Machine engine options question

Skunkworks
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Machine engine options question

Post by Skunkworks » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:43 am

I am wondering about the engine options for some of the machines.

Example both Jcb tractors only have a single engine HP option. Same with JD harvesters and some other examples.

I understand that some models are different physically between sizes i.e. higher hp options for NH T9 for example which is slightly different than the lower hp offerings represented in the FS series.

However where the physical model is the same, why do some machines only have a single option. Apart from additional Dev time to implement the options, is it a licensing issue?

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Re: Machine engine options question

Post by cmdrbyron » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:00 pm

It could be any one of a wide range of things, including licensing as you have identified above. Other considerations include gameplay compromises (balance), development compromises (dev time to code), etc...
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Re: Machine engine options question

Post by Husqvarna TS 352 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:44 pm

It's because of slot limits. The more options you have on a vehicle (tires, engine, frontloader, ect.) the more slots that vehicle/item takes up.
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Re: Machine engine options question

Post by FiremanDJ » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:02 am

What are "slots"??? As a PC player this term is so foreign to me.

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Re: Machine engine options question

Post by Guil » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:18 am

I think slots loosely resemble RAM. There's a limited amount of slots on console so all the ram doesn't get used and cause it to crash.

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Re: Machine engine options question

Post by Cmtaylor » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:35 pm

It does so when the game is running you don't freeze or have lag

Juls
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Re: Machine engine options question

Post by Juls » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:20 am

In real life manufacturers often use the same chassis for 2-4 different engine horsepowers. Usually they are all the same engine just turbo and fueling changes to make more power.

In other cases a tractor chassis may only be released with a single engine tuning option.

So in the game this is reflected in some cases.

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