DARPA asks gamers to test submarine-tracking simulator

Emil

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the branch of the US Department of Defense responsible for the development of new military technology, wants gamers to test its submarine-tracking simulator. If you think you can best an enemy submarine commander so he can't escape into the ocean depths, you're invited to put yourself into the virtual driver's seat of one of several Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Tr...

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Cheap solution if you dont want to pay analyst or engineers etc.
 

madboyv1

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Guest said:
Cheap solution if you dont want to pay analyst or engineers etc.
That and analysts can only dream up of so many solutions. The more people you have attempting to provide a successful solution for a particular pattern, the better the algorithm hopefully will be. And what better way than to provide competitive people a chance to vie for a leader board position.
 
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when is Metal Gear Rex going to be released DARPA? I'll gladly test play it for you :D
 

Lokalaskurar

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Downloaded this simulator, played around with it a little. Got lost all the time, tricky controlling, no guns blazing... no depth controls for the submarine. Or was there?

As a game, nah... I rather play Bulletstorm. But as a simulator, it's probably the best simulator I've seen.
 

captaincranky

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Downloaded this simulator, played around with it a little. Got lost all the time, tricky controlling, no guns blazing... no depth controls for the submarine. Or was there?

As a game, nah... I rather play Bulletstorm. But as a simulator, it's probably the best simulator I've seen.
The zip for this is only 323MB. I'm thinking that the scenery data files are a fairly redundant call.

Is it as good as the M$ Flight simulators?
DARPA needs a mirror, I'm downloading at 20KB/s
It came down "full blast" for me @ a thundering 124KBs. Although it does seem a bit facetious calling anything about my 1 meg DSL connection, "full blast".
 

Lokalaskurar

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captaincranky said:
Is it as good as the M$ Flight simulators?

Haha, no even those are more exiting :) - sure says a lot come to think of it. The developers sure *tried* putting some excitement into the game.

Enemy Submarine! Class Alpha Foxtrot BBQ! Origin: Unknown! (=Russia). Geez.