Latest
Fishing With Friends Update Out Now
The latest update for Fishing Sim World, titled ‘Fishing with Friends’ is now available across all platforms. This update focuses primarily on multiplayer fixes and full notes are below; * Ensured all achievements for Jezioro Bestii are being awarded correctly * Fix for camera spinning wildly if the client becomes out of synch from the host * Fix for animations going out of synch when accessing menus while bass fishing. Players can now reset the player by going back to boat driving mode and back again to clear the issue if it occurs * General stability improvements * Fixed streaming issue for clients that can cause a crash * Added texture optimisation to stop MP crash for Clients * Fixed issue where fish would take longer to net on multiplayer client than host or single player. * Text in catch screen will now resize correctly if it doesn't fit (applies to single player as well) * Fixed issue where camera would stutter on multiplayer client. * Fixed issue with player name not appearing when starting the game for the very first time. * Stopped "ROD SELECTION" button prompt from showing when the claimed peg is NOT a boat peg (applies to single player as well) * Fixed issue with "Reset cast" not working if pressed right before the bait hits the water (applies to single player as well) * Always show 4 entries in multiplayer if you're last on the leaderboard. * Single player - Stopped level name reverting once you reach "Prestige" level * Single player - Stopped the skipping of level 100 once you reach level 99 at max prestige We are already working on the following update that follows Fishing with Friends. Current highlights for this include; * When loading into a lake the map won't be blurry anymore for the first couple seconds * Players will now have one, 1 hour attempt for lakes they don't own in live events. * Added in sounds for boat collision * Increased the variables in AI anglers scores based on their skill level so AI positions in leaderboards are more random * Localised text improvements * Added ability to delete a tackle box when editing your own ones * Fixed line physics when casting long distances * Reduced the duration at the start and end of reeling to make it feel more responsive * Fixed issue where lure would still create splashes on the surface even when a fish is on it * Fixed issue where fish won't be netted if using a long rod by increasing the netting distance
3 hours ago
Clint Walker - Trying Out The Sonik SKSC Range
I’ve taken delivery of some of the brand new SKSC commercial fishery range from Sonik Sports recently, so decided to take the 11’ feeder rod and 5000 series reel out for a session to see how it performed. It’s realistically priced to provide a viable option for those anglers who hate to part with big money for kit, with rods and reels coming in at under £40 each. There is a good selection to choose from too, with a trio of both float and feeder rods at 9’, 10’ and 11’, three reels, and a couple of landing nets too; there are even barbel rods to be had, so the new range is certainly worth checking out… I arrived at my local club venue, and despite seeing a few carp on the top, opted to use a small flatbed method feeder, which I intended to fish close in at the base of the marginal shelf. I know that carp congregate in this area as I’ve run my Deeper ™ sonar over it, so was confident of a bite or two to put some pressure on the rod and reel. I usually fish a 12’ rod, so was looking forward to trying something different to see if had much effect on the way I played the fish or affected my casting. The feeder was quickly loaded with Spotted Fin Classic Corn feeder mix (try it, you won’t be disappointed!) an 8mm matching wafter banded on, and the rig gently cast out around twenty yards. I fired a few sinking pellets over the top hoping to sound the ‘dinner bell’, then tightened the line to put a gentle curve in the 2oz tip and sat back to wait. The rod is supplied with both a 1oz and 2oz push in tip, and I’d chosen the stiffer tip purely as I was using the method feeder… there is not much subtlety required when fishing the method, so I didn’t expect to have to decipher the delicate trembles and flickers associated with ‘normal’ feeder fishing, instead waiting for the rod to hoop around when a fish picked up the bait. I love to watch the bites develop on the method as fish demolish the bait ball before finding the target bait within, and so the session started; a minute of gentle pulls as the fish moved in, then WHAM! The tip shot around as my first carp of the day was hooked! I’d set the clutch so I didn’t get smashed up immediately, and was pleased to see the SKSC reel spool off line steadily as the clutch gently tempered the first angry run. The carp moved out into open water where I was happy to let the rod do all of the work as the fish charged around trying to shed the hook. The 11’ rod is ringed very well, and fighting pressure put a pleasing curve in the rod as the carp fought on. Obviously, I couldn’t put as much pressure on my opponent as I would have been able to with a 2.75lb test curve rod, but lighter tackle always makes the battle more fun, and eventually, my first carp tired and slid over the waiting net. At around 12lb, it wasn’t a huge fish, but not unexpected on a commercial fishery, and the new tackle performed admirably! I’d already noticed that the titanium oxide rod rings on the SKSC feeder rod were easy to thread. All too often, I find that guides are so small at the tip that it often difficult to thread the line through (especially once your eyesight starts to ‘age’) but the SKSC was easy to tackle up and get to work with reel lines in the 5-8lb bracket. It also features a screw down reel seat, and EVA/cork handle which always looks great, is easy to handle when wet and cold, and features muted graphics which appeal to many anglers. The reel is supplied with both deep and shallow aluminium spools, and I was happy to note great line lay without having to mess about with washers or similar; for the money, both products offer great value! Throughout the day, I landed a total of thirteen carp to about 14lb, and twenty one bream, all around 3-4lb, then added a dozen small barbel, with the new SKSC kit taming them all with ease. I’ve yet to try the pellet waggler rod, but if it performs as well as the feeder kit (and I fully expect it too) then Sonik have a very popular, affordable range of quality coarse fishing kit, ideal for both the match and pleasure angler, who wants good kit at great prices which will do ‘exactly what it says on the tin’. Check out the full range at www.soniksports.com [https://www.soniksports.com/]
3 days ago
How to use the trolling motor
Now that we have the trolling motor in Fishing Sim World we wanted to provide a short guide on how to use it. This article will explain how to use it with the controls for each platform included. Now for how to control it. PS4 If you are playing on PS4 you can drop the trolling motor in to the water by pressing R3. You will see the motor drop down in to the water and it will be ready to use. To start controlling the trolling motor you will need to hold the X button. This will cause the interface to be highlighted to show that you are now controlling it. With X held use the up and down directional buttons to adjust the speed of the trolling motor. The direction of the motor is controlled with the left and right directional buttons. Xbox One If you are playing on Xbox One (note that these controls will also apply if using a controller on PC) you can drop the trolling motor in to the water by pressing the right stick. You will see the motor drop down in to the water and it will be ready to use. To start controlling the trolling motor you will need to hold the A button. This will cause the interface to be highlighted to show that you are now controlling it. With A held use the up and down buttons on the d-pad to adjust the speed of the trolling motor. The direction of the motor is controlled with the left and right buttons on the d-pad. PC If you are playing on PC using a keyboard and mouse, you can drop the trolling motor in to the water by pressing T. You will see the motor drop down in to the water and it will be ready to use. To start controlling the trolling motor you will need to hold the Shift key. This will cause the interface to be highlighted to show that you are now controlling it. With Shift held use the up and down arrow keys to adjust the speed of the trolling motor. The direction of the motor is controlled with the left and right arrow keys.
11 days ago
The Bass Fighting Update is out now
The latest update for Fishing Sim World is now available across all platforms. Highlights of this update include improved bass fighting with the bass diving deeper during the fight (and the controller vibrating appropriately) meaning that line tension will increase and you will need to react and adjust the drag accordingly - rod position, drag setting, line choice and hook set quality are now more important than ever! Also featured is a second fish finder at the front of your boat to be used in conjunction with the trolling motor. Full update notes are below; * Improved bass fighting – when the bass dives deeper when hooked, line tension will increase and you need to respond accordingly * Second fish finder at front of the boat to be used in conjunction with trolling motor * Vibration added during the fish fight * Adding a sliding scale of vibration through the controller rather than simply on or off * Improved the targeting of fish species by improving how different species of fish react to different types of lures and baits * Improved water splash effects when using a top water lure * Added collision between the character and fishing line * Ensured that fish in Gigantica can be caught around the margins of the lake * Increased the number of catfish in Waldsee * Reduced the frequency of bites on Manor Farm Lake * Added catfish as an eligible species to score points in predator tournament on Manor Farm Lake * Improved camera angles when reeling in and using the trolling motor * Added player level names as well as level numbers * Fixed line getting stuck in the boat when casting out * Improved collision on Lake Boulder and Lake Williams * Fixed ‘Switch casting method’ prompt appearing after teleporting to different area of lake whilst in casting state * Made trolling motor UI visible in ‘partial HUD’ setting option * Various localisation fixes * Various clothing appearance issues fixed * Various audio improvements The next update for Fishing Sim World will be available soon after the Bass Fighting Update. This update will focus on multiplayer issues and includes; * Fix for camera spinning wildly if the client becomes out of synch from the host * Fix for animations going out of synch when accessing menus while bass fishing. Players can now reset the player by going back to boat driving mode and back again to clear the issue if it occurs * General stability improvements * Fixed streaming issue for clients that can cause a crash * Added texture optimisation to stop MP crash for Clients * Fixed issue where fish would take longer to net on multiplayer client than host or single player. * Text in catch screen will now resize correctly if it doesn't fit (applies to single player as well) * Fixed issue where camera would stutter on multiplayer client. * Fixed issue with player name not appearing when starting the game for the very first time. * Stopped "ROD SELECTION" button prompt from showing when the claimed peg is NOT a boat peg (applies to single player as well) * Fixed issue with "Reset cast" not working if pressed right before the bait hits the water (applies to single player as well) * Always show 4 entries in MultiPlayer if you're last on the leaderboard. * Single player - Stopped level name reverting once you reach "Prestige" level * Single player - Stopped the skipping of level 100 once you reach level 99 at max prestige
13 days ago
DOVETAIL GAMES AND EVINRUDE SIGN LICENSING DEAL
Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning simulation developer and publisher today can announce that it has signed a licensing agreement with Evinrude for Dovetail Games Fishing Sim World. As the originator of the outboard engine, Evinrude continues to build its legacy through advanced innovation at its state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Their engines provide best in class torque, lowest emissions, and better fuel economy than any other outboard engine on the market. As part of the deal, the Evinrude ETEC G2 250 H.O. will be featured in Fishing Sim World before Christmas whilst the two companies continue to work together to add further engines as the game continues to grow and expand. Darren Nokes, Brand Manager for Dovetail Games Fishing Sim World said “We’re delighted to be able to offer a licensed engine in Fishing Sim World and for it to be Evinrude as well. Evinrude is a leading company in the industry and this is a major agreement for us that we are proud to be able to announce. We want to continue expanding the amount of licensed products available to our players and working with Evinrude, featuring their products will only add to the overall experience.” Rachel Wilson, Media & Sponsorship Specialist at Evinrude said “We were honored to be approached by Dovetail Games with this opportunity and are very excited to have our engines featured in Fishing Sim World. We are proud to say Evinrude is now providing anglers with the best outboard engine both on the water, and in the virtual world.” Built with cutting-edge Unreal Engine 4® technology, Dovetail Games Fishing Sim World is the most authentic fishing simulator ever made, taking you around the world on an angling journey like no other. Fishing Sim World is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For the latest news and developments, please visit www.fishingsimworld.com or follow along on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/fishingsimworld/], Twitter [https://twitter.com/DovetailFishing] and Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/fishingsimworld/]. For further information about Evinrude please visit their website [https://www.evinrude.com/] or Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/BRPEvinrude], Twitter [https://twitter.com/EvinrudeBRP] and Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/evinrudebrp/] pages.
14 days ago
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