Would we be in the presence of THE best map for Farming Simulator 17? Personally, there is no longer any doubt. And it is to AlienJim, an English modder, that we owe this card touches everything. Guided tour.
It appeared on the official Farming Simulator modhub in early November, at a time when we all had our eyes set on FS 19. And yet, here's a complete map, compatible with Season mode, PC / MAC, and consoles. The menu is simple but terribly well thought out. Nothing is left to chance.
It must be said that the English modder, AlienJim, is not at his first attempt. We already owe him the “Sussex Farm” maps but also and above all the “Spectacle Island” map, a map where the primary goal was to clear the scene. As for Mercury Farms, it is located in England, on somewhat hilly land. Besides the Channel, you will have to drive on the left to avoid frontal impacts. A panel of equipment is placed on the map. Until then we stay in the classic. The strength of this farm lies elsewhere.
The card does not have livestock buildings, sheds, farm ... Nothing. Or in fact everything. Because the modder left free choice to the player to build or not the structures for animals. Also, dozens of triggers are scattered around the map to build or renovate. Indeed, the silos and the farmhouse are masked by flora. With one click, branches and ivy disappear to make way for your home or storage locations in a rather nice animation. For livestock buildings, even topo, all you have to do is go to the trigger and ask for it to be built: the structure is then built before your eyes, from the wooden frame to the roof. Magnificent.
Well bordered fields
The plots of Mercury Farms are all bordered either by hedges or barbed wire. Here again, it will be necessary to clean up if you want to regroup 2 plots or make a worker work, because his last will not have room to maneuver at the end of the field. In this case, we take out the chainsaw. Everything is cut out. Leaving you the choice between beautiful small squares of well-defined fields or on the contrary large grouped plots. Once again, this is well seen.
Farming Simulator 19?
Asked about the continuity of this map, AlienJim replied that he was adapting to the new way of working on FS 19. Without stating it very clearly, the modder leaves doubt on a possible resumption of this map on the new opus. We cross fingers !