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  1. I can make it work with AHK (forgot that it has to be the right button in OW), but of course it interferes with other use of the mouse at the same time - blocking input, moving the mouse, then moving it back to where it was is klunky. I don't suppose AutoMate has a way around that. But, if the game supported a hot-key enabled automatic rotation of the camera angle around the ship, that would work very well.
  2. Not sure I understand you, Boaty. Is there a way today? Don't worry about teaching me too much. I'm the one that automated discovery of all the OW ports when OW first came out (2015? 2016?) , logged their co-ords and made a map. That autopilot even could report our clan's locations to a live map on a central server. Odds are I know a bit.
  3. On long delivery passages, I like to keep the game in windowed mode. Ideally, I'd like to have the viewpoint rotate automatically, but would settle for a hotkey that advanced the perspective 45* CW or CCW. With a hotkey, i could automate a rotation with something like AutoHotKey. Have not succeeded in automating the click & drag with that tool for NA, or I wouldn't make this request. (Maybe someone else has?)
  4. Minor item I didn't see mentioned before... the tutoral starts with a nice explanation of the terms port, starboard, bow and stern, but these aren't used in the game UI. I hope this means that they will someday replace Left, Rigt, Front and Back. I think that would be great!
  5. This BBC program is, to me, a set of fragmented vignettes from the book. It was fine for me to reminisce with while commuting and they do give the flavor, but aren't a substitute for getting to know the characters and follow the plots. IMO. I'm a few years from my decennial read through of the books, but I'll keep an eye out for an Audible offer I could use on some of Tull's audiobooks if you recommend them.
  6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0101l89 From 2008. Available to listen to for the next 27 days. Naval battles, political intrigue and romantic rivalry loom large in Patrick O'Brian's novel, set in 1804-5 in England, India and on the high seas. Captain Jack Aubrey engages the Spanish at sea and the French on land - but falls victim to enemies at home.
  7. This research quantifies the advances made in ship speed (both merchant and naval) over the time period we're interested in: https://voxeu.org/article/speed-under-sail-during-early-industrial-revolution "What explains these substantial improvements in British ships? The jump in the 1780s is due to the copper plating of hulls which stopped fouling with weed and barnacles, and over the entire period there were continuous improvements in sails and rigging. A big contribution after 1790 came from the increasing use of iron joints and bolts instead of wooden ones (as well as replacing tra
  8. That's good. I didn't know there was a naming system for the 24 point compass, and I didn't think to look for one either...
  9. From the current issue of Quarterdeck: http://www.mcbooks.com/pdf/newsletter_03317f00334081b896f8144a6fa3e636.pdf In 2015, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs program and selected Doctor Dogbody’s Leg as one book he would carry with him to a secluded desert island. “Every time [Dogbody] turns up at the table he gives you a different story about how he lost it, and they’re all totally plausible,” Richards told show host Kirsty Young
  10. The current issue of Quarterdeck has an article and images by Paul Garnett, marine artist: http://www.mcbooks.com/pdf/newsletter_03317f00334081b896f8144a6fa3e636.pdf
  11. If (# of players who don't know the traditional terms) > (the # of players who can box the compass), then there's less confusion overall. The suggestion is based on that premise plus the constraint that the in-game compass won't change. If either of those is not true, then the suggestion is bad. I grant that it is offensive to traditionalists like you and me.
  12. While I am a traditionalist, there is a compromise that could work. To call out headings for the in-between tickmarks, first name the nearest labeled mark: "South", "Northwest", etc. Then, name the direction in which the heading lies from there: "by Southwest", "by North", etc. So, the two unlabled tickmarks between N and NE would be called, in clockwise order: "North by Nor' East" and "Northeast by North". Between SW and W, they would be "Southwest by West" and "West by Southwest":
  13. http://historicalnavaladventures.papertrell.com/ McBooks Press' new site for historical naval ebooks and audio books. It's nice to see series listed in order(*), but note the Kindle limitation -- though I think most of these are also available via Amazon. *At least it looks like they are in order. Recommendations: Fiction with modern sensibilities - Dudley Pope's Ramage series Fiction, contemporary - The works by Captain Marryat, who lived what he wrote about. Mr. Midshipman Easy and The King's Own. Note that Cordingly's book on Pirates is here as an audiobook too.
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