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Mona Sax
08-12-07, 12:26
Anyone up for a bit of winter sports? Several European TV stations release a free skiing game each year, and the first course of the 2008 version is online now. You can download it here (http://www.skichallenge.ch) (approx. 30mb). So I thought, why not turn this into a forums challenge?

Here are the rules:

- The Groeden race will be open until Dec 28, noon GMT. The next part starts as soon as it's available for download. There are five courses in total, about one race each month.
- There are two competitions: singles and teams (Staff and Regulars). A team's time is simply the average of the times of all of its members that participate in a race - so if you can't make a race or want to quit, you don't hurt your team. You'll get points for your performance, the exact allocation is still open (depends on how many people participate). You can join or quit any time you want. The member with the most points and the team with the best total time wins.
- You can try as many times as you want - only your best run counts. Post your best time in this thread. Times posted or edited after the deadline will not be counted. Please provide a screenshot showing your name and time or, even better, a video of your run.
- Cheaters are losers.
- Sunny weather only. You can modify your skis any way you want (this is even recommended).

These rules are just a draft, suggestions are highly welcome. I'll keep everything, including the rankings and times, updated in this post.

*AND (for those who are posting their timings now) remember to register/take qualification so we can see your result in the online stats table otherwise it wont count. Take a screenshot (sample below):

http://i13.************/71f6vif_th (http://i13.************/71f6vif.jpg)

You can also post a video instead - anything that proves you didn't cheat.

Happy skiing and good luck! :)


Groeden - final ranking (Dec 28, noon GMT)

1. Antonio 1:57.932
2. nick-xx 1:57.961
3. Apofiss 1:58.313
4. Legend 4ever 1:59.930
5. xcrushterx 2:04.956
6. Mr.Burns 2:05.955
7. raiderfun 2:09.518

DREWY
08-12-07, 12:38
I can't ski - even simulated skiing
So far my best is only 2.18.159 in training on green skis!

raiderfun
08-12-07, 12:45
I might participate :wve:

But Mona, shouldn't this thread be moved to Video Game section ? :)

DREWY
08-12-07, 12:51
Its a general forum challenge. Not a specific game.

george_croft
08-12-07, 12:52
Awesome idea Mona!:D I'll download it today. =]

Necromanser
08-12-07, 12:59
I can't ski - even simulated skiing
So far my best is only 2.18.159 in training on green skis!
Not bad DREWY,I found having a custom config helps(-9.39 secs off my best time)

raiderfun
08-12-07, 13:09
Its a general forum challenge. Not a specific game.

Hmmmm Okay , I'm downloading it now ! :)

jarhead
08-12-07, 13:27
Great game, thanks for posting it Mona. I can see myself spending endless hours on this. Trouble is, I can't seem to log in after I've registered. How long does the validation emial take??

Apofiss
08-12-07, 13:37
Validation should be instant :wve:

Necromanser
08-12-07, 13:38
I play on training mode and you wont be able to wualify until the 28th(?).

raiderfun
08-12-07, 13:50
I've managed with 2.18.370 , DREWY we are close ! :p

Dakaruch
08-12-07, 13:58
i think that i might try it!
this is a great idea Mona :tmb:

Necromanser
08-12-07, 13:58
2.09.370

Mr.Burns
08-12-07, 14:09
2.09 and change.

I'm in. :wve:

Necromanser
08-12-07, 14:10
Mark what config are you using?I found that grip doesnt aid me much so I trained speed and carve more.

Apofiss
08-12-07, 14:17
2:09:095 hehe.

Mr.Burns
08-12-07, 14:23
Classic config I suppose. Any faster and I have a hell of a time staying in the track.

Necromanser
08-12-07, 14:25
2.09.01 :D,new personal record.

Antonio
08-12-07, 14:27
I download it anyway my is 2.04.072
Thanks Mona

So who dare break my record?:ton:

jarhead
08-12-07, 14:31
lol I'm getting close Antonio. Gonna go watch your ghost to see what path you take :D

Apofiss
08-12-07, 14:32
I download it anyway my is 2.04.072
Thanks Mona

So who dare break my record?:ton:

You will have to prove it with video, you feel me? :p (just a short bit, we can see the best timing while playin)

lol I'm getting close Antonio. Gonna go watch your ghost to see what path you take :D

how can you put on a specific ghost?? hmm

Antonio
08-12-07, 14:38
You will have to prove it with video, you feel me? :p (just a short bit, we can see the best timing while playin)


You want a prove no problem just how to take screenshot?

I not registered in online yet.

raiderfun
08-12-07, 14:41
Why not posting a screenshot ? Because everybody can say a random time . :p

Necromanser
08-12-07, 14:47
Did anyone see the qualification time?It's 1.53.

Dakaruch
08-12-07, 14:51
You want a prove no problem just how to take screenshot?

I not registered in online yet.

just press the Print Screen button...

jarhead
08-12-07, 14:52
You will have to prove it with video, you feel me? :p (just a short bit, we can see the best timing while playin)



how can you put on a specific ghost?? hmm

You need to register. Then go on qualify and on the ghost setting ( one of the tabs on the menu that comes up before the race), you can select a range of ghosts ( best, second best, specific time and player) .

I usually put the ghost as a time whcih is about a second quicker then my best score. :D

Apofiss
08-12-07, 14:53
2:05:331 with few mistakes...

Necromanser
08-12-07, 15:03
2.08.01

Legend 4ever
08-12-07, 15:03
2.03. I still make one mistake. I'll try to be better.

Antonio
08-12-07, 15:06
Is this enough
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6560/game2007120816575238ec0.jpg

2.03. I still make one mistake. I'll try to be better.
WTF

Apofiss
08-12-07, 15:11
http://i5.************/6tzwrbc.jpg

Mr.Burns
08-12-07, 15:11
So how do you guys get a screen capture? I tried hitting "Print Screen" and all I ended up with was an image of my desktop. :confused:

Apofiss
08-12-07, 15:19
2:02:767 yeah! :D

@Burns, hmm PrinsScreen works for me.

Legend 4ever
08-12-07, 15:24
1:59:587
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p45/Legend4ever/untitled.jpg

Mr.Burns
08-12-07, 15:25
*shrugs* I'll keep at it. Either way, I had 2.08.206. That qualifies.

Dakaruch
08-12-07, 15:28
i don't know, but FRAPS or IrfanView might be able to screen capture it...

Legend 4ever
08-12-07, 15:30
1:57:154

EDIT: 1:56:354 now.

raiderfun
08-12-07, 15:31
Mark : Press the key "Print Screen" on your keyboard, and then return to Windows, open Paint , click on edition and then select Paste. What's wrong with it ? Still not working ?

Antonio
08-12-07, 15:37
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2198/game2007120817340877ct3.jpg

Necromanser
08-12-07, 15:40
2:02:767 yeah! :D

@Burns, hmm PrinsScreen works for me.
@apofiss-Ive been trying to beat you for half and hour,tell me your config(ight help)

Mr.Burns
08-12-07, 15:42
Mark : Press the key "Print Screen" on your keyboard, and then return to Windows, open Paint , click on edition and then select Paste. What's wrong with it ? Still not working ?

Tried that with both photoshop and paint. I keep getting a desktop image instead of the game. Perhaps it's something to do with Vista? *shrugs*

Necromanser
08-12-07, 15:44
@mark-whats your screen name?

Legend 4ever
08-12-07, 15:46
1:53:209

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p45/Legend4ever/hhg.jpg

Mr.Burns
08-12-07, 15:48
@Necro: Filmdemon

Necromanser
08-12-07, 15:52
Thanks.

Apofiss
08-12-07, 15:54
@Legend 4ever, do register and post your screenshot just like me so we can see the whole online table stats together with your timing, otherwise it's no good :p (take qualification)

@Burns, it's classic (plus rised speed a bit).

2:00:706

http://i15.************/6om8b54.jpg

Legend 4ever
08-12-07, 15:59
@Legend 4ever, do register and post your screenshot just like me so we can see the whole online table stats together with your timing, otherwise it's no good :p (take qualification)

@Burns, it's classic (plus rised speed a bit).

2:00:706

http://i15.************/6om8b54.jpg

I am registered, It is just that there is no Serbia, so I don't know which country to choose. You can't have a name if you don't register.

Necromanser
08-12-07, 16:01
choose other.

Legend 4ever
08-12-07, 16:13
I got it all. We had to do qualifications and we are disqualified if we use short cuts. So stupid.

2:06:849 now that I can't use shortcuts.

Apofiss
08-12-07, 16:17
@Legend 4ever, AHA!!! :D

1:59:318

http://i13.************/71f6vif.jpg

Necromanser
08-12-07, 16:19
Holy crap Apofiss youre good.

Apofiss
08-12-07, 16:21
That's right :D ...been playing a lot of F1 in the past.

Necromanser
08-12-07, 16:23
You seem to be good at most games you play,I suppose living alone gives you a bit of an advantage.

Apofiss
08-12-07, 16:29
Wrong lol :p ...adults hardly have a spare time for any games I tell ya :/

Necromanser
08-12-07, 16:31
You still get more FREEDOM.

Legend 4ever
08-12-07, 16:32
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p45/Legend4ever/dfdsf.jpg

Mr.Burns
08-12-07, 16:34
Wrong lol :p ...adults hardly have a spare time for any games I tell ya :/


Spare time?? :confused: What the heck is that?

Apofiss
08-12-07, 16:43
Spare time?? :confused: What the heck is that?

The hours that are spent away from work or other commitments, that can be spent doing what one wants to do.

raiderfun
08-12-07, 16:43
Pafff , too hard :rolleyes:

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u34/Leaderworld/skichallenging.jpg

Legend 4ever
08-12-07, 16:54
2:03:783

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p45/Legend4ever/gdfgdg.jpg

Mr.Burns
08-12-07, 16:57
The hours that are spent away from work or other commitments, that can be spent doing what one wants to do.

*scratches head* I think...I think I remember what that was once....hmm...

2.05.599

and I still can't get a screen cap :hea:

Apofiss
08-12-07, 17:04
:D...work/alike alone aint healthy... just have to plan things out.

raiderfun
08-12-07, 17:23
Is there any shorcut ? Because I think I have spent the least time possible.

Mona Sax
08-12-07, 17:29
No shortcuts - it's cheating. Please be fair and respect the rules.

I'll compile the times of everybody who's posted a screenshot so far into a temporary ranking (see first post for updates). Mark, if you can find your ghost file, you could send it to me and I'd take the screen for you.

Edit: Try changing the rendering mode (DirectX or OpenGL). To do that, click on 'Configuration > no automatic search > Configuration > Renderer' in the settings menu, before the game starts. If you've disabled the settings menu when installing the game, exit the game, delete the SystemConfig.xml file in the game folder and restart the game.

AODdigger
08-12-07, 17:32
OMG, I'm entering!! :D I'm gonna beat your asses :} I'm good at this ;) Yes, to brag :p

raiderfun
08-12-07, 17:35
No shortcuts - it's cheating. Please be fair and respect the rules.

I'll compile the times of everybody who's posted a screenshot so far into a temporary ranking (see first post for updates). Mark, if you can find your ghost file, you could send it to me and I'd take the screen for you.

But Miss Mona , in your first post you said this :

- Cheaters are losers.

I didn't cheat anymore, otherwise I would have gotten a better score, normally no one should cheat, everyone must repect the rules ! ;)

Mona Sax
08-12-07, 17:41
Yes, that's why people should post screenshots of the official ranking. No cheating possible there.

xcrushterx
08-12-07, 17:54
What a crap score :(


I'm in none the less :D

http://i11.************/6tbmsjt.jpg

raiderfun
08-12-07, 18:03
I broke my record :p

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u34/Leaderworld/skichallenging-1.jpg

Antonio
08-12-07, 18:26
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2714/game2007120820211861eu7.jpg

Mona Sax
08-12-07, 18:30
Antonio, well done, but try to do a qualification run and take a screenshot of the official ranking (or take a video of your ghost instead). Thanks!

Mr.Burns
08-12-07, 19:04
Ah Mona, you rock. :tmb:


http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l243/filmdemon/filmdemon.jpg

Antonio
08-12-07, 19:13
Antonio, well done, but try to do a qualification run and take a screenshot of the official ranking (or take a video of your ghost instead). Thanks!

What about you see in ghost video in game. In ghost, find sorted by name writ Antonio07 and watch. I have FRAPS but is too slow, I cant upload my video.
Sorry!

nick-xx
08-12-07, 19:28
ok heres mine temporary ranking:

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc132/nickxx88/ski.jpg

Legend 4ever
08-12-07, 19:58
My new score:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p45/Legend4ever/dfsdfs.jpg

Mona Sax
08-12-07, 20:07
What about you see in ghost video in game. In ghost, find sorted by name writ Antonio07 and watch. I have FRAPS but is too slow, I cant upload my video.
Sorry!
I can't do that, I have the game on another PC, and it won't run on this one. I've found your time on the official website, though, so it's okay.

Antonio
08-12-07, 20:11
I can't do that, I have the game on another PC, and it won't run on this one. I've found your time on the official website, though, so it's okay.

Thanks Mona!!

Apofiss
08-12-07, 20:22
1:58:313 ...not so fast Antonio :-D


http://i15.************/85o0kmo.jpg

Mona Sax
08-12-07, 20:27
Awesome times, everybody. :tmb:

Personally I'm just too lazy to make a new video everytime I'm a bit faster, so I'll wait until I'm pretty sure I've reached my limits. It's nice to see you guys getting really into it, though. :D

george_croft
08-12-07, 21:13
Hmm, tried it out. Lets just say the poor guy would rather lay down and scratch his ass than letting me control him:


http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/george_ganno/namnls-4.jpg


:whi:

da tomb raider!
08-12-07, 21:55
Sounds fun... I might give it a go in a day or two. :D

xcrushterx
08-12-07, 22:25
Lowest score here :cool:

LOL! I'll play a bit more tomorrow and then maybe get a higher score than that =\

nick-xx
09-12-07, 05:10
my new score :)

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc132/nickxx88/cha2.jpg

Legend 4ever
09-12-07, 07:05
My new score:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p45/Legend4ever/fgdfggd.jpg

Antonio
09-12-07, 08:07
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4359/game2007120822515818lk4.jpg
@Apofiss-Don't worry I will break your score any time, anyway congratulations!

xcrushterx
09-12-07, 10:24
I'm not losing anymore :jmp:
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q148/xcxxcx/Untitled-10.jpg

danitiwa
09-12-07, 10:58
I Love ski challenge, so this should be fun! :D

Antonio
09-12-07, 11:22
I feel good,
I knew that I would,
now I feel good,
I knew that I would,
now So good, so good,
I got you
WHOA!
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/9605/game2007120913174469te2.jpg
Apofiss I told you I will break your score!!

AODdigger
09-12-07, 11:38
The game crashes my PC :( Help? I used to play the 2006 version and I loved it, but what the hell on earth why does it crash my WHOLE SYSTEM? :(

xcrushterx
09-12-07, 13:46
Beat myself again :D

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q148/xcxxcx/Untitled-11.jpg

tampi
09-12-07, 20:46
I can' do less that 2:23 :o:confused:


Do you have ROCKETS in the feet???????? :yik:

:rolleyes: Maybe i'm playing in a different race?? :confused:

I had to run against that P3Zi..... :mad:
He should be the game's programer...:(

nick-xx
09-12-07, 21:05
I can' do less that 2:23 :o:confused:


Do you have ROCKETS in the feet???????? :yik:

:rolleyes: Maybe i'm playing in a different race?? :confused:

I had to run against that P3Zi..... :mad:
He should be the game's programer...:(

no we dont have rockets and only 1 race available now. it need lot of skill and practice to make it and also dont forget the screenshot

Pipolinne
09-12-07, 21:37
Original competition,Mona!

I'll give it a try tomorrow...I wish I could have done it sooner,but chaining work to do :D!

nick-xx
09-12-07, 23:28
:):) my new score today tomorrow i will try harder :mis:

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc132/nickxx88/cha4.png

EDIT: Score updated

Antonio
11-12-07, 06:48
That was close to break my score
Congratulation!:tmb:

tampi
11-12-07, 15:01
no we dont have rockets and only 1 race available now. it need lot of skill and practice to make it and also dont forget the screenshot

:whi:You don't have to swear...... The first time I tried the game online, with a time of 2:26 or 2:28 (I don't remember very well) my position was 8.XXX.
Now, you, with 1:57, you are in the position 27,336 .....
These are a few attempts :D:D
;)

Mister_Creazil
11-12-07, 15:23
I'm dry slope skiing in a few hours. xD Practice for my ski trip in February. Haven't skiid for years.

I'll post in my picture later.

spikejones
19-12-07, 21:48
Sounds fun. Im on Linux so I guess I'll see if I can get it to run in Wine. Well..cant read buttons. had to dual boot. Cool game, quite addictive. I'll get qualified eventually.

Mona Sax
28-12-07, 21:24
Thanks for participating, guys. I'll compile the final results now. Since there haven't been too many people who joined, I think we'll leave it at one race, unless you really want to continue.