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Welcome to Northspace
Information and files to help you enjoy Virtual Skipper (VSK)


Click this link to see an animated tutorial
on the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing

Rules Tutorial


New Northspace skins to download (and the original!)

 
 
           
           

Click on the name of the skin you want.
Save the file to Documents\[Your Game version]\Skins\Boats\Acc
Dont unzip the file - just save it as it is
Select skin in Virtual Skipper

 


 

Basic Information

There are three versions of the current VSK game:
* VSK5
* VSK5Online
*32nd America's Cup

VSK5 requires you to pay to download it and will have all the features of the game.

VSK5Online is free to download and you can race online with the VSK5 players but there are some disadvantages:
* Playing Solo offline is disabled. It seems this remains disabled, even if you upgrade the game by paying the fee. So to do this, you need to pay for VSK5 & download it seperately.
* The race editor is disabled (the bit that lets you make your own race maps).
* If you use custom boat skins (your own hull design), then you can see it but the players online do not.
* Same for custom avatars
* There is an increasing delay in getting into the online race lobby, which reaches a maximum of 10 minutes.

32nd America's Cup is the previous version of the game. It can be patched to make it fully compatible with VSK5 and it will have the same features as VSK5, except for the apprearance of the menu screens and the boat skins that come with the game.

The original plans to charge an annual fee seem to have been dropped.

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File locations for different game versions

The game has its files in folders in two main locations on your PC. The basic game files are by default placed in your C Drive alongside your Program Files. In Windows Vista, this is
C:\Program Files (x86)\[Your Game Version]

Your personal game files (results, profiles, new boats etc) are placed inside your Documents Folder. In Windows Vista this is
C:\Users\[Your User Name]\Documents\[Your Game Version]

Many of the file locations mentioned in this website relate to the game version "32nd America's Cup", which is the version I use. So the file locations given in the pages of this site will need to be changed if you have another version:
* VSK5 (the full, paid for game)
Replace the '32nd America's Cup' part of folder & file address with 'VSK5'
* VSK5Online (the free download)
Replace the '32nd America's Cup' part of folder & file address with 'VSK5Online'

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Patches for 32AC and VSK5

32nd America's Cup - Click here for the info & download on the VSK forum

VSK5 (the full game) - Click here for the info & download on the VSK forum

VSK5Online (the free download) - There is no patch for this game

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This is a list of the Game versions:
1. AC32 not patched = version 2.0.0 (dvd) or 2.0.1 (download)
2. AC32 patched = version 2.0.2
3. VSK5 = version 2.0.3
4. VSK5 Online = version 2.0.4
5. VSK5 patched = version 2.0.5

Compatible versions for online play are: 2,3,4, and 5

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