BASIC MARITIME ROUTES
Made with the Blender 3D game engine.


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Links
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Memo
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https://www.blender.org/
All about Blender open source
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https://www.blender.org/download/releases/
Download version 2.79, or 2.79b


INTRODUCTION

My site is mainly about the past ages and bygone times of a limited area.  Blender changes from version 2.8,  as the the original game engine is removed due to the Blender updates. There is no problem in downloading Blender 2.79/2.79b from the archives and there is a link to it from this site. 

2.79b or 2.79 required to open my blend route file.
Version 2.8 onwards no longer suitable for my requirements as the orignal game engine removed.

You do not need to understand Blender  as it is only required  to open  the route 'blend' file.
Should version 2.79 become unavailable in the future I may change to the Launcher system which I have tried and tested out.
For now I am  continuing with 2.79b which is easily downloadable,  at the time of writing.


Use any of the routes or any of the content at your own risk as regards possible computer lock-ups, or loss of data, etc.
Perhaps make back-ups of any important files and scan files for any possible viruses or malware.
Descriptions, measurements,  dates, content, details... might be approximate or guesswork.
The routes and content are NOT for commercial use.

GENERAL
Roaming camera keys are home/end and arrow keys.
Animations and preset vessel movements keys 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Drivable ships are not now included as discontinued.
Esc. to leave the route.
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Extract or drag the route folder from the zip file.
There are 3 items blend file (route), texures folder, readme.
Open the blend file.
Next ...Either method..
With mouse pointer over window press key P.
or tab 'game/start game engine'.
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I have discontinued making further coastal routes following around the UK coastline.
The era will be approximately early 19th century, age of sail,  with guesswork and approximate.
A quick look on the Internet shows many of the old harbour turned into marinas.
Some have become silted up but many have changed into to marinas with surrounding shops, housing and leisure complexes.

By choosing a limited small area of the river Ribble, Douglas, Mersey and river Dee it will avoid most of the current maps showing the many converted harbours and docks with their marinas.



Past Ages and Bygone Times perhaps only an instant away