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  1. My cat is gone. Her original owners appeared today and proved being her owners so we had to let her go with them. They recognized her. They seem to be very good people and though I will REALLY miss that cat, I believe I can rest at ease, knowing that she's in good hands. I am glad me and my family could have that adorable fur ball in our lives and be her guardian for the time being. Who knows what could have become of her if she had not come around. Not that many people around here have the patience or care to take in some random adult cat that shows up their door, you know! My mother cried after they left and I'll be lying if I say I didn't shed some tears of my own, as well. :'(

     

    I will miss this adorable, fluffy, white furry face so, so, so, so much! :(

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    Thank you for brightening up my day and making me smile all the time, just for being present, my furry friend. :')

    1. Tuna_

      Tuna_

      SInto muito :(

    2. antrax737

      antrax737

      Wish i will never know how that feels, we have 3 cats right now and 4 kittens 3 weeks old, you just can not to love them, we are going to give away 3 of them and keep one since our the oldest cat is 16 years old

    3. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      You take good care of those precious jewels!

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  2. Help me, please?

    I was browsing through my music folder and I found this MP3 named "Raimbow" (yes, with an M) and upon listening to it I remembered it was a song I had on a cassette tape many years ago. To be exact, I put the song to play and with a cable hooked from the headphones jack in the cassette player to the mic jack in the computer, I recorded the song to MP3 but that's as far as my knowledge about this song goes. I have absolutely no idea whatever happened to that tape and I would like to know what this song is actually called and who made it.

    So my question is... do you have ANY idea what this song might be and who made it?

     

     

    1. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      Good taste, my friend! I dare say I do have a pretty good taste for music! *smug grin* XD

    2. Sven67

      Sven67

      Very nice song :)

    3. gwait

      gwait

      @Mike Dragon sorry got a bit mixed up.. it's meant to be spelled "Shazam", not "Shahzam"... I suppose I watch too many CS:GO matches because there is a professional player by the nickname of "ShahZaM" :D 

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  3. My Pete 389. ;)

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    I'm really enjoying this truck. I find it to be the most elegant truck of them all. :)

    1. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      Me too! :D There's three shades of red on this paintjob.

    2. [VIVA] Savage Frog

      [VIVA] Savage Frog

      Looks great :) Will give it a try once I get round to playing ATS :P 

    3. Mike Dragon
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  4. I slept for only three hours last night and attended today's convoy event as admin for almost all of its entirety. How am I STILL awake!?

     

    Anyway... have some more pictures from the event from my POV. It's not like I could get around much. lol It was fun to help. :)

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    1. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      Obrigado, @DJFrontier. ^-^

       

      Thanks! What a shame, @Merengue4ever. :c It's been announced days ago. It was a fun event. Too bad you missed it. :(

       

      You should invest on some case coolers, at least, @David Edson. My room is also often hot so I have a fan for me and two for my computer case. One for intake of fresh air and one to serve as an exhaust for hot air from inside, so it creates a continuous flow of air inside that helps keeping the temperature under control. Still not as good as I want, though. I want/need to improve my cooling, somehow, but at least what I've got so far is working.

    2. David E.

      David E.

      @Mike Dragon My PC has a lot of coolers, but the problem is not only it, but as you should know, here in Rio de Janeiro is extremely hot in the summer.

    3. Mike Dragon
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  5. Well crap... I just made myself R$ 215.88 poorer because of Rocket League. :I I hope I won't (and I better not) regret buying this Xbox One controller. It should arrive in the mail next week.

    1. [VIVΛ HH] KЯΛVΛTIΞ

      [VIVΛ HH] KЯΛVΛTIΞ

      so y u no refund it

       

      its a rubbish game xd

       

      ask @Rekoil_

    2. krypto_one

      krypto_one

      @Mike Dragon Why didn't you tell me that before.

      Why didn't you say anything about refunding in your status.

    3. Mike Dragon
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  6. Guys, look! I'm driving on the wrong side of the road. :troll:

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    1. Killua  // Ireland ^_^

      Killua // Ireland ^_^

      :mellow::wacko: but the steering wheel is on the right side of the car/van/truck/bus :troll:

    2. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      That's because the truck's wrong and driving in the wrong side. :troll:

    3. A Simple Cheeseburger
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  7. My car has been scaring me on hills, lately. I must get its brakes checked ASAP. When I stop on a hill (at red lights, most times, obviously) the brake pedal begins to "sink" softly and as it goes down, the brakes start to release and the car starts to move as if I was letting go of the brake pedal. That's really concerning!

    1. xXBlazieXx [G920]

      xXBlazieXx [G920]

      Darn, my stepdads SUV does that with the break pedal too. His SUV sometimes also had acceleration problems. You can have your foot to the floor and during that "sometimes" you'll be lucky to make it through the turning light before the light goes red. 0-10 is 10 seconds then suddenly 10-120 in 17 seconds 

    2. DerAmpelmann

      DerAmpelmann

      Increase brake sensitivity in settings xD (jk)

    3. Mike Dragon
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  8. Finally managed to file the reports about the incidents that happened on this April 1st. Took me a lot longer than it should to get the videos ready and up. I changed the framerate settings on Action! from 60 to 120, thinking that was some sort of limiter and that having it set to 120 would prevent the program for limiting the frames of the game (FRAPS does that) but turns out that this setting in Action! actually tells the program to try and record at 120 frames. Because my game usually runs under 50 frames when I am recording, the big difference between the amount of frames I had and the amount the program was set to record caused the footage to be choppy and slow. On top of that I had some problems with my computer soon as I first "touched" the videos. Took me quite a while to get it working again. I still need to figure out what is really wrong with my computer. It's been acting up too often, lately and I still couldn't pinpoint the source of the problem.

     

    But anyway... Thankfully I could recover all the footage and after my video editing software finished importing them (Action! could not export them the way they were recorded, for some reason) and I fixed the rotation (whenever I import directly without getting Action! to export the file, first, the editing software turns the videos upside down lol), all clips played flawlessly as they should, despite the mistake I made with the settings. Which I have already fix, of course. Too bad I could not make one out of the three reports I needed/wanted to make. By the time I got the videos up, one of the players had already been banned for another infraction. :( Got 1 month due to history. I'm wondering if his time would be extended and my evidence added if I filed the report, anyway. Most likely not. Either way the report would be declined.

     

    That's a thing that bothers me, you know? Declining reports when the player is already banned, even when the evidence is included in their records and their ban time extended. I'm a supporter of the idea that, if your evidence is accepted and added to a player that's already banned, your report should still be accepted. Let to decline it if the player is already banned only if the evidence is not included/time extended, you know?

     

    So yeah! Reports filed. Now to play the waiting game. :\ Below's what happened on Saturday.

     

    I hardly ever go to Death Road. But when I do, I cannot stop questioning how the brain of some people work. Sometimes I question so hard that I start to question myself whether or not I am human, at all!

     

     

    Oh, and this is the video for the report I could file because the guy's already banned for another infraction.

    By the way, hi @Baymax.! It's the second time we meet on the road and I have an accident. XD One more and I'll think cause me to have bad luck. lol (Just kidding. :P)

    1. Baymax.
    2. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      @KillBones

      It's between Bremen and Osnabrück, though SCS already fixed it since I recorded those clips, back in December.

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  9. GMs need a break every once in a while, too. :kappa:

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    1. HerrSwizz

      HerrSwizz

      a cop taking a break at a donut shop...what else :D 

    2. dizelden
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  10. Something great is coming to ETS2 very soon. I just wonder how well it will work on MP. Will probably be a rather incomplete experience given the fact that AI traffic unfortunately has to stay off.

     

    1. Killua  // Ireland ^_^

      Killua // Ireland ^_^

      I can't see this being brought to MP, would love if the vans we could drive the vans :lol:

    2. LordBenji

      LordBenji

      This looks awesome and challenging. But here's the thing, I'm actually scared that it would be allowed on MP, imagine the struggle, and traffic jams it would cause. Even if it's only in missions, I'm pretty sure it would be easy to get them with mods or save editing. I'd actually love to try it though.

    3. ScaniaFan89

      ScaniaFan89

      so basically a dlc we wont be getting 

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  11. If it were possible to have another car added to TMP and Game Moderators could have one of these on ATS, then I'd never touch my Scout ever again!

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    And one of these for the players wouldn't hurt, either. :P

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    I've never wished for another car on TMP until I saw that thing driving around on ATS. lol

    1. LordBenji

      LordBenji

      Not sure why you quoted your own sentence Mike, did you think I completely missed your own point?

       

      You're much more of a veteran of TruckersMP than me, so you know better than me about the history of the Skoda. I'm not here to argue, or try to be Mr Knowitall, I was just saying what I was thinking.

    2. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      I might have interpreted it that way a bit, yes. My bad.

    3. DJFrontier

      DJFrontier

       

      A dream sometimes costs nothing. :(

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  12. Weather has been quite hot, lately. I have a small fan next to my bed at my feet that I use to blow fresh wind on me when I'm sleeping so I can remain cool and comfortable. The fan died last night. I woke up uncomfortably sweaty. ;-;

    1. ALLIANCE Jean M. (SP-BR)
    2. DJFrontier

      DJFrontier

      Lhe entendo perfeitamente, como morador de Belém/PA sei muito bem como é ;-;

    3. V.T-Samuka-BR-Go

      V.T-Samuka-BR-Go

      agora imagina aqui no Goias

       

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  13. Here's an add for some drug store in Brazil with the phrase "Cheaper medicine for you", featuring... Doctor Mario!?

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    1. ScaniaFan89

      ScaniaFan89

      Featuring a Brazilian flag with a Viagra tablet on it & Mario looks like a scientist who's gone crazy & thinks hes a plane....probably from an overdose of whatever they are cooking up in that place! 

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    2. Killua  // Ireland ^_^
    3. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      They couldn't even be bothered framing him, the just left him in the 'T' pose lol.

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  14. If you don't already know...

     

    NOTICE: Many areas in New Mexico (all the new prefabs) are missing their NCZ (including the new repair shops). So please, be careful!

    1. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      So what you're saying Mike is to make up for the NCZ's not being there, we should use a NZC hack! Got it!

      :troll:

    2. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      Mate... you've been hanging out with Krav too much, lately. Stahp et. :troll:

    3. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      Ew why would I ever go near Krav :troll:

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  15. Nooo, booo!!! They changed the CB from V to X because of the new differential lock command. I use Z and C for my indicators, which makes X the PERFECT key for my hazards. Now whenever I need/want to use the hazards, the CB will go on and when I want to use the CB, the hazards will go on. It's like having the wiring in my truck all messed up. I will not change it, though. X is too perfect for my usage of hazards. Welp... I guess I better get used to this bothersome situation, now. -__-

     

    They should really make it so we can change the voice chat key ourselves.

    1. LordBenji

      LordBenji

      Hmm not bad Clarky

    2. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      My indicators are fine, though. It's just the hazards that are conflicting, now.

    3. MrHarv98

      MrHarv98

      I drive with CB off so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  16. As Saturday wraps up, it is time for me to take a shower, make some pop corn (NOT chocolate coated pop corn again, though. I've learned my lesson) and watch Sleepy Hollow on Netflix. :D They should REALLY bring back all seasons of Doctor Who to Netflix, though. Seriously!

    1. LordBenji

      LordBenji

      And you're the popcorn Kravaty :troll: 

    2. [VIVΛ HH] KЯΛVΛTIΞ
    3. LordBenji

      LordBenji

      No Krav, you're breaking the law! I'll roast you :lol:

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  17. Little PSA for you all:

     

    For those of you who have edited or are thinking of editing the physics of your vehicle via the console with commands or the settings file itself, I will leave here this recommendation: Do NOT do it! There are too many people doing it wrong and causing their vehicles to behave in a manner that is harmful to other players around because the effects those commands produce take away most of the control you can have over your vehicle. That's a violation of rule 2.1 because it ends up working as a abuse of feature, even if you do it via the console. And you know what happens to who's banned under rule 2.1. The rule is clear:

     

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    §2.1 - Hacking/Bug/Feature abusing - PERMANENT BAN

     

    Using any kind of tool to change gameplay, including but not limited to using the in-game console, trainers or cheat engine in order to bypass the speeding limiter, to jump hack, no collision hack or anything similar. Misusing features such as the ghost mode to cause damage to others or similar.

     

     

    If you want to have some fun with absurd physics values, then do it on singleplayer, but remember to change them back to normal values before coming back to MP. If you are unsure what values are accepted, then it's best to simply not touch them, at all. Only really do it if you are serious and actually know what you are doing.

    1. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      Default values are fine, as far as I am aware. The problem is if you go beyond that to either plus or minor. The effects it will cause can result in super erratic movements and general behavior from the vehicle. I've seen trucks bounce like a beach ball, a car take off like a space ship, a truck hover over the ground as if it gravity were weaker than on the moon, I've seen a truck roll over its own front end just from braking lightly at low speed, trucks tilt sideways when turning and invading the opposite lane and other bizarre things. And all because of incorrect values.

    2. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      The things you see as an IGA O_O

    3. PUSHROD

      PUSHROD

      I have also seen some strange things as of late happening that are borderline perma ban offenses due to this type of behavior. This is the best way to avoid a potential problem. :D

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  18. I will just leave this here and go order a pizza.

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    1. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      Remove "Smith" and figure out towards who the finger is pointing.

    2. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      We will

      we will

      rock point?

    3. DJFrontier

      DJFrontier

      haha, very good, I also will not give spoilers. :truestory:

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  19. Driving around New Mexico I couldn't help but notice this sign.

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  20. I don't always report people. But when I do, they get banned for sure.

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    Their tears are delicious.

     

    And mind you, these are just the ones in the new list before they reworked the report system a few months ago. Otherwise this list would have 36 entries and 36 out of 36 of those reports had the perpetrator banned as the outcome.

     

     

    Don't poke a dragon with a truck. You'll end up burned and banned from life!

     

     

    But in all seriousness, though... may this be a lesson for everyone who likes to break rules and for those who have problems with these people breaking rules on your face. Collect the appropriate evidence and file a report if the incident is actually worth it. It does work if you do it right.

     

    1. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      Hmm, I see! I thought the admin had to inform the system who's the admin claiming the report.

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  21. Ah! Finally! This is what I was trying to do when Gmod decided to crash twice, earlier. It's finally finished, now. :)

     

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  22. This is actually pretty cool! I'd love to try something like this myself. 

     

    1. antrax737

      antrax737

      Hmm, what's the difference between keyboard and controller?

    2. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      The controller allows for a far more precise control over the car, especially when you need to spin in the air. The analog stick gives you freedom to choose how much you want to turn and that allows for many maneuvers that in most cases, are essential for playing well. The keyboard and mouse combo can be used to play, but since their input is digital rather than analog, like a controller's, you cannot have as much control. If you press a key to spin in the air, for example, you either go all the way or you don't go at all, unlike with the controller. This may not sound as bad, but it really is. It hurts your gameplay and ability to do things a lot. I've played RL with keyboard and mouse for about two weeks after I got it and I immediately noticed the difference in gameplay soon as I got a controller. The difference between keyboard+mouse and controller is rather alarming. Play with keyboard+mouse is fine, but if you want to get any decent/good at the game, a controller is definitely a must-have.

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  23. Holy crap! It's already been one whole year?! O_o

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    Oh man, time goes by SO quickly! It amazes me how many of you all find this game boring and barely even touch it anymore. I, meanwhile, am still hooked by it and playing it more often than ETS2. I just love ATS! <3 Other than fewer trucks and less territory to explore, it's definitely a superior game in many aspects!

     

    Happy anniversary, American Truck Simulator!! :D Here's to many more!

     

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    1. Cyrusj

      Cyrusj

      Yeah, that's true :P

       

      Also the LA Kenworth dealership when the W900 was released.

    2. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      I remember that! :D

       

      People complain the game became boring and say that one of the reasons is the low playerbase. Though they fail to realize that they are part of the problem and instead of helping fix it, all they do is make it worse by not playing the game. :\

    3. Killua  // Ireland ^_^

      Killua // Ireland ^_^

      I didn't own ATS when the Oxnard road was like that :( Hopefully it gets busy again some time

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  24. What I think when I'm on ETS2 or ATS and I hear someone honking for no actual reason:

     

    1. K0rnholio

      K0rnholio

      No problem and then I failed horribly trying to edit/post what I meant at the end.

    2. LordBenji

      LordBenji

      All I say is that they must be horny to blast the horn... :D 

    3. A Simple Cheeseburger
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  25. I have just done something I have never done on Truckers MP, before... I applied for support. :I

     

    Let's see what happens! On the most I'll get a "no" and that will be alright. I am hesitant, anyway. But hey, if it works out and I am actually able to do this job, my knowledge of English AND Portuguese can be useful. Apparently there is a big need for Portuguese speakers in the support team and I could help with that.

     

    We'll see what happens next.

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