Hi, I have been working on a new map for FS-17 that uses real world terrain from where I live near Missoula Montana in the Northwestern U.S. This is mountainous terrain which is heavily forested. This makes the focus of my map forestry. There is some flat land in the Northeast corner of the map for a little farm land though. This area is called the Big Flat and is where I live in the real world. The rest of the map to the Southwest is all mountains and forests. It will make for some challenging but rewarding logging in farming simulator just like it does in real life.
Here is the current PDA image with the main features of the map annotated on it:
Click on the image to view the full size:
There are 8 small fields with the sizes in hectares indicated in red. Two fields near the player farm are owned by the player at the start of a new career. The pig's enclosure, dairy cow's pasture and chicken coop are also near the player farm. The sheep's pasture is up in the Northwest corner of the map. That area is the base of Sherman Gulch on the map.
There is a farmer sell point in Sherman Gulch also. That is Wright's Agribusiness and they buy grain and root crops. To the east in the North center of the map is Mary's Farm. That farm manages the tree farm and also has a large vegetable garden. They buy manure and liquid manure to use as fertilizer for the plants and trees. The sawmill is near the center of the map at the junction of Marten and Little Marten Gulches. That is the sell point for logs and wood chips.
All of the other sell points are to the Northeast and are indicated by numbers 1-7 on the above image.
1. Livestock Exchange
2. Grain Elevator (sell point for grain and root crops)
3. Spinnery (sell point for wool)
4. Biomass Heating Plant (sell point for wood chips)
5. Bakery (sell point for grain and root crops)
6. Gas Station
7. Equipment Dealer
The two logging camps to the Southwest and Southeast have gas station triggers. Those areas are where the best timber is on the map. That is up high in the mountains and it will be challenging to haul the logs down to the sawmill from there. The highest peak is Black Mountain and that is where the map get it's name. The peak is snow covered and the higher ground to the Southeast also has snow.
Below are some screenshots. Click on any image to view it in full size.
The player farm and cow's pasture:
The sheep's pasture:
The livestock exchange, grain elevator and spinnery:
A logging road switch backing it's way up to Horseback Ridge to the Southeast:
I am currently testing out this map and adding some more details. There are many more screenshots to show but that is enough (or too much
) for one post.
Thank you for viewing my WIP,