Sailaway Update V.0.9.021 – A quick hot fix

Hello Pioneers,

Following yesterday’s update, here’s a small update to fix some issues not quite fixed in the last update plus some new additions.

Fixes & Improvements
  • Switching boats should no longer cancel a challenge or race.
  • Fixed an issue where improved challenge times were not posted to the leaderboards.
  • Foresail Sheet and Halyard hotkeys should be fixed (again).
  • Adjusted foam colour so that it no longer looks blue on browner waters.
  • Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune have been added to the night sky.
  • Fixed an issue where the moon would sometimes not appear.
  • Added a further 55,000 lights, buoys, wrecks and other obstacles along the US coast.
  • Fixed an issue where lights were not mounted correctly on buoys and did not flash.
  • Fixed an issue where line graphics would stop updating.

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

Sailaway Update V.0.9.020 – Performance updates & a new horizon!

Hello Pioneers,

This update focuses on an issue we believe is the main cause of players crashing when a large number of boats are on screen at once, with a particularly large community race to celebrate the Volvo Ocean Race on the horizon we want to get these performance improvements in place to make this as smooth as possible.

Performance Improvements

Multiple improvements have been made to how Sailaway handles textures and memory allocation, this should stop the root cause of the crashes people are experiencing.
Alongside this improvement there has also been work done to speed up the various background tasks Sailaway computes while you sail, these refinements should lead to better performance on certain hardware.

Horizontal Horizon

We know this is something that has been bothering many of you so we have adjusted the horizon so that it straightens up after a short time, this should hopefully make playing a bit more comfortable.

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Bug Fixes & Other Improvements
  • Fixed player’s avatar icons becoming distorted/corrupted
  • Boom is now centred when the mainsail is not raised
  • Rain particles no longer appear to be coming from inside the boat
  • Jib and Halyard hotkeys should now work again
  • The Gameplay menu has been adjusted to show what settings affect one boat or all boats
  • You can now disable extended ingame boat tooltips via Gameplay > Show Tips
  • Fixed an issue where all boats would seemingly get entered into a started challenge

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

 


Weekend Races – Shallow waters in the East Siberian Sea

Hello Pioneers,

Here are this weekend’s races!

Remember, if you don’t want to sail alone, you can look for a crew in the Multiplayer Forum, there are plenty of sailors looking for crew members or boats to sail with. Perhaps some of you more experienced sailors could team up with newbies and spread the knowledge?

Long Race

 

Anzhu Islands Long Race

Saturday 14th October – 03:00 BST / 04:00 CEST / (Friday 13th) 19:00 PDT / 11:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 210NM
Est. Race Time: 32 hours
Weather report:☁️ More detail[on.windy.com]

A race around the freezing Siberian island of Anzhu, watch out for running aground as some of the waters are very shallow.
Badge:

Medium Race

 

Santos Medium Race

Sunday 15th October – 21:00 BST / 22:00 CEST / 13:00 PDT / (Monday 16th) 05:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 15NM
Est. Race Time: 3 Hours
Weather report: 🌧️ More detail[on.windy.com]

A nice course that ends in the Brazilian port of Santos.

Short Race

 

Perpignan Short Race

Sunday 15th October 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PDT / 21:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 5NM
Est. Race Time: 50mins
Weather report: ☀️ More detail[on.windy.com]

This week we’re near the French city of Perpignan.

Share your progress on Twitter and Facebook, and the Steam Forums – we’d love to hear what you think and how you got on!

Enjoy and safe sailing!

The Sailaway Team

Sailaway Update V.0.9.019 – An increase in weather accuracy and more fixes!


Weekend Races – Virgin Islands

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races – keep your suggestions rolling and let us know where you’d like to race.

Long Race

Virgin Islands Long Race

Saturday 7th October – 18:00 UTC / 20:00 CEST / 11:00 PDT / (Sunday 8th) 03:00 JST

Est Distance: 165 NM

Est Time: 33hours

Weather report (on Windy.com)

Race from the US Virgin Islands, around St Martin and on to Nevis in the Caribbean.

 

Medium Race

Hell-Ville Medium Race

Sunday 8th October – 12:00 UTC / 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PDT / 21:00 JST

Est Distance: 15 NM

Est Time: 3 hours

Weather report (on Windy.com)

A race around the Madagascan island of Nosy Ambariovato, which way around will you go?

 

Short Race

Darwin Short Race

Sunday 8th October – 04:00 UTC / 06:00 CEST / (Saturday 7th) 21:00 PDT / 13:00 JST

Est Distance: 5 NM

Est Time: 50 mins

Weather report (on Windy.com)

This week we’re off the coast of Darwin in Northern Australia.

 

Share your progress on Twitter and Facebook, and the Steam Forums – we’d love to hear how you got on!

Enjoy and safe sailing!

The Sailaway Team

Weekend Races – Norwegian Fjords

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races – as requested we’ve made the long and medium start and finish lines twice the width to fit you all in, let us know what you think!

Long Race

Nesoya Island Long Race

Saturday 30th September – 10:00 UTC / 12:00 CEST / 03:00 PDT / 19:00 JST

Est Distance: 115 NM

Est Time: 23hours

Weather report (on Windy.com)

A race along the coastal archipelagos of Norway. Watch out for the wind changing, the fastest route will change as time moves on.

 

Medium Race

Îles Kerguelen Medium Race

Sunday 1st October – 04:00 UTC / 06:00 CEST / (Saturday 30th) 21:00 PDT / 13:00 JST

Est Distance: 15 NM

Est Time: 3 hours

Weather report (on Windy.com)

A tricky race through the islands surrounding the Kerguelen Islands, one of the most isolated places on the planet.

Short Race

Vancouver Short Race

Sunday 1st October – 20:00 UTC / 22:00 CEST / 13:00 PDT / (Monday 2nd) 05:00 JST

Est Distance: 5 NM

Est Time: 50 mins

Weather report (on Windy.com)

This week we’re in the famous Canadian city of Vancouver.

 

Share your progress on Twitter and Facebook, and the Steam Forums – we’d love to hear what you think and how you got on!

Enjoy and safe sailing!

The Sailaway Team

Weekend Races – A trip through the Spratly Islands

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races – and a shout out to all our community race creators who are making great events, if you’ve not already had a look at the Player Created Races already then take a look in the Races section of Activities.

Long Race

Spratly Islands Long Race

Saturday 23rd September – 02:00 UTC / 04:00 CEST / (Friday 22nd) 19:00 PDT / 11:00 JST

Est Distance: 155 NM

Est Time: 31 hours

Weather report (on Windy.com)

A race in variable winds though these beautiful yet contentious atolls.

 

Medium Race

Isla Alta Medium Race

Sunday 24th September – 20:00 UTC / 22:00 CEST / 13:00 PDT / (Monday 17th) 05:00 JST

Est Distance: 20 NM

Est Time: 4 hours

Weather report (on Windy.com)

A there-and-back race in strong winds around a small island in the south Chilean archipelago.

 

Short Race

Antsiranana Short Race

Sunday 24th September – 12:00 UTC / 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PDT / 21:00 JST

Est Distance: 5 NM

Est Time: 50 mins

Weather report (on Windy.com)

This week we’re at the northern tip of Madagascar.

Share your progress on Twitter and Facebook, and the Steam Forums – we’d love to hear what you think and how you got on!

Enjoy and safe sailing!

The Sailaway Team

Sailaway Update V.0.9.018 – Bug fixes for multi-crew issues

Hello Pioneers,

There have been some wonderfully detailed posts on issues found while trying to multi-crew a boat in Sailaway, these have enabled us to narrow down what is causing them and deploy some fixes. Thank you as always, we have a wonderful community.

This update makes the following changes/fixes:
  • When the boat owner logs off another member of the crew should now seize control of the boat faster.
  • Boats would continue to steer towards the heading set first but they should now update according to any subsequent adjustments from other crew members.
  • Teleporting a boat should no longer leave the crew behind at the previous position.
  • During a race marks should no longer only detect the owner of the boat, it should detect all crew members.
  • All crew members now get mentioned in chat announcements regarding that boat.
  • All crew members will now receive the badge for the race or challenge they are completing.
In addition to these multi-crew fixes we have also adjusted:
  • The previous boat speed restrictions in high wind have been revised.

Any kind of networking related issue is hard to track down so please do report back to us on the forums regarding multi-crew performance since this update.

If you have a bug you would 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

 


Sailaway Update V.0.9.017 – New music, audio and gennaker customisation plus some bug fixes!

Hello Pioneers,

Today we are adding more music to the game along with some new audio and customisation options plussome bug fixes.

Gameplay Music!

Created by Francisco Perez (who also created the main menu music) we now have music for when you are sailing. There are currently six tracks that play depending on the type of weather you are sailing in, from calm sunny days to exciting high winds!
We would love to hear your feedback on having music in the game, would you like more?
If music isn’t your thing or you prefer to listen to your own then you can turn this off by reducing the music volume to 0 in the audio settings menu.

New Audio

We have recorded some new audio for a few effects, there is new audio for the water, sails flapping and ropes being eased and pulled.

Dual Gennaker Colours

There are 4 new customisation packs that allow you to use 2 different colours on the gennaker like so:



Bug Fixes

  • Adjusted navigation lights to increase their visibility at longer ranges.
  • Other boats in your fleet should now travel again while you are online.
  • Adjusted the way map images are loaded to hopefully reduce the chance of them turning white.
  • The missing horn sound when completing a race is restored!
  • The large trench of water behind the boat has been smoothed out.
  • Dolphins no longer appear when anchored.
  • Boat speeds in massive storms were too high so have been reduced.
  • Foam near the boat was affected by boat shadow too much.
  • The Main traveler was operated from the wrong side of the 50′ cruiser.

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

 


Weekend Races – Race to Grise Fiord in Canada

Good day Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races, we hope you’re enjoying the new 50’ Performance Cruiser and using it to post fastest times in the Challenges!

 

Long Race

Grise Fiord Long Race

Saturday 16th September – 18:00 UTC / 20:00 CEST / 11:00 PDT / 03:00 (Sunday 17th) JST
Est. Race Distance: 80NM
Est. Race Time: 20 hours
Weather report:
 More detail[on.windy.com]
A race to the largest Inuit settlement on Ellesmere Island. You’re going against a nasty storm, find your way around the worst of it and head for the safety of the inlet.
Badge:

 

Medium Race

Punta de Gando Medium Race

Sunday 17th September – 12:00 UTC / 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PDT / 21:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 15NM
Est. Race Time: 3 Hours
Weather report:
 More detail[on.windy.com]
A race off the coast of Gran Canaria in the shape of a flag.

 

Short Race

Port Blair Short Race

Sunday 17th September – 04:00 UTC / 06:00 CEST / (Saturday 16th) 21:00 PDT / 13:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 5NM
Est. Race Time: 50mins
Weather report: ☀
 More detail[on.windy.com]
This week’s is off the capital of the Andaman Islands.

 

Share your progress on Twitter and Facebook, and the Steam Forums – we’d love to hear what you think and how you got on!

Enjoy and safe sailing!

The Sailaway Team