If you’ve ever done any fieldwork in Farming Simulator 22 (FS22), you probably know how important it is to drive in straight lines.
The Guidance Steering mod for Farming Simulator 22 (FS22) makes keeping those lines straight so much easier.
On this page, I’ll tell you where to download the FS22 Guidance Steering mod. You’ll also find a guide on how to use it below.
Quick Start Guide
Are you in a hurry? Use this quick start guide to get going immediately with Guidance Steering in FS22:
- Equip your vehicle with GPS – Buy it in the shop.
- Enable Guidance Steering – Press Alt + C to enable it.
- Open the main menu – Press Ctrl + S. Stay on the first page.
- Set the width of your tool – Click the AUTO WIDTH BUTTON.
- Now, open page 2 of the main menu.
- Set Line Method – Under Line Method, choose A+Heading followed by SET A.
- Enter an Angle – Enter your desired driving angle, then press Enter.
- Lock on to the route – Press Alt + X to lock your vehicle onto the route.
And you’re good to go. I’ve written a more thorough guide below.
What is Guidance Steering for FS22?
Guidance Steering for FS22 is a script mod available to players on PCs and Macs. The mod simulates a GPS-based guidance steering system, or automated steering if you like, used by real-world farmers.
At the core, the mod assists you in keeping your vehicle driving in a perfectly straight line, following routes you create. It’s like having an autopilot. This is particularly helpful when you’re doing fieldwork, like plowing, sowing, and harvesting, for example.
The mod comes with a separate graphical user interface (GUI) and several preprogrammed input bindings for your keyboard (see below.)
Official Download Site
You should only download the Guidance Steering mod from the in-game modhub or the online version of it. If you download the mod from other sites, your computer might be infected with viruses, malware, or adware.
It’s also possible that the mod won’t work when getting it from unauthorized sources.
Another option is to get it from Wopster’s GitHub page. He may let you download test versions of future updates before sending them to Giants Software.
How to Use Guidance Steering in FS22
The Guidance Steering mod for FS22 is relatively easy to use once you get the hang of it. Here’s my quick tutorial on how to get started.
First of all, make sure that you’ve downloaded the mod to your FS22 mods folder. Also, remember to activate it when you launch your game save.
Buy GPS in the Shop
Guidance steering isn’t available out of the box. You have to buy it for each vehicle you want to use it with. It costs 15,000 for each vehicle.
- All vehicles have a GPS option in the shop.
- You can also install guidance steering in vehicles you already own. Just customize them in a workshop.
You have successfully installed guidance steering once you see three new icons above the gear symbols in the lower right corner. The icons are a steering wheel, a satellite, and three lines with an arrow.
How to Open the Menu (GUI)
As soon as you have installed guidance steering in your vehicle, you’re ready to use it. Here’s how you open the menu.
1. Press Alt + C to turn on guidance steering. The lines and arrow icon and satellite icon get highlighted once guidance steering is active. (Guidance steering is turned off by default when you buy it.)
2. Next step: Press Ctrl + S to open the menu. Remember that you can’t access the menu if guidance steering is turned off.
The Menu Options
The guidance steering menu in FS22 has several options spread over two pages. Let’s start with the General Settings on page 1:
Page 1 Settings
- Enable guidance steering – Activates or disables the automated steering. See below for the keyboard shortcut.
- Show lines – Tells the mod to display or hide the lines created by the route you’ve made.
- Line offset – The vertical position of the guide lines above the ground.
- Snap terrain angle – Off: Creates a route at the exact angle your vehicle is pointing. On: The route creator uses the closest base game angle relative to where your vehicle is pointing.
- Offset reversal – If you choose On, the offset you set under point 7 below inverts automatically when you turn. This is useful when using plows that you turn for each direction change, for example.
- This is where you control the width of the equipment you’re using. The mod will try to determine the width automatically. Here, you can adjust the values manually.
- The mod also tries to calculate the offset values automatically if there are any. Here, you can tweak them manually.
There are more options available under General Settings. Just scroll down to get to them:
- Headland mode – Off: The vehicle keeps driving past the field edge unless you stop it manually. On: The vehicle stops on the field edge.
- Headland act distance – The number of meters ahead of the field’s edge, where the mod will play a warning sound (two beeps.) You can enter any number you want.
Page 2 Settings
Page 2 of the Guidance Steering main menu creates routes and saves them.
- Line Strategy – Doesn’t seem to have a function right now.
- Line method – You choose which method to create a route.
We’ll come back to how you create routes soon. I just want to point out that you can use the page 2 menu to make your courses. However, it’s a lot easier to use keyboard shortcuts.
The rest of the page lets you save the route you’ve created. You can also click on the pencil icon to edit the route’s name.
One handy feature is the Save track to farm option. If you turn this on, the route will be accessible for all vehicles belonging to the same farm as the one you used to create the route.
How to Create a Route
Now, let’s get into the meat of the Guidance Steering mod, shall we? Let’s use it to create a route for our Claas tractor.
You have two options. The first one is the most labor-intensive. Note that I’ll be using keyboard shortcuts instead of going in and out of the main menu.
The first thing you want to do is go to the main menu to check that your tool’s working width and offset values are correct.
1. Line up your vehicle where you want to start the route, then press Alt + E to set the start point. Note that the start point is visualized by the letter A.
2. Drive a minimum of 15 meters from the starting point (A) in the direction you want to go. Now, press Alt + E again to create point B. Note that you won’t see the letter B. Instead, you’ll see the lines of the route you’ve just created.
3. Now, all you have to do is reverse back and press Alt + X to lock on to the route and start driving. The middle white line turns green when you’re locked on.
4. What about turning? Just press Alt + X again to cancel the lock, or just start turning. The mod will display the neighboring lines automatically.
Just a word of advice: The Snap terrain angle is crucial when you create your routes.
- If it’s turned off, you must be very precise when setting point B.
- However, if it’s turned on, you have a bit more wiggle room.
Creating a Route – Option 2
There is an easier way to create routes in the Guidance Steering mod. All it requires is that you know in which direction you want to go.
1. Drive your vehicle to your desired starting position.
2. Open the Guidance Steering menu and choose page 2.
3. Under Line Method, choose A+Heading instead of A+B, then press SET A.
4. Now enter the angle you want to drive in, for instance, 90, followed by Enter.
Finally, when you escape out of the main menu, you’ll see a route with a heading of 90°. And no, it doesn’t matter in what direction your vehicle points.
The most important features of the Guidance Steering mod are available as keyboard shortcuts. Here they are:
- Alt + C: Turns the mod on or off.
- Ctrl + S: Opens the main menu.
- Alt + E: Sets the guidance points. You can also use it to delete a route.
- Alt + R: Calculates the working width of your tool automatically.
- Alt + X: Locks and unlocks your vehicle to the route.
- Alt + – / Alt + +: Decreases and increases the route’s width.
- Alt + Page up / Alt + Page down: Moves the route left or right.
- Alt + Home, followed by Alt + Page up / Alt + Page down: Realigns the route.
- Alt + End: Rotates the route by 90°.
- Alt + L: Toggles the visibility of the lines.
Have you come across errors or mistakes in this guide? Use the contact page to let me know.