Controller! Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

This is the page where you'll find some help for those burning questions about Controller!

Q. What is the price of Controller!?
A. Controller! itself is free. Controller! will only work within the Naval Engagement! environment. There will be a nominal fee for access to the Naval Engagement! environment if required. For now our Hosting dervice is hosting us for free. We feel very honored that they have supported us over the years.

Q. Do I need a flight simulator to use Controller!?
A. No! Controller! is a stand-alone application. No flight simulator is required. Although you will have no porthole to look out on the ocean, all data will be available to you, just as if you were in a real CIC (Combat Information Center).

Q. What is Naval Engagement!
A. Naval Engagement! is a real time 24/7 multi-player environment through which Underway!, Captain!, Commander!, and Controller! communicate and controls non-player platforms.

Q. Where do I put Controller!?
A. Commander! can go anywhere you like! Coming soon it will have it's own auto installer that will put everything where it belongs and update your system automatically to the latest versions.

Q. How can I tell if I'm connected properly?
A. The Controller! Chronometer should begin updating as connection to the simulation (Naval Engagement!) occurs.

Q. When I start Controller! a requestor pops up saying it cannot connect to Naval Engagement!
A. One of three things may be wrong:

  • Your internet connection is broken
  • The server IP address is incorrect
  • Or most likely the server is down

Q. Is there a developer's SDK (Software Development Kit) for Controller!
A. Sorry, no. However, if you have any ideas for improving Commander! we will try to accomodate your request. We're always looking for new ideas on displaying data in Commander! that can help you manage your combat situational awareness.

Q. How come I can't shoot anything in Controller!
A. Controller! is a basically an air traffic control station. As such the operator can control the radar but must give verbal or written orders to other units - usually under a force commander's instructions.

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