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Toledo Bend - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Here is another one of the great venues you'll be fishing on in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 - Toledo Bend! Although work is still being done on the water, we wanted to share a sneak peek at the ongoing pre-alpha work on Toledo Bend. Toledo Bend is a reservoir on the Sabine River straddling Texas and Louisiana, Toledo Bend is the largest man-made body of water in Southern USA. Bassmaster® Fishing 2022’s section of Toledo Bend will be mostly in the Louisiana portion. In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, the art team are using high resolution textures, meaning that rock faces and other textures around the venue will look better than ever so you can fully immerse yourself when you’re out on the water. The spawn point of the venue will be next to the famous Cypress Bend Park, from which you'll be able to see the stunning scenery that emulate real-life points of interest across the park. As you explore the rest of Toledo Bend, you'll uncover boat houses around the bank sides and foliage that is accurate to the area. Shorelines will be covered in tall Pines, Oak trees and more, and under the water, the foliage is just as diverse as the shoreline. Toledo Bend will also feature brush piles, shallow shorelines, cascading trees, debris build up and much more. When you jump into Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 and launch Toledo Bend, you’ll have lots of fish to target, including: * Black Crappie * Blue Catfish * Bluegill * Channel Catfish * Flathead Catfish * Largemouth Bass * Longnose Gar * Pumpkin Seed * Spotted Bass * Striped Bass * White Bass * White Crappie * Freshwater Drum We’re excited for all of you to start exploring Toledo Bend and to catch all the great fish this venue has to offer! To keep up to date with everything Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on our socials. * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv]
2 months ago
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Falcon Boats - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
We have been working with Falcon Boats to bring you their F20 Predator to Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Falcon Boats aim is to make the best high quality and high performing tournament-worthy boats, which is exactly why we wanted our players to get their hands on the F20 Predator in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Here is a pre-alpha look in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, one of many boats you'll be able to use when the game comes out later this year. Our Art team are working hard on a stunning boat wrap design to finish this boat. So, for now , we wanted to share with you how the 3D model looks in-game and how one of our artists , Vincent, has made the F20 Predator. How we make the boats When making boats for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, the team has a process to go through to make sure the boats look as good as possible in-game! We spoke to Vincent Turner one of our 3D Artists, who broke down the important steps when it comes to making boats for the game. 3D Model Vincent will first pull reference images of the boat he is going to make; with these references he starts to block out the basic shapes in 3D modelling software. Once the basic shapes are in place, we then work on scaling to make sure that we have the correct proportions between different aspects of the boat. Now that the boat’s scale is correct, Vincent can then focus on modelling the details, all these extra details are what bring the boat to life. Getting the model right is one of the longest tasks when making a boat. Currently the images you are seeing are still work in progress, but we want the boat to replicate the real life one as close as possible, so Vincent will spend more time focusing on this early part of the process. UVs (The letters "U" and "V" denote the axes of the 2D texture) Next up, the 3D model needs to be unwrapped to make UVs. Imagine you have made a cube out of paper and you need to take the cube apart into one 2D flat piece - this process is the same, but your cube is the boat and the final flat piece at the end is your UV. This is an important step because the UVs tell the engine how to map the 2D texture images onto the 3D model. Texturing After being unwrapped, the boat can now be textured. Textures like carpet, rubber, metal, and more are designed and painted onto the model to start making it look like a real boat. For Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, the artists have a new method for texturing the boats. Before, we would use one texture tile for the whole boat, but now, the artists are able to use multiple texture tiles on one boat. What this means is that boat textures will be at a higher resolution and look better than ever before. In-Engine Once the boat has been textured, it is then brought across into the game engine. In engine we can change the colour for lots of different parts on the boat, and this is done by splitting the boat out into separate parameters. Once this step is done, the boat is then handed over to the rest of the team to be rigged for animation. In-Game In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, you’ll work up the ranks as you conquer tournaments. You’ll be able to equip yourself with better kit as you travel along your journey to the Bassmaster® Classic. Boats such as the F20 Predator will have you shooting around the water quicker and ultimately, will help you in your quest to lift that coveted Bassmaster® Classic trophy. The F20 Predator is just one of many great boats you’ll be able to use in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, so make sure you don't miss a drop of info on the great equipment you'll be using later this year by following us on our social channels and joining our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter! * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv]
2 months ago
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Scott Martin in-game - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Over the course of the coming weeks, we'll be sharing our progress on more of our pro anglers, but we thought it only appropriate to start with Scott. Bringing Scott Martin to life in our game is an exciting challenge for the team at Dovetail Games, as this will be the first time you can play as or compete against in game pros on the water. Whilst these images are absolutely work-in-progress in our pre-alpha builds, we wanted to share with you the process of building a character within Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. We hope you enjoy! The team must first take reference images of Scott Martin and identify key features to make the 3D model look as good as possible - facial hair, eye position, ear height, body shape, jawline - these are just a handful of things we take into consideration when modelling an angler. 3D Modelling Scott Martin Once these fundamentals have been worked on, the team then needs to move onto other important tasks such as textures. Textures are key to making equipment, clothing, and faces look natural in game. The work that goes into designing anglers also gets built directly into the game. We’ll go into more detail at a later date about the customisation options you’ll have when making your own angler in game. Facial Features When we put our anglers out onto the water, that's when the fun really starts. We need to make sure the environmental lighting works with our 3D models. Lighting is a task that the team is working on at the moment - and you can see that, at this stage, things are not quite there yet! This ensures that shadows, highlights, and textures look as accurate as possible. Using Unreal Engine 4.26 gives the team a full host of new tools to work on throughout the development process, which we'll be talking about more in the coming weeks. Working with the environment We know how important your tournament jerseys are so, Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 has multiple professional jerseys to pick out that make your angler look like a pro. We make the jerseys and work with our partners to include their logos, so you can expect to see some of your favourite brands represented when you target your first Bassmaster® Classic win! Tournament Jersey We will have future updates on the progress the team is making with our anglers. Keep your eyes peeled to see who's next! If you don't want to miss any info on our anglers, equipment, and venues then make sure to - * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv]
2 months ago
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Favorite Fishing USA - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
The first focus on pro gear in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, is with Favorite Fishing. Favorite Fishing USA is a Christian-based company focused on grass-roots growth. It specializes in rods and carries a line of reels, and apparel. Favorite Fishing has been working closely with our team to create realistic, high quality rods and reels for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Favorite Fishing are also sponsors for Scott Martin and Skylar Hamilton, you'll not only see their branding directly on your jersey in game, but you'll also be able to build out your dream tackle setup using Favorite Fishing Equipment. Rods We know how important it is to have the right kit when out on the water so, Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 will feature multiple rods from Favorite Fishing. There will be a range of medium, heavy, and extra heavy rods to use, such as the White Bird Spinning rod, pictured below. Reels It’s not just Favorite Fishing rods you’ll be using in game - you'll also have a selection of Favorite reels to choose from too. The Soleus XCS is just one of many that you can equip. Combine this great reel with the right rod, and you’ll be fighting bass with ease! Catching big bass starts with using the best equipment available. Working with Favorite Fishing means you can be one step closer to experiencing the very best of bass fishing on Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Make sure you don't miss a drop of info on the great equipment you'll be using in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 – * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv]
3 months ago
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MAY DOVETAIL FISHING LEAGUE
April DFL is all wrapped up, let's take a look at what venues you'll be competing on in May! Good luck and tight lines! Big Bass Tour Week 1 – Lake Arnold Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass Week 2 – Lake Travis Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass Week 3 – Lake Guntersville Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass Week 4 – Lake Seminole Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass Carp Championship Week 1 – Waldsee Species: Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Koi Carp, Ghost Carp Week 2 – Grand Union Species: Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Leather Carp Week 3 – Lago del Mundo Species: Common Carp, Mirror Carp Week 4 – Manor Farm Species: Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Leather Carp, Ghost Carp Match Series Week 1 – Talon Fishery Species: Rudd, Bream, Catfish, Tench, Roach, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Leather Carp, Koi Carp, Ghost Carp Week 2 – Gillhams Species: Arapaima, Black Pacu, Mekong Catfish, Redtail Catfish, Siamese Carp, Common Carp Week 3 – Laguna Iquitos Species: Arapaima, Redtail Catfish, Black Pacu, Peacock Bass, Giant Wolf Fish Week 4 – Wraysbury Species: Ghost Carp, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Roach, Tench, Bream, Perch, Pike Predator Challenge Week 1 – Lake Williams Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout Week 2 – Jezioro Bestii Species: Perch, Pike, Catfish, Zander, Brown Trout Week 3 – Lake Miller Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Muskellunge, Tiger Muskellunge, Pike, Yellow Perch, Brown Trout, Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon Week 4 – Lake Boulder Species: Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Longnose Gar, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Muskellunge, Tiger Muskellunge, Channel Catfish, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon
Fishing Sim World - 3 months ago
MAY DOVETAIL FISHING LEAGUE
April DFL is all wrapped up, let's take a look at what venues you'll be competing on in May! Good luck everyone. Hunter Series Week 1 – River Ebro Species: Barbel Week 2 – Loch Mickle Species: Ferox Trout Week 3 – Rotterdam Species: Ide Week 4 – Oxlease Species: Mirror Carp Carp Series Week 1 – Pearl Lake Species: Bighead Carp, Juliens Golden Carp, Siamese Carp Week 2 – Rotterdam Species: Common Carp, Mirror Carp Week 3 – River Ebro Species: Common Carp, Mirror Carp Week 4 – Loch Mickle Species: Koi Carp, Leather Carp, Mirror Carp Coarse Series Week 1 – Oxlease Species: Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Perch, Roach, Rudd, Tench, Pike, Chub Week 2 – Pearl Lake Species: Arapaima, Bighead Carp, Black Pacu, Giant Wolf Fish, Juliens Golden Carp, Mekong Catfish, Peacock Bass, Red Pacu, Redtail Catfish, Siamese Carp Week 3 – Loch Mickle Species: Arctic Char, Atlantic Salmon, Brown Trout, Chub, European Eel, Ferox Trout, Koi Carp, Leather Carp, Mirror Carp, Pike, Rainbow Trout, Roach Week 4 – River Ebro Species: Barbel, Channel Catfish, Chub, Common Carp, European Eel, Perch, Mirror Carp, Pumpkinseed, Roach, Rudd, Catfish, Zander Predator Challenge Week 1 – Loch Mickle Species: Pike, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Atlantic Salmon, Ferox Trout, European Eel Week 2 – Oxlease Species: Perch, Pike Week 3 – Pearl Lake Species: Arapaima, Black Pacu, Giant WolfFish, Peacock Bass, Red Pacu, Redtail Catfish Week 4 – Rotterdam Species: Asp, Pike, Perch, European Eel, Zander, Catfish
The Catch - 3 months ago
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