@unster look I'm only 16 I don't work yet like most of you and I'm not one of those kids who their parents buy them anything they want. PCs and even laptops are much more than an xbox
Buying pre-built PC's from the store is usually the killer in price. If you shop around on amazon and buy the parts separately, then put together the PC yourself (which seems pretty easy from what I've seen, looks like most things just plug right in these days and is good to go), then you can build a pretty good PC that would likely outperform current consoles, for the same if not lower price. Most money you'll spend is in the graphics card, the box, RAM, and HDD all seem to be pretty cheap.
I myself am a console player, mainly because my friends play on console. However doesn't mean I'm not open minded towards other platforms. I've watched a few PC build videos just last year, and if your willing to shop around for good prices and put in a little bit of work, you can get decently powerful PC's for fairly cheap prices.
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
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.
Luckily I've actually only ever needed to do this once,
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.
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
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
That first truck with the white top looks bad, looks low quality and kinda blurry if you can understand what I'm getting at. The paint line where the white switches to black also isn't remotely clean at all. I'd call that a bad quality mod.
The other trucks look good though.
lol no wonder very few people ever tries to troll in this game, this game is very anti-troll. Here's what happens when you try.
I usually help peoples who's flipped over, but screw this jerk, he can stay on his side. Serves him right.