Friday, September 16, 2011

Scania DemoCenter at Södertälje, Sweden

Sometimes our dialogue with truck manufacturers regarding official licensing of their brands for our games takes an interesting turn. It just so happened earlier this week, when SCS Software's CEO Pavel Šebor was invited to drive a few laps at the Scania DemoCenter. This vehicle demonstration circuit is very near to Scania's headquarters and factory in Södertälje, just south of Stockholm, Sweden.

Pavel drove a truck for the very first time in his life on this day, so it's obvious he was nervous, but excited at the same time. He might have driven a bit slow, but considering that he was driving a V8 730 HP tractor in a loooong Scandinavia-specific 24 meters configuration, loaded with 60 tonnes of cargo, it was a smooth ride for a newbie. Perhaps playing the truck games really gives one a head start when it comes to driving the vehicles for real ;-).


47 comments:

  1. We see you love this auto brand.

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  2. Great! I hope this real trucking experience will have results in ETS2 gameplay :)

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  3. Way cool, you lucky fellow. (c:

    Well driven, and I too hope it helps you get the feel for how it should "feel" in the game. Now get the rest of the team on the road too, ha! (c;

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  4. Was it manual gearbox? If som Simulateit.right. for the love of any god you belieive out there

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  5. Congrats Pavel, you are driving very nice for the first time!
    I hope this experience will be useful when it comes to truck physics and behavior! ;-)
    Keep on truckin'! :D

    Best Regards

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  6. Very cool! I am favourite the game!!!

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  7. Also Pavel, I am glad that you used the retarder on that descent!
    I guess you know what sound the truck produces when braking with the retarder (that quiet 'wooo' sound) and how it interacts with the truck.
    Please add the retarder to ETS2.

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  8. woah! I want to drive that Scania too! it looks awesome!

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  9. Wow! Congratulations! I'm sure it's been loads of fun. Eh... some people get all the luck!! Thumbs up for Scania team too! That's the spirit, that is what truck manufacturers should understand. This game is, after all, a big praise for the beautiful products they develop - the trucks, and for the talent that goes into designing and building them. Nice one!

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  10. P.S.
    Have you noticed that the truck behavior is really similar to the game? If you try to filter the movements of the cameraman, you end up with something close to the simulated truck. So, good job, SCS! I must get a truck driver license, this is too much fun! :D
    A piece of advice for the programmers: be very careful; now that the boss has actually driven a real truck, he is going to be even more demanding, in terms of handling and overall feel of the simulated truck! So, good luck to all! ;)

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  11. Woww nice driving Mr.sabre :)

    Sorry my english.

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  12. Pedal to the medal Mr.Pavel ! ! !

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  13. German relasedate: 10.01.2011

    http://www.spieleradar.de/PC/spiele/news/euro-truck-simulator-2/6_24048_20419/auf-achse-termin-fuer-den-zweiten-teil-bekannt.html

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  14. Congratulations! Upload some new about ETS2 please

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  15. Anonymous said...
    German relasedate: 10.01.2011

    http://www.spieleradar.de/PC/spiele/news/euro-truck-simulator-2/6_24048_20419/auf-achse-termin-fuer-den-zweiten-teil-bekannt.html
    September 16, 2011 2:44 PM

    they said a few posts back that they don't have an release date and that it's gonnan be released in 2012

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  16. Hi SCS!

    Nice video, and good driving! It's great to see that you have a good relationship with truck manufacturers such as Scania. I hope this driving session also helps you in making the ETS2 and other future games as realistic as possible when it comes to handling and feel of the truck.

    Best Regards,

    Osmo
    Finland

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  17. Ups I mean 10.01.2012
    look at the link, it's an interwiew with german Publisher Rondomedia

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  18. Perfect! Should be a great sense driving truck most powerful the world's, just as it is. Must have strength to spare even pulling 60 tons, this is a truck to work. Congratulations Pavel.

    Eric
    SP/BRASIL

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  19. Hope to see the new R-series in the game! :)

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  20. Congrats Pavel, it's great that you get to drive a real truck and I can see that you really enjoyed it :) I hope this gives you the knowledge to make ETS2 as real as possible.

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  21. very cool for scania for letting you drive there truck! BTW Pavel you did good.

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  22. From me congrats too! It's great from Scania, I'm glad they taking it in so friendly way. Hope that Pavel's experience will be reflected in game. :-)

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  23. and now just wait until you are invited to drive with 750 hp, with the Volvo FH16 750. Don't forget that in your games, that Volvo has made a more powerful version of the FH16 a few weeks ago, so it would be great if the FH16 has 750 hp in game.
    for more information, look here:
    http://www.volvotrucks.com/trucks/netherlands-market/nl-nl/trucks/Volvo-FH16/Volvo_FH16/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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  24. Congratulations, it looks like Pavel enjoyed himself. The weight he was pulling would have been more noticeable if he had had a chance to pull an empty trailier first. He would have noticed a significant difference in acceleration and braking distance. I believe it's essential to accurately replicate the role that weight plays when driving a truck if the goal is to give players a simulation and I'm glad to see that the team is doing field research on this!

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  25. Here in Finland those 24m combinations are normal sight! btw nice driving :)

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  26. I think few know how I wanted to do what Pavel did and some can imagine. Driving a truck must be amazing, comparable to little joke of boyfriends, understood ?

    So I spoke here on the blog that the game should give us a real feeling of driving.

    And I think to myself, would be really cool if the game was continuous connection to the network of SCS Soft to validate licenses(seria key) and to receive updates. It would be nice if the trucks wear out over time(type lost performance 100.000km on) making it necessary to buy a new one to maintain performance.

    Should be used trucks dealers and new trucks, being you of SCS Soft, upgrade by connecting to a network of SCS, with new trucks, parts, etc.

    This idea may not be very profitable but it is good. Would keep game always new and does not enable an activation key that enable various games(the famous cracks).

    Thank SCS Soft,
    now I see that "Obrigado" have "h" in English.

    Gean from Belo Horizonte.
    Come here in the 2014 Cup of Football.

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  27. 2014 World Cup is here. But a like more of Formula 1. Sebastian Vettel is my idol today and you SCS, of course.

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  28. I love scania, i´m so happy that in ETS2 the scania was made new!!

    What about cb-arial on the roof scs? Is it a part,too, that I can buy at shop??

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  29. I really like to see a good game of the truck, SCS is making beautiful graphics, but ... I would feel something in my G25. The force-feedback and bump of the road working on my wheel. Change shifting and weight differences of the trailer full and empty. It could also put fog on the road.

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  30. This is great news! Congrats Pavel for the opportunity! So after driving a real life truck, does this hint at better cab and truck physics in Euro Truck Sim 2? I got my wallet ready and I want to see better physics! :)

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  31. Se7en: i thnikn thath in SCS simulations is retarder - menu - MOTOR BREAK - keystroke B...

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  32. Great Pavel! I think this experience will help you make your games more real!

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  33. @MTCougar: It's not the same, motor brake works completely different than retarder. Plus retarder doesn't produce that 'growling' sound like a motor brake. On the motor brake, you just have one button to press and it activates it. On the retarder you have 4 stages of braking. Pull down one for 25% braking power, pull down two times for 50% braking power, pull down three times for 75% braking power, and pull down four times for 100% braking power! ;-)

    Best regards

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  34. Please Mr.Pavel you must add this track in the game ETS2 please it will add experience for the players testing the trucks. Thanks Mr. Pavel and good luck.

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  35. can you drive a 24 meter truck in sweden to?`:)

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  36. Se7en: tnaks for explanation. Now, i want SCS to add retarder to game=)

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  37. Now Pavel Sebor knows how truck physics works in real! So upgrade physics and steering! :D

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  38. hope u scs team noticed how the scania mirrors are and how yours ones are totally wrong.

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  39. trailer wheel and get the sounds

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  40. Splendid video. Thank you very much.

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  41. now the question is: Can you reproduce the same feeling as the truck you drove in your games? if you can do that the you will be rich

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  42. Sweet ride in deed.
    I hope that this clearly speak for Mr. Pavel that there is fans who are waiting for heavier and longer things than just a semi.

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  43. WE need al optional brakes system please no only motor brake

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  44. Hi!
    Will Sweden be included in the ETS 2? maybe with the typical lenght trucks as well?
    I would be very happy if sweden and the other nordic countrys would be in ETS 2 after all we are members of EU.
    med vänliga hälsningar Eric from Sweden!

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  45. It's fun to hear the cameraman talking to his buddy: "I don't think i'll ever be a cameraman." "No, i don't think the swedish television will be calling you this afternoon *laugh* " =)
    What i miss in these games are the "sluggishness" the trucks have in changing gears, loosing speed uphill and so forth. All these games still feels like driving a car. A big, heavy car, but still a car... Trucks are so much more than that! Hope this game will feel more like the real thing =)

    //Gustav from Sweden!

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  46. Now when Pavel has driven a Scania I hope that he are going to do the Scania exeptional in the game, every detail and things like that!

    Hälsar Erik ifrån Sverige!

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