@actionjackson said in Pressing vehicles into a specific role... .:
i am all for realistic, but in the right places;
-realistic gearbox? sure! do away with automatic gears on theses 60ies trucks! thats casual BS anyways.
-realistic differential lock damage model that is not dependent on lack of tire slip and does not damage the motor when you get damage, like locks damage should be separate from truck damage. so i can have fully damaged locks but otherwise undamaged truck.
-double winch? sure!
-more possible ground conditions than "hard" and "soft"? sure, i am all for it!
but i am not for limiting trucks to take only certain attachments and trailers just because some vague guesstimation or artificial gameplay ideas. when you look up the youtube videos or pictures of the vehicles in question, you see they are more versatile than they are in game right now.
for example; the 7310 is no rescue truck but it has flatbed type trailers in reality to drive whatever loads.
the gaz66 should have a carriage to drive 2 points.
the kamaz and ural typ trucks should be able to take the long log trailer like in reality.
its just someone decided to not give it to them in the game for whatever reason, and i am against that. i think noone here is against more options for every truck to drive the logs. if someone is against that it would be odd to say the least
maybe its more clear what i want now... .
Ok lets start with gearboxes, do you know that semi-automatic gearboxes in trucks was a thing in the 1960’s, and while it may not be specific to most of the trucks in-game, but given that the game must be able to be played by people with nothing more than a keyboard, as not everyone can afford the relative luxury of e.g. a g25/g27 etc wheel, so some compromise has to be made.
I can see you don't know much about transmission windup, and haven't seen what happens when a fount prop-shaft fails at speed on a lorry and how it can scrap your engine, gearbox, chassis and 1 or more axles as it flails around, and if your lucky and doesn't enter the cab floor too, it can literally turn your lorry to nothing but scrap or give you a very large repair bill, this is given the front fount prop-shaft is normally the weak-point in the system, because the front axle when the truck is unloaded or loaded often has a different effective tyre radius, while the rear prop-shaft is the permanent drive shaft designed to drive two axles with much more imposed load on them.
Double which, sure very common on SUV, forestry skidders and recovery vehicles where they can be operated individually at the same time, but not so common on military cargo trucks, where often they are PTO driven winch mounted mid-chassis, with the winch rope exiting the rear roller fairlead and then doubled back running down the one of the chassis rails to the front roller fairlead, giving the ability to do a single-line pull from the front, and a double-line pull from the rear using a snatch-block, which doubles the pull from the rear, thus encourages you to pull yourself out the way you entered which is often easer, it is also the preferred end when you are recovering some other vehicle that is stuck.
Likewise I can see you have never bothered to look up the gross weights of some of the trucks, so you could have an informed opinion as to why maybe some don't have the long log trailers, and maybe realise that not all semi trailers have the same load carrying capabilities, and not all kamaz, Ural etc are created equal in much the same way as not all trucks from western manufactures are created equal even though to the untrained eye may look exactly the same and be part of the same range just with different modal numbers to tell then apart.
e.g. the KrAZ-255 has a notably higher gross weight than the kamaz 4310, Ural 375 & 4320, and well the gaz-66 is hardly what you would call a load carrying vehicle for even small loads of logs, if you have any appreciation for the weight of timber.
Sure its clear what you want from your position of ignorance, but not everyone is in the same position as you.