File Description: Virtual Sailor simulates the whole sailing experience, it's main features are:
Accurate wave dynamics above sea and below.
Accurate sailboat and motorboat dynamics.
Accurate and dynamic sailing sounds.
Fully adjustable weather and sea conditions by day and night.
Photorealistic land and sea based on real topographic data.
Diverse and adjustable marine life.
Global land and sea area allows global navigation and sailing.
Simulates saileboat racing including wind shadow effects.
Multiplayer online sailing and racing over the net.
Uses the latest DirectX8 technology in 3D graphics, sound and multiplay.
Advanced and simple to use virtual environment.
Fully interactive 3D instrument panel for boats.
Advanced and simple to use program.
Built to expand, allowing third party sceneries and boats.
Full documentation for making all files of scenery and boats.
New features in version 6.5
Deep ocean waves model added, based upon measured sea spectrum.
Sea graphics is more advanced and containes more options.
Fully functional GPS based upon an actual instrument.
Fully functional RADAR screen based upon a simple radar.
Fully functional EchoSounder which detects land, animals and objects.
New contour map added, shows depth contours and navigation aids in scenery.
Submarines have better dive model and also a true flight model.
Autopilot improved for better handling of sailboats and navigation.
Support for hydrofoil boats added.
Support for smoke sources on boats added.
Support for multiple types of navigation aids in scenery added.
Improved user inteface with more panels and options.
Improved panel activation, and boat changing during play.
Improved joystick input supports additional joystick types.