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30knotwind



Joined: 30 Aug 2005
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Location: White Salmon, WA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:43 pm    Post subject: Off Season Sailing Fix: WS computer game Reply with quote

Windsurfing the Game
http://www.windsurfing-the-game.com/index.php

When you can't get out on the water, this game fills the void in your life! Very Happy The cost is very low and well worth the hours and hours of fun you will have playing it. Cool You can compete in network games with players worldwide. Currently, most of the competetors are French--the devloper is French. We Americans need better representation from the US so join me trying to break some speed records and topping the Euros!

See you on the "water"!
Chris

p.s. The developer expects to have a wave sailing version out for 2008.
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culbert



Joined: 17 May 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Windsurfing the game Reply with quote

Would it be too much to hope that all the complainers who post messages on iwindsurf would go to this site and have something fun to do when they are not sailing (be gone!) ?
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wsmike



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm...I took the liberty of installing this game. Its kind of fun, for about 10 minutes. I guess if you don't mind graphics that are 10 years behind the times, and unrealistic and arcade-style physics then you could have fun with it.

The demo is all speed sailing, yet somehow you can bust a 25 ft jump off flat water with a 110L board and a 6.5 sail. If there was any kind of wave riding, or real ocean conditions, then I might pay the $20 euro to buy it. Not worth the trouble in my mind.
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kcorr1



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no one wants any trouble in your mind
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wsmike



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...yeah, least of all, ME!
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30knotwind



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give it a chance. For me, the graphics are good enough: 3D with textures. The graphics may not be the very top of the heap, but at least the games and physics (the important parts) are designed by a windsurfer, e.g. downwind is about the speed of the wind, top speed is a broad reach, courses are fun and some are technical.

Half the fun is configuring fins, boards and sailors. The game has 10 different courses/competitions and many different locations all over the world. You can sail on flat water in Aruba or swells in Maui.

It is a video game so jumps may be a bit "fantastic", but hey video games are fantasies; I'd rather be "on the water" busting a shaka than shooting aliens or mowing a lawn in a fantasy "sim" world!

The independent developer is not making much on the project, but at least he's trying to give us a place to go when we are hunkered down for the winter! And the better he does on this one the better the next one will be. Smile

Waiting for spring,
C
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geohaye



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn cool! Thanks for spillin' the beans about this game, Chris. It's not everybody's bag, of course, but what is?
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30knotwind



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

np Geohaye. See you in the game!
Cool
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rationalnational



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does it work on mac ?
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30knotwind



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, the game is not available for Mac. Maybe WS2008 will be!
C
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