View Full Version : GWX2.0 Buoy lights are backwards?

12-30-2007, 02:29 AM
When leaving Kiel, I noted the buoy lights appeared to be backwards. The general sailing rule for lights on buoys and ship direction is suppose to be R.R.R.(Red, Right, Returning). Which means that red buoy lights should be on the right side (starboard side) of the ship when coming in towards the port and green lights on the starboard side of the ship when departing out towards the sea. Instead GWX2.0 buoys lights are green on the starboard side of the ship when returning to port and red lights on the starboard side when deploying out to sea.

I believe this is suppose to be an International thing, but I'm basing my knowledge of this on U.S. boating and shipping rules. Please, correct me if I'm wrong as things may have been different in Germany during WWII.

The buoys in this game do look great though. I would love to see more added to EVERY harbor and channel within the sim as they do add that extra little bit of something most of us like to call "REALISM" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

12-30-2007, 10:50 PM
You are correct, of course. I think that, considering all that is with GWX-2, I am happy.
These faults will be discovered and bought to the attention of the GWX team in good time.
My buoy lights and marker lights, tend to shine through buildings

12-31-2007, 07:38 AM
In SH3 the glare from all lighted objects (from bouys and light houses to fire)will shine though buildings, vessels or anthing solid, its a hard coded stock problem that cannot be fixed Im afraid. - my point here is that its not a GWX issue.

01-02-2008, 04:48 AM
As per the same question on Subsim:

The U.S. uses IALA System B, where red is to starboard entering a port; almost every other country uses IALA System A, where green is to starboard entering a port. See this site (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_mark), which we referenced and hotlinked on the "Buoys" page in the Manual.

GWX uses IALA System A universally, as I think BBW's head would have exploded had we forced him to use different systems in different countries.

I hope this answers your question. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

01-02-2008, 06:05 AM
To mess it up even worse , in the towboat world , the green bouys arent called "greens" theyre called blacks.