10 Valuable Community Resources for Farming Simulator Mods

By Jason van Gumster, Christian Ammann

Farming Simulator emphasizes the value of collaboration. This mindset is extended to and, really, exemplified by the Farming Simulator modding community. This huge community is extremely interested in helping you make your mods. In fact, literally dozens of websites are dedicated to Farming Simulator mods.

GIANTS Developer Network

The GIANTS Developer Network (GDN) is the “Home of the GIANTS Engine.” Not only is this site the best place to download the latest exporter plugins for Blender, Maya, and 3ds Max, as well as updates to GIANTS Editor, but it also includes a plethora of useful technical documentation and community forums for interacting with other modders.

This site is the best way to provide feedback and report bugs to developers at GIANTS Software.

Modhub

Modhub is the official repository of Farming Simulator mods. You can find it right on the Farming Simulator website with official mods from GIANTS Software as well as community-contributed mods. Perhaps your mod can be there as well!

Farming Simulator Forums

These forums are the general forums for Farming Simulator. You can find a specific subforum for modding, but you also should pay attention to the other subforums. They’re a great place for getting ideas about the types of mods in which players are interested.

Farming Simulator Modding Video Tutorials

Farming Simulator modding video tutorials is a downloadable content (DLC) package that is bundled with Farming Simulator 2015. It’s an excellent series of video tutorials that can help you get started with modding. It is also available on Steam.

Farming Simulator Script Source Code

The best way to get into scripting for Farming Simulator mods is to look at working examples. This site is the place to go. You can find a basic overview of the scripting classes and a large set of examples that you can pore over to see how they work.

GIANTS Software Company website

For the latest news about upcoming Farming Simulator releases and a general understanding of what is going on with GIANTS Software, there’s no better place than the GIANTS official company website. You can also see the other games that are being released if you’re interesting in making mods for those games, too!

Lua.org

This is the official website for the Lua scripting language. If you need to get yourself up to speed with your general knowledge on Lua, you can’t find a better place to start.

Freesound.org

A mod can be pretty boring and empty without good sound to accompany it. Freesound.org hosts a gigantic database of sounds that are available under a Creative Commons license. And if you record or create your own sounds, this site is also a great place to share them with others.

Blender.org

Blender is an incredibly powerful 3D content creation suite that also happens to be free and open source. That means you can download it for free from Blender.org and use it to make the 3D models in your mod. This site is also a gateway to documentation on Blender as well as its incredibly helpful user community.

CGTextures.com

CGTextures.com features an enormous repository of textures that you can use to add realism to your 3D models.

Make sure that you pay close attention to the licensing information and FAQ on the site. There are a few restrictions on how you may use these textures.