Merry Christmas from NI Modding

 

We have been keeping a low profile for the last few months, but we have been working hard on all new content for Farming Simulator. We hope that we will be able to bring you some new mods in 2016, but for the meantime there is no more information available – just a little teaser in the picture above! We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends and followers a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous new year.

 

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Team Update

In October 2012, NI Modding was formed. We have had considerable success making a vast number of popular mods, including the Ford Force tractors, Kane trailers, Kverneland Mowers and Springhill Farm map

Any mod team requires good team work, careful planning and attention to detail. Much of our success has been down to working with other mod teams, thus increasing efficiency. Due to working closer with EuroDZN on many projects, as well as recent change of circumstances, we have decided to merge both EuroDZN and NI Modding into one team. This team will be known as NI Modding. The mods released previously by both teams will become property of the new team and will still be subject to the Creative Commons Licences under which they were released.

We would like to thank our fans for all their support over the years and hope that this support will continue in the future. We will be converting both EuroDZN and NI Modding mods from 2013 to 2015 and would ask for your patience while we do this. In the meantime, you can keep up to date by visiting our website nimodding.wordpress.com, our Facebook www.facebook.com/nimodding1 and Twitter www.twitter.com/@nimodding

Announcement

It has been quite a while since we last posted anything on our website and social media. During that time we have witnessed the release of fifth edition in the Farming Simulator series – Farming Simulator 15. Many of you have been messaging us to see if we are working on new mods for the new game and if we are converting old favorites to be compatible with FS 15.

However, it has been very difficult year for NI Modding. It is with regret that we must inform the Farming Simulator community of the death of our member Henly20. This hit us very hard and has been difficult to come to terms with. You will appreciate our difficultly when we say it is 12 months since he died. Henly20 was Alwyn’s brother, and as they were very close and enjoyed modding for Farming Simulator together, Alwyn has found it difficult to look near FS and has decided to take a backseat.

Henly20 was the mastermind behind NI Modding and while he chose not post openly on Farming Simulator discussion forums, behind the scenes he helped a lot of people with their Farming Simulator modding, from novice modders to other mod teams. He was even approached by the makers of the Pro Farm DLC for Farming Simulator 2011 with a job opportunity, but refused the opportunity to delve into the limelight.

We do not wish to go into great detail regarding these events, and we hope that you will respect our wishes. We also hope that you can appreciate that it has been very hard for the remaining members of the team to look at Farming Simulator without our valued friend. We’ll be in touch soon.

Kind Regards,

NI Modding

Where are we?

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.

The future

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.

New member for NI Modding

NI Modding are proud to announce a new member to the team. The team, which has been made up with members from Northern Ireland welcome Norway’s Knut A.

Knut brings vast experience to the team and having previously worked with NI Modding in the past on mods such as the Vossakasso Forage Boxes and Ford Forces,which left the decision to recruit him an easy one.

Henly20 from NI Modding stated “The injection of Continental European ideas to the predominantly Northern Irish team will bring diversity to the team’s future mods and hopefully widen the appeal of our work.”