Moments in the Mud

@brazz989 said in Moments in the Mud:

Not sure how to remove the controls panel but I agree it kills a nicely detailed interior, plus I NEVER look at that panel anyway.

All you have to do is find the installation folder for the mod (they're all just numbers, in the Steam workshop folder), then extract the xml file for the truck from the zip file, remove the ControlsPos line, and then copy the xml file back into the zip. I make a lot of tweaks like that for probably most of the mods I have. Just be sure to save a copy of your version since you'll lose the changes every time the mod creator decides to update the mod.

@brazz989 said in Moments in the Mud:

@justinlynch3 said in Moments in the Mud:

@brazz989 said in Moments in the Mud:

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That picture does look a lot better.

It's strange though, the paint line still looks iffy going across the hood, but along the rest of the truck it looks perfectly clear, think it's a oversight on the creators part?

Probably, everything else is dead sexy on it. Maybe screen shots just don't do it justice.

Still though you said that truck was supposed to be silver right?

I'll be honest, it's a nice truck but that doesn't look like silver to me. Honest to god I swear that looks like snow white in these pictures. lol

Showing the proper way to use the skidder. I'll voluntarily admit that I didn't know that until today (when I saw a YouTube video of the real thing in action). I always tried to grab the logs by the middle, and sometimes I even tried to load a truck with them which is a pain with that short crane. Well that's not what the skidder is for. It's actually meant for dragging logs to another loading point.

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@unster said in Moments in the Mud:

Showing the proper way to use the skidder. I'll voluntarily admit that I didn't know that until today (when I saw a YouTube video of the real thing in action). I always tried to grab the logs by the middle, and sometimes I even tried to load a truck with them which is a pain with that short crane. Well that's not what the skidder is for. It's actually meant for dragging logs to another loading point.

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I knew a Skidder wasn't used for loading, however I to always grab logs by the middle. I've spawned into more then one online session of Mount Logmore or Grizzy Creek that only spawned me Bison's (which don't have cranes) and scout vehicles. So I've used the Skidder for loading.

You can load short logs quite easier, have you logs grabbed by the middle, lifted up and pointing straight. All you gotta do is reverse into the back of the truck, drop logs, done. Easy.

Now loading longs with the Skidder is a chore since those logs are so cumbersome, but I've pulled it off.

Now loading medium logs, oh buddy now that's something to do with a Skidder. The medium log trailer has a gate in the back so your only opening is the top which the Skidder can't reach. That said I have loaded a medium load with a Skidder. What I did was unhook the trailer from it's truck, tip it over on it's side, use the Skidder to position the logs inside the trailer (which is more of a chore then you might think), then winch the trailer back onto it's wheels, reconnect to the truck, and pack the logs.

Oh buddy I got tricks for these American Wilds maps. Sometime the Russian maps can screw me if they don't give me a crane or a K-700, but every American map is gonna have a Skidder, and if it comes down to it then a Skidder and a Bison is all I need. Game can't screw me that easily on these American maps. lol

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@justinlynch3
I've loaded a truck using the skidder, using the same technique you mentioned, the one where you back up the truck or trailer under the logs, then lower the logs. I do remember you mentioning the other method where you tip over the trailer. That's a good trick, but I haven't needed to do that. Even on this map where the I took the screenshot (a Russian-style mod map) I used the Skidder voluntarily, just for fun. I had another vehicle with a proper crane. It seems that every map I play has at least one vehicle with a proper crane or a K-700 so it's a non-issue for me (in single-player) .

Now as far as whether you grab the logs by the middle or the ends, in this game it doesn't really matter, since logs banging against the vehicle do no damage, but in real life they drag the logs by the ends probably to avoid that kind of damage, and it's easier to navigate narrow paths that way.

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@unster said in Moments in the Mud:

@justinlynch3
I've loaded a truck using the skidder, using the same technique you mentioned, the one where you back up the truck or trailer under the logs, then lower the logs. I do remember you mentioning the other method where you tip over the trailer. That's a good trick, but I haven't needed to do that. Even on this map where the I took the screenshot (a Russian-style mod map) I used the Skidder voluntarily, just for fun. I had another vehicle with a proper crane. It seems that every map I play has at least one vehicle with a proper crane or a K-700 so it's a non-issue for me (in single-player) .

Now as far as whether you grab the logs by the middle or the ends, in this game it doesn't really matter, since logs banging against the vehicle do no damage, but in real life they drag the logs by the ends probably to avoid that kind of damage, and it's easier to navigate narrow paths that way.

Yea here's the old video of it.
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Luckily I've actually only ever needed to do this once,

@justinlynch3
Aren't you glad you didn't have to use that method to fill the entire trailer log by log (if there was no packing feature)? I'm sure this was painful enough. What are those ghost vehicles, some other players who quit or lost connection?

@unster said in Moments in the Mud:

@justinlynch3
Aren't you glad you didn't have to use that method to fill the entire trailer log by log (if there was no packing feature)? I'm sure this was painful enough. What are those ghost vehicles, some other players who quit or lost connection?

The black ghost vehicles are vehicles owned by other players. The reason they are ghost is because the owner is currently operating a different vehicle.

I guess the dev's thought that since in a online map that players could potentially park anywhere, to insure abandoned vehicles aren't in other players way, they would ghost whatever vehicles wasn't in use.

So take the guy that was watching me for a while, he could see my Skidder because that's the vehicle I had in use. However to him, my Bison and trailer was both in ghost mode. So buddy was basically watching me back into shadows and probably wondering "what the f is this guy doing?" lol

One of my favorite "little" trucks in MR. It's a mod from the workshop with my own tweaks to specs and sounds (the original is too heavy, too powerful, the tires are too stiff and the engine is too loud but it's a really nice model).

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Ok, Eugene, who took this order? I thought that we are "log delivering company", not a *** Amazon! It took me a whole afternoon to get it up there so if I tip it somewhere... Come on, you can drive it to the destionation!
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I just hope, that a handbrake works, if it doesn't...
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Start up your truck Eugene, this delivery is just about to become YOUR job...
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Ok, I have 8x8 Ural, I have an armoured SUV on it and you expect me to go across THIS? Eugene?!!
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...and it is tilted AND slippery!
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...whole afternoon of getting it onto a truck, then that uphill, and the bridge AND the mud and everything and now it's a night and there was no dinner and... #&y!!{|€][Đ Eugene...!
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...you have to be kidding...
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radio speaking:
Eugene, I have no idea what are you doing right now, but let it go, take your emergency workshop and the shortest route and get in here. That drawbridge is broken once AGAIN!
E: Ok, ok fine! Jeez, one can't even have a decent dinner in here...
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E: This is not gonna happen...
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E: Better a detour than an accident, but I have to tell him how much I don't like driving through a night...
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E: Luckily, somebody solved this for me already. I don't have a (working) chainsaw in the back...
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E: Wait a second, I drove through the all night??
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E: If I tip it, HE will go MAD...
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E: Maybe I should take some fuel with me, it's just behind the corner... Nah, It'll do.
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E: Oh, maybe I should look at the map a bit closer...or take it with me at least...
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Please, tell me that you are joking and you didn't forget a map AGAIN...
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Do you have any idea for how long I am already waiting in here? I know that there is not a meter deep snow around, but it is still freezing!
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E: No big deal, I'll be there in a minute!
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If you are going to drown it in there, I will really hate you...
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E: Don't worry...Jeez it's cold!
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EUGENE!!!
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...and then I'll crush his knees and put some salt on them...
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...sever his left hand...
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Do you realise the fact, that that guy paid his money because he didn't want to get his car wet in the river, do you?
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Delivering of ONE SUV, how hard could it be?
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E: I'm freezing here, man!
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Hopefully, that will teach you a lesson. Now do why you are here for.
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E: Sympathy, oh yes...
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Freezing my #&@!, turn your heater on you &@{đĐ!!...
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Whee!
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E: How you made it up there?
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Look where you reversing to!!
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E: Wha-?!
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EUGENE!!!!
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Finally, after so so many hours, bridge has been repaired...
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Yet another day is about to end...
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Oh no, not now, please...
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Jump into the Zil and bring me some fuel, due to your riverbath I am out of it!
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E: I have a strange feeling about who is actually working hard in this company...
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E: ...I suppose to be sitting at the office dealing with customers by the phone...
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E: ...or the e-mail...
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E: ...definitely not sitting in this dealing with that...
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E: ...and definitely not like this!...
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E: ...last few meters, I need some rest, this is my second night behind the wheel.
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E: Here it is, you're fueled up. Just deliver that thing already. I promise that I'll never take job like this again...
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Just keep that promise in your mind, I don't want to remind it to you anytime soon...
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Honk honk, who wanted his dry armoured SUV two days ago?
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And as usually:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1614032528

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@Sodoma
Funny story 🙂 on a really good map.

This time without backstory, just working on my map after a WHILE...
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just one of those nights. wheelin along enjoying the trail, the landscape, the challenge. very little winching than usual even.
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then the party killer.
i am beginning to really dislike these "just right" sized holes. 🤔
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i know its a modded truck but with a little help getting up my friend was able to ballance it on a house 😃
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https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1616183730

@oscarmike

OK, I'm pretty sure that's NOT where the center of gravity should be on that truck. lol