Spiritual Successor to the Microprose Classic “Red Storm Rising”.
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Very Positive (560 reviews) - 81% of the 560 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 5, 2017

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July 5

Version 1.05b Released

Version 1.05b is now available.

Crew voices (work in progress) have been added but disabled by default in version 1.05b. To enable them simply open default/hud/default.txt and change LogVoiceVolume=0 to a value between 0-1 for volume.

1.05b addresses major combat issues, including sunk vessels continuing to use sensors as well as improves campaign stability. It also improves the playing of insertion and land strike missions.

Detailed change log can be found at the end of this thread:

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July 1

Version 1.05 Beta Available

Version 1.05 beta is now available. This version contains fixes to the campaigns in order to continue to resolve the most major and disruptive issues. It also contains the first draft of crew voices which were provided courtesy of subsim.com

To opt in to the beta:
Right click the Cold Waters in Steam library, go to properties and you should have new "BETAS" tab added, then use the pulldown to select the beta you would like to opt into -leave the early access code empty- and the new update should download. When you run the game the version number should read version 1.05.

Version 1.05
1 Jul 17

Opening Help in After Action Report no longer opens mini-map which breaks subsequent Back button
Removed legacy WeaponName and WeaponDescription fields from weapons.txt
Removed legacy RADARID field from sensors.txt
aircraft.txt stats modified (additional weapons added later when combat balanced better)
Juliette designation corrected to SSG
Added date to Single Missions descriptions
default/hud/default.txt added MissionMarkerColorInsertion and MissionMarkerColorLandStrike variables
Added new optional variable to mission files, MissionPositionColor=LAND_STRIKE to colour deployment zone marker based on mission type
Added missing MaxPitchAngle=25 variable to MK37 in weapons.txt
Added temporary LogVoiceVolume=1 parameter to default/hud/default.txt (set to 0 to disable voices)
Voice talent added to credits

Player speed no longer defaults to emergency back if reactor offline when changing speed
Moving in reverse now generates noise in Signature panel display correctly
Back Emergency increases noise rather than decreasing it below All Stop
Sunk vessels no longer detected by player ESM
Sunk vessels no longer perform surface or air radar checks
Sunk vessels no longer ping with active sonar
Opening Help in periscope view forces periscope view closed
Fixed a bug where negative ballast not applied if player sub riding too high in the water, prevented submerging
default/hud/default.txt added [ESM Meter] colour variables to aid readability of ESM meter
Switching a wire guided torpedo from passive to active now works
Fixed towed array calculations for AI vessels
Crew voices added to audio/voices folder and implemented
Anechoic coating decreases active torpedo sensor range by 50%
Reference manual now opens to current signature profile
Spec Ops team now deploys at under 5 knots, rather than at stop
Increased TLAM cruise altitude to 300 to assist with terrain avoidance
TLAM homing in on target (activate in red circle) now provides log message
Land strike complete message displayed in log once all required TLAMs homing (activate in red circle)
Mini-map display now correctly offset when bottom left panel is moved by editing default/hud/default.txt
Enemy surface ships no longer deploy chaff or fire CIWS guns at land attacking missiles

MapTimeCompression set globally and synced with pausing, briefings, summary, events, campaign menu, new sub assignment and campaign end
Port reload/unload/Spec Ops time required labels corrected for difficulty level modifiers
Verified subsystem displayed repair times take into account difficulty level modifiers
campaign_data.txt CampaignPoints and CampaignStart points values doubled for both campaigns to increase their length
Fixed a possible mismatch of player weapons in tubes which might cause some downstream bugs
Restructured EndLevel() in attempt to minimise impact of unknown bug
Fixed a bug where missing a mission caused all subsequent radio messages to state failed, even if won
Corrected all LAND_STRIKE missions to require 8 weapons fired at deployment zone
New Holy Loch background added for both campaigns
Fixed a bug where entering combat near/between two (or more) ports broke mission (blank blue underwater screen)
Fixed a bug where null minefields were trying to be checked with nav sonar
Campaign summary now correctly tracks completed land strike and insertion missions
Exit mission menu now displays whether land strike or insertion mission is complete

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About This Game

After tracking a Soviet landing force bound for Iceland it is time to plan your attack. Do you silently close in to torpedo the landing ships and escape during the resulting chaos? Or strike with long-range missiles but risk counterattack from the enemy escorts? Have you detected them all, could another submarine be out there listening for you? Has the hunter become the hunted? Will you survive the Cold Waters?

Inspired by the 1988 classic “Red Storm Rising”, command a nuclear submarine in a desperate attempt to prevent “mutually assured destruction” when the Cold War gets hot and WWIII begins.

You will be tasked with intercepting convoys, amphibious landings, insertion missions and battling it out with enemy warships, submarines and aircraft. Thankfully, an arsenal of wire-guided torpedoes, anti-ship and cruise missiles and the occasional SEAL team are on board to keep the Iron Curtain at bay.

Major Features:
- Real-time naval combat
- Over 40 classes of ships and submarines all meticulously researched
- Dynamic Campaign where your performance matters
- Realistic sonar model
- Authentic Soviet combat tactics

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Intel Atom
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: OS X Version 10.6.3
    • Processor: 1.6GHz (Dual Core) Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 Capable Graphics Card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: OS X Version 10.6.3
    • Processor: 2.2GHz (Quad Core) Intel CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 Capable Graphics Card
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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