I've been working for some time on the next version of the game. It's getting close to release, and a beta version is now on the Windows Store, but hidden, so you need to have the link below to download it. The goals of the new version are:
To support newer versions of Windows properly
To support higher resolutions
To feature better graphics, especially the water animation
To simplify installation, eliminating the tedious email activation process
To have the same game available on Windows as Android and iOS
To be backward compatible, supporting content created for earlier versions
Support for touch-screen devices as well as a mouse & keyboard combination
The new version is called Fly Fishing Simulator HD, and Windows 8 and 10 users can get it on the Microsoft Store at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p ... blggh40f5h
This version will only run through the end of the month. It includes one 6 site outing, enough to get a sample of the improved graphics, etc. When it releases, the plan is to keep the core app free, and offer a subscription that delivers a new river (a 6 site outing) each week. Installation of content will be much simpler - you'll just view your available add-ons and tap "download". I still shoot 10 to 20+ sites for every outing, but I'm picking only the best six sites of each to publish, favoring quality over quantity, in terms of sites. In terms of outings, I'm going for both quality and quantity. I've shot nearly 100 rivers for this version over the past two years. I have a lot of work to do to complete those outings, and plan to shoot many more in the next couple of years.
Again, this version requires Windows 8 or 10. I'll release a beta for Android in the next week or two.
If you're used to the 1024x768 graphics of RWFF, I think you'll find the 1920x1080 to be a whole lot sharper. Hopefully the water flow will look a lot smoother to you, too.
If you have a chance to try this over the next week, please let me know if you encounter any problems, if the new interface seems comfortable, and any impressions in general.
Thanks, and tight lines,