Post by virtualcolossus on Jun 23, 2021 11:29:01 GMT
Just to let you know you all might be interested in my latest simulation - Virtual Enigma.
It's a free, full 3D simulation of Enigma I and Enigma M4 you can take a look around and use which will run just in your browser, no install necessary.
You can switch rotors over, set the Steckerbrett and change all of the settings including the Ringstellung just like using the real machine. It even includes a transceiver which you can use to send Morse code encrypted transmissions between yourselves, just set both transceivers to the same frequency!
There are a few automated transmissions frequencies too which will allow you to receive hourly enciphered Enigma message for you to try to decipher.
Take a look and see what you think - the enigmaworldcodegroup website was invaluable in getting a better understanding of how to use the various documents required to decipher messages (especially the M4's complex methods).
Post by virtualcolossus on Jun 23, 2021 15:42:10 GMT
Yes! Switch on the transceivers on both (switch bottom middle to any position other than off [although officially, one to right]) and make sure the frequencies are set the same (green knob marked Frequenzeinstellung). Using the clipboard, type your message into the input box provided and press the transmit button at the end. Morse will be sent to anyone on that frequency.
Automatic encrypted transmissions are sent regularly during day (see Automated messages and challenges in Tutorial button) if you have no friends due to working on random WW2 simulations in all your spare time!
Post by virtualcolossus on Jul 12, 2021 13:30:19 GMT
Hi and thank you!
I've just tried and it appears to be working correctly as far as I can see. Have you tried sending between two browsers on your own machine or to someone else?
On both versions you have running, switch on the transceiver (dial bottom centre - just move it to the right off the Aus setting). Turn the green dial diagonally up-right from that switch (it's marked Frequenzeinstellung) and check the text helper in the top-left of the screen to confirm you have the same frequency on both machines (3700Hz for example) Click on the Clipboard button on both. Type a message in the input box (just under the four blue buttons) and click the transmit button at the right hand end of this. It should send and receive the Morse Code for your message between your browser windows (or to a friend with the same frequency over the internet).
Also worth trying: if you open up the Tutorial button, there is an option at the bottom for Automated messages and challenges. Follow the instructions here to try to receive the automated encrypted messages that are regularly sent by the server.