You ask: "Skipper, why in tarnation are you bumping the SH3 thread last bumped over 11 years ago?
I’m glad you asked. YouTuber Wolfpack345 is doing a Mediterranean career playthrough of SH3 on his YouTube channel and just started it. If you aren’t familiar with him, he plays mostly sims and does so on his channel in a highly detailed and hard attempt at realism in the games he plays. He also tells a bit of the story and history along the way making his vids well liked and fun to keep up with. None of his series have been boring so I’m sure this one will prove the same. If you have some time to burn during the days/weeks ahead as he does this playthrough, I would encourage you to watch, and maybe also fall back in love with this game.
SH3, modded, is still the best and the copy protection has been so much taken care of over the years I have been moving the same install from computer to computer for 10 years.
The wide-screen is rough though, so I’d suggest sticking to the 4:3 format.
This is a dated game, obviously, but a great one. It was good enough it isnt just considered a classic, its considered a STANDARD by which others in the genre are compared. I’m old and grew up with Silent Service and Red Storm Rising but there are many who consider THIS game the sub sim GOAT.
For less than Starbucks cheapest latte, you’re doing well getting this and I’m joining you since I didnt have the steam version so I picked it up too!