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.


Java 6 Versions recommended

Windows: Java 6 Version 43 is included in our delivery

After numerous Java version changes with ORACLE we have determined, that Tactical Sailing runs best with Java 6 Version 1.6.43. Install the Tactical Sailing Software from our web site. No matter if you use the CD- or Download- or Demo-version, for all Windows Computer we deliver all software, Java included, from the installation package which we provided. Start downloading the software at Latest Info here.

Mac OS X: Download Java 6 version 2015 yourself from Apple

Java 6 Version 2015

Mac: Java für OS X 2015-001 download here.
Apple: Java for OS X 2015-001 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_65.
Start thereafter downloading the Tactical Sailing software at Latest Info here.

Java 6, 7 and 8 parallel: Yes

Tactical Sailing uses automatically Java 6 version 1.6.43 or higher to be installed. If you need Java 7, you can have installed the latest Java 7 version and operate in parallel.
Note: ORACLE´s Java 8 tries to delete older Java versions. Do NOT allow to delete older versions! Hundreds of programs need Java 6 versions, so does Tactical Sailing.
If you nedd help, write an e-mail and tell us, if you use Windows or Mac to


Windows 7, Joerg F.: "Java 1.6.43 obviously works", on March 11 / 2013.

Windows 8, Michael L.: Question: "I need Java 7, how does it work?"
Yes: Java versions 6, 7 and 8 can run on Windows in parallel.

Mac OS X 10.7, Piotr P.: "It works! Thank you. What an excellent job and creative game."

Windows Java 1.6.43 and 1.7.17
Mac Java 1.6.43 and 1.7.17

Linux: Java 6 download yourself

Linux download hier.
Java SE 6 Update 45. This release brings in security features and bug fixes. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 6 users upgrade to this release.