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Old Sep 06 2012, 10:59 AM
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Default What are the Freestyle Farm Designers?

Q: What is the Freestyle Farm Designer?


A: These tools are upgrades to the Yellow Edit Tool (Hand) in your Toolbox. The yellow edit hand that everyone starts out with, looks like this:


The Freestyle Farm Designers, commonly referred to as the orange, green or purple hands, have more capabilities.





Orange Freestyle Farm Designer: Allows Overlapping of Paths and Ponds. This tool enables paths and water items to almost fully overlap other items.

When you own this tool and place it into Item storage, you will see both the yellow hand and the orange hand in your toolbox.


Green Freestyle Farm Designer: This is an upgrade to the Orange Freestyle Farm Designer which allows Overlapping of All but Plants. If you already own the Orange Freestyle Farm Designer you can buy this Green Freestyle Farm Designer to allow any item except plants (fields/crops/trees/flowers) to almost fully overlap other items.

When you own the Green Freestyle Farm Designer as well as the orange one and place it into Item storage, you will see just the yellow hand and green hand in your tool box. There is no need to show the orange one as the green one will do the jobs of both the Orange and Green Freestyle Farm Designers. Do not sell the Orange hand, it needs to remain in storage so the game can see that you own it, should you then want to upgrade to the purple freestyle farm designer.

You can use the Orange and Green Freestyle Farm Designer tools while designing on other farmers farms as well. When you have permission to design a farm, which ever tool you have, the most upgraded one and the yellow edit hand will show up in your toolbox to use.

Examples of using the orange and green freestyle farm designers:

Using the Orange Freestyle Farm Designer: By overlapping river corners an a bit of imagination, you can create waterfalls....
Using the Green Freestyle Farm Designer: You can also bring other items closer to each other, like the overlapped waters, to create an effect.....
The Green Freestyle Farm Designer will also let you place some items off the edges of the farm. However this is something that was not intended by the developers to be done with the tool, so you will have to play around with what you are trying to move off the edge as some things will only go off two of the edges not all of them and you may find you need to rotate the item to get it off the edge of a farm. NOTE: If you choose to place waters off the edges of the farm, they can only be fished with a turbo boat.



Purple Freestyle Farm Designer: This is an upgrade to the Green Freestyle Farm Designer which allows overlapping of All but Plants (fields/crops/trees/flowers). The Purple Freestyle Farm Designer does the jobs of the orange and green freestyle designers and also allows you to:
  • rotate items with a click
  • buy items from the Store and place them with every click
  • buy multiple items from the Store and place them with every click
  • use items from your storage and place them
  • and allows you to almost fully overlap some other items in your farm without requiring to have the full physical space in the farm

    WARNING: The buying options allow you to buy Farm Cash items as long as you have enough FC to cover the items you are buying. Be very careful that you remember to click the green man to stop buying more of the item you are placing!

When you own all of the Freestyle Farm Designers and place them into storage you will see in your toolbox, the yellow edit hand, the green freestyle farm designer and the purple freestyle designer.

To use the Purple Freestyle Farm Designer, place it into Item Storage and then open your toolbox and click on the purple hand. You will then see the following options :
  • Edit items - this is what the green hand currently does.
  • Rotate Items - when you chose this option the item you click on will rotate, then you move the item to the new position and click again to set it down. Click the green man to stop using the tool.
  • Buy one item from the Store - opens the store for you to chose what to buy and overlap.
  • Buy multiple items from the Store - opens the store for you to choose what to buy. Each click buys the item and places it on your farm. Click the green man to stop using the tool.
  • Use items from your Storage - opens your storage for you to choose what to place on your farm and overlap. Click the green man to stop using the tool.


This tool can be used when designing for others but will NOT allow you to buy any Farm Cash Items for them or take any Farm Cash Items out of their Item storage. In the store you will see that all Farm Cash items are showing as Locked.

When you are using the tool on a farm that you have permission to design, the tool menu is slightly different in that you see a choice to use Items from your friends storage. Example:


The following picture is to explain the difference in the physical space needed to place an item on the farm with the The Purple Freestyle Farm Designer compared to placing it without the tool...



Normally when you place an item on the farm, you need to have a space the same size or larger than the item you are placing, the example here is for an open pit mine, as indicated by the yellow lines.

With the Purple Freestyle Farm Designer you only need a clear space the size of the area indicated in bold red, which is the same size a single pine tree would use.



Important: The Purple Freestyle Farm Designer will let you buy multiples of Farm Cash Items, as long as you have the Farm Cash available to spend, so be very careful that you are buying the right item before you proceed. As soon as you are done buying the item you want make sure you click on the green man to stop buying!

Note: The Purple Freestyle Farm Designer will allow you to buy and overlap waters off the edges of your farm, but if you choose to do this you must own a Turbo Fishing boat in order to be able to fish those waters.


To use the Freestyle Farm Designer, the tool must be on the farm or in storage.

You can do 2 things. . .
  • If the tool is on your farm, you can click on the tool and click "Edit Items" and then click on the item.
  • However, it is better to place all tools into your Storage. That way you can access all your tools from the Yellow Tool box, on any of your farms, without having to move the tool from farm to farm. You do need to do this if you want to use the Orange or Green Freestlye Farm Designers on someones farm (for the Design this Farm Together or Super Neighbour with Design Permissions Features). Once they are in Storage, you can click on the Yellow Toolbox to open it, and then click on the tool you want to use.

    NOTE: Farm Cash Tools do not count towards your storage capacity, you can store as many of those as you want.



Last edited by Tiger; Sep 05 2020 at 07:08 AM.