PID: 2727
Available since: 01/14/2008.
Publisher: VSTEP BV
Sold by VSTEP BV
Tags: Spiel Game 
EUR 16.99
without VAT EUR 14.28
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DEMO DOWNLOAD http://online.simmarket.com/vstep/shipsim2008/ShipSim2008_Demo_v1.exe
NOTES Low resolution trailer [ 57 MB ]
Medium resolution trailer [ 85 MB ]
High resolution trailer [ 115 MB ]

Video tutorial [ 65 MB ]
  • Windows 2000, XP or Vista
  • Pentium 4 2.4GHz or AMD equivalent
  • 1GB (Windows 2000/XP) or 2GB (Vista)
  • GeForce 5900 or ATI 9600 Pro / X600 (128MB)
  • Sound card
  • Mouse with scroll wheel
  • Joystick, Joypad or Steering wheel

Ship Simulator is a revolutionary simulation game that puts players at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea. Players will need to perform a multitude of tasks, all set within a stunning 3D environment, taking control of a wide array of ship types – from massive cargo ships and ferries, to speedboats, yachts, water taxis and even the mighty Titanic.

Key features of Ship Simulator 2008

  • Dynamic ocean waves, with realistic ship motions
  • Long distance travels , open ocean voyages between ports
  • Visible damage system
  • Thirty new complex and challenging missions
  • Extensive day, night, and weather systems
  • Three new environments: San Francisco, Southampton/Cowes/Solent, and Marseille
  • Sixteen new ships, each with walkthrough functionality and interactive bridge controls
  • Controllable container crane
  • Advanced vector graphic sea chart based on realistic 3D seabed models, with full-screen display option, transparency setting, and level-of-detail on text & depth readings
  • Advanced damage system showing dents and holes in the ships after severe collisions
  • Free-roam mode where players can choose a ship, an environment, set all weather, day & time parameters and get sailing
  • Realistic bow splash water, with support from an advanced physics simulation model
  • Extensive mapping options for keys and joystick buttons
  • Advanced rope system, which allows you to connect and disconnect player ships to other ships or mooring boulders at will (anchoring is now also possible)
  • Addition of icebergs which cause damage when you collide with them
  • Mid-mission save function
  • A system for sinking ships when damaged below the water line
  • Advanced system for scoring and ranking in different ship type classes, linked to your on-line profile on the forum
  • Set waypoints yourself in free-roaming mode
  • Mission editor, so you can create your own adventures and share them with your fellow players on the forum

Features currently in development

  • Multiplayer functionality, so you can sail around in your favourite environment every day with your Ship Simulator friends

This feature will be released in free downloadable update later this year.


Solent | Ship Simulator 2008 | Features | Environments Cowes, Isle of Wight

The Solent area England

The Solent is a stretch of sea separating the Isle of Wight from the mainland of Britain. It is a great place for yachting. It is sheltered by the Isle of Wight and has a very complex tidal pattern. The ports of Southampton and Portsmouth lie on its shores. Spithead, an area off Gilkicker Point near Gosport, is well known as the place where the monarch reviews the Royal Navy. This stretch of water is amongst the most expensive waters in the world to cross by ferry.


Latidude: 50°52'51.07"N
Longtitude: 1°23'15.41"W

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Vieux Port (Old Harbour)

Marseille France

The port of Marseille has historically been the port of the French Empire, linking the North African colonies of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia with the French mainland. Today, the port stills plays an important role in Marseille, serving as both a commercial container port as well as a transport port for the Mediterranean sea. While the modern day port activities take place along the coast at the New Port, the Belgian Quay in the Old Port is used for the daily fish market, where the daily catch plays centre stage in Marseille’s culinary traditions.


Latidude: 43°17'37.53"NN
Longtitude: 5°21'56.94"E

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Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco USA

San Francisco Bay is a shallow estuary through which water flowing from the Sierra Nevada mountains through the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers enters the Pacific Ocean. San Francisco Bay is located in the US state of California. The bay is surrounded by the region known as the San Francisco Bay Area, dominated by the cities of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.


Latidude: 37°48'59.41"N
Longtitude: 122°28'42.02"W

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Statue of Liberty

New York USA

New York Harbour is a geographic term that refers to the bays and tidal estuaries near the mouth of the Hudson and bordering rivers near New York City. In a narrower sense, the term is sometimes taken to refer specifically to Upper New York Bay.



Latidude: 40°41'21.84"N
Longtitude: 74° 2'40.87"W

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Hamburg Drydocks

Hamburg Germany

The Hamburg Harbour is a deep water port located on the river Elbe in Hamburg, Germany. Hamburg Harbour handled 7 million containers in 2004, making it the largest sea-harbour in Germany, the second largest in Europe and ninth largest worldwide.



Latidude: 53°32'31.72"N
Longtitude: 9°57'14.63"E

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Erasmus bridge

Rotterdam Netherlands

The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe. With large oil refineries located west of the city, the petrochemical industry is an important part of the port’s activities.



Latidude: 51°54'34.22"N
Longtitude: 4°29'7.14"E

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Phi Phi Mu

Phi Phi Islands Thailand

The Phi Phi Islands are located in Thailand. Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest island of the group, and is the only island with permanent inhabitants. A short boat trip away lies the second largest island, Ko Phi Phi Lee.



Latidude: 7°44'17.57"N
Longtitude: 98°46'9.67"E

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Ship Simulator 2008 | Features | Environments
North Sea - Eirik Raude

Open sea and oceans

Ship Simulator 2008 includes several open sea environments. From the North See with it's Oil rigs to the Pacific Ocean, World's largest body of water.
There are seven open sea environments included in Ship Simulator 2008.