMC' mods
    • fix for nvdrifter´s 'DC Shake v2.01'
    • detailed installation instructions / manual

This mod will work with all installations of SHIII. However all mods that have altered:
- cameras.dat
- typeVII interior *.dat / *.sim / *.cam files
- typeIX interior *.dat / *.sim / *.cam files
- commands_en/_fr/_de.cfg

will break / not work as expected.

For those using a customized commands_**.cfg file I have included detailed information on what to do to make OH compatible with their version. Do not forget to make a save copy of the file in question before altering.


Failure to enable the fix for OLC GOLD will result in the following problems:

. .

ATTN: users of nvdrifter´s 'DC Shake v2.01' !

'DC Shake' will not work with OH when OLC´s MkII GOLD GUI is enabled. Both mods alter the 'cameras.dat'. Therefore both fixes contain adjusted versions of this file. To make them work together the files would have to be merged.

The same applies for WAC users. If OH is enabled on top of WAC, 'DC Shake' will not work. If you apply the fix for 'DC Shake' all alterations to the cameras.dat introduced by WAC will fail.

New 3d clickspots:

Use the clickspots to access the respective view from any free cam. TypeIX clickspots are similar

. .
clickspots CR

clickspots RR


Stock users:
-(Fix for NVD´s DC Shake)

GWX users:
-(Fix for OLC or Fix for NVD´s DC Shake)

OLC users:
-Fix for OLC

WAC users:
-Fix for WAC

users of Anvart´s 'FM30_UpDown' mod:
-Fix for Anvart´s FM30_UpDown
-(Fix for NVD´s DC Shake)


fixes for
  • OLC´s GUI
  • WAC
  • Anvart´s FM30_UpDown
  • nvdrifter´s DC Shake
included as separate mods in download


U-48Kriegsmarine has made a compatibility fix for Rubini´s Widescreen Mod. See the repsective thread here:

Rapt0r has created ''Rapt0r's Instruments V3.0' mod. This mod ads even more immersion to OH by introducing new textures. Check out anything about this mod here:

makman94 has created a fix to make OH work with his 'MaGui'. Download the fix from his FF page. See the respective post here:


For those who want to change the triggering depth for the helmsmen vanishing, try these tweak files. Open them with MiniTweaker and change the values for "minimum" and "maximum". I recommend to use a max difference of 0.001 between both values. If you want to "disable" this feature, set both values to 0.


'LGN1' has reported a problem with conning deck cam. When selecting the watch officer the camera winds up and looks at the conning from high above. There´s two ways to solve the problem:
  1. don´t click the watch officer on conning deck
    • in case you do, by mistake, you can move back to "normal" position using the mouse and arrow keys on your keyboard. the cam is free.
  2. use the new fix
    • I´ve uploaded a hotfix for this very problem. Instead of a camera view winding up you´ll now get a report on the nearest visual contact when clicking the watch officer on conning deck. Other mods may be affected. Get the file here: DD_OH_V3.09_ConningDeckCam_Fix_20091210230737.7z (ca 5KB)

Thanks for the report, LGN1!

Credits: (for more details see included installation instructions)
- Urfisch / FliegenderFisch
- Anvart
- Reece
- flakmonkey
- Ref
- Sensal
- TimeTraveller
- Skwasjer
- GWX Team
- OLC (onlifecrisis)
- Alex
- Rapt0r
- nvdrifter
- evan82
- Hitman
- LGN1

Download links:




Have fun,

Read the included Installation Instructions. They contain detailed information about how to install / enable and how to use!

RTFM - Read The F*cking Manual

[/EDIT 2009-12-10]

Last edited by DivingDuck; 12-15-2009 at 07:32 AM. Reason: V3.09 available for download
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:10 AM   #2
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Unbelievable great jop

can't wait to see some ingame screenshots
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:47 AM   #3
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Very nice indeed,

but a question.
what happens if you move into the Radio compartment?
does the screen changes and do you see the control room when ur in it
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:49 AM   #4
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Is this possible? Nobody pinch me, i might wake up!
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:58 AM   #5
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One word - WOW!!!!

Superb job - this is excellent news!

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Old 01-26-2007, 05:05 AM   #6
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Incredible work, cant wait to see it textured!
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:23 AM   #7
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Good God this can't be tru!

Please don't let this be a Joke!
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:48 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by HunterICX
Very nice indeed,

but a question.
what happens if you move into the Radio compartment?
does the screen changes and do you see the control room when ur in it
Yes, you should see back to the command room. In stock SHIII, the command & radio rooms arent connected. What urfisch made was to connect the two rooms and remove the hatch.
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:48 AM   #9
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OH MY............I FEEL FAINT......
40,000 men of the Kriegsmarine served on German U-Boats during WWII, 30,000 perished. German U-Boats fought from the first day of hostilities, till the very last day of the war. To date; the German U-Boats sustained the highest casualty rate of any unit in any war.
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:13 AM   #10
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Holy $#%!
"Hit Shokaku class carrier with three out of six torpedos. Recieved 105 depth charges during three hour period. Heard four terrific explosions in the direction of target, two and one half hours after attack. Believe that baby sank!" Lieutenant Commander Herman Kossler USS Cavalla
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:25 AM   #11
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O_o what a great work!!!

for urfisch:

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Old 01-26-2007, 06:30 AM   #12
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Vey nice indeed
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:36 AM   #13
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Good thing that the January 31st AddOn for GWX is deplayed. That might just be what's missing
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:46 AM   #14
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Holy Moly I stay away for a little bit and look what happens. :p

I Play GWX. Silent Hunter Who ???
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:27 AM   #15
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Those are 3d renderings, have you imported them back to SH3 and made them work?

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