This is Version two of the American edited John Deere 7800 I (Ross W.) made a few months ago. Many many things have been changed since then. I was originally given permission from the original creator, Sotillo, to release this edit. So here is what's new with version 2:
Cab has been reworked with extended mirrors and proper front lights, along with correct turn signals now New wheels have been added New Front Axle Upper 3-Point arm now available Pivoting front axle A rearview mirror has now been added to the cab This tractor is now a true 2wd, which means the front wheels do not move like a 4wd. Drive up to a wall and the front wheels will stop rolling, as the back ones dig into the ground New mudguards and step The triangle on the back has now been re-textured to the old warning triangle, red and white The tractor now throws smoke when being started Passenger script has been added The decal stripe is now correct to what a 7800 decal stripe is. I re-textured the stripe from a John Deere 8970 mod Various parts have been removed such as the toolbox and a few other things
I may have forgotten some things, but that's the majority of things changed. Here's some information on the tractor
Recreated to look like my grandfather's (Ross W.) 7800 This is a 1994 model The price is $40,000 Duals are selectable Front loader is now selectable without an error
I hope everybody enjoys this new version of the American 7800. Happy Farming!
Testing & quality
Some minor problems
This mod has been tested by ccs101, a volunteer within our community.
The test report will give you a good idea of how well this mod works, but some small issues could have been missed.
Still a very nice mod... great looking tractor with good detail, sounds and handling... just a few issues need addressing:
There are errors in the logfile:
Error: Failed to open xml file 'C:/users/Desktop/Farming Simulator Projects/4760 project/Gaul_JD4760/Textures/shaders/vehicleShader.xml'. (this file is called for in the i3d of the mod... points to a location likely on the PC of the mod maker... correcting the reference in the i3d to point to the local folder of the mod will fix this)
Warning: Missing l10n for button INTERACTIVE_CONTROL_SWITCH in FS17_JD7800
Warning: Missing l10n for button SET_DOOROPENER in FS17_JD7800
(need correct l10 statements in the mod's modDesc.xml to remove these warnings)
Also, when the duals are purchased and are on the tractor, there are no tire tracks coming from the outer set of wheels... this looks quite strange when driving around over dirt or gravel, etc... (adding the correct info in the mod's xml in the wheels section will allow the tire tracks to appear)
There is a noticeable issue with the appearance of the rear wheels of the tractor (also the duals when applied) at certain angles, they go dark, almost black... appears like a normals issue, except that there are no normals applied to the wheels that I was able to see without digging deeper. The textures for the wheels (and perhaps some of the other parts) are saved as dds DXT3 even when no alpha is present... even if alpha is present, they should be saved as dds DXT5 for best performance... dds DXT1 (no alpha) for textures with no alpha channel
Other than these issues, this is a really nice tractor... just needs a little bit more tweaking to be perfect
Ratings & Feedback
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great tractor wished the engine was a bit louder lol but i really love this tractor good work m8
Original mod: Sotillo American edit version 1 and 2: Ross W. Sounds: Ross W. FS15 to FS17 conversion of the original mod: Modland.net Rear rims and dual rims modeled by: Techmod Tires and various other little parts by: Knagsted Pivoting Axle: JoNo