SHIP SIMULATOR 2008: Lighthouse Interactive Releases Update 1.4.1

EW Haarlem, (PresseBox) - Publisher Lighthouse Interactive and developer VSTEP today released a new update to their successful simulation hit Ship Simulator 2008. This highly realistic simulator puts players at the helm of some of the World's most varied and detailed ships found at sea, allowing them to explore accurately recreated environments. Ship Simulator is available in 20 countries and 7 languages.

Update 1.4.1 is multilingual and suitable for all available versions of Ship Simulator 2008. It upgrades versions 1.0 until 1.4 to version 1.4.1. Furthermore the update is suitable for players with Ship Simulator 2008 and the official add-on Ship Simulator 2008: New Horizons.

Some of the new key features included in Update 1.4.1 include:
- Towing performance improved - Towing has been enhanced by a new system that improves the towing performance of all tugboats.
- Improved ocean bump maps and ship dynamics - Wave effects on all ships have been improved, recreating waves on a more realistic scale and intensifying the sailing experience for all vessels.
- Improved AI awareness - AI captains have better awareness and, depending on the size and speed of your vessel, AI controlled ships will stop for your ship to pass.
- Pushboat connection - The pushboat is able to connect to the barges using a new type of rope only available for the pushboat.

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VSTEP develops professional simulators for fire-fighters, train drivers, safety officers, and nautical training. Since its initiation in 2002, VSTEP has completed over 30 training simulators for customers like the Royal Dutch Navy, the Port of Rotterdam, Falck/Nutec, and the Dutch Railways. VSTEP's experience and core technology from these projects has been adapted to deliver a "true to their roots" simulator for the home PC user.

Lighthouse Interactive

Lighthouse Interactive, a division of SilverBirch Inc. (SVB:TSXV), is a fast growing publisher of interactive entertainment with offices established in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, Haarlem, The Netherlands and London, England. The company is focused on bringing strong titles to the worldwide market in a wide array of genres including: RPG, Simulation, Adventure, Action and Strategy. Staffed with industry veterans, Lighthouse is the right choice for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience.

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