Tuesday, May 7, 2013

ETS 2 & Oculus Rift

We have been experimenting with Oculus Rift for a few days, and Euro Truck Simulator 2 is now mostly working correctly with it.

Looking around the cabin freely is incredible, it almost feels like being in there!



The experience cannot be really presented with a screenshot, you have to wear the device to actually appreciate how revolutionary it is. It's not perfect, but it's a promise of great things to come for sure.

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  1. Very very Nice

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  2. if the screen in the glasses are good
    this is a very nice feature. i think this wil work beter than tractir system.

    can't wait for the next update/patch

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  3. Ive been reading about this new product for a few weeks now, and wish I could afford to buy this ( I know it has not been released yet only to games developers )

    M@x

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    1. Non developers should wait for the consumer version which will have higher resolution.

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  4. you just now gotta study that pdf file i sent you then it will be a realistic game

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  5. My TrackIR Pro 4 the best!!

    Sorry my english !!

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    1. You don't need TrackIR if you get a Rift. Rift has everything built in already.

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  6. Oh let me buy 6 of them at 300$ its like nothing huh....sure....this and a G27... 600$..why not make something affordable JUST FOR ONCE?!??!

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    1. They were saying that for now is only for devs to make it better for consumers like us.

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  7. Perfect. Glad you're exploring that!

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  8. We are waiting for news on the patch and the DLC, are spending the days and months and nothing of nothing, we are running out of patience, lords of SCS

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  9. So this is what you are working on while we wait for game patch/expansions? Thanks SCS, very nice.

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  10. This is great great news.
    Hey Pavel, you know how much I believe in this new technology!
    Unfortunately, we mere mortals, who knows how much we have to wait?
    In any case I am very happy that you had the desire to experiment this device.
    Good fun and good work. I envy you very :)

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  11. I know most of us are geeks/game enthusiasts and I'm laughing just to think how much more geeky one can look wearing that device, don't get me wrong I'm excited and wish I could buy it along with the G27, it is just what I think and wanted to share the thought

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  12. Great! Good job scs!

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    1. I've been searching for weeks for a G27 here in Ireland and I cant find any.

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  14. How this will damage your eye sight since is way to close to the eyes. The light is!

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    1. Proximity to an EM source isn't what's damaging, it's the intensity. Given that the oculus is enclosed, you can lower intensity more than you would have to in a well lit room and keep the same effect as far as your perception is concerned.

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    2. Another issue with typical displays is that your eyes will be focused on the screen at a fixed distance for extended periods of time. The Rift's lenses allow your eyes to focus on objects within the game in a natural manner, so theoretically, it will be a lot easier on your eyes than whatever monitor you're using right now.

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  15. multiplayer
    multiplayer
    multiplayer

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  16. Hello there, I hope you can read my comment.

    Like this 'Oculus Lift' that you have done, you can also add 3D (glasses) effects to it :)

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  17. I am going to buy a Oculus rift on its release day. I have a G27 already and having Oculus Rift together with that will be the best experience ever. I'm so excited to get it finally.

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  18. How much will this cost?

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  19. It's been 3 months since last patch was released. It's a quarter of a year! SCS we need some big update this spring. At least release new patch with Iveco, please.

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  20. Nice to see that not all SCS employees got kidnapped by aliens and they give some news...

    Anyway, I think this sort of technology can't be very good for your eyes... Nor will it be affordable in the first few years.

    So this news is pretty useless... If those glasses were available already this would be good news, but right now its like you're wasting your time...

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    1. Wasting time?
      The thing is, even if the people developing occulus rift are doing some things, the main reason VR and headset technologies have failed in the past is because no developers helped it move along. This is great news for people who care about the Occulus rifts future, because if devs didn't do this, we may never see the rift truly commercialized.

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    2. Not really a problem for the eyes...

      http://www.pattyvisioncenters.com/index.php/myth_busters/myth/sitting_too_close_to_the_tv_ruins_your_eyes

      http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/ask/questions/q090413b.cfm

      I personally like that they're testing it out, I've been thinking about that thing quite a bit this past month myself, so I'm glad to see I'm not alone doing so. Best thing about the oculus is we won't have to waste more cash on 1080p or 1440p screens soon (or 3D screens for that matter), and given that this device is much closer to our eyes, it won't need as high a resolution, thus lightening the load on our gfx cards a bit, hopefully. :)

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    3. Actually you need high resolution for the HMD. The resolution of the devkit (640x800 per eye) is very low given the view angles and the distortion which needs to be compensated. As result you see spaces between pixels in the display and the image is very blurry.

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  21. double Trailer
    double trailer

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    1. I think it's a good idea for what we call the double trailers we call them here in Australia b/doubles and Roadtrains as well it would be nice to see b/double trailers in the game

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  22. This is exciting and very welcome news. Oculus Rift will be a great piece of hardware for gamers so having proper developers working with it already is great IMO :)

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  23. Wow these things are $1200 to buy. As a dev kit. So instead of using the money to put on expansion development they used it on a technology that's far from release. Makes sense.

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    1. $1200 isn't that much for a company, and either way, without support from developers, this kind of technology will just fizzle away as it always has, and I don't think that should happen.

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    2. They are $300, not $1200. It makes a lot more sense to add support ahead of the consume release than to wait until afterwards!

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    3. God Palmer it's hard for me to stay here reading some of these posts. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be for you! These people should really educate themselves before posting some of these ridiculous comments. Btw for those of you that don't know @PalmerTech is Palmer Luckey the inventor of the best thing to happen to gaming in the last 20 years the Oculus Rift.

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    4. Damn son, you're so misinformed it's not even funny.

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  25. Hi all at ETS2 if possible when u do another patch or updates if pilot vehicles could be introduced in the game as when u come to intersections or some yards where u try to come out of and try to turn the tend not let u get around without catching them on ur trailer as they refuse to back up forcing u to either backing up or wiping them out as sometimes u can't back with other traffic behind u as well and by having pilot vehicles to stop traffic at a certain distance which allows u to maneuver around without hitting anyone or thing does anyone else have the same problem with this

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    1. Dunno about the pilot vehicles, since, how would they know you intend to not follow the GPS route 100%, which I sometimes do as the GPS seems to prefer shortest distance over shortest time spent on roads at speed limits. But, I'd really love for AI cars to back off when I'm reversing into them, or turning across their lane when coming out of a gas station.

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  26. That looks heavy and uncomfortable..

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    1. The weight is around 300g which is very light :)

      museumsteve

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    2. hehe, just you wait. Add an high end headset and a beverage dispenser hat and we'll have a whole generation of ppl with neck damage.

      ...Tennis elbow, mouse arm and carpal tunnel are about to get a new friend! :P

      But nah, really doubt it's that bad, plus, this is just the dev kit version. :)

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  27. so many ignorant and stupid comments from people who know absolutely nothing about the oculus rift! google it people, before you start posting rubbish about how it's heavy, bad for eyes, expensive etc.

    great work on ETS2 - can't wait to try it on the rift

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  28. Great but I wish AMD HD3D worked better. As of now either the truck interior is 3D or the road is 3D but not both.

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  29. 3DVision works perfectly. Looks brilliant in 3D with trackIR :)

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  30. can't wait for this

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  31. The reason that HD3D would be doing that is the use of the depth buffer for cheap reprojection. Assuming an inhouse compatibility patch we should be able to count on dual cameras (Or at lease something that will take account of transparent layers.) Also, I hope they give use bodies. Most people say they feel much better in VR sims if they have a virtual body. Easy on the trucker-gut though pls.

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  32. So what! And where is the promised patch or DLC?????? Yawn and yawn. And following the news out of the useless. It's good to play with the team and not make a patch ready.

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  33. Чем заниматся хе-нёй лутьше бы патчам уделили больше внимание

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  34. Try out new free way of import/export ETS2 models at:
    blender2scs.heliohost.org

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  35. That's great news (even though I have no idea what Oculus Rift is - though I assume it is like TrackIR.)

    What I really want news on is the map extention DLC!

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  36. Hello

    still no update fuuuuuuuuu

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  37. bad investment by scs.

    wrong direction for the scs.

    waste of time and resources for the scs.

    risky movements by the scs.

    NO MAN CARES ABOUT THIS.

    ONLY 0.1% OF GAMERS.

    LET THE EXPERIMENTS FOR THE BIG COMPANIES.

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    1. +1, we really don't need that stuff

      we need improvements in gameplay and simulation, not OCULUS RIFT!!!!

      And we need it now! We need maps, we need trucks, we need statistics, we need more trailers, we need to buy our trailers and contract them to companies ... THIS IS WHAT WE WANT !!!! Not such stuff that not even 1% of gamers will ever use!!!

      Stop wasting our time, SCS!!!

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    2. Idiots... I guarantee that the Rift will be HUGE. The reason for that is because it will make games like this so much more imersive therefore making it more fun to play. No one has been able to do VR at a reasonable price ($300) until now. To be able to actually feel like you're in the Truck driving with full head tracking and real life scale to the world is game changing. Do some research before you think something is a waste if time. Maybe then you would learn something.

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  38. bad investment by Anonymous.

    wrong direction for the Anonymous.

    waste of time and resources by the Anonymous.

    NO MAN CARES ABOUT THE ANONYMUS

    LET THE EXPERIMENTS ROLL FOR ALL COMPANIES.

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  39. the people shows you the way and they want.

    they even accepted the fact that time is needed for a good patch.

    "take your time and make a good patch" they said.

    why you disappoint them??????

    ??????

    the game was half completed but people gave you a break because you are a small company. If this game was made by a big company the criticism would be very bad.

    why you don't complete the other half of the game??????

    people says what they want in this blog and made/make suggestions. Or they shows you what they want by make mods.

    hearing the pulse of the world.
    stop the uselless things.

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    1. The fact that there is room for improvenents and new features, doesn't mean the game isn't finished.

      I can't wait for the dlc and new patch too, but no matter how many features you add, a truck simulator will always be "drive from A to B". If people find that boring then this game isn't for them.

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    2. Stop posting crybaby useless rubbish. If they release patches etc with lots of bugs then you would cry even more. It takes time to fix broken things , add new things and then test it.

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  40. Yawn... BORING. Make some patches and DLC instead. Maybe invest some time an make steam workshop possible with this game? It's too soon for you to play with gadgets if the game still lacks major needed feutures.

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  41. not being funny, but shouldnt you be working on improving the game engine, lag spikes etc. ive seen loads of people saying about how the game doesnt utilise the gpu and thus affecting low fps in cities etc..ive mentioned it before but i believe it comes down to using crappy DX9 for alot of customers, why make a new game with just DX9 support..another game i have is aweful using DX9..glitchy etc, but DX10, smooth as a babies bum..

    great game..but crap game engine..or maybe i need a eight core, 16gb, £500 gpu to run it??

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    1. No, you just need THE OCULUS RIFT, it solves all your problems. :)

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    2. I onlky have a quad core Core I5 760 and 8GB of ram and the game runs as smooth as a babies rear at 1080P.

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    3. But do you have Oculus Rift?

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  42. Please SCS we want the new patch and the new trucks before we DIE please before we DIE hurry up. Thanks.

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  43. when next update again

    airport deliver

    seaport delivery


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  44. yes its cool scs but we want the patch before the world ends please release it arrrggghhhh

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  45. WE want! We Want ! Now! Now! NOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!! Patch. WAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWOWOOOWWOOWWWWWAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!! PATCH NOW

    Some people need to get out more and stop crying about not having a patch yet. Its not as simple as you might think to fix bugs and add new stuff in such a big game.

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    1. if they were working on this it is no problem. but what about time do you speak? they are not working on game but on Oculus Rift.

      so, thats the disapoitment.

      people was giving time. and learns that time was spend on something useless.

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    2. So why are you crying about people cryning? You should get out more.

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    3. There is more than one person on the team so they were obviously working on a patch for the game too. They can work on more than one thing at a time because theres a development TEAM there.

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    4. The samje reason why you are crying about me crying about people crying ad I do get out a lot and I play other games while I wait instead of b!tching every time SCS has something to post for a new patch and DLC

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    5. Yeah, right... WAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWOWOOOWWOOWWWWWAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

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  46. SCS release new patch already and you will have peace of mind for the next 3 months.

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    1. No they wont. They will have peace of mind for a few hours if they are lucky until people start crying for DLC and a new patch again

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    2. Shush! We have a fanboy here :D

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  47. Im glad I didn't bought the game and played it "from internet".After the disappointment of Diablo 3 I didn't bought any game before testing it and see how the support from the company is.As you see,in this case,as in the most of,the game companyes piss on "cleaver"clinets who baught theyer games...

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  48. While we wait for corrections in the game, additions of content, physics improvement and etc. they are working on something few people will have... I'm no glad at all.

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  49. This is good news. I have the Ocolus Rift and want to use it with ETS2

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  50. are you all fucking judens ?
    YOU DIDN T THINK THAT THEY ARE WORKING BOTH ON PATCH AND ON THE OCULUS ?

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    1. Explaining something to dumb people is wasting of time. Still, I'm glad there is someone reasonable too.

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    2. Exactly. Most of these people think that SCS can only do one thing at a time as if there only two people on the development team

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  51. Oh yeah! Good stuff.

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  52. We need patch and DLC... not this sh*t!

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    1. +2 !!
      ... specificaly a patch that removes the annoying, very irritant, "cha-ching" every 5 seconds that one of my 150 drivers makes money.
      Every 5 seconds!
      cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching,,,
      cha-ching, !
      No way !

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    2. +1 SCS, here is a tip for you. If you want to make the game realistic, START WITH THE ACTUAL GAME and not a gimmick!

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    3. Yeah, SCS add possibility to disable the "cha-ching" sound in options, it's very annoying!

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    4. There are mods to silence and lower the sound of that cash register. ( Cha-Ching )
      Read this and maybe you find a way to silence that sound:
      http://forum.scssoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=2639
      And with this mod you can lower the sound of Tha Cha-Chings :
      http://ets2.lt/en/sound-of-money-lowest-15db/

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    5. I want to disable the sound completely not just lower it!

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  53. showing the game on new technology is good and it looks great but we want to know about how the next upgrade is going for ETS2 and not gadget that costs a fortune and really has nothing do to with ETS2

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  54. Try taking it one step at a time. If you do the stuff that people actually asked for, maybe you will be more popular.

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  55. new patch please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  56. Apparently SCS is one guy and can only do one thing at a time :|

    Some people have much of a sense of entitlment, so few publishers/developers would bother to even update a game to the extent these guys are doing, adding so many new features, and new vehicles for free. It will be ready when it's ready. I suspsect much more of the studios efforts are going in to the next game, and rightly so. You're already playing the best driving simulator on the market (not counting certain racing games) It also wasn't expensive for a video game, esp a game thats provided us all with so much entertainment value. Stop whining. SCS... you should hire me as your PR guy:D

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  57. Shame the Oculus VR is not a consumer device as of yet!

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  58. I guess SCS forgot when they wrote how community is important for them. Yeah right, 3 posts in April says all. We saw finished Iveco on screens in March, so where is it? We need new content for this game! World of Tanks has updates with new tanks and improvements very often and it's free! We have to wait for ages for some new roads in DLC. Probably i will not buy it. I just wait for new trucks. The core of this game will never be improved.

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  59. As a Rift owner I can only tell you that if you release this I will buy your game...

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  60. Come on SCS do not listen them, ETS2 in stereo is an amazing idea!

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  61. u r realy wasting our and your time whit this crap.
    after 3 monthes!!!!!!!!!!
    PATCH PATCH PATCH PATCH PATCH PATCH PATCH PATCH
    DLC DLC DLC DLC DLC DLC DLC DLC DLC DLC DLC DLC

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  62. how about you say something about DLC. Instead of wasting time of this is piece of junk. u havent said anything in AGES!

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  63. Waow..Some harsh comments here! Don't have to be so 'rude' guys.
    Anyway, it would be nice indeed to have a date for the DLC and/or patch...Or more info?
    Keep up the good work SCS !

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  64. Stop wasting your time in this when you have people waiting for updates and downloadable content. Alot of us are /never/ going to even try or get this Oculus Rift. Come on SCS, chop chop!

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  65. I don't have money for Oculus Rift,i'm sure many people don't,why do you make it SCS?Do you like waste your time?Make what people want,not what you want

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    1. I hope SCS won't listen to people like you. Are you really that stupid? Good luck with life.

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    2. Concentrate on the patches and DLC SCS!

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  66. better is to waste time on patch and DLC

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  67. 90% people will use patch, 50% will use DLC and 2% will use this Oculus.

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  68. lo que han hecho esta super bien , pero me gustaría , si es posible, que en alguna actualización , o , al menos en el próximo juego de camiones , hubiera un apartado para comprar tu propio remolque y de tunearlo como a las cabinas m, y un modo multijugador , mi opinión es que el juego es el mejor de los que he visto , pero si tuviera lo q acabo de nombrar seria mejor.

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  69. So.... "Oculus Rift" + "Linux" = AWESOME!!!!

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  70. What the hell we do with this crab oculus rift shit,
    WE WANT PATCH and DLC, C'mon SCS !

    I never get that oculus rift i prefer more some day that Track Ir 5 Pro and it is enough

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  71. I'm sure too,99.9% of people want the new Patch (And DLC's) than play with this Oculus

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    1. And I'm sure that SCS is working on the patch, too.

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  72. on 3D glasses ETS2 is to prety good ,if u have one 3D ,and good monitor ~27-40 inch and good video card, the i recomend to u tray 3D efect

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  73. Will Scania TDS support it too? I'm not saying I'll definetely buy Oculus, in fact I should start saving money pretty strictly if I want it, but of course more games supporting it means more return of investment. Counting that your future games will support it, but I love STDS, it's actually your most realistic game ever and using Oculus could be not only impressive, but handy too.

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    1. Agree, STDS is 1000 times better than ETS 2, more challenging, leaderboards, better physics and more cozy

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  74. So much bitchin and moaning about Oculus rift support being made. Calm your tits everyone and get over it. I will get a Oculus rift and I want to see this being made. They are the developers and they will choose what to do. Your opinion has very little effect. If you don't like the way the develop their game. Learn to develop your own and do it your own way.

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  75. Oculus rift and ETS 2 will be absolutely awesome. I will buy the Rift when its publicly available.

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  76. that oculus rift remind me the first Gameboy glasses that came out back in the 80 or early 90

    it like the one from pawn star on history channel

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  77. I agree with People complaining about waiting for a long time the new patch and DLC. You are not wrong, but before pull the trigger, take a look at

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DhcOMOWRMnA

    (ot directly in their web site www.oculusvr.com )

    I have a G27 steering wheel, I use Track Ir since 18WoS ALH (Where you can buy new and used trucks AND TRAILERS and accessories to upgrade and paint your trucks!!! ) ,
    and I can' t wait to wear Oculus in ETS2. I am really very excited thinking in the amazing experience driving a truck in ETS2 with this accessory !!
    Good job SCS ! (But please, we are still waiting for a path, and a DLC. Give us some news please!! )
    sorry 4 my english.

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  78. You always talk that you are small team that you need time and then not focus on things that want most players. Oculus? Yes but after you do the basics.
    You need over 3 months to develop patch and because of that you will lose players not because you don't support Oculus.

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  79. Really? Really SCS? I'm glad your playing with your new toys but spring is almost over and I'm getting fed up waiting for you guys to release the next patch.

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  80. There have been technologies for 3D display around for many years like VR helmets. And did they ever get somewhere? No, all vanished, never heard about anymore. And same will happen to Oculus Rift. Do you really think that playing for more than 1 hour with something like Oculus Rift is possible? No, certainly not. Since that weight IS too much for keeping it longer and the closeness of the displays is a huge strain for the eyes.

    I have a new 3D TV with glasses. How often did i use it ? I tried it with the examples once. Thats it. There aren't even anymore movies broadcast in 3D anymore!

    SCS seems to specialize in implenting stuff that only mini-markets if at all anyone needs or will ever really use such as Linux Version, Mac Version, Oculus Rift. Congrats you are reaching at most 5% of the player base with that stuff and ignore 95% that have requested serious features and improvments in the rain. What the player base really wants is so clear and known.

    I really don't understand the product policy of SCS anymore. You guys are wasting the players and your time and the market potential of your game. Instead of putting out all that fluff stuff you could have already doubled the income from ETS2 by simply putting out 2 map DLC's. Man there are map mods made with 30+ cities already. SCS hello ? Anybody at home ? Get back on the ground and start doing stuff that we really want !!! ASAP!

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  81. linux ets2 was a very good project and it is good that windows don't have the monopoly, because monololy gives to windows the opportunity to suck our blood.

    BUT this thing Oculus Rift is extremely the wrong priority.

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  82. Technically, it is a good step forward for ETS2. But for the players, it is important to get shut multiplayer.

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    1. you're right, it's much nicer to have multiplayer in the game, but the only problem is that you have got some people that are crashing deliberately (<-- you could allso call them idiots) and the second problem is that there are comming much patches, and others don't install them, for that last problem I think: make seperate 'places' (i don't know how you call that rooms/places or somthing) like one for 1.3.1 or 1.3.0 one for 1.2.5, etc.

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  83. i keep saying tha ets2 is a half completed game, hastily released, because they was running out of time.

    they had the obligation to finish it after the release with putches.

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    1. Please tell me, what is the other half?

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    2. Didn't you read it? Other half are putches. Whatever it is.

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    3. ^^
      patches

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  84. lack of realism (see the suggestions of users), lack of physics, lack purpose, campaign, something to make strong in time.

    I give 2 of the simplest examples:

    1) the upgrade parts have only visual changes and not driving.

    2) the dirt roads and the asphalt have the same driving specifics.

    and there are many other things even more essential.

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    1. In GTS i felt the vibration on my steeringwheel, in ETS2 not anymore....

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  85. Oculus Rift is a toy for geeks with rich parents. How many players will buy it and use it in ETS2? 0,1%?

    SCS you should evolve gameplay in ETS2. Not only driving from A to B with different trailers. I love trucking games but this is extremly boring. All your previous games had this same scheme: buy truck, drive to company, pick up a trailer, drive to the next company, job finished. I was playing like this since ETS1 and GTS and now I'm bored in ETS2. Let us buy trailers and make more complex "missions" in your games. For example. There is a job on the market to take excavator to the construction site. Task: we need to rent or buy empty low bed trailer, pick up the trailer, then go to the company, pick up the excavator, take the excavator to the construction site and leave it there, then go back and leave the trailer back if we rented, or leave it to our nearest garage if we own the trailer. If I buy low bed trailer I can take jobs for these type of cargo. If I buy reefer trailer then I can transport food. Wouldn't that be better if we could buy trailers for job offers?

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    1. I gave up with SCS months ago.

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    2. I absolutely agree, theirs so many things that should/could easily be added to the game with some thought. I think what you're talking about needs to be done from the business management side. This to me is where the game could really open up, and be made more interesting, and be a fantastic experience. Like you said with buying/hiring trailers. You should also have to compete with other haulage companies for contracts, make sure you have enough drivers etc to complete the contract, and actually go bust if you don't get it right, to add more challenge to the game. Their should also be delivery run style jobs. Where you pick one of your trailers up from a warehouse, and drive to cities in the area dropping goods off at certain businesses along the way, then take the trailer back again. This would especially work with the fuel tankers. Also rather than starting out in a class 1 articulated truck, you should have to earn this, and start of in ridged body trucks. This is my first SCS game. But seeing parts of ETS 1, I can't help but notice it's very similar. I think, if like you I'd been playing ETS 1, I'd be a little annoyed by it.

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    3. I usually hate when someone spits on SCS, but this time I must say it's not about spitting (it only looks like that on first look), it has a point and it's definetely not about asking for some useless and/or not realistic feature. Although it would mean to rework management part of game probably from scratch, it's not task with size of multiplayer (for example). ETS2 is great, great game in many aspects, every point given by media in reviews is highly deserved, but still, there is lack of something deeper, something which could bring more passion of virtual trucking. Examples you wrote are good example where SCS could go. Maybe with ETS2, maybe with games in development. But this would be the right way, I believe.

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    4. I hope that it isn't the only thing they did...

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  86. feel the pulse of the people

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  87. I'm very happy that MERCEDES TRUCKS division did not give the license to SCS yet I love MERCEDES.

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    1. Why exactly? It just makes Mercedes look like a bunch of jerks, when every other company is on board. Especially for a company that has more to gain from getting their brand about than companies like Iveco, DAF and Scania. Since Mercedes also make consumer products.

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  88. Since you are now doing a stereoscopic view pipeline to support the Rift you could use that to implement native support for HD3D and 3D vision. I just tried the latest version of the tridef drivers and it sort of works, but with severe artifacts. Native support for stereoscopic viewing would be much better.

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  89. Wow so much hate, just because what is likely a few guys have spent a couple of days playing around with a new gadget. Suddenly the whole community is up in arms "RAWRRR PATCH PATCH PATCHHHH YOU SUCK!!!!" It's pretty sad. Game companies need to stay ahead with new technology for future games. Doing nothing but making free patches, isn't going to pay everyone's salary. R&D eventually pays off. Here we have a company that's made the best driving simulator game on the market, certainly the best truck driving game, promised to keep improving it for free, suddenly everyone is telling them how to run their business, and behaving like SCS owes them anything more than they bought in the first place. The game wasn't even that expensive. Personally, I paid £14.99 from it off amazon before christmas, I've certainly had more than that out of it. No wonder most game developers don't bother. The patch will be ready when it's ready. SCS isn't one guy, just remember that. They have a team of people.

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    1. SCS is playing around with a device which is so not suited to the type of games they make. The point is they created a game which isn't finished, released it and just keep making up crap blogs about stuff that shouldn't even be spoken of. This is a $300 device to do what to a game which honestly isn't the best of graphics to begin with. You may have paid 14.99 but lots of people paid over $30 for an unfinished game. Don't go on about free patches, I would happily pay for new patches, But like everyone we are fed up with the useless infomation from SCS which has no reference to there games.

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    2. LMAO Theres nothing unfinished about ETS2 adnd the graphics are good in the game. Its just people like you thats ruin this blog with nonsense posts like that. The Ocolus rift is very suited to this game. Saying its not suited to this game is like saying that the Asetto Corsa Devs and Project Cars Devs are wasting their time with Ocolus Rift too.

      Every blog post I have seen by them too has reference to their games. You are just turning a blind eye and thinking thbey are not because you want the patch and DLC twelve months ago before the game was released.

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    3. steve farrell, you are not objective. Maybe Oculus is good but for small number of player is useful.
      Do you think that is from 7th february untill 9th of may is not too long for some changes?
      I don't care what they write here but if they say that will develop something in decent time then they need to do that.
      It's not problem they develop to Oculus, it's problem that they do angry morst of they players.

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    4. I agree mate. Steve doesn't seem to really have any idea, I work in the communications Industry and I know what SCS should and shouldn't be doing. Its sad SCS just keeps wasting time on things which are not suited to there type of game. Its like an airline pilot wearing 3d glasses because he thinks it will make the cockpit look better. Its just not good for business and sadly SCS will become one of those game companies that close because they can't keep customers.

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    5. I do have an Idea how programming works. I agree that some of their communications are wrong , but the expectations of a lot of these people are way too high for such a small development team. I am sure that most of the complainers never tried programming any type of software in their life , because if they did they would understand that its not as simple to patch bugs and add new things to a game as they think.

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  90. Je fajn, že skúšate nové experimenty, ale väčšina znás by chcela informácie o najbližšom patchi, DLC, prípadne ako je na tom projekt EuroCoachSimulator. Nevravím, že tento experiment je zlý, alebo zbytočný, no bolo by lepšie sa viac venovať bugom v hre (ako napríklad, zlé riešenie križovatky - výjazd na diaľnicu A15 z Eurotunela smerom na Calais, Lille - velmi tažko sa tam manévruje s nadrozmerným, ale aj s normálnym nákladom - týchto križovatiek je veľa na mape... atď), alebo novým modelom truckov do hry....
    Veľa štastia

    It's nice to try new experiments, but most gotten us but would like information about the next patch, DLC, or as to the project EuroCoachSimulator. I'm not saying that this experiment is bad or useless, but it would be better to pay more bugs in the game (such as wrong address intersection - exit the motorway A15 towards the Channel Tunnel to Calais, Lille - there are very difficult to maneuver with oversized, and the normal load - these intersections is a lot on the map ... etc), or a new model trucks in the game ....
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  91. -more configurations for the trucks

    -not only visual effects of the parts but effect the trucks feeling and handling(for us), and the drivers(npc) performance.

    -aging of the truck

    -realistic way & time of changing tires, oil and service

    -wind effect, that pushes the truck AND makes dust from the near fields

    -seasons circle (winter,spring,....)

    -in the very cold days steamy/vapor windshield that have to open the heat to remove it and perhaps stay some steam/vapor at the peripheral of the windshield

    -(much)more roads with high elevation to increase the challenge

    -(much)more dirt/offroad roads, with dust at summer made by the wind or the passing cars, and mud at winter or after rain that makes difficult and slippery the road

    -and of course high elevation dirt roads

    -slippery roads by rain or ice or mud

    -add some sort of missions

    -change the way jobs are taken

    -game is repeated and ends up becoming boring easily very,very easy. FIND a way to change that.

    -add a learning mode. how to turn at difficult locations, going backwards....

    -also feeling and effection of the anomalies, holes, rocks of the road.

    -random and sudden accidents or constructions at road during the trip that makes you find alternative route

    -random malfunctions due to an old truck (or not).

    -overheating the brakes, affecting braking or not stopping at all.

    -overheating of the engine.

    -more varieties of roads

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    1. (-wind effect, that pushes the truck AND makes dust from the near fields) = these "pushes" I don't just a push, I mean something that effects the driving style of the gamer.

      easy push
      medium push
      strong push
      and very strong push

      all of the above to make the gamer slow down the speed or even go extremely slow.

      PS- this is realism. the dust also makes slow down and can't see. the ice. THE ELEVATION OF THE ROAD. and many others

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    2. lubricant leak

      cooling fluid leak

      flat tires

      blocks on the road

      the job taking method has to change from its root. who trucker does that? time for food, time for sleep, time for bathroom. TIME for his HOME. can't be all the time at trips. can't take the one city after the other.

      contracts. beat a company an other company

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    3. it are nice ideas i think (some of it like, smaller roads and wind)<-- that makes the game more difficult

      (srry for my bad English)

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  92. if the gamer have the high beam that blinds the other cars and he has to turn to medium beam

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  93. WE NEED THE MAP DLC!!

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  94. this rift may seem like something that is really cool but it will quickly become something thrown in the corner and le4ft alone as something else4 overttakes it . having people from the maker her constantly defending it and sniping at detractors smacks of desperation . personally for me i would necver buy something like that which costsw more than i spend to build my computer each time . just another expensive gadget that will quickly become obsolete

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  95. I think that you need to change leadership because you don't go in good direction.

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  96. I shall not buy your feature games (and some other people too i think).. Thats enough SCS!! your work on the game is more then slow. I want to play ets2, but must wait instead for years for your pathes and dlc. can't remember when last time played ets2, coz it is boring stuff right now

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    1. Years? Really? Son since they released ETS 2 they havent released a patch yet according to you.

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    2. yes, years.... october 2012 was this game released, now, it's the 10th of May 2013!!! that's not years, it's even not a year...

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  97. wtf cares about this oculus rift anyway? WE NEED THE MAP DLC! Or at least some informations about the progress on it. Look at the TSM Map guys. They are expanding not one, but 3 countries at a time, and at a much higher speed than you, being paid with 0 (ZERO) EUROS! And you can't make a lousy dlc ...

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  98. Mercedes Sprinter, Renault Master, Iveco Daily, etc .... vehicles in the traffic please !!! and trailer caravan for cars :D

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  99. I don't care about Oculus rift, I want to see more updates on American Truck Simulator and ETS2! Do as your community says and show us what we want to see!

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  100. the game takes 2/10 for how strong in time is.

    from the first minute to the last it is exactly the same game.

    nothing changes.

    the only thing changes is truck engine sound and truck interior.

    a to b, a to b, a to b, a to b
    boring, boring, boring, boring

    and that driving you do its not even close to realistic.

    you have much work to do until: a) improve the realism of driving. b) fix this boringness

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    1. Trucking was, is and always will be driving from A to B. What else do you expect?

      I guess this game is not for you.

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    2. Thing is, from ETS1 through GTS and UKTS to ETS2, game starts to be boring after some trips, I must left the game for few days (or play with editor) to have right taste to continue. But this never happened with previous titles. I remember I started playing PTTM in the evening and after while I wondered it's morning and I had to go to work sleepy. :-D The concept is absolutely the same, A to B, A to B. How it comes? Is it possible that thigs like more deep management, useless, but still present CB, actual police and other things makes game so much more enjoyable? Maybe. Very likey, but still maybe. Maybe it's because I'm too familiar with Europe that I can't enjoy given gaming world too much, I know it's far from reality; but I've never been in America, so although I know it, I don't care it's not real environment too and enjoy it with ease. Or it's because combination of both things.

      It would be interesting if some guy from America told us how he feels about gaming worlds in 18WoS and in European-based titles.

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  101. This is awesome! This is going to have trackir's income next to zero. Keep up the awesome work by looks of it you've got it aced. Hope to see this in Australia?

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  102. I understand that SCS must look to the future, otherwise, when they look around they can be obsolet.

    For me, the question is: why look to the future, if they don´,t take care of the present, if they don´t finish promises from the past.

    I think this is the biggest problem in here: too many promises and good intentions of doing everything, but in fact, time goes by and almost nothing is really done.

    So much efforts to enter the STEAM... and what now? they don´t sell dreams, they sell games. Good ones or bad ones? doesn´t matter, it´s sales, it´s making money.

    At this time i believe SCS could have launched 2 or 3 small DLC´s and costumers would be much more satisfied at this time.

    Respect and cheers to all

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  103. i think that oculus rift is not so important for many players

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  104. "Trucking was, is and always will be driving from A to B. What else do you expect?

    I guess this game is not for you."

    apart of the driving realism improvement because realism is now at 20%

    businesses management can be done. npc drivers that cause problems, contacts that can be broke for some resons, such as delay or damaged product OR better prices from rival companies.

    also rival companies can be shown to the map and their spread to the world too.

    I will say it again. hear the peoples SUGGESTIONS.
    gather all these suggestions and consider them.

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  105. I'd rather be able to play a game without throwing up really, i'll pass on the rift.

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  106. Wow, that is awesome! :D This game is perfect for that kind of technology. I would love to try that some day! Keep up the great work!

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  107. It is surprising how few people have pointed out the next stage in development will include new avatar bodies.

    Its going to be weird, but very soon, picking out your avatar is going to make a real difference in game play experiences.

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