Friday, January 25, 2013

A New ETS2 Patch Almost Here

In a few days we should be ready to finally update Euro Truck Simulator 2 again. We are working on improving many parts of the game, we are definitely not just in maintenance mode. The development effort is substantial; we are committed to evolving the game for a long time. But things take time to get them done right, more than we would like for sure. Several extensive features which will not make it into this patch are already under development. Please have patience with us!

What to expect now?

First and foremost, the 1.3.x patch is bringing two more official truck brands into the game. Of course moders are doing fabulous job in this area already, but this is major news for us. We are proud to have official support from 6 of 7 biggest European truck brands. Down the line, this is going to have very important influence on the quality of our games, as well us perception of our games by the public and truck industry insiders alike. Far from all ETS2 players use mods, so having the real brands in the game "out of the box" is a welcome feature for the many thousands of players just using the standard game.

Second major development is addition of Product Key verification step to the activation process. It is no secret that in the recent weeks, a "key gen" has appeared which can fool the built-in Product Key check in many cases. On release, the game had no true "DRM" protection, it never contacted any database of valid keys to see if the Product Key is really issued and in good standing. All that the game did was check if the Key conformed to a complex mathematical formula. This protection step though was reverse-engineered, a key gen unleashed, and since then piracy is through the roof. It's not just casual piracy, it seems that several shady companies have made a business out of selling these fake product keys on the cheap, scamming customers by claims that these keys are valid. We had to do something about it, it was urgent as this was badly hurting both our pocket and our reputation. So instead of bringing you a new patch quickly, we had to concentrate on closing this hole and spend over a month of programmers' time implementing an extra Product Key verification step to the game. As of the new patch, everybody will be asked to re-enter their Product Key again, and this time the check will be more thorough, actually comparing the key with a database of valid keys. Any keys which are not genuine or are coming from stolen credit card purchases will be refused. We expect quite a storm of complaints as people will find out that the key they were using until now just fine was in fact invalid, but we simply must take this step to protect our business. Steam version of Euro Truck Simulator 2 can be activated by using genuine Product Keys issued for any other edition of the game, and seeing the activity on Steam it is already a clear indication of what to expect with so many people trying to use fake keys to register the game there.

The patch change-log has some 20 lines covering fixes and improvements not listed above, but we'll post this detailed list closer to release of the patch. For now, let us show you some of the visible changes and additions to the ETS2 truck fleet.




370 comments:

  1. But pleas, are you guys working on Crossfire support?

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    1. No,
      Now we've put that to bed can you stop asking the same question on every blog post please.

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    2. crossfire is a booring microlag.

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  2. Epic! I can't wait :)

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  3. Bonjour il faudra racheter le jeu méme si on la acheter sur le site Officiel du jeu ????

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    1. Non ;) Tu devras télécharger un .exe que tu devras exécuter, et la mise à jour s'appliquera au jeu déjà installé. Il y a 99,9 % de chance que ce passe ainsi.

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    2. D'après ce qui est marqué, après la mise à jour, le jeu va te redemander ta product key pour la comparer à leur base de données. Si tu l'as acheté sur le site officiel, alors pas de problème, vu que ta clé est véritable. Pour les autres, ils n'auront plus accès au jeu.

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    3. Non parce que je voit le coup venir gros comme un camion que la clé ne fonctionneras pas avec leur nouveaux systhéme et aussi j'espere qu'ils ont réctifier le cadran du Volvo ( trop lumineux )

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  4. Are there also the smaller engines for Volvo?

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    1. I would also prefer to see this, but it means changing it slightly from FH16, to FH (then being able to upgrade to FH16 with the 3 engines from now).

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    2. Yeah, I know. But I think it´s possible. Look at Scania or MAN, they also have a V8 sign and it is shown in the game.

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    3. Yes i would like to see smaller engines of this brand if possible

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  5. Thanks for supporting this great game.

    I would love to see some AI improvements, e.g. for handling of merging lanes (where the AI cars often just stop and form a big queue, waiting for nothing at the end).

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  6. Change the shape of the Volvo badly because it looks like not really. Globe is far too narrow. I do not know how you could Vovo licenses enable. See how it should look like Vovo, and as it is in the game:
    http://www.modbox.us/uploads/posts/2013-01/1358284809_volvo-skin-sky-pro-cycling-1.png
    http://www.motorstown.com/images/volvo-fh-16-660-04.jpg
    What we as players from the license model truck is very poorly executed. Be sure to amend your!
    Sorry my very bad English.

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    1. stop bitching, i realy do not see differences

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    2. You gotta be kidding? It's a pretty obvious difference...
      I can't drive the Volvo at the moment simply because every time I want to admire it from the outside or take screenshots it looks disappointingly wrong :/
      I'm not having a go at SCS, they've done a brilliant job on most of the trucks, but the Volvo definitely needs re-proportioning (I think that's a word haha!)
      But great news on securing more brands! :D

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    3. there's no fucking difference, quit your whining

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    4. Are you kidding? You're crying about a millimetres difference?!

      What a nerd.

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    5. Looks ok to me. Maybe you need to get your eyes checked. Or maybe you need to set up your monitor with the correct display settings.

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    6. It is bad in game, take out the spoiler and than look at real life truck, than enter game and "behold the monstrosity"! Not just Volvo, but also Stralis, which look like old and new model, merged in one, and DAF which is TERRIBLE from inside to outside. Only trucks that realy look like real life trucks are Scania, Renault's, and Mercedes. Rest are just rubbish! No wonder why Mercedes wont give them license. But thanks god there is mod community.

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    7. ^^This...those three mentioned only look like real life trucks but actually they are not even close to real trucks.

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  7. Wonderful, I look forward to..

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  8. You can go to a meeting and make a modeler in the next patch
    following.
    The parameter that is responsible for the scale of distances make editable.
    To be able to create maps of different scale and the distance between cities appear correctly when zooming in or out on the map.

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  9. While I am extremely happy that you have finally secured Volvo branding for your product, I am at the same time, highly disappointed that you have not corrected the massive model/shape issue on the current Volvo you have in game. Please reconsider fixing this ASAP.

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    1. there's no fucking difference between this and a real volvo, quit your whining.

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    2. Set your display up properly, the Volvo looks just like the real one.

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  10. super thank you, he will be missed more than mercedes

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  11. Nice, congrats! What's the last brand? Mercedes? I hope it will be in next update or next game. =) Good luck in the future development

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  12. Wondering when the scandinavien countries, who IS a part of EUROPE will appear in the game????

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    1. There are 50 countries in Europe, you can't expect them to do all of them

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    2. I know. But why is there not SOME of the savndinavien voutries, when they can austri, bulgaria and so on?

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    3. Anders Good good, just like this. Yes keep in Northern Europe, and fit the game. Then dropped out of the game even if UK. ;)

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    4. For Scandinavia follow us
      http://www.facebook.com/ETS2Scandinavia

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    5. +1 to making the map bigger and greater with Scandinavian!

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  13. Was expecting Volvo but Iveco is a welcome surprise. Congrats on securing it. I'm sure Merecedes will follow after seeing all the other major brands in the game.

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    1. You would assume so - I mean they look pretty daft being the only one not represented! :P
      Well done SCS, it can only mean greater things for the future :D

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    1. lol no didnt you read the post it said they were countering free keys so no buy the game

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    2. he wants a free copy of the game and this is how people want ets2 to be better? common pay for the game!!!

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    3. sure, its: getaf uckin glife loser

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  15. Ok. It is great that you came out and tell you something about the news, but you could tell a little bit in the past that you a big project elsewhere "(prevent piracy)", would not have fans nervous for no reason. A few sentence would have sufficed. But now, again we know what's going on and what might we expect. Finally, I wish good luck to prevent piracy.

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    1. I actually like the fact, that they explained it thoroughly. A lot of other companies probably would just add it without any explanation at all and you would be like "WTF is this?"

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    2. I agree we need to implement something like this just so long as the drm or protection isn't 'evil.' I was a bit sad about not hearing any news for a long time but this patch is a major one and looks extremly promising I was very happy to support scs and buy ETS2 and Scandia their other game, best wishes from Australia.

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    3. It's certainly not a "WTF", but you obviously will have read "Small advertisement for our twitter channel" part. There people really nervous when no information came out.

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    4. What concerns me is the keygen keys. While it is unlikely due to the size of the keys, it is always possible that a keygen will give the same key as a legitimately bought one.

      Has an eventuality been set up to deal with that situation?

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  16. What exactly is the "new stuff" that can be seen in the second pic (the one with the Renault)? What do I overlook there? :D

    All in all the new things sound cool, hopefully Mercedes may come around in a future patch, since they are now the only company missing from the game. I'm also very happy for you guys about the success on Steam. Was it the first Greenlight game on No.1?

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    1. The Renault Premium doesn't have much in the way of customisation so they're adding so you can put extra lights and shiz on it.

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    2. Yeah, the Premium is currently terrible at customisation (much like the Merc, and that god-awful spare wheel which has absolutely no use!)

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  17. please add ireland, the scandinavian countries and tadem trucks, the game will be more exciting

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  18. Wheres MB Actros MP4 And Iveco Hi-way???

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  19. Nice! Now we need a dedicated Winter mode ;-) And off course other weather influences like Wind, damaged roads and Wildlife running across sometimes :)

    Congratulations with the verification problems solved. The game can get a lot more realistic with the right input, and offcource you need to make money for that! I enjoy TS2 even when i did not drive a truck my entire life! I'm Loving It! ;-)

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  20. Good Luck, manque juste un mode online et la c'est le best ;)
    Félicitation ScSSoftware ;)

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  21. Can we get, please, 6x4 chassis for the Renault Premium?

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  22. It seems to be a good job here ; )
    Moreover, do you know when the linux version of ETS will be released ?

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  23. that's why we decide that we drop out of the UK that we get north of Europe to join the game.

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  24. Je pense que au sujet de l'ia faudrait prendre exemple sur GTS ;)

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  25. Why you guys are not make that awesome game multiplayer ?

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  26. Add online gaming...

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  27. Moi je pense que sa donnerais un peu plus de succès au jeu car franchement de GTS a ETS2 on vois un énorme progrès :)

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  28. The problem with a online game, is all the mods. If you have a online game, ALL members of the current game MUST have the EXCATLY SAME mods at here games:-)

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  29. online multiplayer !!!! just with friends or maybe open world but that would be a harder thing to do

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  30. Fantastic news about the new truck manufacturers! Congratulations SCS Software team.
    I am very happy that you are taking extra steps to fight against piracy. Hopefully, this will significantly reduce the amount of "fake" and invalid keys.
    I wish that those who steal or sell the fake keys could be severely punished. Having to pay the fine of 100 times the value of the game ($4000 fine), would be be a good start.

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  31. Yess Man ..
    finaly the volvo :)
    thanks scs

    but please available clutch control for keyboard user :)

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    1. clutch for keyboard wouldn't make sense

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  32. Je suis d'accord avec toi mais je pense que tout le monde ici aiment ets2 et donc un mod ils ne passerais pas a côté ;)

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  33. And when you see the Mercedes license. Because this brand just is not in the game.

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  34. I'm very glad to hear a new patch is coming! :) I really like the official brands coming in, hopefully this will come along together with improvements to the AI traffic system.
    I also hope Antwerp will be added to the Belgian cities!

    The key verrification tweak is a good thing! Don't let piracy happen again!

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  35. Btw, an online multiplayer mode would be awesome! I'm also expecting the possibility to see your company's trucks driving around!

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    1. I also agree on multiplayer, yet I also don't. I would take too much time, maybe a word from SCS that they will work on this feature sometime in the future would be great.

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  36. Good job on making iveco available and especially for stopping the fake keys . Well done!!!!!

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  37. ****Hi,SCS.What we really need is some export/import plugin to Maya or 3ds max.Pls support game community and release it for us:)

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  38. great job!
    I`ve got an idea for you:
    What about asking some modders to bring their issues in the original game (as aditional lights...)
    I think it would be a great honor for these people
    you won`t have to pay anything and it`ll even cost not much time
    Players who play only with the original game would have even more opportiunities
    Juyt think about it!
    Greetz

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    1. that would be so cool

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  40. Really glad to see you guys stopping the piracy. This is a great game. Would love to see more countries opened up in the game as well. Nice to see the official support of those countries. Hopefully you guys have worked on fixing the AI in the game.

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  41. Nice, when I can finally buy the game the validation issue is fixed, epic timing SCS :)

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  42. Why is there no thunder? I see lightning but the thunder never comes. Easy fix. Also, add an energy or stamina bar and the ability to choose how long u want to sleep. Get a quick nap to avoid passing out while getting ur urgent deliveries in time. Also, lack of sleep penalty? Lame. Just have the driver black out for a few seconds at a time, eventually resulting in falling asleep till u crash. Just like real life. Also, when u get ticketed the screen should go black, end up stopped on the side of the road with time passed, make it challenging the game is too easy. But I love it, just trying to help. These,are easy patches

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  43. Has bought game before occurrence in steam, 13.01.2013. But till now I can not activate game in steam. Already all keys have been added? Bought game from the checked up seller and of it it is assured, bought from it games earlier all with games perfectly.

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  44. can you make a patch with multiplayer euro truck simulator 2

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  45. add into game VOLVO truck 2013
    http://youtu.be/VZX-o9jzX0k

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    1. Agree, Volvo 2013 is awesome :)

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  46. s'il vous plait scs faite en sorte de pouvoir peindre les carénage la calandre de la couleur que l'on veut surtout pour la calandre du scania

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  47. I can not activate my serial on steam, bought by TeachDealer, someone knows what to do?

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    1. Tech Dealer from Brazil?

      They have the game in the front page and all:
      http://www.techdealer.com.br/index.php?menu=06&id_estagio_3=298

      It should definitely work if they are a legal distributor. You should contact the customer support team from every company involved.

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  48. It can only get better from here. I'm looking forward to the next updates this year.

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  49. SCS, if you have time, I would like to ask if you can do a simple intervention on the Steam version. Please, make it that whenever I press Shift-Tab (in-game Community shortcut key) the game pauses automatically, like in other games (Mafia II for example). Thank you for your time, you're doing a great job! I hope to hear from you.

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    1. We plan to eventually integrate more Steam features into the Steam version of the game and this is certainly one from them.

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    1. Until now it´s nowhere. They haven´t released it.

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  51. SCS YOU ARE AMAZIN :D:D IM SEROUIS!


    (sorry for my bad english)
    And scs if you have time please make multiplayer version or something like that it would be awesome!!

    Dean,Dobric,Bulgaria

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  52. Don't screw over your customers because of pirates... You are developers and should know how easy it is to disassemble your executable and nullify the machine code of this silly online database check. Release a diff for users to apply over their installation or sell the cracked version to noob users.

    Seriously, the way to go is to ignore piracy that will still happen anyway it doesn't matter how many security checks you put in place instead of annoying the gamers that bought your games.

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    1. well i welcome the change and steps to help combat piracy. really it's only going annoy the customers who used the key gen. not it's real customers!. Buy the game if you want it!.

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    2. The thing is that this triggers a chain reaction and soon they will be using some extreme DRM like companies like EA that allows only a limited amount of activations, or require the gamer to be online all the time to be able to play an offline game or require the gamer to be able to install the game on only 1 machine and on and on...

      The measure they lost time developing here will be a simple fun puzzle for a cracker to play around. Time that they should spend actually working to improve and sell more of their game.

      My suggestion is to remove all the DRM and actually market the game as "DRM FREE". This will actually help sell the game much more than wasting time on more useless DRM development.

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    3. This check is not meant to stop pirates. Its purpose is to notify honest people who were victims of fraud when trying to buy key on some auction or a shady eshop. If they are notified early, they can use chargeback or dispute the transaction with the payment provider.

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    4. Personally I don't think it will come that far since you can't compare the funds and programming force EA has but you're right that everything will be cracked.

      And also, when people buy these scam keys or use a crack for this game I doubt they'll be playing it for a long time and long-time players + community is what keeps this game franchise alive.
      People who play illegal will be bored way quicker than the game will last and leave.
      And hell, the online thing was already at work in Scania Truck Driving Simulator so I don't care because if it's good, people will find a way to work around it if they feel they need to (look at Far Cry 3 e.g.)

      Anyways, I bought this game twice (key in e-shop: gamersgate and physical copy in my local store) and I just hope the internet one will not be invalid...

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    5. A simple thing like this does have a noticeable effect on pirates. Since they will need a crack, it means that every patch SCS releases will also need to be recracked. It will still be cracked and pirated, but since ETS2 is fairly niche, it won't be as easy for piraters to stay up-to-date on patches & cracks than it would if they could simply keep their working keygen.

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    6. @Dave Ranger, when Ubisoft released there DRM, they said it was uncrackable. You know what happen? It was cracked in less than 24hours.

      If you can make a security system, there is always a way to crack it. No matter what security SCS makes, it still can and will be cracked and SCS knows it.

      Oh, and SCS, make the same security update for STDS, because there is a keygen for it too, if you still din't know about it.

      I'm not supporting pirates, but its just funny how people think that they can be beaten.

      Well yes, they can be beaten. How? Turn off the internet for entire world. Other than that, its just a waste of time.

      Like one great man once said, and god bless his soul... "If you are racing, you are racing to win. If you come second, its just a waste of time."

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    7. Speaking of piracy and such: Exactly how would you tell that piracy is "through the roof" when the serial does not get checked on your server? Either you guys do the same mistake most of the bigger publisher do by mistaken every P2P download as lost sale or I have to assume that your game communicates with a server in the background. Both possibilities do not sound good for me.

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    8. You know why Rig n Roll died?

      Its because some (smart) guy made an epic keygen. No one bought the game, 1C dint got any money and they just killed it.


      Now, RnR is a good US truck game, just epic, BUT; the bugs are killing it and many people don't want to play it. Also you can't mod it that easily unless you have the source(and i don't want to talk much about that)


      In the end, you can get ETS2 free, BUT, it will only shorten the life of a great company as SCS, because they now they only make Truck games.

      You can save few bucks on there game, but that can kill the whole company.

      What do you get if you buy it? Sooner or later there will be maps,extensions,DLC's(probably. i cant talk much about that) and much more. You can get all this if you just be kind and support them.

      I know, i been there, i downloaded ETS1, i hated it.... but i still bought it after few weks just because i know SCS needs that support. No matter if its only one person, or a million.

      Think, before you do something stupid, cause that can mean a lot in the future.

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    9. @Random Guy: I never said it would be uncrackable. I haven't even seen SCS claim this. Read my comment again. I only said it would slow them down since they would need to re-crack on every patch, instead of a "fire and forget" with a keygen.

      Current state: SCS Releases a patch. Pirates patch up. Pirates play. It's as easy for them as it is for those of us that paid for it.

      Future state: SCS Releases a patch. Pirates can't play the patch right away. Distro groups need to discover the patch, download the patch, install the patch, crack the patch, release the crack. Then Pirates need to find the crack, and once it's been released, they can install the crack and play the latest version.

      In my poor youth, I have spent many years pirating software. I can tell you from experience that, quite often, the less mainstream the game, the less likely a player is going to be able to play with the latest patches, because the game is too small for crackers to bother with cracking every single patch, and even on games that are popular enough, it can be hours or even days before a crack gets out on the latest patch.

      Will it stop pirates? Nope. Will it stop crackers? Maybe. Will it be a new headache for pirates? Yep. Will it mean more sales? Possibly, since a keygen was making it as easy to pirate than it is to buy. Some might decide to buy instead of dealing with the hassle of having to re-crack every patch. Though in all honesty, most pirates aren't potential sales, either because they don't have the money or they don't feel the game is worth buying (they've pirated, they've tried, they didn't like it, they uninstalled)

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  53. For people that may be the victim of counterfeit keys, is there a way they can buy the game (or a key) and use it without losing any progress in the game?

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    1. Yes just copy your profile and saved games. and when you get the legit v of the game just paste them back into the ets2 document folders.

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    2. Yeah just take the Euro Truck Simulator 2 folder and copy it onto the desktop or something that way nothing will get lost.

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  54. How to have the patch ?

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  55. How to have the patch ?

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  56. I had bought the game two months ago with a product key at GameStop.

    This product key is aviable for the next patch?

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    1. if you bought it from your local shop what sells video games yes!.

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    2. Treating possible legitimate customers like criminals until proven otherwise is the first step of screwing legitimate customers because of DRM.

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    3. Yes, i had bought that at my local shop. Thanks, bye

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  57. SCS, I bought a serial http://www.cdkeyport.com/index.php?route=product/search&keyword=euro% 20truck & category_id = 0 What is a valid key or q would make a claim?

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    1. you would have to buy the game!.

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    2. And SCS does not know of these pages that sell stolen serials? because I waited one week to gather those almost u $ s 20 in PP, and also this page there are several more which have not only the ETS2 but most significant games, not just one who has fallen into a delusion, it is you can check with the transaction for PP is itself also punished by the company making full pay everything back. If we are to reality, the company was not at fault you have this sort of cheating, but a serial is an abstract number, not a physical DVD in which there is an investment cost. There any possibility of having even a small discount for those who have this problem by presenting proof of payment to be made ​​by attaching the image of the serial has been received? because although maybe in Europe is widely used as electronic money Paypal, here in South America is not common to use this method of payment, and have money in the account is not common, I have the PP account that I inches gathering of dollars sent to me by a purchase like this

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    3. is more, SCS would serve the presentation of proof of payment of PP to make a legal claim to responsible account holder who has made illegal sales

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  58. Fantastic! Congratulations on getting the licenses for the brands! It's a crying shame that you guys are being hit so hard by piracy, still I wish you all the best on the way forward.

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  59. Great news and congratulations on getting some more manufacturer names behind you. Also hope the patch can resolve the rife piracy issues plauging our industry :( Working in the games sector I am more than aware of just how much hard work gets put into games of this sort ! To have people steal my time hurts.
    I look forward to seeing how much better the best can get...

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  60. que bom assim nao precisamos fazer mod real logo para o ets2

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  61. I think we should get together and plan an attack on Mercedes' twitter account for in-game support :)

    Great news on the coming patch, and of course on closing down those keygen loop holes!!

    Do you guys ever think you would add some older legacy trucks into ETS2? ERF for example, Foden, etc.

    I'd really love to have journey's take longer too, I've started to limit my top speed. I just don't want to get bored with driving the routes over and over. Maybe you could charge for a DLC mod to alter the progression of the journey to make them longer, so that the road doesn't move along so quick etc.

    Also, you could charge for a livery import/export tool, so that anyone could have a mess with skinning.

    Looking forward to the expansion of the game, it will be a huge task. I'd love to see heavier loads added too, bigger cargo, trailers with more axles etc. I'd love to specialise just in Heavy Haulage.

    Food for thought, keep up the great work!!

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  62. Hi

    Patch Please Gigaliner, BDF and Fix the Lenght from 6*2 /6*4 Chassis for Daf, M.A.N, MB.

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  63. Please make an Africa map. The scenery is breathtaking and the state of the roads - though poor - would make the game interesting.

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  64. So glad you're doing this :D
    If you've already activated your key on Steam will you have to activate it again? Or has it already been confirmed as a real key?

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    1. it's real if steam said it's real. it will be checked again, by the patch, and confirmed again.

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  65. Dear SCS!

    Would you please implement the side skirts for the 6x2 and 6x4 tractors! Really please!

    Thank you!

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  66. Great work! Glad I bought my copy from a real store :) I do hope to see multiplayer in this game though!

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  67. Great news scsteam...Double Trailer?

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  68. Just wondering, but when the Mac version finally releases will it be Steamplay meaning one purchase covers both Windows and Mac?

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    1. yes indeed, and if i am right the key from the site will work to

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  69. Is the Mercedes (Majestic) seating position corrected or the possibility too adjust your seat made available with this upcoming patch?

    I really like the MB and would like to drive it, but I hate, truly hate the seating position. It's to high and discomfortable to drive.

    Please SCS, do something!

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  70. nice and move the seat

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  71. STOP changing the brand names.
    A example for it is the DAF truck, that had only changed from DAV. The truck is exactly the same as the DAV one. Mods can do that.
    Good example for a game who wants to show real brands eh?

    Keep that in mind, SCS.

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    1. You didn't quite read the post did you? Literally quoted from what SCS posted:



      ''First and foremost, the 1.3.x patch is bringing two more official truck brands into the game. Of course moders are doing fabulous job in this area already, but this is major news for us. We are proud to have official support from 6 of 7 biggest European truck brands. Down the line, this is going to have very important influence on the quality of our games, as well us perception of our games by the public and truck industry insiders alike. Far from all ETS2 players use mods, so having the real brands in the game "out of the box" is a welcome feature for the many thousands of players just using the standard game.''

      Learn to read... And why does it bother you if an update changes the brands of the game? SCS improves the game by adding real logos and removing the fake ones. For example, if they change the DAV to DAF, does the ''F'' bother you? Oh no, they have changed the truck name. Now I can't remember what it was called again... DAV changed to DAF now... OMG it's so hard to understand...

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    2. I mean, to rebuild the truck as it look like in real life. Looking the DAV model to DAF model, is exatcly the same, and looking to the pics, they will do again.

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    3. Trust me, it's not just the logo that are changed.

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    4. Well, I hope they've actually fixed up the models and textures a bit, because the Iveco and DAF are some of the worst looking trucks in the game. Both look like they were half finished, or ported from the previous ETS, which is a shame because the rest of the game really is top notch.

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  72. i have ets2 but my key has stopped working can anyone help

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  73. Hi SCS software, this new patch will bring bitrens? Thanks!

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  74. I managed to lose my key from when I bought the game at first release, is there a way I can retrieve it again? (I bought the game off of ets2 main web site)

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    1. For the games brough directly from the main web site you can contact support at support@eurotrucksimulator2.com from the email used for that purchase.

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  75. You are kidding me?! I've used the exactly same pain scheme as the one in the first pic since the start of the game! God, that felt strange.

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  76. Is there any way to see my product key? I bought the retail version published by excalibur, and the key was in the box (printed on the backside of the "cover paper", if I remember right). Trouble is, I can't find the box. There are several kids in the house, but they "don't know" (and I coul have misplaced it myself, who knows).

    I would like to activate my copy on Steam, but to do that, I need to know if my code can be found in the system somewhere. (it is a legit code, I know it will activate ... if I can just find it)

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    1. yeah yeah I lost the box to, I've got a nice story as well give me a free cd-key.....

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    2. I tried looking, but I couldn't find it. I checked the registry, the installation folder, and the documents folder, and i didn't see anywhere that had my CD Key saved as-is. I think the reason the launcher needs to ask us to re-enter it is because the CD Key is not stored anywhere. Once validated, the game is unlocked and the key is discarded.

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    3. @Dave Ranger, of course you dint find the key in registry, because SCS stores it in config.cfg, also you can store it in the exe and.... oops... never mind...

      @Tom, go to "Documents\Euro Truck Simulator 2" open config.cfg, find a line "uset g_sns"

      that long number after "uset g_sns " is your serial code, just in a bit of different "look".

      Copy it, install the patch, and then add that(full) line in config.cfg (of course add it just the way it was in old .cfg, with all the "uset g_sns" and so on...).

      If they key is legit, it will work.

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    4. PS. At least it should work, i don't have any intel on what SCS security will be with the next patch.

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    5. Random Guy: Right, thanks. I've found it. Though as you point out, it's not quite in the right format... well, at least I'm one step closer to a solution.

      Anonymous: I'm not asking anyone for a new key. It is not SCS' responsibility what happens with my box that I haven't even bought from them (bought from zavvi, as a matter of fact, published by excalibur). Regardless of how "nice" my story is, the info I asked for will only help me if my key is legit (which it is), as Steam and their next patch only accepts legit keys.

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  77. So basically, all this time that we were promised game improvements, you've been working on increasing your security aka DRM. Thanks for broken promises to ensure your profitability while us paying customers were sitting in the dark hoping for a useful patch only to be told it's not happening but instead, DRM tendencies.
    Thanks for nothing

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    1. Having to re-enter your product key is hardly heavy-handed DRM. Broken promises? Would you care to list your specific grievances in terms of what you were "promised"?

      Thanks very much, SCS, for a fantastic game experience and ever-expanding content. Your work is very much appreciated!

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  78. @Anonymous January 26, 2013 at 2:12AM

    I don't think you understand how businesses work. The whole objective in running a business is to "ensure your profitability". Otherwise it wouldn't be a successful business. However the only problem I have is when businesses go to unethical and unscrupulous means to obtain profits. SCS cares for its customers and provides quality products, and is dedicated to improving its products and providing a rich customer experience.

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  79. About time you sorted out the modifications for the Renault Premium. Thank you lads

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  80. Please add the patch doubles trailer

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  81. I think you should finally release a patch with map extension, not only branding truck and protecting the game. This is second patch where we get nothing. In previous patch you have branded DAF (all you had to do is to change V to D). Players will not mind if you would work longer to extend the map.

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    1. You dont know what else will be in the patch so you cant complain what we will or wont be getting yet. He stated that what he said in the post is just a small fraction of whats in there.

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  82. I wish that all the people on this blog that complain about scs berely doing work would go help scs. because if they want faster patches, they'd be willing to work for them.

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  83. If you guys are so good at making truck simulators, try making a car simulator with licensed cars like volvo or saab. Just saying.

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  84. You have problems with the game. Here, no one can help if the key is wrong or error. You can reach SCS Software support for ETS 2 at support@eurotrucksimulator2.com. Read all SCS Software's support page section has much advice

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  85. I was wondering how this would affect the actual Steam version of the game, since no key was given or asked for during my purchase.

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    1. Yes. I'm concerned about this too. =)

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    2. The Steam version is not affected. The Steam does not accept keys generated by keygen and has its own means of handling purchases using a stolen credit card so there was no need to add that check to the Steam version.

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  86. Double deckers would make the road more interesting

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  87. I always hate reading this blog. People complaining about SCS doing nothing, HEY WHERES THIS I NEED THAT PLOX LOLOLOL, but in the meantime, SCS is working very hard to improve this great game. Seriously, if I was SCS, I think I wouldn't work any longer to ETS2 for such an ungreatful audience. ETS2 is working very hard people. I am very glad to hear that there are 2 more real trucks coming in the game. But no, all you do is saying 'VOLVO LOOK NO REAL' etc. etc.

    I can remember everyone begging for more truck licences. But now this... WWTF?

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    1. I agree. They should stop people being able to post comments i the blog and concentrate on the forum instead. Then weed out all the little whiners. It looks like some people posting here only come here to complain about the smallest thing.

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    2. It is definately not that I don't appreciate the work and improvements SCS doing. But I am very sceptical about adding sort of DRM because it is wasted effort IMO. Those who want to pirate the game just use a crack after the update and that's it. I accept that the sellers of keygen-serials are a problem which maybe can be stopped with the update, but why then blaming the high piracy numbers at first place? Having followed the DRM debates over the last years, such statements scream "high alert" right into my face.

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  88. SCS
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    Seat adjuster driver 1
    Mercedes-hideous looking under the hood. MAN-very close and not nice!
    Sdalajte in the game controller you request , since the start of the games release!


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  89. Here we go again. If the update isn't posted in a few days there will be crying because some people will take it as promised that the patch wasn't uploaded claiming you promised when in fact it isn't promised. There will people saying its unprofesional as usual too.

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  90. bonjour,
    je voulais savoir si vous aviez modifier quelque chose pour le volume sonore en cabine (l’idéal serait une barre de réglage comme pour les freins) et si on pouvais mettre "regarder à gauche et à droite" sur deux levier ? (j'utilise un Thrustmaster RGT FFB CLUTCH et je me retrouve la tete à gauche, il faudrait je tienne a mi course pour regarder en face.)
    merci

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  91. So, it's unfortunate. You can not please all and do not need. If said YES, then there's a few dozen who scream that NO. But those who understand how to do the hard work scs, is satisfied their work and commitment.

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  92. is anything gonna happen with the road that is blocked off at the channel tunnel so its easier for the trucks to get out instead of driving all the way round

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  93. Interview with SCS software team leader Pavel Sebor: http://tinyurl.com/bkgq7n4 (google translator)

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  94. Hi guys,
    I've been waiting for the Linux version and I've been supporting you since you launched the game, but unfortunatelly this will stop now.
    First, you are liars, how can you say it didn't already include true DRM since you are checking on the internet and blacklist keys throught the online radio function? Yes, I've been playing the game unlocked with a key found on the internet. I test all games before buying them. Your's deserve to be bought (Scania TDS too) and I was planning to buy it when you release the Linux version but now it's a no-no.

    I don't accept any Internet verification/activation, no CD inside CD-ROM and no DRM shit. So count -1 buyer and when you release the Linux version I will make sure that everybody understands that it contains DRM.

    Goodbye SCS

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    1. What an over reaction....sounds like your just looking for an excuse....they would of had to of done something like this anyway due to the amount of pirating and stolen fake cd keys going around...the 'drm' inst even intrusive and you don't need to makes some silly social account.

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    2. He is bitter when pirate key does not work anymore. Now he unloads bad mood, but if he has money buy computer, so must be the money to buy the game. Piracy is idiotic. Disparage the work of another. How did you feel if you steal money from the account, it is the same thing.

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    3. continued

      I hope that your father to give you few dollars or euros, so you can buy the right game

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    4. im sorry anon but if you cant be bothered to buy this great game and support the hard work of the developers then your not a supporter, its your own loss not ours or SCS, and hopefully your get caught by your ip for piracy one day, thank you SCS for your hard work and great job for making it on Steam!

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    5. Hahaha how stupid excuse... F*ck your support when you can say something like this. They work hard for this, for them to progress into the big world of gaming and real simulators and for us to even be possible to play games like this one. And you supporting them with playing piracy and insulting when you see that the faking end nears? hahaha... I live in Serbia, there is no shop where you can find and buy ETS2, but I STILL MANAGED TO BUY BOXED VERSION, and HELP JUST A LITTLE, for this good company. I just want them to progress and keep doing the good work! And really, the game isnt so expensive at all, so i reccomend you to go buy the game or go cry and hide your pirated fake ass. SCS rules!!!

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    6. Guys, let me explain a little bit.

      I come from the Linux world, where people learn what their rights are and how to defend them, so it's only natural to me not to like something like DRM. To understand better for the last year I only bought games natively working on Linux and DRM free like Oil Rush and Trine.
      I know that developers worked hard for this game, I've been reading this blog for 6 months now, and I want to support them but I'll never buy anything with this DRM shit. If they want to step into EA and Ubisoft's shoes, it's their choice.

      @TechEnthusiast, if you want to support them, buy it from their site, digital, not boxed version where trees are cut and toxic waste is released to make a box which you don't need.

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    7. Why is re-entering a valid, purchased from official sources KEY such an infringement of your consumer rights ?

      If you enjoy the game, support the developer. Having to enter a serial key for the second time is a rather dilute form of 'DRM' if you ask me, especially when continued support from the dev may depend on fixing such vulnerabilities as a keygen work-around.

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    8. Understand some your mind, but Linux not be compared a game. Linux was -80's windows competition.Torvald made free use the program, and was extended. But the game must bring money to the author. Mods the factors can be compared to Linux. They do free work for all. Okey. SCS Software is a small company and they are trying to protect a little work. I believe that if you have purchased the game honestly, does not matter if someone is a hedging, the security also has its own protection. I mean, if someone steals the key, would get a replacement. Not leave door open at home because I do not like the lock. It is a security and slows steal. You can not compare an operating system to the game.

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    9. and sorry for my bad english ;)

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    10. oops. In the 90's, supposed to be, not -80's. sorry typo ;)

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  95. SCS is there ever gonna be a patch which could contain the real indicator noises for the trucks. As at the momement most sound highly unrealistic.

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  96. scs can you fix plz the container trailer possition of attaching?it just goes too low when you attach a container trailer.truck seems like hotrod then.

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  97. PLEASE PUT SWEDEN DANMARK SPAIN PORTGUL NORWAY
    MORE FREIGHT TO THE SEAPORT AIRPORT NEW FREIGHT TRAILER DEPOT NEWS ROAD MOTORWAY

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  98. put denmak and norway ireland

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  99. Ey what about Mercedes ???

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    1. The problem is the missing license. Mercedes doesn´t allows SCS to use the original star. All the other brands gave there license

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  100. Well done on the new improvements. Also, good job on combating the pirates.

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  101. I just hope the anti piracy does NOT mean we have to go through Steam to register the game .
    it would have been nice to have a few parts about what has been fixed rather than all that about piracy .
    The pirates will find another way round it anyway within a few days it has happened to every computer game ever released

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