Well, here we are, voyagers on the net, and interested in the Nor’Sea 27 sailboat. The NewsLine has set up this site for owners & wannabes to match course & speed and have a gam. Once you have the software on your computer, any time you sail to this site you can talk live to any other person who is also here.
From time to time we will have an author or other experienced owner
talking about a specific topic here at the Nor’Sea gam site. If you have
a subject you think you would like to hold a special GAM about, just drop
us an e-mail and we will schedule it!
You can then just sail back here to this page, match course & speed, and talk directly to them, or any of the other people that will also be here for the gam.
Best of all, just like in the past, this gam is totally free!
If you would like to be a featured author here at the gam, or would like to suggest a topic that you think everyone would be interested in, please drop a note to the NewsLine Editors
For more information click on:
Requirements to use
Using the software
In order to use the Firetalk system you will need at least:
Computer System: PC
Operating System: Windows 95/98/NT4
CPU: Pentium™ 120MHz or equivalent processor
Memory: 16 MB RAM
Sound Card: Full-duplex sound card required
Connection: 28.8 (minimum) Internet connection
Installation: 2 MB of free hard drive space
Accessories: Microphone and speakers
To get started the first thing to do is download FireTalk program and
( Sorry FireTalk will not work on Mac at this stage )
Just click on the firetalk button below and follow the direction.
To get a look at all you can do with this software just click on this!
How do I install Firetalk?
Read the following detailed directions. But it's not as hard to install it as reading directions!
Firetalk has a user-friendly, easy installation process, which will install the program to your computer. In addition, a step-by-step sound setup will walk you through configuring your microphone and speakers.
To install Firetalk, follow the steps below:
the file FTSetup.exe from the Firetalk Web site
2.Save to an easy to remember location on your computer,
such as the Desktop. Save file as FTSetup.exe
3.After download is complete, locate the FTSetup.exe file
and double click to begin installation.
4.Follow the instructions provided to install Firetalk.
During installation, the following 10 steps will guide you through configuring your system for optimal performance within Firetalk:
Step 1. Introduction
Introduction to Firetalk and the Setup wizard. Click on
Next to continue installation.
Step 2. Windows Sound Setup
1.Windows Sound Setup will automatically check your
computer’s sound card and volume settings.
2.Firetalk may make some suggested changes to volume
settings. Click Accept for changes to take effect.
3.To continue to next step of installation, click on Next.
Step 3. Volume Settings
1.Test your volume level under step 3 by clicking on the
Play Test Sound.
2.Move the slider bars for both Master Volume and
Wave Out back and forth to set volume.
3.Once volume adjusted to desired level, click Next to
Step 4. Record Volume
1.Your microphone’s playback and recording volume can be
adjusted in this step. Click Test Microphone Settings to
2.Speak into your microphone and you will hear your voice
echo back to you.
3.Slide the bar for Mic Volume to desired volume setting.
4.If you are using a laptop, it’s recommended you put a
check in the box labeled Are you using a laptop?
5.Click Stop Test once finished, then click Next to
Step 5. Transmit Sensitivity
1.Begin measuring your microphone’s sensitivity by clicking
on Measure Background Noise, which starts a 5
seccond test. Please do not talk during this test.
2.The sensitivity can then be manually adjusted by moving
the Microphone Sensitivity slider bar. Move to the right
for Less sensitivity and to the left for More sensitivity.
3.You may click on Back to return to the previous step and
hear how your voice sounds.
4.If adjusted properly, click Next to proceed to the next
Step 6. Network Test
1.Firetalk will test if you can connect to the Firetalk
servers. Click on Test Network Connection.
2.Allow test to complete. Click Next to continue.
Step 7. Finish
Setup wizard is finished. Click on Finish to exit setup and
Step 8. Internet Connection
1.A screen entitled Internet Connection appears. Here
you are asked how you connect to the Internet; via
Modem (a direct connection) or a Local Area Network
2.Select your method of Internet Connection and press
3.If you selected Local Area Network (LAN) on the Internet
Connection window, then a screen entitled Firewall will
appear. If you select Modem, then you will see a screen
entitled Sound Settings (Step 9).
4.If you selected Local Area Network (LAN) you should
select whether you are behind a Firewall and click the
Next button. If you selected Modem you can skip to the
next step (Step 9. Sound Settings).
Step 9. Sound Settings
Here you are asked if you are using a microphone and
speakers or a headset with a microphone. Select your
type of sound equipment, and click the Next button.
Step 10. Installation Complete
1.Options to view the README file, launch Firetalk, and
choose whether or not you would like Firetalk to
automatically launch when you start your computer
appear on this screen. The README file contains the
latest news and information about Firetalk.
2.The installer closes and returns you to your desktop,
where you will see a Firetalk icon. This icon is used to
start Firetalk if it is not set to automatically run on
3.If you do not want Firetalk to be automatically launched
when you start your PC, place a check mark in the box
next to this option (the last option).
4.Then move FTSetup.exe into the Recycle Bin; Firetalk is
now installed on your computer and you will not need the
Note: If you later change your mind, you can access this (and many other)
options using the Tools menu. For more
information on this, please reference the Firetalk Options section of the User Guide.