Today, many games of various genres have niche photography modes – it’s quickly becoming an industry staple. Especially those that like to animate their graphic fidelity such as Microsoft Flight Simulator and Forza Horizon 5 – there’s an entire community that has spawned around sharing screenshots from such titles. That being said, Farming Simulator 22 also has a lot going for it in its graphics department, however, it lacks a proper photo mode. Or rather, it lacks one of the face.
With just a little tinkering with some game settings, you too can start creating a storm in this detailed world. Better yet, when you change a setting once, you’ll be able to continue from then on. That said, if you’re visiting hoping to do this on a console build of the game, it sadly won’t work as it involves changing a line in one of the settings files. set of sim to remove HUD.
Turn on the developer console
- Accessing the file in question is very easy. After inserting the sim, it will create a subfolder in your Documents (aka My Documents) folder, located in another folder called My Games. So the file path should look like this: C:Users[YOURUSERNAME]DocumentsMy GamesFarmingSimulator2022.
- Once there, look for a file named game.xml. You can use Notepad (or WordPad) to open and edit this file.
- (Right click -> Open With -> Notepad. If you don’t see it, select “Choose another program” and then scroll down the list until you see Notepad).
- Once the game.xml file is opened, look for the line that says
. Change “false” to “true”. It will look like this:
- Save the file by pressing Ctrl + S or by clicking “File” and then “Save” in the top left.
- With the XML file saved, open Farming Simulator 22 and load into your save game.
Visit the in-game developer console to remove the HUD
- Once inside the game, just press the tilde (~) key on your keyboard. This will bring up the developer menu that we enabled earlier.
- In the developer menu, press the TAB key repeatedly until you get to the line that says “gsHudVisibility”. Alternatively, you can simply type it in anytime you want to trigger the command (a lot faster). After entering the command, just press Enter on your keyboard. You should see an activation message appear and then the HUD will disappear:
- With the HUD now removed, press the tilde key to exit the developer console again. Then your screen will be completely clean and ready to take pictures!
Tips for taking quick photos in Farming Simulator 22, eh, “photo mode”
Since all we have done so far is disable the HUD for this temporary Farming Simulator 22 “Photo mode”, there is still the problem of manipulating the camera system to frame some good shots. Because we’re short on photorealistic free cameras, you’ll have to stick with just using the standard in-game camera. Surprisingly it’s not bad for these purposes.
There are, of course, two ways to do me: a third-person camera when driving a vehicle, and a first-person camera when walking around. Let’s break it down between both views.
When in the third person:
This mode is great for capturing both wide and close-up shots at different angles. You can pull the camera closer and lower it, creating images like these:
On the opposite end of the spectrum, you can use it to get some really nice wide shots like this one:
The third-person camera will always stay level with your vehicle, so you’re free to play with the desired zoom angles and distances to get a good shot. For even more freedom, activate the AI Worker and let it operate the camera while you’re busy taking pictures. I find this much better because trying to control the tractor while steering is a bit cumbersome.
When in the first person:
A first-person camera isn’t necessarily better or worse than a third-person camera for taking pictures – it’s just different. What I did with it was just experiment with different positions and angles. Because you’re free to go anywhere and the camera no longer holds its position relative to a vehicle, it allows for a bit more flexibility, resulting in shots like the following:
Another great trick you should try when taking photos with a first-person camera is to climb on top of vehicles and objects to experiment with different distances and positions. Since you can’t zoom in when in first-person mode, the only way to get close-ups or literally zoom out is to move your character around. For a more artistic experiment, you can also try using filters with Nvidia Freestlye (assuming you have a GeForce card). Alternatively, you can also edit your screenshots with an app of your choice if you want a very specific look, tweaked like this:
Due to the lack of actual camera tools you would normally find in a traditional photo mode, Forza Horizon 5, it’s a pity that you can’t get some of the effects normally found in that kind of package.
The real giants should consider equipping Farming Simulator 22 with such a tool its image fidelity is certainly worth showing in this capacity. However, thanks to this helpful trick, you can at least fake it’ until you do that by the HUD no longer obscuring the screen.
https://www.pcinvasion.com/farming-simulator-22-guide-photo-mode/ Farming Simulator 22 Tutorial – Access hidden “photo mode”