So… I’ve come to a point where I’ve worked and worked on this mod for months… but it just won’t ever be finished. I’ll never be 100% satisfied with it, but it just might be good enough to be “useful” for other people. So, I’ve decided to upload it and see what kind of response that I get… If you like Blue, I hope you’ll like this one.
Perhaps you like blue? If you don’t like blue, you can probably stop reading now 🙂
But if you DO like blue… have a look at this then:
This mod contains 10 different tractor models.
T4 (tier B “Powerstar”) 55 to 75 HP
T4 (tier A tiny bit larger) 85 to 115 HP
T5 95 to 115 HP (plus a “tuned” bonus with 135 HP)
T6 140 to 160 HP (4 cylinder engine)
T6 155 to 175 HP (tiny bit longer/larger to house a V6 engine. Plus a “tuned” bonus with 208 HP)
T7 170 to 210 HP (based on GIANTS T6, Case IH Puma and an engine cover by Remkoe(?) see this mod: T7.270 )
T7 220 to 270 HP (wider engine cover)
T8 300 to 390 HP (not “GENESIS” series, using old exhaust, same as the Case IH Magnum)
T9 390 to 670 HP (also older model using same exhaust as Case Quadtrac)
37 tractors available!
Around 1 for each 15 HP between 55 and 670 HP! Need something blue with 100+ HP? How about the T5.115? Need 240+ HP? How about the T7.260?
Gearbox mod ready!
Each model come with numerous different gearbox settings ranging from the 24×24 Dual Command found on the T4.55 to the CVT Auto Command Transmission of the T7.270 and the 16.2 full Power Shift of the T9.670.
Customize your tractor!
Change the apperance of your tractor! Need a frontloader? Just press “K”. Don’t like those front fenders? Hit “J” to hide them.
Ride your tractor!
Tilting front axle and low suspension travel combined with stiff springs give a much more realistic (but far from perfect! Sorry!) ride.
Patch 1.3 ready!
Tyre friction set to 1.5. So if you turn hard while going 50km/h you won’t just slide around, you’ll topple over!
(partial) Dual wheels
Dual wheels on T8.330, T8.390 and most of the T9s’. I don’t like dual wheels very much, so no dual wheels for the T7s and below. But feel free to add it by yourself if you like huge wheels! 🙂
(partial) Cabin controls
Moving cabin parts such as throttle/brake pedals, shuttle levers, hand throttle levers, and joysticks. All integrated with popular mods such as Gearbox and Drive Control. NOTE: This part is Not finished, and might never be.
– none –
1. Gearbox and / or Drive Control
2. Real Terrain mod by OEB Modding
Sorry for the long description…
I will Not add/change/remove stuff due to “requests”. I will however fix BUGS that causes the game to crash, freeze, slow down and making the mod useless. Other fixes/tweaks etc. might never be published. I’ve been a bit too ambitious for a single person mod and this is probably about as far as I will ever get. Just test it and see what you think, if you don’t like it, just send it straight to the recycle bin. 🙂
KNOWN ISSUES / MISSING PARTS
1. Decals for the T7, T8, and T9 engine covers are missing.
2. Cabin controls aren’t anywhere near finished.
3. No matching front weight pack for the T7s.
4. Dual wheels only on a very limited number of tractors and NOT available as toggle parts.
5. Cannot disable T6 front PTO, (missing a good 3D model).
6. Tractors shake (more or less), especially when filling an attached trailer, probably related to spring/damper values.
7. The model for the engine cover/hood of the small (170 to 210 HP) T7s is incorrect.
8. Roof on T7s are incorrect(?).
8. Headlights on all T7s are incorrect (using T8 headlights).
9. Static light on T8s and T9s are incorrect (blinkers mostly).
Don’t ask why I release it with all these issues, I’ve already said that I’m sort of done with this mod. Either I release it as it is, or it will just never be released (because it will never be 100% finished… 🙁 ). Depending on the response I get I’ll either just fix Major issues and release v1.0 or if I get a good response I might find some energy to keep working on it a bit longer.
Giants (~95% of all models/textures), Remkoe(?) (T7 engine cover/hood mesh).
fozzy691 (joystick.lua script used as base for my cabinControls.lua script)
fozzy691 (caseIH260.lua script used as base for FLink.lua)
JoXXer, fruktor (cabinSuspension.lua)