It's like with Flight Simulator sort of : You do need to buy the next full version, if you want to be up-to-date. The benefit of using a windowed mode is that it allows the program to be minimized and run minimized, and also allows resizing of the program's window to suit your needs. As part of the virtual environment in Virtual Sailor you can add many different types of marine life, the program was made to have additional types of animals created as add-ons, and also to have their behavior fully customizable by add-on makers. Change - Managing boats, changing scenery, changing weather, managing marine life. So the re-purchasing isn't something you really need to worry about.
The Time screen - this screen shows the time of day, time to go until the next waypoint is reached, estimated time at next, time elapsed since start of navigation, distance to go until next waypoint and total distance passed since start of navigation. There are three modes of sea bottom you can select: Simple - This is the fastest rendering mode, it shows just the bottom of the sea without any underwater illumination, called caustics, which is typical to underwater view. Each rectangular area between neighboring elevation points is called a tile, each of these tiles can have its own texture based upon its elevation or texture index given inside the scenery files. You can run the program minimized and let it host a net play session or simulate an ongoing race. To neutralize the buoyancy of your sub, you can press the space button, or adjust the air valve until the ballast tank shows 50% full and rate of flow is zero. Vessels may be controlled by keyboard, mouse or customisable game controllers.
Gameplay Screenshot of command bridge of a cruise ship Players may control a variety of sail and motor powered vessels above and below the sea, interacting with other vessels, changing weather conditions, marine life and dynamic wave movements. I also want to have the joy of sailing. While I'll likely spend some time sailing around the Great Lakes, New England, and the Caribbean in a modern sailboat, I'm chiefly interested in historical sailing ships and would like as immersive an experience as possible when doing so. Virtual Sailor antivirus report This download is virus-free. All the sliders and switches in this panel can be manipulated with the mouse, to turn the rudder you can click and drag upon the rudder indicator, to change the setting of the throttles and thrusters you click and drag upon them with the mouse. On the right side of the dialog you see options related to boat graphics, these include: Hide water in cabin - when this option is enabled, the water and spray will not be seen when you are inside the boat, when it is not enabled the water can intersect the inner decks of the boat and you will see them inside.
Virtual Sailor connects using a peer to peer connection, there is no special server you need to use, any user hosting a game can be found and joined for an online session. We also encourage you to check the files with your own antivirus before launching the installation. Rendering a realistic looking water can be a very demanding task on your computer and graphic card, for some water conditions it is more suitable to render the water as a dark non reflective surface with a lot of foam, and for others it is required to render perfectly calm waters with reflection and refraction and with very small ripples. I saw a new boat released just this day. In addition you will be configuring weather conditions, location to navigate, among other aspects. When you move your mouse to the upper part of the screen the main menu and toolbar will appear. Loop waypoints - when the auto pilot is enabled, boats sail from the first waypoint to the last, if this option is checked it will start the track again upon reaching the last waypoint.
. He has really wanted to play this game for a long time, so i said ok! The list on the left side shows you views you have defined and saved, you can select any of them from the list to go quickly to this point, when you are in pilot view you see through this point, when you are in chase view you see around this point. In terms of simulation, this tool is quite accurate regarding to water and ship dynamics. And if you are having troubles with the game, the person who makes it, Ilan Papini, is always happy to help. And I was promising some screenshots, so here goes.
Head up - the map is pointing where your ship is heading. If your registration is found your program will start automatically after pressing this button. The graphics look ancient in screenshots, but not too terrible in game. Some controls can be moved if some conditions are met, for example you can drag the main sail and jib sail from side to side, but for this the auto sail must be off. There is a great similarity between the file views.
Caustic - This is a fast view which shows some illumination effect but is not accurate enough. Each boat you shoot upon will engage you back if it has weapons of its own, simple naval combat can be started this way, and can also be held in net play mode. Each animal is visible once the observer is close enough to it, if for example, you add shallow water fish they will be visible only at shallow water, for each animal there is also a different behavior, for example, sea gulls will not wish to fly at night or in rain and will head off to shelter. So any experience you get virtually sailing with this software will count on your experience later in the real life sailing. Two main modules compose this simulation tool: sail in a boat, and create a boat. Comments 0 Friends: This site does not store any files on its server. Notes about playing online: Virtual Sailor can play with up to 24 players online, players can be in control of a boat and also guests on boats.
At any time you wish the program to start with default settings, you can delete the vs. Smaller boats are normally more dampened than larger ones, as larger boats have more inertia relative to surface area, so you can easily adjust these values for each boat you wish to change. Shaded sea + shaders + spray + glimmer: This is a very realistic form of rendering ocean waves, the shaders allow pixel and vertex shaders to render small ripples on the water, the glimmer allow the sunlight to reflect from these ripples. Each object in the objects. Virtual Sailor also has changing currents and tides, the tide will change according to time of day, and its magnitude is set by the selection in the weather dialog above, the current is adjustable also but is not configured as a tidal current, you may set it to any direction and magnitude of your choice. The main screen contains the main menu, the toolbar, the status line and the tool tips. I'll post some screenshots later.