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Virtual Skipper 5: 32nd Americas Cup


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The must have sailing game for all sailing fans. After having VSK3 and 4 VSK5 is the ultimate sailing simulator. Gone is the 17 degree heel angle when sailing upwind or downwind for the ACC boats. You now have to constantly change it all the time to get the best out of your boat, but this is made alot easier now by sailing in auto trim mode and by useing the wind arrow which you keep green for optimin heading. If you turn out of the wind one way or the other the colour of the arrow changes to either red or blue. Sailing this way in VSK5 is more accurate than in VSK3 or 4 and even some of the top notch sailors say sailing in auto mode is better than what they can sail in manual mode. The umpire system has been over hauled in this version and is more accurate. The only draw back now imo is that if you get a penalty you can now ask the boat you got it off, for them to cancel it which is being abused. Just going back to the sailing angles in the ACC, you now sail downwind with a TWA of between 160 165 which is more akin to the real ACC boats. On the graphics side of things the ACC boats are modeled on the 2007 ACC boats. The sea looks more realistic. The landscapes are far more improved and Valencia where the 2007 ACC is being held is done in photo realistic scenery. All the old favourite courses are still there from VSK4 as well as the other boats. Overall a very impressive sim which I would give 9 out of 10. So if you enjoy sailing get out there and buy this game and have fun.

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Considered to be the ultimate in nautical simulations, Virtual Skipper is back with a new edition which will delight all sailing fans and which highlights a magnificent campaign dedicated to the 32nd America’s Cup. The game will allow you to take part in thrilling regattas aboard world-class boats on a sea surging with realism in single and multiplayer games.

  • 3D regatta simulation - the ultimate in sailing in computer games
  • A vast single player game, featuring an America's Cup campaign as the highlight of the game
  • Skipper the 12 official boats of the America's Cup, the Trimaran Open 60, the Offshore Racer and the Melges 24 in single-player or multiplayer games.
  • Navigate the 14 legendary ocean water courses, including Valencia, Marseille, Trapani and Malmö, official sites of the America's Cup. Discover the prime locations for competitive sailing such as San Francisco, Sydney, Porto Cervo, Auckland, Vancouver, the Isle of Wight, Quiberon and Qingdao. We have the exotic in store for you with the Bay of Rio and the mouth of Vesuvius.

System Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Processor: Pentium 4 @ 1.6ghz
Memory: 256 MB (512 with Vista)
Hard Drive: 1.5 GB Free
Video Memory: 32 MB DX9 Compat
Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
DirectX: 9.0
Keyboard & Mouse
DVD Rom Drive 2X
Release date NZ
May 4th, 2007
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