Monday, August 6, 2012

Competition results

As promised, we have created a little video - actually two of them - of the best performance(s) in the competition.



The feature of the game to show re-plays of other players driving in the game challenges is a unfortunately not as widely used as we had hoped. Our estimates are that less than 20% of customers who have purchased the game took the time to register on the official website, so they are not only unable to take part in the competitions, but also are not even able to visually check out the best results and learn something from them. We are thinking of changing this feature of the game when we update it again, so that even people playing the unregistered or unactivated game in demo mode can see those recordings. We thought about whether to include this feature for every player during the initial game's release, but we feared that the initial piracy spike experienced by any game would cause so much traffic to our results database that we would be effectively suffering from a DDoS-like problem.

Seeing how close the results were, we are ready to give a free copy of ETS2 not just to the best 3 participants of the competition, but to include the first FOUR places :-).

So again congratulations to Rou10, Astoria711, easynote, and nemesis99 - you are going to get an e-mail from us later today (or early tomorrow at the latest) officially confirming your prize.

87 comments:

  1. for when the extension of free map?

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    1. Yeah. There's nothing said about that. So, if it will be as usual, quite a lot of time to wait.

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    2. The next patch with the extension of the free driving map will be ready when it's ready - we are about to start beta-testing it now, so hopefully things go smoothly and we can release it soon.

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    3. Thank's for your answer.

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    4. Good, SCS have made it clear now. Thank you.

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    5. Long time as usual? Like scs said they're only human, you have to understand that things take time. Things are done only when it's done.

      Some people in here has to go to the shop and buy some patiance..

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    6. Today young people don't know the word Patience.
      They also think that they can demand everything for nothing. Wow I know I'm old, but they should have tried the 90'ties and computer games.

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    7. Oh the joys of R Tape Loading Error’s using C15 cassettes.

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    8. @b121uk: ROFLMAO...I remember that!!

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  2. Brilliant stuff! Makes it look so easy.

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  3. WOW this will be a fantastic surprise for nemesis99!

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  4. Cool SCS thay make it so easy one thing SCS please make the truck windows open.

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    1. Yeah i hope they do it would be a shame if they diddnt.

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    2. SCS please please let us open the windows on the trucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! +1

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    3. I hear there planning to utilise unused fan herders on motherboards, so you can rig up a 120mm case fan on your desktop, so when you open the window when moving the fan will start to blow on your face in proportion to forward speed and how open the window is.

      But then it could just be something I made up to highlight how pointless “opening” a window would be given you can already put your virtual head outside to look backwards! so -1 from me

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    4. It's a little detail that adds to the immersion, simply. No harm in it, but it is probably easier said than done as the truck model would need to be made with this in mind (or modified to allow it). Then coding so the sound can get louder from outside, of course. Not impossible but a bit of extra work -- in the end possibly pointless apart from immersion, as I said. Nothing against it from me, but it is low priority.

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    5. I think it would bring more function to the truck and it would add realistic.

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    6. haha b101uk you just made me lmao with your comment... im with you though its pointless , if they put this in the game they may as well add working heaters for when it gets a bit cold.... :)

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    7. Pointless feature, just wasting SCS's time.

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    8. I can open windows in my Bus in OMSI Bus Simulator.
      But I actualy never ever doing it. I think its waist of time to implant that. Then I would rather could swith on or off my cabin light. U see, we all what this and that. It's not easy today.

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    9. Its the best idea ever electric windows on the truck it might be a small feuture but it makes all the differance. +1

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    10. I wouldn't mind that feature, plus they already have most of what they need for it, when you put your head outside the sound goes up already, so just a matter of doing that incrementally as THE or A glass shader is modifed on the window instead of the texture they're probably currently using for it. Probably takes a whole weekend to implement for one guy...mainly because of the shader bit.

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  5. Four free copies? Nice :)

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  6. hmm.. it seems that he touch other's truck side mirror.. at 0:51

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  7. Comparison video is very interesting for me. :)
    Thanks for a great game, SCS!!

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    1. Well done Astoria711 it shows that people can do it without cheating.

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    2. And what do you mean about that ? :)

      Who should cheat in this competition ??

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    3. Im just saying if there are any cheaters but congratulations anyway.

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  8. Holy crap! I'm incompetent IDIOT, and I don't deserve to be beta-tester of ANYTHING, maybe of M1A1 or T-84!

    Congratulations, boys!

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  9. I had to give Leave The Port a shot too.. Took me 4:50,13 and I also managed to hit pretty much everything there was to hit in the process. Especially the owner of the Volvo XC90 will be quite unpleased, haha! Fortunately there is no replay available.

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  10. I'm gonna bring the topic of Weather effects here:

    SCS, maybe you could make weather effects more realistic?

    Please don't leave the thunderstorms like they were in Scania Truck Driving Simulator. In real life, thunder isn't like that. After lightning, the rumble takes a long time to reach the ears of the player. In STDS, you hear it instantly.
    The rumble should also last longer.

    Also, bring back the horn from German Truck Simulator. Hehe.

    b101uk replied to me too, a bit more professional.

    Thanks if you guys do this, it'll help with the realism.

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    1. The delay between lightning and rumbling depends on how far away the actual storm is. Maybe the game assumes it's always directly overhead.

      But I think the whole weather cycle should change a bit slower because I doubt the game is supposed to take place in the Scottish highlands. If I play, say couple of hours I've experienced pretty much every possible weather scenario at least seven times. Although at one occasion the rain lasted almost an hour and I already thought the game had gone crazy.

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    2. I think that the world of STDS is from Södertälje, Sweden. Many Scanias are made there and SCS team visited the city months ago. I looked from Google Maps for Scania factory and found also Scania Democentre. Try satellite view on southern Södertälje and you can find it! :)

      Oh, and about the weather; Rain seems to affect my fps pretty much, but the new rain effect looks very good. Anoyone else noticed water "pools" on some streets after rain? I think that the reason to change weather fast is realism. Why realism? Because it would take too much time to make weather between sunny and rainy weather look realistic. I mean that team has to do what they can in limited time. They do what is most important and they can adjust the weather more if they have time.

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    3. Well, you can also try that awesome 3D street view thing. And I wouldn't say it looks like the city in the game, because it actually shouldn't. Or I didn't find that bit you were talking about.

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  11. Reliase date in Norway?

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  12. OMG

    You chaps rolled those trucks round those bends, that was peddle to the metal right from the start to the finish.

    Congrats all

    Molie

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  13. And lay out the game to jump in the ETS-2, if not difficult?

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  14. what a needlees game!!!!!!!! Finish ETS2!!! befor the next update to STDS!!!

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    1. COME ONE, SCS HAS SAID A FEW(MANY) TIMES ALREADY THAT 2 TEAMS ARE WORKING THERE. 1 FOR STDS AND 1 FOR ETS2. NONE OF THOSE CAN DELAY THE OTHER

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    2. After they finish the new map,maybe the STDS team should join the ETS2 team and help them to make ETS2.

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    3. Maybe they will....

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  15. Help i cant go out from mission Leave the Port Help , i play on Keyboard+Mouse pls help :D

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    1. the only advice i can give is to buy a wheel.. it really helps if you want to drive.. no offense :D

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  16. Froze my account online. Why?

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  17. Didn't even had time to downlaod the patch, so I couldn't perform in the competition, but anyway, congrats to the winners ;)

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  18. Congratulations to all four of you! (c:

    Nice with the comparison video, you can see where who is ahead and not...

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  19. I hope that in ETS2 will be long highways, and take real time to reach the towns . I don't mind driving hours , but longest destination is half hr, thats funny.. put 2 more gigabite in the game , don't be shy.. :P

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    1. The map is about 10x bigger than the original ETS 1

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    2. Well done! :)

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  20. and please put build-in WEB(streaming) radios to the game, I listening the same cd-s in my car, I don't want those in the game too.. I would like to listen NEWS , english if possible, while driving. I can not manually add web radios, coz not playing. Thanks. PS: In Scania there should be other types of trucks AI driving, not only scania does exist. Even if its their game. Hugz.

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    1. You just gave me an idea of putting additional cd-drive to my computer listening some cd-s while driving. Only problem is that I have no cd's to listen ;)

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    2. There were screen with radio streams from ETS2. Btw, better add it manually, it's very simple. Just open a m3u file with text editor and get an IP from there.

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    3. Thanks.. Good thing I was remembering from the 18 wheels of steel series how to add songs (have to convert them to OGG format and 128 kb/s maximum rate) coz otherwise this info not discoverable for a newbie. I will try later add web radio. Cheers.

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    4. Mp3 works, too. Some songs don't, but it does. If you need some help with radio streams, just ask. One guy helped me to get it working and I'll try to do the same.

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  21. Congrats to winners and runners-up, a free copy of ETS2 after a weekend of semi stress free time-trials can never be a bad thing.

    As for the best times replay feature, wouldn’t a preview be better for the unactivated/demo version, and maybe a reminder for unregistered ?
    Surly adding a full features like that would attract hackers & crackers alike – if there’s enough demand that is.

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  22. Congratulations, winners!

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  23. ((((((((((The new extensions of the new map Scania Truck Driving Simulator will come out in 2013, Euro Truck Simulator 2 for 2014.)))))))))))

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    1. and your 18th birthday in 2018 :)

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    2. Hahahaha nice one Anonymous ;)

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    3. come on, 1 team of SCS is working on STDS and ANOTHER one is working on ETS2

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  24. And yet you're very nice I would add one more years for the extension of the map of Scania truck simulator such as these are finished we told them we even then I'm willing to take their time but there are limits to the stupidity here is shit

    PS: those grieving a google translation

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  25. Got to admit, the winners really deserve to win, very skillful and well controlled.

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  26. Can you be sure that scores are clean? Movement and reactions looks too clean. Looks like somekind of "bot" have been used :D

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    1. Practise tend to do this. I know when I first started playing and tested the early dangerous drives it took many minutes and enough collisions to give zero points. Now I swoop through them at fairly high speed and with no collisions, as if it was the obvious and easy thing to do.

      Same with simply reversing the trailer, the more you do it the more natural it becomes. Soon it is nothing you even really think about. (c:

      Beside, with a wheel/controller you get no "wobbly wheel" effect, so if you know where you want to place the truck you just, well, do it.

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      You know You're right !!!

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  28. I guess the driver of the grey truck parked at 00:51 won't be very pleased when he returns from his meal and finds his right mirror smashed. Serves him well, though, for his stupid parking... =)

    Great driving by you all, way over my skills!

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  29. Go to http://armor.ag/1WJhK for mods gts,ukts,ets,ets2

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    1. you are stupid!! fake!!!!!

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    2. Watch out, we've got a badass called anonymous over here!

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  30. Congratulations to the winners.

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  31. @Michael I was not using a cracked version I can post a picture of the box if you like.
    I would never illegally downland a game from any developer especially not a small company like SCS Software

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  32. Usually I am not that impatient, but... maybe some ETS2 news, SCS?

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  33. These guys are good! I had such a problem just backing out of the parking lot. They make it look easier. Oh well, maybe a little practice will help. Congrats to these excellent drivers!

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  34. 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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  35. Gratz winners!!!

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  36. "Modding: Speed limiter limit can be changed in game data."

    как это можно сделать ?

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  37. HELP PLEASE!!
    I downloaded the new update and then I deleted it again because I hade put it in the wrong place on the computer and now I cant find the update again... Where is it?

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    1. http://www.scaniadrivergame.com/en/update.php

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  38. If you are looking for SCANIA TRUCK DRIVING SIMULATOR MODS and ETS2 news check out this website!!

    www.ets2-mods.com

    Thanks!

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