First of all, please let me say, that I absolutely LOVE this game! Command: Modern Air Naval Operations is a testament to hard work, dedication, and has set the warfare simulation bar so high, I doubt anyone will come close in a long time. From the bottom of my computer-sailor's heart, THANK YOU for what you do!!! This is my favorite computer game of all time!
I know you guys are ridiculously busy and constantly improving the software and making progress and I want you all to know the results are incredible! I also appreciate the fact that the developers are so receptive to the gaming community.
I would like to point out one minor issue that has seemed to persist. Its the ol' diesel boats charging problem again. More specifically, not charging. I've got build 998.8, and it seems like it happens in both DB3000 and CWDB, and pretty much across the board with the subs.
Dive when threat-Yes when ships are within 20nm
Recharge Batt Transit- 30%
Recharge Batt Offensive- 10%
AIP-Yes when engaged offensive
They will either run themselves till the batteries are dry, and won't come up to recharge at all, sitting dead in the water, or they will proceed at periscope depth burning battery until its gone. When the boats conk out like this, they will not even blow ballast tanks to come to the surface or anything, they just sit there at whatever depth they were cruising along at.
I don't know if its important or not, but I have noticed that if I manually adjust the "altitude" (depth) of the boat to a shallower depth than the periscope depth button, and providing the batteries aren't already dead, eventually I can seem to get it to a point where it is happy and starts up diesels and charging. However, at this point, some other oddities sometimes present themselves. The boat will start charging (sometimes) but it wont move. If I can get it going by manually setting a speed, sometimes it will take off and start sailing at a depth of about 55 feet or so, and it will seem to work as its supposed to: turning diesel juice into battery juice.
I hate to even come on here and complain, but if any info I can provide might make the simulation better and get more folks to buy this fantastic wonder of computer simulation, then I'm happy to do it.
Again, thank you all at Matrix for CMANO.
Very Happy Customer! :)