Enjoy being a farmer between 1950 and 1970 in the Agricultural Simulator – Historical Farming. The game takes you to the good old days and you will experience the charming farming of the 60's and 70's. Fans of nostalgia and history will be glad to work with original designed machines and to till a field with well known Old-timer Tractors.
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Release Date: May 25, 2012

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Enjoy being a farmer between 1950 and 1970 in the Agricultural Simulator – Historical Farming. The game takes you to the good old days and you will experience the charming farming of the 60's and 70's. Fans of nostalgia and history will be glad to work with original designed machines and to till a field with well known Old-timer Tractors. With the new feature – the dynamic ground Agrar Simulator – Historical Farming presents the first real furrows which will be left when working at the fields with strong machines. The furrows will have impact on the driving behavior of the tractors and guarantee pure realism. It is up to the player to decide in which region he would like to cultivate his farm. There are two amazing scenarios – idyllic highlands, valleys and woods in the alp-region or the fascinating Toscana region with measured climate.

Features

  • Experience the charming farming in between 1950 and 1970
  • Original drafted Old-timer tractors of well known brands like John Deere, Lanz Bulldog etc.
  • Pure Realism due to features like the dynamic ground with furrows.
  • Two different scenarios – Toskana and the northern Alp-Region.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / 7 / Vista / 8
    • Processor: 2,4 GHz Pentium or 100% compatible CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800GT, ATI Radeon HD 3650
    • Storage: 1300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / 7 / Vista / 8
    • Processor: 3,0 GHz Pentium or 100% compatible CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560, ATI Radeon HD 6970
    • Storage: 1300 MB available space
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49 of 54 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Wow, would you look at all the negative reviews. Does that scare you? It scared me.

I probably wouldn't have bought the game either, but I got it in a bundle with some other farm simulators. Despite my reluctance I decided to give it a test drive one day and see what all the hate was about.

Ten hours later I came to a conclusion and can now tell you what I think about this unusual game.

First of all, you have to be familiar with farming sims and understand how they are played. If you don't know how to operate the machinery then you are not going to have fun. That brings me to my second point: half of the reviews on here are from people who have absolutely no idea what to do and, instead of looking for help, they decided to nix the game altogether. The other half is from jokesters who jumped on the hate bandwagon because that is the popular thing to do nowdays.

If anyone with the least bit of interest in the subject would have taken the time to learn the game then I think they would have appreciated what the developers have almost succeeded in creating here. I say "almost" because I can admit that it is not a perfect game. Yes, it does have lots of bugs; and yes, it is slightly underdeveloped. But no way is it the unplayable disaster that the reviewers here would have you believe. I have played games far far worse than this one.

It helps to have some prior experience with farming, but the game itself is quite easy to learn. I have a rudimentary knowlege of the subject and still didn't know what to do. I found the tutorial videos from the main menu but they would not play. However, with a little bit of digging you can find the videos in the game's main folder and watch them from there. You can even read the subtitle files that accompanied the videos with insightful tips. Reading and watching those made the game so much more easier to understand and I have been having fun playing it ever since.

My gameplay experience so far has ranged from average to great. It is a small game without a lot of replayability; so I can't see myself spending any more than 25 - 30 hours on it. But I am enjoying the game for what it is. It's a farm sim set in an historical period; and it's not trying to be anything more than that. The sooner you can accept that the less disappointed you will be.

Maybe I am a bit biased for having such a strong interest in antiquated farming. I've tried recreating the same time period on the more popular farming games without success. Their antique tractors were nice, but in the end all it is is modern farming using old machines. But this game is so much more detailed. You actually have to connect implements by hand and get off your tractor each time you want to lower the seeder for planting. And the plowing itself is the most real I've ever seen in a farm sim. Instead of having ready-made fields for you to plow, you have to decide where you want to grow and start digging up the green. I spent hours on my first day outlining a field in my backyard and plowing a sizable portion of the yard. After cultivating, fertilizing and planting I'm now waiting for my first crops to show.

This game also features the most animal interaction I've ever seen. You have to keep them stocked up on hay and grass. The bales can be stored in the barn loft and, just like any farmer, they must be thrown down to the bottom floor and placed in designated locations. Milk and eggs can also be collected and sold at the local market. Unfortunately the animals do not move much, but you can walk them to places you want them to be. You can also breed them for their offspring and sell your old animals. And make sure you don't scare the chickens too far away or they may die of starvation.

The machine models, I think, are some of the best-looking in a game like this. They all look beautiful and shiny and historically accurate. There are a few different tractors you can purchase, including a John Deere model; not sure how they were able to acquire that license. The implements are varied and also look good. Antique plows, cultivators, seeders, balers, wagons and more have been perfectly modeled. Even the harvester is one of the old ones that is pulled behind the tractor; something I haven't been able to find in any other game.

I plan to spend more time on this game because I am actually enjoying it. However I do wish they would patch it with fixes and added incentives. There is a gas station in the game, but you never run out of gas. Was this a planned but cancelled feature? Also you can sell logs, but no way to chop down trees? That's disappointing when you realize that the game could have been so much better with a little bit more work. But, still, it is not a terrible game.

So far I have experienced no game-breaking bugs. There was an incident in which all of my animals disappeared, but I reloaded an older save and they returned. Some times the game does lock up when launching, but closing and relaunching usually helps. There are some minor physics issues, but the solution to that is don't do stupid stuff. This is not an FPS. Treat it with a little bit of delicacy. Why would you be doing silly stunts when you should be farming? The only real annoying thing that occured was when one of my pigs and dog became stuck and I couldn't move them. I drove the tractor through them and they returned to normal. Sometimes it's the simplest solutions that save the day.

Even though I wish more work could have been done, I am still happy to have discovered this fascinating game. I would like others to enjoy it too, but I guess you can't please everyone.
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82 of 115 people (71%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2014
AS REAL AS IT GETS!

The fairy Deer run through ground.
The flapping chickens can teleport through walls.
They even implemented real life health issues, all my pigs have seizures.
Lady's of the night sell you farming materials.
The most realistic water I've ever seen in a game

This is amazing

Watch me play it if you like
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6j5lxFE-KU&list=UUf2ocK7dG_WFUgtDtrKR4rw&feature=c4-overview
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77 of 108 people (71%) found this review helpful
71 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2014
i started the game and a dog spawned next to me. it made tractor sounds.

3/10
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83 of 120 people (69%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2013
AgriBUGutral Simulator Historical Crashing

The gamemodes are as follows
-See how long you can go before crashing
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53 of 71 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
The game runsh smooth only on lowest video settings. The game controls are the worst I have ever seen. This is a nightmare. Go and grab Farming Simulator instead.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
There will be no usual prolonged review. This piece of code doesn't worth it.
Simply don't buy it, and if you did (probably via some bundle) - just don't try to start it.

This project, in theory, had some pro points - like quite a complex assembly of farmer's tools, and some game engine that was almost working to portray some of farmer's activities... Well, the list of cons is bigger, and, just to start, you'll not get it to launch right from the box. You'll need to search for tweaks and fixes, or the game will be crushing right away! But even if you'll make it past this starting point, the crushes will be following you anywhere you'll go.

Honestly, I've spent about 3 hours trying to start it, and after that - I was done with the gameplay in 15 minutes. So, as a final: I'd rather go and start digging and planting stuff myself, than play this thing any longer.

Let us finish on this: this game is a bad charm which you can't just throw away once you've picked it up. So, just don't touch it. Let it be just +1 game in your pocket. It's best suited that way. Just Don't Start It. Okay?
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36 of 56 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
the tutorials don't even work what a pos looks good plays awful
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
If you get this game you have to be prepared to overlook the bugs and issues that are almost certain to crop up. Despite this, it is nicely detailed with some good quality machinery models and some accurate history behind them. The game can get boring at points but overall is quite satisfying to play. For those of you who are familiar with Farming Simulator, this game has more manual labour involved in farming but is less of a game. A nice alternative to relax a bit and farm!
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2014
It's pretty bad when the tutorial section of the game seems to offer less functionality or information than the game itself...which also offers absolute zero information about what to do or how to do it. Given that I am not a farmer, this icomplete absence of direction is indeed how I would imagine it would feel like to suddenly wake up on a farm with chickens running hither and dither,

Thanks Humble. Despite the extreme confusion, some portion of my $6 was worth the 15 minutes trying to understand just whatever this game is.
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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2015
Game does not start. CTD. Steam obviously does not any quality control which I am very dissapointed about. How can they sell a game which doesn't work? Gaben pls
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0.5 hrs
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0.2 hrs
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Cringerob Hexagon Underware
11.6 hrs
Posted: August 3
No, no, this game is not good in anyway, first, the graphics are not great, the controls dont control well. and its almost impossible to find your way around. not, its not my desicion to tell you what to do with your money, but i will this time, go and get a better game, its not worth the money.
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Nyoobu 💕
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 3
Table of Contents:
- Foreword
- Graphics
- Gameplay
- Sounds
- Controls
- Quality
- Overall Experience


-Foreword
So, this Review basically is a modified copy paste of the "Agricultural Simulator 2013 Steam Edition" one, since the game is just the same. A simple copy paste of the original game just with some fixes.

-Graphics
The textures themself were not too bad but required you to be in a range of 30m to even really see them. For example grass, road, tree's. Got fixed in the Historical Version.
Btw. the field of view is like 50-60, which is insanely close and feels like sh!t too.
I really liked the textures and graphics. The Level Design was insanely well. It felt soo great.
Well, that doesnt help the game though.

-Gameplay
The gameplay is pretty bad. I've not played much because my tractor instantly fell over.
There was no way to flip it up again, so i was basically ♥♥♥♥ed. To get into the tractor you press leftclick on that little thing that pops up, to get out you press y, whyever...
There are like no GUI's, no HUD, if you aim on something like wood there are some little icons popping up which you can click on. I'm personally not a fan of that, but it obviously increases gameplay.
Also the game gives you NO information on how to play at all. It doesnt tell you what to do.
I was just there. Doing nothing because i didnt know what to. I like the graphics though x3

-Sounds
Well, the music was pretty decent. Not Simulator-like music. Well, its not really the type of music i enjoy though. Kinda reminded me of the game "Barney" (where you play that cow, i loved it x3).
I didnt really listen to the other sounds, if they were bad i'd have noticed though.
I just noticed that the tractor didnt have a motor sound when i got in first, when i got out and in again it worked though.

-Controls
The controls are pretty weird. There are like no GUI's, no HUD, if you aim on something like wood there are some little icons popping up which you can click on. I'm personally not a fan of that, but it obviously increases gameplay. (Sry for copy pasta)

-Quality
The overall quality is pretty bad. The game feels insanely unpolished.
Like in every UIG Game, it changes the OS-Resolution, even though it's autodetecting stuff to set your video options before starting. Well...
The FOV is 50-60 as i said, im not a fan of it.
Road only laods when you're in the range of ~30m, otherwise its insanely bugged. Grass does only load in a range of like 10m. Got fixed in this version.
There is no HUD or anything, you just get extra menu's by holding TAB, C or other stuff which were pretty confusing.
There is no way to flip your tractor, mine's fallen over like 5 minutes after i got into the game. RIP me.

-Overall Experience
Defiently one of the worst faming simulator games out there.
There are so many games which are much better and more enjoyable.
I would definetly not recommend the game to anyone.
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ZenZone1
8.6 hrs
Posted: July 30
TL;DR

Pros
  • Complex, in-depth simulation; more detailed than any truck simulator. Complexity stems from scope and detail of farming operations rather than a huge exploratory world.
  • Historical environment.
  • Detailed objects.

Cons
  • Glitchy and buggy gameplay but then tractors do look kinda like buggies.
  • No updates or patches; support links in the manual lead to blank webpages.
  • Graphics options aren't always saved.

End Of TL;DR Read on if you want to know more.

Efficient Graphics Engine
Runs better than Professional Farming Simulator 2014 Platinum Edition and Farming Machines Championship 2014. Plethora of in-game graphics options compared to the above mentioned 2 other farm sims.

Dunno why it runs in Windows XP compatibilty mode by default and i can't change it.
Update 2016-Aug-01
Found out that compatibility mode is set if launched from Steam's Play button. After changing compatibility mode, create a desktop shortcut and run from there.

Appeared to have some glitches but nothing game breaking yet. One glitch suddenly caused my first tractor to spawn a clone and they appeared intersected, like deformed twins at birth. Managed to separate them though. A good bug? Maybe i can sell the other one ha!

Update 2016-Aug-02
Cloned tractor vanish as soon as i reloaded the game so no chance to sell it. Other glitches like hens running through walls are true or run into the ground or stuck in 3D mesh are not game breaking; they eventually come out or free themselves, might need a little push or pull to rectify the situation though. It's still playable so far.
End of update 2016-Aug-02

Graphic and music qualities are excellent. Musical themes add to the historical atmosphere of the game.

Complex In-depth Simulation
Gameplay wise, still trying to figure out how it all works. No in-game tutorial to help you along, only videos, html manual in the game folder and a pdf manual in Steam library. Steep learning curve; very detailed farming simulation. Farm buildings can be entered and objects within them can be interacted with.

Manual Object Handling
Lots of things have to be done manually. Object handling and interactions is essential. This aspect of gameplay adds realism of actually being in the farm. Almost like being in a farming RPG.

Sidenote
I suppose in keeping with the historical nature of it all, there's no in-game tutorial like in the good old days and so we have to RTFM! Steep learning curve - too steep for some? Some people can't be bothered to read and so couldn't figure out how to get out of the tractor! WTF! and so they think it's a bug?!

Maybe there'll be more updates to this review as i get to know the game better. As of now it's a 6/10
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Maikalele
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 30
fun
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Hard Frequency
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 28
NO NO NO NO NO GOD PLEASE NOOOOOOOOOOOO

DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!

IT DOESN'T WANT TO START ON WINDOWS 8.1 x64!!!! DO NOT BE AN IDIOT LIKE ME, I SPENT MY MONEY ON THIS PIECE OF ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥ AND IT DOESN'T EVEN WANTS TO START!!! I HAD TROUBLES WITH THIS COMPANY's GAMES BEFORE, BUT I NEVER TAUGHT THEY COULD MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THIS!

♥♥♥♥ YOU!!! ♥♥♥♥ YOU DEVELOPERS, IF YOU ARE READING THIS, ♥♥♥♥ YOU!!!!!!
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