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post #1 of 22
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I got this game last night and i had it installed on my PC for maybe 20mins before I deleted it. U can check out how it looks like here

http://reviews.cnet.com/Alpine_Skiin...1.html?tag=nav

It's a racing ski game. It's not a park and carving game. The graphic looks decent but other than that it's worst than any game out there. Your only basic control is LEFT and RIGHT on the keyboard. No joke left and right. You don't really feel like you're playing a ski game. Once you're out of the gate you just go straight down the mountain. REALLY REALY fast. Left and right is all you have to avoid crashing into the fence and the whole game is about gravity and tapping left + right. Without the graphic it's no different than any other 1980s games with left and right functions. Usually when u play jet ski games or driving games like Gran Turismo you can actually feel a little like u're really on water with the wave or in a car but even though this is a ski game it doesn't feel anything like skiing. NOTING. I even try slowing down so I can just go left and right down the slope but there was no option of slowing down. Don't by this game. If you really miss the now and want a video game with snow and skiing dynamic try something like 1080 snowboarding for N64 or something on the PS2......anything but this.........To be honest I got this of emule and I don't even thing it's worst my time installing
post #2 of 22
I'd suggest you read the manual. up arrow is tuck, space is prepare to jump (this makes no sense, as it makes you jump farther instead of absorb it, perhaps they want you to prejump). D is "cant", which as far as I can tell means skid and push out the tails so that you don't miss a gate.

I have the PC demo and the ps2 game. The ps2 version is easier to control because of the analog stick. DH and SG are where the game is fun, it is a PITA when doing GS or SL. There is zero sense of carving, SSX On Tour does a far better job of creating the sensation of and showing carving. It is hard to impossible to finish a SL course without missing a gate, much less build speed. You have to look really far ahead and use the aforementioned "cant" key to slide out/sharpen the turn a little before the apex. You can't have a good racing game without nailing the sensation of carving, and the developers completely missed the boat on this. Also, the mechanics of something with fine movements like SL need a more precise and responsive controller than an analog stick. My guy turned way too much in the flushes and ended up skiing out.

Now, if they could design a ski controller than I might be more interested....

If you must see gates in anti-aliased glory, then get this game. If you want a fun skiing game get SSX On Tour.
post #3 of 22
Yeah even on the pro skiers with maxed stats the sensation of carving isn't there. Turns feel sloppy no matter what and it is very frustrating. I tried slalom for a while and felt like I was improving but it was far from enjoyable.

The one redeeming feature of the ski racing series is that the downhill courses are exact replicas of the ones from the men's world cup. I got the ski racing 2005 demo over a year ago and after running kitzbuehl 50 or so times I knew the course much better than I ever would from watching it on tv. It certainly made the television experience more enjoyable to the point that I could compare my line of choice with the lines world cup racers skied.
post #4 of 22
get the hermann maiier game
its 1000x better
its actually a really decent skiing game
a lot of fun
i got addicted
post #5 of 22
I had the hermann maier demo last year, I hated it. If you even touched the gate at all, you automatically fell and double-ejected. Ridiculous for a racing game.

At least in Bode's game, you can hit the gates, although you can't really shin in SL.
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by doublediamond223
I had the hermann maier demo last year, I hated it. If you even touched the gate at all, you automatically fell and double-ejected. Ridiculous for a racing game.

At least in Bode's game, you can hit the gates, although you can't really shin in SL.
not true
you just gotta get a good feel for it and you need a powerful computer so there's no lag

its a much much better game
it actually gives me the feel that I'm actually skiing
post #7 of 22
I think for 20 dollars Bode's game is fun enough.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by mrzinwin
not true
you just gotta get a good feel for it and you need a powerful computer so there's no lag

its a much much better game
it actually gives me the feel that I'm actually skiing
Dude....

Athlon 64 x2 4200+, OCed
2 GB corsair ddr400, dual channel
wd raptor 74gb as primary drive
2x nvidia 6800 gs in sli
asus a8n-sli


Somehow I don't think my machine is the problem. I hate playing it on the comp though, even though the graphics are far better than the ps2 version, just because of the lack of analog controls.
post #9 of 22
sorry to say this,
i hate the game,
but i have finished the world cup winning every event bar 1
i know it is a shit game but it is not that hard, also the above was on the medium hardness, not tried the top yet
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by mrzinwin
get the hermann maiier game
its 1000x better
its actually a really decent skiing game
a lot of fun
i got addicted
what platform is that game? ps2 or pc or what?
post #11 of 22
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what platform is that game? ps2 or pc or what?
My demo was for PC.
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by mikey_10
what platform is that game? ps2 or pc or what?
its for the pc

if you have no qualms about piracy, you can get it here: http://ts.searching.com/torrent/475857/Ski_Racing_2006_Feat_Hermann_Maier_Multilenguaje_w ww_1_pctorrent_com


personally, i think its the best skiing game money can buy

but i guess just like giving advice on which skis to buy, its a matter of taste
post #13 of 22
I assume this is only for PC, not MAC? Are there any Mac Ski games?

Ty
post #14 of 22
I used the torrent to get the Hermann Maier game to see whether I would then purchase it for XBox....so bad, I want my bandwidth back! Horrible! While Kitzbuhel looked somewhat like the real thing, I know many of the courses are not accurate at all. Lake Louise? May as well have been the ski out at Sunshine Village for all it resembles the real thing. But it's the game play that really bites. The "skier" can't get in a real tuck (whoever they used for their motion capture is obviously not a racer- he practically looks like a gaper with his hands tucked in his armpits), and the way he turns is so stiff and unnatural looking, it's like he's riding a ski bike. No, scratch that, he actually looks like an entry in a "dummy downhill". As far as the turning/carving functions, they need to take some cues from the offroad driving games where sudden turns at speed end in skidding and sliding, not some sort of stupid "hockey stop" or a sudden veer into the net. So bad, I didn't even bother trying the GS or slalom. Thumbs down. Roeper?
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by mrzinwin
its for the pc

if you have no qualms about piracy, you can get it here: http://ts.searching.com/torrent/475857/Ski_Racing_2006_Feat_Hermann_Maier_Multilenguaje_w ww_1_pctorrent_com


personally, i think its the best skiing game money can buy

but i guess just like giving advice on which skis to buy, its a matter of taste
i downloaded the torrent and then downloaded all of the files but can't figure out how to install the game!
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by doublediamond223
Dude....

Athlon 64 x2 4200+, OCed
2 GB corsair ddr400, dual channel
wd raptor 74gb as primary drive
2x nvidia 6800 gs in sli
asus a8n-sli


Somehow I don't think my machine is the problem. ....
That's for sure! Damn, that's a nice computer. Build it yourself?
Your hard drive is very fast but where do you store stuff?
What's your monitor? (If you've got two of those 30" Apples I think I'll weep in appreciation.)
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ty Webb
I assume this is only for PC, not MAC? Are there any Mac Ski games?

Ty


...And even that is more than Macs deserve.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by mikey_10
i downloaded the torrent and then downloaded all of the files but can't figure out how to install the game!
get a program called daemon tools and mount the image
post #19 of 22
thanks cross!
post #20 of 22
well i finally got the bode game to work... verdict - my computer is not nearly fast enough...
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by OldSchool
That's for sure! Damn, that's a nice computer. Build it yourself?
Your hard drive is very fast but where do you store stuff?
What's your monitor? (If you've got two of those 30" Apples I think I'll weep in appreciation.)
I did build it myself a few months ago.

I said primary drive for a reason, I have a 250gb WD caviar that I keep all of my data on. The raptor is for os and programs only.

I have a samsung 740n, which is a 17" lcd. Very fast, bright, etc, good for games. I do wish it had a dvi input though.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by mikey_10
well i finally got the bode game to work... verdict - my computer is not nearly fast enough...
Load the elder scrolls oblivion if you want to find out how slow your computer is.... Great game though.

3d mark works well for benchmarking as well.
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