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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

New Submarine Web Site

Found a good new submarine-based website at It features articles, news updates, reviews, and a "buoyancy" game that lets you remember the frustration you felt trying to get the ship trimmed. (The first time I played it, I was so worried about trimming the ship fore and aft that I forgot to bring on enough water, and popped up to the surface way too early; ended up scoring an 1131, which anyone else here should be able to beat.)

Going deep...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The game is a little slow paced, but sometimes that's okay when cubicle time slows to a crawl. I didn't pay much attention to my score, but you keep blowing the tank when you're deep and shoot to the surface. I got the entire boat out of the water by coming up level. If you want more of a traditional up angle for your blow, you need to pump out of forward trim.


8/10/2005 6:44 AM

Blogger Steve said...


Cool game. There needs to be a crush depth though.

Plankowner SSN-689 SSN-711

8/10/2005 8:01 AM

Blogger Theodore said...

That was fun. I was up around 35,000 when the boat drifted off the screen.

8/10/2005 12:14 PM

Anonymous Paul said...

Hi all, thanks for looking at my buoyancy "game" and posting comments.

Yeah, I just wrote to Eric at that one of my fix-it items was "Make it fun". :-)

And of course floating up out of the water - that's not good. I'm working on a more realistic behavior for bobbing to the surface.

anyways thanks for looking-

8/10/2005 5:10 PM


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