FS2 venue checker

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This small program is essential when creating venues, especially if you intend to publish your venue to let others use it.

This will check for all common errors and most other errors that are made when creating venues. It checks for errors in :

  • Ven file
  • Peg files
  • All files
  • Stock files
  • Data file ( depth and objects )
  • Maximum allowed species sizes
Downloading and importing add-on's from the Internet

To download and import addons from the Internet normally requires that you have a program to "unzip" files. Files available for download on the Internet are commonly "zipped", in English, this means they are "squashed" to make them as small as possible, to reduce download times. You will need a program to unzip these files on your computer after you have downloaded them, Winzip is a good choice here and available for everyone to use.

After downloading an addon you must extract the files to the fishing simulator 2 folder on your computer. This is the place you installed the game to ( probably c:\program files\fishsim2 ), after doing that, when you run fishing simulator, press the Options button on the main menu, then click the Advanced tab, then click the Import addon button. You will then see a list of addons available to import in JR2 files, click on the addon you want to import, then confirm you want to do it, and that's it.

This is a very brief description of downloading and importing addons, however, Derek Shaw has written a more detailed page on the process. Click here to view it

Instructions on using vencheck

After importing this addon, a file called vencheck.exe will be placed into your fishing simulator 2 folder. Note : After importing the addon, this file should be virus checked before running it. The files hosted on fishsim.net are always checked for viruses using two different checkers, but executable files should always be checked after downloading them.

To run the program simply double click on the vencheck icon in the fishing simulator 2 folder, you will then see a drop down box in the top left corner of the screen, select your venue from the list and the main text area will fill with a full report about your venue. Pay particular attention to anything shown in red as these will be serious errors and ones which will fail the online validation process. Anything that appears in purple is a warning to let you know of a potential mistake you may have made. Anything in green is advice which normally is given to guide you in how you can improve the venue.

As for online testing, you should ensure that you have NO red entries in the report, your venue is then safe to submit and will more than likely pass with flying colours.

License agreement and disclaimers

The programmer of this software, Jason Clive Spooner, reserves all rights to this program and the accompanying documentation. It is distributed free of charge. This program may be copied and distributed freely ONLY with the authors explicit permission..

This software product is complex by nature and takes full advantage of modern hardware and software, because of the wide variety of hardware available, the author cannot guarantee that the product will be compatible with every system. Every effort has been made to achieve this and an extensive test program has reported no hardware incompatibilities. As a result the author accepts no liability for any effects that may be caused as a result of running this software program. This applies to hardware, software, data files or personal health.

In the event of any incompatabilities, the author will make every reasonable (at his discretion) effort to resolve the matter.

Even though this program has been checked for viruses, you as a user of this program are responsible for checking it before using it, as some viruses can attach themselves through the distribution media.

This program is distributed freely and does not form any part of any Fishing Simulator purchase agreement.

By installing this software you are agreeing to the terms and conditions listed above. If you do not agree with any of the terms DO NOT INSTALL OR EXECUTE THIS PROGRAM.

Program executable files and documentation are Copyrighted - J.C.Spooner 2003

(c) J.C.Spooner 2003