Enhanced Ship Simulator 2006 released

This second demo features the highly anticipated New York harbour location and holds many new exciting features as found in the latest patch for the retail version of Ship Simulator 2006:

  • Improved AI ship behaviour
  • Helicopters and airplanes – Watch your ship sail from above
  • Support for multi screen setups
  • Support for Wilco Dynamic Platform and Ship Control Unit
  • Support for most joypads, joysticks and steering wheels
  • Support for TrackIR

The demo will let the player control a water taxi in the port of New York. As the skipper of the boat you have to steer to different way points picking up passengers and manoeuvre your vessel from dock to dock, keeping an eye out on yachts and bigger ships such as container freighters, massive yachts and tankers.

Raymond Snippe, Development manager at Lighthouse Interactive: “By playing the enhanced demo version of Ship Simulator 2006, simulator fans are finally able to explore the detailed port of New York and meet up with “Lady Liberty” in real life”. Developer VSTEP already did a great job on Rotterdam, the Phi Phi Islands and Hamburg, but continues to push the envelope with the introduction of the New York harbour location”.

Mark Nolen, programmer at VSTEP adds: “If you enjoy this demo, then be sure to check out the full game. The full version of Ship Simulator 2006 includes over 860 km2 of environment and 9 unique playable ships. There are 40 preset missions and it’s even possible to create your own missions by using the built-in mission editor.

The demo weighs about 110MB and is available from one of these mirrors:http://www.shipsim.com/index.php?id=4