How to Install Silent Hunter 3 Patch 1.4b and Enjoy the Best Submarine Simulation Game Ever
If you are a fan of submarine simulation games, you probably have heard of Silent Hunter 3, the third installment in the Silent Hunter series developed by Ubisoft Romania and released in 2005. This game features a dynamic campaign, realistic graphics and sound effects, and various historical scenarios that put you in the role of a German U-boat commander during World War II. You can choose from different types of U-boats, customize your crew and equipment, and engage in naval warfare against Allied forces in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
However, if you want to enjoy the game to its fullest potential, you need to install the latest official patch, version 1.4b, which fixes some bugs and glitches, improves some features, and adds some new content to the game. In this article, we will show you how to install Silent Hunter 3 patch 1.4b and what changes and additions it brings to the game.
How to Install Silent Hunter 3 Patch 1.4b
Before you install Silent Hunter 3 patch 1.4b, you need to have the original game installed on your PC. You can purchase the game legally from a reputable source, such as Ubisoft's official website or online platforms like Steam or GOG.com. This way, you can avoid any risks or worries associated with pirating or cracking the game.
Once you have the game installed on your PC, you need to download the patch file from a reliable source, such as GameFront[^1^] or Mod DB[^2^]. The patch file is named silent_hunter_3_download_1.4b_us.exe and it has a size of 18.73 MB. After you download the patch file, you need to run it and follow the instructions on the screen. The patch will automatically update your game to version 1.4b.
What Changes and Additions Does Silent Hunter 3 Patch 1.4b Bring
Silent Hunter 3 patch 1.4b brings several changes and additions to the game that enhance its gameplay and realism. Here are some of the most notable ones:
Campaign radio messages improved so that a message can have \"from\" and \"to\" fields
Multiplayer version changed to 1.4
Fixed the bug concerning sonar ping for clients
Added new buildings in German bases (harbors)
UZO view by night was improved
Navigator tells when the last waypoint was reached
Customizable values for storm parameters for each U-Boat (see StormConditions entry for each uboat.cfg file)
Depth report only when diving (from 10 to 10 meters); Time compression will drop to 1 (if greater) when critical depth was reached
Sonar new contacts are identified as merchants or warships (not as unknown contacts as in the previous patch)
Sonar indicator will move faster when the player is at sonar station (and clicks on the sonar dial); and now it can be dragged with the mouse
Some shortcut keys will toggle between current view and the next view: radio messages (M), captainâs log (K), hydrophone station (H) and radio station (R)
A new option was added on âMerchant/Warship/... spottedâ popup window. By checking this check box (called âSet as default actionâ) the selected action will be always performed when the situation occurs. This default action will be saved from a game to other and can be reset, during the game (when press ESC) by choosing âOptions/Reset default actionâ from Game options
Corrected several torpedo descriptions errors within the game