Welcome to my Fishing Simulator 2 Newbie Help page
Installation guide in pdf format (credit to Simmers Dad) >>>CLICK ME<<<
When you first install fs2 it is recommended you install it to your route drive C:\fishsim2 making sure there are no spaces in the directory name. NOTE: the default install location is different. If you didn't do this, you can move the entire contents of your fs2 folder into the directory I mentioned (you'll need to create the folder though).
Now you've installed fs2 you'll need to update to the latest version.
While there are many versions available 2.13f fixes a graphics issue with Windows 10 while v2.13g fixes an issue with the Hair Rig. You MUST install V2.13f first though. Once you have v2.13f installed, download & unzip v2.13g. This is not an install.exe, simply drag this file into your fs2 folder & allow it to overwrite the existing file.
There are many venues, bait, tackle etc to download now. Head over to "SD's Downer" where you'll find plenty. >>>CLICK ME<<<
The two most important files are Bait Tidy May 2011.zip & Species - Objects - Weather.zip. These can be found in the "Downloads / FS2 Versions, Addons Etc" menu of the webpage.
FS2 Venues (Validated) have been checked to certain criteria. This process is no longer in operation, but FS2 Venues (Tested) has now taken over. There is a group of experienced simmers (volunteers) responsible for checking these file to reassure these venues do not compromise your install of FishSim2. Any add-on you fine from other sources may cause problems by overwriting existing files. Please beware of these.
All these downloads are in jr2 format & install via the Options / Advanced menu from the main screen.
● Place the jr2 file in the fs2 folder & start the sim. ● Click "Options" followed by "Advanced" then "Import Addon"
Once installed you no longer need the jr2 file so it can be deleted. Restart the sim & you will now see your new addons.
It is recommended not to install too many at one time as errors can & do occur.