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 on: Today at 09:08:18 
Started by Swadro - Last post by Mr Robville
I am personally not a fan of subscription models, though in this case it could have its advantage.
With the ShipSim games there was a recurring problem of a lack of support, even within Vstep's doors. When I did customer support, I'd often receive requests for improvements that on the surface would appear very easy to implement. But it was impossible to do so because the knowledge had already disappeared about an engine that is very user-unfriendly to figure out. Vstep had already moved on to their next product basically.

With a subscription model and a brand new platform to build on, I'd reckon the main advantage is that they have an incentive to keep everything updated, and actually have money to allocate resources on fixing/improving issues. With ShipSim, once it was out, it was out, and from the day of release, the chances of improvements being made would decrease by the day.

@Traddles,
PC tech has definitely improved. I always thought of my last PC to be pretty quick since it was good back when I bought it. Until after 8 years I realized that it simply wasn't anymore. I now assembled a machine that isn't even top of the line at all, and it is already light years faster than my previous machine. These specs are pretty alright for the average new PC nowadays. It just sucks that since chip shortage, the average PC now seems to cost what a top of the line machine used to cost pre-2019.

@MokMok,
Although P2W is indeed highly profitable, Vstep considers this a simulator rather than a game anymore. Since there is no inherent player vs player challenge in a simulator, nor the flexibility to alter ship behaviour without ruining the realism, a P2W model doesn't seem to fit that well in it. Though I would not be surprised if at some point they'd opt to have custom paint schemes in there if there is a large enough audience.

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 on: October 01, 2022, 15:08:35 
Started by Swadro - Last post by MokMok
Hello again Luc,
In the August Email from Vstep there was a poll which included the hardware requirements.
The hardware requirements mentioned are :- Windows 10 / 11
                                                                  Memory 16GB Ram
                                                                  GPU Nvidia 1060GTX or Equivalent.
Hardly a typical Windows PC.????? Or am I possibly totally out of touch nowadays, now that I am getting very old?

To run Nautis Home properly, I think that this game isn't suitable for running on an average Windows PC. It seems to be that you need a state of the art game PC to run this game well. While Virtual Sailor NG doesn't need that high hardware requirements to run this game.

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 on: September 30, 2022, 19:06:42 
Started by Swadro - Last post by Traddles
Hello again Luc,
In the August Email from Vstep there was a poll which included the hardware requirements.
The hardware requirements mentioned are :- Windows 10 / 11
                                                                  Memory 16GB Ram
                                                                  GPU Nvidia 1060GTX or Equivalent.
Hardly a typical Windows PC.????? Or am I possibly totally out of touch nowadays, now that I am getting very old?

Regards,
Angus.



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 on: September 30, 2022, 18:00:46 
Started by Swadro - Last post by MokMok
Vstep should better introduce a pay to win model (P2W) in Nautis Home in order to acces extra features and to achieve higher levels, in stead of using a monthly/yearly subscription model. Pay to win is very common in (naval) wargames like World of Warships and War Thunder. Advantage of P2W is that a game is free with only basic features enabled.

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 on: September 30, 2022, 16:00:59 
Started by Swadro - Last post by LucAtC
Hello Angus,
Please tell me the requirements, indeed nor the Nautis Home August, and September for that matter, Update newsletters seem to contain hardware requirements, except indirectly the now famous ...
We are confident that NAUTIS Home will run on a typical Windows PC or Laptop with a recent GPU.

As well, the issue of wind and currents has not yet been addressed, and the subscription could benefit from some clarification : Will it be possible to hire a month - or 6 eventually - from time to time?
The comparison with MSFS 2020 is, I know, not quite right, not honest, but it is also surprising that downgrading Nautis 3 to Home takes so much more time and efforts than upgrading Ship Simulator 2008 to Nautis.

Having re-read my previous post, I wonder if the sarcasm wasn't too much diluted in nice talk. I find all that a bit ridiculous.
Anyway, wait and see !

Regards,
Luc

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 on: September 30, 2022, 14:49:38 
Started by Swadro - Last post by Traddles
I am rather concerned about the hardware requirements as listed in the August newsletter. I did not expect such a big increase in the hardware requirements. I attach my DxDiag which is sadly below the required level.
Not sure if I can find the money for a more powerful machine. With the increase in costs of heating fuels from tomorrow in UK things are looking rather bleak.

Regards,
Angus.

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 on: September 30, 2022, 10:54:04 
Started by Swadro - Last post by LucAtC
Hello, to paraphrase the ad and laugh a bit.

Whether you're a simulation enthusiast, a maritime professional wanting to keep your skills sharp, or the head of a maritime training organisation, Nautis Home will meet your expectations for the minimal annual outlay of just under €60, perhaps as much as €72 during the Early Access period. In a little over a year, it will be just under €100 per year.

It's exciting: Indeed, thanks to a graphically dazzlingly accurate environment, the enthusiast will be able to learn the finer points of docking various ships with multiple tugs, subject to strong and variable wind and cross-current. The realism of the manoeuvres will amaze professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Of course, it remains to be seen whether the subscription will be like (for example) Netflix, with the possibility of leaving and returning, what quality the internet connection should be, etc.

A bit like MSFlightSimulator 2020.

Regards,
Luc

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 on: September 30, 2022, 09:18:18 
Started by Swadro - Last post by oldman777
Because NAUTIS Home will be first released in Early Access, we will introduce the software to you for Early Access pricing. Licenses are going to be available on a monthly or on a six-month basis. We will update the website soon with more information, stay tuned! 

Multiplayer will have a prominent place on the roadmap and will be rolled out in phases next year. 
Our aim is to have a feature complete NAUTIS Home ready by the end of 2023!

Yours sincerely,
NAUTIS Home Team

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 on: July 19, 2022, 10:09:01 
Started by cindi - Last post by cindi
Hallo,wollte mal wissen,ob das German Forum abgeschaltet ist,weil keine Einträge statt finden.
mfg,cindi

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 on: June 15, 2022, 14:51:29 
Started by Swadro - Last post by CapnCrane
The main question is.........  WILL IT HAVE MULTIPLAYER?  That's the main question. No multiplayer - I go elsewhere, if there is multiplayer - I'll think about it.

But from the name (Nautis HOME) & subscription payment model it looks like a home version of professional software for a single user who would be paying monthly for it's usage.  Doesn't sound like a community based game.

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