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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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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.

See actual notes for OS X.

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No Icons in "Programs" or on the "Desktop" (Offline Mode)

See update 1.110.705 in Tactical Sailors Lounge!
See notice dated on 5 July 2011 here.
There are no icons visible in "programs or on the desktop" (links). Instead there is a Java-Script in "Downloads", which I put on the desktop. But after a second time, I tried to start that script, and the icon was not available on my Macbook. So I had to install the game again and again.

Answer: No, you didn’t have to! You can start the game any time after the first set up – offline and without an internet connection. See update version 1.110.705 in Tactical Sailors Lounge.

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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.