View Full Version : 20,000 Leagues

05-17-2005, 02:11 PM
Has anyone thought about a 20,000 leagues under the sea conversion? This game as the best "water" engine I've seen. I can see a campaign as Nemo "ramming" vessels in the Nautlis. Would have to rework the underwater terain to show life of course. Not to mention add the rest of the globe. Atlantis. A canal UNDER the Suez canal. I'm not saying it wouldn't be hard, but look what they've done with BF1942!

05-17-2005, 02:28 PM
I was actually thinking about this for a little bit. For a simple 'Nautilus' mod, simply do the following:

1: Increase sub toughness well beyond what is standard, to survive ramming.

2: Increase surface flank speed to high levels for ramming other ships.

3: Remove all sub weapons.

Hopefully the collision damage model will take speed into account (I think it does) and allow you to sink ships through high-speed rams. If the game detail is high enough, you can probably just make the front of the sub extremely tough, meaning that you can't just allow yourself to be rammed by other ships, you have to do the ramming yourself. The sub is already tough enough to survive numerous hits on the surface.

05-17-2005, 02:52 PM
Now there's a story I should have read a long time ago... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

05-17-2005, 05:58 PM
Cardshark, that's actually a really cool idea that I hadn't thought of (though assuming that I think is a dangerous endeavour http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Someone (with talent http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif) should develop it!

05-18-2005, 07:58 AM
Thanks guys. Hope someone reads this and takes the inititive (not a programer unfortunatly.)
In regards to Comassion's post. You would need to rework all the ship models. No C3's durring the time period. Sail and SOME steam only.

05-18-2005, 08:45 AM
Originally posted by InfectiousDust:
Now there's a story I should have read a long time ago... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

But be careful, the first english translations cut a lot of scientifical explanaitions. I've my spanish translation, wich is about twice the size of the english translation of my gf! When we compare, seems that the techs are missing in favour of the action! Half the fun is out!

05-20-2005, 07:45 AM
True. There are several dif. versions in English. The one I have (can't remember off the top,) seems pretty good. It mentions a few of the technical misinterpretations in the forward (specificly mathmatical ones. I.E., the nautalis DIVING to a shallower depth!)

05-20-2005, 12:20 PM
A proper Nautilus model would be smart too!