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Author Topic: Wind and Manouvre  (Read 1483 times)

Luigi Cesarano

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Wind and Manouvre
« on: December 05, 2009, 16:32:18 »

Why the wind don't influence the manouvre in port?
Thanks for the cooperation
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McGherkin

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Re: Wind and Manouvre
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2009, 16:53:11 »

Because this is a game, and not Vstep's professional simulator.
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mvsmith

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Re: Wind and Manouvre
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2009, 17:04:10 »

That is hardly an adequate, nor a knowledgeable answer.
In Ship Simulator 2008, the wind does not act directly on the ships. The wind does affect the sea state, which in turn affects course holding to some extent. The wave height in ports is limited to a light chop, so the affect of wind is very small.
To have the wind act directly, and realistically, on ships would greatly complicate the dynamics.
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Stuart2007

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Re: Wind and Manouvre
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2009, 17:45:18 »

Because this is a game, and not Vstep's professional simulator.
To the point though.

Ciao Luigi

Vstep also produce some professional simulators, as McG said above. Ship Sim is primarily a game for those who aren't professionally involved in the maritime industry and who wouldn't be trained to recognise or react to vessels in wind. Also, added complications would make the game harder for 'younger players' to master and would perhaps put them off. Ship Sim certainly isn't a training aid to ship handling (although PRO is) any more than Grand Theft Auto is a training aid to car driving. It's fun; enjoy it!
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