Questions and answers

The most commonly asked question: Will this program run on my computer?
Yes, with Windows on your PC, Linux or Mac OS X and Java, see FAQ - Computer.


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What is Java?

Java is a standard piece of software for your PC, laptop (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris).

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"

Is Java free? Yes.

Windows and Linux users see and get instructions from the Tactical Sailing Team at: Java-Hinweise_Windows.pdf

Mac OS X: Mac users receive a free version of Java with their software updates. Here you can read further tips for downloading Java and see screen shots of the process from the Tactical Sailing team: Java-Hinweise_Mac_OS.pdf

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Is Java free of charge?


Windows and Linux Systeme see :


Mac OS X: Mac-User get from Apple a Java-6-Version free of charge, see here

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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.

Make sure, that your system runs Java latest version, minimum: 1.6.0_21!
July 2011: Java Version: numbers .... 24 ; e.g. 1.6_26

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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.

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Test Java

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