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There exists a wealth of Mods that can add diversity and variety to your farming experience with Farming Simulator 2013 (PC DVD). However, for many gamers, installing and using Mods may be unfamiliar territory. 

What are Mods?

Mods are software add-ons that provide additional content or features to a stand-alone program. For games like Farming Simulator 2013, this generally means equipment and tools, but also includes gameplay modifications. For example, you can add to the realism of your farming universe by adding a "Vehicle Damage Mod," http://www.farming-simulator.com/mod.php?lang=en&mod_id=199 or you can enhance the functionality of your "John Deere 7530." http://www.ls-maxmods.com/john-deere-7530/.

The Best News is that Most Mods are Free

How to Install Mods

The biggest barrier most people find in enhancing their experience with Farming Simulator 2013 with Mods is installing them. However, LS-Maxmods.com listed below provides an excellent instructional guide to installing Mods.

You can find this information here: http://www.ls-maxmods.com/how-to-install/

Some More Cool Mods

1. A Snowmod might be in order given the recent cold snap. It is appropriately named "Snowmod Beta V 1.0" 

Snowmod Beta V 1.0

PCGamesN - cockpit action

2. How about the Fendt Pack which contains two different tractors with a lot of advanced functionality" 

Snowmod Beta V 1.0

PCGamesN - cockpit action

3. Finally, check out the big monster - the Krone Big SSM v3 Pack" 

Krone Big SSM V3 Pack

PCGamesN - cockpit action

 Make Mods Part of your Farming Simulator 2013 Experience!

Farming Simulator 2013 is probably best known as a stand alone game, but with the wealth of mods provided by one of the most active gaming modding communities, the additional features and fuctionality possibilities of the in-game universe should not be overlooked.  

Where can I find Mods?

There are a number of sites that provide Mods for Farming Simulator 2013. The following are 2 of the more popular sites for Mods:

1. http://www.farming-simulator.com/mods.php

2. http://www.ls-maxmods.com/

We would love to hear your comments, and any experiences you may have had with Mods for Farming Simulator 2013.

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X Rebirth launches in one week on November 15th. In light of this, the following is a brief synopsis and link to some of the many informative media segments recently done ahead of launch. 

1. PCGamesN - Interview Egosoft on how X Rebirth is rebooting the space genre 11/13/13

In a wide ranging interview with PCGamesN, Bernd gives some insight on the many design decisions that Egosoft made while developing X Rebirth. One segment sure to be of interest is the question of being able to pilot just one ship. As Bernd notes "The reason why there is only one player ship is because it allows us to have epic presentation, the ship is much more detailed than anything we’ve ever done in the past – you can move around inside the ship, you have NPCs that you can hire and that work inside that ship, it has a cockpit with all the real instruments in it... yeah. Maybe we will have more ships in later games, but at the moment there is only one.'' With that said, one wonders if it will be Egosoft or the modding community who will first provide an update to fly other ships.

PCGamesN interview with Bernd Lehahn

PCGamesN - cockpit action

2. Element Zero - Interview with Bernd Lehahn 10/24/13.

Since the 1999 release of X: Beyond the Frontier, Egosoft has garnered a devoted fan base. A number of the writers at Element Zero can be included in this group, and can be considered something of experts in the series, with hundreds of hours logged into the various X Games. In an interview with Bernd Lehahn, they pose a number of insightful questions that hardcore fans will likely find illuminating. 

Element Zero Interview with Bernd Lehahn

Element Zero Screenshot 1

3. Videogamer.com - Gamescom Demo Youtube Video and Interview with Bernd Lehahn 10/28/13

Chris Bratt from Videogamer.com was among the few sites that received access to the Gamescom Demo. Chris, realizing that the short 10 minute demo was predominately showcasing fighting requested an interview with Bernd to talk about the broader goals of X Rebirth. The Youtube segment is another great source of information on X Rebirth that showcases video from the Demo, and B-roll gameplay that provides a diverse look of the X Universe in X Rebirth.

4. IncGamers.com - X Rebirth Q&A with Egosft Director Bernd Lehahn 11/7/2013

Peter Parrish from IncGamers.com is one of the many PC gamers intriguid with X Rebirth. For Sci-Fi fans, the current level of development in the space simulation genre is impressive to say the least. In a recent interview with Bernd, the two discuss a number of gameplay features for X Rebirth, as well as Bernd's thoughts on the space sim "Rennaissance" as gamers eye the development of Star Citizen, Elite:Dangerous, as well as the ongoing success of Eve Online.

The segment includes some great images, including some early concept art.

Incgamers - X Rebirth Q&A with Bernd

X Rebirth will Teem with Life

5. EscapistMagazine.com - X Rebirth "Reboot" Sheds Limitations of Legacy 10/29/13

Andy Chalk from the Escapist Magazine talks to Bernd about the motivations for X Rebirth, and how it is indeed a "reboot" of the X series. The two discuss the problems developers at Egosoft had working within the games original design, and why this prompted the development of X Rebirth. Among the more interesting factoids is Egosoft's development of a game engine that could handle the complex 3D pathing they envisioned for the game. The two also discuss the very exciting possibility of X Rebirth heading to the next gen consoles.

Escapist Magazine - "Reboot" Sheds Limitations of Legacy

Capital Ship in X Rebirth

6. Holdtheline.com - Interview with Egosoft(X: Rebirth) 11/1/13

Gilleous from Hold the Line did a follow up interview (Link to First Interview 7/13/13) with Bernd that, among other things, asks what gamers new to the X series frachise can expect, and what changes veterans will see. One of the most important changes for X Rebirth stressed in this conversation is the streamlined UI. X Rebirth can be played using a gamepad alone, and a variety of complex gameplay elements will be managed through the player's hired NPCs. Bernd also provides some additional insight into X Rebirth's game engine (Egosoft actually looked at a number of off-the-shelf engines before deciding none of these were suitable).

Hold the Line - Follow-up Interview with Egosoft

Beta Cockpit Image

More to Come

There are a few more articles in the works, and we will add these as they come out. We hope you found this article useful, and welcome any comments and feedback.

For those that wish to purchase X Rebirth visit the Tri Synergy Store, or click below to go directly to the product page for:

X Rebirth Limited Edition Box Version - Product Page

X Rebirth Download - Product Page

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Sharon, MA, October 21th, 2013 – A new X Rebirth trailer provides a montage of gameplay action that can’t help but touch the Sci-Fi fan in each of us.

The November 15th release is fast approaching!!

For 14 years studio Egosoft has been synonymous with space simulation games. Starting with the 1999 release of X: Beyond the Frontier to the 2011 release of X3: Albion Prelude (not to mention the numerous notable expansions, the most recent being the 2013 expansion Shady Business), Egosoft has pushed the boundaries of what a space simulation game can be.  

But X Rebirth is Different.

All prior X Games before X Rebirth represent the layering upon layering of additional features, many of which were never part of the game’s original design. Responding to the large community of space simulation fans that flocked to X: Beyond the Frontier, the developers at Egosoft obliged the plea for more – more freedom, more ships, more realism, and more things to do. However, even before the 2005 release of X3: Reunion, it had become clear that this development methodology had made the series inherently complicated and unnecessarily impenetrable for any outsider who had not begun playing the X Series games from the very start.

The solution? To start anew.

X Rebirth is the culmination of 7 years of development redefining what a space simulation can be.

X Rebirth Limited Edition Box Version

The bonus content for the Limited Edition Box Version of X Rebirth has been finalized!

·         Updated Color X Encyclopedia (ebook)
·         Art Book of Concept Art (printed)
·         Player’s Manual (printed)
·         Sountrack
·         Bonus Videos

Pre-Orders for the X Rebirth Limited Edition Box Version is now available at the X Rebirth Product Page at Tri Synergy Store.

For more information about X Rebirth. Egosoft and its products, visit Egosoft's Home Page

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