SailSim - Sailing Simulator 12+

Sailing simulator for everyone

Dimitris Rouslan Zavorotnitsienko

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As a Live-Aboard I wanted to create something anyone could use for learning, as well as for those rainy days when going out to sea is difficult but you still want to sail

The simulator was created to provide sailing knowledge in a fun and intuitive way. The main goal is to have fun and learn something along the way. Hopefully that goal is being achieved with every update i make to the simulator.

* Play with others in a Multi-Player session
* Collect Stats and share them with others
* Test your self through Exams
* Try out different sailing vessels
* Learn different parts of a sailboat
* Learn sailing through simple yet instructive courses
* Check out marine terminology and sailing equipment
* Explore Adventures and Solve Challenges
* Use Keyboard or Game Controller

* Currently available vessels are
* Laser - Olympic
* Catalina 22 - Classic (Fin Keel)

Current Sailing Features
* Keel Control
* Keel vs Vessel velocity & mass effect
* Boom Direction
* Boom Jibe & Tack forces
* Boom Vang Control
* Main Sail Folding & Unfolding
* Jib Folding & Unfolding
* Jib Sheet tension & Winch Control
* Rudder vs Velocity control
* Rudder & Turning circle based on vessel mass
* Rudder reverse control
* Outboard engine control
* Outboard engine prop walk effect
* Drift effect vs Sail direction
* Vessel Heel & Potential Capsize effects
* Jib and Main Sail "Rudder Pull" when used separately
* Wind dynamics based on vessel velocity and direction
Much more...

SailSim applies actual physics to simulate the behavior of a sailing vessel. This means you can actually capsize or sink a vessel if you are not careful. In some cases the sailing simulator can even reproduce unpredictable results based on your actions, selected parameters and conditions. The visuals are meant not to be too serious where it doesn't matter as much (Environment in specific) but playful and fun.

I spend a great deal of time on the physics of the simulator where a vessel can receive up to 30 or more forces dynamically at the same time, so the vessels are not just bumbling around but are actually getting the forces you would get in real life (mostly since nothing is perfect).

Although by no means this should be considered as an exact replication of the actual sailing process, it does provide things you shall encounter when you step on any boat. If learning is not your thing, it is very addictive to just play with a sailboat and physics applied to it when the wind is howling outside and you have nothing better to do.

Some controls and reactions of the sailing vessels in this simulator have been set intentionally in an awkward way and not as a typical Sailing Game would do it. This is done to try and replicate what you shall encounter when controlling a sailboat by yourself.

I am having a blast developing this as an ongoing project. Spend lots of sleepless nights just because the specific environment or function is just too fun to stop making. Hopefully others will appreciate the work that is made by just one man on a small boat at sea :)

* Make sure you update to the latest available version as i fix bugs and release fixes and new functions as i go.

Please note that i designed the simulator with good graphics and physics in mind. Since i do not have the resources to check the simulator on older devices, if your device is older than 2 - 3 years, the simulator might not work properly. Unsupported older devices may manifest faults as broken texturing or in general the look of the simulator will not be as in the description screenshots.

* If you find faults (bugs) not related to graphics but based on general behavior, please don't hesitate to mention it by sending me an E-mail and i should have it fixed in no time.

Terms of Use:

What’s New

Version 4.51

Very big integrations in this update!

The initial Multi-Player experience has been laid. The whole SailSim - Multi-Player system for interacting with other users in real time is called "Cross-Play" and can be enabled in the General Settings menu (It is disabled by default). See others as they sail in a level and interact with them accordingly. You can begin noticing smaller things as well (While logged into the Game Center) during Lesson tests and other areas, which unify the Multi-Player experience.

Save and Load data is now available as well.

SailSim Portal has been introduced as the entry point to everything Multi-Player related.

Please note that to take advantage of all these features, you must login with the Game Center (colorful button in the Main Menu) as SailSim needs a way to connect everyone.

Greek Translation is now Finished! - Took me quite a while to complete the translation. If you notice something incorrect, please let me know as it was a big ordeal and i might have missed something.

Lots more to come...

PS: As my resources are limited, the Multi-Player integration took most of them to implement. There may be bugs or unexpected behavior, especially if the session is crowded. Take the Multi-Player (Cross-Play) functionality with a grain of salt and understanding. I will keep improving upon this and will try to make it better. You can always disable it if it bothers your game play.

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The developer, Dimitris Rouslan Zavorotnitsienko, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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