Sailaway Update V.0.9.035 – Race creation is now open to everyone, Race Teams and some bug fixes!

Hello Pioneers!

Player Created Races has been a feature tested by a small group of dedicated players for a while now and they have been busy creating all manner of races for players to enjoy.

 

Player Created Races

From today we are opening up the system used to create these races to all Sailaway players to get as much feedback as possible before we exit Early Access, if you are interested in creating races for others please visit the following page on our website for instruction on how to get started: https://www.sailawaysimulator.com/player-created-races/

 

Race Teams

A new feature with this latest update is the ability for players to create a Race Team, these teams are a way for a group of sailors to make their racing teams more official.

Richard explains how this feature works below:

“Your current team is shown in your user profile just underneath your profile picture. If you are not a member of a team yet, you see the button “Show Teams”.
Clicking that ‘Show Teams” button will bring up a window with a list of all active teams.

Underneath that list is a button called “Add new team”. But, becoming a team captain does not come lightly. The button will only appear when you have won at least 3 races with 4 or more competitors.

Clicking the “Add new team” button will bring up a new window where you can enter the name of your team, a description and set the team logo. You will automatically be added as leader of this team. This should show in your user profile. After that you can invite other people to join your team. These people can be assigned a role. The Leader, Co-Leader and Manager can invite/uninvite sailors and edit the team data itself. The Senior can only invite/uninvite people. And the Sailor can just sail.

After you have set up your team, you can go to the main menu, to the boats section. In the right top corner there is a drop down called “Add extra boat”. By selecting one of the options that start with “Team:” a team boat is added. Only the original creator of the team can do this. But once a boat is added, it will show up in the boat menu of all members of your team. And all of them can jump on board by selecting the team boat. There is no need to invite them when you want to go sailing.

The leader, co-leader and manager can edit the appearance of the team boats.

Finally, the order of the tams in the window that shows all team is not random or alphabetical. Teams are ordered by their team rank. The best team will appear on top. Winning races will improve the rank of your team.”

There is a large amount of new player shared functionality with the inclusion of this feature so don’t be surprised if things don’t quite work as they should first time, please report any bugs with this feature in the usual way.

 

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where telltales on the Folkboat would remain visible when the sails were lowered.
  • Sailors who completed the recent Canary Islands Long race should now have the correct badge.
  • Fixed some issues with leaderboard waypoint distances.
  • Fixed an issue with deck anti slip and deck cabin textures not being loaded correct from the Workshop.
  • Seagull SFX should no longer play when the Sailaway window is not the focus.
  • Ctrl + Shift + U should now work again for all players to hide the UI.
  • The navigation window should now remember its last position and size.
  • Fixed the Windows 32 bit crash issue 32 bit users had been encountering.

As always 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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