Thanks to J.T.’s comments, we have corrected the speedometer for different displacements (tonnage). Let us know how it is working.
Check out the new speedometer. It measures speed in knots. Please let us know if our calibration is correct.
Thanks to our friend Tomas, we have added some new hotkeys in addition to the old ones. Tomas said:
“Hi, I use a Mac computer so you could set the BOW thrust to (Q=left) and (W=right). Then STERN thrust could be (A=left) and (S=right).
I also found a very nice shareware program called “USB-overdrive” for Mac. With that I can set any key on my joystick to correspond to any keyboard key as desired. Might be of interest for other Mac users playing around with your sim.
Thanks for listening to me. Most appreciated that you help us out as you do.”
“We have kept all the old keys the same because I don’t want to confuse existing users, but we have added the following keys:
BOW thruster to (Q=left) and (W=right). (Hold down to activate.)
STERN thruster could be (A=left) and (S=right). (Hold down to activate.)
Left Shifter (Separate shifter/throttle) or Left Throttle/Shifter (Integrated shifter/throttle) (E = increase RPM) and (D = decrease RPM)
Return left shifter to neutral and RPM to 600 (Key C)
Right Shifter (Separate shifter/throttle) or Right Throttle/Shifter (Integrated shifter/throttle) (R = increase RPM) and (F = decrease RPM)
Return right shifter to neutral and RPM to 600 (Key V)
Right Throttle or (Throttle/Shifter combination) (T = increase RPM) and (G = decrease RPM)
Left Throttle (Separate shifter/throttle) (T=increase RPM) and (G = decrease RPM)
Right Throttle (Separate shifter/throttle) (Y=increase RPM) and (H = decrease RPM)
Rudder (U = CCW) and (I = CW)”
Thanks to Phil’s suggestions, we have added upgraded the wind and water instrumentation. There is now a wind gauge that attempts to emulate a commercial gauge. We added a water gauge (which in reality doesn’t exist) to control the water speed and direction.
The settings page still allows the user to choose a wind / water heading in 45 degree increments, while the left and right arrows next to the gauges allow five degree increments. The up and down arrows next to the gauges are used to change the wind / water speeds.
We appreciate your feedback!
Thanks to all your feedback, we have added two new control features.
The first is a rudder in the water. If you select large controls from the startup menu, you will see a large set of controls (now including a rudder) in the water. This is a duplicate set of controls as those in the right panel, but they are larger and closer to the action.
The second change is that for the twin inboard, you can now click between the left and right throttles or shifters and the will move together.
We have upgraded the rudder control to increment by 15 degrees per click using the mouse and 5 degrees per click using the Hot Keys. Read about rudder control under the Rudder heading and the Hot Keys heading. Also, we described the Hot Keys for a Mac.