FS 2013 FAQ

Problems

Q: the game won’t run / giants engine has stopped working.
A: Make sure you have the latest drivers installed for your video card!!!
Nvidia users: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Intel users: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect
AMD users: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
check if you have minimum requirements (intel graphics areproblematic with this game) and if you decide to post, add your log!!! You can find the log in My Documents–>My Games–>Farming Simulator 2011–>log.txt

PC System RequirementsMinimum:
o OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7
o Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel or equivalent AMD processor
o Memory: 1 GB RAM
o Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800 Series, ATI Radeon X850, S3 Chrome 430 GT or better (min 256 MB VRAM)
o Hard Drive: 1 GB free hard drive space
o Sound: Sound cardMac System RequirementsMinimum:
o OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.1
o Processor: Intel CPU 1.83 GHz
o Memory: 1 GB RAM
o Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 8600, Radeon X1600 or better (min. 256 MB VRAM)
o Hard Drive: 1 GB free hard drive space

Q: i get: ‘Shader model 2 is required, please install most recent drivers’
A: check what video card you have and download the drivers from the site of the manufacturer

Q: My joypad/steering Wheel does not work.
A: under options there needs to be a white x in front of gamepad/Wheel, have you checked the bindings?

Q: I can’t select 2 different axes for brake and gas
A: you can probably combine the 2 axes into one using the driver utility of your steering wheel. Go to the control panel and select game controllers. The rest should be easy.

Q: How do I install mods?
A: if it’s an exe file you only have to run it and it will install itself. When getting a zip file you have to copy it to:
My Documents–>My Games–>Farming Simulator 2011–>mods.
never unzip a mod unless stated otherwise

Q: In FS11 for the Mac , when I modify the controls and try to save them all controls are completely mixed up afterwards.
A: This is unfortunately still a bug in FS11/Mac which hasn’t been fixed with any of the patches released by Giants so far. Currently the only way to change the controls is by editing the input.Bindings.xml file in /Users/<your username>/Library/Application Support/FarmingSimmulator2011 using TextEdit.

Q: How do I set the game in Windowed mode?
A: Open the Game.xml in the My Documents–>My Games–>Farming Simulator 2011 folder and change the line:
<fullscreen>true</fullscreen>

to

<fullscreen>false</fullscreen>

Ingame

Q: What are the bottles for?
A: you can dump the bottles you find in one of the big trash cans (the one with the three ‘holes’) doing so will increase you reputation and with that you can sell items for higher prices, normally you get 50% back, with all bottles collected (and dumped) you get 85% back

Q: where do I sell my grain?
A: at the mill, the harbor or the brewery. The mill is west of you farm, it’s a high factory like building. The harbor isn’t that hard to find. The brewery is actually an inn south of your farm.

Q: One of my vehicles is stuck/in the water
A: Quit to the main menu, select career, select your profile and click reset vehicles.

Q: what is the effect of spraying/manuring
A: all kinds of fertilizer (Spray, manure, and liquid manure) will increase harvest with 50%, double layers won’t have an additional effect. Fertilizer will be removed by cultivating and plowing. You can fertilize before seeding and after seeding as long as the crops haven’t fully grown.

Q: How do I feed my cows?
A: put grass or chopped corn at the correct spot. (see attachment) the rest will go automaticly.

Q: How do I sell my milk?
A: you don’t have to, a tanker comes every day to pick up your milk, no need to do anything

Q: I Bought X cows but I can’t see them all
A: no need to worry, that’s normal, look in your PDA the real number is stated there.

Q: How do I select the different seed types?
A: first attach a seeder to your tractor. Go to the seed fill spot. Fill your seeder. Now you can switch between seeds at any time by pressing o. no need to go back, just press o

Q: wat is what?
A: look at the attachments, they display corn and canola, the dark green stuff is grass and the 2 light colorded ones are eiter barley or wheat.

Q: What ere the effects of rain and hail?
A: you can’t harvest when it rains or hails, though you can forage grass.

Q: Is there a better way to sell hay bales other than using the conveyor belt at the farm?
A: Yes, watch the video link below to see how to sell bales using the blue auto loading bale trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLHDsFVts0w

Q: Why don’t I run out of fuel / seeds when I use workers?
A: When you hire workers to do the work, fuel and seeds are included in the hiring price. So workers don’t have to refuel or refill the sowers.

Q: I have got tractor with the frontloader but I find it hard to drive. It is pulling constantly to the right or left.
A: When you equip this type of tractor with a counter weight on the front, this counter weight can conflict with the frontloader. If you’ve got trouble steering the tractor, lift the frontloader a bit.

Q: The fruits keep growing when I use Esc to pause the game?
A: That’s not a bug, it has been that way since FS 2008

Multiplayer

Q: how do I transfer money in multiplayer?
A: first you have to enable separate accounts in the multiplayer control screen (key U), then you can transfer money using key L

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