Farming Simulator 17 bugs: FPS rate drops, tractors stutter, and more

By: Madeleine Dean
3 minute read

Farming Simulator 17 recently received one major update, aimed at fixing a long list of issues. However, this update doesn’t fix all the game bugs, as there are plenty of potential issues gamers may encounter while playing Farming Simulator 17.

Farming Simulator 17 reported bugs


Random game crashes

Many gamers report that Farming Simulator 17 randomly crashes after hours of play, deleting their progress. Unfortunately, the auto-save option is only available when playing in multiplayer mode.

Game just crashed after hours of play. During this session I had collected all 100 golden nuggets, completed a handful of missions, done a full harvest, and purchased a bunch of new equipment. -_-


Silo won’t empty completely

Some gamers complain they can’t empty their silos completely: “anybody else having a problem emptying silo completly at the bga tried convayor and the bucket can’t get it to empty so it is useless any solutions thanks”.

Fortunately, one user found the solution to fix this bug. Follow the steps listed below to fix the silo bug:

  1. Go to C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\My Games\FarmingSimulator2017\savegame1
  2. You are going to edit the Vehicles .xml file
  3. Scroll down the list until you find the silo you wish to edit.
  4. Then edit the amount to zero.

Machinery get old too quickly

Many gamers complain that their machinery gets worn-out too quickly, forcing them to buy new equipment. Unfortunately, there is no option to turn off this feature, and prevent machinery from getting obsolete. Also, gamers believe that the machinery’s lifespan is calculated on real time hours, not in game hours. For the time being, this idea remains a simple hypothesis, but there are many players who are waiting for a clear answer to this question.

As we all know there is a weird system in the game that make machinery get old quick which mean extremely expensive to keep. Any ideas how to disable this? I see no setting for it ingame?


Tractor stutters

This bug is not caused by any FPS rate drop, it appears that the culprit is actually the latest patch: Farming Simulator 17 Update 1.2.1.  And this is not the only bug caused by this update. Xbox One players complain the update has completely messed up their controller settings.

What was fixed in the update… everything feels worse. […] What was actaully fixed?
For me now when manualy doing jobs and missions the tractors stutter it’s not a frame rate thing the tracter actually slows down 10km/h then speeds up again and repeats for almost the whole field …

Graphics glitches

Again, this problem appears to be caused by the latest update. Gamers report that vehicle frames can hardly be seen, and there is no sky texture.

I’ve seen a few posts where people are saying that graphically, vehicle frames only can be seen, and there is no sky texture (i.e. it’s black).
I have experienced this also, but only since the latest update.
The solution that worked for me is to remain on a “very high” overall graphic settings with the following alterations.
Max Shadow Lights: 3 (Down from 5)
Shader Quality: High (Down from very high)
Max Tire Tracks: 200 (Down from 400).


Other common bugs include the following:

  • Trees fall through the map (particularily the bigger ones)
  • The crane at the train station breaks, so the lifting mechanism is upside down
  • Stumpgrinder won’t grind certain stumps.

These are the most frequent Farming Simulator 17 issues reported by gamers. Hopefully, the game developers will release a new update in a few days’ time.

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