Friday, August 17, 2012

Back from Gamescom 2012

A small team from SCS Software made a quick two-day trip to Cologne, Germany, to "talk business" at Gamescom, the biggest European game show. We have spent most of the time in a section not accessible to general public - two of the huge halls at Koelnmesse are dedicated just for trade visitors to give them room for networking and business development talks. In fact we were so busy with the business aspect of the trip that we did not venture much into the public halls, staying away from the deafening sounds and big crowds. We haven't even managed to take any cool photos worthy of showing you on the blog. But the trip was very important for us and the future success of our games.

We try to keep an open dialogue not just with our fan community, but also with our publishing partners. They better have total confidence into us and our projects, to be willing to spend money and effort on massaging the retail as well as digital distribution channels to offer and promote our games. Big games industry events are a good opportunity for us to meet our colleagues from publishing companies in person and discuss our plans.

Without good partners who are specialists in the field, a niche game like Euro Truck Simulator 2 would hard time standing out among much bigger mass-market titles on the shelves. Inn fact without a network of reputable partners we'd have hard time even appearing on the shelves at all in most countries

We were also excited to meet a representative from Valve's Steam to discuss our chances to get our games on their service. We have tried submitting our games to Steam before, but without success (truck simulators really were considered too niche by their approval committee it seems, especially after a competitor truck game was given a chance but was not quite accepted so well by Steam players). In a few weeks, Steam is going to come out with Greenlight, a new system that will depend on fans of games to help them sort out candidates for inclusion on Steam. We definitely plan to be on Greenlight with ETS2 as soon as it launches; we have high hopes that we can count on your help! With the number of fans of our games, we should be able to get our voice heard. You are definitely going to hear from us again on this topic soon, asking you to join us in the rally to put our games to Steam!

To conclude this post, let us show you something that wasn't yet shown extensively - the central "hub" screen of the user interface system of Euro Truck Simulator 2. The game doesn't have a text-based main menu any more as did our previous games, and another set of menus for other in-game screens (the old "notebook" mental concept). With ETS2, we knew that the system needed to be more flexible to accommodate a lot of features, and yet we wanted to have a chance to make it understandable, to be able to liken it to an existing paradigm of control of an application or device. After some experiments, we settled on "desktop" approach - there is a central screen which you can think of as a desktop screen of the operating system on your computer, where we can add "application icons" for various features in the game. Where appropriate, related function icons are grouped into "widgets." We will make the "applications" appear over time on the desktop; we don't want to overload the player too soon with too much stuff. The learning curve is not too steep initially, but we have lots of room to add game features, which we plan to do even beyond the initial release of the game ;-).


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    1. WOW!!! Even five year olds post on here

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    2. And you're always whining like you were 64.

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    3. Maybe I am 64. I'm never whining. Im always being a smart ass. You are forgiven for not being able to tell the difference between being a smart ass and a whiner though

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    4. i agree with Anonymous 7:55 PM

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    5. Right so this is what you guys call whining then? http://blog.scssoft.com/2012/08/back-from-gamescom-2012.html?showComment=1345219611786#c3211872459584167706

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    6. How the- what- How did you do that?

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    7. Just click on the time of the post and copy the link.

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  2. Nice, i can't wait to it will come out already maded a youtube channel for it!

    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwlwrywpKLYiyy79X5TmTkA?feature=mhee

    Sup me there will come some Scania Truck Driving Simulator videos in this week, since i just arried my G27!

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    1. I play this game, with you but for me is a G25 and a Track Ir 5. The game is better with track ir, than with out .

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    2. I know, ever since I made the leap to TrackIR I could not imagine playing without it! I do now and then when testing things but I feel like I have blinkers (blinders) on!

      Also invested in a G27 as my Driving Force GT packed up a couple of months ago... Love the wheel! (c:

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    3. What's with this TrackIR thing?
      It tracks the movement of your head, or what?
      So, if you wanna look left, you turn your head left?
      This means you will actually be looking over your right shoulder at the screen, which is still in its original position?
      I'm puzzled...

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    4. It's pretty sensitive ohaha, you only need to move a tiny bit for it to turn (if you calibrated it properly) and given that you normally keep changing your position on your sit, you also have to hit a key to recenter the tracking, but you get the hang of it...feels pretty good once you get used to it.

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    5. I got my TrackIr a week ago. It's fantastic starting from the first moment. I just installed software, put my cap on my head and started playing and.. whoa! I can freely watch all over my truck cabin. No calibration or changing game setup needed to be done at all. Mouse remains mouse and I don't need keyboard at all as I'm using Logitech GT wheel. It's only bad when I start to scratch my head or something :))

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    6. If you have a webcam you can use that aswell together with software FACETRACKNOIR. I use that and will use it in STDS forever. No need to adjust seat. Just use this and its like in real life.

      See and Download it here.

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  3. I think that ETS2 mention the possibility of getting off the publishing vehicle was one of the characteristics that would have the game. Until the video provided by SCS no softwere or ETS2 demonstrated. THIS WILL BRING THE POSSIBILITY OF GAME OR NOT.????

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    1. Game is talk ets 2 software? truck euro simulator SHOW HOW STAFF? BUILD ON TELEPHONE WIRE? WILL PANCAKES PAN HOOT FLY!

      XD XD

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    2. No dude, that was mentioned in Euro WALK Simulator 2

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  4. Is the game stil released in september???????

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  5. Too niche? Are they serious at Steam? And Farming Simulator isn't too niche for them? Assholes...

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    1. Farming sim is still a niche game, but there is several websites/forums with +50000 users and at least two with +100000 users. Compared to this I would also call ETS2 a niche game, since "only" 10000 people follow this game on the blog. And I dont know any comunities with more users than that. That said, I can't wait for the release just like the rest of you. Greetings from Denmark.

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    2. What does "niche" mean? :/

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    3. "niche"
      A small market with a limited number of sales or appealing to a smaller group of people

      I.e. Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc cars cater for a “niche” in luxury or fast expensive cars for people who can afford them, unlike Opal/Vauxhall/Ford/etc who cater for a much larger market.

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    4. It doesn't hurt to add it, so why not, Steam?

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  6. Cool as always,
    one thing though, a few weeks ago I would have been pro-Steam, BUT with the messing around Valve has done with “subscription” vs. “licence” in their TOS/EULA and how they have been going at late seemingly thinking that their TOS/EULA overrides that of the licence (EULA) granted by the game owner/developer to the end user along with their formation of Steam in the EU as a separate entity to Steam USA, I will no longer be buying ANY games from steam – not that I would by ETS2 from Steam anyway when I would purchase it direct from SCS web site!

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    1. i completely agree, my friend got banned from Steam yesterday, why ? cuz he got banned from Black ops , why ? cuz he is too good , they reported him as cheater, so yes, Steam is ripping people off

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  7. I love the UI. I also would love it if I could have the game on Steam. It's where I get 95% of my PC Games the last few years.

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  8. This is awesome I will help you guys because I'm one of your fans of your games I hope you are one of the candidates for the green light system for Steam and Good Luck.

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  9. That main screen is very good. Its much better than any other game I've seen before. I hope we get a decent demo that lasts more than just an hour. With ETS 1 you cant really get a feel for the game in an hour. Two hours would be much better.

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    1. Or unlimited time but missing 90% of features, it just says available with payware version.

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  10. People need to be aware that Steam offers the opportunity of DLC and, as I have posted previously, simulations are perfect for DLC. Expansions of the map can be sold as well as trucks or other add-ons. I am not interested in specific trucks, but the modding community was always big on trucks, so there is money to be made.

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    1. I make mods and maps myself and one things which was great about the SCS community and the one for OMSI as well, is that all add ons are free...

      If you start with mods and add ons where people have to pay for you will get companies who will make professional add ons which will be cracked and damage the amateur modder...

      The good thing on SCS community is that everything is free and accesible for a young public as well !

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    2. DLC can be distributed/purchased without the need for Steam, DLC are NOT solely reliant on Steam for distribution/ purchased!

      To suggest that Steam is the only method for DLC for distributed/purchased is at best ludicrous.

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    3. I did not say "that Steam is the only method for DLC", but that it offers the possibility. Learn to read before calling something which was never said ludicrous.

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    4. i agree with you Anonymous 9:22 PM

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    5. You said “People need to be aware that Steam offers the opportunity of DLC.......” which by the way of wording/writing in English implies other ways do not, as the statement eluded to mention there were other possibility apart from Steam with simple words like “also” or other words to imply in addition too without having to explicitly state what the other methods were.

      Which is precisely why it was called “ludicrous”

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    6. Go back to school!

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    7. b101uk is right!

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  11. When will be realised patch 1.4.0 for Scania Truck Driving Simualtor

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    1. i hate that sentence, its not professional and very amateur, plus no body asked you Steve

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    2. But his sentence is nevertheless factually correct and in line with what SCS say.

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    3. ŞTDS next major update is extensively been tested and cleared from bugs/glitches.

      Hold your horses, it will be worth waiting.

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    4. I dont care if nobody asked me. I only told him what we all know.

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  12. yeah cabin adjustments and seatadjustments ..

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  13. Things like cabin adjustements give the game a certain reality feeling you cant even get with the best graphics...

    Lovely to see you paid attention to stuff like that as well, people love to use buttons, adjust stuff etc, you know ;)

    Just see how OMSI is a succes, just because of this !

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  14. UI looks nice and hope Steam finally agrees to let you on.

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  15. My Steam account is finally usefull again for the Greenlight system.
    I think it would be a big succes if SCS get ETS2 on Steam.
    However, I'm not that much of a fan of it, but it could mean a good income for SCS thanks through the many users of Steam.

    The main menu looks very nice.
    These kinds of menus give the very first impression and feeling by a game, this looks very good!

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  16. UI looks great!
    Just have one question, when you meet or pass a driver that works for you in ets2, will you recognize them? (customized trucks)

    Or will they be visible as a "dot" on the map?

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  17. Lookin good SCS keep up the good work!
    I camnt wait till september!
    I might build a timemachine to skip some time.

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  18. Cool SCS i have a few suggestions for you!
    1. openable windows
    2. junction numbers on roads
    3. real accedends maybe in ETS 3

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  19. Can we have openable windows , the ability to get out and go to the toilet , cook food and eat it and the ability to walk about?

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    1. Yes please SCS make so much new stuff in the game that the releasedate is April 2013, please please open windows, would be nice with all this trucking and virtuel farting

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    2. Yes, I can see SCS’s next blog post!

      “Can you help us with ETS2 virtual farts?

      We are working hard on finalizing Euro Truck Simulator 2 for release, but there are still some unfinished tasks which we would like to get done so that the game is released in great shape and sound.

      One of the problems are correct and believable virtual farts reminiscent of your typical truck driving countryman (or countrywomans) sound and an odour rating based on regional diet so we may come up with believable “windage” ratings to match to window opening duration, as we have got to add some function to being able to open a window!………"

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    3. What about if I want to pee?

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    4. Scs is selling the game with a bottle to pee in.. ETS2-Pee-edition..

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    5. If the windows can be opened in ETS2 at launch, alot of you guys are gonna look like idiots for playing these games...

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    6. You know, pretending to be a truckdriver make all of us look like idiots anyway, open window or not..

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    7. Very true

      Though having opening windows then having little or nothings to do with them that adds function in the game is more idiotic especially if it was in-part a cause for the delay and aditonal bugs that needed fixing ;)

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    8. Guys I was being sarcastic. All this asking for openable windows is beyond the joke at this stage.

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    9. Steve farrel, opening windows is acceptable but go out of the truck? This is not GTA or Mafia or any other game like this. If you wann go out from truck, etc, gon and play GTA, Mafia, etc.

      There are more important aspects then going out of the truck, i personaly don`t want to.

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    10. steve farrell, I know your were.

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    11. I was being sarcastic too but I see that none of others know what sarcastic even mean, eg. S7efan

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    12. openable widoes plles scs

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    13. I don`t care if you were and i know what sarcastic means, thx for your nice words.

      That was my opinion but you are to dumb to know what an opinion is. Sorry for my language but i`m tired of kids that thinks they are smarter then everybody and all they can do is insult people.

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    14. I'm pirating this game, because BEING ABDUCTED BY AN ALIEN ISN'T INCLUDED! THIS HAPPENS TO ME ALL THE TIME,WHAT ABOUT WW3, AND THE APOCALYPSE COME ON SCS YOU NEED TO ADD THESE FEATURES.

      *click*anonymous
      *think*It knows my real name!

      *Never visit the blog again*

      *SCS adds these features*

      *STILL pirate game*

      I'm 90% of people on this blog.

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    15. I want the ability to pee in a bottle, smash the bottle in someones head, rip off his cock, sell it on the internet, and upgrade your truck so it can fly.

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    16. we are soooo serious right now

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    17. I kinda hope the openable windows are in the game so everyone who shouted "PLZ PlZ PLZ 0p3nabl3 windows!1!1!!!1" looks like a nugget.

      Anyway what's with your imagination, if you gotto pee IRL, park your truck at a truckstop, pause the game, go to your bathroom, pee, wash your hands and come back to drive off again...
      Oh and don't actually go to the bathroom before you parked hehehe.

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    18. Yeah i think i will do that way actually :D

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    19. @ S7efan : You need to chill. I am no kid either. I am 39 years old born on the 5th of July 1973 and if you found my post insulting then you really need to get out more.

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    20. Steve.. Everyone has told S7efan to chill and so but he only see all other as idiots. He does not seem to belong in here. He don't know how to act in a blog. Everyone is stupid he thinks. Sorry Steve but we have tried to tell him to chill.

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    21. If not it is going like S7efan like, then we all are kids. Nothing to do about it.

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    22. I agree with Steve, S7efan, u can go fuck urself kiddo , and btw, i am 20 years old in case u wonder :D

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    24. :))) First of all. You all don`t know what an opinion is.
      Second. Stevy if you think my post is somehow insulting you i feel sorry for you man, you need to chill like all the kids round here that say they are 20>, maybe they do but they think and act like 12. I feel sorry for you guys.

      Jack, you say you have 20, your language is not showing that. ;)
      I don`t think that i insult anybody in a post, just in one on this topic but he desirve it. Good luck and you really need to chill and learn to think first, not every post and comment is an insult, sorry if this post is an insult too.

      Oh, one more thing, just SCS can say that my place is not belong here, not some spoiled kids that don`t know what a pussy is. ;) Cheers! BTW i`m 21 in case u wonder jack :).

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    25. Sorry for another post, but this guy is so funny.
      "AnonymousAugust 18, 2012 12:05 PM
      Steve.. Everyone has told S7efan to chill and so but he only see all other as idiots. He does not seem to belong in here. He don't know how to act in a blog. Everyone is stupid he thinks. Sorry Steve but we have tried to tell him to chill."

      PLEASE, can you find 3 post were someone tolds me to chill? I`m very calm. I was and still am polite on this blog, i didn`t insult anyone, if he/she feels that then he/she has problems or can`t read or think right.

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    26. @ S7efan, well, i thought that u r just another dumb kid, butit turns out that r u not, I apologize for my words, that was immature from me as u said, so i am sorry !

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    27. @ S7evan : Theres a difference between an opinion and name calling. Your last post wasnt insulting nor was it an opinion it was plain and utter rude.

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    28. once again, i agree with Steve ;)

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    29. JackAugust 18, 2012 5:17 PM
      @ S7efan, well, i thought that u r just another dumb kid, butit turns out that r u not, I apologize for my words, that was immature from me as u said, so i am sorry !


      I`m glad you can be polite, but it`s no need to be sarcastic, really.
      @Steve: Like i said, if you think that my post is an insult you can`t understand some things or you have issues. You told me to chill out, look at the begining on the thread, you have some problems with people coments and opinions, i bet you consider all the posts insults. :|

      How can you say my post was rude, really, i just said if you want what you said you can play GTA, Mafia, what is rude in that statement?

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    30. @S7afan, i apologize for being sarcastic !!!

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    31. I know what a pussy is and how it looks like

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    32. So your trying to say tthis what you said is'nt rude then? "Oh, one more thing, just SCS can say that my place is not belong here, not some spoiled kids that don`t know what a pussy is."

      This is the height of rudeness

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    33. then again, I agree with Steve ;)

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  20. Good news! :) nice to hear from you.

    Now, i'll keep doing what everybody else is doing:

    PLEASE SCSSOFTWARE OPENABLE WINDOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. You know it will push the releasedate to 2013??? Can u tell us why you want it???

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    2. It makes it more realistic!

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    3. So what! It's only a window

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    4. Its an added function like a cabbin light it cant make the game any worse can it?

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    5. well, what if u have to fart ? the smell of the cabin is gonna kill me without opening the window !
      PLEASE OPENABLE WINDOWS

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    6. Lets see, there are 7 truck makes, and at the very least >8 cab interior of which there are LHD & RHD versions which total >16 cab interior, there are at least 8 distinct external cab shapes ignoring minor variant and each cab has 4 total LOD’s

      All of them would require the 3d artists to detach and animate the relevant windows for the interior & external parts so they would be synced with each other to avoid having a window open on an internal view but from outside it appearing closed, that would be the total of at least 32 to 48 individual modals requiring changes.


      The programmers would then have to add the function to move the window.

      The bugs have to be ironed-out.

      The sound engineer then has to create a 3rd set of sounds to attenuate sound vs. how much the window is open.

      And all the above IS at best to add virtually NO function to the game bar making the internal sounds change vs. how much the window is open and NOTHING else.

      In my book as someone who did at one time work as a 3d artist in the games industry, is lots of work for very little functional reward to the end user for the time involved and how soon the novelty will wear-off.

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    7. You are spot on.. all this work for a window.. i can live with fart and the nosehair melting..

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    8. Plus they have to add a key command for it, and when you got to sleep it will have to make you wind up the window.

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    9. Hi i am the one who wrote the first thing in this conversation.

      I didn't mean that i want openable windows on the truck. I just said that everyone else is yelling about the goddamn windows.

      Sorry if i was a bit unclear :)

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    10. We need openable windows please SCS please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. On mine you too were fond with ETs2 promotion if to look really at things, it is not enough that new I saw in ETs2, loading bases since ETS, shop where it is possible to buy the truck too from ETS, it is so possible to list long, infinitely... On pleased only graphics and behavior of a traffic on the road! I am afraid to be disappointed in game when it leaves. In two and a half years of development of game, it was possible to make that on more essentially and that it wasn't similar to the predecessors, to bring global change. As a result we see a touch the picture, it is not a lot of in the best quality and no more than that.

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    1. wow, all I can do after reading this is try to imagine what the spirit of what you said is...cuz I sure as hell can't use my language comprehension part of the brain here, that'd ruin every chance of understanding you!

      I think that they buying of trucks and repairing is still going to happen within the game world itself, the screens they've shown are of the management bit, and those always had buy/repair/refuel buttons.

      But as I said, no idea if that can even be close to what you asked...lol

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    2. He's saying trank is no wonder? ets 2 will game? truck? MAYONNAISE?

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  22. That is cool!
    And this just popped into my mind:
    Can we put our own picture there? That'd be great!

    And, maybe, in the future, you can come up with something to use a photo of the player as texture for the actual driver in the truck!
    Feel free to stop me if I sound crazy! :D

    Thanks

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    1. Maybe you should be able to put a screenshot right there.

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  23. Add-on of the Scania TDS. New map or new patch ?? Waiting to death !!

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  24. YES PLEASE SCS!!!!! OPENABLE WINDOWS!!! WE ALSO WANT X-RAY GLASSES SO WE CAN SEE THE WOMAN WHO WALK IN THE CITY NAKED!!! WE ALSO WANT AN MP4 SO WE CAN BREAK THE GLASS OF A BUILDING AND THEN COPS WILL RUN US OVER!!


    i was being sarcastic,if you didn't get it. the message is:STOP ASKING FOR OPENABLE WINDOWS! IT WILL PUSH THE RELASE DATE!!

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    1. joking? come on, we really need those glasses!
      :)))

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    2. PLEASE SCS, ADD X-RAY GLASSES!
      Lol, perverts! :D

      Aanyway, what about te ability to rape and murder prostitutes, isnt that what truckers' stereotypes do 24/7?

      (just a joke if you didn't get it)

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    3. xDDD yeah, that would be a nice feature actually :DDD

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    4. I like that you all write that its a joke afterwards. Then even S7efan will understand it. I think.

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    5. nah, he is too dumb to get it ;))

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  25. anyone know if putting custom pipes on your truck will change its sound in ets2? i have a straight through pipe on my own truck so it would be a nice touch, if not im sure the modders will have a go :)

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    1. I hope so. It would be "slightly" disapointing if the sound didnt change , but this isnt NFS so its not important really.

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  26. I'm glad to see you focusing and spending time solely on the business part of game production. Getting ETS2 on Steam would surely be an advantage, reaching audience who never look outside their Steam account. However, it is EXTREMELY important that your main selling channels (i.e. your own website store) is independent, and not tied up to Steam. Unless you are already an established Steam user, and well familiar with their system, buying a game and discover that you are forced to use the game through Steam can be a real disaster. I own games where the publisher chose to rerelease the download Steam-free, simply because 60% of their customers were unable to play the game at all...

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  27. wow one screenshot, thank you... maybe release date???

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    1. Maybe look back a week or so?

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  28. We don't want Steam!!

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    1. 100% agreed.. i hate having to run a other programm in the back to paly something..

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    2. Then you propably never used Steam... it has alot of features such as chatting with friends ingame, browsing web ( aswell ingame ) and maybe guys from SCS could aswell implent workshop for us to have mods eassily uploaded and updated.

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    3. Steam hasn't ANY useful, interesting, functional, funny or rewarding things. It's a fcking useless application.

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  29. THE HISTORIC WARS OF THE SCS BLOG:
    ww1- Anonymous and Neltu vs normal people for the game to be released in August.

    ww2- Possibly one of the biggest wars to date, Anonymous VS normal people for the map to stay the same.

    ww3- Probably the smallest wars, Neltu and a few Anonymous people versus most of anonymous and normal people for the game to be released in September.

    ww4, we are in it now, ALL of anonymous vs normal people to keep the windows closed.

    iwasbored.

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    1. For WW1,go to post "Yes,we need more time"

      For WW2,go to post "The map is never big enough"

      For WW3,i don't know anything about that one.

      For WW4,stay here.

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  30. hello SCS can you make ETS Multiplayer if not why ? thank you previously

    (sorry for this bad english )

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    1. well, in order to create a server for multiplayer and be able to maintain it, its going to cost too much, and as u probably know, this game is based on low-budget -.-
      yeah, i got disappointed too when i heard it -.-

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    2. use p2p with ipv6 on udp

      dont use/need servers.

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    3. We donøt want a MASS MULTIPLAYER SERVER we just want to play it with a single friend. Nothing else. This would do with P2P and no server is needed.

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    4. i dont know what P2P means or stands for, would u please tell me what is it !! thank you ;)

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  31. My very dream of life is becoming a truck driver.. My dad is that. Trucks has always been in my heart. And i really love that life. The loneliness, on your own..

    But i've got a big problem. I'm like top 3 in my class. I could get a much nicer, well-payed job if i wanted. But i don't. I don't want to sit at the office with a black suit and hammering on a computer. I wanna discover europe, in a truck.

    My dad knows a guy at work who loves his job. He says driving a truck around europe, is the best thing he knows. He can't imagine an other job. He says if you like working alone, make it on yourself and want to discover, that's a job for you.

    What should i do? My mind is a bit fucked up right now i need support :S

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    1. I know people who say they hate to truck...

      Anyway I'd go for the good job first, if you really hate it then consider to get a job as a trucker, if you chose to truck now itll be harder to get another job...

      All I can say is: stay in school.

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    2. If you have an aptitude for schooling and you don’t mind it then get as much from it as possible to give yourself a good educational background, as it gives you extra options in life, a good education doesn’t stop you being a truck driver! BUT curtailing your educational background needlessly diminishes options for most people, if you find truck driving isn’t for you or the “dream” you thought it was but you end up stuck with it.

      A good education can be helpful in specialist applications of truck driving like heavy haulage BUT natural aptitude to driving is still the biggest factor, if you have both more doors in life will be open to you sooner.

      So stay at school

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    3. +1

      I would most defo get another job 1st, not sure where you come from but the most your will earn in the UK is about 28K a year there is a few that pay more but those jobs are like gold dust.

      Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders already. So i would finish learning then i would try to get a trade behind you in something, which normally would take you 2 to 3 years depending on what trade you go into. If you still want to be a truck driver after that then speak with your dad and see if he can guide you.

      Dont rush into anything my friend, that is my only sensible advice i could give you.

      TAKE YOUR TIME

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    4. How is that anyway relevant to this blog?? U should probrably just buy gta or saints row and ets2 to see if you prefer life wit more money or trucking :L

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    5. My advice to you...follow your dreams, you only live once, after this life oblivion awaits so try to maximize your happiness while you can...and for those religious ppl, if there's something after this then it's a moot point anyways, you still should do what makes you feel good but have less to worry about then.

      Education is only needed if you want to be 'hired' on paper alone, if you like something and spend alot of effort on it, you'll become good enough to get a job regardless of your education level.

      So my advice is to just live as if there's no tomorrow, let the chips fall where they may. The grass is always greener over the next hill, as long as you're doing something you like, don't mind the hills.

      My two cents...

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    6. Agree with Ziland. Follow your dreams. Don't question them.

      I'm multimedia producer for a living, and I don't want that. Sitting on chair, losing eyesight and ears with (mostly) spam content I have to do every day.

      As a boy, I wanted to be a policeman (ugh!), a locomotive driver (sigh) or a truck driver! For that last one, I'm stuck with SCS games since begining.

      I don't know any really unhappy truck driver. Even if they not making big money. They're free as one can be, in this ugly civilization of ours.

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    7. just follow your dreams, I just passed my exams and was the best in my class, now im on school to become a Truck driver. just do what you want to do, money is not all. would you rather do a boring job and earn lots of money or would you do something you like and earn a bit less money?
      just think about that and you would know the answer.

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    8. Thank you everybody i really appreciate your comments. :)

      I'll think about everything you said. Your replies really touched me.

      Many thanks

      -M

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    9. I've been out of school for 7years (ish) now... I got a good education but decided to move into van driving as soon as i got my driving licence done that for a few years and then trained on rigids/articulated trucks... Ive been trucking for a couple years now and wouldnt ever change it, im not the greatest paid and money does help but as mentioned before its not the most important... I do it because i love what i do and the best advice anyone could give you is go for what you want, and believe in. Aim higher at the better job and if you find you dont like it try trucking :) Trucking isnt for everyone you may find you hate it but then you may find you love it... Your choices at the end of the day. Onto the game im looking forward to ets2 and trying to get a life like replica of my real wagon :) keep up the work SCS!

      Many thanks... Ryan.

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  32. I noticed that you appear to be able to name your company (if not, could that feature be added?). Will we be able to have the company name written on our trucks?

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  33. I like this interface if it has room for more features to be added as you say it can and also as you say that you are going to.

    I can see added extras to ets 2 coming already and you haven't even released the game yet.

    Nice Work SCS

    I think it is strange that they let you have ALH on Steam and then turned there back on you for your other games.

    I wonder what this GREENLIGHT is going to be all about ? Have we all got to worry about our games on steam now, imean the current ones we have ?

    Does this sound dodgy to anyone else or am i reading into that section too far ?

    I will have to look on steam now and try to find out some more info on this greenlight, if anyone else knows what this is please speak up.

    Good work on the networking though guys, hope it all works out well for SCS.

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    1. I don't think there would be a problem with games you already have, because I own somewhere in the region of 70-80 games on steam, and there is a number of them that steam don't sell anymore, but I can still play them. As we all bought them in good faith, there would be so many problems for steam if they did do something that meant people couldn't play what they'd paid for. It would probably finish Valve off as a company, so I don't think there's any need to worry. This GREENLIGHT palava, seems to be, if I'M reading it right, a voting system where steam users can vote for the games they would like to see on steam. I personally wouldn't be buying it on steam though, as I've already pre-ordered it on Amazon.co.uk. But, having said that, I would still vote for it to be on steam, as it will garner a higher audience, hopefully. As for ALH being on steam, ALH was a Valusoft game, SCS were just the programming house. With ETS, SCS are doing all of this off their own back, so this could be the reason.

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  34. Please put in the next patch SCANIA TRUCK DRIVING SIMULATOR mode randomly choose music, sorry for my english.

    Thank you and congratulations for the work.

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  35. Sounds great, SCS, hope Steam will see the light! Best of luck with your "head hunting" too -- keep up the great work! (c:

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    1. I wonder if you can adjust your seat position in "cabin adjustments". It`s an interesting feature. Nice interface SCS, very simple to use i like it.

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    NİCE work SCS I cant waiting ETS2 :) please relaese date ????


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  38. no aguanto mas, quiero jugarlo ya jaaja, tendrian que poner autos estacionados en la ciudad para que se complique un poco en la ciudad menejar, como en la vida real. ETS2 va hacer sorprendente

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  39. openable windows bitte SCS bitte

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  40. Scs just release the game dont give a shit about all the extra things people want

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    1. well i DO give a shit.

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    2. So you want the game to have 150 errors? Then wait.

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  41. Im with this dude, i have no probleme waiting for January/Febuary 2013 the ekstra things..

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    1. without getting further into the matter you might have to wait until November for Euro Truck Simulator 2 shows up without further game improvements

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  42. Wow! The main menu of ETS2 looks awesome!

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  43. Very beautiful work SCS, and finally a long awaited date is coming, and I see that I'll have to turn to get a computer to play it, lol.

    And it's good new innovations that you left for the end, as 'Cabin Adjustments', new managing our future business, well organized ...

    And it's good to know that you are closing contracts with major publishing companies.

    Good job everyone, and a good weekend SCS.

    Eric
    SP/BRASIL

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    1. Hi Eric, are u the one who is always in the Leaderboard in STDS ?? i have always been watchiing ur replays, u r a master man !!! i am surprised u didnt win the August- championship

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    2. Thats beacuse the winner is the best ... ! :)

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  44. Maybe when drive faster than the speed limit , it wouldn't appear a small square in which is written that u didn't respect the speed limit and u need to pay a caution .I think it's better to put I the roads some radars ( to be more realistic) and the other vehicles that drives on the other way flash ( light flash) to prevent u ( like in real life). I think it's a good advice (future). Sorry for bad English in from Romania .

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  45. Euro Truck Simulator 2 Gameplay by Excalibur Publishing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj9GJqE2PjY

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  46. Excalibur, says it will come out 28 semtemper.

    Gameplay by Excalibur Publishing
    Date of released : September 28, 2012

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    1. No one knows, that is a prediction. Untill SCS will anounce a release date all release dates that you see on the net are fakes, just predictions of the publishers.

      Oh, sorry if i insulted you in someway because some people thinks every opinion and post is an insult. Feel sorry for them, really.

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    2. Do you know the difference between fakes and predictions?

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    3. So regarding to S7efan, EVERY release date on the net is fake.
      Wow I'm disappointed now. I really
      thought that we could trust the shops on the net.
      NO S7efan, the release date is not fake, it's a date
      that SCS states and it's real UNTIL it PERHAPS will be postpone.
      Which i many cases do not happen.
      If I buy 25 games a year, its only 5 who will be postponed.

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    4. SCS didn`t anounced a release date. ;)

      Anonymous, yeah i know the diference.

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    5. Well I can tell you that SCS did anounced a release date. Not to you or me but to those who should sell they game. Ever wonder why most shop has the same date? Do you think they all just happen to guess the same date?

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    6. Remark that this page is where all shops get the info from. This page has been updated yesterday and the 28 sep. is STILL the day SCS expect to release the game. This is not OLD info. S7efan you should read the info in small text above the list.
      Then tell us again that this is a guess. Its a fact until SCS OR Excalibur Publishing change it.

      Excalibur Publishing Ltd

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  47. Does euro truck simulator 2 have a working seatbelt warning light and chime because ive seen it in the renault magnum and premium.

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    1. Yeah and there needs to be an alarm if you forget to close your zipper before starting the engine!

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    2. 3 Questions:
      How do you know?
      Is there a control on the keyboard to switch it on and off?
      Does it work in all trucks?

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    3. He is joking, you are always in the truck so you can`t put the seatbelt or take it off.

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    4. I will find out by SCS Software because Ive posted a private message.

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  48. So applications on a desktop ... yeah and integrate an appstore then where we can pimp our game!

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  49. Steam:
    in the past i had a couple times problems with Steam. I don't like that you need to be online to play and that you need to rely on a service being online.
    I hope steam won't be the only platform then where you sell your game. I personally prefer Gamesload or other download sources where you don't have a fat client of the publisher sitting on your computer collecting data and eating performance.

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  50. SCS Software should think about converting games to linux. They have already some games ported to mac, so why not to linux? Scs team uses their own game engine and may even get games to Steam one day. People on Valve are converting Steam and some games for Linux right now.

    What if SCS Software converts ETS2 for Linux and gets the game on Steam Linux as one of the first games? I think that the game would sale very good! Every Linux gamer would absolutely buy it!

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  51. I try to avoid as long as i just can STEAM based games. Steam is the most worse and worse working gaming solution which i know. I do not have actually anything positive to say about STEAM. Sorry SCS Software but do you really need STEAM?

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    1. I know. I bought an entirerly offline game(boxed edition). but it requires steam to play it.

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    2. Me too, I hate Steam. Constantly updating, only cares about people in the US with 30mb per second internet connection.

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    3. +1
      Steam will ruin this game, please SCS stay with your pay-n-download from game's website and leave Steam where it is!!

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    4. I don't care if you make a deal with Steam or not.
      But I do care if I can not buy the game from your own site or from a local dealer. I will NEVER use Steam. I do not need a game which require me to install steam. I do not need steam do decide what I wanna do with a program after I bought it.

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    1. Its in the game but SCS didn't get chance.

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  53. I truly cant find any negative aspect concerning steam. Im using steam for years without any(!) problems. If it turns out to be a good sales partner for SCS i would say: go for it.

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  54. I hope one day SCS wil be a big company.

    Mitsos from Greece.

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  55. I hope one day SCS wil release ets2

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    1. Some say that one day the time will come, but no one knows when.

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    2. Of course we know when it will come.
      Look at Excalibur Publishing Ltd which is the firm to publish Euro Truck Sim 2. If they don't know. Nobody knows. Check the release list here:

      Excalibur Publishing Ltd

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  56. Would the graphic be the same or better than Scania Truck Driving Simulator?

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  57. Why does it says "This item will be released on September 28, 2012" on Amazon

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  58. when euro truck 2 come out released date

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  59. euro truck 2 go on le shuttle folkestone to calais

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  60. Can we please have openable windows SCS im begging you please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Instead of wasting space with lots of exclamation marks why didn’t you use that space to add some justification to your request with plausible function for “openable windows” that would justify the work of doing it given the delay it would cause IF they have not already been added to ALL the modals when they were originally made.

      If the best you can do is repeated posts of mostly exclamation marks and the misuse of “WE” when you should be using “I” you are hardly likely to be taken seriously either by SCS or a significant number of other posters.

      A well worded argument for “openable windows” setting out potential functions, advantages etc is far more likely to get SCS or other posters to listen rather than a blur of exclamation marks preceded by a short whiney sentence begging for something!! <note how I just used two ! For effect.

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    2. I would like windows on trucks cos its a good feutre as you can do stuff inside the cab aswell as outside it would also make the game more realistic after the game they could do a dlc of a function pack like cabin ligts,openable windows,delivering to petrol stations ect.... so it doesnt delay the game.

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    3. Да ты зае.....

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    4. Speak fucking english!!!

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  61. Steam sounds like a lot of crap! I shall buy the game in cd-version!

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