Welcome to the BoatU.S. Simulator and Games Page. These products were developed to introduce you to a new and interactive way of learning the basics of safe boating. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a seasoned boater - you are bound to learn something new! The "games" require no special log-in, just click and play. The "simulator" must be downloaded to your computer due to the large file size. View System Requirements and follow the on-screen instructions and prompts to install.
Click on the images below for a description of each.
BoatUS Simulator System Requirements
- Processor: 2 Ghz
- RAM: 1GB
- Disk Space: 360MB
- Video: DirectX 9.0 compatible video card
- Operating System: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
For best performance, make sure all video card drivers and Windows updates are installed. This will ensure a smooth operating experience. Disk defragmentation will improve performance as well.
DirectX 9.0 and Visual Studio 2008 redistributable files must be installed in order for the simulator program to work properly. The DirectX setup in the simulator installation will update all of your DirectX files. Click ’Yes/Agree’when prompted to download. When installation is complete, click ’Finish’ and access the simulator shortcut or access it through your saved programs. Each time you start the simulator to play you will need to wait a few moments while the program loads. Follow on screen start-up commands to begin. If you have questions about actual game play select either the ’Info’ or ’Help’ icon from the simulator toolbar.
To uninstall, use ’Add/Remove’ programs or run the shortcut in the Program Setup.
These programs have been provided as a tool to educate boaters and are not intended to take the place of a traditional classroom setting or online/distance learning experience.