What’s New in ACA v2.5

Basically…everything

Script mods
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  • Solo boat only  – All non essential scripts removed.  NO pose scripts and no poses in the boat at all.
  • multi crew boat – Embedded poses and removal of pose balls.  Poses are embedded in specific prims, and contain a user modifiable notecard to set the pose position.

All boats

  • Modification to performance polar.  Boat now sails at much more realistic speed on beam reach.  This has had a slight flow on to other headings, but these are almost immeasurable (fractions of a knot).  Performance increase from wind dir 30 through to wind dir 110, with peak peformance at 90 HTW being “faster than the wind” but a small amount (2 knots max).
  • Modification to wind shadow – reduced from 25% at 75m to 10% at 65m.  Lee bow effect is unchanged.

Prim mods
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  • All prims have been replaced, predominantly with sculpted prims.
  • The mast on the new boat has been awarded the “best single prim mega sculpt” by the SL Sculptors association.
  • The Hull, mast, and forestay are all zero loss mega prims.
  • Grinder, wheel and winch prims are now single prim sculpts (each position)
  • Removal of pose balls from ALL boats
  • different prim counts on the solo and multicrew boats.  This is to allow more crew to be carried on the multi crew, but had to be done by sacrificing some minor prim detail (sail pit hatch is removed).
  • New look texturing using graduated blue and white.  Very sexy 🙂
  • Sails (main and jib) have had texture offset and repeats modified.  This means ‘old’ V2 sails will NOT be easily applied to V2.5 sails.  Texture templates are the same, but rather than cut up the sails into 2 or 3 parts, the ENTIRE sail texture is applied to each sail prim.  Port – starboard differences still exist (so apply a port texture to stbd side and your text will be backwards)

ACA33 RACER V2.5 Textures

As advised a couple of weeks ago, sail and hull textures for ACA2.5 are different from the old 2.0 boat.  All retail vendors who expressed interest in these templates were provided with them at that time, along with a copy of the display boat (which uses the same textures).  The sail template is actually unchanged, however rather than cutting the template up to upload it, you bring up ONE texture per sail side and apply that to all 3 prims (main) or 2 prims (jib).

ACA33 Display Model

We are pleased to announce that 9th.com and ACA HQ will be selling “display only” non scripted versions of the ACA33 2.5 at our vendors.  These boats are intended for those people that want a hella sexy boat at their dock for minimal prims, but don’t want to shell out the $2500L to buy a sailable version.  A great visual addition to any waterfront home.

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Rezzing Your America’s Cup Racer Boat Inworld
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For display purposes, there are 2 display boats in the box.  One with sails on and one without. These boats are completely without scripts and totally inert, plus it is VERY low prim. You can adjust the rotation and position of the boat while it is inworld.

Florencia007 Csak

New ACA33 RACER v2.5

At last, the long awaited fully ridable, totally new, high performance ACA33 2.5 is available!

On sale NOW at the 9th.com vendors, and with an 80% rebate to existing ACA Racer group members.

To purchase, pay the vendor the FULL 2500L WITH YOUR ACA RACER GROUP TAG VISIBLE.  The vendor shall refund you 2000L and pass you the new, you beauty, 2.5 racer. If you dont have the tag showing, you will NOT GET A REFUND, automatically or otherwise.  WEAR THE TAG.
4 boats in the box, plus huds and goodies.

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ACA V2,5 survey

The ACA V2.5 is very nearly complete, from a prim perspective.  The actual announcement will be made as we get closer (and get our acts together).  We have several questions we would like answered by the existing group members prior to that release.  If you could fill out the survey, make a Secodn Life notecard and return it to disisme Misfit titles “ACA Survey – <your name>” ASAP it will expedite things nicely.

ACA Survey V2,5

Name :
About how long have you owned your ACA33?

Do you race the boat?
Do you sail the boat at all, or is it purely for display purposes?

What is the biggest flaw in the ACA33 V2’s performance?
What is the biggest advantage in the ACA33 V2’s performance?

Do you wish to be able to, with a much reduced skill requirement, be able to texture your own hull and sails?
Are you currently a content provider for the ACA33 (ie sail and hull textures) with a vendor INSIDE ACA HQ?

Comments yo may wish to make regarding things that peeve you, or please you, about the ACA V2

Thank You

Florencia007 Csak
ACA Management