What is GPS mod?

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What is GPS mod?

Post by Electsilver8 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:41 am

I Know what courseplay is but what's GPS?

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Re: What is GPS mod?

Post by vertstartail79 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:51 am

Basically it helps you min/max your production by tracking the work width of you implement and help you stay in a strait line. Also helps minimize overlap and missing spots. Its extremely useful.

That being said its something that shouldn't need to exist. GPS function should be base game content.

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Re: What is GPS mod?

Post by PrincessJessi84 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:36 am

gps is AWESOME for field creation.. on my private mod map for fs17 there were no pre created fields.. and i have the OCD nonsense.. and being able to use gps to make fields with perfect lines was really really nice
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Re: What is GPS mod?

Post by Electsilver8 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:51 am

Ok that sounds pretty awesome.

Got another quick question, I'm doing silage bales, is it the same as 17 where you gotta leave it wrapped for 1 in game day to turn into silage?

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Re: What is GPS mod?

Post by Bigfilmguy » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:04 am

Now that the mini map has the compass at the bottom, do we need GPS any more? I find the compass dead handy for creating/expanding fields or even just harvesting in nice straight lines. Yes, I have a touch of OCD as well....
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Re: What is GPS mod?

Post by vertstartail79 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:08 am

Bigfilmguy wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:04 am
Now that the mini map has the compass at the bottom, do we need GPS any more? I find the compass dead handy for creating/expanding fields or even just harvesting in nice straight lines. Yes, I have a touch of OCD as well....
the map coords do help but there is some "space" between the number changing so you can have a line go out even if the number doesn't change.

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Re: What is GPS mod?

Post by ClassicTractors » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:09 am

I'd say yes....even with the compass, I can't manage to stay in a straight line
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Re: What is GPS mod?

Post by PrincessJessi84 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:13 am

no that was a thing with the seasons mod.. until we get that mod the silage ferments instantly
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Re: What is GPS mod?

Post by Bigfilmguy » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:17 am

Fair enough, I can't say I've used GPS as I'm on PS4, I guess the compass is as close as I'm going to get, lol! So does it do anything besides keep you in a straight line? Can you program routes in, or that what Courseplay does? I've always been kinda curious about those two mods.
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Re: What is GPS mod?

Post by SirLANsalot » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:41 am

GPS mod allows the game to do the steering for you (much like actual GPS does in tractors IRL). This allows for perfect straight lines every pass you make.

I do agree that it should've been in the vanilla base game already by now, it is the most popular mod out there and everyone uses it. Its not like its "cheating" or anything gimmicky like that. IRL farmers do not manually steer the tractors when plowing/seeding/harvesting at all, they all use a pre programmed course they make for their fields.

Giants....get with the program already!!!!


Courseplay is an alternate way-point system for the Helpers, it works best for non squared fields, like fields with rounded edges, since the vanilla helper is....an *$#%§* at best.

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Re: What is GPS mod?

Post by Electsilver8 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:16 am

Now I know what the first 2 mods will be for me when I switch to pc. Thanks for the replies.

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Re: What is GPS mod?

Post by Beastbubba » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:35 am

Bigfilmguy wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:04 am
Now that the mini map has the compass at the bottom, do we need GPS any more? I find the compass dead handy for creating/expanding fields or even just harvesting in nice straight lines. Yes, I have a touch of OCD as well....
The compass is useless compared to GPS. That's like comparing an old flip phone to a high end gaming pc...
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