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Click and Drag Ruler/Steering Tool Map Movement – if you are in the middle of measuring with the ruler tool feel free to click and move the map, no long will the ruler tool add a point to confuse your calculations. The same is true if you are using the Steering Tool.

Cursor inside Polar Diagram – move the cursor around inside the polar and you will see the boatspeed and VMG information that has only been available before when using the Steering Tool.

Delay Commands – the DC list shows the course set to 2 decimal places. The list of DCs set will automatically refresh when you log in and every 30mins thereafter to prevent expired DCs hanging around. Old DCs that have fired will be removed from the list no later than 30 minutes after they trigger on the server.

Latitude/Longitude Coordinates – on-screen (RH and Top) coordinates are now shown to a maximum of 4 decimal places.

Ruler Tool – click as usual and if you want to know the total distance of several points , hold down the Shift Key and continue adding points – the total of your path will update as you go. If you want to revise a series of points while making them, just hold down the Alt Key (Alt or Cmnd or Option on Macs) and click anywhere and the last point created will disappear – you can continue doing this until you are back at the start-point. Note: Distance and angle values change precision depending on zoom level, up to a maximum of 3 decimal places.

Scale legend – at the bottom RH corner of the game screen, this is pegged to the zoom so that you will always get a sense of distance as soon as you look at the screen. Note: Scale is computed from the centre of the map screen.

Screen – the game display and side panel are now divided by an adjuster – click and move this to enlarge/reduce these frames to your preference. The polar will resize with the panel, to a certain lower limit. The panel can be completely hidden by dragging the divider to the edge of the screen.

Steer Tool Click once to activate the steer tool and then double click to show extra navigation information at mouse position on screen. This extra information can also be toggled while the steer tool is active. Please note that when using the steer tool to set a CC course, the exact value set (and shown to THREE decimal places when sufficiently zoomed) is sent as the command and NOT just the rounded two decimal places shown in the input text field. TWA courses are still rounded as in the text field. If you wish to drag the map while using the Steer Tool you may now do and the Steer Tool will not fix the course in place until you click again to do so.

Weather contours- These now conform to the same speed curves on boat polars.

Weather Updates – when the new weather arrives in the client an Alert will appear on-screen, accompanied by a wind sound, thereby alerting you to the arrival of a weather update.

Zoom - hold down the [+] or - buttons for continuous zoom in or zoom out. You can still always click if you prefer to do this or of course use a combination of "Hold Zoom" and individual clicks.

Great work by the SOL Development Team!!



--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2011-05-23 13:38:34 ---
Looks fine, big "Thank you" to the godesses and gods! But no wind sound (or any other sounds), please!
K3 - it is about a 6 second clip that is only played when a new wx forecast arrives in an open client ;-)

Have you actually heard it yet? Or just the idea doesn't appeal to you?
I help develop the client interface for the best online ocean racing sim there is... __/)/)_/)__
Hi Aaron,

I heard it,
fell almost from my chair in the office and
got strange views from my collegue.
If there has to be audio, what's about a simple "ping"?

ciao
bernd
Hmm, yes, knowing that a lot of the SOL battles are taking place in office environments, maybe a more discrete sound should be used?
Hi Kalle, you got it :)
Gaming sounds may give the expression to others that this a game…

ciao
Bernd
Hello ALL
I'm like- very nice and useful
The sound?? Will let you my wife opinion at next 0430 wx ;DD

Thank you Sol engine development :D
There anyway is a "Boss"-key needed to change everything in a spreadsheet ;-)
A Boss key huh? Hmmm... thinking, thinking...
:-)
I help develop the client interface for the best online ocean racing sim there is... __/)/)_/)__
For me it's even worse. I'm the boss!

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