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DOS - 1993

Also available on: Mac - FM Towns

Alt names Elfish, SimFish
Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Simulation
Theme Meditative / Zen
Publisher Maxis Software Inc.
Developer AnimaTek International, Inc.
4.33 / 5 - 24 votes

Description of El-Fish

A unique and refreshing simulation, El Fish lets you breed -- err-- fish and watch them live in a virtual aquarium. Every aesthetic factor involved in aquarium design is at your disposal, including tank decorations, types of water, etc.

The program does not profess to create a realistic ecosystem: rather, it is aimed at simulating different types of fish you create (which are virtually unlimited, thanks to an ingenious and robust fish design interface). After you're done with designing, there's not a whole lot to do, but watching your creation on screen is quite relaxing :)

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Liz 2024-01-23 0 point DOS version

I can't get El-Fish to work. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Loktai 2022-08-11 2 points

There is a PC98 version for the japanese PC98 computer as well- Ive seen it in the wild. It has a slightly different interface just like the FM towns differs.

You can rename almost ANY File into a .roe file. Sometimes you even get something that looks like a fish. There used to be a LOT OF sites with Roe files for this game but most are taken down without a trace... maybe the wayback machine can dig some out. Its amazing what you can find sitting on old FTP folders in the dark corners of the darkest edges of the oldest domains.

Tom 2020-11-21 1 point

And how exactly do you edit the .roe files? Are you talking edit those files, with a text editor, or are you talking inside the game? Cause the only way I know of editing files, is outside of the game, but I can't see how editing .roe files does anything, unless the .roe files is just fish information and the animation and graphics are stored somewhere else??

Kill Joy 2013-05-05 2 points DOS version

The installer complains that there is one file left to install on the installation diskette named "NEXT." There doesn't seem to be a "NEXT" in the download... Somebody please help?

Michael 2013-01-17 5 points DOS version

Excellent game.

You need to adjust the CPU speed / emu cycles to fit the games requirements, else you only have 3 fishes swimming. Slow it down a bit and you'll have 10 fishes swimming.

Spent 18 hours to animate one fish on my 386 that time, now less then a minute.

Did over 100 cool fishes that time with editing the roe files.

A must have and now works in DosBox very nicely.

Falcon 2012-02-06 2 points DOS version

The most fun I've had is making wild mutants by editing the .ROE files. It is worth downloading just for that!! Of course the game is fun to play as it stands, too.

Yo mama 2012-01-10 -11 points DOS version

Dis game got beef, dawg. O Lawdy, I do with I had found dis thin' earlier on... Its added to ma swag. Now just 'bout everybody in da hood's got dis game. Das whut haps in da hood. Now quit jerkin ma style, homslice.

Un 2011-09-21 4 points DOS version

Thank you for your generous website.

Danny 2011-08-13 1 point DOS version

Khabir download fish tycoon the game is so cool

Khabir 2009-05-08 2 points DOS version

This is a cool fish simulator. You can even breed your own fish. It's fun just watching them swim around and do their thing. Two thumbs up.

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