1. Completely remove SH3, and Starforce:
(execute the application in rar archive sfcdrvrem.rar)
Go to the button of the page and you find the download to remove Starforce.
2. search for
Silent Hunter 3 v1.4b [ENGLISH] No-DVD/Fixed EXE
and download it. Its a zip-file (rld-sh14.rar) containing the following files:
SH3.EXE, MISSIONENGINE.DLL, SIMDATA.DLL, UTILS.DLL & STATEMACHINE.DLL
3. Install SH3 and remove the disc from the drive after installation, make sure the game does NOT run after installation.
4. Patch to 1.4b (execute application silent_hunter_3_dvd_1.4b_emea) and make sure the game doesn’t start after patching.
5. Extract the contents of the zip-file into SH3’s install directory and let it overwrite the files it needs to overwrite.
6. At this point you should be able to play the game.