Farming Simulator 17 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Farming Simulator 17 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network The 17 Best Farming Simulator 17 Mods https://www.gameskinny.com/773x2/the-17-best-farming-simulator-17-mods https://www.gameskinny.com/773x2/the-17-best-farming-simulator-17-mods Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:30:31 -0500 Sergey_3847

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FS17 Halls Pack with doors v1
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Now, when you have all the necessary machinery and equipment, you need a place where you could store all this treasure. The Halls Pack mod offers two dutch-styled sheds for storage purposes.

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However, these objects can be placed only with the help of Giants Editor, which can be downloaded here.

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This year will bring many great mods for Farming Simulator 17, so stay tuned for another great selection at GameSkinny!

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John Deere S690i v1.0
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This mod pack includes three of the best harvesters in John Deere line -- the S690i, the 640FD, and the 612C. The mod also includes a free cutter trailer that would be of great use to you.

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The developers of the mod proudly stated that it has absolutely no bugs, which is a rare gem these days.

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Euro Farms v1.0
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If you don’t like big farming, then check out this cool little map. It’s mostly for people who like to chill instead of working hard for many hours. There are some fields and animals as usual, but the focus of the map is just enjoying the view.

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The area is hilly and swampy, with a few pedestrians roaming here and there. If this is your kind of map, then go get it!

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Mixing Station GTXM (MS-2001) v1.4
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This mix station produces fodder for your cows and sheep. You need to load silage, grass or straw to a full capacity of 1500 liters per hour. But you can always add more during the cycle if need be.

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This mod is great because it offers a compact object that can be placed almost anywhere instead of trying to build an entire plant -- unless you have a huge farm.

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Sudthuringen v1.0
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The first official version of Sudthuringen map has finally arrived after a long period of alpha testing. There are still a few bugs, but they’re nothing to worry about.

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This map offers nine villages, where each farm has its own dairy field and crop field. The developers of the mod also advise people who want to play Sudthuringen to also install this chopped straw for harvesters to smooth things out. 

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Unofficial Holzhausen FS17 v1.2
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Holzhausen is a well-known map for Farming Simulator 17. But why do you need this unofficial version when you can download the one directly from the developers? Well, this fan-made update fixes lots of annoying bugs that are present in the official build.

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With this mod, you don’t have to worry about FPS drops, bugged silos, and other small glitches that made it into the original version.

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Claas Xerion 4000/4500/5000 v1.0
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Xerions are 4x4 high-horsepower tractors. Don't believe me? The 5000 model has over 500 horsepower! So, if you need powerful machines on your farm, then look no further.

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They are also pretty heavy, from 4000 to 7500 lbs, which allows them to stay balanced even when they’re facing some truly heavy loads of work.

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Silage cutter v2.1
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The silage cutter is one of the most useful front attachments for your tractor in the entire game. This thing can mill anything you need -- silage, chaff, dung, hay, grass, straw, woodchips, etc.

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More than that, it is customizable and washable! You can change the color and the design that would fit your tractor the best.

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T-130 bulldozer v1.0
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Bulldozers aren’t as popular as tractors, but if you need one for silage, moving, and compacting, then grab this T-130 bulldozer. It is well-animated, with a fully functional caterpillar and a complete set of devices inside the cockpit.

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It could use a few front and back attachments, such as crane for picking up logs, but this additional equipment should be available in future updates.

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FDR Logging Forestry Equipment V5
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If you’ve decided to take your forestry business to the next level, then you simply cannot survive without this great machinery mod. It includes every single kind of vehicle that you need for working with timber, such as trucks, trailers, bunchers, grapple saw loaders, chippers, cranes, and many, many others.

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All the textures and sounds have been updated in this latest build, and machines look and sound great. Many bugs from the previous versions have been fixed, too.

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Old Streams Map v1.0.1
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This map is devoted entirely to breeding animals, such as cows, sheep, chickens, and pigs. Each section is designed specifically for managing the needs of these different farm animals, and you’ve got (via this mod) all the necessary equipment to do that.

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However, the updated version has also added the crane for timber at the sawmill, while allowing wheat, barley, maize, sunflower, soybean, and grass support on farmland.

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Fliegl Timber Runner with Auto Load Wood Script V 1.0.0.17
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There are many different things that you can do in Farming Simulator 17, but one of the best businesses in the game is forestry. It offers huge profits, but it is excessively labor heavy, since you cannot hire workers to help you out.

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That’s why you need Fliegl trailer mod, which allows you to load and unload timber automatically. Forestry has never been easier!

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John Deere 7×30 v2.1
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Here are three more tractors fully adapted for Farming Simulator 17. The controls are fully interactive and animated, all doors and windows can be opened, and the wheels can be washed, too.

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The mod includes three John Deere models -- 7730, 7830, and 7930. Each model is increasingly more powerful, with the following characteristics: 195 HP, 205 HP, 220 HP (respectively).

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US Trailer With Autoload Feature v 3.0
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You definitely want this flatbed trailer if you need to quickly transport pallet items or huge chunks of seed, fertilizer, pig food, or anything else. The trailer can automatically load both square and round bales, which makes things incredibly easy.

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You can use this mod in both single and multiplayer modes. However, if you want to play it with your friends online, then they must have this mod installed, as well.

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Kuhn FC313F / FC883 v1.1
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Having a good tractor is one thing, but you also need special attachments that will help you gather hay. This mod offers two mowers -- a front one and a back one. These two mowers are a part of a larger premium "Kuhn" DLC for Farming Simulator 17, but you can get them for free in the link above.

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The entire "Kuhn" DLC has a much larger seceltion of different tractor gear, so if you’re ready to spend some real money on your virtual farm, then get it here.

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Claas Axion 800 (810, 830, 850) v1.0
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Of all the heavy machinery in the game, tractors are the most widely used vehicles. You can’t plow a field without one, and the stronger a tractor is, the better. Although there are plenty of tractors in vanilla Farming Simulator 17, this mod offers something extra.

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The three models available in the mod are exact replicas of the real-life Claas Axion tractors from Renault. They are also some of the strongest in the game, with 230-horse power inside the 850 model. It’s a great mod for those who want something more capable than the game’s initial offerings.

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American Farm Map v 3.0
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With improved fields and many other locations, this is the latest version of the great American Farm mod. It has its own milk factory, extra fertilizer, and big grain storage. The entire area is surrounded by a fence that keeps all the animals inside.

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If you like working on a huge map with all the necessary equipment by your side, then this is a perfect mod for your farming adventure.

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Despite being a niche game, Farming Simulator 17 has spawned a massive modding community that has produced over a thousand various modifications for the game in just a few months. This is amazing, of course, but how do you know which mods are the best?

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No worries, here you will find 17 of the best fan-made mods for Farming Simulator 17 that include maps, vehicles, special attachments, objects, machinery, and many others. Take your time and choose a few that fit your interests the best.

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Note: All the mods listed here have been tested on the PC version only.

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What's the Beef: Why Don't More Survival Games Let Players Farm? https://www.gameskinny.com/o2fhm/whats-the-beef-why-dont-more-survival-games-let-players-farm https://www.gameskinny.com/o2fhm/whats-the-beef-why-dont-more-survival-games-let-players-farm Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:07:33 -0500 Neal Cox

Ever since Minecraft officially released in November of 2011, survival games have been a staple of the video game release schedule. Games like Day ZRust, The Forest, Ark: Survival Evolved, and many more have really struck a cord with gamers.

However, there is a feature missing from some of these games that has left a hole in the hearts of many players: Farming. Now, I'm not asking for these games to go all Farming Simulator on us, but there is something important, both mechanic and thematic-wise, that is lost when farming or farming features are left on the cutting-room floor.

Of all of the games I listed previously, three of the four (Rust, Day Z and Ark) had farming mechanics. You may notice that these three are some of the most well known games within the genre. I'm not saying this is directly because of their farming mechanics, but farming mechanics help to serve two main purposes.

 In these three games, hunger is a major aspect of the gameplay. If you don't eat, your stamina, and sometimes your health, will drop until you die. It may take longer than getting shot in the back or falling off a cliff, but it will happen.

So, now that you have to eat, you are presented with two choices: farming, which is safer but may take a while, or scavenging, which may be quick, but is also more likely to result in your death. Some players may decide to just scavenge, living like animals in the forest or among the ashes of a post-apocalyptic eastern-european country.

Farming, however, allows players a chance to build their supplies and be better prepared when dealing with the world around them. Farming also leads to investment, which makes base-building and fending off attacks that much more important. Farming, if done right, leads to player immersion within a game's world. Without it, the world can sometimes feel just a little hollow. However, there's more to farming than what's on the surface.

Thematically speaking, farming signals a change both in the player and in the game world. It shows that, even in its early stages, that the player is beginning to bend the world to their whim. Some games may not introduce farming until the late game, when a base has been established, and enough supplies have been gathered to make such an undertaking feasible. Others may introduce it in the tutorial, and require the player to invest some time in it if they hope to last a day within the game world.

Regardless of how they do it, farming exists as a physical manifestation of the player's power. Imagine what it is like for a player to go from having a small farm to having a plantation. Imagine going from one crop to many. You can see your progress in many things within a survival game, such as a house, but very rarely do other manifestations of power actually provide you with something. By the end, when you've altered an entire field, island, or biome to suit your farming needs, you will have truly seen the effect that you have had on your world. You are no longer just surviving, you are thriving

Now, why don't more games include farming mechanics? From what I've described, it must sound like the best thing in games since the ability to jump. Well, there are plenty of reasons for this. Most obviously, it might not fit what a game is going for. Some games just aren't about taking over the world of a game.

Maybe the game world is hopeless and futile, and the idea of being self-reliant may go against the themes of the game. It would weird if a game like I Am Alive, a survival game set in a post-apocalyptic America, were to focus on farming when everything else was about combat and traversal.

Some games like The Forest are more combat focused. Why waste your time farming some carrots when you could be hacking some naked cannibals to death with an axe? What if, more mechanically speaking, the programmers and designers only have a few features that they could put into the game within their time-frame and budget? If you wanted to make a fun survival game, would you focus on farming instead of movement, scavenging and combat?

Farming isn't perfect for every game, just like Farming Simulator 2017 isn't for every player. However, more survival games should definitely consider adding farming to their list of game-play features. If they want the player to merely survive in their survival game, go ahead and ignore the farming.

But, if they want your character to take on and conquer the world, bend it to their will and become the true master of their destiny, they should add it in.

Alternatively, maybe they just want to get your players hooked on the success of growing fake carrots and tomatoes. Whatever works for them. As long as there are seeds to plant and wheat to harvest. 

 

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Is Farming Simulator '17 as Fun as Stardew Valley or Harvest Moon? https://www.gameskinny.com/82qqc/is-farming-simulator-17-as-fun-as-stardew-valley-or-harvest-moon https://www.gameskinny.com/82qqc/is-farming-simulator-17-as-fun-as-stardew-valley-or-harvest-moon Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:43:41 -0500 Janette Ceballos

Farming Simulator ’17 adds new features and improves issues with the 2015 edition of the game, but while it may have done so, there’s still the question every gamer asks: Am I going to enjoy this?

Well, let’s consider a few key points before jumping to any conclusions.

The game is set up like a bonafide simulator. Players step into a farmer’s workboots to plant and harvest crops, raise livestock, and, most importantly, drive their choice of more than 200 farming vehicles. Its 3D textures and realistic style work together to help build a fairly realistic farming environment, even including a first-person perspective for an up-close farming experience that’s oddly satisfying.

Honestly, it’s kind of neat to be sitting in the driver’s seat of a Massey Ferguson, watching such a huge machine harvest wheat as if you were actually there.

As far as game content goes, it’s pretty standard. You get to farm crops, raise and husband livestock, and even go into the forests to be the logger you've always dreamed of. Ultimately, Farming Simulator '17 gives players flexibility in how they want to make a profit to buy new vehicles or expand their farm. All in all, the game lives up to its title.

But how does it stack up against other great farming games like Stardew Valley or Harvest Moon? Again, there are a few things to keep in mind, mainly...

They are not the same type of game.

Farming Simulator '17 is first and foremost a simulator and a decent one too. Its mechanics are easy to learn, the world is large and nicely rendered and there’s a lot of detail put into the vehicles. Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon, on the other hand, each implement RPG-like elements to their core gameplay, which lets them have the option of including other gameplay aspects beyond farming, like adventuring and dating. 

Befriending villagers and playing minigames in those games gives players something to do if there’s nothing to harvest. In Farming Simulator '17, you can participate in optional quests, too, but they are usually done to earn a bit of side cash or have something to do while the crops grow. There’s not much motivation to completing them.

There’s a strong emphasis on narrative games those other RPG-like games, especially in Stardew Valley. And as I’ve said before, Farming Simulator '17 focuses mainly on recreating an authentic experience, a fact easily known given that the game's trailers show off the vehicles you get to ride in detail -- and all they do is FARM!

 

Having said all of that, there is something else worth saying about Farming Simulator '17: It has mods that you can download, which I can certainly see bringing a bit of quirky fun to the game. And one last thing: Farming Simulator '17 has a multiplayer mode! Playing with others brings a new element of fun the other games don’t (but really, shouldn't Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon have multiplayer, too? Come on!)

So at the end of it all, Farming Simulator '17 is great if you want as close to an authentic simulation of farming as possible. It manages to do what it set out to do with fine detail. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea and it is definitely not as fun as the other games listed here, but it’s still a relaxing and enjoyable time. If you want a pure simulation game, this might be worth checking out.

What do you think of Farming Simulator '17? Is it as good (better than) Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon? Is it worse? Or is there no contest? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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