Hey there, besides hosting for this wonderfull game, I also started making my own sub, which I am done with now (and I already have plans in my head for the next one). Below here I made up some story related to the sub/Unterseeboote and obviously the subtle relation with german subs in both world wars. However, I am not trying to make any detailed version of them, one of the reasons why I don't name them U-boot. My next idea is also totally off from the usual (submarine) design. And will have a noice name
It all started when Professor Shaba Dabadingdong discovered some ancient blueprints from earth, hidden for decades. Soon his team found out that, a very long time ago, somewhere in a dark history of time and mankind, these submarines where crafted for battle and deepsea. "Engineered beyond it's time", "technically very advanced", is what Dabadingdoing said. After years of reverse engineering these blueprints, his team began building them. First off, the original Unterseeboot, typ 1914, now designed for any deepsea European circumstances, and ready for any battle. Many would follow after...
Unterseeboot 1914 - Updated: 24-10-2017
Ballast control - read for proper control of "The Unterseeboot" series
It's been one of the known problems with the Unterseeboot, players that have no idea how to get the submarine from A to B. As addition to the finishing update of 24-10-2017, I decided to write a tutorial about how to have full control of the ballast of your Unterseeboot 1914. Always make sure you start the reactor first.
Step 1 - where and what
Above is an image shown of a closer look at the ballast control. The ballast control can be found near the navigation terminal (captain's spawn). The ballast control works as following:
- Each row of compartments, vertically from the upper compartment light to the button, can be enabled.
- Once enabled, two lights in the vertical line will turn blue, water will now flow in these two (upper and lower) compartments.
- At step two I will explain how it will look like, and how many compartments is best to use.
Alright, now you know what the ballast control panel consists of, it's time to actually use it. This is very important:
Always use 2 sections for most agile movement. (sections are the upper and lower compartment combined in this case)
It doesn't matter which of the 6 sections you enable 2. However, keeping it spread decreases the chance of breaching multiple already filled compartments.
Once you press the button of one section, you will see the upper and lower compartments slightly filling with water. Now you can start fully controlling your sub. Please note that, disabling the compartments does not drain the compartments! Proceed to the next step for more advanced instructions.
Step 3 - Advanced control
Want to escape a nasty Charybdis? Quick manoeuvre required for a speeding respawn shuttle? You have control.
Enabling all compartments will get you up to speeds of 80 km/h, very quickly
Ofcourse, this requires steering skill and depends on the map, always keep close eye on the sonar when doing this. It doesn't only get you down real fast, you can do what you like, adjust the comparments on the situation. The essence of the ballast control is to give the ability to adapt when needed.
Now, the final part, there are also 3 green lights and an alarm in the middle of the panel. Here below I show you what it's for:
As you can see in this picture, all compartments are enabled and filled with water. The middle panel is to show you which compartments are completely filled with water, divided in 3 sections (left, middle, right). When all compartments are filled with water, an alarm will ring that shit is hitting the fan pretty much. What does this add? Well...think about when you have rammed a rock and want to know why you cannot go upwards anymore. Is the complete right section of compartments breached? The most right green light will turn off, that's what it is for.
That's it! If you have any further questions, you can always ask me directly or here. For direct contact, visit website: http://www.barotrauma-server.com, click on 'about' in the right top corner and scroll all the way down. When you have read this, you will be able to steer the sturdy Unterseeboot 1914! Congrats!