AceOfSpades Nov 30, 2013 @ 8:55pm
Modding & Skinning (links and downloads)
Edit..... Modhoster now has a dedicated download section as mentioned further down in the thread. Here is the link. http://landwirt.modhoster.de/


Ok yes there is no official modding as of yet, but that does not mean we can't tinker to a degree. Here are some changes sound wise you can do.

First.
For anyone who wants to customize thier music folder and don't have a converter this is what I use.
http://download.cnet.com/Free-MP3-WMA-OGG-Converter/3000-2140_4-10793572.html
use the small direct download link under the green download button.
To convert start converter, drag and drop any mp3 files you want into the converter,click next and choose as destination steam/steamapps/common/professionalfarmer/music folder. then convert to ogg. Your original mp3 files will be left untouched as it just makes a copy for conversion.
I myself put in some ZZ Top and Skynyrd but we all have our favorites.

So a little modding you can do for yourself and increase your listening pleasure.


Second...Some sound replacements.
Some of the sounds in the game I don't mind but others I really would prefer something better. Well when I finally encountered rain(seems so rare) I was somewhat excited. the clouds looked good but the sound..just seemed that for something so rare there should be something better. So that's when I decided to break out Audacity and have a go. Will go through all the sounds that matter over time, but here is some good rain for starters. All recordings are in the default format,compression,bit rate and mono sound for continuity with the game. It should be noted that some sounds I do will be a bit longer and therefore they will take up a bit more memory when played. I hold no responsibility to anything that may happen upon thier use. Yada yada normal disclaimer. To remove and go back to default for any sounds please just erase what you downloaded from me and run a steam file check and you will get the default sounds back.

Ok where was I, oh rain... the game does rain sounds in two steps, a light rain sounds that plays for a short time at the beginning and the end to simulate the storm picking up and slowing down. Then as the clouds get darker and the rain graphic picks up it switches to a heavy rain sound. What I found was the light rain sound was not that bad, it doesn't really play that long anyways but the heavy sound was a bit underwhelming in comparision to the graphics of the rain and the clouds. So I needed a new heavy but there was no way it would match the light well enough so I needed to do both. Both of these sounds have the word "New" added to the name. I did this so you can with windows media player or whatever compare the default sound with the new sound before you replace. That way you can decide without testing in game if you want them. Also DO NOT replace these sounds while you have a saved game while it is raining. There is a bug currently where the game will not restart the rain sounds(including default) when you restart a save in the rain. So if you want to hear it in game, don't do it that way.
Directions for install after each link....

Light Rain.....Light rain with one really crackling thunderstrike to announce the coming storm as well as its' departing.
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/22987918/file.html
Take this file and insert C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Professional Farmer 2014\sounds\ambient
Once you have tested it and decide to keep,erase the default and then rename by removing the word New at the end of LightRainNew.

Heavy Rain....This is a longer loop Only way to recreat a good storm properly without having the same sounds playing over and over. It is a 2 1/2 minute wave that will loop seemlessly. The sound is that of a good rolling thunderstorm.
http://www31.zippyshare.com/v/86133540/file.html
Take this file and insert C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Professional Farmer 2014\sounds\ambient
Once you have tested it and decide to keep,erase the default and then rename by removing the word New at the end of HeavyRainNew.

Both sounds are a few dec. louder as I felt the default ones were a bit too quiet,especially the HeavyRain.
Enjoy, lemme know if you like. Will update with more sounds as I do them.
Last edited by AceOfSpades; Dec 31, 2013 @ 5:55pm
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AceOfSpades Nov 30, 2013 @ 10:04pm 
If you happened to download the light rain right when I made this thread, please download again as I had to redo it. Upon final testing I realized the light rain sound would get cut off mid thunderclap rather than during just the rain sound when the storm ended, so I needed to extend the after thunderclap part of the wave.
AceOfSpades Dec 1, 2013 @ 5:40pm 
Updated link.
Maverick Dec 1, 2013 @ 5:45pm 
Not having experienced rain yet, will wait on this so I get to enjoy the "improvements" :)

Thx Ace.
AceOfSpades Dec 2, 2013 @ 11:24am 
I don't suppose a dev would like to devulge the script line for assigning an engine start sound???? would it be "engine_start_sound /"location of sound"" ?????
As it seems all the tractors use the same start sound and there is no line in the vehicle script for it.
Martin Dec 12, 2013 @ 12:11pm 
Skin machines / Maschinen Skinnen
Hallo zusammen.

So nachdem ich mir auch den Landwirt 2014 zugelegt habe, trotz des eher bescheidenen Erfolg vom Vorgänger AS. Habe ich mich die letzten 2Tage mal gefragt, ob man vielleicht die Skins der Maschinen mehr in Richtung real gestalten könnte. Also hab ich mich hingesetzt und versucht die Maschinen aus dem Spiel mit ihrem realen Ebenbild abzugleichen...Ich will euch nicht mehr länger auf die Folter spannen, und euch zeigen was dabei rausgekommen ist...

Anmerkung: Diese SKINS auf den Fotos sind meine Kreation, sie haben weder was mit UIG noch mit LW oder sonst wem zu tun... Ich werde versuchen mit dem Admin zu sprechen ob ich eventuell diese Skins auch legal zum Download anbieten darf...wenn es eine positive Resonanz gibt. Aber jetzt mal abwarten :-)

Der Massive A25 bzw A75 sind jetzt Massey Ferguson Mähdrescher, die MF Traktoren waren Massive 155 und 266, und der Friend 4990 wurde geskinnt auf Fendt 924, 936 und 939 inkl. 5 versch. Farben. (Black, White, green, yellow, und red).

Fotos im offiziellen LW Forum ..sucht nach folgenden.Titel: "Maschinen Skinnen"...

Update:
Hier sind die Downloads: :-) Bitte die Liesmich.txt vorher durchlesen.
Lies_mich.txt
Massive_Combine.rar
Massive_Tractors.rar
Friend_Tractors.rar

Update: 14.12.2013
Damit die Black Beauty Version von den Fendt Skins besser aussieht, hab ich hier noch eine geänderte Datei die in den Fendt Texturordner rein sollte. Damit sind die Gitter der Haube heller und nicht mehr schwarz wie die Lackierung selber.

tractor03_D_Fendt_L_grey


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Translation in english

Greetings everybody.
After i finally purchased Professional Farmer 2014, besides the moderate success of AS, i asked myself the last two days, if it is possible to change the Machineskins into something looking real. So, i sat down und tried to modify the Skins of the Machines like as Real they are. So here it is...
Important: These Skins are created by myself and have nothing to do with UIG, Professional Farmer or anything else. I will try to speak with the PF2014 Forum Admins, so that i can post a link for a legal Download, if there will be a positiv feedback. But first, lets see and wait :)
The Massive A25 and A75 are now Massey Ferguson Combines, the MF Tractors, before Massive 155 and 266 and the Friend 4990 was skined to Fendt 924, 936 and 939 incl. 5 different colours (Black, White, Green, Yellow and Red).
Pictures of these skins can be found on the offical Professional Farmer forum ... search for Thread Titel: "Maschinen Skinnen"... (Mashinery Skinning)

Please apologize my mistaken english translation

Update:
Here you can now download my Skins: :-) Readme.txt is available.
Readme.txt
Massive_Combine.rar
Massive_Tractors.rar
Friend_Tractors.rar

Update: 2013.12.14
To have a better look of the Black Beauty Edition of the Fendt Skins, I have here a modified file which should be in the purely Fendt texture folder.
Thus, the lattice of the hood are brighter and not as black as the paint itself.

tractor03_D_Fendt_L_grey
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AceOfSpades Dec 12, 2013 @ 2:52pm 
Since patch 1.012 god has decided to let it rain :) So thought I would bring this thread back to the top for anyone who might be interested in alternative rain sounds. Also maybe get a dev to answer my engine start script question ;) hehe
robin  [developer] Dec 12, 2013 @ 3:20pm 
i checked the screens. great work. in forum www.uig-forum.de under "Der Landwirt 2014 -> Skins" you can check them out.

technically everybody with the ability to work with dds files can do this. we are looking forward to nice ideas and cool skins. of course you can share your ideas. we use open files so feel free to play around ;)
AceOfSpades Dec 12, 2013 @ 3:25pm 
@martin I started a mod(link) thread for some sounds I worked on, why don't you post your links and instructions there.
Be a good idea to have all this kind of stuff in one spot.
robin  [developer] Dec 12, 2013 @ 3:27pm 
merged and pinned
Last edited by robin; Dec 12, 2013 @ 3:28pm
AceOfSpades Dec 12, 2013 @ 3:29pm 
Nice, thanks.
Martin Dec 13, 2013 @ 1:49am 
Thanks Robin and Ace of Spade, that´s wonderful, is there any chance to put my skin as seperate Mod Files working in Landwirt 2014, at present i must ever overwrite the old *.dds so that i can use the next Repaint...Example the different Skins for Fendt 924, 936, 939 in 5 different colours...Would be great to implement all Variants together...Thanks, please inform me...Thanks

Greetings from Austria
Last edited by Martin; Dec 13, 2013 @ 1:50am
Big Hoooah Dec 13, 2013 @ 2:01am 
Nice work fellas!!! This game is getting better each day :)
Martin Dec 13, 2013 @ 3:25am 
My Skin downloads are now available. Look in my first post here...Have fun.
P.S: Readme.txt is also now available as the German Liesmich.txt.
Last edited by Martin; Dec 13, 2013 @ 4:41am
AceOfSpades Dec 13, 2013 @ 1:07pm 
Nice Martin, good work and thanks. Will be downloading them soon.

Oh anyone using my rain sounds I think I might have to redo the light rain a bit since the last patch sped things up the timing for the light rain I think is off can anyone varify that? This is what happened to me last night when it rained after patch....The light rain starts, the big thunder crack happens but before it completely dies out and becomes just the light rain sound its switching to the heavy rain sound causing a slight break in sound immersion....what used to happen(and hopefully still does) is there is very little change between the light rain sound and the heavy rain sound as the light rain big thundercrack goes away before the heavy rain kicks in. Any feedback from this would be appreciated.
Martin Dec 14, 2013 @ 4:48am 
My first Post was now updated with a new file, it wil make the Fendt Black Beauty Skins much better..Have a look..see ya soon
Last edited by Martin; Dec 14, 2013 @ 4:48am
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