It’s been awhile but hopefully what I have to share today is worth the wait. First off, big news, it’s a new boat! A beautiful 32′ Offshore Racer with hydrofoils, inspired by the Figaro Beneteau 3.
We’ve also fixed a boatload of bugs and as some you may already noted we’ve made a change to leave the offline sailing penalty in the players hands. Now the organizer of the event is in control whether that penalty is on or off.
Full Patch notes
Added the new hydrofoil 32′ Offshore Racer.
Changed routines for particles, floatation, boat friction and boat stability to accommodate hydrofoils.
Boat names were sometimes partially occluded by the hull of the boat.
Small bugs in displaying lines that are being controlled.
The list of lines to be controlled with the Q/E keys no longer shows trim lines for sails that aren’t raised except their halyard or furl line).
Helping hand button no longer pulls lines of sails that aren’t raised.
Helping hand now says: Easing genoa halyard from 100 to 0% to make the genoa more round.
Improved autofocus feature.
Saving and restoring the size of the navigation window sometimes resulted in wrong sizes and wrong positions.
Extended the theoretical global sailing area from S80 – N80 degrees to S89 – N89 degrees.
The penalty for offline sailing in long distance races and challenges can now be set by the organizer of the event.
The color of foils were not copied onto the boat when a Steam workshop item was applied.
We are still working away hard on the map editor and we’ll giving you more information on how you can influence the direction of this in an upcoming update.
This update brings two big new features to the world of Sailaway, the first is a brand new boat and the second is integration of Steam Workshop to allow players to create and share their boat customisation with others.
New Boat – Nordic Folkboat
The goal with this new boat was to create something which was easier to learn to sail in, with only the one line to worry about the Nordic Folkboat had all the character the team wanted from such a boat.
In the near future this boat will replace the cruiser that exists in the tutorials so that learning to sail in Sailaway becomes even more straightforward.
As always with new boats feedback is appreciated, if you come across any issues with this please let us know in the forums.
Steam Workshop – Boat Customisation
It is now possible to save your boat customisation options out to Steam Workshop so that you can share them with other skippers and we have also added the option for you to upload your own textures on various parts of the boat for additional creative control!
Boat customisation is in the same place as before: Main Menu > Boat > Edit boat customisation. In the new Steam Workshop menu on the left you can select a new boat livery from any published on the Workshop or save your current configuration to a new item on the Workshop to share with others.
All current liveries previously made by the Sailaway Team are already in place on the workshop so they are still available to use.
Integrating Steam Workshop into an online game such as Sailaway was no easy task and while we have been testing this internally we would appreciate any feedback from yourselves on any issues you come across so we can improve this feature as we move forward, this should be treated as the initial integration of the this feature.
Here’s one we made earlier!
Here’s a quick video to show you how to add your own images. It only shows the sails but ALL the textures on all available boats are editable! Enjoy! We can’t wait to see your creations!
Tips should now only display for lines you actually have on the boat you are sailing.
Fixed an issue where reflections would flash on the boat hull.
Made some adjustments on how wind animations are handled on the world map.
Made some additional adjustments to a few hotkeys that had issues.
Custom images can now be uploaded for Player Created Races.
We’re pleased to be able to share the first new boat to be added to Sailaway.
Starting today, you can take to the seas in style with the new Catamaran. Modelled perfectly on it’s real world counterpart, the Catamaran features the iconic double hull design for extra stability in the toughest waters.
Put the new boat to the test in a race or just see how far you can travel, don’t forget to share your screenshots and stats with us too!
This update also marks the point at which the game is no loner playable outside of Steam. If you still haven’t moved your account across, here’s a handy guide to help you: https://www.sailawaysimulator.com/steam/
We hope you enjoy the new Sailaway Catamaran!
The Sailaway Team
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