Friday, March 30, 2012

ETS2 Company Management

Lots of effort of the Euro Truck Simulator 2 team has been spent on making the management side of the game deeper and more meaningful. We are building a driving game at the core of course, not a Human Resources Management Simulator matching in detail what managers of real world companies have cope with, but as you can see from the images, we made quite some progress from our older games. There is still some placeholder graphics used in these shots, but the design direction is pretty clear.





89 comments:

  1. Wow, was very good indeed, the management of our career in the game, it is easier to control with everything organized, congratulations SCS team!

    Eric
    SP/BRASIL

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    1. Still .. the truck has the 3 pointed star O.O... so it's just a matter of change -.-..

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  3. I hope you are considering the possibility of meeting the the drivers on the road. Important possibility! Thanks.

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    1. Alexander DZ/Mr. IcemanMay 15, 2012 at 3:14 PM

      Yeah, that is something i want to see aswell, evenso things like employees coming to your own garage from time to time for instance..
      I could not find if this is solved in ETS2. Does somebody know??

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  4. Really nice, but... Why are inc France or Polland only 2 - 3 cities ? I want bigger map :(

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    1. If you would look closely to France, there are at least 8 cities.

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    2. co nie zmienia faktu, że w Polsce są tylko 3 miasta;p

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  5. SCS, great work as aways people! .. You sayed you'll take a big step with ETS2 ... I think it is HUGE! and it will be a perfect piece of work ! .. Hope we'll see "Mercedes Actros", but besides that everything els's perfectly done and I LOVE IT!

    Thank you guys for the dedication to Transport Games!.. TNX

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  6. Agree with Aditzu.
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    - When starting from a location, should be able to see other drivers who are picking up cargo at around the same time.
    - When arriving at a destination, should be able to see other drivers who are leaving.
    - Also the ability to drive in a convoy from one location to another.

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    1. i totally agree and about last notification u made..we should be able to give a desired meeting point and then start all together like a convoy.
      Chris
      Greece.

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  7. It's the right administration system. Great job and I hope to hear from you soon.

    Please visit: www.ets2-mods.com

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  8. That's awesome! Of course that ETS2 is not Human Resources Simulator, but I missed these features so much... many thanks they are back. I remember in 18WoS, I could even order my drivers to take a specific cargo from one city to another - however if right this feature will or will not be in ETS2, it already looks perfect.

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    1. Pick cargo for drivers - would love to see this. As a step further, defining some rules would help, e.g. A driver trained in fragile cargo transportation, should be restricted to glass etc.

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  9. This looks very hard to understand, but i'll play the game, and, hopefully i'll understand then! So, i wouldn't be so hard at the end! Nice work SCS!

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  10. I also hope that we will see our truckers on the roads :)

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  11. Wow.. Really cool work,,, greetings from India

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  12. Awesomeeeee!! Thank you SCS! It would be good to meet own drivers on the road!

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  13. WHAT IS THAT MAJESTIC AND DAV WTF?

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  14. This is COOL news. The information given on tabs are excellent, the paintjob/customization on Actros looks great, everything is just fine.
    Keep it up SCS!

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  15. bravo, this is a great job, but it would be possible to add more cities in France
    thank you for all the work you do.

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  16. how many languages ​​are in Euro Truck Simulator 2

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  17. how many languages ​​are in Euro Truck Simulator 2

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  18. ETS 2 Company Management Turkish
    http://www.eurotruck2.com/euro-truck-simulator-2-ets-2-sirket-yonetimi/

    hasan525 - EuroTruck2.com

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  19. Hi scs, very good job with managment, and if you can make that we can buy our own trailer like in 18 wos haulin. Sorry for bad english

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  20. Hello ETS2 team!

    First of all I would like to say that I'm speechless about how you builded up the game so far. It's wonderfull to see what changes ETS2 has already in comparision with the older trucking games.It will be a masterpiece in the truck simulators so far!

    But however, I've seen that many ppl are asking to see the other drivers arriving and departing @ the company places. I don't wan't to take your hope away ppl, but I think it's to late to change the AI before august release. Maybe in the next ETS3 game this will realised, and many more other realistic features will be added also in the future trucking games. We have to realize that we CAN'T have it all in ETS2. I'm sure that the ETS team has hundreds of cool features in their minds, but will be implemented in the upcoming games.

    Thank you SCS team for this great game and keep it going ;-)

    Regards,


    Joy Lowyck (Belgium)

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    1. Well written, Embargo. SCS Software has made some giant leaps here.

      Too late to change behavior of AI drivers - still, one can hope, right? :-)

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  21. For brands of truck there is what? because I see Majestic Actros and DAV to Lieut Mercedes and DAF, that disappoint me in the hope of having real brand because that brand mean false means that the truck will not see a finely reproduced thank you for your response.

    PS: do not take it wrong and grieve my English and I'm francai these translation with google


    en francai :
    Pour les marques des camion il y a quoi ? car je voie Majestic Actros et DAV aux lieut de Mercedes et DAF, ça me déçois en éspérent d'avoir les vraie marque car qui veux dire fausse marque veut dire que les camion ne seront pas reproduit finement a voir merci de votre réponse.

    PS : ne le prenez pas mal et désoler de mon anglais je suis francai et ces une traduction avec google

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  22. http://eurotrucksimulator2.skyrock.com/

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  23. Hi all!

    Very good news :)

    I hope to learn more about the trailers soon. Is it that we can had our own trailer? .. ect. All these questions that I ask myself.

    I thank you for this news!

    For French fans:
    http://eurotrucksimulator2.skyrock.com/

    thank you

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  24. its good because I want to take Actros with lowroof cabin,and to put V8 engine 600hp for special transport. In last games I couldnt do that,now i can :)

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  25. Looks very good! Things like this will make the gameplay much more versatile and interesting. Great job!

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  26. Indeed and obviously it is seen that the engine was completely modified and that the plays will have much more realistic will be it possible for it to put damage visual in ON position or off and frankly I would be bluffed THANK YOU SCS FOR THIS SPLENDID PLAY

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  27. So far so good, nice work Scs.
    About the real branding i really dont, care..there will be lot of mods anyway for download. My gameplay experience will not go over 150% if I see a real brand logo on the steering wheel....

    But games, whit real licensed vehicles generate more profit..thats a fact.

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  28. Incredible work ...

    It's good to see the progress of the game and all improvements implementas. Bad is having to wait long for updates here on the blog.

    Greetings

    Rafael Brusque Toporowicz
    São Mateus do Sul - Paraná - Brasil

    http://blogdocaminhoneiro.com

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  29. NICE WORK! Please upload full map! Please upload all City in the game!
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  30. Splendid work SCS Software team. Looking forward to the release very much.

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  31. FACES! The Drivers have FACES! YES YES YES YES!
    It seems weird, but this, now OFFICIALLY sells me on this game. I've been waiting for them to have real faces since PttM. PttM is my favorite game up to this point, maybe ETS2 will take its place. Who knows. Either way, I'm definitely buying it! Thanks SCS you are the best!

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    1. Well, the drivers had faces in GTS and UKTS also, in fact the same faces...

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  32. MAJESTIC ACTROS ? DAV XF ? Scs , i know it is not easy but please get the complete real names of trucks until you launch the game , it's such a good game with those graphics and stuff and this names thingy ruins it

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    1. I think they didn't get the licenses.

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    2. yes that would be nice but if they don,t do that there are always mods to get real names :p

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    3. groningen ??? the netherlands can,t wait

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  33. really nice! but i'm more interested in driving...
    keep it up!

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  34. The "Majestic" Actros, i think it is a fail because, this is a Mercedes-Benz logo.

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  35. Too much blur, my opinion,this is the only bad thing!

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  36. Very nice job, the graphics looks awesome and low cabines are also very cool!

    Keep up the good work SCS and i'm sure it will be a hit!

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  37. Benz License is lost?
    But 3d model logo is Benz.
    I don't understand it, Please get the license.
    Sorry for bad english.

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  38. This logo is only on pictures i think.... in game will be logo as in GTS or older ETS...

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  39. hello, the game looks nice. Please, if you could, make some additions to the interior (toll units, flags, ... sorry for my English. Bye

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  40. Congratulations for the great job.I'm sure will bring many great results.

    Cristian Saatkamp
    SC/BRASIL

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  41. Those gradients and shadows in graphic windows are outdated and cheesy... every think should be light and clean like google

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    1. "There is still some placeholder graphics used in these shots" - sometimes it's good to read post, not only watching screenshots. ;-)

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  42. You shouldn't be so worried about the brands. The game is not finished yet and they haven't made the final changes yet. If it says now Majestic, it doesn't mean it will say it in August. Hopefully they let SCS to use real brands in the game, but mods will fix that if not.

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  43. Will you add in Turkey Map of GAME?

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    1. they havent finished lower europe yet, why go all the way to turkey

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  44. do you see your drivers in the game world? like in one of your 18WOS games?

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    1. @Michael
      Yes it is, I don't know where you got that it isn't.

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    2. Yes it is!
      Look at the site of SCS softwareL scssoft.com

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    3. it is made by valusoft, scs has said this last year on this blog

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    4. go here http://www.scssoft.com/18_wheels_of_steel_american_long_haul-support.php#tabs
      it says the games publisher is valusoft

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    5. But Michael, publisher and developer are two absolutely different things. Yes, THQ/Valusoft is owner and publisher of 18WoS, but all games in series were developed (made) by SCS Software. Really. :-)

      Most of videogames are developed by one company and published by another company. That's how it's going in business. ETS 1, for example, was published minimally by 8 different companies. But you know very well that Rondomedia or Excalibur or others didn't made the game - SCS made it.

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    6. Valusoft is the publisher, not the developer. Developer is the one who makes the game and 18WOS is made by SCS. Valusoft is the one who owns the righst for the game.

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    7. sorry that i made that mistake then. my native language is not english and i must have confused those 2 things.

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  45. This is certainly the detail I expected from SCS regarding ETS2 company management... Great work! This also means a lot of strings to translate, though, if the developers decide to try crowdsourced translation again. :D

    Anyway, I also hope that the developers could implement one of their wishes they mentioned in the blog last year, that is the players would be able to see their colleagues on the road as well, not just as mere statistics in the company management window. :)

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  46. Hey, This is such a great feature, but do we see our drivers on the road and will Majestic become Mercedes Benz?
    How do license talks go?

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  47. great work keep going,any news about the map of the game?how many countries are in?

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  48. Like the new company management,
    I agree with many other comments, please make it possible to see our drivers on the streets, and can we choose a freight for them? (Like in 18 WOS PTTM I still play it for that feature).
    Greetings from Frankfurt am Main

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  49. looking at those i wonder if this means the player and hired drivers actually have to take their weekly break, as it shows some as idle, or if they have to work every day the same as earlier games

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  50. There is such a possibility that we will see our employed drivers on the road as not seeing them on the road wouldn't make any sense to create them. SCS will probably use the 18 WoS system to produce our workers that will drive across the countries.

    Another great update would be to produce your own company at the start like in 18 WoS 1 where you had to choose your name and company's name, but in ETS2 it could be made with a visual display like creating own company's logos that will be on the trailers of the trucks. Having a possibility to create a stickers or vinyls for the trucks would be another good idea, so the trucks that are in my company would differ from the other trucks.

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  51. Síla SCS!
    Jste nejlepší!

    Rio de Janeiro, BR

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  52. Its great but i am a bit disapoint no full european map (Romania, Bulgaria)... :(

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  53. Hi SCS!!!
    I have a dream game.if you can make it live.
    1.In this truck games the refueling is done automatically.i should done by the driver by getting out of the truck himself.
    2.Making a transport agent or a company while delivering the items our self.

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  54. Looking at the work done on the game including graphics, it seems that Euro truck Simulator is going to be more meaningful which is going to be liked by almost everyone.

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  55. Hoping that truck names are gonna be real... Or not again?!?!

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  56. SCS, i see Rofin has earn 31000 euro. Remember euro is 24,6 tjekkiska krouna. If you corrected that it would be a lot more realistic.

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  57. Hi SCS,
    looking on the map I have a question:
    Why can't we drive on a highway from Germany to France or Netherlands, we only can use small roads!? I know many people wanted more small roads, but why did you left out major highways in Europe?
    As I lve in Germany I can tell:
    A6 It goes from Czech to France (you only made eastern part),
    A3 It goes from Austria to Netherlands (again only Eastern part)
    A5 from middle of Germany to Switzerland (only northern part)

    I think it is a bit unreal to have highways in inner countries but nearly none going to neighbour countries! Eastern europe has a better trans national highway network than old Western Europe, where border crossing highways exist much longer.
    You have time till August, use it and connect the world a little bit better than it is now.

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  58. Sweden is also in the EU.... Why aren't sweden in this game?

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  59. Hi scs, great work been going on here, im a bit disappointed about the truck brands not being real but theres still time it could change.
    I have a question,
    IS ets 2 going to be harder to run than uk truck simulator? as i can run uk truck simulator with out lag on top settings but when i enter a city or if im in a city my game lags? so is it going to be harder to run than ets 2?

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  60. I see so many people crying or (Griefing) Because the whole European map is not covered in the game,
    The reason why it is not covered can be read in this article here:

    http://blog.scssoft.com/2012/04/map-is-never-big-enough.html

    Unless you want scs to go bankrupt before they release the game i suggest you appreciate the outcome they have so far,
    They have made great progress,

    | No Licensed Trucks |
    Do you have any idea how expensive it is to have Licensed Vehicles in a game?
    Licenses can be purchased but are only valid for a time, Not forever. It is a considerable investment on the developers part, and i have seen other game developers near bankruptcy because of Licenses for real brands in their games.
    Atleast you can put the real badge on your Vehicles from a 3RD Party Mod in the game, Which ofcourse SCS has no part in.

    So not everything is as bad as some people make it out to be.

    Games that Feature Real Life Vehicles are only afforded by Wealthy Companies, See an example here:

    http://www.giantbomb.com/licensed-cars/92-5677/

    I hope this post was helpful.
    If i can make anyone understand better please let me know:
    venterclaude384@gmail.com

    PS - Keep up the Excellent work SCS!

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