Trying out FS19 for the first time (again)

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Trying out FS19 for the first time (again)

Post by fenixguy » Mon May 13, 2019 3:26 pm

After feeling let down at the release of FS19 (console version), I just recently fired it back up and I'm already deep in the proverbial rabbit hole. Here are my thoughts:

The amount of mods available only 6 months since release is amazing. Lots of excellent maps (I'm currently playing on New Woodshire and loving it). Some really nice trucks/tractors/equipment. Much more than I remember 19 having at this point in it's lifespan.

There have been some improvements since I played last. The game isn't crashing and I'm not seeing as many bugs as I did in November. Sounds seem to still be weird but not distracting from gameplay. I'm so glad they fixed the Great Plains PLANTER finally! The Anderson DLC is the bomb. Seriously. Two 24 round bale autostackers are such a welcome addition so I could quit using that Ursus thing. The inline wrappers are fun to use as well. That's almost all I've done since starting the game back on Friday (5/10).

I believe the main reason I didn't want to play originally was the lack of a good map to play on. I finally feel interested in trying out the new features of the game. Might even buy a horse. :lol:

I do have a question though (and realize I'm about to stir up a hornet's nest), but where are all the John Deere mods that everyone said Giants' license was holding back from FS17? I figured the modhub would be full of JD stuff. I've been away from the game and the forums for a while. Is there a reason that I'm unaware of? I'm not a JD fanboy at all, it's just curious to me.
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Re: Trying out FS19 for the first time (again)

Post by eric21 » Mon May 13, 2019 3:51 pm

You can say wheres the New Holland mods or Case mods? Theres 3 already on modub and a few more to come still

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Post by fenixguy » Mon May 13, 2019 4:05 pm

I could say that, but like you said there are already several New Holland and Case mods available (most from day one). There are no JD tractor mods available for console at the time of this writing. I only figured that would be a very popular item for modders to make for 19.

I guess I was being a bit facetious with that last paragraph. I just remember from the FS17 days how the opinion of the forum was if only Giants got a JD license all our JD-mod problems would be over. It doesn't seem that way. I was asking in case there was a reason no one wanted to make them. Honestly I'm more than fine with the equipment I have at the moment. The amount of good trucks alone is astonishing to me this early. It took almost a year to get a hooklift truck on console last time. Now there's already three (I think).

Anyways, I'm once again hooked in to FS. I'm really looking forward to seasons and Lone Oak Farm (hopefully in that order).
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Post by garyst » Mon May 13, 2019 4:29 pm

Jhhg modding said on their Facebook that they submitted a JD 8000r series pack and JD sts combine pack for testing for consoles. Hopefully they will pass.

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Post by fenixguy » Mon May 13, 2019 4:39 pm

^^^Nice! I just had a look at their FB page. They've got some really nice models for sure.
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Re: Trying out FS19 for the first time (again)

Post by Ritchie » Mon May 13, 2019 4:49 pm

There's a chap, Larslego, working on a JD 3050 in the WIP section on here. He's going to try and get it on to console, no promises though obviously.

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Post by Drmattymd » Mon May 13, 2019 8:53 pm

I said from the beginning, having the license would make JD mods possible but not guaranteed. I feel like a lot of the modders that make quality mods, simply arent bothered about making them for console. JHHG does seem like they are trying but honestly, I see A LOT of controversy with them on Facebook. A bunch of modders claim that JHHG "steals" their mods and rework them without giving credit to the original modder/s. Just throwing that out there
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Re: Trying out FS19 for the first time (again)

Post by Deadeye » Mon May 13, 2019 9:38 pm

Drmattymd wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:53 pm
I said from the beginning, having the license would make JD mods possible but not guaranteed. I feel like a lot of the modders that make quality mods, simply arent bothered about making them for console. JHHG does seem like they are trying but honestly, I see A LOT of controversy with them on Facebook. A bunch of modders claim that JHHG "steals" their mods and rework them without giving credit to the original modder/s. Just throwing that out there
I have the same feeling. Modders aren't making as many console mods this time around, and I don't think as innovative either. As for the controversy, couldn't it also be that people are trying to degrade them or jealousy? Just something to consider. I don't know one way or the other. Only just heard about that mod team in this topic.
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Re: Trying out FS19 for the first time (again)

Post by eric21 » Mon May 13, 2019 9:44 pm

Drmattymd wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:53 pm
I said from the beginning, having the license would make JD mods possible but not guaranteed. I feel like a lot of the modders that make quality mods, simply arent bothered about making them for console. JHHG does seem like they are trying but honestly, I see A LOT of controversy with them on Facebook. A bunch of modders claim that JHHG "steals" their mods and rework them without giving credit to the original modder/s. Just throwing that out there
It's the other way round and They caught him, it wasnt even a modder it was one of their supporters who uploaded a beta version on another modding site with thier permission

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Re: Trying out FS19 for the first time (again)

Post by Drmattymd » Tue May 14, 2019 1:07 am

eric21 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:44 pm
Drmattymd wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:53 pm
I said from the beginning, having the license would make JD mods possible but not guaranteed. I feel like a lot of the modders that make quality mods, simply arent bothered about making them for console. JHHG does seem like they are trying but honestly, I see A LOT of controversy with them on Facebook. A bunch of modders claim that JHHG "steals" their mods and rework them without giving credit to the original modder/s. Just throwing that out there
It's the other way round and They caught him, it wasnt even a modder it was one of their supporters who uploaded a beta version on another modding site with thier permission
Im not talking about that. There have been the same issues with JHHG since 17. But the reason they leaked it, it because of all the stuff he does. There was one specific example the other day where one modder showed a screenshot of textures he made himself and JHHG claiming that they were working on "our" textures. Im not saying its all legit or not, Im just saying theres been alot of issues surrounding JHHG modding
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Re: Trying out FS19 for the first time (again)

Post by Addictedtofs » Tue May 14, 2019 1:37 am

I've just found it incredibly hard to play for any meaningful amount of time without seasons.
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Re: Trying out FS19 for the first time (again)

Post by IceUul » Tue May 14, 2019 7:41 am

I think the problem with mods at the moment are:
1. Mods will not pass the Giants testing, because they have bugs. More than half of the mods that are not in Giants modhub are full of bugs or they are half-done.
2. Modders does not allow to use they textures/previous mods to allow users to make new/better ones, so everybody needs to make from scratch.
3. Modders are releasing half-baked mods
4. Modders not making enough John Deere stuff :lol:

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Re: Trying out FS19 for the first time (again)

Post by eric21 » Tue May 14, 2019 9:49 am

If you like John Deere mods then I dont think you will be waiting for long ;)

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Re: Trying out FS19 for the first time (again)

Post by fenixguy » Tue May 14, 2019 2:12 pm

Addictedtofs wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 1:37 am
I've just found it incredibly hard to play for any meaningful amount of time without seasons.
Same. I'm hoping it's out soon. I'm just playing around on New Woodshire to try out all the new equipment and crops before I really dive into a map with seasons.
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Re: Trying out FS19 for the first time (again)

Post by fenixguy » Tue May 14, 2019 4:15 pm

So it looks like I really did pick the perfect time to get back in to FS. I just saw the CSZ pack was released today. I hope the tools still have their own camera view. That was the handiest tool kit ever.
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