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Good Mod Sites

Discussion in 'FS 2017' started by Dustin, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Dustin

    Dustin New Member

    Hey everyone. What are some of the mod sites (besides this one of course) that have good/tested mods for farm sim? I don't want to have to go through the same crap this time around as I did with FS 15. Thanks.
  2. Xalizar

    Xalizar New Member

    The sites besides Modding Central that I have used the most are:

    You can find some really top quality mods on any of them. I think FS-UK and American Eagles Modding do a great job of limiting the number of low quality mods that make it to their sites. Modhoster has a broader selection of mods but is not tightly controlled for quality.
  3. Decker_MMIV

    Decker_MMIV Member Honorable Member Wiki Contributor

    I would say the 'usual' ones, those that actually test/verify mods before they are published:
    - ModHub for Farming Simulator - http://www.farming-simulator.com/mods.php
    - ModCentral
    - FS-UK

    But prepare yourself, that "the latest and greatest" mods will take some time to appear - even if you happen to notice some new mod at the websites which shows everything; bad/crappy/okay/great mods.

    Best practice;
    - read the support-topics / comments for the mods - but first after 48-72 hours.
    - if website does not feature support-topic/comment for mod, then you are on a wrong website.
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  4. Enzosnext

    Enzosnext Administrator Staff Member SOB Modding

    Completely agree, the most important feature of any site is the feedback that everyone can provide or a rating system, and a support topic to help everyone (including the modder themselves) work through any problems found after a release.

    I would agree that No1 and No3 in your list do provide testing and offer a support system to help work out any bugs or problems, and I would agree with Decker that ModHub be added to your list as in terms of testing its of the best places to also visit (other then this great site :))
    There are also a number of other sites that I can suggest:
    http://www.pc-sg.uk/ (a partnered site)
    http://marhu.net/ (requires an account),
    https://mod-portal.com/forum/ (in house mod team),

    As for ModHoster, they do have some epic modders / teams based on this site but they also allow a lot of complete garbage, and I have no idea what there testing criteria is.
    I have also seen too many times that others have upload an edit of someones work (sometimes very soon after an original mod) and there are no checks done by the site. You can see the model and or scripts used are copy's without permission, or even listing the original modders name and then find that in MP everyone's game locks up.
    But then there are some modders work based on this site that are complete game changers or required mods in my book.
    So I would always suggest the following,
    Check what the modder / uploader has done before, is it an update, what sort of star rating did this receive, and a quick check in the comments received.

    But the term mods is what they are, we are adding content to a game by editing, even all the suggested sites cannot be 100% sure that there will not be a fallout or problem in one form or another. We cannot replicate every system setup and mod mix that there ever could be, and please remember we do this all for the fun and in most cases to improve our enjoyment of the game and then choose to offer this out to everyone else for them to enjoy.
    Even Giants will admit they cannot get it right every time.

    All I would ever suggest for the future is to follow this pretty easy guide line when dealing with all mods no matter what site they do come from.
    1. Always read the mod description in full, (if the mod description is 3 pages long then there is a reason for this and if cannot be bothered to read, then I would suggest that maybe the mod is not for you),
    2. Always add mods one at a time (just because 15 of your favourite mods all released at the same time, still check one by one for errors warnings in the log),
    3. Even when everything is running smooth, (just a quick look over your game log takes seconds, and if anything found post your full log so they know whats going on in full),
    4. Try not to overload yourself with mods if possible, (as your game progresses and your favourite current mod changes then a separate mod folder or folder based out side of your game folders is very wise idea),
    5. Whatever your feedback is, please provide this for others so long as it's constructive, (saying what your favourite shade off green is reserved for others who shall not be named),
    6. If a modder chooses to upload his mod to an uploaded account doesn't mean it's rubbish, (best way of prevention, is be sure which download tab you click and make sure to use an ad blocker wherever possible and dam good internet security / firewall).
    I hope have not missed any sites, or any suggestions on how to manage this.
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  5. Dustin

    Dustin New Member

    Thanks for all the info. I was a casual player on FS 15, but would like to step it up a little with FS 17 and maybe try recording some. Just want to make sure I'm not going to have crashes all the time.
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  6. shadesfarmer69

    shadesfarmer69 New Member

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  7. YK Farmer

    YK Farmer New Member

    I use this site quite a bit https://ls-portal.eu/ not sure of their rep but they do have comments and are very active. I notice that I am able to find some more of the interesting mods there that are not always on other sites. I haven't had any bad mods malware wise from there. I was using moddesc.com for a while but started having mods that tried to install malware and ads etc.

    You can also find some pretty amazing one offs on some Facebook pages, Like Mr Fox's mods
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  8. wijba

    wijba New Member

    I think Website Blocked is a good site too.They have most downloads on their own server, so downloading mods is going very fast.
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  9. Enzosnext

    Enzosnext Administrator Staff Member SOB Modding

    Please don't quote that site and lets leave it there
  10. wijba

    wijba New Member

    Ok, is there a problem with it?
  11. IrishFarmer93

    IrishFarmer93 New Member

    The sites I use most often are the official modhub, fs-uk and modhoster, but I also keep an eye on some of the more well known mod teams websites to see what they are currently working on. For example Blacksheep Modding are constantly releasing some top quality mods
  12. Dzi4d3k

    Dzi4d3k New Member

    I think the problem is that:
    As they almost never have permission for such practice and they usually take incentives for downloading from their sites.
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  13. wijba

    wijba New Member

  14. i watch like a hawk, the ones listed above are great, just be warned there is a lot of really bad ones out there. not in terms of mod quality but in terms of mod theft, its the creators intellectual property and credits should be wholly given, even then its not enough. I'm trying to make mods now and it takes so so so much time to do its unreal. its like having a pay check stolen almost!
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