Terrain Manipulation Rant

HighestTree
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Terrain Manipulation Rant

Post by HighestTree » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:05 pm

I had logged over 40 hours on No Man's Land with a nice farm built from scratch only to go bankrupt trying to landscape an area for greenhouses that somehow magically raise the terrain to heights that are inaccessible by trucks. All of this after hours of struggling with logging bugs whilst trying to clear a plot for my farm...

I love this game with all my heart, but the bugs and mishaps make it nearly unplayable sometimes imo. I refuse to give up, but man... I need a break.

Does anyone else run into stuff like this? How many times have you had to create a new save because the game was so unforgiving?

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fenixguy
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Re: Terrain Manipulation Rant

Post by fenixguy » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:07 pm

Always save before doing any major work like that.

I also hate logging so I never run into those bugs. :lol:
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Re: Terrain Manipulation Rant

Post by HighestTree » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:15 pm

fenixguy wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:07 pm
Always save before doing any major work like that.

I also hate logging so I never run into those bugs. :lol:
I turned AutoSave off in my previous session, but it didn't stick for some reason. It saved when I hit the menu button (I'm on console).

I'm so irritated lol

What map are you on?

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Re: Terrain Manipulation Rant

Post by fenixguy » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:30 pm

That stinks. I hate autosave.

Currently playing on New Woodshire.
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Re: Terrain Manipulation Rant

Post by mike33s » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:56 am

fenixguy wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:07 pm
Always save before doing any major work like that.

I also hate logging so I never run into those bugs. :lol:
My version of logging is opening up the map in Giants Editor and deleting the trees I don't want. I really want to like the logging portion of the game but I've never had much fun with it.

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Re: Terrain Manipulation Rant

Post by dan1109 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:19 am

I don't think logging as anything to do with it...just issues with the landscape editor. It can be very touchy, and depending on the map, perhaps won't work well at all. So yeah, always save first. Even when planning, save, then give yourself millions and do a test run of what you want to do.

For those that stay away from logging, I'd suggest try again if like me, you found loading to be far the most difficulty aspect. The Frankenstein JD loader is the best, but certainly no fun if you can only log with end game equipment. The new NMC trailer loader is simply fantastic. For a mid game loader, you can put the $15k loader on a griffin truck. For an early game loader, you can put the trailer loader on the NMC modular trailer, and tow it with a pickup truck. IIRC it has straps, just like the Frankenstein...or if not, it does have a gigantic claw compared to any other loader in its class.

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Re: Terrain Manipulation Rant

Post by wheelmansteve » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:31 pm

Me: carefully level terrain to be perfectly flat for a (garage/shed/slurry pit/etc...)
Game: Here, let's put that on a 10 foot high slab for you!
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Re: Terrain Manipulation Rant

Post by cwattyeso » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:57 pm

That's why I still love the Place Anywhere Mod on PC, before placing any objects on the map hit the Number 8 key on your keyboard and it will disable the terrain manipulation, meaning you can place whatever building or object you are trying to without it making mountains or gouging huge areas out of the map and costing you a fortune. Without the terrain adjustment, it means the price of the item in the shop menu is what you pay when you place it.
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Re: Terrain Manipulation Rant

Post by spincast1123 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:03 pm

I don't know how many times I have had that nonsense occur when placing something... PS4... so before I place anything I save then place.....If i find that there is a deep hole or high mountain after placing.... I quickly press the PS button, quit the app and restart... The hole/ mountain should be gone when the game resumes... Wish they made a "Undo" button for clearing up those aggravating happenings...
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Re: Terrain Manipulation Rant

Post by FarmBoss » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:03 am

cwattyeso wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:57 pm
That's why I still love the Place Anywhere Mod on PC, before placing any objects on the map hit the Number 8 key on your keyboard and it will disable the terrain manipulation, meaning you can place whatever building or object you are trying to without it making mountains or gouging huge areas out of the map and costing you a fortune. Without the terrain adjustment, it means the price of the item in the shop menu is what you pay when you place it.
Makes one wonder, if a modder can do it, why the heck can't Giants.

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