Just what I needed Thanks for making the app I've been looking for! I immediately bought all available extensions, price is peanuts compared to the damages done by trying those docking scenarios with a real yacht. :-) To the disappointed reviewers complaining about game levels, graphics etc: this is not meant to be a fun game, it's meant to actually teach candidate skippers to dock a yacht. Feature request: I'd love to see a boat with twin rudders, as they have horrible handling by the lack of propwash.
Want to learn boat handling - then buy this OK the free version is very limited but having chanced my €3 for the version you can enter weather and use the other precooked scenes I found this very useful. I then quickly purchased the scene creator option as the precooked scenes are more for gaming than realistiic learning. I created my berth which often has a cross wind and figured out how best to berth - this will save me hundreds in gel coat damage. Oh - I use a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 the stylus is handy for placing objects in scenes. Provide a deck level view of approach and it will get 5 stars.
Pretty good. Line handling is awkward. Engine controls are a bit slow for a34 foot boat. The opposition pays no attention to the rules of the road. I would like to see a southerly 35, twin rudders and a bow thruster, thus no control over the stern unless moving.
The free version has very little to work with. I made the mistake of purchasing the scene creator feature, which was absolutely a waste of $6. It's quite painful to construct marinas given how you drag an object from a single point, causing the entire alignment of the object to be thrown off. There are a lot of pre-made scenes to choose from but none are a basic marina with slips and fingers on each side. Given how difficult the scene editor is, it's apparent why they don't make more natural marinas. Furthermore, line handling is a mess.
The harbor is full of boats that are out to get you. Hardly realistic. Docking is hard enough as it is. The app needs a traffic control button. Also, don't 40+ feet yachts usually have bow thrusters?
Good Docking Sim! Good stuff. To that guy who complained about lack of bow thruster, I have a 43' boat without one. Many large boats don't have them. Realistic physics here. I was able to spin this game boat almost in its own length using foreard/reverse and prop walk just like I can my real (full keel) boat. However, three things less than perfect. One, the timer encourages one to hurry. This is stupid from a realistic perspective. Two, the other boat seems like it's actively trying to interfere. Three, getting a line to th
Latest compilerversion (2.1.1)
A new 33 feet Boat.
Improvements in the editor -
boats do not float arround anymore. Sound is disabled in editor.
Bugfix when posting result to facebook.
Wheel and throttle can be enlarged and split for better handling.
Dock dolphins will not cause much damage.
Userscene thumbnails are now shown correctly.