Venscan Ver 2.3 48 Kb

Venscan is a powerful utility program for scanning created venues. It will analyse depth, objects and fish stocks in any specified venue and provide pointers to how those venues can be improved or where potential problems with them may lie.

Version 2.3 update changes

- Produces considerably faster results.

- Performs ven file checking.

- Will now process venues with errorneous space in fish names without stopping

- Works with 2.11f venues onwards.

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 venscan

After importing this addon, a file called venscan.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 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 venscan icon in the fishing simulator 2 folder, you will then be prompted to enter a venue "string". This is just asking for a venue name or part of that name. It is important you are specific in giving the venue name, otherwise a large output file will be produced and processing time will be large. You do not have to enter the full name of the venue, eg if you enter

han or nley or hanley or le the hanley park venue will be recognised. If you enter ive for example, all the venues containing ive in the name will be processed, this will include venues such as the river wensum, river dove, river lot etc.

You will then be prompted to select either the default version or the pro version ( 1=default, 2=pro ) to scan.

After this the program will load every venue and species and scan each venue for matches to the name. If it finds a venue that matches the name string you entered it will continue on to process that venue and generate a file called vpinfo.htm in the HTML folder inside the main fishsim 2 folder.

This file can be opened by double clicking on it in windows. There is a help file with instructions on interpretting output provided with this addon..

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