General Skills Required
● General idea of how to run a computer
● General idea of how to edit code
● General idea of how to use a text editing program
● Know how to edit images and use an image editing software
● Patience, lots of it
Now that you are in the mindset to make some mods, here is the software required to do so.
Thankfully there are plenty of open source software that we can download to make mods.
Open source is denoting software for which the original source code is made freely available and
may be redistributed and modified.
Now the plugins
After you learn about the software needed, next the plugins that will jump start you into modding for FS19, stay tuned for the next post..
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This is the main game engine editor you will use to build your mods for free. They update it a
few times a year on average. The resources on GDN are vast with forum topics from current
and prior releases of the Farming Simulator Brand.
We will be using this text editor to make changes to the XML files that are used by the game
engine. Free Software with the option to donate.
Image formatting software that allows you to have layers of images of texts. Very useful when
making custom textures. Free Software with the option to donate.
Normal Map Online
Create Normal maps and textures fast using this online tool that is donation based. It takes some practice but makes texturing a lot simple if your not going to use Substance painter
Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports all of the 3D modellings your
heart could desire for modding. We recommend you watch a Youtuber Named “Blender Guru” if
you want to get good with this software.
Audio editor that is an easy-to-use, multi-track sound editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS
X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. This will be used when we make custom sounds
later on in the book.
Winrar or some other program that can unpack / pack zip files
All the tools you need to texture your 3D assets in one application. Substance Painter has smart materials, smart masks and integrated bakers. Free 30 days and then plans start at $20 a month.