Virtual Sailor supports a global scenery model, this means that whenever your boat is inside any scenery boundary the appropriate scenery is loaded for this area. When playing online it is recommended that all players have this option turned off, or positioning will not be the same for all players. These types include; ballistic cannon, machine gun, guided missile, rocket and torpedo. Since most of the simulation takes place at sea, you would expect the waves to be realistic, and they are. If your registration is found your program will start automatically after pressing this button. In short, this is a good option for lovers of sailing. To avoid this artifact disable the clipping of reflected land.
Selecting the date will show the following screen. Head up - the map is pointing where your ship is heading. On the right side you see a list of existing sceneries, selecting any of them will center the map around this area, you can also zoom in and out and pan the map pressing the left mouse button and dragging it until you find the scenery you wish to use. 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. Measuring collisions - When two boats head towards each other and their courses are not parallel their courses will intersect, the boats will become closer and closer until they collide of pass by each other. Each boat and each scenery object you shoot upon can sustain a certain amount of damage, when hit a simple explosion will be seen, when the damage is larger smoke or fire will be seen as well, boats will sink when this damage is more than what they are able to sustain.
Virtual Sailor should not be used for actual navigation, the author of this program is not responsible for any direct or indirect outcome of using Virtual Sailor for real world navigation. The Good: Flexible game engine, good wave graphics with low system requirements, easily modified with lots of user-made content already available , relatively low price The Not So Good: Not much default content, no explicit tutorials, small audience What say you? 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. Virtual Sailor also accounts for underwater currents, which you can set from the weather dialog, and also for local underwater turbulence created by the waves, this turbulence decays as you go deeper and also becomes smaller with smaller wave size. It was just the norm. The game has quality graphics and support for a large range of features; it compares favorably to especially with the much lower price , but I think the fact that people are much more likely to drive a boat than pilot a plane makes the game less attractive to the masses.
Selecting the date will show the following screen. The combined wind acting on your boat will be the sum of the constant wind you set in the weather dialog and the gusts you define here. It is important that all players use the same land settings, especially the same land size in order for the positions of the boats to be transferred and shown correctly for all players. You can run the program minimized and let it host a net play session or simulate an ongoing race. Atmospheric glow - as the sunlight passes through the atmosphere, especially when moist or foggy, the air itself glows a little making it brighter, this makes very beautiful sunsets, to allow this effect enable this option. The main screen contains the main menu, the toolbar, the status line and the tool tips.
Enjoyed it up until 2014 or so then it went unnoticed. Please note: All titanic virtual sailor 7 files listed on DownloadJoy are either indexed from other file hosts, or uploaded by our visitors for their own usage. Selecting modes - the radar map has four modes of display: North up - the map is pointing north. This sextant is provided for the purpose of virtual celestial navigation, it was tested and found to have acceptable level of error like the one found in real observations. Help - Shows you the keys used in the program and the information about this program and your serial number, you can also see the list of keys by pressing K. Show reflections - Virtual Sailor shows reflections on boats smaller than 50 ft in length, unless this option is off. You cannot download real-time weather conditions from the Internet, although creating the conditions yourself is part of the fun.
Reflection + refraction + shaders + spray + glimmer: This is the most realistic mode for shallow water and calm seas, it is also the most demanding mode on your video card. Comments 0 Friends: This site does not store any files on its server. To shoot the selected weapon press Backspace, or joystick button 1. At any time you wish the program to start with default settings, you can delete the vs. Avoid sailing into wind - when the auto pilot is enabled, and the boat is a sailboat, the boat will check if it is heading into wind and fall down to either side to avoid going into irons. When the text mode is enabled you will see a scrolling list of all program messages and chat messes appear onscreen, this list shows you the time each message was sent, and the name of the sender, it also shows you the names of players on the right side of the screen.
The use of weapons in Virtual Sailor is optional, it is not the main goal of this program to simulate weapons, however, for the purpose of completeness the main types of weapons in use in naval warfare are simulated and can be used. Users can create add-ons including boats, sceneries and marine animals to share with other players. Some controls on screen have sliders, and some have knobs, for example to zoom in and out using the telescope view press on the knob and drag the mouse up or down to rotate it. When you run Virtual Sailor for the first time you will see one or more of these input screens: The registration screen: This screen is required for the program to identify your registration, if you have purchased your program online please enter the first and last name you used for purchasing and the email you received the program to and press Ask for key. The program creates by default particles, rocks and plants using standard textures read from the scenery, and allows you to adjust their size and density, the five sliders on the right side of this dialog control these settings.
Hot Virtual Keyboard packs a number of advanced features to make on-screen typing faster, easier and more accurate. This dialog becomes active once you have a boat, then you have the following view options: Pilot View - sets you at the bridge, with default point of view for this boat. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Virtual Sailor 7 can automatically adjust your sails for maximum speed, or you can adjust all of the rigging yourself. Vessels may be controlled by keyboard, mouse or customisable game controllers. The first time the program is run a configuration file is created and saved, this file is called vs. Managing waypoints and routes: In Virtual Sailor you can have up to 64 waypoints, these waypoints are shared between all boats in the scene, however you may assign different waypoints to each boat, thus creating different routs for each boat.
See objects in fog - to conserve frame rate, objects are not rendered beyond their visual range, however this doesn't provide a very subtle effect of a big ship emerging from fog, to allow these effects enable this option. The new Part Editor lets you create entirely new guitar licks, riffs and grooves at will. 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. The closest distance between the boats is calculated by the radar and is shown on the upper left area as closest point of approach and time to reach this point. Virtual Sailor 7 can run on a wide variety of machines, since it is built to use DirectX9 it is essential that your computer has a video card which is capable of supporting 3D hardware acceleration, and is compatible with DirectX8 or better. Round waypoints - when the auto pilot is enabled, the boat navigates to the closest waypoint but does not pass directly through it, rounding it from either side when necessary.