Impossible to run on Vista 64, difficult on Vista 32
Rob Marciello, Amazon
19 December 2010
Summary: It was hard to give this software stars, since the game itself is a great simulation. The trouble is: Ubi is still selling it, but the software only works on XP. XP is a great operating system - probably Microsoft's best ever - but when it's over it's over. And, unlike XP, Vista's backwards-compatibility is sketchy at best. There are workarounds to run SH3 on Vista 32 bit.
Summary: game play and graphics were good. sound was good. a few days into playing the game the game went into a game pause mode which i cannot get out of making the game unplayable. found out it was a defect from the factory that is a common problem with this series of silent hunter. to bad game had good promise.
Summary: Beware of the copy protection software. You need a gig or more to run this game. On a W2K platform @ 2 GHz with 2 GB of RAM and a 256 MB video card; it crashes constantly. Beware clicking on the "submerged cruise" button, as that will freeze and exit the game. Un-saved... Save your games regularly. Career mode is boring... Patrol after patrol after patrol...
Summary: This product contains starforce copy protection which is supposed to keep people from making illegal copies. The bad thing about starforce is that for legal purchases it does things to your comptuer which are permanent and possibly destructive. Do a search on starforce problems and you will see what I mean. I installed this software and when I first tried to run it, it installed some DEVICE DRIVERS on my system and windows asked me to reboot.
Summary: Great concept..... Install copy protection that causes a legally purchased game to crash randomly. Owners of the game are forced to save game every 5 mins. to avoid having to completely start over. A lesson in frustration! Avoid any game that uses Starforce copy protection!