FarmerJimbob

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  1. Its useful if your mower doesn't windrow but in Pure Farming the harvesters and self-propelled mowers dump in neat rows by default. One of the machines I've never purchased in the game.
  2. FS17 refers to it as Enable/Disable swath but effectively the Disable mode is cutting the straw and ejecting it out the back of the harvester.
  3. Hmm, I think its debatable. To get a grass bale you have to mow and then bale, silage is just 1 extra step on that for doubling the profits. In the time it takes for the bale to ferment however you could have created at least 1 further set of grass bales. So profitability/time grass is probably better but profitability/work silage probably edges it. I think its pretty well balanced - if the silage price was much higher then it would just be an exploit to make money. Personally though I agree with you, I'll typically take the instant cash for the grass bales.
  4. For anyone still curious reading this, you just approach the bale and the option to sell pops up (Circle button on PS4). Works for grass and silage bales too (silage pay double - $200).
  5. How would that work? The harvester would need a huge second tank to store the straw. A harvester can either eject (dump) a straw swath to be foraged or baled later or cut the straw into small pieces and spread them out behind it to be plowed back into the ground. In the game cutting the straw effectively eliminates it as the pieces are so small you can't see them after so its as though it stops the straw altogether. The harvesters in Pure Farming do both these realistic functions.
  6. Really? I’ve always had the option to dump or cut straw on PS4.
  7. Completely by surprise I earned this achievement whilst baling yesterday - you obviously have to keep stopping to release the bales but the machine is working the whole time so it qualifies. Just the challenges to go now...
  8. Nice little added feature that the list of vehicles and devices shown when travelling between countries now gives coordinates to make it possible to identify different equipment of the same type however the list has North and East mixed up (PS4).
  9. My guess would be the 1 you’re missing is in a cluster where you think you got them all but haven’t. I mean the rest aren’t exactly hidden so if you’ve been to the location of the individual ones and can’t see any then chances are you’ve collected those. What about the patch of grass/trees near the farm where there are 3 together?
  10. ps4

    The game works, a number of us are enjoying playing it. How does that make us morons or that we’re getting screwed? I’d suggest a moron is the person who spent $40 on the game, threw their toys out of the pram like a child when it had a few teething problems, and announced they’d set light to the game thus depriving themselves from ever getting their money’s worth out of their purchase. And then spent their time trolling the forum of a game they don’t even play.
  11. ps4

    You must be really unlucky, I've not had a single crash since the patches. There are still some minor bugs with the game but overall it plays really well for me (Montana free farming).
  12. Is managing farms across 5 countries not enough to do? Plan the work well and set the game speed appropriately and there shouldn't be any waiting around for crops to grow.
  13. ps4

    Have you updated with the latest patches? Update and start a new game and none of what you mention should be experienced.
  14. Ok, should have been a bit more specific - haven’t seen any PS4 player reporting water still working ok. Point is it’s not down to an install on single machine as was being suggested, like the crashing problems on PS4 previously.
  15. Yeah it does, but it worked for me. Nobody’s perfect right? I’ve not checked out any alternatives to judge them against it as I didn’t have any need to.
  16. Not seen anyone post that the water is working in their game after 1.1.3 - this is not an isolated case of updates not installing properly on an individual user’s machine. Also, I’m pretty certain an update won’t install on ps4 unless it has downloaded 100% successfully anyway. Hopefully the devs are looking into the game code for a solution rather than passing this off as an error of update installation.
  17. My last 2 the first time around were actually a couple of what you’d think would be the most obvious (numbers using game pressure guide) - #98 by the logistics centre because it’s in a bit of a dip so you can miss it when driving by, and #100. Looking at them on the map when I reached #97 of checking I thought there was no way I wouldn’t have those and was going to have to trawl back through the whole list to find my missing ones.
  18. Is there any way to clear straw out of the baler so that it can be used for grass? I had about 300 lbs of straw remaining in the baler rendering it useless. Tried everything I could think of but in the end got fed up and sold it and bought a new one which cost me about $2500. The solution another farming game uses of turning whatever is in the machine into what you’re collecting is something to be considered to resolve this. Also, there seems to be a bit of a bug with selling unused product in machines when selling them - it gave me $95 for the quarter of a bale left in the machine that would itself only sell for $100. Found the same thing when selling a seeder.
  19. Yup, you can. I did just that before I abandoned that game and started over.
  20. Don’t think so, pretty sure I sold off or used the bales from the cow barn in the middle of the map before I completed campaign. The bales are just laying around, can’t see how there could be any restriction imposed on doing anything with them.
  21. Was wondering this yesterday as I baled straw in every field I currently own (new save so not big fields) after I found out from someone here they sell for $100 each. I had over 100 bales in total so the limit (if any) is fairly high. In case anyone hasn't discovered, there are ready made bales (straw & grass) at each of the 3 cow barns on Montana map so free money out there if you are strapped or just need to start making some fodder. Initially I thought the ones at the main farm were just decoration like on other farming games.
  22. edit: note that the following observations are based on v1.1.3 (I only just realised I posted this in the wrong thread). Great patch overall, the game plays really well now. Some minor bugs remain (listed below) but nothing that greatly impacts the farming experience of the game. I had some vibration driving the Geotrac so checked to see if it needed fixing, after repairs it was fine again. I assumed from this that the vibration was early warning of impending engine trouble which I thought was a pretty cool feature - is this not the case? Where can I change consumption rate? It cost me $800 to put 30 gallons in the Geotrac which seems a bit steep whatever the consumption rate. Minor bugs I have noted in the game since the patches:- - Water/liquid fertiliser spray not showing when working (the way the fertiliser spray used to angle with speed was a great feature of the game before) - Vehicles flying through the air when switching to them with devices attached (around fields generally and often after workers have finished) - Workers working a device but not moving (they start work but just sit in the same spot with device working) - Workers not accepting fertilisation job when fertilisation is 0% (maybe because it was raining? But game allowed manual fertilisation in rain). It was also the second round of working the field if that has any relevance, worker accepted fert job on newly purchased field in rain but sat at edge of field as per previous bug. - Workers leaving stripes of field unseeded with Great Plains 3P1006NT every 3rd pass - perhaps related to the fix for devices working their full width now, worker miscalculates required overlap? - Seeders stop making working noise when not in field but are still working so using seed - 6m cultivator makes incessant folding/working noise when folded and even when detached - Mitsubishi L200 (default starting vehicle) showing weight despite not being loaded with anything. - Unable to exit L200 after beaching it on a rock despite freeing it and repairing it, always get "exit blocked" message. - Clock sometimes still goes a bit 'wonky' - time went from 15:56 to 18:65 within a couple of minutes though it corrected itself and hasn't recurred - Message "You lack a machine for this kind of task" appearing when entering certain coronas such as at the shop, workshop or near greenhouses - Some equipment is still tricky to wash with the manual washer when attached to vehicle, maybe due to its size as I found this with the fertiliser spreader. Also the controls with the hand jet wash are still super sensitive. - Montana field 33 price appears to still be $339 500 (9 ac) - did somebody enter 1 too many zeros in that price?
  23. I first used the drone before I had a map of where the sapphires were - I'd done the obvious searching around the coastline and the rock bluffs on foot/car but had to track down the remaining few which could be anywhere. With the drone I could do a grid search of the map. I also found it useful in my new game on the area near the main farm where there are 3 close together - walking around the tree area I couldn't find the third sapphire for the life of me even though I knew it was there so deployed the drone to get a bird's eye view, located it in seconds. At night they practically glow so are even easier to find, even through some vegetation.
  24. Deploy the drone - it’s great for finding sapphires. Even better at night.
  25. Most of the problems people experienced were between the patches on Friday and/or using the new vehicles on old save files. I only picked the game back up on Saturday after patch 1.1.3 starting a new game so like you I’ve not had any issues other than minor gameplay bugs. The complaining was part justified, part throwing toys out of pram nonsense by certain individuals.