Euro Truck Simulator 2 [Official Topic]
This is the official Topic for ETS2. We need a proper place to discuss the game, so here we go!
What is the sim about?
Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a driving simulation game by SCS Software released on October 19th 2012 for the PC only, where the player drives trucks across dozens of cities all over Europe, taking jobs and delivering cargo to earn money and experience. At the start of the game the player can only choose from a variety of quick jobs, driving for other companies who supply the truck and fuel for you. Earned money can be spent on a variety of things like purchasing your own truck, upgrading and detailing your truck, opening your own truck service, buying garages, and hiring drivers to work for you. Experience is used to improve your skills and abilities, allowing the player to drive longer distances, carry dangerous cargo, drive more economically, boost money and XP earned, etc.
The game world is a condensed version of Europe, sprawling across thousands of miles of highways and country roads, allowing the player to visit 69 cities in a dozen different countries:
Austria [4 cities]
Belgium [2 cities]
Czech Republic [2 cities]
France [8 cities]
Germany [21 cities]
Italy [3 cities]
Luxembourg [1 city]
Netherlands [3 cites]
Poland [3 cities]
Slovakia [1 city]
Switzerland [3 cities]
United Kingdom [18 cities]
There is a very comprehensive and easily accessible in game map, showing all roads and cities, along with every cargo destination, hotel, fuel stop, toll booth, repair shop, and other locations in the game world. The roads start out grey but turn yellow as you drive on them, allowing the player to know where they have been and where they have yet to explore. Some locations like truck dealers and recruitment agencies need to be discovered in order to be used.
Where to buy Euro Truck Sim 2:
Link to the Steam page
Link to the Amazon store page
Links to Reviews and Media:
Link to the awesome Giant Bomb quick look at ETS2
The Fantastic trailer for ETS2 on Youtube
Wiki page for ETS2
Stockoglaws Let's Play series on Youtube
Rock Paper Shotgun's really nice writeup on ETS2.
Recommended Mods for ETS2:
There are hundreds of mods available for ETS2, here are some of the better ones recommended by GAF members:
TSM Map Pack v4.1
Realistic Physics Mod v7.0 (ETS2 v1.4.1+)
Realistic Trailer Textures (WARNING: this one also lowers job pay to make the game "harder")
Real European Companies Mod
Add New Radio Stations to ETS2:
Link to pastebin data for new radio stations
Just download this to your "Documents\Euro Truck Simulator 2\" and replace/rename your "live_streams.sii" with this one. All the stations are categorized and all the BBC ones here work. This adds 461 extra radio stations to the game!
Various Screenshots of Euro Truck Sim 2 (taken by Mengy):