NI Modding is a year old. It was at the end of October 2012 that the team was formed, and what a year it has been. We’ve released 23 mod packs to date. Some of these packs consist of up to 6 or 8 individual models. Between all of these mod packs we’ve received over a million downloads and we must thank you for downloading our mods.
We get loads of emails and messages from people who have downloaded our mods and enjoy them. Knowing that people like the work we are doing encourages us to work harder and make new mods. On the other hand there is a minority of people who complain about our work, they tell us that our mods don’t work in their games; but of course they haven’t read the warnings to update to the latest game patch or to remove other mods that may be causing conflict. Dare it be their own fault!!
Where have we been at?
Releasing mods at an average rate of over two mod packs a month was a hectic schedule. We decided to have a break over the summer to concentrate on life away from Farming Simulator. We’ve tried a few new games, Arma 3 looks interesting, and of course arguably the game of the year aka GTA Five is another great game. Coming back to Farming Sim, the Titanium DLC was a welcome add on to the game and is arguably the best official DLC add on for the 2013 game so far. Giants are certainly beginning to “up their game” in terms of model detailing and overall quality. Well done Giants.
Playing Farming Simulator “properly”
It is a little known fact that the likes of NI Modding who make mods for Farming Sim actually don’t get a chance play the game and rarely experience the game to its full extent. We recently rented a dedicated server for the game and started playing a full game with a set amount of mods. It’s been great to put up 40 and 50 hrs on a save game for once – usually its a 10 minute game to test a mod, then out of the game to make tweaks and changes. The dedicated server certainly is a nice way to play the game and means that lag can be virtually eradicated from the game.
We found that the best value servers for Farming Sim are found here. Click on games at the top of the screen and then use the search box to find Farming Simulator 2013. By clicking our link and signing up to a server through it, you can help us reduce our own game server cost. The best thing is it won’t cost you anymore.
We are certain that you will be curious to know what mods we are planning for the future. We recently showed you the Krone Swadro rake in a WIP here and intend to add to the rake family. We have also been working on a tractor mod pack that we hope to show to you in the near future. As well as this, we have listened to the people with poor quality computers who wish to play our Springhill Map but can’t get past the dreaded water mill without their computer crashing. We have been working on an enlarged version of Springhil which is nearly double the size of the original map with some larger fields and another farm yard. We have aimed to retain the compact feel of the map, but the extension will allow larger machinery to work a bit more comfortably.
In the meantime, sit tight and keep an eye on our website for updates. We would like to thank everybody for their support over the last 12 months and look forward to another 12 months of modding for Farming Simulator 2013.