Today we want to talk about the most popular mod – “Courseplay”. Why it is so popular and what is the purpose of this mod. We will try to answer these questions.
What is Courseplay?
This is a mod for FS21 and older versions. It allows possessing many various vehicles driving around autonomously and automatically, have them do field work, unload combines, drive fruit to sell points, fill a bunker or a trailer with a shovel and far more. Some players call AI, but there is one difference. You can’t control AI traffic, but vehicles that work automatically by Courseplay you can control.
How does it work?
Very simple to make a vehicle to work automatically. Just choose a tractor, truck or harvester. Drive it to a field in which do you want to work (recommended). Then click the right mouse button and open Courseplay settings. Here you will see a lot of settings, but don’t worry, you don’t need to change every setting to work Courseplay properly.
There are settings like pathfinding, refill fuel, select field, return to the first point and much more. The most important setting is the Field edge path. With this setting, you must select the field where your tractor or another vehicle will work. You can drive your vehicle to a selected field. Or if you want you can activate Pathfinding and the vehicle will find a way to field automatically. Sometimes tractor stucks when trying to find a path to the work area.
Another really important setting is working width. If you like realism, we recommend adjusting the working width of Courseplay equal to the attached implement (cultivator, plow, seeder or another tool). So if your cultivator working width is 4 meters, adjust in Courseplay also 4 meters. You can check the working width in your garage or game store.
Also, you can choose the starting location and direction. In the starting location, you must to set direction by map, for example, South-East. Starting direction you can set to automatically.
If you like play always in the same map we recommend to save your courses. It will be much easier to work in the same fields with another tractor or harvester.
If you want to make tractor working with few attachments, like grass mower in front and in the back. Then no problem with Courseplay mod. With this mod, you can set a few attachments for one vehicle.
Courseplay in FS21
So this mod can make your game a robotic world, where tractors, harvesters, trucks drive themselves and you just watching and control it. Courseplay is a very nice mod if you want to skip boring works, like large field cultivating. Some FS fans expect to get Courseplay included in the default game. This mod is very nice, but also has a lot of troubles. Sometimes vehicles stuck or not work properly. So if it would be included in the default Farming Simulator 21, it would be much better for FS players.