I made this, inspired from this. It’s supposed to be a boat that can also submerge like a sub. It’s a pretty basic design using props from PHX.
Uses the following:
Toggable Wire Hoverballs (uses a simple Expression 2 chip. Coding not done by me)
Eight barrels to make it float in boat mode.
Standard Hydraulics for the doors (I fail at Wire Hydraulics)
Four lights on the front to see when in sub mode.
I got tired with the classic “PHX Sub” design and wanted something different.
The back used to have a PHX Propeller (for sub mode). It didn’t do anything except add to the theme. But since it was too heavy (and when lowering the weight to 1 it refused to spin, I replaced it with an XQM thruster)
But it needs help. It needs a Smart Weld and Weight expert to help make this act like both.
It also needs help submerging properly, without rolling over like a dog or feeling like the two doors I’m using as airlocks are weighing it down when going into sub mode.
I tried using an Adv Input for buoyancy, and when it sinks it rolls over. I tried using Wire Weights, and it won’t sink due to buoyancy. Toggable Wire Hoverballs seem to be the only thing that works. But when it sinks, the entire thing tilts left as in the doors are weighing it down.
Also, “Smart” Welder fails to weld it properly. Or maybe I just fail to know how to use it. But twice I had this thing spaz out, and twice it was unrecoverable, losing lots of hours of work (my fault for not saving, but you can’t predict spaz attacks).
Also, there’s some odd bug that keeps breaking the Expression 2 chip, and the Adv Wire tool. I don’t know what the source is (I’m guessing it doesn’t like Save Games?), but it shows the Inputs of the Expression 2, but everything else is blank. Yet it does show with the standard Wiring Tool.
Please don’t tear this thing apart too much with negative opinions. I haven’t played Gmod in months, and all I need is help with it. So if you can help this thing out so it’ll work perfectly, I’ll be grateful.