Ski Region Simulator 2012
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Manage and maintain your own ski area in the Swiss Alps.   Commercial ($29.99)
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Ski Region Simulator contains all the excitement and detail of managing and maintaining your very own ski area in the Swiss Alps.

In the career mode you enter a unique and large winter landscape and experience the workaday life in the swiss alps in a completely adapted and freely accessible world.

Through several activities you build up financial resources allowing you to buy better equipment. Thanks to the cooperation and official license of Kässbohrer you take control of authentic Pistenbully snow groomers.

If the variety of machinery does not meet your
Requirements
  • Intel
  • 1.83 GHz cpu or better
  • Nvidia Geforce 8600, ATI Radeon X1600 or better (min 256 MB VRAM)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 GB free hard drive space



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Jussii reviewed on 06 May 2012
I agree totally with rastyk's review .
The only exception is stability . I have not
experienced a single crash . Stability has been fine .
It does become extremely repetitious and monotonous .
During a hot summer it does take one back to
the winter ski fields and everyone skis so well . Only the men get hurt ! .
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rastyk reviewed on 29 Jan 2012
I love to ski. I love the feel of the cold air and the feel of being at the slopes. I'm hoping this gives me some of that during the long summer months ahead. Although this was mildly amusing for a night or so and I will be able to see snow during the summer, it's a bit lacking in a few areas.
First, it crashes a lot. In one night I crashed about three times. It feels buggy, like beta software. Things don't feel smooth, and nothing flows together.
Second, the instructions are hard to get to. You have to get out of the game, go to the main menu, and memorize the controls or write them down.
Third, I can't figure out how to ski. I can drive heavy machinery straight through people and see them reappear behind me, but I still can't figure out how to ski. This is not user-friendly.
Fourth, the finances of everything just seem so out-of-whack.
Fifth, this isn't all that open, outside of the vehicle mods. So you build your own resort, but it's always the same resort.
Sixth, the financial aspect feels just like someone threw a bunch of arbitrary numbers in. $15,000 salary to pay someone to plow for you (something that takes one night?)
Seventh, if this would simply have the ability to give you a condo overlooking your part of the resort on a snowy night, it would have more appeal.
OK, enough criticism. What the game does offer is the ability to just goof around on a ski slope. And sometimes, that's fun enough. The physics of the vehicles are ridiculously unreal, and it's fun to set out on a rescue mission and drag some poor man all over jumps and into trees with reckless abandon. The game is humorous, and if I could just take a ski day and ski down one of my hills that I manage, then it would be a lot more satisfying. I hope that is added in an update, even if it isn't anything approaching realism. I haven't tried multiplayer play yet, so I'm hoping that others out there have figured out more interesting things to do. The game is mildly satisfying, but it's hard to rate it more than this because it seems as if it needs a lot more work.
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rastyk rated on 29 Jan 2012

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MacUpdate-Mark rated on 28 Jan 2012

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Downloads:462
Version Downloads:462
Type:Games : Simulation
License:Commercial
Date:12 Jan 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.99
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Ski Region Simulator contains all the excitement and detail of managing and maintaining your very own ski area in the Swiss Alps.

In the career mode you enter a unique and large winter landscape and experience the workaday life in the swiss alps in a completely adapted and freely accessible world.

Through several activities you build up financial resources allowing you to buy better equipment. Thanks to the cooperation and official license of Kässbohrer you take control of authentic Pistenbully snow groomers.

If the variety of machinery does not meet your needs, you can download plenty of vehicles, equipment and other modifications from the Internet. Because of the improved mod system you are able to install the new content easily and automatically.
  • Career mode with large economic system
  • Official license of Pistenbully and many other vehicles
  • Lots of missions, events and extensions guarantee long-term entertainment
  • Multiplayer mode for playing together with friends over Internet/LAN
  • Day and night cycle with weather changes
  • Download of additional machines and maps with automatic mod installation
  • Includes Mod SDK (contains Editor, Exporters and Sample Mods)
  • Gamepad and steering wheel support


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