Farming Simulator 2015 (FS 2015) was released on October 30, 2014, on PC and Mac. It was almost six months later that the game was released on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The game has two names:
- In German-speaking countries: Landwirtschafts-Simulator 2015 (LS 2015.)
- And in the rest of the world: Farming Simulator 2015.
Giants official Modhub wasn’t quite as populated as it is now. The FS 2015 section of the Modhub has around 270 mods, while the FS 17 section has about 1,200 mods. That’s quite a difference, right?
Back in the heydays of Farming Simulator 2015, it was sites like FS-UK.com (doesn’t exist anymore) and Modhoster.com/Modhoster.de that used to be the go-to sites for mods. Note that mods were only available on computers back then.
Modhoster was the most popular mod site. It hosted more than 6,500 addons for the game. The biggest category was the maps section. There were, and still are, more than 800 maps available on the site. But none of them have made it to the top 10 most downloaded mods.
Here are the Top 10 downloaded FS2015 mods from Modhoster:
This addon made the game vehicles more realistic. Among other stuff, it added options to choose between 2WD and 4WD driving. It also added manual reverse to most vehicles.
With this addon, it’s possible to add more crops to the maps, other than the vanilla crops that came with the game.
Do you play FS19? Do you know the GlobalCompany mod? The UniversalProcessKit (UPK) addon did much of the same that GC does now, making it possible for modders to add functions to buildings.
4. Chopped Straw
This script had to be implemented into the map. When activated, simulated cut straw lying on the ground after threshing the crops, when swath creation was disabled.
Coureseplay was also one of the most popular mods in Farming Simulator 2015. Then, like now, it helped to automate much of the farming chores.
The AutoCombine mods for FS 15 added more functionality to the game’s AI system. It was particularly helpful when harvesting a field. Where standard AI workers barely managed to go up and down a field, the AC addon made them harvest in circles, around the fields, for example.
7. Claas Xerion 4500
The first vehicle mod on the list is the Claas Xerion 4500 tractor, made by Smety. Smety is still making fantastic Farming Simulator mods. His monster Class tractor is now considered an FS classic.
8. Krone BigX 1100 BeastPack
Bullgore’s excellent Krone pack is the eight most downloaded mod from Modhoster. It included machinery like the Krone BigX 1100 forage harvester and a Man TGS 18.540 8×8 truck with a Bergmann forage box. The pack also contained the magnificent Krone Cargo trailers.
9. Placeable Heaps
FS17 introduced the “Tip Anywhere” system. In Farming Simulator 2015, you had to use the Placeable Heaps addon to create temporary heaps of crops around the map, outside the silos, and the selling points.
10. Animation Map Trigger
This addon had to be built into the maps or the buildings using them. In short, it made it possible to open and close doors and gates, things we take for granted in newer versions of the game.