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  1. Pure Farming Poll

    I selected the "Not Sure Yet" option. I'll wait until @mereman puts it on his channel and lures me in. Also, the million dollar question....will this have controller support and if so, how robust is it? On the Steam page it says "Partial Controller Support". Are we to believe that we have yet another game developer who hasn't figured out there are many gamers who want the immersion that wheel/pedals provide in simulation based games?
  2. Rahkiin Joins Giants

    This is possibly the best news we'll hear all day.
  3. FS19 What are you hoping to see?

    So many great ideas. I'd also like to see enhancements with the animal husbandry aspects of the game. While I like dairy farming, I'd also like to have the ability to raise cattle for beef and have the ability to sell off steers etc. I'd also like to see the ability to move animals (cows mostly) from one field to another for better grazing. Sometimes this might need to be done via trailer, but also having connecting fields where a gate cna be opened and then have the animals move into that field. Then....speaking of grazing, I'd like the cows to be able to consume the grass on fields in the late spring, summer and fall. Perhaps the manure they leave behind can also serve as fertilizer on these fields. Plus all the ideas already previously mentioned.
  4. Skrs Shifter Knob For "american Truck Simulator"

    Apologies for digging up an old post, but I figured it best than to create a new one. Let me first start off by stating for the record, that I have not attempted to contact the owner of CSIO tech to verify what I'm going to say below. Anyway, as most might know....I (and many others) backed the CSIO SKRS Shifter for ATS/ETS2 about two years ago. Also, for the record...I received my shifter just as expected and had no complaints then or even now. Also, as many of you know...I also occasionally blog about my interest and activities with simulation gaming and I did write an article discussing the shifter, my Crowdfunding support of it and my overall satisfaction with the product when it arrived. I've had multiple people contact me over the past 3-4 months regarding my blog article who have shared their frustration with the guy behind CSIO Tech. Most tell a similar story of ordering a shifter via the website and after weeks and in some cases months later, they are still waiting for their order to be fulfilled. A recent email from yesterday, informed me that this particular customer was struggling to even maintain communication with CSIO tech and he fears this has all become a scam. I find this to be somewhat surprising as I genuinely felt the CSIO guy certainly fulfilled his end of the deal regarding my transaction. But things happen I suppose. I'm going to make an effort to reach out to CSIO and see what is going on. I've checked their Facebook page and after some digging I do see several postings and comments left by some who appear to be unhappy with their experiences. But as with much in life, there generally is two sides to each story. My main reason for writing this is simply to share what I've recently learned in an effort to just warn others. If I learn something after trying to contact CSIO, I'll post it here. Jerry
  5. Game Speed

    I tend to play most 1x, but times will crank it up to 5x. The issue I have with 15x speed has to do with weather. Depending on the season and length of daylight, dusk to dawn farming takes about an hour to an hour and 15-20 minutes. While weather can certainly change in the real world in the blink of an eye, I don't really like being caught out by rain when I'm mowing or harvesting (wheat/barley for straw baling). And playing at 15x speed can certainly cause you to lose some yield. I feel in the real world we have far better tools available (weather radar, our own eyes etc.) to forecast when rain might begin. But playing at 15x or faster speeds things can really go from good to bad in just a blink of an eye. But then again I also don't really think of a game day as being a true day. Perhaps it's different when playing for the purpose of content creation. Typically when I set down to record an episode, I have a general idea of what needs to get done during that recording session. An episode might consist of harvesting a crop on game day 18. Then I may return to that same game day and perform another task, but in my mind it might be the same day or another day. Or perhaps one game day will only consist of one task and I'll fast forward time. I guess my rambling point here (and really just the way i look at this) is do what you want and let your imagination, your workload and your overall goals determine how fast you want to play through the game day. Don't be afraid to manage the time to suit your playing style including skipping small or even large chunks of time to suit your needs. There is no right or wrong way to play.
  6. Grizzlybearsims Youtube Channel

    Hello Ladies, Gentlemen and Children of all ages. I'm truly excited to bring you another soon-to-be-released map "Let's Play" series on the upcoming Tazewell County by Flatlander84. This is version 2.0 and it's shaping up to be a wonderful map. The Tazewell County series will see us reunited with Billy Bob and Jack who are my trusty helpers. I'm really excited to play this series as true to life as possible. In this area only corn, soybeans and wheat are grown and that's exactly how we'll play it. I'm adding slightly larger equipment than what was placed on the map just to speed up game play. But for the most part, if you like red equipment (Case) then you'll enjoy this series as we're going to be great customers of the Case company. Although I did keep my trusty John Deere 7530 which I use on almost all my maps. For now, I'll continue to juggle three series (Thornton Farm, Midtown USA and Tazewell County) and will soon get a better release schedule defined. Until then...enjoy episode one.
  7. Blog FeedDaft Logic

    Cool plan. I look forward to following the progress.
  8. Papa Bear needs help

    Done via PP. Good luck to you Michael.
  9. Hello all… Since late December I’ve really been enjoying playing the early access release of Cattle and Crops (v. 0.1.0.1). If you haven’t visited my YouTube Channel, please do so and watch my Cattle and Crops video series showcasing the available missions in the game. While my level of enjoyment has been high, it hasn’t been without frustration. I’m a really picky simulation gamer and practically refuse to play simulation based games (especially driving type games) without my trusty Logitech G27 steering wheel, pedals and shifter console. Unfortunately, Cattle and Crops is yet another simulation based game which is available where controller support appears to be somewhat of an after-thought. After several hours of some trial and a whole lot of error, I have determined the best configuration settings I need to configure my Logitech G27 hardware with Cattle and Crops. While it’s not exactly the way I would like to have things, it will work until such time that hopefully the CnC Devs will better enhance their controller support for the game. I’m not sure if these steps will work with older or newer Logitech controllers. I only own the G27 and only have that model to test with. In addition, I’m not sure if these steps will work with non-Logitech branded hardware. But my hope is that you might get an idea from this video which may work with these other setups. Good luck! If you have questions regarding any of the steps I’ve outlined in the video, please leave a comment on the video or alternatively you are free to join my Discord server and contact me there. Watch this video on YouTube. The post How to setup the Logitech G27 with Cattle and Crops appeared first on PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES - And Farming Too!. View the original article...........
  10. GrizzlyBearSimsCattle and Crops–Taking another look

    Hi @Wonko Yes, version 0.1.0.1 is the version I'm currently playing.
  11. Just before Christmas I wrote a blog article discussing my holiday video release schedule on the GBS YouTube channel and also discussed my early opinions on Farmer’s Dynasty and also briefly touched on an older blog article I wrote in late 2016 regarding my outlook on 2017 being the year for farming. After writing that article, two things happened. First, a reader of my blog contacted me via email informing me of an update to Cattle and Crops which he felt I should look into. Second, Wonko (the owner of PC-SG) also posted his review of his experiences with the new update. After reading Wonko’s posting and also looking into the changes made to CnC, I decided to reinstall CnC with the updates and check it out. I’m really…REALLY glad I did. Looking back to the early stages of 2017, most (including myself) was really excited about the release of Cattle and Crops (CnC). Initially we believed the early access version which many of us had helped to support in the CnC Crowdfunding campaign would occur in early Spring of 2017 with the official release of the game to be in the late Fall. Unfortunately this time schedule began to slip and the actual “Tech Demo” of CnC wasn’t made available until early summer. As Spring turned into Summer, I was still excited for the release, but that excitement quickly turned to disappointment once I downloaded the Tech Demo and spent a few hours with the game. During much of this time I was trying to get my Logitech G27 working. If you are a frequent reader of my blog and watch my videos, you’ll know that I make every attempt for full immersion with the simulation based games I play. In addition, I’m a firm believer if you are a game developer and wish to create a simulation based game, you MUST include support for 3rd party hardware such as steering wheels and pedals. Without this support, the game is just that. A Game! For full disclosure, the few hours I spent with the Tech Demo (during the early summer) resulted in me forming a less than positive opinion which I’ve expressed in previous articles and during discussions on my videos. I uninstalled CnC and figured not much would ever come from the game. Things change and so must opinions, since reinstalling CnC (v 0.1.0.1) my opinion has changed and my level of excitement has also changed. While the current version of Cattle and Crops is most certainly not ready to be considered a complete release, much has changed over the past 5-6 months and I truly must credit the development team for their hard work. Of course, I’m not going to go out on any limbs and say that CnC will become the simulation game we may once thought it would be. Also, I’m not going to say CnC will become a Giants killer (at least not yet), but I do believe things are on the right path. Yes there are lots of wonderful things about the current state of the game and equally there are also many annoying things as well. Over the course of the next few weeks, I plan to record my game play and commentary as I re-experience Cattle and Crops. To start, I plan to play the missions (I believe there are 12) and get a feel for the current state of the game. In addition, I’ll spend more time researching the current and future plans. But for now, here’s what I’m calling episode 0 which I recorded recently. During this episode I discuss some of the challenges I’ve experienced in getting my wheel and pedals setup. But persistence did eventually pay off and things are looking up. Thank you for watching! Watch this video on YouTube. The post Cattle and Crops–Taking another look appeared first on PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES - And Farming Too!. View the original article...........
  12. C & C update with a new map

    Ahhhh, now that is a good idea. Thanks @Icelandic Farmer
  13. C & C update with a new map

    I do as well Mike. But the problem is, no matter what I do I can't get Logitech and CnC to agree to only give me 20% (or whatever) amount of tension. It's all or nothing at this moment in time.
  14. C & C update with a new map

    Just FYI, looks like the easiest way to combat the FFB or force feedback tension issue with the G27 is to just unplug the AC adapter. Power is only required for the FFB function of the G27 and if it's disconnected from power then the wheel turns fine.
  15. C & C update with a new map

    Hi @mereman Yes, the logitech profiler is certainly required. But will tinker more and see what I can come up with. Shouldn't require this much hacking to get things to work. But such is life I guess.
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