Realism Overhaul for SnowRunner

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Published by WolFRocK (mod ID: 120571)


Realism Overhaul

The mod is global, many changes are affected, installation is possible only by replacing the initial.pak file
I don’t have time to take a photo and everything is impossible to fit in photos.
Sorry for the short description, I do not speak English. You better install and try it personally
If you find errors, please report. If you have any suggestions for improvement, write to me.

If it’s not difficult for you: click like, so I’ll at least roughly understand that I'm moving in the right direction!


  • Additional Repair Parts and fuel for all cars and trucks (You need to subscribe to the mod and enable it in the game!)
  • You may also like Real Reshade created for this mod (This is the initial version, but now the game looks better)
  • All vehicles added: engines, gearboxes, suspensions, wheels (not very large)
  • Tuned: engines, gearboxes, suspensions, wheels
  • Gearboxes have a different number of gears (from 4 to 12 depending on the improvement)
  • Unlocked additional accessories (you can remove everything and put)
  • Slightly increased winches length (different winches have different power and length)
  • The weight of the load increases (now it really feels like you are carrying a heavy load)
  • The dirt has been increased (increase the amount of dirt after rain and snow, as well as the amount of dirt falling on the car)
  • Weather have been slightly altered (heavy snow and heavy rain increased, slightly increased light snow and light rain)
  • Exhaust smoke has been slightly increased
  • Added dynamic weather, added clouds on the horizon
  • Added all trailers for sale
  • Added Real fuel tank volumes thanks to ElfVierzehn and his mod for the data found (I understand that some fuel tanks are too large and some are small, but engine tuning is ongoing)
  • Increased fuel consumption (tuned gearboxes and engines)
  • Improved dirt and weather, increased exhaust emissions
  • Damage changed to more realistic ones: Wheels, gearboxes, engines, fuel tanks.
  • Improved Responsive Steering (Each truck has its own control)
  • Added Better Tire Pressure thanks to Siraij and his mod for settings. (I experimented with different settings, tried different mod options and decided to use these settings)
  • Added some settings from R-Physics MOD, VAXIS has not answered my post yet, but I think he will not mind (since the mod is global and there is not enough time to create and test everything)
  • Now all the trees can break, the limit of small trees is slightly increased, the limit is added to the medium and large (you can tear out the trees if you attach a winch, get closer it a little to the tree and pull it out of acceleration)
  • And many other changes...


  • Mod No Recovery: To use both mods together, first install Realism Overhaul and SECOND install No Recovery (thanks Lo2k for mod compatibility)
  • The rest of the mods, you can install mods on standard trucks on top of my mod (by editing the initial.pak file, open the file and move the folders)

Other compatibility:

- This mod changes the initial.pak file and any mod modifying this .pak could conflict with this mod.


- This mod is global, so you do not install it sinply by clicking the subscribe button.
- But the subscription button will notify you if an update is released!

How to install the mod:

  1. Click on the mod size above the description to download the file and unzip with WinRAR
  2. Close your game
  3. Go to your game directory (i.e. Epic Library\SnowRunner\en_us\preload\paks\client\)
  4. Backup your original "initial.pak" file
  5. Replace the original initial.pak file with my modified initial.pak file.

In development:

- Rework of the transport


1.0.3 - Correction of wheels and suspensions, Cargo weight fixed, Bug fix in Royal BM17, and some more fixes

1.0.4 - Added dynamic weather, added clouds on the horizon, added trailers, tuned gearboxes, fix suspensions Kolob 74760 and CAT 745c, and some more fixes

1.0.5 - Increased fuel consumption, Tuned gearboxes and engines, Real fuel tank volumes added, Improved dirt and weather, increased exhaust emissions, and some more fixes

1.0.7 - Damage changed to more realistic ones: Wheels, gearboxes, engines, fuel tanks. Improved Responsive Steering. Fixed fuel consumption. Fixed a bug with the trailer, and some more fixes

1.0.8 - Tire pressure changed, physics and particle count changed, damage modified, fuel tanks engines gearboxes and suspension modified, weather modified, and some more changes

1.1.0 - Updated to version 4.9, fix bugs with delivery tasks, minor fixes and improvements to the transport, added some improvements and other some fixes

1.1.3 - I finally finished testing the new weight (but maybe it will still be corrected). A little added weight: trucks, trailers and attachments. (I didn’t like that the trucks and trailers weighed too little). The weight of the cargo was reduced (compared to the original, it was increased by 50%). The correct weight is registered for all loads. Added extra wheels to all the trucks, added repair kits to all the trucks and added a 20 liter fuel canister for emergency, and some more changes

1.1.5 - Fixed a bug due to which other mods were not displayed (sorry), fixed fuel consumption at International Paystar 5070, added compatibility with the mod for adding spare parts and fuel, Now all the trees can break, the limit of small trees is slightly increased, the limit is added to the medium and large, and some other changes that I already forgot about)))











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jawbones @jaleddon

Realism Overhaul V2
- Updated to work with new patch.
- Everything seems to be working as it should, let me know if you find something not right.

sjnick @sjnick

Доброго времени суток! У меня так и не заработал мод. Скачал версию 1.1.6. Отписался от всех модов, на всякий случай. Заменил initial.pak и при загрузке чёрный экран и зависший индикатор загрузки игры (колесо справа внизу)...

sjnick @sjnick

Затупил... По ссылке скачал 1.1.7 и всё завелось. Спасибо!

jawbones @jaleddon

Good, glad it worked out!

jawbones @jaleddon

I think ill have time tomorrow to look at it. I'll also look at uploading it straight to and we can all start fresh from there 👍

jme51275 @jme51275

Yep mine crashes on the loading screen. I can verify files on the Epic store to restore. @Jawbones we really apperciate all the hard work you've done. You should do a new mod and put a link here so we can Sub and you can get some credit for your hard work. Let us know when there is a new fix, but you should really add a new mod for me the google drive is a pain in the <?>. Thanks again.

babinskimj @babinskimj

Causing serious problems after update

rambold @rambold

Hello, this mod sounds good and i try it, but after i insert the initial.pak file, the savegame from the newest snowrunner version isnt compatible. I have to us the backup initial.pak, to load my savegame. Do you make an update, that it will work with my ingame progress?

jawbones @jaleddon

Go to my post a couple comments down. Its a fixed .pak of the mod till when or if it gets updated.

AndiBar85 @christiansatke

Can you create a similar Mod and Upload it here on modio ? So we don`t always look in here ;)... Thanks for your work !

jawbones @jaleddon

With how this mod has been abandoned its something to think about if you guys agree. I would still give credit to this creator but I could update and add in tweaks as wanted/needed.

alexwheat85 @alexwheat85

Yes please! We need this, game just isn't the same after using this mod for so long

emmichaelis @emmichaelis


ropericles @ropericles

can you make the recovery only available to scout trucks?

birskvova @birskvova


jawbones @jaleddon

**Please back up your original initial.pak before replacing**
Hey guys till we can get an update im trying to add each portion of the mod back till I get an error. I already got the vehicles mods, tires and suspension back. I'll give an update in a little while.
**Update:** Its looking good. I've been able to add in the meat of the mod. He doesnt go into detail of everything he has done but i've reintroduced the main bullet points of the original mod with no error yet. Ill probably be able to upload a working version of the initial.pak tonight.
**UPDATE:** Working (knock on wood) with new patch version of the mod.
I take no credit. All I did was inject parts of the mod into the new patched initial.pak. Let me know if you notice anything missing. I cant tell a difference as of right now but I havent spent a lot of time testing either.
Things I introduced from modded initial.pak:
1.Trucks check
2.Suspension check
3.gearboxes check
4.engines check
5.wheels check
6.particles check data types check
8.trucks.xml in templates check check
10.winches check
11.addons category check
12.environment.xml in templates check
13.daytimes check
14.skies check
15.cargo types check

lnomsim2 @simian2cv

Thanks for your work porting this to the new patch.
Does your archive only contains the modified files or all the content of initial.pak?
I'd like to use this mod with real cargo and trailer weight mods, which files should I put into the original initial.pak ?

jawbones @jaleddon

No it doesn't contain the modified files separately, only the initial.pak after they have been inserted. Though if you wanted the modified files, the check list is the name of all the folders\files that are modified. It really depends on how they made the cargo/trailer mods. If its folder specific and not an initial.pak file, just install this mod and then install the other mods into this initial.pak (in the right location) and It will replace whatever it needs to. Though its possible you might have some compatibility issues. Back up your original initial.pak and you really cant go wrong.

rdaman1985 @rdaman1985

Nice work on this amigo, i can play my singleplayer game again with everything i've gotten used to

Now if the developers would take note, we might be able to get it working in multiplayer

jawbones @jaleddon

Thanks, ya I think the multiplayer problem is a bit beyond me. Fingers crossed for an actual update. Its a great mod.

idiocracy_ @idiocracy1

But just to clarify, it's doesn't crash coop?
Afaik, some of the mods work in coop like gearbox, tire pressure, steering. With this mod it should work the same, some things work in coop and some don't?

ColdFriedRice @coldfriedrice

Awesome work getting the mod to work! I have to report that it doesnt work in coop. My buddies all installed your pak file (so were all on the same version). Upon joining, the host immediately locks up and stays frozen. Just a heads up to anyone trying to use it outside of solo.

jawbones @jaleddon

No problem! Thanks for letting all of us know, hopefully we'll get an actual update soon.

AndiBar85 @christiansatke

Thanks man, great work ;)

pislui84 @pislui84

Great job!

anruwe @anruwe

Thank you!
Winrar and 7zip has both been giving me hell trying to apply the mod

lateapex72 @lateapex72

You rock!

HeLLDoGGz @helldoggz

thx very appreciated !