Silent Hunter 3 has sold over 300,000 units


So, I wanted to play this after having recently watched Das Boot. I went looking for the Grey Wolves mod (GWX 3.0). Unfortunately, their filefront files don’t seem to be available.

Does anyone know of an alternate source for this? I tried a torrent but there were no sources. Thanks.

Download gwx3.exe and gwx3-1.bin to gwx3-7.bin

An 8-post DRM thread? I guess everyone was out flipping houses in 2006.

Huh, now it’s working, thanks! I guess it was just temporarily unavailable.

If DRM is a concern, the Silent Hunter 2 & 3 pack does not have StarForce.

The Steam version doesn’t have Starforce either. Of course, who knows how long these new fangled download thingies will last. I bet it’ll go belly up by 2010 and then how will you play the game?

Ok, raise your hands those who saw this thread and rushed off to reinstall…

/raises hand.

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.

Oh yeah I’ve been following him for awhile. His story telling and editing has gotten much better over the years.

And it’s a bit like watching a movie in that way with the cut scenes and describing the situations, etc. He’s good.

Is this still the best ww2 sub sim available? Or is that SH4?
Is it possible to install these without a mess of issues due to copy protection?

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 probably the first time an old resurrected thread has prompted me to buy a game immediately, as it’s now 2.49 on Steam.

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!

What the heck I’ll grab it and take a look for 2.50 as it doesn’t appear to require Uplay!

Are there any mods one absolutely must get? With no workshop I need some convincing it’s a must have in order to hassle with nexusmods.

Modding the game is a sport in itself, and is required.
There are a few supermods. I myself run an old, heavily modified outdated GWX install.

You can stroll over to the SubSim forums to get that answer:

But my money would be on GWX3, which is at

I’ve never modded the Steam versions so that’s where I’m unsure of how things proceed.

Thanks for the links I’ll check’em out.

To the best of my knowledge and belief, Silent Hunter III is still the best sub sim in existence.

Thanks for posting all the links, especially GWX3!

Back when this game was published I didn’t really mind playing the Germans in a WWII game, hell there was a certain subversive thrill to playing the bad guys at the time.

At this point in history, though, I find it pretty hard to stomach. Which I guess is my way of asking, how’s the mod scene for SH4 these days?