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@TheSaltySalt said in Gameplay Customization Blog:

@zamal @Unster I know it looks like oil, but the tires dont look oily and i doubt they would leave so long oil trails.
Also in the game wet mud looks oily just like in this picture Diesel_productv2_snowrunner_home_SnowRunner_screenshot_06_nologo-1920x1080-d404dd821eadd50cd30c5a2381f885624bccf5ba.jpg

Could be they mean slimy/slick/slippery. Oily is another term one could use to describe that.

Maybe they didn't intend to mean there was literal oil in the ground.

@justinlynch3 said in Gameplay Customization Blog:

@TheSaltySalt said in Gameplay Customization Blog:

@zamal @Unster I know it looks like oil, but the tires dont look oily and i doubt they would leave so long oil trails.
Also in the game wet mud looks oily just like in this picture Diesel_productv2_snowrunner_home_SnowRunner_screenshot_06_nologo-1920x1080-d404dd821eadd50cd30c5a2381f885624bccf5ba.jpg

Could be they mean slimy/slick/slippery. Oily is another term one could use to describe that.

Maybe they didn't intend to mean there was literal oil in the ground.

something else i am wondering, could it just be lighting reflection effects? the "blue sky" having the blue coloring and the "pink sky" (dusk) is reflecting off the ground making it look like that? just noting the image looks to be taken close to dusk or dawn, idk 🤔

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@Jellyfoosh said in Gameplay Customization Blog:

Hello SnowRunners,

Step into the garage and craft yourself a monster!

The vehicle customization in SnowRunner is extensive. We’ve made sure you can tailor your vehicle to your specifications, be it cosmetically or for practical purposes. In this article we’ll give you a run-down of all the ways in which you can customize your vehicle to make sure it’s prepared for the wide range of hazardous environments you’ll traverse - and don’t mind the smell of motor oil and the sound of engines, that’s normal here.

Below you will find a list of all the main parts you can customize on your vehicle that have a gameplay impact, but keep in mind that each vehicle has a different set of available modifications.

Engine

The engine is the heart of your machine, and affects a whole range of stats, including speed, torque, durability, and fuel consumption. But as the saying goes, with great power comes great fuel consumption… sometimes!

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Climbing a mountain with a 30-ton truck requires some serious juice and a fairly casual hold on sanity.

Gearbox

Switching out your gearbox can gain you additional control. In some cases, such as when off-roading and driving through mud, having additional low gears can be a big advantage. Your gearbox can also affect your fuel consumption.

Suspension

If you’re heading into uneven, rocky terrain, a raised suspension can do wonders for avoiding damage to your vehicle (and your spine). Some larger wheels require a raised suspension.

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You can also just watch your car bounce a bit.

Tires

There’s a tire for every terrain. You can also get the all-terrain wheel, a jack of all trades, and when you head into the snow, make sure to get some chains on those bad boys. Tires affect your vehicle’s traction and handling.

Frame Addons

The type of frame addons that are available depend a lot on your vehicle. Scouts often have support equipment, like spare wheels or a fuel and repair kit. Larger tractors have a whole range of equipment, ranging from flatbeds, fuel tanks, and cranes to more specialized equipment like the Seismic Vibrator Module, which allows you to search for oil.

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If you look closely, you can see the suspension shifting between the loads.

Differential Lock and All-Wheel-Drive Capability

While some vehicles have Diff. Lock and AWD on by default, and some can switch it on and off, other vehicles require a trip to the garage to acquire this valuable capability. As you may have seen in our weekly vehicle presentations on social media and here on the forums, Diff. Lock and AWD can either be:

  • Always On (it’s on there for good)
  • Switchable
  • Unavailable
  • Or Upgradable (meaning it needs to be installed)

AWD means your vehicle can use all of its wheels (no rocket science there).

Diff. Lock is a little trickier. With Diff. Lock off, you will be able to take turns slightly better, while if it is on, you will have an advantage on uneven terrain.

What the Differential Lock does is force or prevent your wheels from turning at the same speed. If your wheels are forced to turn at the same speed, you’ll be disadvantaged in turns because the outer wheel will naturally want to turn more than the inner wheel (it covers a longer distance). This however also allows more power to go into a single wheel if it is the only one touching ground.

Snorkel

Last but by no means least is the snorkel, which allows you to traverse water without drowning your engine. Keep an eye on the top of that snorkel though, don’t let it dip below the surface!

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And there you have it - your guide to turning your favorite vehicle into a beast! Remember that no vehicle is impervious or suited to all terrains and tasks. Depending on your goal, you might want to consider specializing. Do you need more power or fuel efficiency? All-terrain wheels, or off-road? Snorkel, or no snor - actually, always go for the snorkel. The snorkel is awesome!

See you in the snow!

Amazing stuff, can't wait!! 😃
I'd have loved to have seen the Don71 gif actually being a perfect loop though...

@8up-local said in Gameplay Customization Blog:

@justinlynch3 said in Gameplay Customization Blog:

@TheSaltySalt said in Gameplay Customization Blog:

@zamal @Unster I know it looks like oil, but the tires dont look oily and i doubt they would leave so long oil trails.
Also in the game wet mud looks oily just like in this picture Diesel_productv2_snowrunner_home_SnowRunner_screenshot_06_nologo-1920x1080-d404dd821eadd50cd30c5a2381f885624bccf5ba.jpg

Could be they mean slimy/slick/slippery. Oily is another term one could use to describe that.

Maybe they didn't intend to mean there was literal oil in the ground.

something else i am wondering, could it just be lighting reflection effects? the "blue sky" having the blue coloring and the "pink sky" (dusk) is reflecting off the ground making it look like that? just noting the image looks to be taken close to dusk or dawn, idk 🤔

All of this was discussed some time ago, when this screenshot first came out. My latest theory was that the green & blue in the mud could be distorted reflections of the trees & sky. It could also be oil, but if so, it's overdone.

Frame Addons "if you look closely, you can see the suspension shifting between loads"

ok i thought this was already a thing since the original? also i looked at the pics. tanker addon the suspension looks low. next shot the crane, looks like the suspension moves up a bit (makes sense being a lighter load than a tanker), but next is the "oil survey equipment" addon. the suspension raises again. seems to me the survey addon should be heavier than just a crane. maybe it is just me though. 🤔

@Jellyfoosh said in Gameplay Customization Blog:

Frame Addons

The type of frame addons that are available depend a lot on your vehicle. Scouts often have support equipment, like spare wheels or a fuel and repair kit. Larger tractors have a whole range of equipment, ranging from flatbeds, fuel tanks, and cranes to more specialized equipment like the Seismic Vibrator Module, which allows you to search for oil.

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If you look closely, you can see the suspension shifting between the loads.

@8up-local it is difficult to judge elsewhere than front axle and that could be inaccurate. If center of gravity of addon moves over rear wheels, downforce for front wheels can change significantly...
It makes no sense for that tiny crane tobe 2nd heaviest from those...

In the frame add on section I noticed that the truck travel was affected. So will we be able to adjust stiffness of suspension or do we have to put on different types of suspension to account for this?

I just realized this was actually new. I thought it was just the visual customization thread bumped up. lol

That gif with the purple jeep, I'm not sure with those wheels but is the thread pattern on the left (driver side) tires reversed compared to the right side?

Rockstar does that lazy crap in GTA where the tires are backwards on one side of the car. If that happens in this game there is no way in hell I'm using offroad tires. lol. I got to have all 4 wheels with the tires pointing the right way.

Though we've seen images of the Hummer before where all 4 tires was pointing the right way, right?

So maybe I'm just mistaken where we're viewing this car at a angle, and the right side wheels is in the shade.

@Sodoma could just be where the frame was when they took the screen shot

@8up-local
Empty tanker is not that heavy IRL. Dunno if that gif shows it when empty or full.

@Sodoma
You are right, the center of gravity does have an affect.
BTW if you look at tail lights, you can see how the weight changes at the rear.

talking about taillights - looks like most addons are universal, so chassis taillights are the same, and addons can jump from one vehicle to another, even from usa to exsoviets.
im not sure its good...it not realistic (the kung (utility) addon for ural is not the same as for zil, chassis are different, and soviet kung on Fred - its an absurd) and looks weird (see this lifted kung addon...).
i like mr style, each addon is unique, so even taillights are changing on the same vehicle depending from addon (so some taillights weren’t functional because of this diversity and devs couldn’t find time to fix it)

this universal system can be good (user friendly) in sr campaign mode, but im ok with huge junkyard full of spare and rusty addons, which can be installed only on mother chassis, and maybe never be used again)

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@Stazco we have to see if that is something modders can fix 👍🏼

@ZeesuS not assuming the tanker is full since it is in the garage in the trailer. it would be even heavier if it was loaded lol

i know what you mean though.

@Jayson looks like a fun set of maps to explore, looking forward to it.

@64Pacific said in Gameplay Customization Blog:

@Jayson looks like a fun set of maps to explore, looking forward to it.

I agree! They look great! 😃
Can't wait to drive my 8x8 on them – once I can afford it in-game! 😱