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Silent Hunter 2 & 3

by Encore
Windows XP / XP Professional / XP Home Edition
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Authentic and historically accurate U-boats, weapons, and equipment
  • Ultra-realistic ocean environments Event camera allows you to view the explosive results of your attacks Multiplayer option

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP / XP Professional / XP Home Edition
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Silent Hunter 2 & 3 + Silent Hunter: Battle of the Atlantic - PC + Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific Gold Edition - PC
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  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
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  • ASIN: B0017HIH6O
  • Item model number: 16560
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 7, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,919 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Silent Hunter 2 and 3 (WIN XP)

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 Stars out of 5 February 6, 2009
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SH3 is the best Sub sim ever. Just keep in mind that because it is realistic, it can also be frustrating at times if you used all your torpedoes and only sink 1 ship. There are also times (ie: in the English Channel) when its best to stay submerged at 3 knots and use silent running when 3 destroyers and a couple of cutters are searching for you. Once the enemies warships spot you they are relentless. You can literally spend hours just crawling along, even this part is fun until you get sunk that is. :(
The game realism settings can be turned on or off but its definitely more fun do the targeting manually. It takes a few missions to get the hang of it. The manual is of great help(its located on the disk.)

As far as SH2, graphics are important to me and the SH2 graphics are outdated for sure, but SH3 looks great except for the trees. The water looks very realistic, especially when the seas are rough.

Here is a tip for customizing the map time compression options in SH3 to your tastes.

You can edit the time compression by opening the document named main.cfg -This is located in the SH3/data/cfg folder that the game places in your documents folder(the same place where the game saves are found. This file can be opened with notepad or word document, just be sure to uncheck the box that says 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file.' Its also a good idea to copy this file to a different location before editing in case you need to restore the original later. In order to set the enemy contact to real time you would change the value under [Time Compression] EnemyDetected=8 to EnemyDetected=1

I also changed the maximum from 1024 to 2048 for moving around the map faster.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Know what I'm talking about October 27, 2010
By FALCON
Haveing played SH-3 since it's release in 2005 I unlike above reviewers I know what I'm talking about.
This version of SH-3 not only has Starforce REMOVED it's, PREPATCHED to ver. 1.4.

This will install on Windows7 64bit without any error messages or other garbage.

The early versions won't install in Win7 64bit Which make $10.00 a steal.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Submarine Action December 1, 2008
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Silent Hunter three is the zenith of WWII U-baot submarine simulations and with this bundle you get the venerable predecessor as well. A great buy for the price.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Starforce September 24, 2008
By kylania
This version does not include the Starforce DVD nagware that other versions of Silent Hunter III came with. Well worth it if only for that!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Silent Hunter 3 Works on Windows 7! March 25, 2013
By Joe
I own the original version of Silent Hunter 3. But the game has Starforce meant to prevent coping discs. If you play the original game on Windows 7, it won't play. But when I heard Encore got the rights to release both Silent Hunter 2 & 3 but removed the Starforce software, I had to pick it up! I was skeptical at first but when the game loaded, I was thrilled.

While Silent Hunter 3 was released back in 2005, its still one of the best Submarine simulation games out there. Silent Hunter 3 is highly rated by multiple critics.

The game is easy to play, great graphics even if the game is old, sound effects, voice overs, and gameplay. This game is patched to 1.4 so there is no need to download another patch. There is an unofficial expansion that was released in stores called Sea Wolves: Submarines on hunt. The game has extra missions, graphics, sound effects, and gameplay. I believe you can find it here on Amazon.com for about $10.00 but you can download a free expansion called The Grey Wolves.

I'm able to load this game and play without the disc which is rather cool.

Buy this two pack if you still want to play Silent Hunter 3 on Windows 7!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Install...etc April 23, 2012
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if you search around, you will read a lot of folks having problems installing this with Windows 7. You will also read about the "Starforce" files that are also installed with the game that can cause problems. This is a CD/DVD copy protection set of files that some have reported to cause hardware problems/conflicts as well as problems running the game with Windows 7.

I just order this double set. It comes with 2 DVDs: one for SH 2 and one for SH3. So far, I have just install SH3. This SH3 DVD does NOT install Starforce. The reason I know is because in preparation for all the install problems I read about, I downloaded the Starforce remover tool. Before installing, I ran the tool, and it reported that it could not remove Starforce because it was "not found." After installing SH3, I ran the tool and got the same message. So I have concluded, starforce is not included with this SH3 DVD- which is good and what you want.

The game installed and runs just fine. I have played about 4-6 hours with no crashes...yet. This DVD is patched to 1.4. I have seen a 1.4b patch but I cannot install it. I get an error message while trying Patch 1.4b saying it cannot determine from some dll what version the game is. The game runs fine without 1.4b. I have a cheap $280 laptop I got in January 2011, and the game runs fine with no slowdowns. I have 2 GB ram, a 2 GHZ celery CPU, and a measly Intel chipset on-board graphics card. The game runs great. I have Windows 7 (the home version). I have all the windows updates for Windows 7. Screen refresh rate is 60 hz.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
#4 rocks, 5 sucks
Published 1 month ago by Jeremy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
it good
Published 1 month ago by donald dzubin
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome games
Getting both games for this price is a steal. If you like this type of genre you can't go wrong. There are tons of great free mods for Silent Hunter 3 which really increase the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by sba55
5.0 out of 5 stars Game
Great product! Game does have some missing video. There is an inherent issue with the mouse function and the game.
Published 4 months ago by Gerald Lange
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad choice
This is a great game but will not work on my windows 7 64 bit laptop. Had to crank up the old desktop to play.
Published 4 months ago by RICK GARDNER
3.0 out of 5 stars Great graphics
Graphic are great the game is just too time consuming to play the game in one or two days but I still enjoy it.
Published 5 months ago by Philip Favale
1.0 out of 5 stars doesn't run on new computers
I bought this and installed it on my computer using Window 8 and it will not run on this system
Published 7 months ago by Mike Otto
2.0 out of 5 stars So - so...
SH 2 will not run...possibly compatibility issue with Windows 8.1.

SH 3 much more complex than I expected.

Both are German subs working the Atlantic. Read more
Published 7 months ago by John Winkel
4.0 out of 5 stars NO MORE FEAR
I have an original SH3 that I bought back long ago, I have tried to find another copy because age and w/t on the only one I have I wanted a backup. Read more
Published 8 months ago by bill turner
5.0 out of 5 stars live das boot
A fan of dash boot? If you are you owe it to yourself to pick up silent hunter 3 its best for older systems that are not that fast (it works great on my laptop) they faithfully... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mcaughey
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