Friction, softness and weight have been numeric parameters until the old Spintires was opened for workshop. After this update those three parameters became "hardcoded" and after that, all wheels nearly had the same attributes: all offroad wheels use the same friction, all street wheels have the same and so on.
And because all wheels (in their class) became more or less the same and to change them was just a matter of aesthetic, the feature was removed...
I used Spintires Plus to get back the numeric parameters (and many other great options and features like tracked vehicles) but unfortunatly the author is not going to make one for Mudrunner
The new game is very good and there are some great improvements but still, they are wasting so much potential...
i think it's because Pavel only wants soviet trucks in his game and those evil capitalist american monster trucks ruining his game all had different wheels, better find a way to make the people who made them suffer
but seriously, can we have that added back in? i mean i don't care if he doesn't want them on his own vehicles, but i want them on my vehicles
I would like to add another voice to the crowd wanting this feature back. It was a little short sighted to remove them and his reasons don't even make sense. There was a Q&A on this website where he talked about it. I can't remember exactly word for word what he said, but one reason was (to paraphrase) "Changing your wheels in the field is not realistic" - which is a bit weird due to the fact that you change the wheels at the garage not in the middle of the woods, which I think is pretty realistic.
An example of how I would use wheel sets is:
In ST I created a modded truck that I made a few different sets of wheels for. Each set of wheels was for a different purpose, which meant that I could take 3 of the same truck and have 3 sets of wheels and assign them to the trucks respectively for their roles.
"Changing your wheels in the field is not realistic" - which is a bit weird due to the fact that you change the wheels at the garage not in the middle of the woods, which I think is pretty realistic.
that's what i meant, changing wheels in the garage area. i don't need to change wheels on the fly, but why not in the garage?