Monday, August 12, 2013

Hosted Blog Post - Impressions from the DLC

The following is a direct transcript of text written by a long-term fan and supporter of our games, currently helping us with beta testing of the Going East! add-on for ETS2:

SCS Software decided to invite only a few chosen people to start playing and testing their upcoming project – DLC for ETS2. I have a big pleasure to be among them. It is so important for me, because most of added terrain in the DLC is terrain of Poland – the country when I live.

If you are not from Poland, you must know that Polish roads are really specific. Most of main roads are tight, narrow and going through hundreds of towns and cities. What is more, the condition of them is rather bad. On the other hand, many of them are now under renovation or reconstruction.

The producers of DLC had such a difficult job to do. They had to show Polish road network as much worse than in the Western Europe, but on the other hand as one which is under intensive reconstruction. What is more, Polish fanbase had big expectations connected with Going East DLC. We all know that is impossible to build every bigger city (Poland has 16 voivodeships, 11 of them would be included in game, as cities with landmarks and cargos), add hundreds of towns, thousands of kilometeres of ratty roads.

I think that SCS had done such a good job. Much better than me and most of Polish fans were expecting. Many people were thinking that SCS would make roads in Poland as boring, straight, wide motorways, without any climate. They were mistaken. Admittedly, they haven't included furrows in Polish roads, but they made them as they should look: tight, narrow, and full of roadcrosses. You can do deliveries in only 11 of 16 capitals of voivodeships, but on the other hand you are allowed to go through few smaller cities and towns. The map is also full of landmarks and beautiful places. I was shocked when I saw the characteristic railway bridge near Lublin – city where I come from. I don't want to leak everything about map, so I will just add, that you must explore Masurian Lakeland.

Don't be surprised when comfortable, wide motorway suddenly ends, and you will be forced to leave it and continue your journey going through switchback road.

The map is now under the beta tests. As one of testers, I must tell that it has less bugs than I expected. I hope that we will not find too many bugs and it would be released by local publishers as expected – in September 2013. The map is little bit unequal. It has its better and worse parts. I hope that we, as beta testers, will help SCS to equalize and polish it.

Piotrek



161 comments:

  1. looks ok. But its still not going to make the game less boring, Its gameplay / Company things that should be priority, not map extension.

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    1. I agree you dude. you'r right

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    2. They should fix ai. And not release it to local publishers :)

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    3. Yes, the map is alredy big enough. Scania was the most popular truck under the voting so make Scania Streamline :)

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    4. improve the game engine

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    5. Yes! The game performance is very poor, even in powerful computers. I smoothly run games with beautiful graphics while ETS2 runs at low FPS.

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    6. Have you tried increasing your PC's virtual memory? Try this > Right click "My Computer" icon in start menu. > Properties > Advanced Tab > Performance "Settings..." > Advanced Tab again > Virtual Memory "Change..." >
      Uncheck "Automaticly manage paging file size..."
      Select Drive OS is installed (running on)
      Select Custom Size: Change to Recommended value under "Total paging file size for all drives"
      Restart PC and run game in Administrator Mode.
      Also try toggling Vsync because it restricts the frame rate of your GPU to the maximum refresh rate of your monitor. So if you have an old monitor you may be able to get better frame rate.
      Just a few ideas.

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    7. Why do this if you already have 24gb of RAM??

      O and defo don't do this if you are running a solid state drive!!!

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    8. I completely agree about the boringness. Here's some insights related to this:

      While playing you only have a landscape to watch. Nothing more... Reminding that the maps are very similar. There's no action at all that could improve the immersion. There's no accidents, or any kind of events, no police, ambulance or firefighters acting, no animals crossing the road or walking around and no dirty roads to take as an way out... Nothing changes, nothing happens. If there were events, they could be informed by radio, for example.

      Everything is quite static and robotic. As it stands, Euro Truck Simulator is a good solution for insomnia.

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    9. You guys must have pretty poor computers. My PC is 5 years old. I have an INTEL Quad core socket 775 (OLD!) with 6 GB Kingston hyperX ram and a GeForce 560GTX. And my computer runs the game smooth at full graphics and 100%. I cant go to full graphics (400%) but it´s enough for me! Its clear to me that a lot of you don't know how a computer works. Its not always about RAM but your GRAPHIC card! But I guess that someday you will learn this.

      Now back to topic:

      I agree that we could use more "life" as mentioned by David.. The AI is just plain stupid. They stop completely before driving onto to the freeway, just to drive out in front of other cars. SCS should make the AI change lane when they approach a freeway ramp.

      I would also like to see that you had to leave your truck to manually connect the cables from the trailer to the truck and maybe unloading the trailer with a fork truck!

      As of now, the AI drives like in the videos I see from Russia...

      I just installed the Scandinavian mod, which is bigger and more detailed than the looks of the new DLC (Still gonna buy it) and its FREE! SCS: You have done a nice work, no doubt, but you guys need to evolve the game in a new direction other than map upgrades. There is so much potential in this!

      Have a nice day!

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    10. The problem is that Lord only knows what these people have running or what they have done to their PCs. I work on them for a living and you wouldn't believe what some people are doing to them and how crappy they build them. Game works fine for me and I record with fraps the whole time for YouTube. I run a GTX580 with all settings in ultra and 1920x1080 and fraps recording the same.

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    11. AnonymousAugust 14, 2013 at 6:02 PM

      That is exactly what I mean, mate! I also do this for a living and see that people with far superior machines have problems running this. I bet their registry is filled with garbage and their whole computer is infected with spyware and adware... Whats the point of having a supercar if you don't know how to drive it lol

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    12. maybe some people dont know that in graphis settings you should not set graphis quality at more than 125% if you dont have very powerfull graphic card. I played at 125% and also at 100% with aa settings. In both cases game runs good only when raining and I am in cities with trafic then fps drops a little bit. I tried to set more than 125% and game starts to drop fps like crazy.

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    14. It's a few years old engine tuned up and working properly. You guys are spoiled by bigger companies like EA and Dice,also Crytek.What? Would you rather have CryEngine 3 that will make you computer fall down onto it's feet and bearly work on medium just so that the game will look a bit better? Or have a "better" AI?

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  2. SCS you are from Czech republic and even you do not know trailer company PANAV, you do not know how roads in CZE look like and even you are doing some DLC for poland fans. Players do not want other map, because it will be another same part of existing map and existing cities. Players want real roads with some holes, better trailer models and truck models,etc.

    Sorry for my bad english, I tried as much as I could.

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    1. I agree, expanding wasn't a great ideo IMO, especially not Eastern-Europe.
      I hope they'll improve the existing parts next, instead of glueing another part to the map.
      I hope they improve the gameplay and the existing game features next.

      Right now ETS2 is like a very old car with a broken engine, beat-up suspension, but with new body panels...
      A boring, badly made existing map, with a -as SCS says- new shiny absolutly awesome new part of the map... It doesn't make a lot of sense.

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    2. Not Eastern Europe?? Cause?? Let me think... maybe you're from western or other continent?? Just read what they wrote. Many copies they sell in Poland.

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    3. Did you even read the rest of my comment?

      The rest of Europe is a big pile of shit and it'll only look worse if they're glueing something -as SCS says, absolutly f*cking amazing, you'll cry of joy- on the existing map.

      And besides that, you are probably from Eastern-Europe and are very patriotic. That patriotism is wrong, Eastern-Europe is crap (thank the Soviets for that).

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    4. At first - Poland is NOT in eastern Europe.The fact that we were a part of Warsaw Pact doesn't mean we live in eastern part of Europe ! Poland is in central (sometimes media say central-eastern) Europe, and that's the fact, deal with it. I agree with your opinion, that SCS should improve the quality, not only the quantity, of playing ETS 2. More brands of trucks, better roads, bigger cities and so one should be the priority. I hope that SCS staff will read this, and i hope they will what they're expected to do. And, i have to admit, that I'm really proud that my lovely country is now more available to explore. Anyway, SCS, good work, and now you know what to do.

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    5. PS. Hey, people ! Don't be so mean. Driving simulators are on the beginning of its career. You got a lot of shooting games, 'cos they're improved for years ! Maybe, I hope, the ETS 5 (? :D) will be good as hell. For the begginning it's fucking awesome.

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    6. Oh well, Poland still sucks, Eastern-Europe, Central-Europe, who cares. There's a reason Polish men come here to work (steal our jobs).

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    7. @ Anonymous August 14, 2013 at 4:18 PM You know what? your comment seems to be so fucking racist! What's your problem?! WE'RE DISCUSSING ABOUT A GODDAMNED GAME SO I DO NOT SEE ANY NECESSITY OF BEING SO RUDE WITH EACH OTHER! I quote "STEAL OUR JOBS" are you serious?! IN THE 21st CENTURY THERE'S ALREADY A LOT OF VIOLENCE AND RACISM IN THE WORLD...so please, STOP SHOOTING SHIT, THINK TWICE ON WHAT YOU'RE GONNA WRITE/SAY, BE MORE RESPECTFUL AND TRY TO CARE A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE SENSITIVITY OF OTHERS! I tried to be kind but reading such a shit gets me furious! You can insult me as much as you want, I don't care about it, but "sooner or later it all comes back to the sender"
      Have a nice day (sorry for my English)

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    8. I'm sorry that the truth hurts.

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    9. Is there anyway to ban some of these posts

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  3. This is real nice Scs keep em coming

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  4. I am also a beta tester for SCS, and I have to agree with most of what Piotrek has said in the comments above, the roads in the new DLC beta are alot more of a challenge that the rest of the map which makes it a lot more fun and a bigger challenge to drive and of course less boring than the standard motorway driving

    M@x

    TSGmods.com

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    1. how is driving on a similar road less boring then a standard motorway? lol you make me laugh.

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    2. maybe because most polish roads look like this http://newzar.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/polskie_drogi.jpg

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    3. it is obvious you can not read properly Anonymous August 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM I said the roads are more of a challenge than the motorway

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      TSGmods.com

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    4. actually i can read properly, even the roads in extreme trucker 2 were said to be a challenge but they weren't. So not matter what you call them, SCS's game engine will let it down because it can't create real challenging roads. The 2 photos provided just show normal roads but 1 with a different stone texture on it, nothing challenging there.

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    5. It's a few years old engine tuned up and working properly. What? Would you rather have CryEngine 3 that will make you computer fall down onto it's feet and bearly work on medium settings just for the sake of a few holes in the road?

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  5. I'm so excited. Thank You, SCS. Greetings from Poland.

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  6. Seems more interesting dlc now, looking forward to it.

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  7. Glad to see, but the less boring part of the game's map is paid. It won't make any difference to me.
    Thanks.

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  8. I will be buying this.................... But SCS for the love of god please some news about the new volvo doesn't even have to be screenshots just a statement about it as in when do you plan releasing it or how close are you to finishing it or how far have you got with the development of it please everyone would love some info about it that's for sure :D

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    1. Hmmm, maybe I only missed something. They really wrote they working on new Volvo or you just suppose it's like that?

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    2. I have to agree, so far as I remember we haven't had any news on the new FH since the model pic was shown in MAY.

      Having recently seen one in person, I think it looks beautiful and would really like an update on its progress as well.

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    3. they said in april that they are working on it and showed a render of the model but since then no news whatsoever about the new volvo

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    4. Oh, now it's clear. You see, my memory is probably full of holes. :-D Thanks. So let's hope they'll give some info soon.

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    5. I also agree, even if the release of the new Volvo FH was not just around the corner, could we at least have some news about it SCS? Please?

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    6. I don't get why it takes so long either.
      The only proper reason for the encredibly slow development of the new Volvo model would be license problems.
      There's just no way that a professional team needs so much time to make one truck model.

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    7. They did already have the 3d model done they needed to do the interior from what we can guess and put it in game but its been 4 months without any updates about it.

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  9. price will tell everything. Will it be competition to free TSM or Europe building? They need to be smart over price/given.

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    1. I believe the price is looking to be around the €10 mark.

      But I will always favour official DLC over map mods. I recently downloaded one where there were some really basic errors and it just left me thinking "what else did they miss that wasn't so small".

      I do wish SCS would consider including some ideas from mods, like the company complexes and things. But in the end DLC is preferable to me.

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    2. Honestly, I wasn't that impressed with TSM, it was just big for the sake of being big, with very little time spent on a lot of it. Their was far too many parts that looked identical, with pointless roads, screwed up hills, that looked like little slopes but even a volvo fh16 750, and Scania R730 could barely climb, with a light load. Not to mention, horribly res textures, and far too much use of background mountains and scenary in the foreground, which you could drive through. because it has no collision detection Parts of it were nicely made, such as Greece, and parts of north Africa, but other parts were half arsed, and there just so they could say they its there. As for Denmark, it didn't even work properly, I couldn't drop loads off, manually, and when I tried to drop them off automatically my trailer flew up in the air in an amusing manner. Speaking of Denmark though, The Scandinavian map by pro mods, is amazing, definitely going to give going east a run for its money. It may be a fraction of the size of TSM, but where TSM lacks detail, and honestly in some places effort the promods map is oozing in it, even nice little easter eggs such as the Scania factory/driving centre, and the volvo factory. Everyone should check that map out, it's easily the best one I've seen so far.

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    3. TSM and Europe rebuilding map have good parts. I think that 10€ is too much for small part of map.
      It is better to make 10€ for complete east part, 10€ north, 10€ west and 10€ for south. That is potentially 40€ income.
      Why I think that 10€ for this is problem.

      1) This is small peace of map and for example East II you should buy this East I because you can not jump from Poland to Moscow without this part. Problem: you can't buy separate parts.
      2) To connect Poland and Moscow, for example, you will need more then 30€ with politic of small parts of map for 10€. And where are other parts of Europe.
      We will need to have strategy which parts of map to buy and guess what will they produce in future or decide not to produce.
      3) TSM and Europe rebuilding are free maps and can also be upgraded.

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  10. It´s great to see that more challenging roads will be included, however, i stil think that roads like we see in Scania game ( remember the death road?) some kind of this difficulty should be included in many other parts of the map.
    I still think that one of the most important features, is the hard places to park and drop cargo. ( look again to Scania game) is it so difficult to offer something that you have already done? why you insist in keeping those hard features out of the game??
    Why we can not see our trucks parked inside the garage?
    Why we can not buy our own trailers and park them in our garages?
    Why we can not buy those inicial garages?after transforming one into 5 capacity, the garages for sale are all transformed, why?

    And i don´t say that expanding the map is not important, in fact, i think it is really important if we can drive in different environements, close to reality, what i am trying to say, like so many other players, is the importance of do not let the game became boring, that´s it. If we feel the game boring driving this trucks, picking up and delivering cargos, how it is going to be driving a bus ?? what you intend to do to don´t let that happen??

    Please SCS, i believe you read our comments and i know that you agree with many, or all, of this words. Try to apply your efforts to try to reach what most of players want.

    Congratulations for the good work but let´s try to make it even better.

    Cheers
    JP

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  11. Hello

    PLEASE the small road
    like that scania driving simulator.

    the LED should be lit in daylight

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  12. Awesome! Gonna buy it, as always I'm gonna support SCS. I'm expecting some different environment in the next DLC like south or very north Europe ;)

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    1. Stop wasting time on DLC go help the guys working on american truck sim or the touringcar simulator or world of truck etc etc... And release that stuff in 2014 so we can have ETS3 in 2015 :D

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  13. SCS continue work with american truck sim, and coach bus simulator .
    And continue work with new truks...
    Cheers !
    ROMANIA LOVE YOU SCS !

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  14. If you guys are gonna release another DLC for the game, can it please be north Europe with Sweden, Norway, Finland etc... Try to at least get more of the north part of Europe in the game.

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    1. Please add in future upgrades new trucks.. ( new volvo, mercedes, daf ).
      with many trucks game wil be less boring.
      THX SCS FOR ALL !
      love you !

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    2. You don't have to wait! The Scandinavia map is just released! It's DLC worthy if you look at the quality. You can find it on http://www.promods.net/

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    3. Frankly I don't trust promods. They missed something as basic as the currency symbols in that mod, makes you wonder what else they missed that could be a whole lot worse.

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    4. Did you try it? No you didn't.

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    5. I tried it. After seeing such a basic error I removed it. Simply not worth the risk.

      I may monitor the bug reports for a week or two and then reassess. But as it stands, it doesn't fill me with confidence.

      We all make mistakes from time to time, and maybe that is there one and only error. But I highly doubt it.

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    6. Well if you did try it you must be blind as we provide the Scandinavian currencies as an additional Add-on module in our download section.

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    7. Promods has made the best mod ever to come out to this game, I've had 0 issues, crashes or anything. Well, there are bugs ofc, I just found one a second ago but nothing that breaks the game or threatens your Profile, and if you are worried, do what I do everytime I install a mod, backup, I now have a modfree level 28 or something Profile so if I end up corrupting my Profile I wont have to start over. :) In Kolding (DK), the LKV loading area I hit invisible things while truning around to get in to position to back up... xD but thats for the Promods forum.. :P

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  15. i have a another improving on it
    scs can you make weighing station on the bustation to or something like that

    then you can weighing you truck

    good luck white the dlc

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  16. I would like to see a more complex economy, where companies offer you a contract to deliver a set amount of trees etc, in a certain time.....this would make it so much more challenging applying your best trucks and drivers to a difficult contract.....simulator itself is brill, I am a Hgv driver and I like the physics, I agree with others here I live in the UK and your drops can be a nightmare at time, with tight roads and docking points....

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  17. Not that I'm complaining or anything, but may I ask what criteria you were using when selecting those "selected testers" for testing the DLC?

    I am Hungarian, member of the internal beta testing group, with a relatively active membership (that is, dozens of bug reports) under my belt. Based on this, I would think that my "services" would be useful for testing a DLC including parts of Hungary, but it seems my assumption was wrong.

    That said, I hope that the DLC will indeed provide the quality that Piotrek describes above, but I hope that the same level of polish and detail will go for the Hungarian sections as well, even if no Hungarian testers took part in the QA process.

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  18. New VOLVO will be in this DLC ?

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  19. PLEASE DAF XF EURO6!

    PLEASE DAF XF EURO6!

    PLEASE DAF XF EURO6!

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    1. Yes! Yes! Yes!

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    2. водитель грузовикаAugust 16, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      Да! Мне также нравятся новые DAF.

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  20. I know a polish guy named Piotrek from the Might&Magic: Heroes Kingdoms game. I wonder if it's the same guy. :)

    Anyway, with a few english-written mistakes, his post is interesting and I can't wait to play the DLC. ;)

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  21. I like there are more challengeing roads but we do need traffic jams sometimes and more traffic on the roads.

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  22. blah blah blahhhh, what about Canada, united states, and mexico (the area that was forgotten in haulin)

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    1. Those arent in europe. Its Euro Truck sim not America , Mexican and canada Truck driving sim.

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    2. Don't worry mate, When American Truck Simulator comes out all the Europeans will be begging for European cities to be added.

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    3. Of course we will. After all we wont be buying that game at all right? Thats a very big assumption right there lol. Why would we want european countries on an american map. Thats just dumb.

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  23. Thank you for this map expansion. A lot of players we like to explore and drive new areas. I think it would interesanteir adding new areas as DLC like the rest of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, etc..
    Give use bus stations with specific vehicles for this purpose would be a good idea.
    The important thing is that our dear ETS grow. Thank you very much again to the computer. Cheers.

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  24. I love that map expansion. Beautiful landscape scs!!

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  25. when comes new volvo in the game

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  26. scs you make a great job well done

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  27. - Snow?
    - Ice on the road?
    and
    stops to eat ?

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  28. So, maybe little part of Russia roads will come to the game?
    I hardly belive, that polish roads are worse than russian! =)))

    Thank you, SCS for your great work! Hoping for new Daf truck!

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  29. Please put a brake sound more realistic

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  30. New Patch 1.4.12

    Improved resistance to some kinds of mod conflicts
    Added g_prefab_replace command simplifying rename of prefabs.
    Fixed issues with advisor after teleport.
    Fixed several possible instabilities.
    Fixed positioning of some company trailers
    http://www.eurotrucksimulator2.com/update.php

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  31. Add Bydgoszcz in Poland, great area without cities around please

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  32. B doubles and road trains, Macks, Kenworths and Western Stars.. thats all im waiting for

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    1. Wide loads, long loads, heavy loads, with police escorts..

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    2. We do not have road trains in europe, or western star, macks or kenworths trucks

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    3. Europe is the diet-coke of Trucking.

      Small trucks, small weight single trailers, synchromesh gearboxes (or in most cases automatic transmission)..

      If you can tow a caravan they probably give you a truck license.

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  33. scs please make the game more realistic - some emergency vehicle in the traffic and some used truck ( why not ? - some old model ) on the dealer ( who start a bussines directly with a new truck? over 90% of persons starts with a "second hand" truck because is cheaper ) , make something like 18 WoS .... and please make the AI driving good - on the highway the AI driving with 50 km/h with limit at 90 km/h....

    thanks

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  34. Will this DLC pack be available free of charge?

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    1. No the DLC is a chargeable addon for around 10Euro's I think is what SCS mentioned before for the estimated price

      M@x

      TSGmods.com

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  35. scs add the combo in the game ...

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  36. Hey! SCS! how about country roads? those ones destroyed with holes and those things! that would be awesome! dirt ways with water and things like those ,Would be awesome to test the truck suspension and not see the same highways always...!

    Hope you took the recommendation!

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    1. Im affraid that their engine is not ready for that. It is not like GTA 4 engine :( I really hope they will make that possible in ETS 3

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  37. to be honest i just same shit...cities are the same roads are the same...east,west and north erupe have same roads hahahha...game became borning so fast..SCS u have to give a big thanks to guys who making mods..because without them game would be great for few hours...make game more chaleging...map is already big and boring give to the game some feautures like crash efect on trucks...tight spot for loading or unloading..fix stupid traffic etc.etc

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    1. ... Did you even like the game in the first place...

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  38. Dear SCS... My name is Stavros and im from GREECE.. I hope you will see my recomment because i have some questions for you. As i said im from Greece and in the forum i saw that you made this dlc. Can you make my country???? Because here we have lots of poeple who playing this game and we love it...

    I hope you will spend a little for your time to see my recommentation and think about it!!!!

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  39. CUANDO SERA POSIBLE ADQUIRIR CAMIONES AMERICANOS PARA RECORRER LAS RUTAS EUROPEAS, INCLUSO DISFRUTAR DE LA SERIE T DE SCANIA O LOS VOLVOS CON MORROS LOS NUEVOS IVECOS Y YA PUESTOS MAS OPCIONES DE MEJORAS, ESO SI DECIR QUE GUSTA MUCHO EL JUEGO Y YO LO DISFRUTO CADA DIA, GRACIAS AMIGOS

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  40. Dear SCS... I'm from Portugal and I simply don't understand why ET2 doesn't have my country, I hope that you introduce once again at least in ET3.
    I love your game, but I would like to see some more little, tyde and full of holes roads. furthermore I wonder why don't we have some sport cars in the road? what's happens to Ferraris or audi r8? All they gone? What's the matter with the police? doesn't have a single patrol car? Do they obligated to sell all the patrol cars in order to buy some radars? :)
    As someone mencioned before, I also would like to have something like contract service, and second hand trucks or trailers.
    One last recomendations that I didn't see anybody mention that. Why all vehicules don't turn their wheels in the corners?
    I hope I could help you with my intervention. GO SCS!

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    1. +1 I don't care about the sports cars but I totally agree 'bout the contracts, 2nd hand truck-dealers and our own trailers! that would be awesome! I'm not a game programmer or any kind of developer so my knowledge abouth this is almost zero, but I wonder how difficult is it to "copy and paste" some parts/features (mentioned above) from, for example, 18WOS? guys tell me your opinion 'bout that ;) Cheers and keep it truckin'

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    2. In general - yes, there is something which could be called "copy and paste" for non-developer. And it's often used - even if you have almost zero knowledge, you know you can write a library useful for different projects. And it's possible with bigger parts of software too. But in case of ETS2: it's so different to 18WoS that it's obvious it would be much, much easier to develop these things from scratch, I even believe it's almost impossible to take them from 18WoS and rewrite/remake them for ETS2.

      To be honest, I miss these features in ETS2 too. I love ETS2, I admire the work SCS done and I'll totally buy Going East and any of their future games. On the other hand, Across America, Pedal to the Metal or American Long Haul were much more entertaining thanks to those features, and many others. I believe it's even big question for SCS on every new project, if it should be more game or more focused on simulation or something else. Even if they are bigger company now, they are still pretty small company, they surely can't develop perfect game where you can decide if you wanna more entertainment or more simulation. It must be about compromises, still after years. They spent unbelievable amount of time, money and human resources on better simulation, physics, truck models, sound recording; many many things which looked like toys in WoS are almost fantastic in ETS2. No wonder they didn't had all those resources for giving us some of entertaining elements we loved in WoS. I believe one day, they bring us perfect piece of software which will be both perfect entertainment and perfect simulator, but until that time, we should be glad for that what was possible to develop.

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    3. I was just curious about that...however you're right, it's a fantastic game and I'm absolutely going to buy the DLC, there are no problems in spendig 10 euros when bigger companies such EA (and many others) "pretend" much more money...so...this is just what I think ;) lookin' forward to September

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    4. 100% agree on what you wrote Portugal guy :)

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  41. 9 euro? Never mind i will download tsm map ;)

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  42. Ale będzie JAZDA!!!!!!!!!

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  43. what about doin an irish/northern ireland map? im sure alot of people would like that!

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  44. 9-10 евро? Думаю, найти можно. Главное - чтобы и в Steam было. Кстати, подобные дороги и в Украине/России, так что... посетители из западной Европы могли бы познакомиться с этими "дикими", возможно, по их мнению, местами.
    Удачи вам))

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  45. Great message from the beloved fan/tester... I hope the next dlc (after "Going East") adds more to Italy and Introduces some new countries like Spain and Russia etc :)... And if SCS got into contact with the makers of Scandinavian ProMod and implemented their map (which has been in the works for 1 year) into ETS2 fully supported, that would be wonderful !

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  46. In real life, truck have a one device called tachograph. Why the hell in ETS, in 'real' simulation of trucks driving, we don't have it? You can drive in ETS world 12 hours without fine? Another problem, where is police cars? Where is AI car accidents? In first part, 18 WoS we had some some suprises on the road, closed road caused by accidents. On this time, we have only driving, cargo delivering, big map, great trucks models... and that's all. we miss about some surprises on the road :)

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    1. I totally agree with you, that's what it takes to make more real this Simulator ... hopefully in the next dlc...

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  47. Wow WTF all that waiting and still no new Volvo FH16 2013...Really SCS?

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  48. I love poland, I love the fact that they are expanding the map in that direction, but after that will be done it would be a nice idea to expand it through whole europe, I mean the game is called euro truck simulator (2) but they could expand to spain/portugal, scandinavia, russia and turkey. I understand that would be a lot of work and would take a lot of time but in a few years time they could probably do that, don't they?

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    1. Turkey? Only 3% of Turkey are in Europe.
      Even Kazakhstan have more, 12% :]

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    2. I don't know what you know about logistics but Turkish Companies are the biggest and best European Logistic Companies...

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    3. You should buy a map, Russia and Turkey are in Asia for the biggest part.

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    4. It would be much more interesting to have Turkey in game than much West Europe. But I hope for both, it would be nice to have almost whole Europe on the game, so the name can really be EURO truck simulator.

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  49. Wow, amazing work! Really looking forward to its release! I really hope seeing Northern Europe in a future DLC.
    Also, I have read that quite a large number of people think the game is getting boring. This is absolutely not true! I love ETS as much as I did back in October last year.

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  50. New records... the most patch in a game

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  51. Very good congratulations in Brazil are expected in this DLC

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  52. Nothing special, just old Europe. I think, scs, you should work hard on cutten terible skybox.

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  53. We want a new game, bus game would, please SCS.

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  54. Bus Driver 2 would be a great hit! Other bus similators don't come close to the old one, not to mention if you use part from ets 2 how good it would be!!

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    1. There will be Euro Coach Simulator, most probably based on ETS2. But you're right, I would love a game focused on city buses rather than coaches. Well, there are thousands ways where SCS go and they can't fullfil all wishes at the same time. I only hope there will be direct successor of Bus Driver one day. Of course, what I wrote does not mean I'm not looking forward for ECS.

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    2. If you want a good city bus sim, get OMSI. Graphic wise it's not spectacular, but nevertheless it's the best bus sim out there. The game itself only has 1 map (plus one tiny tutoral map) but there are tons of free user made maps (both real and fictional, buses etc.

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    3. OMSI is crap. I want DRIVE a bus, have choice tens of routes, several bus models, etc. instead of clicking miliard of button only for start engine.

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    4. You clearly haven't played OMSI. You only need 2 keys to start the engine; E to turn on the electronics and M to start the engine.

      You sure you're not confused with another bus simulator?

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  55. Great another map for Euro Van Arcade.

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  56. i think that this the best and very informative platform for beginners.
    jailbreakme

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  57. "If you are not from Poland, you must know that Polish roads are really specific. Most of main roads are tight, narrow and going through hundreds of towns and cities. What is more, the condition of them is rather bad. On the other hand, many of them are now under renovation or reconstruction."

    Roads here in poland are tragic in many many places. But it is not even possible for ETS2 engine to put true feelings of that roads :) It would need technology from GTA 4 where roads have holes, bumbs etc. I really miss that in ETS 2 :( As for tragic polish roads it would be fun to see how suspension works on them and it would also need engine to be able to transfer bad conditions into suspension of a truck so more maintenance would be needed after long visit in poland :)

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    1. Finally someone reasonable understand that ETS2 engine / current technology / world editing system is not capable of potholes and bumps and these things, it would need to develop another technology. (Everything what's possible now is some prefab with hole, and that's good solution for Extreme Trucker or maybe STDS, but not for ETS2 world.) I believe one day we can count with that, but I'm also almost sure it will be not in ETS2.

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    2. The trucks driving physics are easily good enough for any road condition. The AI is the problem, because they aren't really driving and the AI has to be rewritten to behave natural on crappy roads.

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  58. This game is absolutely fantastic. This DLC mean for me an each other polish trucker a lot. I think that ETS2 have potencial and should evolve for a long time. I think that something like personal PACK for example could be a great stuff in next DLC's. It's could be contain maybe something like accessories, maps, pennants, scarves or souvenirs from different cities. SCS team think about that. :)

    Cheers from POLAND

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  59. SCS should learn with MOdders how to make a challenge map...Europe rebuilding and PRO MODS is crazy far the best map out there. SCS map looks the same everywhere, we know every country have big differences, so why prefabs is the same? anyway i will buy that DLC just to help them.

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  60. Nice work SCS. Now I'm looking forward to Impressions from the New Volvo FH.

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  61. I really hope this blog won't die (again). For example the 1.4.12 patch is out and it isn't even mentioned on this blog?!?

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  62. Will the dlc be available on steam so it can be bought with paysafe cards? Because I don't have acces to credit cards and I believe lots of other people have the same 'problem'.

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  63. I hope the roads are like that:
    http://www.cycletourer.co.uk/cycletouring/cycleimages/Polishroad.jpg

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  64. i wonder if they would print this letter if the writer was not as nice about the content
    to me it is not worth buying just an extension to the map without more play options

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  65. SCS, any news on the new models of the tractors (trucks), like the Volvo FH you showed being modeled ? Looking forward to the DLC tho. :)

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    1. At the end of the year.

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  66. Please LZV !

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/29/Alle_Varianten_LZV.jpg/300px-Alle_Varianten_LZV.jpg

    http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/8678188/1024/pc-tekeningen/Coop-concept-lzv.gif

    http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/8656380/1024/pc-tekeningen/Coop-LZV.gif

    http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/8678190/1024/pc-tekeningen/Coop-truck-wipkar-LZV.gif

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  67. I look forward to DLC! Sure I buy, but I'd appreciate if you would have a new truck models, such as euro6 VOLVO FH , or DAF XF!

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  68. We all want our 2013 models! Mercedes, Daf, Volvo, Man

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  69. http://ets2-polska.blogspot.de/

    Look at this, it's really on antoher Level, than SCS's. Sorry SCS.

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    1. Another level... yes you are right, it is a crap of shit.

      I think you should create your own game, instead use the others hard work.

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  70. Dont care any new models and countries, not priorite numper one! Game needs seriously some challenge. Game changing stuff it's just too easy and boring now. Competing company, your drivers some times can ruin their mission et cetera. Not have playing months and maybe even gonna play because I think there is gonna happen any radical changes to been better, maybe next game.

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    1. You are right to be more of a challenge in the game to not be boring. These two things help! Multiplayer or diverse assemblies, such as bogies and tandem. But we know that it will not be just because of the SCS requires more time.

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  71. I think you guys should beautify the cities instead of giving us new ones which look like clones of the other cities. Not hating on SCS, but just a little suggestion :)

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  72. Trailers Pack


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY4NC2_0D1o

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  73. That really sounds great. I hope it will be released soon.
    BTW What's going on with Euro Coach Simulator. There hasn't been any information since the beginning of 2013. Are you working on it or is the project frozen?

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  74. Volvo FH2013 "NEW" v 2.0

    http://dfiles.ru/files/u6a8vrxwv

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  75. Why is this shit even called a "blog", there is maybe 2 updates in one month, I like SCS and all there amazing job but c'mon, show us more of upcoming stuffs and what u are working with atm!

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    1. +1 SCS is getting stupid with there silly posts and waste of time ideas. The DLC is a huge waste since they can't even fix the bugs properly in the normal version of ETS2 also the game play just sucks, they should be improving game play, company control, contacts, trailers, better control of staff, Stock market, COMPETITION.

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  76. What bugs? I have yet to encounter any serious bugs...

    But then again, I don't rape the game with a bazillion mods, only one for the Mercedes logo's and one for trailer textures.

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  77. This game is being better every day!
    Can you please put more cities in Italy (my country ^^')?

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  78. Scs software excuse me , is it an -Euro- truck simulator ?
    Well , then it look like an incomplete simulator game about the map of all euro-nations as game title and start base point .
    In addition another field to improve it would be the "IA" about traffic system and on the roads events .
    Another point , i think the road in some points on sun reflections effects results too many dazzling .
    Anyway as a first point , i wanted to say the european roads map of each european nation as a euro truck simulator based title and base point of start .

    Greetings .

    Daniel .

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    1. Perhaps but I think "UK and Czech Republic and Germany and France and Poland and Netherlands and Belgium and Italy and Luxembourg and Switzerland and Austria Truck Simulator" may have been too long for a title

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