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Frequently Asked Questions

What platforms is Sailaway available on?

Sailaway can currently only be played on PC and Mac. The minimum requirements can be found here

What languages is Sailaway available in?

Sailaway is playable in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Russian & Japanese.
Please note there may sometimes be small gaps in localised text. In those cases the english word or sentence will be used instead.

Where can I buy Sailaway?

This website – https://sailaway.world/cgi-bin/sailaway.world/buyoptions.pl
Steam – http://store.steampowered.com/app/552920/
Humble Store – https://www.humblebundle.com/store/sailaway-the-sailing-simulator

This is it, the above list are the only people that are authorised by us to sell Sailaway and the only places that we see any money from. If you see the game on sale elsewhere it is safe to assume it is not legitimate and should purchase at your own risk. If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is!

What is Steam?

Steam is a digital distribution platform for games and software that includes helpful integrated features such as forums, guides and automatic updates. If you would like to know more please visit: http://store.steampowered.com/about/

I purchased a Steam key for the game, how do I redeem it?

You will need to add the key to your Steam account, please visit our Steam information page for step-by-step instructions on how you do this: https://sailaway.world/cgi-bin/sailaway.world/post.pl?p=steam

How do I control my boat?

The mouse is the primary form of control in Sailaway but there are some keyboard keys to be aware of to help make some things easier:

Left Mouse Click + Drag Pull / ease trim line under the mouse
Right Mouse Click + Drag Look around
Mouse Wheel Adjust the map zoom when over map, adjust the camera zoom when over the simulator view
Q / E Toggle through list of trim lines
W / S / Up arrow / Down arrow Pull / Ease selected rope (or mainsail if nothing selected)
A / D / Left Arrow / Right Arrow Steer
Page Up / Page Down Toggle through preset camera positions
Shift + W / A / S / D Move the camera
Shift Page Up / Shift Page Down Stand up / sit down
Esc Back to default camera zoom (if zoomed in or out), Stop pulling trimline (if selected) or open Main Menu
Numpad - / Numpad + Adjust the map zoom when your mouse cursor is over it


In the left top corner of the Sailaway screen there is a button with a ? question mark on it. If you click that, you can open the list of keyboard shortcuts.
Most of these keyboard shortcuts can be adjusted in the main menu under Options - Gameplay.

Where can I find the log file?

IMPORTANT NOTE: Send the Steam log immediately after an error occurs, and before you reload Sailaway to play again. Otherwise, the error log will get overwritten and will not have the error information to help the development team find the source of your problem.

On PC:
Right click on Sailaway from your Steam Library
Select Properties from the drop down menu
Select Local Files tab and click on "Browse Local Files..."
Open the Sailaway_Data folder and locate the text file called "output_log.txt"

On Mac:
Open a Finder window
On the Menu bar, go to Go > Go to Folder
In the dialog that comes up, put in "~/Library/Logs/Unity/" and click Go
Locate the "Player.log" file in that folder

What are challenges?

A challenge in Sailaway is a predefined journey that can be sailed at your own convenience. The fastest time to complete those journeys is registered here. Challenges are useful for records attempts like the fastest to cross the Atlantic, or for adventurous journeys.

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