The ITALIA EMILIA Extension map is the result of almost three years of work. The first part was released in 28/03/2021 for Farming Simulator 19, and now the map has been expanded for Farming Simutator 22 with this new version.
This project required a vast amount of work (almost 1500 hours in total) as we wanted to challenge ourselves to design every building and every detail from scratch – every street, every railway, every building, and every fence is custom made in-house. The goal was to give to the player a completely new game experience, both in terms of graphics and (as we can see later) gameplay.
As with any good game map, there is a back story for every player to choose, and Italia Emilia is no exception. We wanted to create an infinite number of branches for the player to take to create a story which is both engaging, but infinitely unique. The map centres heavily around a “career”, and how that intertwines within the map’s buildings, farms, animal husbandries, and other interactive objects.
As an example, the player wishes to start a save game without any funds and without farmland. After completing just a few missions, the player will be able to buy ‘Deposito Ferroviario’ (Railway Depot) for €8,000, or go bigger with Capanno Nuovo (New Sheds) farm for €19,000 with the bare-necessities for gameplay – a couple of sheds, a small grain silo, a sleep trigger, and a few smaller details which are useful to the player.
With this, the story begins. The player progresses, earns money, and buys more land, more buildings, and invests in warehouses, factories, and opens the door to animal husbandry. All of this whilst watching the financial situation, making wise investments to generate maximum income.
For the player who wants a headstart, your career begins are Masseria Azzurra (Azure Farmhouse), one of the smaller and easier farms to manage with just a chicken coop to pave the way into animal husbandry; work begins here. Buy up animal husbandries, buy into silage trenches and huts, and expand, and climb into new territory! The climb is not only metaphorical, but is a very real reminder that the climb to the goal reaching the farm at the top of the highest point of the map has started – the climb to Masseria Italia (Italia Farmhouse). This elaborate farm is home to pastures for every type of animal, 2.5Ha of included farmland, 5Ha of custom made, entirely reworked vineyards, and a wine cellar to turn your grapes into the finest wines at the cost of over €5.2 million!
So again, the goal of Italia Emilia Extension was to give to the player a completely new game experience. Following the Italian-style, and following the infinitely varied avenues, Italia Emilia Extension allows its players to use their imagination and write their own story of creating a successful farm!
FIX v188.8.131.52 (new savegame required)
added sheep milk production
added sheep cheese production
added automatic bale and barrel storage (a huge thank you to Razak for this)
improved realism of hen husbandry (a huge thank you to Farmer Andy for this)
improved realism of vineyards with new stages and dedicated tools (a huge thank you to SMI for this)
various performance and graphical improvements
FIX 11/07/22 ver. 184.108.40.206
Trigger visit Masseria Azzurra
Trigger wardrobe Masseria Azzurra
Snow removed from under covered areas
Added some collisions
Various graphic improvements
ATTENTION: In order for the ITALIA map to work correctly, make sure you also have these mods:
Fiat X70 Series
New Holland TX 32
FS22_Crane_ITALIA_Emilia_Ext (In download section)
FS22_Chipper_ITALIA_Emilia_Ext (In download section)
FS22_BaleStorage_Italia (In download section)
Just as amazing as it was in FS19 – it’s a piece of art. Truly a masterpiece with a vivid atmosphere!
Sad that some content creators have such a stupid map-rating mechanism that would leave this map with 2.5 stars, but then again; when you get so far ahead of yourself, you can’t tell the difference with the taste of your own crap
Yes a stunning, immersive and original map. Not a rehash of off the existing fs22 buildings and assets that 95% of all the other maps are. They tend to all feel and look like variations of each other.
As for the 2.5 star review I agree his rating method is “very tick a box” and flawed. Gives no points for originally, authenticity, immersion and X-factor.
Nice map indeed! Good textures, All looks awsome… there is for me only one ‘but’,.. i tried 2 contracts (making bales, bring them to the BGA Italia. On the Map there is the ‘!’ (dropzone/destination) visible. But in the game, arriving at the BGA, no dropzone is visible… The normal BGA ‘!’s (blue visible) are there but they don’t accept the bales for some reason? The Dropzone is there where the tool (in blue) is visible… but again, pressing ‘R’ there brings me to the ‘buy-menu’… I did the contracts with borrowed items….
Further,… cudos for this nice map!
found the droppoint.. only needed a telehandler to put the bales in it :D.. just bought one.
O jogo quando está a carregar mapa a 68% vai abaixo. 😭
This is the forever map you’ve searched for the last two years! Its not just a FS map its a self contained world unto itself. Spent an entire day just exploring all the unique hand made buildings and areas. One of a kind masterpiece!