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Silent Hunter 5

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: March 4, 2010

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'Silent Hunter 5' - v1.2 Patch In The Works, Details

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT

Silent Hunter 5 ventures into uncharted territory and takes players behind the periscope of a German U-boat to take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

Silent Hunter 5 ventures into uncharted territory and takes players behind the periscope of a German U-boat to take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. For the first time in the history of the series, players can live the life of a submarine captain from a first-person view and lead a crew in a critical campaign.

Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic v1.2 Patch (coming April 12, 2010)

  • Fix for CO2 not being saved correctly
  • Fix for crew morale.
  • Fix for weather being reset to clear weather after load.
  • Fixes for crewmen showing under water under certain conditions
  • Fixes for ships exploding in ports for unapparent reasons or hitting the shore
  • Now waypoint tools are not accessible in bunker anymore
  • Compass added
  • Return to course added
  • Several fixes to ship recognition manual
  • Depth under keel added
  • Morale reaching 0 bug fixed
  • Several crew abilities (like man the deck gun and man the flack gun don’t cost morale anymore)
  • Several crew animation and interaction fixes
  • Fixed performance problems inside submarine
  • Shadow optimizations
  • Fixed very slow eye light adaptation after a lost device (alt-tab)
  • Fixed selection contour being visible when a character was already selected
  • Fixed a bug where the moon was closer than it should
  • Fixed a bug where the sun disk would be visible underneath thick cloud cover
  • Environmental lighting and effects improvements
  • Improvements on particle performance on single core processors
  • Fixed torpedo doors
  • Fixed torpedo propeller (not turning)
  • Fixed electric torpedoes trail
  • Fixed spawn radius for some convoys (previously spawned on the shore)
  • Fixed several dials that were not working inside the submarine
  • Ports in the north Africa in the German territory are under enemy occupation
  • South Africa supplies: The existence of another ship that looks identically with the targeted one may generate confusion
  • No more crewmen on burning ships
  • Fixed a bug where the player can get stuck in the sub's outer hatch geometry
  • Crewmen on deck change clothes during bad weather
  • German language localization fixes

Silent Hunter 5 key features:

  • Walk through highly detailed submarines in the new first-person view and access every part of your U-boat.
  • Interact with your crew, watch them perform their daily jobs and experience the tension and fear inside the U-boat through the new advanced order system.
  • Choose your own strategy and select your targets with a new objective-driven, dynamic campaign.
  • Open new locations, upgrades and resupply possibilities, while the Allied ships adjust dynamically to your approach. Your actions will directly impact the evolution of the campaign.
  • Prowl the waters with a brand-new user interface. Now, every beginner can successfully command a sub while remaining free of confusion. In expert mode, experienced players will be provided all the necessary information and controls to command the sub completely on their own.
  • Experience the most realistic and immersive Silent Hunter ever created. Improved environment graphics create a powerful level of immersion as you operate authentic, highly detailed U-boats and fight against surface ships.

System Requirements

  • Minimum :
    • OS: Windows XP (with SP3), Vista (with SP2) or Windows 7
    • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
    • RAM: 1 GB (WinXP), 2 GB (Vista, Win7)
    • Graphics Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c-Compatible
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-Compatible
    • HardDrive Space: 8 GB free hard drive space
  • Recommended:
    • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 / AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ or higher
    • RAM: 1 GB (WinXP, Vista, Win7)
    • Grafikkarte: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c-Compatible
    • Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600, Nvidia GeForce 8800 or better (laptop edition of this chipset are not officially supported).

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