Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Extreme Trucker 2 demo

At long last, the 1-hour time-limited trial version of 18 WoS Extreme Trucker 2, a.k.a. demo of the game, has been made available for download on the game's official website here.

36 comments:

  1. Thanks SCS
    Congratulations on the job, I have great pleasure in buying the game soon. The Portuguese language is available in the purchased version? Thank you for this most wonderful simulator.

    The new physics is amazing, the scenes are perfect, and the graphical quality is excepicional. The site Amo Caminhoes is helping to promote the game, and asking users to buy the game.

    Thanks
    Rafael Brusque Toporowicz
    São Mateus do Sul - Paraná - Brasil

    www.amocaminhoes.wordpress.com

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  2. Great job on the new ET.I wish American Long haul was like that haha. But oh well, anyways. Great job, incredibly fun.

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  3. So, now we are waiting ETS2 :D

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  4. Perfect job. Extreme Trucker (1) was not so good, but NOW it´s amazing! NOW it´s right Extreme Trucker! Once again, good job!!

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  5. I can only say this game is awesome. The scenery the physics, the trucks, the gameplay are amazing. Was a good idea to put the old maps into the new game, and i can say that many other big companies can't do such a great job(game) like SCS Soft.

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  6. Absolutely agree. ET2 is very enjoyable. Almost everything which was wrong in ET1 is now fine. Maps are great: Montana is lovely and extended Australia is outstanding. And that new physics and new light system... simply love it.

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  7. I though this was Internet, the place without borders or countries:

    "We're sorry. Our Systems indicate you are outside the territory authorized for distribution by the software publisher of this title.

    Unfortunately, we do not have permissions from the publisher to sell this title outside of our approved territory."

    I don't blame you, SCS, but the publisher, or the person who decided this. It's a way of saying: "hey, I know you can't way to play, so download me from somewhere else, and who knows, maybe it's even the unlocked version!".

    That's what I call to be a good salesman....

    The funny thing is that the game includes spanish language, I'm in Spain, and I'm not authorized to download because I'm "outside the (misterious-unnamed) aproved territory".

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  8. @Katixa and SCS: I have the same problem (but from Germany). I hope that this is a joke or something like that and will be fixed immediately. It's not very good, that you are not able to download the demo from the official site.

    @Katixa: try this: http://www.speedmaniacs.com/Downloads,18-Wheels-of-Steel-Extreme-Trucker-2-PC-Demo,974

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  9. Ok!! I agree completely!! hum!! I'm anxious to see this new game from SCS... For sure it will be another nice game!!
    Congratulations!! SCS team!!

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  10. @schumi1331: Thanks for the link. I just tried it and seems to work, but just after starting the download, I tried again the official site, and now it downloaded some kind of download manager (basically, it worked) and it's downloading a 704Mb file, so it seems they fixed it. You may want to try it again.

    I just cancelled the other download and let the official go on.

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  11. I like the demo, great work SCS. However, I have a question. Is there any way to turn off the widescreen mode? It isn't a really big problem, but it was bothering me in the first Extreme Trucker game as well because I don't like those black areas in the top and the bottom of the screen.

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  12. Hello SCS, amazing Physics!!!! Is possible to create a patch for 18wos ALH with this physics?

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  13. Hey I was just thinking a good game would be a construction simulator. drive truck with the equipment there then use stuff like excavators bulldozers etc. Then have missions like in extreme trucker eg load the truck with an excavatior then drive the truck. But make it like alh aswell start wit a truck and an excavator then build your company and earn contracts. Keep up the good work.

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  14. So many people asking for ALH successor. :-D And me too. ET2 is great, and can't wait for ETS2, it'll be awesome for sure, but I hope your next step will be american based game. I literally love your interpretation of Montana in ET2, just imagine whole U.S. in similar spirit (of course not in that ratio scale)...

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  15. And one or two little ideas - general, for any upcoming game. In real life, there are highways or usual roads with dense traffic as well as small, side roads where you meet few cars along the way. Second idea is related: there are cars we can meet richly on certain types of road or in certain areas, but rarely in other areas. For example, trucks are usual on highways, but you meet them not so often on side roads. And so on. Maybe it would be possible to fix generating of AI cars in that way...?

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  16. @Restanho: ALH was released 2007. You do not really expect a patch...
    There won't be any new patch for GTS, I think.
    It's like you would ask MS, if they make a new patch for Windows 2000...
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    Why? Why are you doing this? *cry*
    I have seen on your shown pics a wonderful prefab (ok, it's a nice one) with the roadworks and I wanted to use it in GTS.
    But it has a new format!! It cannot be used in older games. It's terrible.
    I hope, you are not planning to use it also for ETS2. There were some nice prefabs from Haulin and Pedal to the Metal, which I would really like to use in ETS2 (or you give a prefab editor :) ).
    The new map-editor does not look really nice and because of the min. resolution of 1024x768 it's not nice to use it.

    The trucks looks nice, there are some new very nice mover models. AI traffic I haven't seen yet...

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  17. Yes, I'm mad about this too - so many new prefabs (for me not only roadworks) that could improve GTS environment.

    Ok, it's done like that, what can we do. But prefab editing tool is needed more and more every day. It must not be 3D modelling tool. We can create or modify prefab in ZM or other editor and then load into Prefab editor, adjust AI paths, nodes, traffic lights and other things - I'm sure it would be good enough for every map maker. ;-)

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  18. Excellent physics!! and graphic. But there is something wring with the sound. There is no sound from the blinker and windshield viper. Otherwise this wil be a perfect game.

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  19. I have a question regarding the online streaming function of the jukebox. I tried to stream a radio station in the game with .pls, .asx, and .ram files, but none of them worked. What format does the jukebox require to stream online radio stations?

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  20. ET2 is great. Extreme Trucker 2 actually works on my computer. Extreme Trucker 1 crashed when loading a job. For your next 18 WoS game can you make it american again. It has been a long time sense you made American Long Haul.

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  21. Zdravím, děláte čím dál horší simulátory! Proč? Vývojáři, přečtěte si tohle prosím: http://pc.hrej.cz/recenze/18-wheels-of-steel-extreme-trucker-2-3434/

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  22. Well, besides from what that review says, and some other people could say on forums, I will stick my opinion to what this game is: a mix of arcade and simulator. Don't expect anything similar to 18WoS Hauling or ETS. This is something completely different.

    But I would like to congratulate and say thanks to all the people that worked hard on this project, spending hours on calculations, tests, etc...as a developer I know how hard it can be sometimes.

    There are of course lots of things that could be fixed, improved or changed. But this game is as it is. You like its style, or you don't.

    One advice if you plan on making another game like this. If you pretend to enter the "simulator" category and atract some more people, increase the delivery time or either remove it. I started enjoying this game only after installing a mod that removed the delivery time. And to be honest, I don't know if I would have bought it if I wasn't able to modify that part of the game. Now I can stop in towns, drive slowly, etc. without worrying about the time. Else it's just a race and there is no point on putting so much effort on a map that noone will care about because you just have to hurry too much. I had no fun driving at full speed like a rally car, but I can spend hours driving slowly, with precission on turns, etc.

    Also the physics are simply great compared to previous games. I only have one complain: at low gears the truck shouldn't stop suddenly when releasing gas. It should keep the speed for a while. I play with pedals and everytime I release gas pedal to go a gear up, the truck stops. It doesn't happen when I'm at higher speeds, but it's really annoying at low speed.

    I really hope, and I mean REALLY hope that Euro Truck Sim 2 has these same physics. I love to drive the truck slowly, feel the weight and take a long time to put it at high speed.

    I tried the demo without too much hopes because I didn't like Extreme Trucker too much, but after seeing all the physics changes I just bought it right away. So please don't listen too much to all those saying "trucks go too slow", "trucks don't accelerate", etc... some of us have been asking for years for more realistic acceleration rates, and now I think we got them, so keep it that way.

    Oh, and please allow 2, 3 or even 4 nodes for trailers in ETS2, instead of just one, so modders can give make doubles, triples, or whatever.

    And thanks for enabling the two interior mirrors at same time. They work great when using Eyefinity with 3 screens. I asked for this on an email or a previous post, I don't remember, but in any case I'm glad to see you improved the engine.

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  23. Well, that review isn't complimentary, but it's only opinion of someone who can't understand that ET2 is an arcade, not hardcore simulator - and who can't understand that ET2 is project of ValuSoft and SCS only observe reqests (so spitting on SCS is pointless). And third, someone who simply does not want to admit that physics in ET2 is SCS's best physics ever. Ridiculous review.

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  24. Hello schumi1331,
    So, I have already the No Answer and cost to me nothing ask for a patch for ALH. My map keep the ALH alive here in Brazil, and games like ETS, GTS, ATS, ET and ET2 are far away from our reality. Here people play ALH with my map against the newer games. Believe me... is our reality!! And I think that SCS could hear our asks and do something different at once. I really tired to read asks here without answers... What is the proposal of a blog if we really cannot talk to them? My Post of download do 5th version of my map has 700 comments... with answers!! :)
    So, I will try to ask for a patch for ALH!! Maybe they answer it.

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  25. They should just keep the main map as in ALH, switch over the textures for the roads and terrain, cities. Add a patch to the engine for the new physics and effects. Even the models need re-do, but i'm sure there are plenty of people willing and would be happy enough to submit their work for SCS, for a new American Long Haul. Project could be done..4-6 months easy. And have a brand new revived simulator. IMO Haulin, PTTM and ALH has a bigger consumer base than the ETS series.

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  26. I like the idea of an patch for ALH. I own American Long Haul and it's not the best. Take the physics from ET2, add them to ATH. Update the truck models, make slimmer roads, make the cities larger and give more upgrading options for the trucks. Even if this happens this still wouldn't be good enough to be as big as Rig'n'Roll but It would be one of the best truck simulators SCS has created.

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  27. Hello, my name is Victor came to ask you to do a game based on the Brazilian territory, and the Brazilian trucks too, I would be very happy because a Brazilian company tried to make a game based on the Brazilian territory and did very bad now if done by you would even need to be ótimo.não across Brazil, only the Southeast, Midwest and South would look great already.
    Thank you for your attention!

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  28. Very very excellent....Comment by Calabria Trasporti Virtualle Spedition

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  29. Physics is much better than in ET1. Thanks for 2 new locations, they're nice and fun. Surrounding has got a nice graphics. BUT... why the lorries and trucks can drive max speed about 45-50 mph, no more? It's so unbelievable driving with the fire truck max 50 mph :-) There is no acceleration of the trucks and lorries, it's so complicated and dangerous to overtake another cars. I'm asking question again - WHY??? Why the speed isn't the same as in ET1? Please if you'll make some patch in the future, give to people more speed in this game because you're killing the good game. Please make the patch and increase the speed at least to 80 mph. One more thing... the blinkers doesn't make the sound.

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  30. In my post from January 30, 2011 3:44 PM I've forgotten a one notice the max speed is about 45-50 mph but downhill... I know, that anybody won't agree with me regarding this thing, but I'm sorry I am a big fan of the SCS's truck games but this one has dissapointed me. Sorry for my bad English as well.

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  31. I hope the steering is fixed, because that's one important thing that has sucked ass in all of the other truck sims.

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  32. if I also I have the same problem and try to change the torque of the motor but nothing happens even put some numbers but nothing happens most appreciable sorry for the physical are memorable only need a little more power but congratulations to scs software that are already on a new level extreme love trucker 2

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  33. Hello, you're doing is getting worse simulators! Why? Developers, please read this: http://pc.hrej.cz/recenze/18-wheels-of-steel-extreme-trucker-2-3434/. Just now, I hope that Euro Truck Simulator 2 will be really as good as you write.

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  34. Nice environment and surroundings. Trucks physics is not bad as well. But the others cars don't use their lights when it's getting dark especially on the Yungas Roads, the speed and torque of the truck and lorries are simply tragical and unrealistic. There are only five locations for driving. Fire trucks don't make the sound, blinkers don't make the sound. Every "week" you release a new game but quality is lower and lower. Have you ever tested this game? Do you really want to get money for that? You would this game to give free of change. I'm very sorry but I guess it's a shame for your company. Dear SCS software please wake up and make the games so how the games have to be made.

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  35. I used to love 18 wheels of steel series but i do agree the games get worse not better.

    Extreme trucker 2 is much worse then the old game convoy. There are no engine sounds what so ever! Its just one noise being repeated over and over.

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  36. i hate this game its so domb

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