ORIGINAL: KG Erwin
OK, I reinstalled SH II, and it does have its moments, but you gotta be careful on which mods you install. The dreaded game-crashing "janus error" still comes up sometimes. It is dreadfully frustrating when one realizes how a potentially great game was left to rot on the vine.
As for gamer support, the players desperately tried to mod this game back to life, but the bean-counting b*stards at Ubisoft let the game wither and die. This has left a sour taste which STILL affects the subsim community.
Those bean counting b*stards gave us SHIII and SHIV which are superb pieces of software.
The fact that you are still playing SHII and trying to mod an 8 year old game instead of playing the newer up to date models is indicative of what has killed the simming community. Sorry not trying to flame, I hope you can see my point. It was the very openess of the Flight Sim that ultimately compromised it for example.
There is some truth in this...if a game is left "open", the company do not actually make more moeny from it, because it's being modded, sometimes not as well.
Also, modding can kill a game...especially for online play. I can't remember which game, but it was a game I played online and I couldn't find a server for love nor money because all different opponents had all different mods...I think it was a racing game...yep...rFactor...mods killed it for a casual online player.
It's a sad fact that whilst we hold onto our money and fight the devs, we actually cause harm to our hobby. That doesn't mean chucking good money away, but it does mean supporting good quality games and companies.