BulletBill Will Release the Western Shore Map for FS17

Sorry, FS19 fans…

BulletBill is to many the closest you’ll get to a legendary Farming Simulator map maker. Maps like Lone Oak Farm, The West Coast, and Coldborough Park Farm are still enjoying praise as some of the best mod maps in the history of Farming Simulator games.

Unfortunately, something happened around the release of Farming Simulator 19. BulletBill was not at all happy with the changes Giants Software had made to the game engine. How it treated ground textures was just one of many reasons why BulletBill didn’t like what he saw. He was very vocal with his frustrations, concluding he would not be making maps for the new game.

Still Mapping

A lot of BulletBill’s fans were afraid his discord with Giants and FS19 would spell the end of new mods and maps coming from his computer. But he hasn’t stopped modding. Now and then, images of a new map have surfaced on his Facebook page. And recently, he made an announcement that excited his followers. BulletBill will be releasing the map he has worked on to the public.

The map, named “The Western Shore,” is fictional. It’s not based on an actual location, although it’s easy to see how a British landscape inspires it. The new map is a joint project between BulletBill and other well-known modders, like Ian898 and LoneWolfFD. Here’s the PDA map:

Not for FS19

The Western Shore map has features that differ from the default Farming Simulator games. For example, it uses a script called SkySwap, made by the very talented Akuenzi. The script chooses new sky textures automatically for sunrise, daytime, sunset, and night. It does so every day. A new day means a new set of textures, picked by SkySwap.

The bad news for Farming Simulator 19 players is that BulletBill won’t release the map for FS19 (his objection against the game is still strong.) Instead, the Western Shore will release exclusively on FS 17. So, if you want this map when it releases, you have to brush the dust off that older game folder you probably thought you wouldn’t touch again. If you don’t own FS17 yet, you should consider getting it. Judging from the images, BulletBill has shared of the map so far; it will be worth it.

The Western Shore on consoles? Not likely. Giants has stopped adding console mods to the Farming Simulator 17 modhub.

Here’s one of the first videos showcasing the map, made by Atomic67 G:

Beautiful, isn’t it?

No Release Date

There’s no release date yet. But keep an eye for it on BulletBill’s Facebook page. There, you can also read about the FS17 mods he has released recently on Simplysafemods.com, which is an exciting project by GrizzlyBearSims (aka Jerry.)

Credits all images on this page: BulletBill on Facebook.

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