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Help / FAQ

Regatta

Do you have a racing board?

Yes: Look at the best times sailed inside the Lounge: Lounge/Race results. 

Which short cuts can I use? (Short cuts)

Short cuts are for example: ESC, space, P, W, S, A, F and left or right arrow. For changing wind direction use keys: N and M. In game modus "Boat Against Boat" use to control 4 boats by keys: X, V, K, L, 1, 2, 8, 9. The Coach´s Toolbox offers more keys for boat control,use keys R, G, B. See Menu <HELP> inside the game and see window "Info" for a description . 
"Arrow keys left and arrow right" are acticated in all games with 2 boats, they are replaced in all games with 4 boats by keys: K-L (as of March 2016). User keys "K and L" instead! Download a list of short cuts here. (.PDF)

Operating by mouse-wheel?

Yes, you can. This is the finest operation you can steer the boat with. Place the mouse pointer into the circle of the area on the analog compass. As long as the pointer is inside this area, any turns of the wheel will make the boat turn in fine steps. Drag&drop the compass needle will also change the boat's direction. Note: Autopilot will be switched OFF when you take over all commands. To return to Autopilot ON, press Tack or Jibe.

Operating a Game Pad?

Operating a Game Pad, e.g. Logitech Wireless F710, is suitable and tested, because of its programmable keys. No programming is required; just fill in a table for the keys to be pressed. Ask us for a Tactical Sailing Profile, which we will send to you. Or visit Tactical Sailors Lounge to download this Profile. For preset keys, see the XXX accessories page. 

Sparring partner ON or OFF

In Regatta Mode you can switch your sparring partner boat on / off. You can compare yourself to it (ON), or you can sail against the wind or time (OFF).

In Game Mode boats have contact with each other; they can touch or even overlap. This is not a mistake, but rather a comparison tool. This shows you if you are ahead, behind, or at the same length as the other boat at any given moment; violation of the right of way is not taken into account.

Boats jitter and Voice stutter

Boats jitter and Voice stutter is mentioned in some cases, if:

- The small windows of the options in the game, e.g. View, boats, tactics, jury, etc. is left open, close Option window when option is selected and then continue playing!
- Option "Sound" is ON, switch to OFF (unchecked).

-  Window size larger than the standard size of 1024x768 pixels
-  too many windows are open
-  too many programs are running at the same time
-  Webcam is active
-  Video, film, or music are running at the same time
-  Notebooks, laptops or old PCs do not have a powerful sound card

To do:
Restart the program.
Reduce Window size to 1024x768 pixels.
Try to upsize the window as much as the power of the system is able to handle.
Shut down windows and programs AND restart your system.
Every computer game needs all the resources of your system (graphics power and memory). You may use a large display of up to 27", but your window size for Tactical Sailing is limited to 1024x768 pixels. You may increase window size up to the maximum size that your system is able to perform. Tactical Sailing runs fine on a window size of 1024x768 pixels.External screens or TVs can be connected via HDMI or XVGA interface, large screens of size > 26" have been tested.
On Notebooks, Laptops or older PCs without a powerful sound card boats may jitter. The loudspeaker draws power, thereby limiting power for the boats to move smoothly. Switch the sound off in Menu "Sound" (unchecked) and restart the program.

No Sound

In most cases the sound system is not working. Test any mp3-music title to play and test your speakers.

In other cases an older Java-Version is installed. The program requires Java-Version 21 or higher. See Technical/Java for details to update Java.

Training

No Sound on Tips

In most cases the sound system is not working. Test any mp3-music title to play and test your speakers.
You can turn the sound on/off in Tactical Sailing. Go to "Sound" under menu, turn it on, and raise the volume.  .
In other cases an older Java-Version is installed. The program requires Java-Version 21 or higher. See Technical/Java for details to update Java.

Can we use Tactical Sailing (Training) to help train young sailors in our sailing club?

Yes, the Tactical Sailing Team especially supports youth directors and coaches. Send us an e-mail at: office[at]TacticalSailing.de

Can I modify exercises to fit other conditions myself, as a trainer?

Yes, we offer a software extension pack to qualified coaches, trainers, and exercise leaders. Send us an e-mail at: office[at]TacticalSailing.de

Windows

Does Tactical Sailing run on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10?

Yes, it runs on all versions of Windows and has been tested on Windows XP Service Pack 3, Vista Service Pack 2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
Make sure to always use the latest Service Pack (free of charge)!

Is an installation on a normal user account possible for my child?

Yes, you have following possibility for setting up a normal user account that allows installations: 
Administrator: Temporarily change the account to an administrator account, perform the set-up as described, and then change the account type back to normal.

Mac OS X

Does Tactical Sailing run on Mac?

Yes, OS X from Snow Leopard, Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra. Make sure that you are using Java 6 Edition Version 21 or higher, e.g. download from Apple-Server. The program has been tested with Java Version 6. 21 up to 65 (2015).

Test the Demo Version on your Mac.

Boats jitter and Voice stutter

Boats jitter and Voice stutter is mentioned in some cases, if:

- The small windows of the options in the game, e.g. View, boats, tactics, jury, etc. is left open, close Option window when option is selected and then continue playing!
- Option "Sound" is ON, switch to OFF (unchecked).

Mac OS X:
-  Window size larger than the standard size of 1024x768 pixels
-  too many other app windows are open
-  too many programs are running at the same time
-  Webcam is active
-  Video, film, or music are running at the same time
-  Notebooks, laptops or old PCs do not have a powerful graphic- or sound card

Tactical Sailing Game:
- Game mode "Against the Wind" and "boat against boat" opened at the same
- To many options turned on at the same time, e.g. "Path sailed" switched to on

Remedy for Mac:
Restart the program and use one game mode only, stop program to select the other mode.
1 Choose a game mode " Against the Wind ".
2 Exit program and restart.
3 Choose game mode "Boat against Boat".
4 Reduce options to display. In the "Options" menu reduce the number of options to display, e.g. the "Path sailed," he requires large system performance and can lead boats to jitter.
5 Switch the sound off in Menu "Sound" (unchecked).

Reduce Window size to 1024x768 pixels.
Try to upsize the window as much as the power of the system is able to handle.
Shut down windows and programs AND restart your system.
Every computer game needs all the resources of your system (graphics power and memory). You may use a large display of up to 27", but your window size for Tactical Sailing is limited to 1024x768 pixels. You may increase window size up to the maximum size that your system is able to perform. Tactical Sailing runs fine on a window size of 1024x768 pixels.External screens or TVs can be connected via HDMI or XVGA interface, large screens of size > 26" have been tested.
On Notebooks, Laptops or older PCs without a powerful graphic- or sound card, boats may jitter or the loudspeaker draws power, thereby limiting power for the boats to move smoothly. Switch the sound off in Menu "Sound" (unchecked) and restart the program.

Java

What is Java?

Java is a standard piece of software for your PC, laptop (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris).< br/> With Java you can play online games, chat with people from all over the world, and play and sail with the program from Tactical Sailing.

Why I should download Java software?
"You can work and play in a safe computer environment with Java technology. Java software supports the built-in computers in toys, cars, airplanes, rockets, and even NASA’s Mars Rover. Java enables interaction on the internet, real-time graphics for the television, instant pictures on cameras and cell phones as well as multi-player games on desktop PCs" XXX www.java.com

Is Java free of charge?

Yes. 
Windows and Linux Systeme see: XXX www.java.com/de/download

How can I check the Version of Java on my system?

Windows all Versions:
Menu: Start, System, Java, Info:
Java 6 Standard Edition, Java 6 Version 26 (build 1.6.0_26-b02)

  • It must be at least Version 21!
  • July 2011: Java-Version: numbers .... 26 ; e.g. 1.6_26

Mac OS X:
Open Java Console.
Check the last numbers:

>>> Java 6 Update 26 or

>>> Version: 1.6.0_26

Make sure, that your system runs Java latest version, minimum: 1.6.0_21!
May 2011: Java Version: numbers .... 24 ; e.g. 1.6_26
In "Software update" you receive the actual version for free.

Java Temporary file size for Cache

A standard setting of Java is required. The temporary file size is 1.000 MB. Open the Java Console to verify or adjust file size for Java cache.

Test Java

Test a demo to see if Tactical Sailing and Java will run on your system.

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