Snowrunner Overhaul Mod -Beta- for SnowRunner

Released (updated ago). Ranked 254 of 950 with 1,181 (13 today) downloads

Published by maxx2504 (mod ID: 142096)


Hi !

Current Version: Beta v0.5
Date: July 25th, 2020


Before you install this mod...let me say some words first. This Mod is not for people who want big tyres, the best engines or other unrealistic settings ! I tried to make the Trucks and Cars realistic as i could for now. The Trucks and Scouts are much worse now in terms of their engine performance. Nontheless the driving abilities in the terrain should better now, because they dont bounce much anymore.
This Mod is still a Beta so its WIP...but i wanna share it with you to get some advice and response from the community !

If you write comments, please in english or german. You can also add me in the official Snowrunner Discord if you want: maxx2504/Micha#8351

Installation and additional Infos at the bottom!

So here is a list of the things i changed (chronologically) so far. I don't write down all small details because the list would be too long !

- Position in and outside of the trucks/cars and trailers
- Cockpit positions improved

- Realistic torque (as close as possible to the original one; except for some trucks, which would be undrivable then)
- Damage thresholds
- Responsiveness
- Damage and normal fuel consumption (I use my own formula to calculate the consumption and needs still some work due gameplay balance)
- Prices for scouts are cheaper, trucks engines are more expensive

- 8,9,10 and 12 Gears for trucks except Tuz 16 Actaeon (6 Gears)
- 6 gears for all Scouts except the Tuz-166, Yar 87 (4 gears) and the Ford F750 (5 gears)
- Damage and normal fuel consumption per gear changed
- Idle fuel and AWD modifier changed
- Gear ratios

- Smoother damping of all trucks and scouts
- Reduced damage thresholds
- Height fixes (rear and front axle)

- Center of gravity improved
- Realistic weights (or lets say as close as possible)
- Realistic tank sizes
- Tyre positions on the chassis (small fixes)
- High and low saddle now have the same position, except special trucks like the Longhorn 3194
- Spring and damping adjustments of some parts like cabins and chassis
- Increased responsiviness,
- Improved steer speed and backsteer speed
- Steering angle for trucks is 40 degrees, Scouts have 30 degrees
- Some trucks now have less options to change wheels in size and form (espacially old trucks)
- Added some new roof cranesockets for the Scouts to lift them with a crane
- Frame addon weights changed
- Reduced repair and fuel options of the maintainers and service addons, visually model now fits the repair options you have

Trailers and Cargo:
- Realistic weights of all cargos and trailers (some are reduced again...because it was undrivable)
- Trailers no more lean much to the sides, 1 degree is maximum now
- Trailers can now turn 360 degrees on the trucks sattles
- Better suspension (still need some work on some trailers)
- Fixed some attach points for winches on the front carts
- Fixed some wheel positions
- Front trailer carts can now turn 360 degree but wont turn back to their original position when you detach the trailer
- Prices are now doubled when you buy them in the shop

- Totally reworked friction of all wheels (to match the higher payloads)
- Prices are all doubled
- Swapped some meshes to change the look of the wheels
- All trucks with medium double wheels have different standard rims now

- All winches have improved length and strength values
- Prices are higher

Known Issues:
- You probably need to buy new tyres for your trucks because i changed them completely.
- Some front wheels on the trucks still wiggle a little bit when you drive fast into turns
- Navistar 5000 cant be tested...because i never preordered. So the values (suspensions ect) are guessed...

- Search the install path of your Snowrunner game
- Go to SnowRunner\en_us\preload\paks\client
- Copy and save your original "Intitial.pak" file and rename it !
- Open the "Initial.pak" file with WinRAR
- Drop the [media] directory into the "initial.pak" file
- Start the .... WAIT ! Read the Infos first ! ;)

!Additional Infos -- Important !!!
- When you wanna use a savegame with my files....please have in mind that you must buy new wheels for your trucks. Also there might be other bugs (i have none atm). I would recommend if you test my files first on the Testmaps in the game or you just start a new game with the mod.
- As i said before this mod is still WIP. So please have that always in mind !
- Don't use some part of the files alone, like the suspension files for example. it could cause in strange consquences. The files in this mod are coordinate to each other.


I hope some of you maybe like my mod. Please write a comment about suggestions and problem !! Feedback alway welcome !

Have fun ! =)





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slicer474 @bacajason

Love the mod. Only thing I would like yo see is more mud tire options for the american trucks. Not asking for Tayga tires just would like to have the comparable to the Russian trucks has far as being able to handle going thru the mud.

maxx2504 @maxx2504

Use the Medium Double tyres. I made mudtires out of them. Or do you mean the single tyres ?

cessna172p @cessna172p

Hola de nuevo, acabo de probar la version 0.5 y veo pocos cambios, no se si modificaste todas las caracteristicas de la version antaerior o solo algunas porque no se que cambiaste y que no cambiaste ya que en la description dice lo mismo, subiste la suspension de algunos scouts. solo que no se en que se diferencia de la version anterior

para mi sigue siendo un muy buen y gran trabajo

saludos amigo ...!!!

honza.blazek @honzablazek

Hey again,
some new feedback to latest version:
capacity of maintenance and service trailer is too low. Especially fuel compare to the new sizes of fuel tanks (you rather use track fuel tanks for refueling instead of trailer
there is no need to use service trailer now (maybe just for tires)
i was still able with stock truck and highway tires to find tayga and fix it. Almost impossilbe in vanila, but compare to previous version its now better. Keep it like that for next versions so there is more time for testing
winches are too strong, a bit cheating
car balance is better, more truck is now usable, suspension tuning is great
so keep up the good work ;)

honza.blazek @honzablazek

and one thing i really dislike is the removal of heavy_single from offroad trucks, especially if universal tires unlock on rank 9...

maxx2504 @maxx2504

Thanks for your feedback ! i will look what i can do. But for now i will take a little break

TursKia @turskia

Cargos feel like they are very very light (like if I am carrying nothing), is it normal ?

maxx2504 @maxx2504

Very very light ? Ok what situation we are talking about ? What trucks you using ? What cargo etc... i need more details...

RachelTGG @racheltgg

Hey Maxx, i dont think medium or heavy winches should be autonomous. You have to renember that autonomous winches are battery powered and because of that they can generate less power. If you really want to give them autonomous winches, they need to be the worse ones due that realistic limitation and only smaller trucks (like the new tuz and the russian one like it) should have imo.

maxx2504 @maxx2504

Beta v0.4 is now out ! Please read the Patchnotes. Have fun and thanks ! =)

cessna172p @cessna172p

Hola amigo, en lo personal empece una nueva partida con tu mod, no cambie nada y si cambia la jugabilidad de todo el juego, la camera me parece muy bien es otra experiencia de vision...senti que todo es mas lento ahora pero recordemos que no es un simulador de es para simular la vida real en ese aspecto el mod esta funcionando muy bien, ( es mas difícil ) con las configuraciones de los camiones .
Los camiones de reparacion siento que tienen muy pocos puntos de reparacion eso lo hace mas difícil aun, no se cuanto es lo estándar de reparación, y el steer speed a veces siento que esta muy rápido, en la vida real sera mas lento el giro del timón ? la idea seria crear un equilibrio entre realidad y evitar la desesperación en entregar una carga
siento que disfruto mas el juego y déjame darte las gracias por tomarte el tiempo de hacerlo el mod es un gran trabajo me parece genial

saludos ...!!!

maxx2504 @maxx2504

Hola amigo...i dont understand your language...ill try the translator :D Edit: Thanks for your post ! Feel free to give feedback every time =)

LKWWolf @lkwwolf

Hallo Maxx2504. Erstmal danke für deine Arbeit an diesem Mod hab Ihn selbst noch nicht ausprobiert/getestet hört sich aber alles soweit recht vielversprechend an. Wie gesagt zum Mod selbst kann Ich dir noch kein Feedback geben, aber vielleicht eine Idee zur Installation. Warum stellst du zum herunterladen nicht eine modifizierte "Intial.pak" bereit würde das Installieren vereinfachen, ich müsste meine Originale "Initial.pak" nur umbenennen und deine dann einfach in das selbe Verzeichnis reinkopieren. Ist nur ein Vorschlag und bedenke Ich hab keine Ahnung vom Moden, sofern diese Idee Absurd klingt.

maxx2504 @maxx2504

Hi ! Nein das klingt absolut nicht absurd. Mir gehts eher darum das die Leute sehen welche Dateien ich bearbeitet habe. Wenn du eine komplette "initial.pak" Datei zum Download bereitstellst, ist ja quasi alles drin. Mich persönlich hat es immer selber gestört, wenn ich eine komplette Initial.pak Datei hier runtergeladen hab und nie genau klar war welche Dateien nun geändert wurden. Ich kann allerdings auch Beides anbieten. Vielleicht wäre das besser. Das wäre ein Kompromiss :D

LKWWolf @lkwwolf

Wie gesagt ich hab da keine Ahnung von, also ist es mir schnuppe welche Dateien du da drin geändert hast, würde ich ja eh nicht verstehen oder wenn überhaupt nur auf der untersten Basis. Sicher es birgt Gefahren aber wenn Ich da nach gehe dürfte ich keine Mods mehr nutzen und das würde so manchem Spiel den Reiz rauben. Im Moment spiele ich das Spiel in Orginal, wenn Ich dann durch bin kommt ein komplettes Modspiel. :)
Kannst ja mal beides bereitstellen wenn es für dich keine Umstände macht vielleicht wäre das für mcattack666 wirklich die Lösung und für mich viel einfacher deine Mod zu nutzen. :)

mcattack666 @mcattack666

finde die Idee gut, vielleicht würde es dann auch bei mir laufen. hab bisher noch keine Lösung gefunden kamera Luftperspektive ( ist das so gewollt? ) und ich kein Fahrzeug spawnen kann ( Testmap)

maxx2504 @maxx2504

nein das ist so nicht gewollt. bei mir funktioniert alles wie es soll

maxx2504 @maxx2504

Hi all ! There will be a complete wheel friction revamp in the next update.

Agnolini @na2209271

Glad to read, the way it is now even with the truck fully loaded we can cross everything without problems, another thing, your suspensions adjustments are good, scouts feels way less bouncy (and some trucks too)

honza.blazek @honzablazek

Good to hear that. After more testing I got a feeling that Im cheating as the wheel traction was too high. Im just not sure that lowering traction will be enough as the changes in truck behavior are big and makes driving too easy (not suspension changes, changes in Body). Lowering torque was first step, balancing wheel friction can be second but the sweet spot is smaller compare to original game as the impact of wheelfriction is smaller. Just keep on working and you will get the balance ;)
(and please keept the detailed change log so I know what to test)