|Ship Simulator 2006|
|Ship Simulator 2006|
|Suceeded by:||Ship Simulator 2008|
|Release date:||August 15, 2005|
|Game Engine:||Quest 3D|
|No. of ships:||9|
|No. of Environments:||3|
|Media Type:||CD ROM, or DOWNLOADABLE|
|Operating System:||Windows Xp|
|Processor:||Pentium IV 2GHz or AMD Athlon|
|Memory:||300mb Hard disk space, 512mb RAM|
|Graphics Card:||64 MB 3D accelerated video card with support for Vertex and Pixel shader 1.1. (nVidia GeForce4+ or ATI)|
|Audio Devices:||A Sound Card|
|Imput controller:||Mouse with scroll wheel and Keyboard|
Ship Simulator 2006, (often referred to as SS06 or Ship Simulator) was the debut game of the Ship Simulator series and franchise. It was released in August, 2005, and was succeeded by Ship Simulator 2008 in 2007.
Ship Simulator 2006 was released in different parts of the world on different dates, ranging around August 2005. The RMS Titanic was the game's primary selling point. The first edition of the game contained 9 ships and 3 ports to sail in - these being Hamburg, Phi Phi Islands and the Port of Rotterdam. New York harbour was added later in a patch release. These environments, which also appear in Ship Simulator 2008, remain largely unchanged. The current maximum amount of vessels one can have on their game is 16, and the maximum number of environments is 4.
ShipsEditMain article: Ship list
The basic Ship Simulator 2006 comes with seven playable vessels.
The following are all the available ships for Ship Simulator 2006:
|Harbour Patrol||P6||Ship Simulator 2006||Named P6 in Ship Simulator 2008. Changes to Coast Guard boat in New York|
|Yacht||Royal Yacht||Ship Simulator 2006||One of the most famous ships of all time.|
|Inland Cargo ship||Wachthaven III||Ship Simulator 2006||Named "Wachthaven III" in Ship Simulator 2008|
|Inland Container ship||-||Ship Simulator 2006||Used as AI ship in Ship Simulator 2008|
|Cargo ship||Selsey II||Ship Simulator 2006||Named "Selsey II" in Ship Simulator 2008|
|Ocean liner||RMS Titanic||Ship Simulator 2006||Main selling point|
|Motorboat||Powerboat||Ship Simulator 2006||Appeared with diferent skin in Ship Simulator 2008|
|Water Taxi||VSTP 7||Ship Simulator 2006||Named after Vstep|
|Harbour Tugboat||-||Ship Simulator 2006||Appeared with slight changes in Ship Simulator|
- Harbour Patrol boat (turns into a coast guard boat in New York - is a similar design to P6 in 2008)
- Luxury Yacht
- Wachthaven III - known as a small cargo boat in 2006
- Selsey II - known as a container ship in 2006
- Inland cargo vessel
- Harbour Tugboat
- VSTP7 - Water taxi
The Luxury yacht is a current subject of debate. The ship itself was unique, manoverable and enjoyable, which has lead to many players wanting it for the upcoming Ship Simulator Extremes. Vstep have shown no signs of doing so, however.
Main article: Environment list
Ship Simulator 2006 come with three installed environments/ports to sail ships in. These are:
These were the only usable ports in Ship Simulator 2006, apart from the later arrival, New York Harbour.
Following shortly after release, Vstep released a batch of bug-fixing and content adding patches which updated the players version of the game. They are all free for downloading, but may only work with certain conditions.
Vstep stopped support and updates for Ship Simulator 2006 shortly after the release of Ship Simulator 2008.
Ship Simulator 2006 NL Mission packEdit
Main article: Ship Simulator 2006 NL mission patch
The Mission pack fixes the dissapearing mission problem encountered in the Dutch boxed version of Ship Simulator 2006. Consequently, it requires a Dutch boxed version of the game to have any effect.
Ship Simulator Add-on Mission packEdit
Ship Simulator language patchEdit
Main article: Ship Simulator Language patch
The Language pack includes the following languages:
You can change the language of your game at will to the above. The file size is 37MB
Ship Simulator 2006 1.8 PatchEdit
Main article: Ship Simulator 2006 V1.8
This patch contains a vessel with working bridge controls with Walkabout mode (namely the Small-Surface Vessel) - and also adds the New York harbour environment. The patch contains all languages featured in the language patch and also improves loading time for the game. The size is 337MB.
Main Article: SS06 Missions
To play the game, a player must start a mission, or create a "blank mission" from the Scenario Editor. The mission does not have to be completed in order to freely roam the environment. Free Roaming was not introduced until the add-on.
Main article: Ship Simulator 2006 add-on
The only available add-on for the game is its official add-on, created by Vstep, which includes new missions, six new playable ships with Walkabout mode, and a new Titanic with walkabout mode. Better sounds were added, and Free roaming was brought to the game, which enabled free sailing of a ship in an environment, without the bother of missions.
The six ships added were:
- Portoferrario Angel
- Marbella Delight
- Ocean Star
- Igor K.
- Agile Solution
- Northern Star