Jaxx Vane Studio Live is a live stream showing game development live.
Currently I am working on a prototype for a sailing game to evaluate the chance to promote it to the official new, and first, project for the studio.
These videos represent highlights from the complete streams on Twitch that usually last several hours.
In this episode:
- Plans for the day
- Implementing DirectInput controls
- Impelemnting 'direct' and 'progressive' modes
- First testing with steering wheel
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Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/kunosstefano
Checking the weather is probably the most important thing you can do before going out sailing. In this video I'm showing the two programs I use for weather forecasting: Meteo Consult Marine on the mobile phone and Xygrib on the laptop. Both are free and have pretty accurate weather information for several days.
Heaving to is a way to stop the sailboat in the middle of the sea, in a stable position. It's a good skill to have, because it can stabilize the boat in rough weather, with less risk of being rolled over by the waves. But heaving to is also handy just to take a break, perform some tasks or even eat. This video shows how to heave to a modern cruiser with a narrow keel. Of course, this is just an example of what works for my boat. Every boat needs a different combination of sails and rudder position to heave to, so practice is essential to find the best way. Do not wait for a storm to try heaving to, practice it in good weather first.
Sailing in the fog can be quite disorienting and the risk of collisions is increased. My strategy to deal with the fog is based on awareness, visibility and the use of electronic systems like AIS and GPS to keep track of the ship's position, surroundings and nearby boats.
It's easy to remember the collision avoidance rules by remembering 4 words: maneuverability, sail, starboard and leeward. As explained in this video, these will help you decide who has the right of way when two ships are on a collision course.
Every boat has an optimal heeling angle, where she sails fast and feels light. But if the boat gets overpowered and heels too much, steering becomes difficult, the speed decreases and sailing becomes uncomfortable. In this video I'm discussing 4 ways to reduce heel when the wind gets too strong.
It's possible to steer a sailboat without changing the rudder position, just by trimming the sails in a certain way. This video shows how the sailboat keeps the same heading just by properly balancing the fore and aft sails, without any action on the steering wheels. On a philosophical note, this can be seen as an application of the wu wei principle (doing by not doing) or as Alan Watts put it, the principle of "not forcing".
Benjamin Franklin once said that "if you fail to prepare you are preparing to fail" and it's true for sailing too. In this brief video I discuss the importance of planning your sailing trips. Once you're out on the sea, you must have everything you need with you. You have to know in advance where you will go, for how long and what are the foreseeable obstacles. You also need to be aware of the weather forecast for the duration of your sailing adventure. Then you'll be able to fully enjoy sailing.
I took a trip up the Chesapeake from Harrington Harbor North to Hart-Miller Island, stopping overnight in West River. Most of the way was motoring. The same was true of the trip back. After 6 hours of motoring in the Sun I went to put away the main sail when the wind picked up and I got an hour and a half of a great sail. The wind was coming out of the south (which is the direction I was heading) so I made a couple of long tacks across the Chesapeake. This sail captures the reason that I moved my boat from the Potomac to the Chesapeake.
Captain Cook is famous for his voyages to Australia, but on his travels he went to places a LOT colder, including right down to the Antarctic. Imagine no modern waterproof clothing, a basic wooden ship with no modern conveniences, electronic navigation or communicatioon etc and going totally into the unknown..
We needed to do a "shake down" cruise to test a few things. When we came in we over powered the sails, and "shook down" anything that would fall. This is a video of us passing the marina at about 6.8 knots, about a knot under full hull speed. Yes, we know the boat is over powered, yes we planned it, yes there are other ways to sail a cruising vessel. But, it is what it is.
Rescue those who are being taken away to death;
hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not requite man according to his work?
Proverbs 24 vs 11-12