Giants Software has released their latest DLC for Farming Simulator 22 – the Vermeer Pack. This pack adds five pieces of machinery from the American manufacturer Vermeer who specializes in equipment for grassland management.
As is usual before the launch of a new DLC map (and sometimes in between such occurences too), American Truck Simulator has got an update to version 1.45. And to illustrate the “and sometimes in between” statement I just made, the similar 1.45 update for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is now also out.
For both games the news are ownable tank trailers, rain sensors that automatically may turn your windshield wipers on and adjust their speed as the sensors registers rain, some changes in how mods are handled in multiplayer convoy sessions, a setting that allow for hiding the out of bounds X’es on the roads
For American Truck Simulator the US-14 road and the accompanying town of Cody, Wyoming, have been added for those of you who own the Wyoming map DLC. There has also been a rebranding of many gas stations and truck stops all over the map – although probably most noticable in the “older” states – since SCS now have become much more skilled in how to make very neat such stuff.
For Euro Truck Simulator 2 there’s been an update of the German city of Hannover, which has also got a newfangled thing called custom introduction to the city. This has also been made for the Austrian cities. In addition the first phase of the implementation of functional JOST fifth wheels on trucks is included in this update.
You can read more about the 1.45 updates on SCS Software’s own blog. The one for American Truck Simulator is to be found here, and the Euro Truck Simulator 2 one is here.
SCS Software has set a release date for their next DLC for American Truck Simulator. The map for the state of Montana will be available for purchase from August 4, 2022.
With the northernmost US state on the east slopes of the Rocky Mountains, SCS is well on the way to get American Truck Simulator rolling over the Midwest.
In addition to the map there will also be new cargo to haul in the form of utility poles, circuit breakers, a garbage truck (yes, as a cargo, not driveable), silane gas, trees, a dumpster, wastepaper and last but definitely not least, a beet harvester.
It is FarmCon time and that means it is time for Giants Software to present new add-ons for Farming Simulator 22. Actually, they started in advance by presenting what the Platinum Pack for the game would include: the advent of Volvo machines and a new forestry map to go with them. But let’s take the new stuff in order.
A Vermeer DLC Closest in time is a new DLC of the smaller type which will introduce the farming equipment brand Vermeer to the game. The highlight in this pack is doubtlessly Vermeer’s self-propelled baler but the pack also includes a trailer mower, a bale processor, a twin rake and a conventional baler.
The Vermeer DLC will be released August 24.
Pumps N’ Hoses DLC From third-party mod developer Creative Mesh, who earlier have made the Straw Harvest DLC for Farming Simulator 17 and 19, comes a new package dedicated to the handling of manure and slurry on the farm. Even if the DLC is created by Creative Mesh, it will be published and sold by Giants and as such works like any other in-house produced DLC. It will be available from September 27.
The Platinum Pack or Upgrade On November 15 it is time for the traditional one-year-after-initial-release Platinum edition of the game. As usual it comes both as a new starter pack and as an upgrade pack for those who already have the basegame.
As stated above the Platinum pack has a bit of a forestry angle this year, with a new forestry map called Silverrun Forest and new equipment from Volvo CE. The pack is a larger thing than the common DLC and will provide – among other things – more than 40 new machines and tools of different brands, some new gameplay functions, and the aforementioned Silverrun Forest map.
In short it contains – which should come as no surprise – a number of Kubota tractors and other orange-coloured machinery. It also brings the possibility to go as a passenger in vehicles where there are spaces for passengers. (As far as I can tell this does not include the side-seats in tractors.)
As follows, the basegame was patched with patch 1.6 just before the DLC premiere as well with a bunch of minor modifications and fixes.
Changelog patch 1.6:
Bugfixes & Changes
Added dual wheel config support to Trelleborg TH400 tires
Fixed animal husbandries manure output being limited to straw consumption
Fixed color configurations with large number of options in multiplayer
Fixed game crash after changing certain advanced FSR settings
Fixed issues with mod bales when 3d model is used from basegame and only textures from the mod
Fixed localization for collectibles in mods
Fixed mod input bindings being overwritten
Fixed prices page “Selling” price display
Fixed Rostselmash 2375 and Versatile WD4 displayed max speed in shop
Fixed Salek ANS-1900 AI support
Fixed usage of “fold all” input action when tools are attached that cannot be folded
Fixed Xerion 5000 map hotspot type
Improved drawbar behavior on Köckerling Allrounder 600
SCS Software has now officially stated that the planned next DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2 titled Heart of Russia will not be released as originally planned. After some consideration they have taked the decision to put the remaining development and subsequent release of it on hold until further notice.
The reason for this decision is obvious. Now is not the moment to release this particular DLC, neither from a moral perspective nor from a business one. Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the horrible atrocities they have committed makes anything with Russia in its name quite frankly a liability, even if it is something as harmless as a map expansion for a computer game. In my personal opinion SCS has taken the right decision here.
Giants Software has released yet another free DLC for Farming Simulator 22. This time it is a pack with silos, augers and more from AGI. The pack also includes a new method to make seed from your harvested grain by using a seed treater.
It can be good to be aware that in order to get the AGI Pack you have to “buy” it in Steam’s store. The price for purchase is zero though, so it’s very affordable.
AGI is a globally leading manufacturer of portable and stationary grain handling, storage and conditioning equipment. Engineering unique, market-specific systems, they maintain an international network to supply the world’s food infrastructure with more than 35 different brands.
In connection with the AGI Pack DLC release Farming Simulator 22 is also updated with the 1.5 patch which addresses some game quirks.
Changelog for patch 1.5
Changes & Improvements:
Added permission “Manage Production Points”
Added slurry tanks to AI Refill options
Added support for multiple animation object “moving” sounds
Added tour abort button and tour steps menu
Fixed BunkerSilo update
Fixed chain jittering on Jungheinrich ETV 216i
Fixed cutter effects still active while the cutter is lifted
Fixed decal z-fight Deutz-Fahr TopLiner
Fixed loading of save games with custom mod bales
Fixed material issue Salek PN 2-300
Fixed missing bags on some pallets in multiplayer
Fixed NPC field and contracts updates
Fixed password field UTF-8 issue
Fixed placeable collision checks
Fixed placeable renaming permission
Fixed server list update reselection
Fixed sleeping in multiplayer
Fixed sound issues with high frequency audio devices (e.g. 192kHz)
Fixed trailer tipping for clients joining in multiplayer
Fixed vehicle character visibility on CLAAS XERION 5000 while switching the direction
Fixed CLAAS XERION 5000 clip distance
Fixed MF 8S motor configs and base weight settings
Fixed wrapping animations after leaving the game during the wrapping
Fixed controller settings “deadzone” text
Fixed ambient sounds in period “MID_WINTER”
Fixed centering force with force feedback wheels on Xbox
Improved performance of grapevines and olives on lower-spec hardware
In support of Ukraine, SCS Software has released a new purchaseable paint jobs pack for Euro Truck Simulator 2 with Ukrainian themed paint designs for the trucks.
SCS Software have declared that “100% of the income made from the sales will be donated to the People in Need (Člověk v tísni) charity involved directly in helping people affected by the war.” So just go buy it.