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Patch 1.8 sets sail for Ship Simulator 2006

Haarlem, 5 February 2007 - Publisher Lighthouse Interactive and VSTEP, developer of the successful PC simulation game "Ship Simulator 2006", today released patch 1.8. Launched in June 2006, the game has performed well and sales are still going strong. Translated in 7 languages and available in stores in 20 countries, the game received much positive feedback from the vibrant user community of fans, largely professional seafarers. Excited about the positive response from the users, VSTEP has issued a number of patches in which, lots of new features, new scenery and a ship was added.

Patch 1.8 replaces all previous versions and includes the following fixes and updates.

1. Optimized loading when switching between different harbours.

2. Damage that occurred at the start of some missions is eliminated.

3. Updates are made to the ship loading function, so it becomes more easily possible to integrate additional ships in the game, like the ones from the recently launched add-on pack. Also user-created ships can now be integrated in the game.

The patch comes in twofold:

Full update: 1.0. -> 1.8 (includes all previous upgrades and patches). (350Mb)

Incremental update: 1.6. (1.7)-> 1.8 (For updating from version 1.6-(1.7) to the latest version or updating from the Ship Simulator 2006 Collectors Edition). (135Mb)

Please surf to www.lighthouse-interactive.com for the latest download locations.

The Official Add-On to the game will be hitting high streets in the UK and Scandinavia within two weeks.


VSTEP develops professional simulators for fire-fighters, driver training and nautical training. Since its initiation in 2002, VSTEP has completed 26 training simulators for customers like the Royal Dutch Navy, the Port of Rotterdam, Falck/Nutec, the Dutch Railways, and DriveZone. 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. In 2006 VSTEP amazed the simulation community with its revolutionary Ship Simulator game.

About Lighthouse Interactive

Lighthouse Interactive Game Publishing is a fast expanding player in the games industry. Its releases so far include ao. the critically acclaimed adventure game "Keepsake", the hit title "Ship Simulator 2006" and the 4x space strategy hybrid "Sword of the Stars".

In 2007, Lighthouse will be looking to build on its successful franchises, increase its overall number of releases and expand into console gaming. Staffed with industry veterans and with offices in key locations around the world, Lighthouse is a strong alternative for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience.

For more information about our products, please visit our website at: www.lighthouse-interactive.com

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