S/V Lilo, Islander 32
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lafayette, Oregon
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Re: Sail Simulator game/training
I've tried a few here and there, but I don't recall the names as they weren't that good.
As a software engineer, I've though quite a few times about trying to write a good sailing simulator / game, but unfortunately to get the nuances of sail trim and air flow correct, you would need an extremely complex fluid modeling system, way more then I could do, and likely more then a standard PC could handle well.
And that's what I haven't liked about the sailing sims I've played. There too formulaic. If the wind is here, do this and you will get this exact result, and sailing is just not like that, and that's part of what makes it so fun.
If however I am wrong and there is a great sailing game out there, lets hear about it! I may checkout the sailx one listed above...
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