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Tips to get most traction/grip on steep unsurfaced climbs
Foobrother posted a topic in ArchiveHi all, I quite like challenging myself and regularly try to climb steep roads on the Promods Kirkenes and Iceland hills. I try to have the biggest ratio between engine power vs cargo weight (smallest engine with the heaviest cargo possible). Before people complain: NO I'm not taking the Locomotive all the time and usually take smaller cargos ~30T-45T and almost never take the Scania 730 or Volvo 750. I'm usually more with other brands with ~500bhp engines. But imagine you're stopped, stuck in traffic (can't reverse), and need to climb. In that scenario I would says that you have 3 possibilities: You have enough power and grip and you climb. Perfect! You seem to have enough power but don't have any grip. Your wheels are turning but you don't move. No grip. And if you try shifting to the next gear up you don't have enough power and it stalls. Your wheels are not even moving, even in 1st gear, and you basically don't have enough power: game over! My question is mainly about number 2. Any tips to get more traction/grip in that scenario? What works best for you? I have tried several things but without much success. I guess this also greatly depends on your physics settings? Mine are very realistic and I play with a keyboard (full throttle or off the pedal only ?) However if you want to share your tips for traction/grip in general please feel free as I'm sure it will benefit others! Thanks,
[ARCHIVED] Basic Driving Skills (Tips too!)
skipper50789 posted a topic in Guide ArchiveHello Everyone! Thought I would put together a "Tips and Tricks" of how to drive safely and efficiently. First of, make sure to read the MP rules http://truckersmp.com/en_US/rules Once you have read that you know the basics! Now here are some tips to make your driving easier for both you, and others. #1 ALWAYS signal. Not required but it's something you should always to let others know what you are doing. Note: Don't signal last minute. Turn your blinkers on about 2 Truck lengths away from the intersection or wait a few seconds before merging. #2. Don't be in busy areas (Oxnard, Rotterdam, Europort) if you don't have a trailer or don't have a reason to be there. (if you do this, you may get kicked or even banned!) #3 Brush up on your overtaking skills: (Author: VavelOnline) This is a very simple how-to guide on how to overtake (and be overtaken) properly. The first thing you should be aware of is DESYNC. Basically, what you see on your screen is not always what the other players are seeing. This might cause (unintentional) ramming in many situations. To counter that effect, here's some practical information that you should always follow. When overtaking Start your overtaking maneuver when you are at least 60m from the truck in front of you (you can always check the distances using the TAB key). Stay in line When you checked that the other driver is 100m behind you, you can start merging back. Alternatively, if you see the other driver turn its lights on, or hear him honk 2 short times, it means that you can merge back safely from his point of view, even if you're not 100m ahead. In that case, it's nice to thank him using the left-right-left-right blinker signal. Note that high beams would normally be used IRL, but cannot be seen for now in the MP game. When being overtaken Stay in line If you're riding at 90 km/h, it is nice to slow down a little so the other driver has a chance to overtake you. When there's enough distance between you and the overtaker (60m should be enough), turn your lights on (or honk 2 short times if it's night time and your lights are already turned on) to signal that he can merge back safely. #4 Use your hazards when ever there is an accident up ahead or someone stopped in the middle of the road. This lets the drivers behind you (if any) that there is a dangerous situation and you may be braking hard.( It also gives them a warning to be more cautious) #5 Be careful of drivers who are drifting out of their lane, randomly swerving or braking. They may be distracted and cause an accident if proper care is not used. #6 HAVE FUN TRUCKIN'! Thank you for reading this and I hope it helps!
How Can I Improve my Driving?
[BTR] This is RABᵀᴹ posted a question in Unsolved TopicsHow Can I Improve my Driving Skills? Keyboard or Mouse steering, Which one is best?
Skills won't workMod Version: The current one, 0.12 R2, I think. Controllers Used: Keyboard Description of Issue: While leveling up, I was acquiring skills (Long Distance, High-Value etc.) However, I noticed that there doesn't seem to be more jobs available as time passes. I checked and found that there are no high-value jobs, no urgent jobs, and all jobs that exist are less than 350 km long (which, strangely, is not base level - it's unlocked with 1st rank in Long distance). Therefore, all the skills I've acquired after the first one (Long Distance, rank 1) do not work and don't unlock new jobs. How to reproduce: Level up, acquire a skill. Screenshots / Videos: No need to. How do I fix this, if at all?