Update V.0.9008 – Surfing waves and wind shadows

Hello Pioneers,

In this weeks update we have rolled out some exciting improvements around sailing itself which will give sailors more to think about when racing in this weekends events!
In case you missed the announcement, here are this weekend’s races: https://www.sailawaysimulator.com/2017/06/07/weekend-races-race-around-beautiful-island-bermuda-18-hour-long-race/

Patch V.0.9008

New Features

Surfing Waves
Waves can now be used to increase (and decrease) your boats speed! Your boats speed is now affected by the size of the waves so you are able to ‘surf’ down waves to gain more momentum.

Wind Shadow
We have added wind shadow to Sailaway so smart sailors can use this to steal wind from others to get the advantage, this is an important feature of real world sailing so we are excited to see it being used in the game.

Players will be aware they are being affected by this technique by the relevant dials going from their normal colour to orange, and then red when it is at its strongest.

Ongoing Race Leaderboard
During a race there is now a leaderboard that displays current positions so you can see how you are doing compared to others in the race.

Other Additions

  • Your local time is now shown.
  • A persistent chat channel has been added for challenges which should help communication during the long challenges like the ‘Bering Hardship’.

Fixes
Thanks to the logs that many of you sent in regarding the crashes you experienced in last weekends races we believe we have fixed the memory error that was causing them.

If anyone still experiences a crash after this update could you please send us your log file, you can find this by following these instructions:

Where possible, please send an output log from Sailaway immediately after an error occurs, and before you reload Sailaway to play again. Otherwise, the error log will get overwritten and will not have the error information to help us find the source of your problem.

Here’s how to do this on PC:

  • Right click on Sailaway from your Steam Library
  • Select Properties from the drop down menu
  • Select Local Files tab and click on “Browse Local Files…”
  • Open the Sailaway_Data folder and locate the text file called “output_log.txt”

…and on Mac:

  • Open a Finder window
  • On the Menu bar, go to Go > Go to Folder
  • In the dialog that comes up, put in “~/Library/Logs/Unity/” and click Go
  • Locate the “Player.log” file in that folder

Please send this log file to [email protected] and let us know what was happening on-screen when you crashed.
Thanks for the continued support!

If you have a bug you’d like to report, please follow the guide for ‘how to report a bug’ and post a new thread in the Bug Reporting Forum.

Happy Sailing,

The Sailaway Team
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