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  1. As we mentioned in our recent live stream, we have prepared an exclusive and unique giveaway for our #BestCommunityEver. Annie is giving the final touch to her design of the Renault Trucks T Evolution carrying that butterfly paint job she painted on a live stream a few months ago, and we have decided that once everything will be finished, we will host a giveaway for a number of prints. To be precise, we have 5 copies of this artwork, we'll get them signed by as many SCS people as possible, and then we will give away 3 of these limited edition artwork posters to the community (1 will stay in the office, 1 will be sent over to our friends over at Renault Trucks headquarters in Lyon, France). To participate, you will have to hop in the Renault Truck T High Evolution vehicles in ETS2 and take a screenshot of your mighty trucks at some of your favorite scenic locations. Then, share it across Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, under the hashtag #RenaultTrucksEvolution with tagging our and Renault Trucks' (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) social media profiles. After two weeks we will pick the 3 winners whose screenshots stole our hearts the most and ship these exceptional artwork posters to their addresses. Good luck! http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/DN--wdYdwZ8View the full article
  2. Howdy, truckers! It seems you are all enjoying exploring the new cities and wonderful places that are featured in Wyoming DLC. In fact, it would appear that your passion and excitement for this new map expansion was so strong, that in less than two weeks since release, we are able to share with you some great news regarding the #CruisingWyoming World of Trucks event. With 80,000,000 miles (128,747,520 km) ahead of the players, our #BestCommunityEver came together and already successfully completed this challenging goal! Thanks to this, the reward for reaching the community goal has now been unlocked. We hope the hanging Jade Bison ornament will be a valuable addition to the beautiful Wyoming Bison-themed truck pain job - the personal rewards most of you have already unlocked. Absolutely amazing! We are grateful for all your hard work and effort to complete this challenge so quickly. For those who are yet to receive their personal rewards, do not fear, because the event will remain active till Sunday the 7th of November at 23:59 UTC. Even though the goal has been reached, keep sharing your screenshots and videos with us on social media using the hashtag #CruisingWyoming, and make sure to tag our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts. And don’t worry, we are already thinking about other exciting World of Trucks events that we will bring to ATS and ETS2 in the future. http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/WuTMu7o5qRkView the full article
  3. With the recent release of Wyoming for American Truck Simulator, we have been flooded with various feedback coming from all over the world and all kinds of platforms. Today, we’ll present to you some of this feedback, starting with the opinions of some of our favorite content creators, who have been busier than ever, recording and streaming their journeys in this new state. We truly appreciate these creators telling us about their experience and we’re excited to share with you what they had to say about the latest map expansion! "Wyoming is packed with detail and surprises in every town. The first thing I noticed about the new map is the large area in the northwest corner, there was no city or delivery points. The map team built this huge area just to explore Yellowstone. They did not have to put a purely recreational section on the map but they did it anyway, and it's beautiful! While driving between cities, there is detail in the distance and close by to make every drive feel like there is something new. The landmarks and places of interest in cities and even truck stops are just like they are in real life! They really captured the atmosphere of Wyoming." - Ryastream "WOW, just WOW *stares out the window* OKAY! It’s time to keep your eyes on the road! With plenty of roads to explore, you’ll definitely see lots of different terrains and scenery that Wyoming has to offer. There is plenty to do here too, from visiting landmarks, cities, viewpoints and cattle farms, and much more! After traveling around for 10 hours or so, I feel like there is still much more out there to find, including working on those new achievements. SCS Software has done a fantastic job with this DLC and the attention to detail is fantastic." - Jenko90_ "Fancy exploring a new state in American Truck Simulator? Wyoming has countless awe-inspiring natural wonders. Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Bighorn National Parks will leave you staggered. Devils Tower, Hell’s Half Acre, and Flaming Gorge Dam are some of the coolest landmarks I have ever seen in ATS. The DLC is abundant in small challenging roads, including a thrilling under-construction road in US-287; along with numerous state-of-the-art company depots. I highly recommend this DLC to all the ATS players; I can assure you that you will not regret it." - A. P. 101 Gaming "Let’s just start off by saying that Wyoming was way more enjoyable than I expected. I have not personally been there but there are those who said that the map was “Spot on”. I had a wonderful time driving through the mountains and open terrains. The details of textures are amazing and it has a realistic feel to it. There are plenty of rest stops and most come with a beautiful view. I plan on opening every viewpoint because the one near the Devil’s Tower absolutely blew me away. THANK YOU for adding Livestock! Being a country girl, this was a great addition." - ThatGirlNisha "The moment I crossed the Wyoming border, I immediately started noticing the little details SCS put in, and as an outsider being able to catch all these things, that is saying a lot. It truly is a fully immersive experience. Even my community members who are locals of Wyoming are impressed by the accuracy of the new areas. Great job SCS. Thank you for pouring so much hard work into this DLC. It definitely shows!" - The Clumsy Geek "From state to state, I am amazed at the quality and quantity of work that the mapper teams do. In a frankly small area, everything that is in the real state of Wyoming was recreated. Each region of the state has its own climate, its own vegetation, and its own "places of power". In the south, the climate is arid, there are not many plants and grass, especially noticeable on the border with the state of Utah. Majestic mountains, wide plains, vast agricultural land... Pure nature. And don't be afraid of the Bison, they are cute." - TheAlive55 "The Wyoming DLC is really, really nice. I am always surprised by how great the developers from SCS Software can create landscapes. The attention to the details, even in this map expansion, is absolutely breathtaking!" - Chris Maximus But our #BestCommunityEver consists of many more other members. Our social media channels have been filled to the brim with photos & videos from your first journey in this new state. We love looking through them during the workday and we even share them with each other across our internal channels. You can continue to send us your screenshots and videos from Wyoming on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #ThatsWY. We have also received an overwhelming amount of positive reviews on our Steam Page. To everyone who takes the time to write reviews and give constructive criticism about Wyoming, thank you! Here are just a few of our favorites! If you would like to leave a review, be sure to do so at the Wyoming Steam Store Page. However, Wyoming hasn't just gotten attention in the form of community-created content, but also from official press coverage, such as this fantastic review article from PCInvasion. We highly recommend giving them a read if you are still unsure if Wyoming is worth the trip in American Truck Simulator. We are extremely grateful for the general feedback and we appreciate the support of the #BestCommunityEver. Our developers are always doing their best to transform their passion into game design, and it is truly encouraging to read this type of feedback. Thank you all very much! http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/XwKJBWPK3J4View the full article
  4. We are always excited to show our community what changes and updates we are working on in our upcoming updates. Today we want to focus on one of the more noticeable changes drivers can expect to see when driving through the Euro Truck Simulator 2 world. The city of Lyon is the third-largest city in France after Paris and Marseille and is an important hub for transportation and logistics across the country. Today we are happy to share with you that Lyon will be receiving a major reskin, giving it a fresh and up-to-date look. So what exactly has been changed? Let's take a closer look! As you can see from these comparison shots, a lot has changed! In fact, a majority of the city layout has been reworked to make it more realistic and true to life. Previously, drivers would use junctions and bridges that were not suitable for heavy trucks, we have now updated these areas to include the routes that truckers actually use to enter and exit Lyon and its surrounding industrial areas. To make this possible, we added 4 new junctions, two of which lead to areas where drivers can load and unload from local industries. We have also added 3 new Landmarks, the Viaduc de Perrache, the Musée des Confluences, and the Groupama Stadium, along with giving our older Landmarks already present around Lyon a facelift. Many of the older vegetation models such as trees and wildflowers have been replaced with newer ones, which gives the city a completely new look in terms of natural beauty. Road signs and roads, in general, have also been updated with more accurate, realistic, and detailed textures. While many of the major changes are quite obvious, we will leave it up to you to explore Lyon for yourself to spot them all! We look forward to sharing more with you about what we are working on for future updates! Watch this space and keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news and announcements. http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/V3NgTjlOIboView the full article
  5. Whenever there’s a mention of architecture in Russia, our minds instantly produce images of great cities, such as Moscow or St. Petersburg. However, there’s much more to it than that. You have to peek behind the curtains and look beyond all of this in order to see the details, which in the end creates a compact and unforgettable experience. One of those details is without a doubt the local villages which you will be able to see in the upcoming Heart of Russia DLC. The charm of Russian villages is based on historical architecture and a disproportional system of streets surrounded by different styles of structures. While some of these buildings have completely moved on from the classical izba style over the years, you can still witness numerous modern examples of these typical countryside dwellings while passing by. You may also appreciate one of their special features - colorful patterns on the outside walls. Furthermore, while most of the structures have managed to withstand the hands of time to this day, there are some which were not so fortunate and started to progressively crumble. Yet even ruins and aged buildings can sometimes prove to be an addition to the general beauty of certain places. This is only a fraction of what is to come with the Heart of Russia update and you can look forward to more information in the future. For now, make sure to add the upcoming map expansion to your Steam Wishlist and you will be able to always stay in touch with the latest news! http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/Hwvi9p7vXwsView the full article
  6. The big day is here! Preparations to release Wyoming for American Truck Simulator are in top gear. We are also preparing for a special release stream with special guests. So what time is Wyoming releasing? Wyoming for American Truck Simulator will be released at: 10:00 PDT, 11:00 MDT, 13:00 EDT, 18:00 BST, 19:00 CEST, 01:00⁺¹ SST, 03:00⁺¹ AEST So what exactly does our Wyoming DLC have to offer for truckers? These are just a few of the things we think you will love: Deliver to and from 10 cities and discover 14 settlements Discover and deliver to Wyoming's important industries like coal & soda ash, farms & agriculture, railyards, and more!Haul livestock cargo to our new cattle auction housesDrive on the Highway to Heaven.Haul cargo on the I-80, the second-longest Interstate highway in the United StatesSee wildlife unique to Wyoming including BisonVisit landmarks like Devils Tower National Monument and part of the Yellowstone National Park and get bird's-eye views with many new viewpoints.Admire accurate representations of cities like Cheyenne, Casper, Jackson, Sheridan, and more!Visit and take a rest at famous Wyoming rest stops & gas stations.Unlock Wyoming-specific Steam Achievements...and much more! We will also have a World of Trucks event available for all new visitors to Wyoming, with unique rewards to be earned as you visit all 10 cities and deliver jobs. Learn more about the rules in yesterday's blog post and take part in #CruisingWyoming at WorldofTrucks.com. We'd love to see your photos across our Social Media channels using the hashtag! We expect to have this event available to players for an extended period of time, probably way beyond the point of reaching the community goal. We don't want to motivate you to rush through the DLC in a hurry to make sure you manage to obtain the personal achievement. We simply want to reward early adopters of the DLC for spending quality time with the new content. Speaking of rewards, all truckers in Wyoming are eligible to receive a special cabin accessory, a Triceratops plush toy! To earn this unique reward, simply take any External Contract or External Market job to or from the city of Gillette. Why this city specifically you may ask? Believe it or not, paleontologists digging in northeastern Wyoming (so near Gillette) have uncovered fossilized remains of three triceratopses - possibly the most complete specimens of the dinosaurs yet found! So be sure to claim your part of prehistoric history for your cabin. We will also be hosting a special Wyoming release live stream across official Steam & Twitch channels starting at 16:00 CEST. Don't miss out on this broadcast as we talk with Davido (DLC Lead) PLUS a special guest appearance from Pavel Šebor CEO of SCS Software! We will be answering questions from the community, talking in-depth about the DLC, giving away free Wyoming Steam keys and of course, releasing the highly anticipated map expansion LIVE on stream! We hope you'll enjoy exploring what Wyoming has to offer! We will see you on the roads. http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/cRQNZ-R9gQMView the full article
  7. Help us celebrate tomorrow, September 7th, as we release our new Wyoming DLC, by taking part in our latest World Of Trucks event - Cruising Wyoming! Journey through this dynamic and awe-inspiring state of wild beauty, dominated by the Rocky Mountain rangelands and High Plains, while contributing to its rich economy. We are asking our #BestCommunityEver to achieve the community goal of driving 80,000,000 miles (128,747,520 km) while delivering cargoes to or from any city in Wyoming. While you are #CrusingWyoming, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in some of its key industries, transporting cargoes such as livestock and agriculture products, as well as materials that support the rail, mineral, mining, and chemical industries. Wyoming also offers plenty of new viewing platforms, designed with bespoke cinematic cutscenes, highlighting the attractions of that area. Some of these are: Big Horn National Forest, the Bighorn Mountains are a sister range of the Rocky Mountains.Grand Teton National Park, described as Mountains of the Imagination.Devils Tower, standing nearly 900 feet tall, is a popular tourist and climbing attraction.Hell's Half Acre, a geologic curiosity composed of deep ravines, caves, rock formations, and eroded earth.And, once again, you can use your own trailer during all of this in the external market! Wyoming DLC has 10 terrific new cities to visit, and we are offering a special reward for completing your personal goal, which will require you to deliver a job to or from each of them. All jobs for the event need to be 100 miles each (161 km) or more and don't forget to check out the rules. Wyoming, The Equality State, is our latest addition to American Truck Simulator. Know that as you fuel up and prepare for this new adventure, we'll be right there with you in spirit. We're really looking forward to learning about your journeys in this amazingly wild, diverse, and beautiful state. Rules Using External Contracts or the External Market, with a World of Trucks-connected profile in American Truck Simulator, the community goal is to drive 80,000,000 miles (128,747,520 km) while delivering cargoes to or from any city in Wyoming. When a player completes delivery to or from each of the 10 Wyoming cities, they will achieve their personal goal. All jobs for the event need to be at least 100 miles each (161 km), or more. You can check if your recent deliveries met these conditions using your Log Book in your World of Trucks profile. Rewards: Personal goal: Players that deliver cargo to or from each of the 10 Wyoming cities will gain a personal World of Trucks Achievement and a beautiful Wyoming Bison-themed ATS truck paint job Steam inventory item. Community goal: When the community goal of driving 80,000,000 miles (128,747,520 km) during deliveries to or from any of the 10 cities in Wyoming is met, and if the player has also achieved their personal goal, then they will receive a hanging Jade Bison ornament Steam inventory item. The event will be concluded on Sunday the 7th of November at 23:59 UTC. We're counting on hearing back from you about your exploratory journeys through Wyoming, it's so incredibly diverse, and we are looking forward to seeing more of your photos as you cruise through this beautiful new map area! Share your screenshots and videos with us using the hashtag #CruisingWyoming on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profiles and we will share our favorite ones (we may even feature some of them in a future blog post!). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/mrEB9ZiMyCYView the full article
  8. One of the nicknames that we have yet to mention when talking about the state that will be arriving in the upcoming map expansion is "Big Wyoming". While Wyoming has earned this nickname due to its 10th largest area by landmass out of all 50 states, today we will do our best to make fans of this particular nickname proud in our own way and share with you some BIG news regarding the new DLC. What could possibly be so big to justify us writing such an introduction? First of all, with the release of the new map expansion, new content is coming to the Special Transport DLC as well! With the intention of enhancing your experience as much as possible, our team managed to find the time to bring these three Special Transport routes to Wyoming that you can look forward to conquering: Riverton to Jackson (Yellowstone) Laramie to Rawlins Casper to Gillette Secondly, perhaps it's time to admit to some "heavy conversation" we had internally over an aspect of the DLC. With a somewhat heavy heart, originally we had not planned to include the Yellowstone National Park, as it's not open to trucks for through traffic. But as the release got closer, we have started receiving more and more input from the fan community suggesting that we should reconsider. Eventually, we decided that we should add an extra couple of weeks of production time and figure out a way for players to access the region. You may have noticed a small "confirmation" on our message board for all the speculations on the inclusion of Yellowstone as posted here. In the real world, semi-trucks are prohibited from passing through the national park, the region is protected from heavy traffic. But surely, there may be valid reasons for specific cargo to get in or out of the park when needed, possibly with a special permit issued by an appropriate local government agency. So while our in-game navigation should never route you through the park on long-haul jobs, we decided that we a bit of an artistic license we can deliver specific cargoes in or out of Yellowstone. In the initial implementation, we are going to cover only a part of the national park, though it's quite likely that eventually, we may look into extending at least Road 89 towards Montana when the time is right. For players who want to explore Yellowstone, you may take advantage of one of the Special Transport options, where the regional authority will task you with delivering a large helicopter of the type used to fight wildfires. Hopefully, you’ve already seen our official announcement of the release date for Wyoming DLC. If by any chance you’ve missed it, you can visit the blog post which also features an absolutely marvelous video trailer, and don’t forget to add Wyoming to your Steam wishlist once you check it all out! http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/QIPRVw0UF9QView the full article
  9. Designed and engineered to keep drivers more comfortable and productive for the long haul, the International LT® is the most driver-centric, uptime-focused truck that International Trucks has ever delivered. Today, we are excited to announce that the truck is now available in American Truck Simulator from your nearest International Trucks dealership. With intuitive controls, enhanced visibility, a quiet cab, critical information at your fingertips, and dozens of other smart features, the LT® Series delivers on keeping a driver comfortable and in control on any journey long or short. Its virtual implementation in our game includes a wide array of configurations including 7 chassis variants, 3 different cabin types, and 3 interior options (Classic, Diamond, and Black Cherry). The LT also comes with a variety of exterior tuning options. The International LT® is as a free DLC add-on for every owner of American Truck Simulator. Find the latest update on your Steam Client (which may require a restart for some users) to receive this new addition to your library. We will be hosting a live stream welcoming The International LT® to American Truck Simulator with special guest Oscar, our licensing manager! Be sure to join us for a drive and to learn more about the features of this new addition and a behind the scenes look into how we bring these trucks into our sims! Join us from 6pm CEST on Thursday the 2nd of September on our Twitch and YouTube channels. We'd also love to share your first journeys with The International LT® in American Truck Simulator on our social media pages (ATS Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), so be sure to tag us! International® and all International Truck trademarks are trademarks licensed by INTERNATIONAL TRUCK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/Q75D0GzG0vgView the full article
  10. We are excited to partner up with Thrustmaster to join the launch of their all-new T248 steering wheel! Being invited as a launch partner is a confirmation of the high status of our truck sim games in the driving simulation genre. In practice, this means that our programmers have had a chance to get their hands on pre-production units before they hit the market, to make sure that our games will support the wheel's new features at launch. For active members of our #BestCommunityEver, this partnership brings a chance to benefit, too. As a part of a cross-promotion plan, we are to receive a bunch of shiny new steering wheels to give away! As we are talking cross-promotion, both companies are trying to help each other's products gain more visibility. While Thrustmaster is going to showcase American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 to their audience, we agreed to try to create a little buzz on our social media too. Starting today, anyone who logs in to their World of Trucks account will automatically receive a free gift - the Thrustmaster T248 Mini Wheel cabin accessory item. Decorate your truck cabin with it and take an interior screenshot at a location in #ETS2 or #ATS you like. Then just share your images on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook under the #T248 hashtag along with tagging our and Thrustmaster social media profiles!Twitter: @TMThrustmasterFacebook: @ThrustmasterOfficialInstagram: @TMThrustmasterTwitch: @TMThrustmasterYoutube: @ThrustmasterofficialLater in September, we'll randomly pick 5 lucky winners who'll get one of these new steering wheels when they're publicly available! We are proud to be joining forces with Thrustmaster to help them bring this new wheel to the market, and that our games have been recognized as launch titles among other notable driving games. You can join us tonight from 18:00 CEST on our Twitch & YouTube channels, where we will host a special Wyoming & Thrustmaster T248 Live Gameplay Stream. You can bet that our hosts Alex & Nemiro will surely not come empty-handed to this session. And if you're a fan of Thrustmaster, then you might also want to keep an eye on our communication channels. We are already planning more fun and more content for our #BestCommunityEver together with Thrustmaster coming later this year!http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/g4_mVnxGF6oView the full article
  11. We know our #BestCommunityEver loves to see sneak-peeks behind the scenes and we have something very special for you today. A small team of our vehicle artists went to Germany recently and visited Feldbinder Spezialfahrzeugwerk GmbH to check out their amazing vehicles at two of their facilities at Winsen and Lutherstadt Wittenberg. Let’s take a look at the information our team has managed to gather and the overall experience of this interesting visit! Our contacts at Feldbinder were so kind that they invited us to their facilities and provided our team with an all-inclusive package of premium care and hospitality. The idea behind this invitation was actually conceived by one of Feldbinder's employees, Leon (in the image below), who is a passionate ETS2 player with over 1500 hours of game time. Not only did our team get the opportunity to meet this passionate fan in person, they were also fortunate enough to meet technical managers at the facilities, who provided us with plenty of information about their trailer configurations. The topic of configurations brings us to the simple but important mission our team was entrusted with. Apart from simply shaking hands, making contacts and strengthening our relationship right from the start, the goal was also to gather reference data and scans for some of their vehicles which we would like to bring for our players to ETS2 via 3D reconstruction using photogrammetry (as shown in the image below). Please keep in mind that this is only the start of an extremely interesting and promising cooperation, and we cannot provide any more information on what the future will bring for ETS2. We will, however, do our best to keep you updated as our teams continue in the process of modelling these vehicles. We are truly grateful to Feldbinder for this opportunity and their efforts to make our team feel at home during the visit, from which we have gathered over 10,000 reference photos totalling over 275GB. Make sure to check them out on their Facebook page and give them some love! http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/hiUtlO3FeS0View the full article
  12. With the final touches being made to the Wyoming DLC, we are excited to announce a release date for this exciting new addition to American Truck Simulator. Wyoming will be released on September 7, 2021 And if that announcement date hasn't gotten you excited enough, then we are sure that this video trailer showcasing the natural beauty and prominent industries of Wyoming will! That is not all, however, as prior to Wyoming's release, we will be hosting a very special release live stream on Tuesday, September 7th, starting at around 16:00 CEST. This stream will feature a variety of special guests involved in the creation of this DLC along with the possibility of a few extra surprises too. You can watch along live on the day over at our official Twitch channel or YouTube channel, so don't miss out! We also plan to bring a special #CruisingWyoming World of Trucks in-game event with the release of this map expansion. A blog with more information on how you can take part and how you can earn in-game rewards will come out the day before the release! Excited? We are! If you haven't already, make sure to add Wyoming for American Truck Simulator to your Steam Wishlist! We thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you across the state border very soon. http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/JSij7VF4iQcView the full article
  13. Hey, psst! Something cool seems to be under development by the SCS vehicle team. We have glimpsed some real heavy machinery being valiantly pulled at locations in both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. Could this be a new DLC in the works? Take a look at these pictures and let us know what you think! For now, we are unable to confirm nor deny any suggestions regarding the precise date when this "thing" will be ready. Keep your eyes on our social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - and you’ll be instantly informed once something new comes up. http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/xXZwnJag7qMView the full article
  14. As promised in our previous blog regarding cities along I-80, today we’ll present to you the amazing capital of Wyoming - Cheyenne. The so-called Magic City of the Plains is located in the southeastern corner of the state and it sprawls over a high prairie that descends westward to the Laramie Mountains. While the name itself may evoke images of cowboys, trains, and wide-open natural spaces, today’s city is much more than that! The city was founded in the year of 1867 and its history is strongly intertwined with the local railroad system and the area called Crow Creek. Residents named the town Cheyenne for the Cheyenne Native American people, even though some of you may have speculated that it’s somehow connected to a character from the movie Once Upon a Time in the West. Due to its extremely quick growth, which was possible mainly because of the railroad, the city eventually earned the nickname Magic City of the Plains. It is therefore hardly a surprise that today it’s the most populous city of Wyoming. The local residents are well aware and proud of their history. One of the main historical landmarks, which will make an appearance in the map expansion as well, is the city’s railroad depot (American Lines depot in our game). This depot used to be the railroad’s largest station and also a beautiful example of a classical architectural style. But it’s not only the main building that you will be able to see in the game - the entire complex with the nearby railway roundhouse and a machine shop will also be present. There's a viewpoint close by too! Furthermore, apart from passing by the frequently visited Cheyenne Depot Plaza which surroundings will feature a couple of the famous "big boots", the importance and historical meaning of this magical city can be seen at every turn and in many of the structures. If you are feeling as if you’ve been put under a spell and you can’t wait to drive through the amazing capital city of the upcoming Wyoming DLC, point your wands (wait, what?) at the Steam Wishlist button and stay in touch with the latest news. If you’d like to see more from Wyoming, check out the recording from our yesterday’s live stream here Also, we are extremely delighted to see our community express the hype and excitement for driving on the roads of Wyoming, and don’t worry, we see your hunger to receive some information about the release date. However, we still need to tighten up the last couple of screws and put the icing on the cake, so that in the end everything will be perfect. For now, all that we can say with certainty is that Wyoming DLC will not come out this August, but very shortly after. A more specific release date will be revealed with a special video trailer very soon! http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/VnlEVD9IO7YView the full article
  15. In our latest 1.41 update for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator, we introduced Convoy! Convoy is a new multiplayer game mode where players can set up and host their own private sessions (password optional) to drive with their friends or other fellow truckers. With synchronized AI traffic, time and weather, and the ability to take the same job as other players, lots of you have been enjoying trucking together. However, we know that many of you still have questions about Convoy, which is why we are bringing this blog post with answers to the most frequently asked questions across our social media channels. Will the maximum players limit be increased? Eventually, yes. Convoy currently allows you to create and host an online session with up to 8 players. We expect to be able to raise the player limit in the future, however, we are keeping it small at this time due to its work-in-progress nature. There are important performance optimizations as well as better moderation tools under development that we would like to have in place first before increasing the limit. Will there be MOD support in Convoy? Eventually, yes. We are looking into supporting third-party modifications in Convoy multiplayer sessions. While it's not technically so difficult to connect players with an identical set of mods, there are many potential problems to handle when it comes to coming up with a safe and robust way to synchronize sessions of players joining in with different mods, and then back again when they wish to revert to the previous state to continue playing with their regular player profile. How do I add someone to my friends that I enjoyed driving with? You can add someone you played with recently on Convoy via the Steam client or overlay. Just click on the view tab (or view players in the Steam overlay), then on players. This will bring up a list of players you recently played with and a link to their profiles. Another alternative way of adding them would be to ask for their Steam friend code, which allows you to add them with ease! Simply open your friends list and click on the 'Add Friend' located on the right-hand side of the top bar. This will take you to you a page that will show your unique Friend code and a space to enter another person's code, which will send them a friend request! I can't see my friend's hosted session. Make sure you are friends on Steam and that you both have the latest version of the game updated and that you are all set to online on your Steams friend list. A possible reason you may not see a friend's hosted session is that you can only see sessions that are hosted in the same region as you. This means you may not be able to see a friend's hosted session if they live very far away from you. To join a distant friend's session, you may need to change your Steam download region to match theirs, which will allow you to view hosted sessions in that region. To do this, follow this handy guide! If you know your friend's sessions name, you can search globally for the session by using the search bar found above the session list. This should bring up your friend's session no matter their region. Make sure to search for the session name exactly as it is written, including any symbols, numbers, punctuation, and abbreviations. Additionally, you may not be able to see full sessions. Dedicated servers, can we host them? There is no option to host a dedicated server yet, however it is something we are looking into providing potentially in the future. What about map DLCs, do all players need to own the same ones?! No! Players do not need to own any DLC in order to join the Convoy multiplayer mode. However, just remember that you will not be able to see or drive in DLC map areas if you do not own them yourself. Can I turn off the nametags of other players? Yes! You can use the default hotkey of 'Z' to enable and disable nametags in Convoy! If you wish to change this hotkey, you can do so in the options found in your main menu. It even works when using the photo studio to take a group photo together! Is there a speed limit in Convoy mode? Convoy sessions have the option of setting a speed limit ON for the entire session by default. However, hosts have the option of turning this off, if they so wish to. In that case, the speed limiter will follow your local settings. Just remember that World of Trucks contracts enforce the speed limit on all jobs, regardless of the option set by the host. Do I have to download the Convoy update if I am not planning on playing it? Convoy is a game feature available since version 1.41, it is not a separate update line. Of course, it's totally up to you whether you use the feature or not. There may be valid reasons for players to stay with an older version of the game, perhaps temporarily until a mod important to them catches up, and for this reason, we are providing branches of important previous updates of our games on Steam. By default, Steam updates the games automatically, so you may consider opting out of these automatic updates if this is a concern. However, please note that all further updates to both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator will contain the Convoy multiplayer feature. This means that if you do not plan on updating, you will not get any further updates, content, and fixes and that version 1.40 will be your final stop. If you want to use and play on the Convoy multiplayer mode, you MUST be on the latest version of the game (1.41 or higher). I am constantly having FPS problems in Convoy mode only. The Convoy multiplayer mode is more demanding than single-player because it renders a higher number of player trucks. Because of this, it is normal to experience a lower frames per second (FPS). However, if your FPS numbers are suspiciously low, reach out to our support email at [email protected] with a detailed description of your problem. Our programmers are pursuing several lines of optimizations to improve performance overall and also in multiplayer-specific context, but it may take several more game updates until these code improvements are ready. Does the session have to end if the hosting player leaves? Yes, as soon as the host of the session leaves, the server will be closed and this will disconnect all players from the server. If this happens unexpectedly, do not panic, as you will be greeted with options to proceed with the progress you've made in the session, or to revert it if you so wish to (for reasons such as the loss of in-game currency, damage, or other progress reasons). Note that if you accept the progress, you will remain wherever you were when the session ended, effectively finding yourself back in singleplayer mode. From there, you can once again create a new session and continue with either the same or a different group of people if you wish to do so. How can I unban someone who I banned in the Convoy session? If you wish to unban players, you need to go into your "profiles" folder in the respective ATS/ETS2 folders in documents, select the exact profile where the ban happened and find a text file called "banlist". Open the file with a text editor and remove the line with the banned user. You will have to restart the Convoy session afterward. Is Convoy a form of peer-to-peer gaming? While the Convoy sessions are hosted by the players themselves, one player always works as a server and therefore acts as a junction for other players. Everyone else communicates with this particular server in the end. More specifically it is the usual client-server communication layout with all clients having authority over specific objects. ------- We hope this answers the majority of the most frequently asked questions by our community about Convoy! We love seeing you drive and deliver together and we hope to see more of your photos & video content shared with us on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Happy Trucking! http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ScsSoftwaresBlog/~4/x2XZ5bZBfMIView the full article
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