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Discussion: Virtual O

in: Orienteering; General

Apr 21, 2020 4:11 AM # 
So for those of you stuck at home that haven't tried it I recommend you look into Virtual O the game on steam. Its the best thing I've seen for virtual orienteering. For those of you who don't have a dedicated gaming machine this thing needs lots of computing power to run but have no fear. I signed up for a virtual gaming rig using something called shadow. A month is costing me $9 to try with coupon. It took a week or so to set up my shadow machine but now I'm running this graphics intense game with ease on my crappy 2009 IMAC (not even a windows machine). Check it out if you are curious.
Apr 21, 2020 5:20 AM # 
Terje Mathisen:
Virtual O is very nice, but please disregard this obvious shill.

I have been using it on and off since the first beta (2-3 years ago), always on my laptop which is fast enough without any dedicated gaming hw.
Apr 21, 2020 8:36 AM # 
Has there been any progress on adding extra maps to Vitual O?

The lack of maps seems to be the main drawback. For me catching features is far superior because it offers the ability for anyone to convert orienteering maps and upload competitions. This means there are new maps daily and a huge variety of terrain to (virtually) run on.
Apr 21, 2020 1:33 PM # 
Gratuitous advert...
Apr 21, 2020 4:04 PM # 
My cat is called Shadow. He operates for free when I call him (though I have to buy him food every so often).
Apr 21, 2020 11:18 PM # 
Lots of Virtual Trail O going on:

Current and upcoming virtual events:

Maradj O-tthon
Hungary, multiple (weekly) events
Stage 4, open until 21/04 12:00 CEST:

TempO "From my window"
Spain/Portugal, single competition
Registration open until 23/04 23:59 CEST
Event starting 25/04 11:00 for 45 minutes

Sevilla O-Culta
TrailO, Sprint, Long
Sunday April 26th, 11:00 CEST
Signup open until April 23rd 23:59 CEST here:…/1FAIpQLSe3YxwMQhH8KkxkDZ...

Tour Trevigiano Virtuale 2020…/188-tour-trevigia...
Open until 25.04 23:59 CEST
TrailO + some aditional questions based on Street View. Links at the bottom of the article.

Internet TrailO Smolensk Cup
Russia, multiple (weekly) events
Stage 2, open until 25/04 09:00 CEST:

Two events from Montellano-O Club
1er Trail-O Playmobil Se-Tech:…/1FAIpQLSesSRUHYN4xpKJz4F...
TempO Virtual "Se-Tech":…/1FAIpQLSdPtyIBGdsOL3yDFH...

Pętak InO 2:
April 26th, mass start 20:00 CEST,

TrailO Cuenca: May 2nd, 11:00 CEST. Signups until April 30th.
Apr 22, 2020 12:33 AM # 
I must say I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry about the shill comment. No animals were harmed in the making of the advertisement and I am in no way connected to shadow.
A Concerned Citizen

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