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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
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
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Monster Reward Update Out Now
We’ve been working away on all the feedback, bugs, thoughts and comments that you’ve made on our forums or through social media and reviews. Many thanks to everyone who has helped us! The first update for Fishing Sim World will launch this Thursday the 18th October on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Let’s go through the highlights step by step. New Fish Species! For all players, two new species of fish will be added in this update: Walleye and Bluegill. Perfect for the vast open lakes of bass fishing, these will be available to catch and fully represented in the Anglers Log. Bug Fixes! This is a long list of the majority of the detailed fixes. There are changes, fixes and improvements across almost every area of the sim. Achievements * All achievements are now available and unlock correctly Audio * All sub menus now available in the audio tab of the options menu * You can now no longer hear boats starting up wherever you are on the lake Controls Enhanced settings * You can now invert camera (Y Axis) * You can now alter mouse sensitivity and controller vibration options HUD & Menus Immersion Mode * You can now turn off the HUD entirely while fishing * You can turn off other players names in Multiplayer in reduced HUD * Depth widget has been removed from ‘minimal’ and ‘no hud’ modes * You can toggle off the UI during catch shot screens * New tension audio added when reeling in fish, that corresponds to the weight of the fish * Minimal HUD mode also now available * Various minor localisation bugs fixed * Bits of the HUD no longer show during loading screen * Correct list of species of fish available to catch for each venue * Lake description now correct in Freedom Fishing for Bergsee * Setting screen now saves correctly * Fixed rough edges in customisation screens * Fixed boat clipping the UI in the customisation screens * Improved tool tip images Fish & Fish Behaviour Fish and Fish Fighting Improvements * Smallmouth bass swim differently to largemouth to differentiate fight between species * Bass have more energy and the fights last longer * It is now more difficult to catch fish in Gigantica * Fish now swim away when escaping rather than disappearing * Catfish can now be caught when using lures * Fish no longer get stuck on water debris in Grand Union Canal * Fixed fish ‘bouncing’ on water surface when they have given up fighting * Added Pike to species list in Bergsee * Fish can no longer escape between being caught and the catch shot! * Fish can no longer swim on land next to the canal inlet in Grand Union Canal * Fixed catfish occasionally appearing black * The yellow perch appearance has been improved Equipment Improvements * Boats require less build up and button pressure to drive at speed * Added nightglow sweetcorn into the tackle shop * Lures now sink faster or slower as appropriate for the lure * Fish attraction to lures has been improved, depending on the size of both the lure and the fish * Correct asset and description now shown for Sunline Siglon PE 30lb and Vursa Braid Spinning 20lb * Fixed controller vibrating when reel speed changed but not reeling in * Improved collision with shoreline while on a boat * Improved clothing appearances, fixing clipping issues * Yellow maggot now has the correct colour image within the tackle shop * Rotating reels sit on top of rods with line attacher and line will no longer appear to float Characters * Characters no longer get stuck in terrain if turning on the spot * Characters hands no longer look detached if wearing a hoodie in a catch shot * Characters no longer get stuck in path debris on the Grand Union Canal * Character polish improvements * Added smile to characters when holding fish! Gameplay * Catch prompt no longer appears when fighting fish as netting is automatic * Temperature now displays correctly * Temperature in fahrenheit now has the degrees symbol * Boat spawn location on Lake Boulder moved to allow better access * Fixed camera if the player is rotating while fighting a fish * Added gameplay intro video into the start of the game * Gigantica and Grand Union Canals landing mat positions have been updated Multiplayer & Single Player Tournaments Improvements * You can now mute players in multiplayer mode * You can hide other players names using the advanced hud mode * In-game live tournament leaderboard now has ‘show my position / show top’ options * Variable weather is now available in live tournaments * Added voice chat widget to message overlay widget to see who is talking during loading screens Live Event Tournament Rewards * Finishing well in a tournament now gives you clothing rewards * Fixed an issue with claiming pegs * Fixed catch screen HUD staying visible when starting multiplayer * Fixed rare issue of fish finder component crashing at the end of a tournament * Buoys in single player tournaments on Gigantica no longer too high in water * Fixed boats not appearing when the multiplayer host migrates * Fixed rare bug where a player could spawn in the middle of a lake * Fixed it taking longer to catch fish in multiplayer as the host * Host of multiplayer sessions now see catch shots * Players can no longer get stuck after catching a fish in a tournament * The continue prompt at the end of a single player tournament will now always be clickable * Fixed timer disappearing after opening inventory in live events XBOX specific * Fixed various issues caused by signing in after launching the game PC specific * Selecting English language in Steam will now work correctly on a non-English set PC * Mapping your own keyboard controls (Keybinding) PlayStation 4 specific * Ensure fish can be caught and catch screen appears correctly for both host and client Dovetail Live Improvements and Rewards We’ve upgraded Dovetail Live within Fishing Sim World. As a main reward, anyone who has registered and logged into Dovetail Live within Fishing Sim World will receive two pieces of free equipment. To receive these two items, sign into Dovetail Live and go to the Online menu option. The items will unlock for you. 1. The Haichou Odyssey Live is a high performance 50MPH addition to your boat fleet, superior to the immediately available starter boats. 2. A new t-shirt with a classic blue digital camo design that you can find unlocked in the customise menu. You can now also read Dovetail Live articles directly in-game! Tournament Clothing Rewards Starting in November, winning and placing highly in our tournaments now bring you prizes in the form of clothing. Wear them with pride and let everyone in multiplayer know what they’re up against. Winners of weekly events will be awarded a ‘Champion’ t-shirt whilst 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded a ‘podium’ t-shirt. If you finish in the top 5% of all entries, you will earn a ‘series’ t-shirt. The same rewards are in place for the end of each season but hoodies as well as t-shirts are your prize. That’s our full list of fixes, improvements and rewards for this update. We are working on more updates so please keep your feedback coming. We hope we’ve addressed some of the points you’ve all referenced in reviews, forum comments and on social media - if we did, let us know! Thanks for playing so far, more of this to come. The Dovetail Games Fishing Team.
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