The update is ready to test!
You can see some screenshots here: http://www.pishtech.com/pifd_update.php3
Here's what's in it:
Three modes of play:
Simulation mode: You choose where to fish, control the fishing depth, fight fish manually, etc. No other fishermen making offers, etc. Your results depend entirely on your fishing skill.
Semi-sim mode: Same as simulation mode but with offers from other fishermen.
Arcade mode: Simplified fishing, same game play as the original version.
An improved version of Eagle Lake
A second lake, Salmo Lake
Improved fish graphics
Improved landscape detail and graphics
Improved vegetation graphics
Improved fish AI
Improved lake bottom structure, with mud and rock areas, sloped bottoms
Areas with varying levels of vegetation, attracting different concentrations of fish
Flasher now has automatic range adjustment
Can now use flasher (sonar) and underwater camera at the same time
Screenshot function - just press SysRq key to save a screenshot
Manual control of camera depth (PgUp, PgDown keys, or mouse wheel)
Manually control the rod and reel (mouse to raise rod, left button to reel, right to release line)
Manual fish fighting
On-screen help with fishing controls when you first start
Assorted bugs are fixed
Right now the beta version has a known bug in which you may not see fish while you land them, if you were using the underwater camera at the time. This is already fixed, but not in the current downloadable installer.
The beta version can be used for both full version and free demo version testing.
You're welcome to try the beta version, but please report any problems by e-mail to email@example.com
Here's the link: http://www.pishtech.com/PishtechIceFishingDerbyBeta.zip
Extract the files, then run setup.exe.