Windows - 1997
Description of Sub Culture
Sub Culture is THE best underwater simulation game I have ever played, bar none (well, except for Archimedean Dynasty perhaps).
In the spirit of mercenary games e.g. Privateer, Sub Culture is an open-ended game allowing players to accept missions or just explore their surroundings. As a freelance mercenary running dangerous missions, you trade goods at the various cities and-- on the side of course-- bring peace to your underwater world where a nasty war is raging between two undersea nations Procha and Bohine. Trading is integral to the game, as you must earn cash to upgrade her equipment. You can make money by prospecting for ore, pearls, and scrap metal, or by completing the missions that advance the plot, which starts off interesting but gets even better as time goes on.
What qualifies this game as a simulation rather than trigger-happy action game is the fact that all objects and creature have been designed using realistic physics models which affect movement through the water. For example, if you stop your sub, you'll drift. This can make it difficult to accurately line up targets, but at the same time it really makes you feel as if you're moving underwater. If your joystick supports force-feedback, the game provides near-perfect immersion: you'll feel collisions shaking the ship and explosions rocking your little sub.
All in all, Sub Culture is a wonderful underwater simulation that is even better than MicroProse's underrated SubWar 2050. It might disappoint arcade fans due to some "lull" periods of relative quiet as you navigate to the waypoints and just taking in the amazing surroundings. For the rest of us, however, and even for reflex-impaired people like me, Sub Culture is a must have. Highly recommended!
Review By HOTUD
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Comments and reviews
J.D. 2023-10-15 0 point
another game from my childhood, everything went ok, the installation, music and cutscenes works great, until i started playing, the game is slow and very choppy fps, not even dgvoodoo2 program can fix this issues. then i find out it's somehow it's tied to the MHZ speed of the cpu (which is something i never heard of, very weird and unusual for a game) and i'm not risking playing with my cpu setting just to fix one game. so i installed it on my older pc and it works with no issues.
Monkeyboy 2022-12-16 1 point
Here's a tutorial I created to play this game in WINE with UBUNTU. I got it working just fine:
MasterBlaster 2022-10-15 1 point
the problem with the slow game is a old timing query by the most Ubi-Soft games. The solution is quite simple. Got under Windows 10 to the settings = system = energy safe option = energy settings = setup for energy safe = extendet option = now go down to the porocessor energy setup = and set the percent to 13% or less, that the main speed from your PC is by 350MHz, than the game runs in normal speed. Is you frequency to high, than the game runs very slow, that is very funny ;-)
Joshua 2021-04-25 1 point
The music wont play at all and cutscenes are missing, controls seem messed up too as I cant change tools nor use the suck-o-matic
Obsti 2020-11-18 4 points
If the turbine/engine sound of your sub annoys you, you can replace it.
Go to the installation directory, subdirectory "waves". Find "PROP3.RAW" and rename it, e.g. to "xPROP3.RAW" as a backup. Then copy the "PROP4.RAW" and rename the copy to "PROP3.RAW". Basically, you replace the PROP3 sound with the PROP4 sound which is much less annoying.
Walrus 2020-09-05 2 points
The game starts, but it is extremely slow. I use nglide 2.10 with a high-spec gaming laptop. Is there any way to play the game at normal speed?
BERSEK 2020-08-28 0 point
The italian and spanish version are missing. The iso version miss those languages.
Atenos 2020-04-21 2 points
I was able to get the game to run under Windows 10 by downloading nglide and playing the SC3DFX application. You can download nglide from http://www.zeus-software.com/downloads/nglide
VINZ0R 2019-07-07 -1 point
Doesn't run properly. The ship is all slowed down and in slow-motion. Running 3DFX executable under Windows 10 with nGlide 2.00. Anybody have other suggestions?
TGP 2019-01-14 0 point
Hi! it doesn't work.
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