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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.
4 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
6 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.
7 days ago
Clint Walker - Carp in the Park
A blistering weekend of sunshine blessed the crowds at the annual Carp in the Park show at Billing Aquadrome in Northamptonshire, and I was lucky enough to enjoy the whole weekend working on the RAD Angling stand! I mean lucky too, it’s always a privilege to be asked to help showcase such top quality carbon bankware, and as part of a fine team of consultants, we always look forward to getting together to discuss all things fishing whilst checking out the latest production prototypes and launching new kit into the market. It’s always fun, (if tiring) and this show is unusual because everyone bivvies up, enjoys a few beers and a barbeque together, whilst listening to some live music! How can it not be enjoyable? I drove down on Saturday morning, bright and early, to find the stand (a purpose built trailer) ready to go, the kettle on, and the bacon grilling, as the team started to get ready for the forthcoming day. The RAD trailer is the envy of many within the ‘paddock’ and allows us to get set up within minutes, and pack away even faster, whilst others struggle with building gazebo type stands which are in no way as sturdy as the trailer. Once opened, our carbon fibre products can be set up on the front stage, the television set to loop the promotional video, and that’s about it; simple, visually effective, and easy to use. Even before the gates officially opened, we had visitors from other companies as they came to check out what was on offer before the rush, and also to cast a shady eye over our trailer; I don’t think it will be long before similar others start to appear! By 10am, the sun was already high in the sky, and as the gates opened, the paying public started the quick first loop of the assembled trade stands before deciding where to spend their hard-earned cash. It’s something that you get used to at the shows, the initial rush, a quieter period, then mid-morning, the action starts to hot up as decisions are made and customers return to the trailer. I love it! The products are so good, that no ‘hard sell’ is required, but it’s always good fun bantering with customers as each option is explained before cash changes hands and the buyer departs happy with their purchase. Throughout the day, a number of talks and demonstrations took place on the ‘stage’ with big name anglers spilling the beans to show their secrets, edges and tips, and a bankside cookery showcase saw volunteers learn new skills under the tutelage of top chef Simon Bishop who then presented them with a bag full of goodies too! There was huge a beer tent, casting instruction, rig and bait demos, and all sorts of other things which kept the crowds entertained. The first day went well, lots of carbon fibre bankware went home with happy customers, and when it was time to shut down for the day, we simply dropped the trailer door; brilliant! I didn’t realise how tiring it had been though. Fully intent on bivvying up, I didn’t bother, instead unfolding my bed in the shadow of the trailer, unfurling my duvet, and that’s the last I remember until the boss woke me an hour later with a bottle of beer in hand! The evening was spent listening to the live band, sharing a few cold beers, and eating platefuls of steak, sausages, chicken and burgers as the sun went down…perfect! I slipped back under the duvet and awoke 8 hours later as the sun rose over the trees, my Minions duvet cover adorned with a thin sheen of early morning dew, before going for a freezing cold shower ready to start day two. Sunday followed in much the same way as the previous day, a plateful of bacon sandwiches getting things off to a super start, before mugs of tea washed it all down and the trailer was opened up. Again, enthusiastic punters lined up ready to buy new carbon, and before long, we were forced to take orders as so much stock had been sold! The sun still shone, the weather was superb, and every single person I spoke to had thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn’t wait for the next one… the mark of a good show. Carp in the Park turned out to be a fantastic way for the angling trade to engage directly with customers, answer queries, and sell product. More importantly, the whole event was fun, with something for all, and I noted far fewer bored looking partners as the angler in their life browsed the kit on offer…not like many of the other shows where it ALL about fishing! Overall, it was a fun way to spend a weekend, I can hardly call it ‘work’, and it was great to meet so many anglers with whom I’ve only conversed via email or social media who popped in to see us. Thank you, it was very much appreciated, and I hope I’ll see you at the next one! https://www.radangling.co.uk/#/
12 days ago
Trolling Motor Update Out Now!
Our latest update for Fishing Sim World is now available across all platforms. This is another significant release with the highlight being a fully functioning trolling motor on all boats for you to use. Other key improvements include a new species of fish, the zander being added to the Grand Union Canal with two trophy zander being able to be caught from this venue. Also, there are 3 new, bigger trophy catfish to be able to be caught from Waldsee. Finally, resistance to the movement of the rod has been added whilst playing a fish. The tighter the line tension, the slower you will be able to raise the rod in the fight giving feedback as to the weight of the fish you are playing. Full update notes are below; Improvements * Trolling motor now available to use on all Bass boats * New species of fish added to Grand Union Canal – zander * Added 3 new, bigger trophy catfish to Waldsee * Added resistance to the movement of the rod when playing fish related to the line tension * Decreased the difficulty of single player predator tournament #4 to ensure AI doesn’t gain unrealistic scores * Changed the depth individual species of fish will swim to for increased realism * Christmas clothing awards for Dovetail Fishing League participants * Adjusted the amount a rod will bend depending on tension being applied and distance from the angler * Improved reflections during cloudy and wet conditions * Improved scale patterns and shades of colours of pike and spotted bass * Improved environmental audio on Lake Williams * Improved collision on all lakes * Improved lighting for different times of days / conditions on Lake Williams * Improved spawn locations for boats in Single Player Tournaments * Improved animations on characters when holding fish Bug fixes * Trophy White Crappie for Lake Williams will appear in the Anglers Log * Improved localised text in-game * Fixed close peg prompt showing whilst teleporting to another location * Fixed casting button prompt showing after teleporting to another location * Fixed equipping a different tackle box through the inventory occasionally crashing the game * Selected casting method will remain saved when relaunching the game * Can sign into the game and skip intro when already launched the game on Xbox One * Ensure Add-On store loads correctly for Xbox One when signing in after launching the game * Balanced audio changes after previous changes to line tension sounds We are already working hard on bringing you a further update soon after The Trolling Motor Update and this will include; * 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 * Fixed line getting stuck in the boat when casting out * Improved water splash effects when using a top water lure * Added collision between the character and fishing line * Increased the number of catfish in Waldsee * Improved collision on Lake Boulder * Fixed ‘Switch casting method’ prompt appearing after teleporting to different area of lake whilst in casting state
13 days ago
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