Monday, March 11, 2013

Iveco Stralis Hi-Way Sound recording

Time flies so fast! We have had a couple of new 3D models of trucks in development since the start of this year already, but there is still work to do before we are ready to release them as a part of future Euro Truck Simulator 2 updates. As truck manufacturers come up with new or face-lifted vehicles, we'll need to try to keep up with them, but it's going to be a race with no end.

One of the all new 3D truck models coming to the game is the new IVECO Stralis Hi-Way. This is the first truck of ETS2 to be created by a new method, too. Rather than pushing polygon count to the limits (slowing down anything but the best of the best 3D cards), we are going to balance polygon count with higher surface detailed offered by normal mapping techniques. It's a bit of a learning experience for the artists, plus new rendering effects were required to be coded by the programmers to make this happen. The results are going to be well worth it; perceived detail is comparable or higher, while the number of triangles that your 3D card has to chew on is limited, which should have positive implications for framerate.

Part of our research when we are building a new truck for the game is of course spending some time with the vehicle - we need to record engine sounds, we take lots of photos of exterior as well as interior, and try to get a general feel for the truck. The recording session with Stralis Hi-Way took part several weeks ago already, today at last we have managed to prepare the little video from the day...


105 comments:

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    1. Stefannnnnnn i am Adriandelahunedoara :) yay its coming yay!!!!!

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    3. YEAAAAH I LIKE THIS

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  2. This news still won't be enough for some people. Soem people will still complain.

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    1. yes like me :) i want visible damage on trucks,and on start of the game must be PRO AND NOOB career... :)

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    2. I'm one of those who complained about the lack of "real" news... Now, I thank you SCS! ;)

      Good job!

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    3. @ Dino : Did you take it into consideration that they have certain criteria to follow before they are given the right to put trucks into the game. Some vehicle manufacturers refuse to have their vehicles visually damaged in a computer sim so maybe SCS is'nt allowed to put visual damage in the games by the truck manufacturers.

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    4. Who cares about newer trucks, if just the physics and AI would be even something close to real life. And more variety to loading/unloading. Tippers and loading with forklifts etc. Concentrate on the simulation part first. Cosmetics after.

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    5. Oh give it a rest with your moaning! I find the handling quite good and the ai is decent considering the sheer size of the game. As for the tippers/forklifts...you may want to look at other simulators for this. Fantastic job SCS, a brilliant game (I know its a sim, but its still a game to me) which I have been playing for well over 2 months and im still loving it!

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  3. Nice to know that someone is finally taking into consideration the memory and the graphics card of the average player. Good job, SCS.

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  4. Ty for the info

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  5. please do a patch with cars!

    Euro 3 and Euro 4


      This is a cool idea!
     
       A lot of people toiling and doing modifications with older models of trucks.


      think about it!

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  6. Yeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss

    Good Job SCS Team

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  7. Bring the new Volvo FH and this will be the best game ever

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    1. Definitely agree...

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    2. I agree too. Must make the Volvo FH.

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    3. Yup, the Volvo FH but also the stunning new DAF!

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  8. Please Bring The Mercedes Actros MP4 Into ETS2!

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    1. there are already a few out on the mod sites :)

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  9. awww yeaah... is awesome

    Ps. bring the new Volvo FH, Scania 2013 & Mercedes PM4 please

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  10. Bring the Finnish SISU truck to the game! :D

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    1. Really great news. Iveco is one of the best looking trucks and it's really nice to see new model of it. For my eye also new DAF looks stunning. And best thing for this is that it makes that extra nice for expansions. ”Just a map pack” is something that mod teams makes.

      But at the same time when we talk about Iveco I get feeling that we are not going to see European Modular System in our European Delivery Truck simulator any time soon?

      There is also problems in AI traffic and steering nees little tune too before we can drive at old trucks properly.

      Keep up the good work.

      PS. SISU truck would be awesome.

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  11. mercedes actros mp4 please!

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  12. i hope that scs is working on all of those 2012-2013 trucks like the MB mp4 , scania , volvo and so on......
    if these trucks will come out in a future update they should be categorised IN-GAME as premium trucks and should cost more.....
    also the game itself needs some fixes, i am talking about some new exciting game features to be added :D

    PLEASE TELL US A RELEASE DATE FOR THE NEXT UPDATE...if u can't tell a precise date tell us an aproximatte one :D

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  13. will you guys be making a new 18 wheels of steel anytime soon?

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  14. Great job. Thanks. I hope you manage to eventually put the new Volvo FH and DAF XF. I also hope that the new patch will be corrected bugs, such as the dark mirrors, when you pass over the bridge, etc. (as described on the forums). But I want to ask some new information on the new maps (countries)?
    Greeting from Slovakia

    ...sorry for my bad english...

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  15. awesome, just what i wanted new truck models, you guys really are incredible, thanks guys, really thank you!! please bring the new DAF and VOLVO they look amazing!! :D

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  16. Great news.I hope you will stil be able to keep the old trucks.
    Greetings from Serbia. plz.next dlc the Balkans.

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  17. Could you make patch with DAF xf 105 euro 6

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  18. Splendid video! Keep up the excellent work SCS Software team.
    Iveco is such a beautiful truck. I wish it would be available for purchase on the Canadian market.
    Canadian truck driver - Zulnex

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  19. VERY GOOD JOB!!!

    Hope for the Actros MP4 and Map DLC

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  20. Cant wait!! :D Awesome job SCS! Love it, just knowing more is coming to this already amazing game just... I have no words!! Just awesome! I only have one big problem... driving in your awesome simulator makes me very sleepy, so I dont drive as much as I'd like! :( First month I did 100+ hours, now I dont drive very often because I get so tired so fast.. :D and to think I want to drive trucks for a living.. haha ;) keep it up!

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  21. What about linux? Seriously not even an update?

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  22. God damn. I give you one more week. If we dont get the Linux version or any update im not interessted any more. ETS3 announcment is more likely than that! >:(

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    1. OMG They will lose one customer. That will be the end of SCS. Lets hope they give us the news of a linux version or SCS will go bankrupt in a week.

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    2. Hey you "OMG-Guy". You suck :)

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  23. Great job SCS! I always want the stralis hi-way in the game, because the current stralis is ugly, and the interior is a mass. This game will have a longer life if you keep updating the news models into it. Love to see your effort.
    But SCS can you make a little more work on the current models? I think you can give the scania r highline model a spoiler like it is in the real life, and sideskirt of the volvo fh is a bit too big and it's not good looking, and can you make the sideskirt that without the V8 writing for the man tgx? And the badges on the sides of the renault premium like "460DXi"...?
    Anyway thank you for making this game more and more realistic.

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  24. what other truck's you going to test again

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  25. Nice video, very nice news.

    Hope you can release updates / DLC soon.

    Once again you show us that you guys know what to do, and this is a sample of what you can do in the future.

    The question is : When can we get that work?

    Don´t need to release very big updates or DLC in once.

    Try to release some small content, with more regularity, this is a way to getting some money quick.

    Keep doing the great job, cheers

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  26. Please, tell me about Linux version!

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  27. NEW VOLVO TRUCK AND NEW DAF DLC KICKIN ASSES SURE I WILL BUY IT AND I WILL PULL THE DLC TO OTHER GUYS FOR SURE NEW MODEL OF TRUCKS PLEASE OR OLDER LIKE SCANIA 143M OR VOLVO F12 OR DAF XF95 ati OR MERCEDES MP2 MUCH MORE MONEY FOR YOU AND MUCH FUN TO US AND BEAUTIFULL GAME ;) REMEMBER ME I HAVE MADE 2 GAMES WITH A TEAM AND I AM BETA TESTER IN THAT GAME...COUNT WHAT I AM SAYING(thats the cause that I am writing with caps lock to see the message more people and rate it hope to count what I am saying I think gamers of that game want these trucks thank you if you read this comment)

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    1. +1 for older trucks, and add on the ability to buy your own trailer, and maybe working lift axles if you can XD

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  28. Great news and great video.

    Hows the talk with Mercedes going ?

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  29. This all sounds great SCS and I will like to congratulate you on the on-going effort you've been putting into this game, but unfortunately I must burst your bubble, so to speak. Although recording new engines sounds great (literally), it's not complete without some proper gear ratios. Considering the fact that you have license from this truck, why don't you ask Iveco about their gear ratios? I mean, you can really tell the impact of this info on the Scania for example, the gear changes are so smooth, the truck feels so natural because you can hear the engine pulling and feel the torque, it's all a beautiful symphony and it will be so much nicer and bring so much diversity to the game just by tweaking those gear ratios! To understand this better: the Volvo, for example, you have recorded sounds for it too, but when you play with it, it is a bit unnatural because when you are accelerating toward the green RPM bands (when it should have max torque), the engine sounds like at a gazillion rotations-per-minute, forcing you to change gear. And also, you said that you will tweak the Steam version of the game to pause automatically when SHIFT-Tab is pressed. How is it going with that? Thank you and have a wonderful evening and I hope you will reply. Yours truly,
    Aditzu

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  30. Great news devs! Including the new models in-game is a much asked feature, and finally it's confirmed that they'd come in due time. :)

    Thank you for the update! Also, nice video, though I miss the usual ending joke.

    By the way: is there any chance that you may add some older trucks as well besides these new ones in the future? Some folks' are running a FB-campaign for a Classic Vehicles DLC (on.fb.me/XDWYl2, their goals are described here: on.fb.me/XUDIMF), and while they are relatively few in numbers now, this might easily change in the coming weeks...

    The new models have more priority of course, mind you.

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  31. It would be nice to see Rigid trucks in the game too here you just pick up the cargo and go.

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  32. great news!
    But what`s about an original MAN- Sound? It was the first truck ever licenced in one of your games an now it even has no correct sound?
    By the way: All truck models are looking realy great (My favourite is Volvo by now because of the missing MAN- Sounds...)
    Perhaps you could ask modders to give their work to you? I think many would really love to do so... So you could get an even greater variety in game (e.g. more paintjobs, accesories...) an perhaps even new/more detialed map versions!
    So go on an please think about my words as I love your game an am still playing it as often as I can!
    Congratz!

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  33. I am still amazed that the interiors of the current trucks didn't get fixed a long time ago...

    Anyway, nice to see a new Iveco, I don't really like the current one.
    I'd also love to see other trucks, but will they free or paid DLC trucks?

    Oh and BTW, this Iveco is probably truck of the year because it won't even last longer than a year... *sigh*
    What's happened to quality?...

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  34. when is next update

    what include

    when dlc released


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  35. Nobody remember Man's motors :(

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  36. News ok. But maybe more important is to get the interior correlation to reality. What I mean is that the flat top is not high interior. This apply to all trucks. If you get it repaired, then it is a great thing. Another important thing is the rain. Why ai cars wiper does not work, and why not cars get wet rainy weather. It is not enough that only the windshield to get wet. These things ruin the of realism.

    Sorry my bad English

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  37. Brilliant! And what a nice truck that Iveco is.. I am looking forward to see how the modelling scheme is going to turn out.

    Looking good SCS!

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  38. And again, will the recorded engine sound get into the game in it's raw form ro will we get a muffled one?

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    1. Good point. I'm a professional sound engineer and I've been wondering about that muffled sound for a long time as well... Why is that so ?

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    2. Hehe, don't ask me, I have no idea. Also don't understand why we have such squeeky sound of horn. I don't ge it, they spent a considerable time with a tractor and don't record a horn?!? Most of these trucks have custom horns with very deep sound. Not in the game.

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  39. wow SCS is amazing again they stun us with this useless infomation, wow they can record a truck sound omfg there so special. wait hmmm what happened to the game they were updating with DLCs & patched. And taking since the start of the year to make 2 new models is a joke. wtg SCS.

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    1. You didnt even read the blog post. They said they are creating new 2013 truck models and making the game more playable on older computers.

      I wonder do some of you have the mental ability to read before posting on here.

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  40. Hello, I come across a website and did a litlle Googling about a Multiplayer mod for ETS2 Is this legit and made by scs software? if not Is there any news on the mod?.

    Site: http://ets2mp.com/

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    1. they stopped with it a few weeks ago. that should be enough information

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  41. And In reply to the original blog, This is whay i like scs they take the time to go out and record real sounds.

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  42. How about DAF CF, IVECO STRALIS AT, MAN TGS, MERCEDES BENZ AXOR, SCANIA P CLASS, VOLVO FM ?

    Those are other trucks wich can be included in ETS2 (Like Premium was the second RENAULT truck)

    More sort of cargo, traffic, tandem trucks, tuning (optional spoilers for cabin, different gas tanks sizes, spare wheel etc.) can be included too.

    More and more improvements wich can be developed in time, until then, I am really looking forward to buy the map expansion.

    GOOD LUCK SCS !

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  43. I do not know what your Euro trucks are supposed to sound like as I live in Canada, but in the game, the Scania is the only one that sounds like a real truck to me. The rest sound more like nothing I have ever heard.
    In the video, the music is so loud that I could barely make out what the truck sounded like. Not trying to insult anyone on here, but just an observation. Guess I am just spoiled with all the Detroit Diesels, Caterpillar and Cummins engines we have here.
    I do appreciate all that you are doing to improve the game for us and have been a fan since the beginning of it all!

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    1. Pretty well said!

      Agreed on everything!

      From another Canadian fan from day one. ;)

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  44. Will this truck replace the old Iveco or be like the Renault trucks, where there is 2 of them.

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  45. congratulation Pakistan have made a new software fir youtube which is best from all other software as like Hot Spot Sheild and other software the advantages of this software is that is free from ad and you can download for free just visit my website http://mothersoftware.blogspot.com/

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  46. Any news on the Mac port? Have guys evens started it despite the fact that you said so on Steam?

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  47. What about the new Mercedes Benz Actros 2012?
    The interior of this truck is amazing - almost like a luxurious sedan.
    http://img3.auto-motor-und-sport.de/Mercedes-Benz-Actros-19-fotoshowImageNew-61f8b14-512278.jpg

    Would really love to see this truck coming to ETS2.
    It is ok to charge for it as far as I'm concerned ...

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  48. Why is the ETS2 support department not responding to emails? I mailed them a while ago, but no response whatsoever.

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    1. You ought to know that, with SCS, it's normal buddy. They DO NOT answer emails.... haven't for years.... :(

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    2. while they say on their supportpages you have to mail them when you run into problems... you got a good idea on how to reach the support?

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    3. I asked them for my product key when upgrading windows and received it back within 5 minutes. I was impressed. Especially as it was around 9pm GMT

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    4. Well.... you must be THE lucky one !!! Good for ya !!! ;)

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  49. Will those new truck models be DLC or will it just come with a patch ?

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  50. what is in the next patch
    cab light in truck
    ore new road
    new town
    new seaport take freight
    new airport take freight

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  51. I am proud to say ETS2 is awesome game through and through hasn't let me down yet for sure. I'm glad there are plenty of mods to look through to make my game play like no other. I am also pretty stoked that the devs are keeping up with new patches to keep everyone happy with the game and keep it up to date. One thing that would make the game a bit more interesting is to come up with a type of ladder system so that people could jump online and see how their friends are doing, or who is transporting the most stuff, or even for a little competition to see who really is king of the road. I would love to know if the devs are gonna maybe steer towards this in the near future???

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  52. For the next project SCS you must consider making an OLD Truck Simulator with trucks from 1990-2002 .

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  53. SCS Please fix the force feedback.
    Thanks and congratulations for the work,
    Sorry my English.

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  54. That's great to know there are many updates coming to ETS2.
    Congratulations for your work

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  55. "Thanks for the new information SCS! That said, sorry for being off-topic, but would you please also think about making a DLC that would add some older trucks to ETS2? It would be great, and I would even willing to pay for it!"

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  56. Correct the settings for the suspension trucks..

    Sorry my english..

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  57. I'd like to say a quick comment about how to improve the roads on ETS2. I actually live in Germany, and I've noticed that not all the junctions are overpasses or underpasses; some veer off directly to the right on the same level as the Autobahn itself. Where I live, the Rhineland, most of it is flatland, so it is a bit unrealistic when (on the game), I see hills covering all around, and there are roads directly above me. In real life, there's hardly any hills about. If you were to alter the game, I would recommend only working on the A61, A45 and A4, as well as the Dutch A73.

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  58. please purchase trailers Sorry my english..

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  59. Since you're all about improving the game concentrate on ai traffic. For me this is the games biggest weaknesses. Especially when merging, or in their case stopping in the middle of the road, in an attempt to cause an accident, and usually succeeding. When i come thundering down the on ramp in my Scania, not fully in control, and over the speed limit, as ever it is very immersion breaking, when i then rear end someone who's parked in the middle of the road trying to merge with the traffic. I know this is clearly to stop them crashing in to each other, but sometimes it would be fun, and pretty realistic for pileups to happen, just as long as it isn't all the time. Also the fact that other trucks drive so slowly you actually end up stuck behind them on the narrower roads... stuck behind a truck driving a truck, they should do around 55mph, especially on the motorways, and the speed limit everywhere else. Also, make them try to back up a bit, if possible when you're turning, and they've stopped too close to supposedly let you out, Then your trailer closes in on them. Their's been so many times, I've ended up taking someone elses car out, with my trailer in the process. Of course this shouldn't be taken out, because I've seen it so many times in real life people not realising how much room a truck needs.

    Also one last point. Fines. Instead of being caught by the grace of god for not having your lights on, or other minor infranctions, how about adding police cars? They could also serve as a pain in the butt in areas without speed cameras, I'm almost always over the speed limit, and once you get more in to Germany, there's hardly any cameras, so you have no reason to stick to the limit. Especially, if like me you use a mod to get rid of the limiter. It also just doesn't seem right driving around with not a police car in sight.

    Of course these are only minor complaints, but would improve what is already an excellent game, I've already sunk many hours in to this game, and am now level 30. So with all the time I've spent you start to notice small annoying flaws, in what is otherwise, an excellent game.

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  60. HI,
    i am already at level 50, about 8 garages, more than 30 employees, and more than 8 millions in bank account....

    This is the problem ! What to do with all of this?

    Where do i spent money? more garages to earn even more money? I can not go on hollidays to Haway, so....

    - i think it´s time to put the chance to buy traillers
    - i think the money earned in our services may be too much
    - i think we should be allowed to change our headquarters to another city, even if that costs money ( another way to spent money)
    - we should see our parked trucks inside the garages ( there is a door in garage for each one...
    - we should be ablle to repair trucks in our garages, paying for that the same way, of course

    and many other features already wroten by other players.

    I really think that if we could buy some very old trucks ( create some ( USED TRUCKS DEALER ), this would be really awsome, trucks with 15 years or olders, very tired engines, we we make long distances with them, we could have engines failures on the road, forcing us to call assistance....

    So many, many things you can add to this wonderfull game...

    Cheers to all and keep up this great work.

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  61. +1000 to cars..remember if not mistaken, Hard Truck 2 had a level we a BMW M5 was some sort a reward and you can around check drivers, trucks and garages for smooth operation rather than depend on online service which in my opinion, not good enough..I've reached a level where i've garages all over europe and have to use a truck to drive to them :(

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  62. I think we should start paying for Bed and Breakfast (B&B) at the Hotels..The free service makes the game a bit more unrealistic.

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  63. There seems to be shading within the mirrors when driving over the bridges (prefabs)...

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  64. Forgot to mention..
    SCSsoft, you are the best in what you do, keep up the best works and will support you all the way..
    Still awaiting DLCs, Expansions, whichever approprivate..

    :)

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  65. はよ新パッチ出して

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  66. bring ROMAN truck why just Mercedes or Volvo,what you didn't here about ROMAN trucks,they are the best :)

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  67. make the game online! create some servers...

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  68. why not create Scania P series....

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  69. Mercedes License and Greece,Croatia(Balkans countrys)please!!!!!!!!

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  70. cab u please record a scania v8, with and without straihgt pipes :)

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  71. Regards to the truckers in ets2

    I want someone to make a mod or patch that allows for:
    1. each truck can park on the roadside or break when a long way to reach a rest area or free parking and then by pressing the button on the keyboard to rest
    2. provide a place to put the trailer in a different place on each company (the random)
    3. trailer driven by a computer can put the trailer as well so we can all be lining up to put the trailer due to crowded places because there are other drivers who are putting the trailer park though it was done by a computer
    4. other vehicles both small cars and trailers are run by computer can honk the horn to us as the driver of the trailer
    5. for ports and other customized with full freight, trailer means that others can come in and passing for another trailer to the port and can cross well so not just one terminal at the port works
    6. for damage to the car we were riding should be given real effect of such broken glass cracked then the tire as exhausted by the trip very much.
    7. I agree if ets2 running as I mentioned above that we need to pay to play this game but to buy it please easy as paying with a visa or transfer it is not very complicated.

    so input from me, not acceptable is not a problem, I love ets2 may grow so many people who play this game. thank you.

    regards

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  72. Please record sound from a Scania V8 :)

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