Knuston Farm for 2015
Knuston farm is a map more or less based on real life, its an area of chosen land from right out of my back door and some where I know like the back of my hand. The main farm in real life is actually called Knuston High Farm and are an old farming business that has been going for a long long time, there business is pretty much arable farming and even though have there own land they also do a lot of contracting around large parts of Northamptonshire. I have kept the map layout as real as possible with all fields being in the correct position by making a map tattoo from a scale 2km by 2km print screen of that area, I have also used a modified version of the DEM for this map. Keeping with real life the map is mostly geared up for arable farming which is obvious from the layout though there is some grass to be cut as well.
How have I done my map and why
After starting various other map projects and failing to complete them for various reasons I decided to ask myself questions over map making, I worked out what I wanted in a map and for what the map would be used for. I did not buy a forestry game so I have not added anything for forestry, I don't use the BGA features so I have not added them.
Need to know
This map and as always has been aimed at creating luscious scenery full of greenery just like in life, so the use of trees, bushes and hedges is very high and in fact there is near on or about 4500 trees in this map, so please understand that a decent computer medium to high spec will be needed to play on higher settings.
Multi terrain and hire mod tutorial implemented
Few natural sounds added
All foliage is altered in shape and size as well as textures changed
Cows, sheep and chickens implemented
Chopped straw mod added, original swathes have also been altered to look more tidy and fuller
Yard cluttered with tools, objects and decals
All gates open and shut manually
100 gold coins to collect
Buyable fields with custom buy signs
Areas of interest
Your main farm for all your arable needs, plenty of sheds to store all your equipment and keep the locked away via sliding doors. Area to store/sell your bales, Dump your grain quickly or tip your load in the appropriate sheds.
Your career start location, a large old cottage style house at the centre of the map. This house features a garage and a large rear garden with plenty of outdoor toys.
You have three locations for animals, all quite close to your main home. A large chicken coop, Sheep can be looked after for the gain of wool, Cows can be milked and looked after to achieve animal bi products to use on your fields.
This area includes the sell place for all fruits/products of the map, its also the place to buy your new equipment.
Marshall pack - http://fs-uk.com/mods/view/35601
Animation map trigger - http://fs-uk.com/mods/view/35327
Chopped straw mod - http://www.modhoster.de/mods/choppedstraw--2
Please don't re upload this map without my permission, edits are likely to be rejected by myself depending on the severity of change.
Ultimately enjoy the map as I do... Peter.
Various sheds by NI modding
Straw chopper mod: Webalizer
Some objects around the yard: VertexDezign
The 10m / 15m Fencing panels and gates should be credited to me, sandgroper
Also the bushes with collisions I have credited as:
Originally uploaded to FSUK by Johan12 for FS11
Original modder: Dennis Busch
Additional editing: Spider100
Optimised for FS13 and added collisions: sandgroper
If there are objects on the map that are not credited please drop me a PM as this isn't deliberate and would always credit peoples work.
If you wish to upload to another site you MUST contact me for permission, NO authorization will be given to edits of this map unless you have spoken me in great detail.