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Board » Technical Support » Random course changes

I have been playing for some time on this site, recently my yacht does random course changes without instruction, I am aware of delayed course set-up and this is not the problem, I have just watched it do it right now, while sailing in a straight line the yacht suddenly did a 90 degree change of course which then reduced performance, I immediately returned it to the right course further reducing performance, why does this happen? worse when I've sat and worked out where I want to go only to find when I return to the game my yacht's decided to go somewhere else. Any ideas?
moocher - as you probably have gathered (from reading chat in various races) I am not a developer, but this problem was encountered a while back by one of our USA SOLers. The problem didn't last long and was, I recall, thought to be associated with some kind of Flash issue.

I am really sorry not to be more help right now, but I will try and find the comms relating to that previous problem.

What I can suggest is that you check you are running the latest version of Flash. You do this by right clicking on the race screen and selecting About Adobe, if you have the latest version then it will tell you.. if you need to update it wil tell you.

The other thing that usually solves any short-term issues for me is a really good browser clean - include cookies! - and then restart the browser.

Hope this is a bit of help and/or the problem doesn't persist!
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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2013-09-18 10:43:28 ---
Hi RainbowChaser,

Thanks very much for taking the time to reply, I do believe I may have discovered what the fault was/is (me) I will explain to you anyway because I am sure other people will encounter this or have done or will do and post the same problem, basically I think what has happened is that I have set a timed course change and returned to the game before it has taken effect thus I have removed the instruction from the delay and made minor course changes,then reset a further timed course change, However, I did not click onto the small clock icon before where I have found the instruction still set and it takes effect and the set time initially given, I think this may have been the cause but not certain.

Cheers

Mooch
Hiya Mooch - ah, yes, the old "forgotten DC" bug... its bitten all of us at least once and some of us a lot more often.

I don't set many DCs but I have trained myself to (mostly) check/refresh the DC tab as soon as I log in to a race.. even before clicking on the chat tab. Then I know that all is clear for whatever I end up choosing to do vis-a-vis steering/course changes thereafter.

Easier said than done.. I know some folks put a small yellow Post-it on the top RH of their computer screen as a reminder!!

:-)

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