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The Dangerous Waters thread
« on: June 22, 2021, 12:12:02 PM »
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Tripoli and I have been discussing an MP game of Dangerous Waters and I wanted to start a new DW thread so we can consolidate any discussion about the game here, rather than in an old Friday thread.

Right now it's $15 on Steam, although I suspect it will be significantly discounted during the Steam summer sale.

My install is currently vanilla, but I'm looking at a mod called Reinforce Alert 1.50 that looks pretty darn amazing.  Like in Cold Waters Epic Mod, RA brings a slew of new playable units and features to the game.  It also enables the ability to import missions from the gamut of Sonalysts games, including Fleet Command from what I understand.  I haven't tried this yet, but that's what I read.

I'm currently downloading the mod right now and will post up some impressions once I get it installed.
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Re: The Dangerous Waters thread
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2021, 12:39:35 PM »
It looks like there is a rev. 2 for RA 1.5 (dated 16 May 21) located here: https://www.redrodgers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4912  I haven't given it a try yet.  From my quick read, you need to have a clean 1.04 version of DW installed. 
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Re: The Dangerous Waters thread
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2021, 12:54:43 PM »
That's the one I just downloaded from the .ru site where he hosts it.  I haven't installed it yet.

I'm having trouble understanding how this works in MP with one person (you) playing the FFG and me playing the Akula.  In a 1v1 that would be fine, but for it to really be interesting there would need to be more of an ASW SAG and I don't see how you as the surface player can control the rest of the SAG.   I guess what I'm saying is that I don't see how the surface side can do any sort of coordinated ops unless the red side is just an AI sub and we both play blue cooperatively...or get a third player.

Harpoon might be more fun.
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Re: The Dangerous Waters thread
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2021, 01:12:11 PM »
That's the one I just downloaded from the .ru site where he hosts it.  I haven't installed it yet.

I'm having trouble understanding how this works in MP with one person (you) playing the FFG and me playing the Akula.  In a 1v1 that would be fine, but for it to really be interesting there would need to be more of an ASW SAG and I don't see how you as the surface player can control the rest of the SAG.   I guess what I'm saying is that I don't see how the surface side can do any sort of coordinated ops unless the red side is just an AI sub and we both play blue cooperatively...or get a third player.

Harpoon might be more fun.

Yeah, an Akula v. single FFG-7 would be more of a SINKEX , with the USN as the target hulk.  For an Akula, it would have to be a sub v. sub.  I'm happy to do that. :)  We could try one game as 1 v. 1 and figure out how to do MP, then see if it would be possible to open it up to more players (1 sub v. a SAG, 3 sub death match, etc)
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Re: The Dangerous Waters thread
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2021, 07:29:19 PM »
I think I have the RA mod working.  I'll put it through its paces, and we can set up a test MP game.
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Re: The Dangerous Waters thread
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2021, 09:34:59 PM »
I got RA working as well I think.  I just booted up a quick mission with a TU-142 vs. a NATO sub and it seemed to work ok.

If we go 1 v. 1 maybe a Bear/P-3 vs. sub would be a better scenario.  I can probably come up with a mission without too much trouble.  Let me keep working on it and I'll see what I can figure out.
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