Wednesday, May 23, 2012

We are still here!

Sorry about the news on the blog appearing slower than you might want. You constantly keep asking for news from both ETS2 as well as Scania TDS, but we are so swamped with work now that there is little time left for blogging.

We are in the final push on the Scania Truck Driving Simulator project (so this means the game is not yet finished - and the release will be is at least several weeks from now.) We now have a closed beta going on with an "inner circle" of people from the fan community whom we know we can fully trust. It's a major help for improving the quality of the game, but it also means that we needed to add a couple of extra days of development time for this final polishing. Lots of pictures and even YouTube movies were already posted by the testers, probably the one movie most representative of the game is a an almost 10-minute long gameplay video recorded from the Czech version of the beta:



We are definitely not slowing down with our work on Euro Truck Simulator 2. Remember that the games are developed by separate teams, and both projects actually benefit from each other by taking over the various improvements one or the other team comes up with. We are going to cover ETS2 in more depth soon here on the blog, for today, here is just one quick user interface screen shot.





81 comments:

  1. Amazing !!! very nice work ;)

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  2. nice radio :) good work :) keep up al the best good luck and have fun :)

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  3. Great, great, when I found that video yesterday, it was clear (and I was more than pleased about that) there is "inner circle" of enthusiastic fans helping with testing and improving games. I'm sure this decision helps a lot. :-)

    About ETS2 screenshot: it's nice to see there are two playlists now, mix of local and on-line media in previous games wasn't very handy (although I was glad it's possible to play on-line stations). Maybe someday - not now, I know you're very busy - would be nice to give that media player skin of car radio, maybe even letting it be skinable by modders.

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    1. I konw MikeCR :) your posted video :) great work SCS and MikeCR :D

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    2. Heh, I didn't wrote that for anything but just start sentence somehow. :-D I'm not giving credit to myself, all credit to guys from Svet Sim. They made this superb video. ;-)

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    3. Oslovili jsme inteligentne-znejici lidi kteri zde na blogu dlohodobe vyznamne prispivaji konstruktivni kritikou. Chci tim rict ze stat se to muze i dalsim lidem, pokud na ne mame kontakt ;-)

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    4. Translation:
      We approached intelligently-sounding people who blog here on Long-term significantly contribute constructive criticism. I mean of these things do happen to other people when we have no contact;-)

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    6. Uz aby vyslo ETS2 .. uz mam predobjednané a cekam az hra vyjde .. :P
      Zajimalo by mě HW naroky :))

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    7. SCS: Děkuji za inspiraci. Když jsem psal kritiku tak většinou jen na svůj web (místo do komentářů), což jak tak koukám byla chyba. No, pro příště jsem poučen a budu psát sem a třeba se mi poštěstí. Nicméně v současné chvíli když někteří lidé mají BETU by byla moje kritika odvozená na základě obrázků asi bezpředmětná, tak s ní budu muset počkat až do vydání :-)

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    8. English please :) We don't understand you :(

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    9. SCS is from Czech, so i speak Czech language :-)

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    10. Domcek: Pokud se podíváte kolem sebe všechny komentáře blogu, zjistíte, že asi 90% připomínek jsou v angličtině, to je důvod, proč lidé žádají o angličtině. I stalo se za irský, ale jsem v přiměřené asi 11 jazyků, to je důvod, proč jsem si s tebou mluvit takhle.

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    11. Yes, but my comments are important for SCS Software, not for other people :-)

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    12. @ Domcek

      I know :) but English speaks this blog. everyone dont understand Czech language :-)

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    13. Yes, but my english is not well. I'm only 15 years old, so i think that it will be better when i will write in Czech :-)
      Czech SCS Blog isn't exist, and you saw SCS wrote also in Czech language:

      SCS Software May 23, 2012 4:04 PM

      Oslovili jsme inteligentne-znejici lidi...

      And if i want to cooperate with SCS, it's really better for me to write in Czech language.

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    14. @Domcek

      Your English is better than mine :) I'm 25 yd :S

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  4. Amazing guys, can't wait to publish the game. but if you want people buy it go on your web site and make a ETS 2 Section and STDS section to people can pre order the game :D

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  5. I like how in Scania TDS is changing gears, it`s more real, i hope to see that too in ETS 2.

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    1. I like user interface, in GTS i hate mixing up the radio stream with music added by me. GJ for that too.

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  6. It's GREAT.The video is very nice and the radio it's VERY VERY AWESOME.Think it would be a good idea to increase the volume and to lower the sound with the buttons +,-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Please it would be a great idea.Tell me what you think EVERYONE!!

    Mitsos from Greece.

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  7. Hello,
    It is awesome to see that there will be radio! It remembers me a bit of "Across America".
    Is it planned from you guys to have traffic news in the programm? You could mention some Street works or stuff, think about it! That would add a complete new dimension to this game.
    If you also plan to have much more traffic compared to the other games, you might want to announce traffic jams.
    If not for ETS2, please rhink about this for ETS3

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  8. Awesome work SCS!I think will be the best game from 2012!

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  9. Wow, that guy has some skills; he drives like a pro. I think he has an high-end computer and a quality steering wheel.

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    1. You don`t need a high-end computer to run this game :|
      Recomanded system specs: Dual core 2.2 GHz, 512MB video card. RECOMANDED not Minimum, if this is high-end... And yeah, they guy is very pro, he drives the truck to the limit without looking for 100 times in his mirrors.

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    2. My computer is like you said there, and trucks'n'trailers ran like crap.

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    3. you need to select opengl instead of Directx to run it smooth

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  10. I will use my music player because I don't like the music to stop when I am in a menu or in service or something else

    Great news SCS, thanks for keeping us updated. Keep up the good work !

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  11. jemne melodie :D mantáci :D skôr keby sa dali tie navesy kupovat a tiez vylepsovat to by bol spravny krok. krok spät ku 18wos pretoze nam to v ETS strasne chybalo

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    take your time SCS to make a good SIMULATOR and later very good MONEY.

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  13. Radio in ETS 2 ?! WOW WOW WOW WOW !! <3 ;p
    Haha wahats that radio Polska Brazil ? :D
    Put in Radio zet :D

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    1. live stream radio was already in Austrian Truck Simulator if you do not know

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    1. Great job, SCS (as always)! I'm glad to see radio in ETS 2. I also like STDS, very good that there will be freedrive option.

      But only one thing about the radio: please add track slider (idk how is it in eng... idk how it is named at all, but I hope that You understood my thought), like in PTTM.

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  15. Wow! Now I'm happy with this one post, and sometimes I've thought so much in times that do not put the things that we here on the blog, but often do not need much in the game, because it is already good the way you are doing, and it makes me happy, and look what this video is still a beta, I still know a few things that will improve the game.

    I know you from time to time takes a while to publish a post, but I understand that is to the best of these games future ones. I am very grateful.

    And with that, I wish the whole team a great job SCS, and remain so, even better.

    Eric
    SP/BRASIL

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  16. SCS you must learn still much with handling in blog.

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  17. Great news all round, great post !

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  18. Keep up the good job.
    Amazing video.

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  19. Great news. Too bad you changed the release date.


    Please check: www.ets2-mods.com

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    1. they didnt changed it, they have NEVER said a release date for scania truck driving simulator, they where all speculations by publishers

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  20. The sounds are amazing, you did an excellent job recording them! Now, regarding ETS2, you should really really really (did I say really?) consider implementing pedestrians and parked cars/trucks/trailers on the cities of ETS2 too! It brings life to the city!
    Thank you!

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    1. Parked cars and trucks are in the game I think. :)

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  21. You can make sure we have the trailers own that I can tune?

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  22. I thing we are gonna to get the most realistic sims (STDS & ETS2). I would like to say that is very cool to see in STDS individual "mission" and that the "world" is varied. This could be great successor of T&T.

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  23. The radio is totally pointless in my opinion . People will be lucky to get 3 or 4 songs they like and the rest will be annoying . It would make much more sense to just have a music player to put our own Mp3's into the game and listen to those .

    I certainly do not want a radio player where i would have to be connected to the internet to listen to it

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    1. cant you see that there is another button wich says music player on top, there you can put your own songs

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    2. Yes i saw the music player i was just stating my opinion (as i am allowed to do) that i feel the radio player is a pointless addition which very few people will actually bother to use .

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    3. Stupid whiner. Only pointless thing are your comments.

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    4. haha yeah, ooh i'm searching for a life so i'm going to whine about stupid little things that i don't like

      anyways great job scs, radio's great and WILL be used a lot!!

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  24. wtf is polska brazil?????
    and why not put the old trucks in ets2?





    scania 111.5? 111h? 143? MB 1113?

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  25. It looks too much like T&T ( just with the Scania name instead) which i could not get rid of fast enough so I will definitely not be buying it

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  26. great job !!! keep it going !!

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  27. really hope they add the best uk radio station.... radio 1 :D great work guys cant wait to buy this game keep it up

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    1. you can add station to live_streams.sii

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  28. Wow SCS, this is so amazing! I can't believe it! I guess the steering wheel has gone away; that makes me happy. Whoever was driving sure was good! They did everything perfectly.

    I was a little skeptical about buying this game, but now that I see how great it is, I am almost guaranteed to buy it. I love the fact that you can make deliveries too, that's great.

    You did a fantastic job SCS, I am looking forward to the release of both of these games.

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  29. people of scs great job.. amazing.. I just want to know if this release will be a lot more traffic on the road is going to be parts where there is slow traffic or where there is a good number of traffic? or will be as ETS1 in which cars were all away from each other and with very little traffic?

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  30. I`m speechless!!!
    Fantastic!Fantastic!Fantastic!

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  31. Truly amazing!
    I'm especially fascinated by the complexity and richness of details in free form mode.
    What a great job!
    Do not wait to be able to play.

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  32. ************************************************************
    Hey SCS!


    What about physics development???

    What about Irenej "Jirka" Stalmach's work?

    What about this: http://blog.scssoft.com/2011/10/know-how-boost.html ????!!!

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  33. Looking forward to both simulators very much. Keep up the outstanding work SCS software team and also a big Thank you to hard working Beta Testers.

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  34. Scs I hope you entered this support system in the Scania Truck Driving Simulator?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vuVLnuDbtk8

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  35. I hope in ETS2 and STDS the truck will have smoke at least when you start up the truck, a little smoke cloud would be awesome.

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    1. One more thing, if you can put this baby in the game that too would be awesome :X. New 2012 Mercedes-Benz Actros, the most beautiful truck i have ever seen, i just love it, i hope it will be in the game.

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  36. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PJrGaFp0qA&feature=fvwrel

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  37. PUT IN PLEASE:

    RADIO ZET
    RMF FM
    94.3 RS2

    ...

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  38. One of the biggest improvements which can't be seen is the sound and ambient of the game.

    At the docks you can hear seaguls and boats! Also the trucksound is amazing, finally you get some sound of the power of the trucks (also done with the new gear system ofc).


    One point of criticism, fix the truck acceleration. We ve been asking this for years in all your games now, the trucks accelerate too fast, like they are not pulling any weight. It also gives the trucks a kinda empty feeling.

    If you really have to step up the gaspedal to get some movement in your truck, it also gives the truck more a feeling of power.

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  39. In GTS the truck overstear a lot, and understear, fix this. Like the guy above me, the truck feel like is kinda empty, and post more gameplay footage if you can.

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  40. Great video, but the blinker sound is still wrong :/

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  41. When can I help you to translate ETS 2 as Truck & Trailers to Spanish?

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  42. Nice scs team..Scania Truck Driving Double trailer ?

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  43. SCS please be made mirrors of trucks to be thickened, as in real life.
    If possible, please do so.
    Here's a picture see how the mirror is thickened.

    http://www.google.bg/imgres?q=mercedes+benz+actros+mirror&start=195&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4SKPT_enBG450BG461&biw=1920&bih=878&tbm=isch&tbnid=x4ixZmiKu7Gk1M:&imgrefurl=http://www.trucksplanet.com/catalog/model.php%3Fid%3D955&docid=KswHfU_Yr7jM0M&imgurl=http://www.trucksplanet.com/photo/mercedes/actros_trust_edition/actros_trust_edition_12842.jpg&w=1280&h=876&ei=3DS-T7b-MtCb1AWIvtUp&zoom=1

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    1. radio continu in op antenne 92.40

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  45. Iordachioaie IonutMay 24, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    It looks awesome , can't wait for the release !

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  46. I think what ive read about and seen so far SCS are going to make their best truck games ever between ETS2 and STS, im really looking forward to the release, ive had them both on pre-order for ages and just looking forward to the delivery, not heard anything from the company I ordered it from yet

    I would like to request more videos and images uploaded for people like me who check this blog at a minimum once a day ( im on here every few hours though just cant post on it due to work commitments, and driving my truck around the uk ) but keep up the good work SCS

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  47. hangi siteden satısı gerceklesecek bilgisi olan varmı nereden satın alacagız

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  48. Mě to příjde opět zbytečná hra jako truck a trailers.Radši se věnujte vývoji ETS2 jejíchž vydání odkládáte stále do delších měsíců.

    I will come again to play as unnecessary truck and trailers. You better take ETS2 whose development is still to postpone release of more months.

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  49. ved como suena un scania http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iWgPDH2F6w

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