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Paul Riley 03-21-2010 03:45 AM

Still no luck with screenshots
 
Hate to bring this up again but I tried taking a quick snap of my game again last night,first by using CTRL+F11 then CTRL+PTRSC...no luck :nope:
Pressing F1 to bring the button mapping info up indicates that CTRL+F11 is the correct way?
I was looking in the main SH3 directory,and cant see any recent JPG or BMP references to SH3.
I think I managed to take a snap ages ago using stock but cant remember which button I used.For the record,I am using the res fix for GWX3 allowing for higher resolutions.

Thanks for any help here.

Paul Riley 03-21-2010 03:53 AM

Obviously the res fix is the culprit here after a bit of reading on the matter.It seems I may not have a valid directory path for the screenshots to be placed in.Opening up the d3d9.cfg I get -
enableScreenshots=1
screenshotPath=. <-- there really is a full stop after the equals sign.

So,can someone give me a valid directory to save the shots to,like my documents for example?,would that work?

If all else fails is it safe to remove the res fix and revert back to the original GWX3 setup? its ok modding our games but my experience is teaching me that we can do it TOO much eventually breaking a once stable game :damn::zzz:

Grim Nigel 03-21-2010 05:41 AM

Easiest way, and saves a lot of bother is just to hit the "Print Screen" key, then mimimise and open MS Paint, then select "Paste" and your screenie should appear right there, then save to whereever you want.

Not sure if some people get crashes when minimising but I never had a problem with it (so far).

:salute:

Gilbou 03-21-2010 05:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1326281)
Obviously the res fix is the culprit here after a bit of reading on the matter.It seems I may not have a valid directory path for the screenshots to be placed in.Opening up the d3d9.cfg I get -
enableScreenshots=1
screenshotPath=. <-- there really is a full stop after the equals sign.

So,can someone give me a valid directory to save the shots to,like my documents for example?,would that work?

If all else fails is it safe to remove the res fix and revert back to the original GWX3 setup? its ok modding our games but my experience is teaching me that we can do it TOO much eventually breaking a once stable game :damn::zzz:

The dot is a perfectly valid path. It means "Current directory" to the system.

It comes from Unix where . means = current directory
and .. = the directory above

ex. you can copy a file by doing :

cd c:\toto
copy c:\somefile .

This copies file somefile located in c:\toto to the current directory (the .)

That's why you see a . and .. when you do a dir
Or a ls on a Unix machine running Linux or BSD.

Paul Riley 03-21-2010 05:56 AM

Careful what you change in your game,its sometimes better to leave WELL alone!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Grim Nigel (Post 1326375)
Easiest way, and saves a lot of bother is just to hit the "Print Screen" key, then mimimise and open MS Paint, then select "Paste" and your screenie should appear right there, then save to whereever you want.

Not sure if some people get crashes when minimising but I never had a problem with it (so far).

:salute:

The PRTSC button is the usual method you are right,but I installed a higher resolutions fix to the game,and the PRTSC is now no longer working,you must manually edit the screenshots path etc in the d3d.cfg file,which I dont believe I have done and cant be bothered to do now.
I am going to remove the res fix and revert to how things were,at least everything worked as it should then.

Thanks for the comment :yep:

Paul Riley 03-21-2010 05:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gilbou (Post 1326390)
The dot is a perfectly valid path. It means "Current directory" to the system.

It comes from Unix where . means = current directory
and .. = the directory above

ex. you can copy a file by doing :

cd c:\toto
copy c:\somefile .

This copies file somefile located in c:\toto to the current directory (the .)

That's why you see a . and .. when you do a dir
Or a ls on a Unix machine running Linux or BSD.

I see,thanks for that :know:

martin1004 03-21-2010 06:35 AM

After sneaking in to the port of Reykjavik in early May 1942 I sank New Orleans class battleship and Brooklyn class battleship, both over 12 000 tons.
I also sank all the small destroyers docked there to guarantee my safe exit and a few tankers that were coming to the port on my way back. Great patrol, never sunk a battleship in a career before and blasted 2 of them.

Paul Riley 03-21-2010 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by martin1004 (Post 1326432)
After sneaking in to the port of Reykjavik in early May 1942 I sank New Orleans class battleship and Brooklyn class battleship, both over 12 000 tons.
I also sank all the small destroyers docked there to guarantee my safe exit and a few tankers that were coming to the port on my way back. Great patrol, never sunk a battleship in a career before and blasted 2 of them.

I havent even SEEN a battleship yet never mind 'blasting' one,and ive been playing the game for years now,although I will say I have never been past August 1942 before (had to quit my old stock career to use GWX3) :wah:
Sounds like you had a good harvest out there.

KL-alfman 03-21-2010 06:43 AM

glad, you're doing fine in your new career, martin1004! :up:

Leandros 03-21-2010 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by martin1004 (Post 1326432)
After sneaking in to the port of Reykjavik in early May 1942 I sank New Orleans class battleship and Brooklyn class battleship, both over 12 000 tons.
I also sank all the small destroyers docked there to guarantee my safe exit and a few tankers that were coming to the port on my way back. Great patrol, never sunk a battleship in a career before and blasted 2 of them.

Good show, Martin!

Snestorm 03-21-2010 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by martin1004 (Post 1326432)
After sneaking in to the port of Reykjavik in early May 1942 I sank New Orleans class battleship and Brooklyn class battleship, both over 12 000 tons.
I also sank all the small destroyers docked there to guarantee my safe exit and a few tankers that were coming to the port on my way back. Great patrol, never sunk a battleship in a career before and blasted 2 of them.

USS New Orleans and USS Brooklyn would be cruisers.
Submarines: Fish.
Battleships: States.
Cruisers: Cities.
Destroyers: Heroic Figures (Usualy deceased).

Still, quite an accomplishment.

Jimbuna 03-21-2010 07:49 AM

@Paul

Have you considered installing a screen capture programme such as fraps?

Paul Riley 03-21-2010 08:35 AM

I havent Jim no.You will have to tell me more about this some time :up:

Grim Nigel 03-22-2010 04:23 AM

Situation Update from the logs of Werner Faust, U-707


13th March 1941

8:31am 13th March 1941 - Contact report received, a large convoy located 70km ESE of our boat, travelling at 7 knots in a Northeast direction.
We should be able to intercept ahead of the convoy in 4 hours.

10:30am 13th March 1941 - report update received, convoy is maintaining course and speed and its currently at expected position in grid DH45.
We are just under 2 hours away from the planned intercept point.

12:40pm 13th March 1941 - We have arrived at the intercept point and will try to move into the path of the convoy before the lead escorts reach visual distance. The heavy seas and high winds have slowed our progress and several course corrections had to be made.
The convoy is closer than I had planned and we only have about 10 to 20 minutes before we are forced to submerge to maintain the element of surprise. In this situation we have a larger advantage being surfaced than submerged, speed an maneuverability are what matters right now.

We successfully infiltrated the convoy perimeter and crept at 1 knot into the centre of the convoy. At 1:49pm both our remaining forward torpedo's (1 G7e and 1 G7a) were fired at a Large Tanker, the aft torpedo (a G7a) was fired at a Large Merchant.
At this point, my first instinct is usually to head deep at flank speed. Now I know from experience that running the electric motors at full is like waving a "Here I am!" flag at the enemy escorts, so this time I tried a different tactic.
This time we simply sunk slowly downward to 100m at 2 knots. The sonar operator reported positions of escorts every minute or so, it seemed that they just couldn't find us and just hung around our firing location trying desperately to listen for any sign of something that might indicate our position.
During our slow and somewhat tense descent into the depths, the sound man reported 3 torpedo explosions, shortly followed by the distinctive sounds of a ship sinking in the directions of both targets. I was pleased to hear that all of our three remaining torpedo's had found their mark.

For quite some time the escorts scoured the area trying desperately to locate us, and in all that time we heard neither ASDIC nor Depth Charges.
We had simply disappeared from existence to them and all they had that betrayed our presence were 2 sinking ships.
One of the escorts did come quite close to our position, within 1km but we remained calm and waited, soon the escort moved away to try somewhere else.

We finally surfaced at 4:53pm when the convoy had passed well out of hydrophone range. We are now heading toward the Corrientes supply ship stationed at Las Palmas about 900km from our position. We should arrive in a little under 2 days. The morale on the boat is joyous and many of the crew are talking about sitting on the beach and taking a well earned break for a few days, perhaps we may be able to find a crate of rum for our next patrol.


13th March 1941 @ 1:51pm
MV Empire Norseman (Large Tanker), 9678 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 73. Crew lost: 24


13th March 1941 @ 1:52pm
SS Wisconsin (Large Merchant), 10622 tons. Cargo: Mail/Packages. Crew: 105. Crew lost: 73




15th March 1941

2:19pm 15th march 1941 - We have arrived at the Corrientes supply ship and are preparing for resupply operations. Once U-707 has been resupplied with Torpedo's and Fuel, each crew member has been granted 24 hours shore leave in groups of 10 men.
I will take Wolfgang Eisenholtz and Herbert Lindner to Las Palmas in 2 hours to check out the area for potential problems or enemy activity before anyone is permitted to go ashore.
Lets hope my crew doesn't destroy too much property, they tend to go a little wild after coming back from patrol.



The Crew of the Corrientes prepares for U-707's arrival.




Shore leave at Las Palmas once resupply is finished.




End of Patrol 3





Patrol Results

Days at sea : 26
Crew Losses : 0
Ships Sunk : 9 Merchants
Aircraft Destroyed : 0
Tonnage Sunk : 51,595 (Confirmed)

KL-alfman 03-22-2010 02:33 PM

Oberleutnant Friedrich Mohr
1st Flotilla
U-578 (VIIC)
left Brest on 24th of September 1942 to assigned grid ET55 (just west of Freetown)

when moving south along the Portuguese coast we were radioed about a small convoy heading north just a few hours away. intercept course was navigated quickly and in the evening a Hunt Class destroyer and four merchants could be made out on the horizon. as we still had a long way to go to our grid we decided to sink only the juciest target and leave the rest of the convoy alone.
a Liberty-cargo in the end was then attacked submerged from about 1700m with two aale. one bow-shot and one right under the stack.
both hit but the vessel was only wounded and didn't explode right now as we hoped.
to evade the upcoming angry escort we dove to 160m and ran silent. hydrophone stated the Liberty-cargo was moving slower by the minute and the camera confirmed her heavy listing to port.

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/2223/liblist.jpg

after the DD was charging back to safely protect its remaining ships we came up and hunted her up to 1000m distance. we full ahead surfaced and finished her with only three shells of the deck-gun.

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1394/libsink.jpg

the crew was happy about this lucky start of our patrol and we didn't loose time to head south leaving the area before the DD might come back.



p.s: patrol-reports will be continued!


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