Friday, January 28, 2011

A small hint of ETS2 tech progress

We are constantly bombarded with requests to show more of what is happening with Euro Truck Simulator 2, but it's complicated now.

On the technology programming side, we have been working on deferred shading for quite a while, but now the time has come to finally integrate the code into the game - to give the artists the access to the tech and tools.

The end result is of course that the artists and designers are at the same time happy with so many new features that they will have at their disposal - true shadows including self-shadowing, true lights, new shader effects, HDR, bloom and the like. But at the same time they are pulling their hair as we realized how many tweaks of existing stuff will be still needed.

Anyway, finally we will have a state-of-the-art graphics engine! It will just take a few more weeks before we can start showing screenshots of all these things properly tuned and balanced, all working as expected at the same time in the scene...

For today, here is just a small teaser that shadows are already finding their way into the game. In these shots only the trucks have shadows enabled. Fortunately, the new technology is quite smart; it will allow all objects in the scene to cast shadows relatively cheap when it comes to performance, so the scenes will look gorgeous even on mid-range hardware. You will notice that this scene doesn't contain any new vegetation or some of the things that we have already talked about - this is exactly the case that many features that people are working on in parallel now need to be finished, integrated and adjusted to work together at the same time, not just as isolated research and development sub-projects. These shots are from a rural area in Poland by the way



Stay tuned!

93 comments:

  1. super screeny//amazing screenshot
    powodzonka w pracy// succes at work ;)

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  2. Great work. The lights on the roof must be functional. These can be turned on/off by pressing, for example, control + L. Please add this feature in game. ;)

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  3. Finaaaaaaaaly! Yaaaay. SCS you rock!

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  4. I will admit. That is an amazing job. ETS2 is to be a masterpiece.

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  5. GREAT WORK SCS!!!!! I´M HAPPY ABOUT IT!!!

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  6. WOW im speachless
    the graphics are soo amazing,and the shadows also
    great work SCS,cant wait for more info
    P.S can you make a post to say which coutries will be included in the game?please,thats the meanest thing by me

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  7. Looks nice. :)

    But as seeing the road sign I hope that you will not set german traffic signs in Poland...

    here you can see Polish signs as they look like:
    http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wzory_znaków_i_sygnałów_drogowych_w_Polsce

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  8. Strongly that the game is finished and sold

    By Google Traduction " French to English "

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  9. WOW! The truck is amazing! The new bumper, its datails and new lights is just awesome! The way that sun lights the truck (and its interior in some angles) is so cool specially in ET2, and it would be better in ETS2 with true shadows!

    Great work SCS! Can't wait to next week's teaser!

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  10. Nice!
    Please add func. CB-Radio in ETS 2.

    Thnx.

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  11. ;) THANKS A LOT SCS!! ITS BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  12. cb-radio is a good idea.every trucker need it...

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  13. This new shadow system looks great! ETS2 is going to be good, but I'm really looking forward for an American trucking game with these new graphics. It'd be awesome!

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  14. Fantastic details. Looking forward to the release very much.
    Thank you so much SCS Software team for your outstanding work.

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  15. Woah! This looks FAN-TAS-TIC!!! I'm speechless... O_O
    You guys are just great! :)
    We really have to thank you! ;)

    This is gonna be a "must-buy", even if it's a fullprice-title! :)

    I feel a little bit "ashamed" but I have two question/request:
    1. Will there be some kind of "interior light" that you can switch on and off, and that will lighten the cabin?
    and 2. Will there be, if it rains, raindrops on all the windows and not only on the windshield?

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  16. Please make that parking lights and fog included separately from dipped and main beam.

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  17. The license-plates are wrong. The ones with "H" at end are used for historical vehicels (30+ years) in Germany. Would be nice, if you could change it in ETS2.
    But everything else looks great. Looking forward to play the game.

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  18. Those screenshost are amazing. Pavel and all guys in SCS, I'm wishing you all the best in your hard work. And I hope there's plenty of time from publishers and ETS2 will not be released too early - because game like this deserves maximum of solicitude. I think we all can wait few months more, if it helps.

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  19. ¿Porque no hacéis una entrada sobre las instalaciones y el equipo de SCS? Conocemos muy bien al juego pero no sabemos nada sobre los que están detras del juego.

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    Why do not you make a post about the facilities and equipment of SCS? We know very well the game but we know nothing about those who are behind the game.

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  20. Yeah, I think Salguero51 has a good idea (if Google translated it well, but I suppose so). It would be nice to know something about you, guys! :-)

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  21. Bravo to you for the wonderful work you are doing this game is going to be really beautiful out I strongly looking forward.
    Think clamp the truck 90km / h it would be really great and small things like parking lights, fog and a mod for online play.
    Keep dreaming to the community of truckers and thank you I promise to buy your game for its release.
    Écouter
    Lire phonétiquement
    Dictionnaire - Afficher le dictionnaire

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  22. @Salguero51:
    Yeah! I totally agree with you!
    Seeing the persons and teams behind all these great games would be great! :)
    I hope you guys at SCS Soft are reading this and think about this... You could "interview" the developers and they tell what they have to do and so on! :)

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  23. wooho these enviroments and ability of customising the truck looks really good cant wait for the game to come keep up the work scs

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  24. Hmmm shadows looks nice but "dark place in the shadow need more darkness or gamma reduction...

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  25. Everything looks great, BUT to me the most important element of a simulator are physics, and so far ETS, GTS and the rest lack a good physics engine. Also gameplay elements can be implemented or improved. Radio, CB, radar detector/jammer, police cars with radars, not just random speed tickets, to just name a few.

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

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  27. SCS, you are doing a very good job. i hope ETS2 will be the best game! I love it more than 150%!

    Good luck next time with your hard work!

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  28. Please, add multiplayer! I can pay 40 euros if the game has multiplayer! Thumbs up!!
    (sorry for my bad english, I am portuguese!)

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  29. Thanks for your news .. I am very excited about the launch of ETS2. Congratulations for the work. And as said Salguero51, make a publication featuring the development team the game. It would be great to meet people who work creating our fun. Thanks again.

    Hugs
    Rafael Brusque Toporowicz
    São Mateus do Sul - Paraná - Brasil
    www.amocaminhoes.wordpress.com

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  30. Muy buen trabajo. Estoi deseando que salga ETS 2 ya que va a ser genial. Por favor introduzcan la CB radio pero por internet para que asi podamos ablar entre todos los que juquemos con un microfono. Os deseo lo mejor.
    Traducir del castellano(español) al ingles.

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  31. I wish it wont be so cpu and graphically demanding like GTA 4, Mafia II, Dirt etc. Despite having those high end graphic settings like self-shadowing, true lights, new shader effects, HDR, bloom and the like etc....

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  32. Good work guys. I am surprised this game. it looks very nice.

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  33. Wow. SCS You Constantly Amaze Me With The Standard Of Your Work. Keep It Up. Just Brilliant.

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  34. Good work, but in Poland is used only double solid line or single broken on road 1x1.

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  35. Oh... The game hadn;t be better. RigNRoll is the best trucksim!

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  36. SCS, i have only one question...

    Will there be a SLI support for ETS2?

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  37. Scs soft very very goood job....

    Rign roll is the best racing game :-))))))need for speed rign roll :-))))

    My game still Haulin and Euro truck simulator No racing no arcade game.....

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  38. I´m living in the USA, but i love my country POLAND and i´m still waiting for Euro truck simulator 2! I love this game and i hope it would be one of the best games 2011!!

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  39. I hope there will be double trailers!

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  40. thx scs! you are one of the firms (or people) who know what the truck-fans are want to have!!!!!

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  41. POOOOOOOOOOOOLSKA!!!! Droga Krajowa!!!!!!!!!
    Najlepsza byla A18!!!!!!!

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  42. Tak tak, A18 to jest bardzo fajna droga :) ale w gier to muszy bedz!!!!!

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  43. nice work guys... you did very well with the shadow but in my opinion the MAN TGX looks like Shit. The original TGX from GTS really looked better than that one. Could be that it only looks that way to me because of the Toplights, lowbar and visor. Didn't see a MAN TGX before, that has got the lowbar infront of the Chromeapplication. I know it's a very hard critic but i think you want to do the game as real as possible and we "truckers" want to have a realistic game so i think it's quite good to give some ideas to make it more realistic ;)

    maybe websites like this one could help you to make it better ;)

    http://www.pero-lkwzubehoer.de/
    http://truckstyler-shop.de/

    you also could add some addable parts to the Interior like a desk or curtains, because the interior looks really empty.

    I hope you guys can use some of my ideas to make this game, which looks quite good so far, a little bit better ;)

    Best wishes from Germany

    Henrik Herbering

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  44. very nice scs!! I cant wait for the fantastic ETS2! But I have one question: wich contrys will ETS2 include? Scandinavia?? I really hope it will!

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  45. Amazing scs!!! I also want scandinavia!!!! It would be wonderful...

    greetings from sweden

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  46. Really nice job!! scs team!! I really enjoyed it!! But i'd like to see many, many trucks on ETS 2!! Trucks from all the brands... trucks 4x2, 6x2, 6x4, 8x4... many, many semi-trailers... various cities, countries... companies, etc. It would fantastic if we found a complete european map. It would more fantastic if we could add everythin' we want to the game... new cities, countries, companies, trucks, trailers and vehicles to the traffic. For talkin' about traffic... a complete traffic sign board could included to the game. I don't know how hard your work is... but i imagine!! Please, add trucks which the engine is in front of the cabin... not only under... i don't know if i can ask such thing - try to give lots of details to the tractors - for example - the traction axle which takes the movement to the rear axle. Maintenance centers along the roads and cities in which the drivers pay for services like gas station, oil and water verification, maintenance in general, new tyres purchase, washing... etc. Please, take into consideration every opinion expressed in here... don't forget the interaction between the game and the users.
    Hum... will we wait for new versions of 18 wos series??

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  47. :O Whooa SCS that's stunning job you guys are doing! This game is looks and sounds better every time you guys post an update. Keep up the great work Pavel and crew! this game is a auto-buy for me! btw, I hope one day in the future (granted that you got the funds and time) you guys decide to do an American Truck Simulator ;)

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  48. Do any One knows when ETS2 is going to be realese? Plz answer!

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  49. This side could also provide good stuff for truck bars and etc:

    http://www.kelsa.co.uk/

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  50. ETS2 will be released in second half of 2011, I think in November or December; before Christmas...

    @Marcelo: For a new version of WoS, I think you need to ask ValuSoft

    Yes, A18 in Poland would be nice. But please then in real: in direction Germany wonderful new asphalt, and in direction Poland terrible asphalt :) Like Poland...

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  51. Polski

    Na Polskich drogach obowiązują włączone światła mijania dwadzieścia cztery godziny na dobę, a ruch AI na zrzutach ekranowych dalej jeździ bez włączonych świateł mijania w dzień. Naprawcie to.

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    English

    On Polish roads are applying to dipped headlights turned on for twenty-four hours on day, and the AI traffic on screenshots airdrops farther is going without dipped headlights turned on in the day. Repair it.

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  52. would be very interesting if the game have a choice of time equal to the Computer and CB Radio Online also type a server ... Online mode.

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  53. I'm not sure if it's a good idea with that AI lights turned on for 24 hours. I know, in reality it's like that, and not only in Poland. Here in CZ too and I believe same regulation is valid for most of european countries. But new SCS's light system is certainly more exacting for hardware then before and every light which doesn't need to be computed is counted. At night, it could work fine for sure, even on mid-range machines, because sun and shadows aren't computed. But during day? Computing all that lights and shadows in Prism3D...?

    But maybe this thing could be optional for hi-end machines, turnable in gameplay settings. In that case, why not to get near reality even more!

    Still, I want features like CB or "live" police more then AI traffic lights for 24h. :-)

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  54. would be very interesting if the game have a choice of time equal to the Computer and CB Radio Online also type a server ... Online mode. ²

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  55. with the option of game time equals reality is easier for those who edit in-game map as the (mod bus) that exist for 18 wos Haulin like and so I shall be very grateful if this option exists in game time equals reality .... (such as computer time).

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  56. In my opinion... would be very interestin' if we could see the trailers being loaded. For example - the trailers which take containers. Add diferent type of traffic lights. And of course - double, and triple-trailers... why not??
    Great job, scs team!!

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  57. i want to have my car trailer to have contract i want to can change engine in my truck from 400 hp to 600hp transmision 14 gang and i want used truck diler

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  58. scs,could you tell us something about the map and roads? what about the polish route like A18.its a very historical road... and in my opinion very intresting if you drive to poland.

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  59. Hello... i liked the idea of, for example - you deliver a cargo, and imediately you receive the order for a new cargo. But in another city... you go with the tractor only to take the cargo or you already take the trailer. I think it would give more realism to the game... if tractors and unloaded trailers circulated along the roads. It's a good idea to have tractors with company logos, and also trailers. Like in GTS... we could be hired by a company and receive proposals from other companies and when you get enough money... you buy your own tractor... become autonomous... and later create your own company.
    This is an idea...
    Please... double, triple-trailers. Many cities, countries, companies and roads!!
    Waiting for pics of the maps!!

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  60. more idea´s...

    -stickers for the tractors.
    -international registration plates...
    -parking area´s at the motorways without petroil station like in germany Autobahn
    -cb radio and aerial
    -new companys (please not the same like in ets1 and gts, because that would be very boring)
    -that you can make your own company, your own name on the tractor or trailer...

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  61. Hello, Will there be multiplayer?

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  62. Plase creat a multiplayer ets2?:D

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  63. Are that going to be any 6x2 trucks or any 25.25 equipage like we drive in sweden? I also hole that are much harder to revarse in to a loading dock :) Plz ANSWER!

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  64. First thanks for posting this.

    Now my opinion: roads look the same as previous games: too wide. They are not realistic. Driving a truck in these games is like driving a car in real life. Real trucks often go with wheels touching the white lines of both sides. They are almost 3 meters wide. If you notice trucks in some roads, when their right wheel is touching a white line, the wheels at right are about 20cm far from the middle white line.

    I understand that this makes the driving a lot harder, but if this is supposed to be a simulator, roads should feel real. In Flight Simulator we dont get landing airports 2x real lenght or 2x real width to make it easier. We get real sizes and if you don't know how to land or take off, you learn.

    In this game I would love to have to look at my mirrors constantly to make sure I'm not with my wheels on the opposite lane, and trying not to hit the barrier on my right. And if that means I have to slow down... so be it. That's why trucks go slower in tight roads, because driving needs more accuracy, and accuracy and high speed are not compatible.

    I understand highways being a bit wider, but please, make small/side roads SMALL, specially in cities. Right now all roads look like a landing runways. You can even fit two cars in one lane, and that doesn't happen even in real roads...

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  65. @Katixa you guys should listen this user this is 100% true. And for my opinion i was playing all truck simulators but none of them are 99% good for me, i was always feeling that im playing some arcade truck games lol, for me will be great if you will add CB Radio in game, off course if the graphic's will be much better, and the best some MULTIPLAYER this will blow up my mind and definetely i will buy ets2 !!!! even for preorder ! This is my opinion, i thinks many people will agree with me about cb radio ! Thanks Daniel.

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  66. those shadows look amazing, about time too. also dont forget multiple trailer support

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  67. The Trucks dont look so nice...
    And the Wheels are horrible...
    I should protect my eyes of them..
    ^^ just a joke..but the wheels really bad

    Best regards
    Krystian

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  68. Sounds good but even a simple multiplayer should be available. You should add a multiplayer as found in the Farming Simulator 2011, simple but gets the job done and is super fun to play. LISTEN TO US!!!!!

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  69. please, add the multiplayer.....!

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  70. Hope to see proper support for real finnish and swedish doubles. So we wouldn't have to edit the game.sii file everytime we wanna drive with REAL TRUCKS!! Those semi-trucks and trailers are for beginners!!!

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  71. wow...SCS this is wonderfull.I hope that we can play multiplyer when YOU released the game. I cant wait im so nervouis and full of good things about that game. IM glad to see more pic.:D

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  72. I always wonder what's so terrific on multiplayer in truckin' game that everyone wants it. You driving your truck for five minutes, then you meet other player in contraflow, so you press horn, he press horn, then five minutes nothing, then you meet other player, so you press horn, he press horn... or where's the point? I'm not trying to start flame or something, just don't understand.

    Wouldn't be online statistics (distance traveled, number of loads, money earned etc) enough?

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  73. Anyway SCS you're doing a wonderful job I can imagine the pulling of hair to get things working seamlessly. Hopefully the gameplay is smooth on high end machines and the trailers are 6-week drive, going round tight corners at slow speeds you start sliding around, the trailers wheels should turn at least to ease that.

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  74. Translated with google translator:

    Hello whole team of SCS! ETS, GTS and ET2 are very good games, I hope and ETS2 is cool!

    I have a few suggestions / requests:
    So you can do so that the tires can break, the truck can be bent on failure, etc. I have many suggestions, but I can not remain silent so that:
    You can do so that sparks come in contact with the cushioned boards or any other car .. You can insert a new (modern) cars in traffic .. Between different countries have a border, but also can have scales ... ETS2 may become much more cool than any other simulators only tighten a little note imagination and work harder!

    That's for now, bye!

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  75. Nice-looking MAN Truck. The accesories look great on the truck, and the shadows do too. I love the fact that it is going to render well on low spec computers, which means for me that I will be able to max out the settings without losing too much performance, like on Extreme Trucker 2. Keep up the great work! ETS2 Will sure be a hit!

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  76. Hi SCS,


    yes it is very nice, but I think the new Lamps must also glow!

    I hope, that you are improve it!
    So we players haver more fun to play.

    What do light, they not glow in real? They are superfluos!

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  77. Hi I liked the news but it would be a Kafkaesque legal accretive beats eg hitting the tree crack the windshield and another chance to look at the driver's feet and see him stepping on the clutch, brake and acelerador.por to give in some places as restaurants and hotels. would be very realistic

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  78. Impresionante los avances en el ETS 2 con todo y los nuevos detalles de sombras y reflejos,muchas comunidades de America esperamos pronto se trabaje en una nueva version 18 wos ALH 2 :)

    google translate

    Awesome progress in the ETS 2 complete with new details of shadows and reflections, many communities in America hope to soon be working on a new version 18 wos ALH 2 :)

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  79. (marinheiropoupay do Brasil)
    (uma voz na multidão)
    legal ... um bom jogo ... mas será muito ruim ... se não houver bi-trem ("cargo_double"), tri-trem ("road_train") ... isto será um desperdício de tecnologia (voltem com o velho e bom estilo e cargas do haulin / long) ... incluem também as (road_train)do extreme2 ... fazendo isso... este jogo vai ser o melhor do gênero !!!!!

    REFLITAM SOBRE ISSO !

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  80. Well.. IF WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY OF ETS 2, WELL THAN YOU MIGHT PUT SOME EXTRA OPTIONS FOR A MORE REALISTIC SIMULATOR,LIKE A WINDOWS WASHER,RAINDROPS ON OTHER WINDOWS !!!!!! NOT ONLY THE FRONT ONES,A GPS(MAYBE A TALKING ONE) ,OR MAYBE A DAMAGE SYSTEM , LIKE BROKEN WINDOWS,BUMPERS,SCRATCHES , FLAT TIRES..SCS IF YOU CAN THEN JUST READ MY COMMENT, AND THINK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT DID I SAID ;) SUCCESS FOR THE GAME ! ;) JUST FOR A BETTER SIMULATOR ;)

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  81. yes, I really think you should listen to scaniaking_arnold! He have some very god ideas! Like a window washer and that damage system he writs about;) It would bee very nice and cool!:)

    Best regards from sweden

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  82. Cool shadows guys, keep the good work flowing

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  83. Bus Simulator Are there willing to produce?

    Bus Driver + Austrian Truck Simulator Base has been created in hope.

    City Bus Simulator, but such things as,
    In the City Bus + Express Bus SCSSoft also hope has been created.

    I look forward to the release of SCSSoft Bus Simulator.

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  84. SCS pls support the Logitech G25/27 900 degrees wheel!!!! I can't wait this game. Beautiful, awsome. Need this game now!!! :)

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  85. DA EXACT SI AM AFLAT CA JOCU APARE LA INCEPUTUL LUI MAI.

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  86. Please increase the function of wheels with Driving Force GT or G25/G27 and add Online function too

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  87. www.europeflyer.forumfree.it - Firma Virtuala

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  88. I wonder if you guys at SCS could make something in the ETS 2 game that the Player could put on his/her logo and Text at the trucks they have.. that would be so awesome!! :D thanks :D

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  89. Will the map include ROMANIA ?

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