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Sailaway - The Sailing Simulator

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Its....... got accurate sun and moon and stars! :biggrin:

 

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Ehehe,

looks a lot like Illan Papini's Vehicle Simulator....

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54 minutes ago, jcomm said:

Ehehe,

looks a lot like Illan Papini's Vehicle Simulator....

In some respects better and in some not so much.

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I've been enjoying SailAway Simulator quite a bit lately.  Currently I'm on the Bering Sea challenge...what a long trip lol, and I thought I was crazy to do long haul 777 routes.... Thankfully it keeps going while logged out.  Still looking at a week and a half or so due to the tacking.  However Bering Challenge aside, it is somewhat relaxing, yet requiring enough of a challenge to remember what all those trim lines do.  

If we are going to compare SAS to a flight sim, I first was going to compare it to FSX/P3D because of the whole world scale thing, but really, I would compare SAS to SOAR.  SAS seems very dedicated to blue water type sailing/cruising/racing, and very focused on getting sailboat physics as right as possible on a PC sim.  Like SOAR it can really teach you about the finer points of that type of hobby.  As it is still early access, it still has a lot of room to grow.  I do think it has a lot of potential, especially if a wear n tear failure system and survival aspects are incorporated.  More sailboat types will be awesome too.

From what I understand the SAS Dev team is small but dedicated, so hopefully this sim will grow into something great.

Cheers

TJ 

 

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Cool! I was in the free pre-alpha before it went early access. Learned alot about sailing. But IDK if I could spend $40 for an alpha. There's other finished products out there trying to get to my wallet.

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10 hours ago, HiFlyer said:

Its....... got accurate sun and moon and stars! :biggrin:

 

...and also raindrops on the window....:happy:

Regards

Bill

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Looks really cool. Will have to get hold of that.

Wonder if it simulates being mown down by a supertanker which didn't see you when you are halfway across the Pacific and offline? :laugh:

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Be interesting if it allows for dead reckoning navigation, does it have a compass and knot meter? Better yet if it accurately displays solar system objects and star positions in real time all it would need  is a simulated sextant to provide an altitude of the object.Before the why would you not use a gps starts the answer would be to practice sight reductions on a simulated cruise.

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I wonder if I could make money coding and then selling a "Sleep Simulator" or perhaps a "Watch the Grass Grow Simulator"... :laugh:

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But.......does it have wing flex :ph34r:

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Actually, it would be cool if it had an accurately usable sextant simulated in it, after all, any half decent sailor still carries one in case their GPS goes U/S, and if they've gone to the trouble of simulating celestial objects, then it seems like a no brainer for one to be able to use that stuff, hell, they could even put a simulated analogue wristwatch in there too so you could use that as a makeshift compass as well.

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21 hours ago, n4gix said:

I wonder if I could make money coding and then selling a "Sleep Simulator" or perhaps a "Watch the Grass Grow Simulator"... :laugh:

It exists now with all the glass cockpit equipped aircraft in flight sims zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Cool, thanks, will have to check it out some day.

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