How To Install Mods
Control Setup Video
Learn How To Log!
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1. Mods won't show up in game?
Please follow the Mod install guide video for proper install at the link top of this page
2. Controls arn't working or can't set them up properly?
Please follow the Control install guide video at the link top of this page
If you are having issues with controllers please make sure you try using different USB ports when plugging them in and make sure they are properly calibrated using the windows game controller calibration.
3. Machines are acting weird or won't operate properly?
Please make sure you have no other mods other than FDR mods installed, sometimes using other mods such as Realdirt or Fuel/Control mods can effect the way the machines handle. All FDR Equipment is built based off the regular game with no modded features to the engine.
Also always make sure your version of the game is updated to the latest version!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What Are Your PC Specs?
Processor - Intel I7 3770K
Video Card - Nvidia Titan (XP)
Ram - 16GB
OS - Windows
Monitors - 3X 40" Samsung Screens
Keyboard - Razer Deathstalker
Mouse - Logitech Proteus G502
HeadPhones - Steel Series H Wireless
Joysticks - 2X Thrustmaster T16000M
2. Can You Make A Mod For Me, Even If I Pay You For It?
I do not build mods based on requests, im more than happy to hear ideas that anyone wants to suggest but I don't build mods for money or specific requests from anyone.
3. Why Are Your Machines Stick Cylinders On The Bottom Instead of The Top?
I get this question a lot, the reason my cylinders are on the "wrong" side of the stick is because these machines have a large variety of attachments they need to support. The tilt range needed to operate each attachment can be anywhere from 40 degrees to 180 degrees being needed.
On most real life machines they have a limitations as not all machines in reality can support every attachment, since this is a video game and for simplicity of the user I made the tilt have a very extreme range of play for supporting all the attachments, this allows each machine to be a "Swiss army knife" for being able to do every task. Unfortunately by having this extreme range I cannot have the cylinder on top of the stick arm because it will clip through the arm at full tilt and look very glitched out. Functionality and Realism are very restricted when it comes to modding, I do the best I can to provide a balance between the two.
4. What does "FDR" Stand for in FDR Logging
"FDR" stands for "First Day Reviews" which was the name of my youtube channel very early on. So to give you some background history, a long time ago a game called "The Forest" was released in early access on steam. Its an amazing survival game on an island, I was and still am a huge fan of this game as the team who built it lives very close to where I live. I had written a review told in a journal style (you can see a copy of the review here) it was just a review for fun but it ended up getting almost 4 thousands likes within the first week, I had hundreds of people messaging me asking me to write more reviews.
I decided to write more reviews and then eventually started recording short video reviews of random games on youtube, although this was not super popular it was very fun, I think then I had about 500 subs on youtube. After many game reviews later I did a review for "Farming Simulator 2013" during this testing I discovered a mod called the "forest mod", this allowed you to cut down trees with a saw and do some very basic forestry work in the game. I instantly fell in love with it and ended up buying 2 joysticks to operate machines.
After the success of the Forest Mod, Giants incorporated logging into FS15 for the first time, I started recording more and more videos for farming simulator and eventually started dabbling in modding. After the jump in success from these videos I officially stopped First Day Reviews and turned all my efforts to both modding and recording FS videos as it was a new passion that I loved. Out of respect for First Day Reviews, the very thing that got me to where I am today I have always kept the name "FDR" instead of re-branding.
5. Why Are All Your Mods So Much Heavier Than Giants In Game Mods?
I have spent hundreds of hours playing with the physics system in Farming Simulator to try and develop the best and most realistic feeling of operating forestry equipment. The regular Giants weights are far too low to handle the trees realistically as the machines bounce and fly around while operating with default weights.
To counter this I have given all my machines, trucks, attachments an extreme weight increase in comparison to the regular in game equipment. This change allows the machines to handle trees very similar to how they handle them in real life. Now with this weight increase you will need to use FDR trucks and trailers to haul and use the FDR machines as the new heavy weights will not be compatible with the giants/other modders equipment for hauling.
Although the heavy weights may not be ideal for compatibility with other non FDR mods its a decision I have made in order to give the best experience for logging and lowering the machines weights back to stock would significantly ruin there ability to operate realistically.
Anyone is welcome to edit my mods weight for their own personal use but please note by doing so will cause them to operate in an unstable and less functional way.
Thank you to the following people for their contributions to FDR Logging over the course of its growth.
From sharing ideas, allowing usability of features they created and teaching me things I never knew, big thanks!
MyrithisCatalyst (Mod Help & Countless Other Contributions)
Umbreon (Mod Help & Countless Other Contributions)
Bobcat Logger (Model Creation and Model Support)
Lias (Model Creation and Model Support)
50keda Modding (Permission for Line Winch use)
Kenny456 (Permission For Tracks & Script use)
FT Modding (Permission For Tracks & Script use)
Serious Mods (Tutorials and Mod Help)