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Virtual Skipper 5 and 32nd America's Cup
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VSK Server Information

For more information - click link below:

Link to all skippers online & Ranking of the first 300

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.

Patches for 32AC and VSK5 (necessary for online play)

The Patch installers are inside zip files. Download the one for your game version, unzip & launch the exe file to install the patch.

32nd America's Cup - Click here

VSK5 (the full game) - Click here

VSK5Online (the free download) - No patch is required for this game

Problems with new Computers & Graphic Cards

If your screen looks like this or is blurred ...

... Click here for more Information

Problems with the VSK Graphics have been reported by VSK Players when they bought new PCs or Graphic Cards. Also this has happened when new Graphic drivers or Windows 10 has been installed. When this happens, you cant read the menus after the launcher starts VSK. A solution has been found, which involves using a Window Hooking programme called Dxwnd and will allow VSK to run.

A tutorial about using Dxwnd for VSK, plus some more information, can be found here

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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