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ClickForLife posted a topic in BeginnersThis guide is about how I setup and help other friends setup their Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator to play Multiplayer and I thought I would share this information with the community. This guide will include "How to Download" and "Install the Client" along with some tips to do before going online including money mods and rank XP mods to help you get your unlocks easily, and avoid getting bankrupt over pesky drivers. Also when playing Multiplayer some problems may occur so I've included some of the most common problems to help you get back trucking quickly! Update 1 (14th November 2014): Ported Guide over to new forums. Updated "How to Download Client" section due to forum and website changes. ----- Update 2 (1st December 2014): Added in 2 new sections for a quicker start in Multiplayer "Loan Method" & "Save Game Method". Tidied up some older sections. ----- Update 3 (16th July 2015): Reworked the "Common Problems" section by changing the graphics and adding in "How to Downgrade your Game". All other sections were tidied up further. ----- Update 4 (17th February 2016): Reworked and changed images of tutorials and installation guides for TruckersMP. Guide and Mods updated to match both games with Save Games, XP Mods and Money Mods updated. ----- Update 5 (20th July 2017): Updating client section added along with sections reworded. Most pictures updated for logo change, installation changes and client changes. All images now fixed and re-hosted due to Photobucket's 3rd party image hosting fiasco 1: To get started in downloading the client for Multiplayer you're going to need to create an account to play online and to use in the forums. Start off by navigating to the link below: TruckersMP Multiplayer Website Once you've navigated to this page, click "Register" at the top right hand corner of the screen to begin the signup process. 2: After you've clicked "Register", you'll need to sign in through Steam in order to gain access to the client. *Remember your Steam Account will need to be public to proceed, check under Common Problems to fix this issue. Also, you will need to "Officially" have bought the game on Steam and have played 2 hours to proceed also!* 3: Next you'll be taken to an Official Steam Sign in page. This is used to obtain the client and is 100% safe. If you've not signed into Steam for a long time you'll need to insert a code from Steam Safeguard if turned on to proceed. 4: Moving on you'll now be taken to the actual sign up process. Remember to either keep note of these details or have a good memory as you're going to need these to login to the client and the forums. 5: After you've finished signing up for the website it's now time to login by using the "Login" feature at the top of the page. 6: After you've logged in it's now time to hit "Download". Once you've clicked it you should be taken to a page just like this. *You may be prompted with a notification saying to verify your email address. It's best to get your account verified, as it may limit your options with future and current features.* Click on "Download" above Client Installer to start downloading the recent version of the client. Some important specifications are listed including the game version supported and also what version of the client it's currently running. 7: After you've downloaded the client you're now ready to start installing the client. *To proceed with the install of the client, follow the steps below!* 1: After Downloading the client above you're now ready to install the client. Double click the "Install TruckersMP.exe" and you'll be presented with this screen. This will tell you more information about the Multiplayer client including the version and recommends you to close all programs during installation. 2: Next you'll be presented with the agreements of the client. Make sure you read the full thing carefully as you're agreeing to everything here. After you've finished reading click agree and then "Next" to proceed. 3: Next you'll be asked where to install the TruckersMP Client. Select your location and then click "Next" to proceed. 4: Next you'll be asked what Multiplayer clients you want to Install. By default, both the American and European Multiplayer Clients are selected. After you've selected your chosen clients click "Next" to proceed. 5: Next you'll be asked where your install location is for both games. The installer should automatically pick up your install location. If it doesn't yours should be similar to mine depending if you changed the initial game installation. After you've selected your locations click "Next" to proceed on both windows. 6: Next you'll be asked what you want the start menu folder to be called that contains a shortcut for the client. Once you've left it default or entered an appropriate name click "Next" to proceed. 7: After you've done all of the above you'll be presented with the option to "Create a desktop icon". Just click the box if you want a Desktop Shortcut and click "Next" to proceed with the install and it should start installing. *To launch the client, make your Steam is open and then launch the "TruckersMP" launcher which both should be found on your desktop.* Note: If you ever need to uninstall versions of the TruckersMP Client it's as easy as right clicking the shortcut hopefully on your desktop or searching "TruckersMP" and you should find a "unins000.exe", double click this and the client will uninstall. *After that, you're almost done, and need to update the client before playing online! Move down below on how to update the client. When loading the client for the first time or when there's an update available you may be prompted to update the client. You can manually select what updates you wish to install but I would recommend installing all available updates to avoid any hassle in the future and have your client as up to date as it can be. 1: To get started in downloading the available updates for the client, select "Install Available Updates" and the client will start updating. 2: The update process may take from a couple seconds to a couple of minutes depending on your connection speed or possibly the load on the client's servers if an update's just been released. 3: When the update's done you'll be given the option whether to play "Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Launch ETS2" or "American Truck Simulator - Launch ATS". When you see these options you know the updates have been installed successfully and you're now ready to play. *Note: In the left hand corner you can see statistics about the client and what version you've got installed compared to the newest version. This will also aid if you need to update or not. *If this is your first time installing you're now ready to play online! Move down below on how to setup your profile for Multiplayer and Singleplayer and some optional mods and tips to make your experience better!* Make sure to create a completely different profile for Multiplayer away from your Singleplayer Profile. If that means a new profile for both types then that's what you need to do. Example: "Name (Multiplayer)" and "Name (Singleplayer)" *Remember don't click Singleplayer profile when using Multiplayer as this will break the Singleplayer profile* *The reason I've included *Optional* in the title of this part is because if you want a "Mod" free experience you can miss out this part. Also, there is no need for mods to progress in the Multiplayer as you can progress as you do in Singleplayer the same way. You're not forced to Download any of the below. * Money Mod Another tip I have for using online profiles before going into the Multiplayer is having a good amount of money if luck comes to worst with other drivers. Also by using the Money Mod, you'll be able to afford the high priced trucks at the start of the game. Here is a link to a Money Mod which you can enable when creating your profile. This is the mod I use and recommend to people when playing Multiplayer to make their experience enjoyable: Money Mod (ETS2.LT - Euro Truck Simulator 2) Money Mod (ATSMODS.LT - American Truck Simulator) XP and Rank Mod Another mod addressing the unlocking system of Multiplayer is this XP and Economy Mod. This will allow you to be able to rank up for those lights and bars without much hassle. To be able to gain the XP with this mod you need to be able to self park, but getting quick short jobs you can get around 35/40 rank in no time. This will also help unlock the higher tier trucks and also unlocks. Here is a link to an XP and Economy Mod which you can enable when creating your profile. This is the mod I use and also recommend to other players wanting unlocks in their game: XP Mod (ETS2.LT - Euro Truck Simulator 2) XP Mod (ATSMODS.LT - American Truck Simulator) *As mentioned above these mods are to be done before Multiplayer and on the Singleplayer game!* The video above applies to both games. Both games follow the same folder system: "Your Documents/Euro Truck Simulator 2/Mods" "Your Documents/American Truck Simulator/Mods" *The reason I've included *Optional* in the title of this part is because if you want a "Mod" free experience you can miss out this part. Also, there is no need for mods to progress in the Multiplayer as you can progress as you do in Singleplayer the same way. You're not forced to Download any of the below. * If you've read the above and feel like it's too much work this is one of the methods to quickly get into Multiplayer which requires little or no work. Trucks, Money and Unlocks are already unlocked for you and ready to use and if you're newer to a Modding scene then this is the best option for a trouble free experience. Down below I've listed the best recommended save that I've sent to other players countless times in the setting up of profiles and have had no errors with them: Save Game 1 Save Game Money and XP Profile (ETS2.LT - Euro Truck Simulator) Save Game Money and XP Profile (ATSMODS.LT - American Truck Simulator) To Install the Profiles 1: Navigate to this inside your computer: "Your Documents/Euro Truck Simulator 2/Profiles" "Your Documents/American Truck Simulator/Profiles" 2: Once there take the massive folder made of numbers and drag and drop it into this folder. 3: Run your game and the profile should be visible, and you're ready to get in game and customize trucks and controls and other things to your liking. *The reason I've included *Optional* in the title of this part is because if you want a "Mod" free experience you can miss out this part. Also, there is no need for mods to progress in the Multiplayer as you can progress as you do in Singleplayer the same way. You're not forced to Download any of the below. * This recommendation is pretty self-explanatory. If you're wanting to keep your original profile but play Multiplayer at the same time, what you're going to have to do is: 1: Start off a Brand New Profile. 2: Play the Game in Singleplayer until you get the option to take out the highest bank loan. 3: Once you've got the loan buy a truck and customize to your liking. 4: Hop into the Multiplayer mod and repay the loan by doing jobs in Multiplayer. *If your jobs disappear again, some of the easier common problems should help job fixes, such as sleeping or teleporting to garages and service stations* As this is the most common problem I've seen on the forum for new players I've opted in to include it in this thread, so if you do come into this problem hopefully below can fix it. No Jobs Appearing (Fix One: Sleeping Method) If jobs haven't appeared for you in Multiplayer after following the tips of the community remember a simple thing as sleeping a few times can help get the jobs back on screen. Easily by going to a parking space and hitting enter. No Jobs Appearing (Fix Two: Having a Self Drivable Truck Method) Another reason of jobs not appearing is the possibility of not owning a truck. By following the steps above by using the Money Mod and XP Mod in Singleplayer before going online this can hopefully solve this problem. No Jobs Appearing (Fix Three: Manually Changing Job List Method) If you have tried all above and your jobs are still not appearing you will manually have to edit the economy back in and it can be done below. First, navigate to this inside your computer: "Your Documents/Euro Truck Simulator 2/config.cfg" "Your Documents/American Truck Simulator/config.cfg" *Note you will need to open this in Notepad or Wordpad, another good free program to Download is notepad++ but either Notepad or Wordpad will do the job.* Next, you will need to find these lines of code (By using CTRL + F) and searching the following: uset g_console uset g_developer instead of a 0 change these to a 1 Once finished saving, quit. Next, we're going to open your Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator game and selecting your Multiplayer profile navigate in game. For opening the console press "`" located next to your number one key. Type this into the console to reset the economy: g_force_economy_reset 1 After doing that press enter and re-navigate back to the profile screen. Selecting your profile again and navigating back in game you will need to redo the process above this time changing the 1 to a zero. Open the console again using "`" located next to the one key and type this into the console: g_force_economy_reset 0 And that's it you're good to go and hopefully start trucking online. If you're job list ever disappears again you will need to repeat the process above but hopefully, it keeps refreshing. The next most common problem I've noticed on the forum is when SCS decides to push an update for the base game of Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator alot of people are confused on how to play the Multiplayer until the Multiplayer team update the mod for the newest version of Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. Here's a quick guide on how to Downgrade your Version and also Upgrade your Version if you're unsure how to change back. For this example, I'll be using the base version 1.19 which is currently unsupported by Multiplayer and downgrading to version 1.18 which is currently supported by the Multiplayer mod. *Note this above method will not affect players until the 1.19 Patch hits the public which should be soon. I'm just doing a little future proofing to help prepare so the version in the guide may not be 100% but I'll update on release* Downgrading your Version This process is for people who want to downgrade their version to play the Multiplayer mod after Steam has updated their Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator version to the recent base game update. "Example: Version x.xx (ETS2 Base/ATS Base) > Version x.x1 (Multiplayer Support Base)" *Before starting any of the below make sure your Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator is fully closed down, the process below won't work if it's open* 1: Load up your Steam Client and hover over "Library" and click "Games" at the top of your screen. 2: Right click on "Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator" and click "Properties" 3: Click on the "Betas" tab at the top. 4: If steam has updated your current version making you unable to play the Multiplayer the top down box should say "NONE - Opt out of all beta programs" 5: Click on the drop down box, you'll be presented with a whole load of numbers and versions but the one you're wanting to select is "temporary_x_x_x_x - x.x.x.x.x" *Note: As mentioned above this will be updated as each version releases* 6: Close the properties window and then allow the game to update/downgrade. Providing you're on the correct Multiplayer version the Multiplayer mod will now launch. Upgrading your Version This process is for people who want to upgrade their version to play the Multiplayer mod after Multiplayer has updated their mod to support the latest Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator base game update. *Note: This is only if you followed the process of above by downgrading your game* "Example: Version x.xx (ETS2/ATS Downgrade Base for MP) > Version x.x1 (Multiplayer Support Base)" *Before starting any of the below make sure your Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator is fully closed down, the process below won't work if it's open* 1: Load up your Steam Client and hover over "Library" and click "Games" at the top of your screen. 2: Right click on "Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator" and click "Properties" 3: Click on the "Betas" tab at the top. 4: If you've followed the process above to play the Multiplayer the top down box should say "temporary_x_x_x_x - x.x.x.x.x" 5: Click on the drop down box, you'll be presented with a whole load of numbers and versions but the one you're wanting to select is "NONE - Opt out of all beta programs" *Note: As mentioned above this will be updated as each version releases* 6: Close the properties window and then allow the game to update/downgrade. Providing you're on the correct Multiplayer version the Multiplayer mod will now launch. Seeing the Version Supported The version supported by the multiplayer client can be found on the launcher at the top left hand corner. This will hopefully aid in what version you need to pick if you're wanting play online. Problem not listed here? Instead of writing every problem that can occur when playing Multiplayer a user by the name of Gwait (Suldok) has created a great post with mostly every problem that can occur in Multiplayer. Go over there and hopefully he can have the answer for any of your problems. Gwait Common Problems Thread (TruckersMP) Everything above is what I've personally done when setting up Euro Truck Multiplayer and American Truck Multiplayer profiles, and also what I recommended to friends when they're wanting to play Multiplayer. Also if there's anything I've missed out, be sure to comment it as I'll happily add it in! Note: If any of the Download Links have expired above, comment below and I'll be sure to find some more recommended ones! Thanks for reading! Cheers Click