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.



The Tactical Sailing Program needs - as all games do - a powerfull Graphics Card! The program was thoroughly tested with the following minimal hardware configurations:

Processor: Any standard PC or MAC System

Intel® Pentium®-4 class processor with at least 450 MHz,
AMD Athlon™ 600MHz or faster, 1 GB RAM.
Linux®: Current Processor (800 MHz or faster), 1 GB RAM.
Macintosh: PowerPC® G3 with 500 MHz or faster, Intel Core™ Duo with at least 1,33 GHz, 1 GB RAM.

Hard Drive: 100 MB

To support the Java program data, tips and commentary (mp3 format), you need to have room for 100 MB of data on your hard drive. The standard amount of Java Data space for temporary data is 1,000 MB, and is more than sufficient.

Graphics Card: 512 MB are recommended!

The most important Hardware for all Games is a powerful Graphics Card. It must have at least 256 MB; 512 MB are recommended! List of tested graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650,

Sound Card: Standard

A sound card is needed to play commentary and tips.
(A MP3 compatible player must be available, e.g. Windows Media Player, Quicktime, etc.)

Internet Access: For initial download and updates

Internet access is required for the initial download and updates of the Tactical Sailing program. The speed of your connection determines how long the load will take; ASL- 3,000 needs about one minute for about 3 MB.

Screen and Window Size: 1024x768 pixels


A screen size of 19 inches is recommended and a window size of 1024x768 pixels screen formats 16:9 and 4:3 also acceptable. We use a standard of 1024x768 Pixel and 4:3 Format.A window size larger than 1024x768 might work, but it depends on your overall system and graphic card power.

Mouse: Standard incl. Mouse-Wheel

A standard mouse is fine but we recommend using a mouse with a wheel. We also recommend using an external mouse with a wheel if you are using a laptop or notebook with a trackpad. A game pad with programmable keys is suitable.

No DVD/CD disc drive, no CD disc is required!

Many computers today have no disk drive anymore, for example, laptops or notebooks. Nevertheless, the latest software can be downloaded here. The test of Java version is NOT nessecary. If you bought a CD, then take the license key out of the CD box inside. The CD disc is NO longer required for installation! Start the installation by downloading the latest software from our server as described, click here.