Friday, October 21, 2011

Night Driving

We are thinking of making the night in Euro Truck Simulator 2 much darker than in any of our previous games. In the previous games, we had to make a compromise and make sure that the ambient light at night was still strong enough for the player to be able to make out his surroundings. With ETS2, our new "true" projected lights in the 3D engine allow us to emulate the light conditions at night much better, without making the game borderline unplayable.




120 comments:

  1. THATS COOL. FOR THIS PICTURES I WAS WAITING.

    NIGHT MUST BE DARK, AND I´M HAPPY THAT YOU SCS MAKE THE NIGHT "DARKER"!!! THANKS A LOT

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  2. good work ;) yeah

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  3. the first image is fantastic very realistic I must say

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  4. Great work! Night indeed feels night unlike in GTS, and you also managed to tweak the HDR for the dashboard lights. Excellent work!

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  5. e o som do motor?

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  6. Yes, yes, absolutely! I always used some "darker night" mod. Night on these screenshots is exactly what I want. :-)

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  7. omg still old shit terminals, pleas make new!

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  8. This very well now that the effect ta stronger, more 'realistic' is best to play at night and also noticed that the panel and auxiliary buttons are different from other versions are lighter and easier to decipher. To see the work more ta progressing, and if you can until the end of this month, make another video a little longer, with more features.

    Eric
    SP/BRASIL

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  9. scs will u put the pedestrians in game?

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  10. please add twitter gadget.

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  11. I really can't wait. Oh yes ! I got a question. When will ETS2 be launcehd in Malaysia? I'm waiting.

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  12. Yes!!! Do it! I hope you can also make traffic density vary considerably so that betweem say midnight and 05:00 there are hardly any cars...


    in the old games it took a lot of customising to get credible night - it was do-able, in fact, by modifying the beam patterns, but it was a pain. If you now have more credible headlamps then yes, make nights dark. Only with a bright full moon should it be possible to drive without lights, most of the time, if you put the lights out you shouldn't see enough to go more than about walking pace!

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  13. Very nice!
    Congurlations!

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  14. Very nice. keep up the great work.

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  15. why always shitty version of truck ingame ? put some better truck on pictures -.-" i vote for scania !

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  16. Очень круто. Дайте уже поиграть.

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  17. right now i appreciated. thnx SCS

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  18. Very good job SCS Software!
    Go a head!

    TruckSimulator.nl
    Dutch Truck Community

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  19. Those pictures look amazing. I really can't wait for this game to be released - every blog post gets me more pumped than the last.

    - Regards from Scotland

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  20. Very nice!This is good.But,I see that the all buttons in interior are glowing again.The thing is,they should glow just when the lights are on.

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  21. It looks OK... I want you to know that I am waiting a response to our comments on the post with ETS2 cities.

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  22. Very very good SCS, the night time in and out of city looks very realistic. Much better than before. Great work !

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  23. That is a really beautiful dark full moon night.
    Only thing,very poor light beam
    Fantastic look very realistic
    can't wait for this game to be released
    Romyna

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  24. This is a really dark night!! EXCELLENT

    I can't wait for the game

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  25. FINALY!

    THAT IS WHAT WE WANT!

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  26. Release that game please! :P

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  27. Oh my, so very much ridiculously nice! (c8

    We wants it, we needs it! Must have the precious!

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  28. SCS could have a little consideration for blog visitors. they never answer the questions that are asked. at least the release date of the game. they is not sure when they finish? they could at least say to us "we have no definite date." we await answers.

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  29. Perfect SCS!!!Keep Up!!Greetings From GREECE!!

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  30. the system requirements to run this must be quite high

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  31. Very realistic. Keep it up.

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  32. I will wonder if they will surpise us by adding mutli player?

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  33. At last night is night not a cloudy day :-)
    Good work SCS!

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  34. Yes!!!

    This is the night that everyone was waiting for!!!

    Now, we keep waiting for the rain on the windsheild!!!

    Congratulations!!!

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  35. hello scs,

    please tell us more about your future plans
    regarding updates, patches and addons.

    nice job

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  36. Looks really good.

    Best regards from yout Mods&More TrucksimCom

    www.trucksimulator24.com

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  37. This looks very nice, but if you could make the long lights to be turned on and off with a button instead of have to turn of all the lights to get the short light, then it would be more realistic.
    sorry for bad englis.
    greetings from norway.

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  39. Congratulations to this amazing work of yours.
    Could you please show us how it will rain?

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  40. The first image is fantastic!!!

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  41. @Raimond(Estonia)

    no because this game is for younger persons.
    if you were ex.4, would you like to kill people? that is too obvious.

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  42. Please replace the construction cranes
    Please replace the construction cranes
    Please replace the construction cranes
    Please replace the construction cranes

    In all games, they always have been, time for a new aesthetic, which give realism :(

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  43. Fantastic images. Can't wait till release.

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  44. Are you kidding me... this is Awsome... More darker night...
    Sorry on my bad English

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  45. Look great, much better than ets1, any idea of release date?

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  46. Looks very nice, its very dark now.
    I can't wait till the release!!!

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  47. Whew, that is one dark night! The first and second picture are really good, and show just how dark the night can get. I love the moon effect, especially since there was no moon at all in GTS. Please keep it this way, and make sure that the gauges light up only if you turn on the headlights. This is some news that will stop all those junky complaints about the night not being dark enough. People speculate so much, it's rediculous.

    Great job SCS, I really admire the quality of your work. Please keep it up.

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  48. Wow thats what we have been waiting for!!!

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  49. Especially on the first shot, this must be the best night darkness I've seen in a game sofar. It looks very realistic and dark, with limited visibility. I hate it where the skies still show up bright blue and you can still see a lot.

    I would change the glow of the button icons in the interiors though, there now seems to be a circular glow spot around every icon.

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  50. In every night will be full moon? o.O

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  51. Can you fix the dashboard, the lighting is bad, doesn't look good.

    But its a good start.

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  52. Yes, I agree.

    The lights on the dashboard are a little bit to "glowy" but its really nice that you put light into it :D

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  53. Another touch of realism.
    Very very good.

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  54. SCS good job keep up the good work looks great and more realistic than other games ... I do and I like all those users who use this blog to ask for something and live with hope that I will review these items implemented in the game and I would like to start with the first if they can get that when you are charged with transportation of oversized type to be accompanied by escort cars in front and rear oversized cargo type to be more varied and more large in size and also be a few more shipments of oversized type, add and Romania in the game map, I would like cabin can be powered by big little more light on its exterior like a tuning-like if can solve anything with lights that change positions when you want to get high beam and low beam on not to be forced to give up several times so you can turn off lights at getting short if you could also add and tires that when you have to brake suddenly your footprints remain on the pavement so the cab and the trailer or back when instead of remaining traces of the trailer on the asphalt with anterior game Pedal To The Meta,car traffic also to stop the sudden stop when you change the belt on stiu that it is hard because they ask to be released game time but I think it would be more realistic if you could add this in the game and those who criticize this effort will not be taken into account because it sits in front of the screen and typing is easy but trying to communicate with his fans and try appease everyone because all come with ideas perhaps best some not so good you have to harden and you can try as much as his reconciled or even to select the ideas that are offered ... and another aspect to the video that you have noticed lam previous post and I hope that this to find all cars not just certain movements and iveco scania and cabins in trucks and trailers like and this is something that brings the game do not know how many have noticed this increase will want to work and I hope you will take into account and my ideas but also those that you think are good and worth at stake...I apologize for my English not very good

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  55. scs balanzas de pesaje y control si se puede que sean sorpresivas se debe incluir en el juego gracias y gran trabajo

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  56. I like what I see apart from the freakishly large moon. As for the gripes about dashboard lights, a simple bloom amount slider in the graphics options would be suffice.

    Eagerly awaiting release, all the best.

    b0z0.

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  57. THUMPS UP - go on it! :-)

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  58. ================================================

    don't forget to tell us more about your future plans regarding updates, patches and addons.


    because it's also important for the modders/map builders

    thank you, scs

    again, good work

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  59. Little differences between ET1 and ET2...

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  60. very nice night. thats cool to drive at night!!

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  61. make to may deer run in front of truck, that would be cool :)

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  62. GREAT!
    Will be fog lights and parking lamp?
    And what about the indicator lights on the dashboard?
    Good luck to continue to work.

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  63. "SCS could have a little consideration for blog visitors. they never answer the questions that are asked. at least the release date of the game. they is not sure when they finish? they could at least say to us "we have no definite date." we await answers."

    What is wrong with you? You're attitude is nasty, and SCS has answered some questions, like, Will there be a darker night? They answered the release date question, and I don't blame them for not knowing when they will release the game. They answered questions and requests concerning which cities will be in the game, they even showed a map. SCS has show nothing but excellence lately, and I can't believe some people have the nerve to critize them.

    Great night SCS, so realistic and so hard to see, just like in real life.

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  64. There is a new version of Volvo FH16 :
    Volvo FH16 750(hp) a 3550 Nm
    I hope for that model in ETS2

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  65. Ah yes please devs i know you are reading this @ scs whoever works on handling of trucks USE THE handling from TRUCKS&TRAILERS(mouse and keyboard in that game is perfect, all other scs tiles from 18 wos pttm ( 18wos pptm excluded ) to ukts/gts is retarded to much lag to little responsivness and we all know the 45 degree wheel turn degree bug in steering all scs tiles listed here had loose grip w/e )) i repeat use the handling physics FROM TRUCKS&TRAILERS PLEASE please you got it perfect there. 101% perfect just liek the epic old 18 wos across america/pedal to the metal game brilliant. please for the love of your fans and other ppl who use mouse/wheel steering and/or keyboard aswell.

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  66. please make interior lights ;), red shine in the cab is so nice!

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  67. red shine in the cab please

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  68. _______________________________

    what about the new prefabs??!!
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  69. WHAT IS PREFABS? I DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH
    SOMEONE CAN ANSWER ME? THANKS

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  70. To be honest, i can't wait to play this awesome game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  71. WOW I am very impressed by what I see. I made few comments earlier about darker night. I asked for make it realistic to make immersion while night driving and now i see that you guys are really focusing on this part of the game too. I just love what I see :) It is almost perfect judging from those screenshots. I will be more sure when I will see it in action but so far it is very satisfying :) I think that all players which like immersion in games will be happy on that aspects of game. Please make special button only for interior cabin light :) Better engine should allow nice light effects ;)

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  72. Prefabs are the roads with bridges and intersections...

    Look here...

    http://blog.scssoft.com/2011/03/euro-truck-simulator-2-roads-and.html

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  73. Anonymous said... October 23, 2011 9:50 AM
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    Yeah, March has been no new news!

    Why not new images on the new prefabs?

    What are the reasons?

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  74. Scs you need add some stars to the ETS2 night sky. I see none. See the "Red Dead Redemption" game night sky see how great it is with many stars.

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  75. Any progress with truck trailers???
    Any progress with truck trailers???
    Any progress with truck trailers???

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  76. Hi SCS Team

    These images are too beautiful but; it should give us more information. for example : weather ; snow, rain and such. You have to go back to the truck cab's camera.

    good luck SCS... Keep working hard

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  77. "Anonymous said... October 23, 2011 9:50 AM"

    THANK YOU!

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  78. how about too see sum highway worker at night working on the road or bridge

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  79. if there any progress with truck trailes and if you also include oversized trailes, lots of anykind of trailers would be great. A much larger gas stations and more parking spaces to park the truck. And would be great if you add parking spaces without gas stations and add some small bar or picnic tables that will be something new. By the way, great pictures in the night, much darker, background moon and sky, the scenery is awesome... if you include the workers on roads and highways, will be also new thing. That would be perfect if you add this. Keep the great hard job and hopefully the game realesed soon to buy it. Alex from Hungary sending regards to whole SCS Software team to finished hard working ETS game soon:)))))

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  80. @Alex from Hungary:
    try the link "older post" on the bottom of the site, you will find at least 2/3 of your requests, like new gas station or resting place

    @SCS wonderful dark night, please show weather effects next time

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  81. scs please put тhе new aktros in euro truck 2
    http://wot.motortrend.com/ford-mercedes-benz-craft-big-updates-for-big-rigs-92391.html/2012-mercedes-actros-front-view/

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  82. awesome images, you know what the fans want to have. so intresting for the next informations...

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  83. http://www.promarweb.com/websites/boisnord/sites/default/files/styles/media_gallery_large/public/58%20m3%202meterhout_1.jpg plz scs doe deze er in ets2

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  85. SCS Software

    Please Update Blog...

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  86. Great pic's. Please add a walking floor and a livestock trailer.

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  87. /58%20m3%202meterhout_1.jpg deze plz scs

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  89. I have a suggestion,This is what i liked from older games - Having the dashboard lights come on with the headlights,it seemed more realistic that way,i still play Haulin because it was your last good North American game,and that's one thing i would love to see fixed,otherwise this game looks Badass - Sam

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  90. hello scs,

    please add some delivery stations like airports or train stations.
    And if possible please separate the company buildings from the loading points.

    thanks

    best regards

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  91. good darkness, great work scs - hope for more new stuff.

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  92. LET PUT STARS ON THE SKY!!!

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  93. I returned again with good examples that I hope that I hope you will consider that like the previous comment and try to implement what I asked her and say so what are

    1...Here is a loader and some accompanying his escort cars as they are called would be interesting to find something in the game

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0EKpV4ukwE&NR=1

    the number 2 here are some examples of how the truck drivers who work on their thanks when they exceed or are showing signs that can be put back after the column (not shown too well but I found nothing)

    2...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojGksCRy_nM&feature=related

    3...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO2G5IBh35Q

    and the last example are left on the asphalt trail braking even if done from a distance on the pavement and this example you would be a novelty if you could put something in the game but the rest are posted before and not least I hope not Remember to do and Romania's map and to find the game's launch

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  94. what about the revelations of the cool ETS2 facts and features?

    we are hungry :-)

    thank you

    nice pictures, scs

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  95. yes, please show today more new things scs ;)

    thats so nice to see the images and living screenshots, cant wait any longer to play ETS2 at home :)

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  96. Nice work...There Should be some light in the dashboard side so we can see the streeing wheel..and each city should have some different types of road and twist and turn...so please include it

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  97. I think everybody would like to see some mountain roads, U turn roads (the hard part) :D

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  98. Hi again SCS

    Very good work again

    Maybe now you should create a blog for example, for ideas of fans for future games

    And now what is missing for the game have more fans is the map have life

    We who follow the blog often, we saw that in our view it is possible to make living the map by adding of minimum the have people on the streets

    Of course there comes the question of trampling, which can be avoided in my opinion this way

    When the crash is 100% sure, have a some moderator to avoid this crash, and fine it

    By JV...
    SP - Brazil

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  99. how look the light bulbs for the truck roofs?

    can you show some pictures or video ith the lights???

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  100. I agree with the last anonymous(october 25, 2011 10:23 PM)

    ScS please update :P I want to see more :P I visit this page about 20times a day to see, is there a new update :P

    Sorry if I had bad Engish

    Best regards.

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  101. When the sky is cloudless moon does not shine like this! It has only a small ring! Glow is only when the clouds are thin or there is a fog!
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_DpLAkitdSUE/TMLrdWg9tpI/AAAAAAAACBk/fD4eBmCjLsc/s320/Full+Moon+Glow.JPG

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  102. please new images scs.


    5th day :)

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  103. finally the night its gonna be night...thats awesome

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  104. White night in Finland! Nice!

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  105. Deben trabajar mucho en el audio.. los efectos de sonidos deben ser muy reales..

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  106. sapete dirmi quando esce di sucuro

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  107. Great! I love night driving! That make up the importance of turning on our lights!
    BTW it will be better to have a dark moon and some stars :P

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  108. Nice although you should lose a bit of the light glowing from the buttons, it needs to be sharper.

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  109. the best! visit my site in ETS2, here's the link: http://mafiaets2.blogspot.com/

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  110. Best game I have ever seen.waiting for it's release eagerly

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