To buy or not to buy?

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To buy or not to buy?

Postby Rick Denman » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:21 pm

Hi I am new to this simulation and I need to check a few things before I buy the full version. I have downloaded the demo and the first thing I noticed is that I can only move the rod in a vertical motion, its like any horizontal movement is locked making it impossible to play a fish correctly like adding side strain to a fighting fish, or even guiding a lure accurately down the edge of a patch of lilies. Also there only seems to be one speed to reel in the lure, and only one distance to cast. It would be nice to be able to let the bail arm off and let the lure drop to the bottom of the lake for using things like jigs. I have played Rapala Pro Fishing on PC and although it’s just another arcade style game the casting system and rod movement is perfect!
Is this because it’s a demo? Does the full game have all these features?
My ideal fishing simulation would have the free to roam vast open landscape, lakes and sea of ARMA 2 http://www.arma2.com/ combined with the fish movement and behaviour of DREAM AQUARIUM http://www.dreamaquarium.com/main.php?ref=1549
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Microsoft Fishing Simulator...
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby gonefishin » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:41 pm

To my knowledge, Paul (the author) is working on a major update. But there hasn't been a publicly-released update in about a year now so I gave up on waiting. Another game that's very fun to play and offers some nice features is Bass Pro Shops: The Strike.
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby reelfish074 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:40 pm

BUY! There is a everything you said is in the current beta version, but you can only get updates if you have the full version

also, use pgdown and pgup to change reel speed.
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby reelfish074 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:43 pm

Also, the last updates was only a few months ago, not years :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby Rick Denman » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:29 am

Aah cheers matey that's brilliant news. I've been looking for a good fishing sim ever since GONE FISHIN on the Amiga lol!!!
Looking forward to it now :)
I once made plans to build my own fishing sim based on MICROPROSE GOLF for the Amiga as it seemed to have all the foundations like the landscape, the golf swing would be the casting method and the ball would be the lure. I didn't get very far with this project, too young (at school) didn't have a clue where to start, i made 3d models but didn't know how to make it all work. but it seems years later someone has made it for me with VR Sportfishing :)

Thanks for the response
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Turn your screen into a virtual fish tank with the most realistically simulated 3D fish behaviour EVER!...
http://www.dreamaquarium.com/main.php?ref=1549

Microsoft Fishing Simulator...
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby gonefishin » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:51 pm

reelfish074 wrote:Also, the last updates was only a few months ago, not years :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I didn't say YEARS - I said about a year.
It was December 2009.

I paid $20 for my copy. Now it's $40. I wouldn't pay $40 for it in its current state.
Not to mention the $300 I spent on the VR glasses and the $20 for the wireless controller.
Both of which have been gathering dust for about a year now.
I'm tempted to wipe out my copy of VRSF and sell the glasses.
In the meantime I am awaiting an update. I just don't enjoy the game as it is now.

Go ahead and flame, but that's my take on it.
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby gd145 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:22 pm

Paul I/We are all busy in todays times and as for myself the game is a way of relaxing/venting after a long day PLEEEEEASE give us some positive news at least a Christmas gift (update) the game is getting boring I know for myself I try and promote your product and the first question is how often is it updated and I can not honestly respond
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby Rick Denman » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:34 am

Well my demo version has run out of time now, so i'm gonna have to take the plunge and buy the full version.
DREAM AQUARIUM
Turn your screen into a virtual fish tank with the most realistically simulated 3D fish behaviour EVER!...
http://www.dreamaquarium.com/main.php?ref=1549

Microsoft Fishing Simulator...
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby reelfish074 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:02 pm

I don't have the glasses or controller, not worth it. The game itself, imo is great! Only realistic game that exists pretty much.
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby Cutch » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:56 pm

I have all 3 of Paul's game, and enjoy playing them all. So, you
can't go wrong. If in doubt, buy all 3!

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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby paul » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:59 pm

I'm working hard on the next update and intend to do all I can to get the general release done before Christmas. The new stream with brown trout is basically finished. I've made some more engine changes for performance, and fixed quite a few things in the fish AI for dealing with current, and for tight spaces like the fish find in this stream. One of those changes is support for billboard weeds for faster rendering (or more of them in a scene) and variable level of detail for fish. With that feature instead of drawing a detailed model with hundreds of polygons for a fish that's hundreds of feet away it will switch to a 17 polygon version. That speeds things up significantly without a noticable change in the graphics. I'm working on improving the walking, to smooth out the motion and camera when crossing uneven surfaces. When that's done I may release this stream as a beta so people can try it out with the existing tackle while I work on the fly fishing. That may be this week or next week. I've also done a lot of the photography for the next update, the upper Mississippi based river.

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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby Rick Denman » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:05 pm

If i buy the CD version will i still have to update it, or will it be the latest version?
DREAM AQUARIUM
Turn your screen into a virtual fish tank with the most realistically simulated 3D fish behaviour EVER!...
http://www.dreamaquarium.com/main.php?ref=1549

Microsoft Fishing Simulator...
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby paleodust » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:19 pm

All right!! Thanks for the update, Paul! Looking forward to it! :P
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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby paul » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:45 pm

For VRS the cd roms have the latest official (non-beta) version and don't need to be updated unless you want to try a beta release.

Before the next general release I'm going reconfigure all the original waters to use the newer graphics system. That should improve the graphics and speed. I'm also considering an auto mode for the scenery draw distance, so the game could change the detail level on the fly depending on the speed of your computer and the complexity of the scene.

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Re: To buy or not to buy?

Postby Rick Denman » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:25 am

I'm buying it later today! And 40 USD is only 25 GBP to me WooHoo bargain!!!
Do i just activate my demo to the full version with a code? No reinstall?
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Microsoft Fishing Simulator...
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