Farming Simulator 19 is now available in the Epic Games Store, and not only that: You can download the game and play it for free. The period, when you can get the game without paying, ends on February 6th, 2020.
It’s the base game version that’s available for free.
You can already buy the FS19 DLCs. The Platinum Expansion, John Deere Cotton DLC, and the Anderson Group equipment pack are accessible in the Epic store, as long as you pay for them.
Mods on Epic Games Launcher?
Yes, it’s possible to use FS19 mods with Farming Simulator 19 bought through the Epic Games Store. Giant’s official Modhub is included with the game, of course.
You can also install mods manually via your computer’s file explorer. When installing Farming Simulator 19 from the Epic Game Launcher, it will create a file directory similar to what Steam installments do.
How to Install Mods
Have you downloaded Farming Simulator 19 from the Epic Games Store? This is how you install a mod manually, outside the official Modhub.
1. Download the mod file to your computer.
Most mods come as zipped files. You don’t have to do anything to them other than to get them to your hard drive.
2. Locate the games’ main folder.
Open a file explorer. Usually, you’ll find the FS19 main folder here:
C:\Users\[YOUR NAME]\Documents\My Games\FarmingSimulator2019
3. Look for the “mods” folder.
Inside the “FarmingSimulator2019” folder, there should be another folder called “mods.” Drop the zipped mod file into it.
That’s all you have to do. Now, start your game and remember to check the mod’s box in the mods window when you start a new game. This activates the addon.
Where to Find Mods
The best place to start looking for mods is Giants Software’s Modhub. The addons you’ll find over there, are greenlighted by the developer’s Q&A team. You can also browse my collection of tried and tested Farming Simulator 19 mods (click here.)
After that, visit the Yesmods FS19 resources page. It includes links to other mod sites and Facebook pages where you’ll find many gems.
Sidenote: Epic Games is currently working on global mod support for the games offered in its store, much like the Steam Workshop. It will be interesting to see if this will include Farming Simulator 19 mods, one way or another.