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  1. Our Euro Truck Simulator 2 map team has been busy building a new major map expansion for quite a while already. Research and pre-production have actually started over half a year before the Beyond the Baltic Sea DLC was released. A huge amount of work is still ahead of us to complete the work, but we think the time has come to start teasing you with the very first visual clue. Don't worry, in a matter of a few weeks, we want to announce the new map DLC officially, and the teasing should turn into regular project progression reveals and updates. There is so much cool new stuff to show you, we are really looking forward to sharing it with you! View the full article
  2. Servicing the logging industry (together with farming industry) will be an important aspect of the in-game economy for the upcoming Washington map expansion. If you are looking for a more challenging drive, you will not only come across beautiful open roads but also winding and dusty ones leading through the thick forests of Washington State. The most interesting example of this is the logging cliff road used to transport tons of logs and wood chips as well as to haul heavy logging machinery. Our map designers also have a new tool and process for scenic background creations available. This will help us create an even more immersive environment in our games. We used them extensively while creating this hill-side road. You can see the results in this fantastic panoramic screenshot gallery. View the full article
  3. A few weeks ago a very interesting inquiry came from our friendly contact who works for Scania. Their team was about to open a dedicated booth in the 'Teknikens Hus', which is Sweden's northernmost nonprofit science center, or as they put it, a world of technology and an exciting place for the curious of all ages. The science center sees around 100,000 visitors from around the world each year! Featured among the many exhibits is a Scania exhibition which is focused on the components of the truck, such as the rear axles and similar, which are manufactured in the city of Luleå. To represent the final finished product, they have also used a full-size real Scania truck! Because the center receives a lot of visitors, including children of all ages, an amazing idea was conceived: to implement a special version of Euro Truck Simulator 2 into the cabin of the truck, and let the visitors experience what it is like to drive the vehicle on the road. We're always open for such challenges and potential cooperation and even more so when it's for the good cause of children's education! We are happy to be able to configure a special build of our game according to their needs. And from the looks of things, it looks like the event was a great success and the visitors truly enjoyed the opportunity to try this unique combination of an actual Scania truck and our game. Check out a few photos their team has sent to us. By the way, their booth is planned to be there for at least four years - so if you are around the area in the future, be sure to stop by. View the full article
  4. We have a bonus update to our on the road plan - we're adding the Truck Event Austria 2019 to the list, which takes place in Wels this time, on June 29, 2019. This event has developed quite a lot, during recent years, from a small trucker meeting to a huge festival. Due to the steadily increasing number of visitors and show trucks, it was relocated to the outdoor area of Welser Messe, and while it has been an integral part of the truck festival season in Austria since 2016, the organizers expect this year to be something special! On an area of 27,500 m² you can expect more than 500 polished show trucks with their proud owners from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and lots of different attractions and activities for everyone, be it a kid or seasoned trucker. And besides all that, you can expect our On The Road team there, with our sim-trailer, 4D motion seats and lots of merchandise to be gifted to our fans! Check last year's video - what a way to spend a free day, is it not? View the full article
  5. One of the challenging tasks with every new map expansion is to come up with new industry depots. Since these are the cornerstone of the in-game economy with direct impact on gameplay overall, their development has come a long way from the same-sized generic prefabs, through landmark-like quality of huge industry areas to modular depots - which you could see for the first time in our recent map expansions of Oregon and Beyond the Baltic Sea. In Washington, we took another step with modular prefabs. Each dock consists of the foundation stone of our own depot and around it, we gradually build the whole complex, making the process quick and efficient. This also makes each depot unique, as every map designers has a different approach. Todays batch of screenshots shows depots in general, while some of the future blog posts will go more in depth of the industries found in the state of Washington. View the full article
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    [SCS Blog] Estonian Birthday

    The release of Beyond the Baltic Sea brought five countries to the world of Euro Truck Simulator 2, including Estonia, which celebrates its 101st birthday on February 24th. To mark this special occasion, we have updated the Estonian Paint Jobs Pack for ETS2 with an additional national truck cabin design to wear with pride when driving across Europe. For existing owners of this paint job pack, this special design will come as a free update to your garage. Happy Birthday Estonia! View the full article
  7. It has been some time since we shared your driver seats. And now that the latest 1.34 update is safely out, we'd like to share more photos of your driving rigs. Previous blog posts on this theme inspired some of you to build your own, according to discussions throughout various fansites so perhaps this one will inspire some more. Regardless of if some parts are home-made or if everything is bought, all of these show great devotion to driving games, almost no need to get a real truck right? Want to spare space at home? This guy shows us how it's done ;) And it's time for some real creativity! Everything that can be bought can also be hand-made at home, and here's the proof! This one, though....with this setup we'd be afraid to start Windows, let alone thinking about pushing the horn key. That said, we are not sure if people living six blocks away can hear your truck well enough ;) Thanks to everybody sharing your photos with us - and for those who didn't and would like to, post them here on our forum, please. Also keep an eye out on our social media channels, such as our facebook and twitter for the latest news and announcements.View the full article
  8. Transferring real-world environments into our games universe is always a challenging process. For example, there are many technical and practical limitations which exist, many of which are related to the games' world scale of 1:20. To help us create an immersive experience that allows players to drive in the most realistic environment possible, we use several development tricks; one of these techniques is creating and placing distinctive landmarks in addition to local architecture, which can be natural or man-made structures. Today we are focusing on showing you urban landmarks which can be found in our upcoming American Truck Simulator map expansion for Washington state. These can all greatly differ in shapes and size, from smaller statues of prominent figures to large bridges spanning across the state. Local experts will know many of these landmarks instantly, and we are sure you will be quick to recognize them in the blog comments below. Do you have American Truck Simulator: Washington on your Steam Wishlist already? View the full article
  9. The Steam Awards 2018 are over and the results have been revealed. Earlier this year, it was a nice surprise to see that we had made the first round of voting. Euro Truck Simulator 2 was nominated for the Most Fun with a Machine category, among so many other fantastic and popular titles and developers nominated. We know this wasn't possible without our devoted community. We may not have taken the title this time around, but every vote made for us by our community was in our eyes the biggest award. We appreciate every one of you for your continued support throughout the years, and to us, YOU are the champions! We would like to congratulate all those who received awards this year, especially to the Rocket League team who won the 'Most Fun with a Machine' Category. You may still remember our cross-promo effort from a few years back. From all of us here at SCS Software we would like to thank you once more for your vote. We are already looking forward to this year's Steam Awards for 2019. As a token of our gratitude for your support, and to fuel some speculation we all like so much ;-), we want to leave you with this before-and-after teaser image of a project we have currently in the works. View the full article
  10. After the content-loaded updates from previous months, 1.34 is a relatively small maintenance update serving primarily to introduce new content prepared by our vehicle department. The next big things planned need more time in development, and we anticipate 1.35 to be a lot juicier. Still, we believe these new additions will please players of both of our games. The limited scope of this update is also the reason why there wasn't an Open Beta. So what do we have for you? First and foremost, this update brings a very long awaited truck into Euro Truck Simulator 2 - The Man TGX Euro 6! It comes with 3 cabin and 6 chassis variants, all the way up to the 8x4 and thanks to the unique MAN design, all three cabins are compatible with the heavy-duty chassis! The road to implementing the new truck into ETS2 was actually very bumpy. Work on this model started several years ago based on limited references we had for the Efficient Line 2 edition. We aimed to release it with all chassis variants but spent over a year chasing various leads and sources to get them right. We are excited to have finally completed it now after obtaining important missing reference blueprints. In the future, it will be complemented by an up to date current production model, The Efficient Line 3. ATS receives one of the highly demanded additions to the game - buyable log trailers! Our traffic report sources for Oregon shows a large convoy inbound for the wood transport companies, with a high chance of traffic jams on the forest roads, so be careful out there. As an alternative route, we can recommend OR-140, which is now prolonged all the way to Nevada. And if you're still worried about driving in Oregon, we recommend visiting a Tonopah city, which has been completely refreshed. To enjoy the 1.34 update, make sure to OPT OUT of beta branches and your game will be automatically updated on Steam. For the legacy non-Steam edition of ETS2, the update should be ready in a few days. CHANGELOG: ATS only: Buyable Log trailer Tonopah city refreshed Another segment of OR-140 (Oregon DLC required) Timezone areas fixed - Malheur county, OR (Oregon DLC required) Numerous little map fixes and world polish added ETS2 only: MAN TGX Euro 6 Timezone areas fixed - Kaliningrad area, RU (Beyond the Baltic Sea DLC required) Many little map fixes and world polish added MOD ALERT: As with any update, due to the changes, a number of mods may need some work to catch up! View the full article
  11. The New Lunar Year is knocking on the door. The time of festivities is here and we're celebrating it with you in our own special way. We have updated the Chinese Paint Job Pack for Euro Truck Simulator 2 with a brand new Year of the Pig cabin paint job! This is the second free addition to this DLC which follows the Year of the Dog theme from last year. You can take the opportunity to purchase this DLC as a part of the ETS2 Lunar New Year bundle! This isn't the only important event: Anniversary Bundle is also available to boost American Truck Simulator Anniversary celebrations. Here you can find all the content released for ATS at a very interesting price! You can also visit SCS Software e-shop to get ATS Premium T-shirt as a part of a special limited Anniversary offer. View the full article
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    [SCS Blog] ATS anniversary stream

    American Truck Simulator celebrates three years this upcoming weekend, which we have decided to commemorate with a special stream (and maybe something else which we'll reveal in this stream) focused on its history and development progress. Unlike other streams, this will be focused solely on ATS - and we offer you a chance to participate in it! There's a topic on our forum where you can submit your questions related to the history of American Truck Simulator, from its very beginning to this day. As well as answering your questions, you can look forward to seeing our CEO Pavel Šebor, moderator Alex Blackman and some of the ATS developers. And who knows, maybe we'll show some future projects we haven't talked about yet or even give away some steam codes - so make sure to be there! You can watch us on Monday, 4th February, live from 16:30 UTC (17:30 CET). From either of our official streaming channels. Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/developer/SCSsoftware Twitch.TV: https://www.twitch.tv/SCSSoftware This will be also the first stream in our newly equipped studio. Sure, we hosted a number of streams last year, which were highly popular according to views and your reactions. However, these were broadcasted with a temporary solution, as we were testing different kinds of equipment and arrangements. Right now we're finishing the first stages of building a brand new studio setup - as you can see from these photos - which will allow us to start streaming again, although you can expect more advanced adjustments to our setup in the future. The whole idea of streaming is still new to us - so don't be shy to tell us your wishes and preferences. Who would you like to see and what kind of broadcasts would you prefer? Tell us in comments or on our forums!View the full article
  13. In a recent blog post, we have teased you with a batch of screenshots from an upcoming map expansion for American Truck Simulator. At the same time, we promised an official confirmation of the State, which most of you have actually managed to recognize very fast. This was very satisfactory for us, as it's a validation of our effort to bring our virtual worlds closer to the real world. Washington State will be another destination on US soil. The choice of this territory was logical and henceforth linked to our endeavor to cover the West Coast and create a solid bridgehead for future expansions. This step also opens whole scenic coastal US 101 route. Its northernmost territory will, of course, be part of the Washington DLC and you can grasp the opportunity to drive it all the way from south to north or vice versa. We've tried it already and it's great! Like every US state, Washington has its own soul and feel. We have focused on typical landscapes, settlements, industry, cities, and ports. Everything we've done so far exceeds our expectations and we have added an authentic experience from Washington hauling. Gradually, until the release of map expansion later this year, you can look forward to more WA-themed dedicated blog-posts and articles accompanied with screenshots mapping the development progress. Meanwhile, be sure to add American Truck Simulator: Washington to your Steam Wishlist! View the full article
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    [SCS Blog] SCS On The Road 2019

    A new year has started and it's time to plan a new season of our travel calendar. We would like to be even more active in traveling the world and visiting gaming and transportation industry expos and events. Ever since we built our custom SCS Sim Trailer, the impact factor that we can deliver on the various shows has grown massively! Being on the road allows us to meet many of you from our community and cross paths with a wide range of industry representatives which can lead to new and exciting opportunities. Everywhere we visit, we are always met with positive responses. Especially if we bring along our Sim Trailer, we always have a lot of visitors interested in trying our games on our motions seats or wanting to meet up with our On The Road crew. And we love meeting you! That's why we thought it would be a good idea to inform our fan base in advance and to share with you our tentative events calendar. And for 2019 we have a quite the list of 'to-visit' events. Keep in mind that some of these events are still being planned, and it may be that changes are made to our schedule. We cannot make it everywhere with the Sim Trailer, there are just too many places to go, packed too tightly in the calendar. We expect to organize some of the shows in partnerships with our friends from the transportation industry, but anyway, a core team from SCS should participate in all the events listed below. Keep an eye on our blog and social media profiles and we'll keep you updated. Check out our current schedule below, we might be travelling to an event near you! Last year we also enlisted the help of some of our local fans willing to help us on some of these events. We think it's a great way to connect with a few of our most loyal fans and offer them a very unique (and also paid) experience. If you would like to become a part of our crew for a weekend, please let us know. Successful candidates are 18+, native speakers of the region of a given event, have great social skills, they should be knowledgeable players of our games and active members of the fan community, ideally with a history of involvement with our betas, or perhaps recognised creators from the modding community. If you are free for two days of your time, have the skill and the passion to become a "roadie" and become embedded into our crew, please get in touch with us by mail on [email protected] View the full article
  15. The holiday season is a time of rest for most people, but for the logistics industry, it is the busiest time of the year. The International Gift Delivery event on World of Trucks saw the community unite to bring much needed assistance to the North Pole and deliver gifts on both sides of Atlantic. A large number of our fans took up the challenge and dedicated their time over the festive period to delivering Christmas cargoes. In the first 48 hours, you had delivered over 250,000 cargoes! People actually noticed quickly that with each 250K milestone, a new hanging tree accessory was granted to players who had reached their personal contributions, which provided another boost to motivation. It's no wonder that you were quick to reach the 1 million cargoes delivered community goal, and went even further. The rate of deliveries completed even had Santa in North Pole shocked! Thank you to every single driver who contributed to the event, and to those who really went the extra mile. It really brings a huge smile to the faces of the SCS team to see how much you enjoy these events. Here are some interesting stats. By the way - the distance of in-game kilometers/miles driven as part of the event could get you from Mars to Sun and back! Pretty impressive, right? :) View the full article
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