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Old 12 January 2008, 15:11   #1
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Old 12 January 2008, 17:58   #2
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Mmm some very dubious moves!!! The RIB does seem to coper better than anything else but quite why all the ships seem happy to roll around in the troughs is beyond me. And why the hell did the big ferry sink - unless they opened the bow doors...............
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Old 13 January 2008, 06:57   #4
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Yeah, that's some idiot who has re-written the config file to allow waves larger than the default max of 4metres which the prog was designed for, hence the boats won't behave as they should.

The program is excellent, I ran Shipsim 2006 before this, and when 2008 came out, it went straight onto the computer. There are a few niggles with it, like the voith ferry doesn't have the right controls for a voith, and the cruise ship ASD controls are a bit funny. They have just released an update for multiplayer on it, which is great fun - berthing tankers with tug assistance etc.. is working quite well.

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Old 13 January 2008, 10:24   #5
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Alex, Can this software be used to learn lights/shapes/sound signal and the colregs from something a bit more realistic than a set of flash cards? Neil
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Hello Neil,

Unfortunately not - although there are nav lights on there, the correct displays don't happen if you are towing etc... You cannot control the lights, although at night time, ships sailing on their own do display correct lights.

Col regs in day time is effective though when working with other users. Most take it quite seriously, by using the chat window like vhf to discuss berthing, passing red to red etc... and some even use ship whistles correctly too if you're lucky.

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