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Old 18-11-2012, 06:29   #166
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I have no access to the server
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Old 18-11-2012, 06:46   #167
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Now there is a info on the VLM website

Site Maintenance In Progress
We are currently updating VLM. It will be available again shortly. ...

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Old 18-11-2012, 06:53   #168
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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

We are all sailors, used to "Events" and this is not really a hardship. I guess there are also too many of us so it becomes more difficult for the server. I understand the issue with redundancy, maybe 1200 x $5 paypal would help with that? Seems like that's very reasonable, I have no idea what the paid races charge.
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Old 18-11-2012, 07:17   #169
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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

Grib Update Schedule

From the FAQ FAQ/en - VlmWiki

Weather GRIB files are downloaded from NOAA every 6 hours, at 3h35, 9h35, 15h35 and 21h35 UTC, these forecast are not continuous but in steps of 3h between the various forecast (0h (observations), 3h, 6h, 9h... 24h). VLM makes an interpolation between two time stamps.
New forecast is used by VLM a few minutes after each download ... and there could be small or even big jump in wind info at that time, depending of the quality of previous forecast.
GRIB files used by VLM are available here: Index of / and come from the NOAA.
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Old 18-11-2012, 07:28   #170
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Hi maitai,

>>> Le site est à nouveau disponible. Afin de laisser le temps au plus de possible de prendre en compte la nouvelle météo, nous ne relancerons pas la simulation avant 16h UTC, voire plus tard.*[?] <<<

Does this meen that the race simulation will start earliest at 16UTC ?

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Old 18-11-2012, 07:51   #171
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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

English qtVlm Wiki - Its a little confusing getting around because the menus are not translated. QtVlm/en - VlmWiki

Here is a link to the English version of the qtVlm Forum, "La Tavern" English forum - La Taverne The translation is not operating on the full page, and beware that the translator is not perfect! Also you need to complete a free registration to use the forum. - It should be noted that this website does not work with Google Translate, you get a 404 error, which is very unfortunate, as it makes much of the website inaccessible, except by cutting and pasting actual messages into Google Translate. It would be very nice if this Forum was a little more international with a unified selection for languages. (Boy, aren't we getting spoiled by the internet!) Maitai is very helpful and does translate comments on the English thread in this forum.
Google Translate can also be very helpful.

Edit the qtVLM Wiki -Google translate version for logging in or registering, (which took awhile to find)
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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

Engine (to say that for a sailing game is a bit strange) is not up yet. Decision has been taken to restore positions as of yesterday 23h11, just before the cut. Engine (lol) will start again somewhere between 16 and 17 UTC. We all feel sorry for that, it's a very rare case and not really under our control (and we don't have money for a more serious provider).

So far so good, good winds all.
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Old 18-11-2012, 08:02   #173
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Thanks maitai,

I think this chosen form of restart is ok for everyone,
Besides it is only a game to test and improve tactics.

Is there a posibility to donate your vlm-project
You are doing a great job, and all for free!!!!

Keep on going
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Edit qtVlm Wiki - you must sign up using the direct French interface here (google translate returns error). Register to Edit Wiki
First line enter 3 letters: VLM
Nom d’utilisateur : user name
Password: xxxx
Conifrm password: xxxx
Real Name:
Then hit Creere un Compet
and go ahead and complete the rest of your preferences, including selecting English.
The entire menu system then seems to be in English, so there are two reasons to Register!
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Old 18-11-2012, 08:35   #175
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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

Message on La Taverne

OK it's all looking good > Restart at 16h45 UTC from positions at 23h10 UTC november 17th (yesterday) with weatherforecast from last update 15h30 utc

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Boats are on the course again
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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

Under "Marks" I would like a way to delete large numbers of marks, either by highlighting them in a list box (using typical Windows controls and short cuts) or by giving a range of numbers (beginning and end).
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You can select an area and right-click->"delete all marks"

VLM server has restarted. That's the 2nd time to my knowlege that something like that happens. Good wind to all, good news is that reals have catch us
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Delete multiple POI/Marks
Select Area. Right Click. Pick Delete Marks. -Awesome!
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Work on Wiki Page, need to add screenshots.
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