Euro Truck Sim 2 |OT| - it's like Elite, but in a big rig and in Europe

Mengy

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So this is on steam sale today, what DLC is worth it? Is Going East good?
Yeah, Going East is worth the purchase. The heavy loads DLC is nice too but it doesn't add too much so I'd only get it on sale unless you just have to have it. All of the rest of the DLC is purley cosmetic, paint jobs and such, and while some of them are very nice none of them are mandatory in any way.
 
Yeah, Going East is worth the purchase. The heavy loads DLC is nice too but it doesn't add too much so I'd only get it on sale unless you just have to have it. All of the rest of the DLC is purley cosmetic, paint jobs and such, and while some of them are very nice none of them are mandatory in any way.
Cool deal. It's like $2 for Going East so I'll definitely pick it up. Maybe Heavy Loads if it's super discounted.
 

Mengy

wishes it were bannable to say mean things about Marvel
So ETS2 is having a holiday event in the game for Christmas, where you can do special deliveries and earn a special custom paint job:

http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/127555528264845438



Santa always makes sure that everyone gets the gifts they deserve, and indeed, there is something special waiting for everyone who contributes his or her due to the effort to transport all the gift packages in our Polar Express 2014 Event. Succeed and you will be rewarded with a special Raven Truck Design DLC. This original tuning set cannot be purchased, the only way to obtain is to earn a Steam key for it during this limited-time event. 
 

TheSeks

Blinded by the luminous glory that is David Bowie's physical manifestation.
http://i.imgur.com/QnAx6c3.jpg

Here I go! It's a long trip so I hope no damage since they've raised the penalty. Too much imo.
I had Paris to Dijon because I'm not long-distance certified yet, I guess. 250 miles or so. Wasn't too bad. Problem was, I went VASTLY off track misreading the Dijon signs and added about 10-20 mins to the trip around 20miles left. Thankfully, I recovered and got back on the road after that sidetrack and got an excelllent off it. :)

You only need to do one delivery for the event to be counted, don't you?

Edit: Oh, Quick Jobs aren't counted?
 

Mengy

wishes it were bannable to say mean things about Marvel
I had Paris to Dijon because I'm not long-distance certified yet, I guess. 250 miles or so. Wasn't too bad. Problem was, I went VASTLY off track misreading the Dijon signs and added about 10-20 mins to the trip around 20miles left. Thankfully, I recovered and got back on the road after that sidetrack and got an excelllent off it. :)

You only need to do one delivery for the event to be counted, don't you?

Edit: Oh, Quick Jobs aren't counted?

I believe quick jobs are counted. You need to deliver Xmas Gifts cargo over a total of about 2700 miles I believe in order to get the gift paint jobs. You can do it in as many or as few jobs as you want to. I'll have it done tonight, so I'll get to see how it works exactly.
 
Yep, I've started too!

It's not bad searching for them, just sort by cargo weight and look for jobs at 22 tons of weight.
Yep, quick jobs is the way to go. Search by highest price as the Xmas gifts are always highest paying. Did 2 deliveries and my WoT profile said I'm 14% distance done from SCS to North Pole.
 

TheSeks

Blinded by the luminous glory that is David Bowie's physical manifestation.
Yep, quick jobs is the way to go. Search by highest price as the Xmas gifts are always highest paying. Did 2 deliveries and my WoT profile said I'm 14% distance done from SCS to North Pole.
World of Trucks doesn't seem to have my Game profile despite linking it today in-game?

Oh, there it is. Only 7% covered. Oh boy. :/
 

Mengy

wishes it were bannable to say mean things about Marvel
Well, I completed enough Xmas deliveries to get the special paint job gifts, and honestly I like the paint skin a lot. It may be one of my favorite paints actually. Here it is on one of my Iveco's:


There are two paints you earn for doing this: the gold one I have pictured above, and another one you can customize with three colors. Pretty cool event IMHO, I wish they would do more stuff like this. Maybe they are planning too.
 
Well, I completed enough Xmas deliveries to get the special paint job gifts, and honestly I like the paint skin a lot. It may be one of my favorite paints actually. Here it is on one of my Iveco's:

There are two paints you earn for doing this: the gold one I have pictured above, and another one you can customize with three colors. Pretty cool event IMHO, I wish they would do more stuff like this. Maybe they are planning too.
Christ, I need to get home fast and finish it.

EDIT: And I just noticed we're moved to community.
 

TheSeks

Blinded by the luminous glory that is David Bowie's physical manifestation.
Is it possible to do the Christmas event if I've just started playing the game? I only had a few quick job options, and none of them were gifts.
Yes. Edit: Make sure your save is tied to "World of Trucks" I didn't need that to get them to appear AFAIR, but you DO need to link it to get credit and the skins/DLC after the event is over.

Also when is the deadline? I'm 64% done so far.

Edit: Doing 600 miles or so is deadly when you don't know how to disconnect the trailer to use the rest stops. Whoops? At least I jumped from 64% to 81%
 

TheSeks

Blinded by the luminous glory that is David Bowie's physical manifestation.
You need to drive to one of the parking lots. You will get a prompt to turn off the engine and press enter to rest. It's a bit finicky.
I guess that explains it. I was in one of the mini-gas-stations on the interstate and I guess I don't have enough "room" for the trailer and me to stay linked/sleep.
 

TheSeks

Blinded by the luminous glory that is David Bowie's physical manifestation.
Yeah, I used a small lot this time.

Finally finished the deliveries for Christmas. A few "good works" with a bunch of Excellents. Whew.

Got my paint job. Now to wait for the custom rig.
 

Mengy

wishes it were bannable to say mean things about Marvel
Squirrel on youtube posted part one of a video where he tours SCS Software, looking at how they make ETS2, the coming American Truck Sim, and the eventual Euro Coach Simulator too:

Part 1: Tour of SCS studio and asset department

Part 2: Scandinavia expansion for ETS2

Part 3: American Truck Simulator behind the scenes



Pretty nice look at SCS and the games. Their office is awesome. The map editor they use looks like it would be fun as hell just to run around in and sightsee. And ATS looks awesome so far, really cool to see them actually play around in the game. Almost looks like it could be sold as is right now, lol.

I've had my Harley on the Coastal Highway Rt1 in California, and man it looks great in ATS. I'm afraid once I get ATS I'll never play ETS2 again. It's cool to hear them say that both games will continue to get developed in parallel though and share upgrades to the engine and such, I really like that.
 

Mengy

wishes it were bannable to say mean things about Marvel
So it looks like ETS2 is updating to 1.17 today.

http://blog.scssoft.com/2015/05/euro-truck-simulator-2-117-update-is.html

Some of the changes:


  • New weather and lighting setup
  • New sounds for DAF XF Euro 6
  • New drivers, new driver art
  • Tires and rims turned into independent accessories
  • Added six-wheeled chassis for both Renault Magnum and Premium
  • Traffic AI behavior improvements
  • Improved engine performance and stability
  • Improved support for multi-monitor systems


I guess this came out now in prep for the Scandinavia expansion on Thursday. I might have to break away from Dirt Rally tonight to do some truckin'....
 

TheSeks

Blinded by the luminous glory that is David Bowie's physical manifestation.
Ew. These new profile images.

Is there anyway to get my old black and white trucker-hat profile picture back? I don't want these 3D Disgusting images. D:
 
So I picked this up during a Steam sale, and it is one of the most addicting games I've played in a while. Just cruising around in my truck while watching TV or listening to podcasts is really something else. It is also the first game where I felt like my G27 was worth it (though the recent FFB patch to Dirt Rally also helped).

I got both expansions as well, and I must say that the high quality of the Scandinavian landscapes kind of spoil the rest of the game a bit. On the other hand it makes me really excited for American Truck Sim if they plan to keep this level of detail going.

Also, having one hand on my steering wheel and using the other to pour a beer while coasting down a highway at 90kmh is really something else. Safe and legal drunk driving might be sim driving's biggest selling point.
 
Happy to see that others enjoy this game as much as I do. I didn't know what to think gonig in, but it's awesome. Getting the wheel out and setup sometimes is a bear, though.

I'd love to see some system setups that you're using. I use dual monitors for my work setup, but the bezels being right in the middle ruin the experience. Even when moving the view to compensate - I still end up not seeing everything.

Trying to determine what my eventual solution will be. I'm considering adding an HDTV above my monitors for gaming.
 
Decided to get back into this after upgrading my GPU the other day. But it crashes once in game and I choose "continue".

I think I may need to disable older mods I have as the game did a big update before it launched. But also, which bloody option do I choose when starting the game. There must be 10 different ones to choose from and there is no explanation as to what the differences are? Thanks
 
Finally got this (50% off). I like it I guess but I miss some more citites up north and Finland.
Hey rallaren, have you checked out the ProMods 2.0 map? It's free as a multi-part download (forum account required) and adds a load of extra roads and countries across the continent to ETS2 for those that have both Scandinavia and Eastern Europe DLCs.

Screenshot of the new routes from W2W2's Helsinki to Rovaniemi video - see that the map mod also goes down into Estonia and Latvia on the other side, Ukraine not shown:


Fifteen minutes of enthusiasm from TheNorthernAlex here: https://youtu.be/yhvzYXyNu0M
"It's just the sum of all changes that really makes this as amazing as it is. I really enjoyed it and yes, I did find two bugs, but it is a huge area that it covers... you can see the detail of those maps and how much love went into each and every city. It is truly, truly amazing."
 
Hey rallaren, have you checked out the ProMods 2.0 map? It's free as a multi-part download (forum account required) and adds a load of extra roads and countries across the continent to ETS2 for those that have both Scandinavia and Eastern Europe DLCs.
I just installed it. Wow! That's really great. I come from a region of Germany they have apparently rebuilt, and it just feels like the real thing. Pretty great.

But what is up with Iceland? I came there by ferry, it was snowy and cold (around 2°C), then drove through a tunnel and everything went green and warm. Pretty strange.
 
Hey rallaren, have you checked out the ProMods 2.0 map? It's free as a multi-part download (forum account required) and adds a load of extra roads and countries across the continent to ETS2 for those that have both Scandinavia and Eastern Europe DLCs.

Screenshot of the new routes from W2W2's Helsinki to Rovaniemi video - see that the map mod also goes down into Estonia and Latvia on the other side, Ukraine not shown:
http://i.imgur.com/107UjN1.jpg[IMG]

Fifteen minutes of enthusiasm from TheNorthernAlex here: [url]https://youtu.be/yhvzYXyNu0M[/url][/QUOTE]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/EQYFGfT.gif

Ohh! I will sure check it out. I tried promods 1.7.1 and if I remember correctly it was better that the official version.

Iceland! Yes!

They could add loads to this game.

Edit: Whoa! Some real detail in promods 2.0! And my map exploration went from 65% to 25%.

 
The one thing that would make ETS2 even greater would be a bit more varied weather and seasons. Ideally, you'd be able to have the actual weather at the current in-game position, just as, e.g., in flight simulators. It would be really great to drive over icy roads in a snow storm in Norway or have the wind forcing you to steer against it on bridges or at the sea.

And of course, have the sun's path correspond to the current day without it being midsummer all the time. Maybe for ETS3 ;)
 
Boo! Stuck in the snow on Iceland. Could not do anything but call road assistance and thankfully I was close to town I was heading to. The game has also crashed on three places (promods) and lags quite a bit in some cities.
I got stuck at the same spot, but found that if I switched to manual transmission I was able to inch myself up those hills. I usually play automatic because I don't really feel the manual implementation is all that great, but in these spots it upshifted way too fast and I lost all speed. Probably has to do with how Promods implements icy roads since the original game doesn't even have that feature.

Did you get the Promods crashes in Romania? That is the only area I've had trouble with, and according to their forums fixes are coming. I'm staying away from that corner of the map altogether just to be on the safe side.

The one thing that would make ETS2 even greater would be a bit more varied weather and seasons. Ideally, you'd be able to have the actual weather at the current in-game position, just as, e.g., in flight simulators. It would be really great to drive over icy roads in a snow storm in Norway or have the wind forcing you to steer against it on bridges or at the sea.

And of course, have the sun's path correspond to the current day without it being midsummer all the time. Maybe for ETS3 ;)
There are mods that changes seasons (and sun position accordingly I think). Obviously having more variation in actual driving conditions as well as just the visual would be great. Especially on bridges near the coast. Having to inch yourself over (or just wait for a few hours at a rest stop) would add a lot to the realism.
 
I got stuck at the same spot, but found that if I switched to manual transmission I was able to inch myself up those hills. I usually play automatic because I don't really feel the manual implementation is all that great, but in these spots it upshifted way too fast and I lost all speed. Probably has to do with how Promods implements icy roads since the original game doesn't even have that feature.

Did you get the Promods crashes in Romania? That is the only area I've had trouble with, and according to their forums fixes are coming. I'm staying away from that corner of the map altogether just to be on the safe side.
Yeah I thought of switching to manual afterwards. Good to know that it works. I like automatic. I just hold down the left mouse button and drive around basically.

Yes it crashed in Romania and Spain.

The detail in Szczecin, Poland is really great btw. So many cities and towns added there though.
 

Mengy

wishes it were bannable to say mean things about Marvel
After the Scandinavia DLC came out I got rid of all map mods and have just been playing with the default world map now, it's large enough at this point that I'm happy with it. Currently trying to get the map 100% explored. My garages and drivers make me enough money that I can easily afford to take scenic trips in my trucks sans jobs at all, just driving around sightseeing and painting the map yellow. I still occasionally take a job if I find one going in the direction I want to go though.

My hunch is that I'll still play ETS2 now and then even after ATS comes out next month, but who knows, LOL.