Friday, October 7, 2011

Route Advisor

One of cool new features of Euro Truck Simulator 2 is the Route Advisor. It is a combination of a navigation unit, scheduling device, diagnostics and communication module. Rather than using abstract user interface elements, we are trying to produce a believable "gadget" - a smart box that every truck driver would love to have with him or her on the road in our ETS2 world.



Route Advisor is not dissimilar to existing devices used by the transportation industry these days. In reality, the Big Brother aspects of these little boxes is not something that truckers would be so excited about.

169 comments:

  1. Zajebiście.Pozdrawiam ekipę z forum PTS ;)

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  2. omfg brilliant

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  3. Perfect work SCS. Onother job, well done!Keep up! ;)

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  4. wow, amazing guys! :)

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  5. Nice! Hmmm... i think it's possible like in Test Drive Unlimited, the GPS is in the place of GPS in the dashboard. Other informations will be okay in the "Route Advisor" Good Job SCS!

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  6. Hello,

    The route advisor seems to be usefull for the game (time remaining, next stop).

    in facebook, a few months ago :
    Making a game is something very difficult. Because I'm a truck and bus/coach lover, I like SCS software since many years.
    The only suggestion i would do, is to improve (if possible) the extern camera with a zoom in/out (through mouse wheel button). This would be perfect to better see all your work :! beautifull truck but also beautifull country. Perhaps a free walk around (like a pedestrian) would be cool (but more difficult to implement, I think).

    But the most important is : for all your games, thank you. I wish you success !

    Yannick, from France.

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  7. Outdone yourselves again, bloody hell SCS, you are too damn good...

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  8. Great extra gadget!
    I keep being impressed about all the little things you add to the game, when, in fact, they may not be *that* necessary to boost sales. Yet, you still do it.
    Great work, I hope the AI Taking over programming is going well, too!

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  9. Novos dispositivos! Agora é ainda melhor, em comparação com edições anteriores, foi bastante simples, como esta versão é digital agora, finalmente. Este jogo está cada vez mais inovando com a tecnologia, a jogabilidade é que pequenos detalhes, eles viram os detalhes grandes e bons, e eu sei que há mais por vir ainda. E o interior do DAF foi muito boa.

    Eric
    SP/BRASIL

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  10. Well done. Great job.

    Regards from your Mods&More TrucksimCom

    www.trucksimulator24.com

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  11. Extra thing SCS!
    This looks promising.I like both the GPS and rest of the infos.It would be even better if you could put navigation physic in truck,on the dashboard.But this is great too.
    I see you are doing a hard work on this game so I want to thank you SCS for making a one great game.
    Regards

    PS:I`m also very happy to see retarder lever in Daf. :D

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  12. instant site http://www.turkmods.com/euro-truck-simulator-2-yol-bilgisayari-navigasyon-cihazi

    Congratulations to SCS Software
    www.oyunmods.com prepared to ETS2.
    Everything published since the introduction of the ETS Mods ETS2 2 in Turkish for the Turkish people shared care.

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  13. Hello,
    it is possible that the "Route Advisor" is displayed in the dashboard?
    That would be sooooo cooooool :)
    Sorry for my bad English, it's a mix from myself and the Google Translator ;)
    Greats
    Nickchens

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  14. Please SCS, make new hotel models...:)

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  15. very nice SCS, I like this Route Advisor, and please for the next news can you give us an idea to explain how the radars will function in the game and if this "Route Advisor" will localize them when we pass for the first time near them. thanks dear SCS.

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  16. Nice feature really but. When you drive in the truck this advisor should be somewhere on dashboard not directly on the screen ;)

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  17. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/ That would have been better

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  18. Hmmm it is great SCS :) But but :P i think it would be better if that screen would be on the Dashboard as small computer or something :) You could buy it in store :) love you :P

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  19. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/ yea that looks way better :)

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  20. The Cities looks like a GhostTown,No Pedestrians

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  21. Wow this is great! This will really help when I want to check my route, or how much gas I have left, or where the next stop is, or how much time I have left to deliver.

    Keep up the great work! I'll definitely be getting ETS2 when it comes out!

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  22. It should be an GPS system on the board not in air or ... hows that. Whatever is a great improvement to the game, somehow.
    Greeings from Romania ;)

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  23. Greetings :P When you are spending time in garage the time is not the same when you leave the garage... I dont know how to explain this :D hope you will understand

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  24. Nice REAL Nice perfect work scs Thanks

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  25. Wow looks awesome and I see we will have timed runs! Witch is good, adds to realism! I just hope that we can trash around on some loads every now and then.

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  26. Looks splendid. Keep up the outstanding work SCS Software team.

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  27. Oh my God I can not believe what I see some pictures that still leaves us speechless and will become a game that will keep you safe eyes glued to the monitor to see the new improvements to this joc.inca done a good job and ask another SCS date if you could add in the paper which do and country roads romania with them ... and another thing if you can add the accompanying oversized vehicles both in front and behind the truck loaded and cargo that can be harder to I mean transport and the oversized, sorry for my English but not really get along great ... and another thing if the tractor can be more inbunatatit the lights and more lights to your car you can put you on just those plac.tinetio you so far is good what you have created

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  28. plsss romanian map romanian map dont forget us

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  29. maybe add it like it is attached to the dashboard and if you want some hardening disable the GUI of it and use the one on dashboard when driving inside the cab.

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  30. What anonymous posted and mikEWronaPL also linked too would be great, especially with TrackIR (and perhaps a hotkey to temporarily bring it up on screen for those who want it).

    Just hope we get some loads that allows us to enjoy the new landscape, heh. (c;

    All in all, another step towards realism, well done, SCS. Keep it up!

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  31. are you crazy, guys....
    Why did you decide to put the level of gasoline, the number of gearbox, speedometer in that computer? how to use it while driving?

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  32. Make Digital Tachograph, please. :)

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  33. SCS Please, get the picture, such as

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/

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  34. meantime

    we want more licensed truck please...

    good luck

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  35. I agree with Seether8

    and add some variant

    http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2632/navir.png

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  36. het word een echte vet game 100 beter dan ets

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  37. Looks great! Would it be possible to integrate it into the truck like a real navi so that this system doesn't look like a pop-up?

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  38. I agree to Maxx

    two places in the picture would be wonderful

    thanx max...

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  39. Awesommee!!!!!Nice work scs

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  40. Are we also gonna get digital and analog tachograph's??:P

    For now, you guy's are doing a great job, this will be the best truck simulator ever!!!

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  41. nice job. would be great to have 8x8 trucks and special trucks(nuclear,radioactive,10x10,convoy etc.)NiCe JoB
    greetings from romania

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  42. It is true that they released in March 2012;...Shit

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  43. I hope that we can sleep anywhere,not just in certain places.Pleas do it as it was in Haulin.Btw,this gps is great,everyone will be happy:)

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  44. OUTSTANDING ! The route adviser/sat nav is a very welcome addition to the game.Would you have to buy it in customisation or will it come as standard?

    Also I'm LOVING in the second picture that you have zoomed back the camera to include the door mirror ( In earlier blogs the view was zoomed in and not to my taste). This is the best driving view in my opinion. Will this be the standard view or adjustable by user?

    This blog has made me very happy, well done SCS :D

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  45. Please I want to see new ports that have traffic, gas stations and new countries and cities on the map...and much more!!! Greate job!

    Kostas from Greece

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  46. Wow. Some months ago, when I first heard about navigation in ETS2, I din't expected it should look/act as almost real GPS navigation or even with combination of some smartphone functions... Now everything looks more realistic. E-mails, trip info, map - everything in one device, which could exist in real world, instead of using HUD. Just great job!

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  47. But if that gps would be on small descop like on these images http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2632/navir.png it would be hard to read letters i think

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  48. WOW!! That's fantastic, geat job

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  49. GPS Navigator to install the windshield. ;)

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  50. does the GPS Navigator has audio support?

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  51. nice new feature
    but I'm a bit disapointed, Frankfurt looks exact like Frankfurt in GTS can't find any changes!

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  52. I like the idea.
    But wouldn't it be a good idea to integrate it into the dash?
    Or another possiblility is to mount it on the dash ofcourse.
    That would add a bit more realism to it, but that's just my 2 cents.
    Good luck with the further development of this jewel of a game.

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  53. The next update, on the weather map or get a video with the weather conditions, please.

    good luck

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  54. Alfist-GTV6: Hmm... I think if this gadget would integrated into dash, letters would be really too small for everybody who doesn't have 27" screen. :-D And map wouldn't be useful. This solution is probably best compromise between reality and user friendly gameplay.

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  55. Anonymous: True, but they could implement a macro so it would expand onto a designated place onscreen if needed. ;-)

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  56. Integrated gadget would be as duplicate of window's and letters can be read in the traditional way...so it is possible.
    According to this principle duplicated mirror that can be used as a truck and using further caused the keys on the keyboard. >> http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/5484/mrrsd.png

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  57. Finally GPS and I like the Information Display too!

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  58. Hope that DAF is getting a radio finally... That center console looks poor.

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  59. avez-vous une idée pour la sortie du jeu en France et en Français?

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  60. i think this is a good work but it will be better if the gps stays in gps space on the dashboard, other infos could be displayed by something like a smartphone....

    good work,
    murcielago90

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  61. It would be really nice to see atleast the navigation map integrated into the dashboard. When I played ETS and some modded interiors had those screens on the dashboard with still images of maps, I always wished it would actually work. It would be so easy and feel more realistic, if you could just take a quick look at the dash screen and know your next turn.

    But anyways, whatever you do, I thank you for it. You are by far the most dedicated game developer I've ever seen. I'm sorry you don't get back as much you give to others.

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  62. ^ "I'm sorry you don't get back as much you give to others."

    +1 to you, born2drivetrucks. I wouldn't say it better. :-)

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  63. ITS SO GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  64. yeah, what we need finally >>

    http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/61/drat.png

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  65. right in the game's release date is a good idea if you make a statement wondering about the Turks. You will when they ask me to publish pictures and video. Site owners have been made a special statement for the sites we design it according to a statement would not it be better if we? my mail adress: hasanofke@paylashaber.com

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  66. This idea is Great >>>>

    >>> http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/61/drat.png

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  67. magnifique , rien dire !
    par contre pouriont nous avoir une idée de la date sortie ? merci

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  68. Why "DAV" dosn't have CD Radio in your B;C interiors ? :D

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  69. Perfect idea Seether!

    So there's builded in GPS and the Route Advisor one

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  70. This is amazing! I hope more than the visuals are good, I'm really looking forward to some improved truck handling and wheel compability

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  71. Great! Do you know guys when is Euro Truck Simulator going to be released? :)

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  72. I agree with yannick who said that the camera should be zoomable. Please implement that feature.
    The work you've done sofar is fabulous!!!

    Greetings from Holland.

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  73. no more frustrating navigation via maps.

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  74. Jester-from-BulgariaOctober 9, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    Why "DAV" ? I know it's "DAF".

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  75. great but is there police cars in the game?

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  76. -------------------------------------------------------------
    Guy's please, I found those forums, but I didn't find anything about release date... Is there anything known about the release date of Euro Truck Simulator 2
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  77. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    PLEASE, IF ANYONE CAN TELL MU ANYTHING, PLEASE ANSWER :D
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  78. Release Date?? 2067

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  79. Awesome SCS. Would also be nice if Route Advisor would be in dashboard!!! That would be great!

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  80. please guys,,..it's been taking so long - let us know at least if January 2012 can be confirmed..wrap down the stuff it's high time for the game!! it's been 3 years since Euro Truck 1 !

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  81. GREAT WORK YOU GUYS

    BUT iTS TIME TO PUT THIS GAME ON THE ROAD YOU HAVE DONE A LOT ITS TIME TO LET THAT GAME OUT

    MURY

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  82. Very long time to do ETS2 :(

    Sorry for my english

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  83. Hello everyone
    There is start a new VTC For ETS its the VTC JP vis
    Come and go on work with VTC jp vis

    www.vtcjpvistranspo.forum2go.nl

    Mvg

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  84. Hey SCS! on the start I have to say, total awesome job you are doing. I am really admiring the things you do for ETS2 - but I incline to the fact that it's high time for you to release it - or at least to kill off the suspense and let people know the exact release date. I think most of us are worrying that you are going to carry and carry the work into 2012 and the game will never come out! Greetings.

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  85. cool cool cool route advisor, I like it, very useful!

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  86. MORE WORK ON TRUCKS INTERIOR PLEASE !

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  87. That´s intresting scs, good idea.

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  88. duplicate Route Advisor to dashboard or on dashboard or on windshield
    it is important

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  89. Route Advisor seems like a very nice idea! Much more realistic approach than just UI elements.

    BR,

    Osmo
    Finland

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  90. Release date of ETS 2 ? I heard maybe it will be in 2012 ?

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  91. whay not relased in december 15 2011

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  92. I hope they take the time they need in order to get as much new stuff implemented as possible.

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  93. Hey, this would look well better if it had its own place on the dashboard!

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  94. No Release Date,No Demo Release Date.....No BETA

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  95. hope its moveable and not blocking the screen all the time

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  96. it look's like a very cool game and with superb graphics

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  97. u know i though about this and ask too all people that live in europe

    this would be an idea if they like pulled in the truckstop store too look around

    at the truckstop do they have these on the display and also like Cb Radio,antanna

    sameway for the truck service bay too

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  98. nice
    which date reales euro truck 2

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  99. great work, scs

    keep it up


    regards

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  100. what about cb-radio and arial?

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  101. Wow, its so beatuiful. Good job SCS!

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  102. Great job

    these are a few of the things that would make the game much better.

    1.Crash effects

    2.dirt on the cars

    3.car wash

    4.pedestrians

    5.sparks

    6.windshield washer

    7.tire marks




    these are only a few

    keep up the good work scs.

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  103. please more stuff about ets2 scs. some new living screenshots

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  104. CANT WAIT FOR IMAGES:

    1. MAP

    2. MOTORWAYS

    3. TRAILERS

    4. CUSTOMIZATION

    5. BORDERS

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  105. VIDEO ABOUT FULL GAMEPLAY FUNCTIONS

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  106. it is clear for me, I will play ETS2 day and night..

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  107. Very good "gadget" with nice functions!

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  108. ○ Motorways |??|
    ○ Customization |✓|
    ○ Trucks |✓|
    ○ Graphic |✓|
    ○ Physics |??|
    ○ Trailers |X|
    ○ Countries |??|
    ○ GPS |✓|
    ○ Resting Places |✓|
    ○ Ports |??|
    ○ Signs |✓|

    ?? - Don't Know
    ✓ - Good
    X - Bad

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  109. Hello what is actually needed for a graphics card and what a Ram?

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  110. Would be game versions in Portuguese (Brasil) ?
    And how it should be the ideal computer to Euro Truck Simulator ?

    About the GPS, it's very good, but it could have the option to appear at the bottom of the screen also. It disrupts in maneuvering and even in traffic increasing the truck's blind spots.

    Thanks SCS Software.
    Gean from Belo Horizonte.

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  111. what about the trailers?

    krone?
    schmitz-cargobull?
    wielton?

    licence plates for trailers?

    caption for trailers? can we change the color? can the driver (player)have his own trailer if he want?

    stickers (oval national)

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  112. motorways must be in living screenshot or overfly the map or borders and resting places

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  113. OK, so anyone knows for sure when they'll release it? We really want to BUY it!

    Greetings from Romania, I see that there are a lot of us out here! :)

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  114. Keep everything at realistic level then it will be ok.

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  115. don't forget about duplicate motorways...........

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  116. mapview that we can see the routes across europe, motorways and single roads. borders and resting places.

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  117. http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autostrada_A18_%28Polska%29

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  118. On polish ways please make holes in the road, because in Poland are bumpy roads. Thats intresting to drive.

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  119. Nové obrázky, prosím scs :)

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  120. 5 days without an update. Come on!!

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  121. NEWS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

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  122. WE WANT AN UPDATE !!!

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  123. New Upadete Please...We are Waiting...

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  124. News please! More often! As before, it was great! Now the news is scarce: (

    At least every other day please.

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  125. C'mon I say same, UPDATE!

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  126. Are you alive ?
    Some new news ?

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  127. We want more NEWS !
    Say something please !

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  128. hhhh i think that SCS members are veeeery busy. no time for news :)

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  129. Give a little time to SCS Soft work.

    Gean.

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  130. SCS are working, not playing around on the web in their chairs, give them the time they need to make things happen there!

    We'll have to wait for 2012 anyways, so just relax people!

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  131. oh yes I´m waiting for news 2.

    hope today will be come some new images or video.

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  132. a lot of people are waiting for more:) thats cool

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  133. Romania is asking for a quicker release! :)

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  134. News please! More often! As before, it was great! Now the news is scarce

    : (

    At least every other day please.

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  135. France and Romania is asking a quick release! : p

    A little bit of humor. :)

    I think we'll have news tomorrow.

    Good job SCS.

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  136. to much news is bad

    The people who are actually going to get this game want to be surprised.

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  137. This route advisor is amazing! I always wanted it, but I never believed SCS would actually do it! It looka great, and makes me so anxious to play the game. And I agree with anonymous above. The people who are going to buy this game, like me, DO want to be suprised. Posting once a week or every two weeks is fine with me. But do post though. Don't leave us in the dark.

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  138. For those not checking previous blog entries, SCS posted this on 9th of September:

    "We are still not sure when the game will come out. Definitely not in 2011 though."

    (Bolded by me)

    Link: http://blog.scssoft.com/2011/09/one-year-anniversary.html

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  139. plese give us a look of map scs, today some news :)

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  140. I THINK THEY ARE BUSY AT THE MOMENT

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  141. I think some big news is incoming , maybe the DATE OF START!!!!

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  142. The ETS2 world will be very intresting!

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  143. DEAR SCS TEAM

    SEASONS PLEASE. :]

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  144. Yeah, SEASONS PLEASE =}

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  145. INCOMINGG! AAAAAAAAAAA

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  146. News please! More often! As before, it was great! Now the news is scarce

    : (

    At least every other day please.

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  147. SCS Is ignoring us!

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  148. where are you news ? :>

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  149. Chill guys, we won't have an update today. Maybe we'll have tomorrow.

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  150. Will this game be available at OnLive?

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  151. Very good work,SCS SOFTWARE!
    I like your games!
    I appreciate your work!

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  152. Hello, I'm a fan of their games, I have them all.
    I would suggest you post some scenes showing how the weather will be in two ETs.
    Fog, rain, snow, mud, etc..
    I also wonder if there will be pedestrians, animals, or life in Ets 2.

    Thank you!

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  153. What can I say?
    Your work is brilliant.
    Greetings from Portugal

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  154. Hey, nothing new here? When is the game coming out finally? Greetings from Romania, again :)

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

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  156. GPS!!!

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/~~V

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/~~V

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/~~V

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/~~V

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/~~V

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/~~V

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/~~V

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/~~V

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/~~V

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/~~V

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/navir.jpg/~~V

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