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Wolves of the Pacific

Silent Hunter Wolves of the Pacific is the fourth iteration in the Silent Hunter franchise. It is popularly called Silent Hunter 4 and is based on American submarine combat operations in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Following two previous Silent Hunter editions which were based on German U-Boats and the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II, the publication of Silent Hunter 4 by Ubi Soft in 2007 was greeted with skepticism by American submarine simulation enthusiasts. The Silent Hunter 4 programmers and graphic artists were headquartered at Bucharest, Romania. Early editions of the game were very buggy and prone to crash. Plus the simulation raised the bar substantially for its minimum hardware requirements. For these reasons many people waited until the bugs were fixed before investing in new hardware and the game. On October 31, 2007, Ubi Soft announced the U-Boat Missions add-on to Silent Hunter 4, which focuses on the German U-boat campaign in the Indian Ocean during World War II. It also included several additional improvements to the American campaign and upgraded the game engine to version 1.5. Thus to get the completely debugged game with all the additional improvements, you have to pay about $10 for the U-Boat Missions add-on and purchase Silent Hunter 4 separately, or purchase the Silent Hunter Wolves of the Pacific Gold Edition, which includes the U-Boat Missions add-on. The latter is the best alternative because it comes on a DVD which you can use to install the game on as many computers as you wish without the need to leave the DVD in the drive when you play the game. In addition, installation does not require online activation or the entry of any codes or serial numbers. I always caution people to stay away from the digitally downloaded versions of the game and the add-on because of all the codes and activation numbers you have to keep track of and use each time you install the game. On my Silent Hunter 4 webpage you will find some useful articles on how to install Silent Hunter Wolves of the Pacific in a Windows 7 64x operating system and on how to make the Silent Hunter 4 program use more memory. In addition, there are several unique mods there, including the Guerrilla Submarines Spyron Mod.

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