Western Star 49XS (Super)
Concept: A Western Star 49X with more bed options and better off-road performance.
What this mod does:
- Adds several truck bed options and combinations including rear mounted cranes, small boxbed and flatbed, small maintainer, kung, and the standard beds.
- XML naming updates only. No gameplay changes.
- engines: refined for gameplay feel. WIP
- gearbox: refined one set for gameplay. WIP "WS 49XS Special"
- suspension: refined for gameplay. Now limited to two (Active and Heavy). Active is low-high. Heavy is for heavy loads like Long Logs.
- LogLift: unblocked for combination with log carrier. (an oops corrected).
-Coming Soon: two additional gearboxes. Specialized HIGH and LOW range variants will replace the experimentals.
- added three new gearbox variants. "Experimental"
- added a small amount of all-steer and castor angle to improve cornering.
- added weighted bumper for especially heavy loads
- added cabin protector
Version 3.0 (NOTE** REQUIRES REBUY)
- replaced up/down middle axle with standard axle to allow for more suspension options instead of the raised middle wheel.
- suspension options for Low, High, Active (HiLo), and Heavy-Haul.
- re-enabled diff lock to accommodate third axle. Otherwise turning was not so great.
- engines. Similar options but very different in the backend.
- engine performance tuning. Lowered torque and raised acceleration a small bit. Subjective but trying to find a sweet spot.
- tires reworked. Mainly backend stuff. Options should be similar. Double only.
- Coming Soon: weighted bumper, bed options refinement.
- crane strength increased. (will be balanced later)
- added gearbox options for "optimized" and "realistic". So if you don't like the realistic versions you can choose.
- replaced gearboxes with "realistic" versions. Inspired by and settings borrowed from eclipse538's mod Realistic Transmissions.
- fixed diff-lock. May have to rebuy to enable.
- added winches. Longer and stronger.
- permanent diff-lock.
- adjusted most wheels for better traction on asphalt.