SnowRunner

JTTs SD114, M916, 2070A, WW4964, 5070 REBALANCED for SnowRunner

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Published by JTT (mod ID: 766321)

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Disclaimer: MINOR XML tweaks to make these trucks having a point at all. Do not expect something highly buffed or "can do anything without consuming fuel using AUTO".

The "Cheat Medium Tires" to match RU Heavy tire capabilities are available only for Level 20 as chains with reduced traction in mud and level 25 for the "special low pressure offroad". So standard gameplay from Michigan to Alaska is NOT affected, but these US trucks will have a point in later Yukon/Wisconsin maps.

New: Added an experimental (tweaked) three slot flatbed trailer. A bit "glitching" as the trailer is a yard too short for three cargos - but its ok and it has a point in gameplay at all.

Background: US Medium Trucks as the SD114, M916A, 2070A and the White Western have only access to medium tires, which offer as a 100kg tire HALF the grip as the HEAVY tires used on RU Trucks. Thus, the trucks working in Michigan and Alaska do not really work on muddy Taymyr and similar later US maps as Yukon and Wisconsin. Solution is simple - add some "buffed medium tires", these are with respect to "weight x grip" similar as heavy chained (OHD2) ones, the level 25 offroad tires are roughly MEDIUM OHDI times 2. So "Grip_Factor x Weight" is the same. Looks with "in game" stats better, but it practically isn't. The game information poor/average/good/exzellent is plain nonsense as it uses only friction but neglects the wheels weight being used for grip calculation too. If you have doubts - the vanilla BOAR has also MEDIUM tires. And despite a lot of power thats with 25 tons weight to move not working at all.

Short Version:

* SD114, M916, 2070A and WWS 4964 got this high level access to level 20/25 buffed tires. For use especially on Yukon/Wisconsin mud.

* SD114: total redesign as vanilla version is crap. Gave it "US Modern" engines from M916. A rear steer component as the original (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAoIJOJt5lg) was integrated. Mass increased, was designed way too light. Its with rear steer way more nimble than a Voron D/Grad, but has (a bit) less less power & stability. True "Top US Medium", which rewards a clean driving style. AWD manually off can and will save quite some fuel.

* M916: Fuel capacity increased to 350l, long and strong winch. Now usable as a long range semi hauler. Still a one trick pony. Gooseneck trailer mod (https://snowrunner.mod.io/ir-gooseneck-pack) highly recommended to avoid frame collisions with "stock" 5-slot trailers.

* 2070A: Rooflights now made available, saddle low removed due to too frequent frame collisions and getting stuck with its own semitrailer. Suspension adapted for better drivability (less bouncy), hight & steering, center of gravity etc. unchanged.

* 5070A: New rooflights access, tires generally aligned with truckwidth. Blue minicrane for some space saving to make crane + flatbed + trailer work now even in corners (you may notice some sarkasm). No tirebuffs, available (dual) tires are plainly a useful selection of existing ones as the 3D model of that truck is incompatible with single rear tires AND proper placement.

* White Western: Except the additional access to the high level special chained & mud tires - that truck was very much ok, no further changes required.


Releases

FilenameSizeVersionAddedOptions
usmed.zip1.48mb1.0.4

usmed.3.zip1.5mb1.0.3

usmed.2.zip1.48mb1.0.2

usmed.1.zip1.48mb1.0.1

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WI
winterfury @winterfury

It would help if the western star and fleet star had slightly more power so they could be more viable.

JT
JTT @jtt2

What type of cargo/trailer you want to haul where? Have an example? My impression was, that the grunt with the Westline V6 (155K) of these US OLD is still ok - the grip was lacking. For more power, you have the SD114 or M916 (192K) and my 5070A with 165K. Did yesterday Alaska "long logs" from White Valley to to Pedro Bay warehouse with said 5070A - no problem. The long logs are one of the most heavy loads.

WI
winterfury @winterfury

I was planning on using the fleet and western star for using a mini crane and sideboard for hauling fuel barrels.

WI
winterfury @winterfury

It is difficult taking all that up the smithville dam slopes, they are too weak.

FU
fugu72 @fugu72

I feel like you on the counterpoint for performance. Its nice when each truck has its own advantage over the others...it gives you a reason to try every truck, and find them a specific purpose. To me the 916 is the "go to" trailer puller...as soon as I have it of course. But it unlocks in Alaska (if you play the game in the normal order) and then you get to Taymir where it already struggles for stability in those bumpy trails, and for the following 3 regions, it gets even worse if you try to take if off road. It should definitely have a super powerful winch point behind the cab and even come with some repair points. Im gonna give your mod a try today...got lots of Yukon and Wisconsin to clear still. :)

FU
fugu72 @fugu72

Normally I would say..."if the trucks cant perform in Russia, maybe its time to use Russian trucks".....but I have to agree that Yukon and Wisconsin are sometime just as tough to get through than Taymir and even the hardcore purist..like me, wish the american trucks would do better in american regions :) I might just give your mod a try :)

JT
JTT @jtt2

Its nothing silly, far away from any JBE (fun) Mod. My "good medium tires" you get at level 20-25 additionally have plainly the same total traction as russian heavy tires. I have tuned it on my test track that its definitely neither faster nor a better climber than a Voron AE in mud. Thats it. I try to give each truck a character, so that its not always a Tayga in disguise.

And the second thing is, I try to keep something like a tech tree. F5070 slow, agile, traction. F2070A/White Western more or less stable, less traction, but clearly faster. F2070A with flatbed and crane and trailer, the "saddle low" due to frequent frame collisions with semis of any type removed. WWS with a shorter frame can haul semis, larger tires, more stable. SD114 is that 2070A "reloaded" with Crane + Flatbed + trailer. A truck having addon-restrictions as the M916 shall have very good strongpoints so you can still make it work Thats why I went for a long winch and a lot of fuel. Long range semi-hauling. The SD114 gets agility and traction as well as some speed, its currently the most advanced medium US offroad truck. As none of the medium RU trucks is that agile. But is also by purpose made less stable than these. A good point shall always come with a little bit of drawback to keep the trucks different and the game interesting.

KE
keratrust @keratrust

there is a problem: the mod adds the derry, the P12 and the P16 instead of the medium trucks

JT
JTT @jtt2

Thanks, got the wrong ZIP File on my Desktop as I updated both of my mods the same day. Sorry. Resolved since this morning.