Friday, October 18, 2013

Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Trucking Handbook

We are extremely happy that more and more people are registering on the World of Trucks website and exploring the features of the latest 1.6 Patch along with it!

Switching gears a little: We have come across such a wonderful creation - Trucking Handbook. The video covers many of Euro Truck Simulator 2 features in depth, we always wished we had something like this! Now this wish has come true, thanks to XboxAhoy.

It features so many topics, including: Trailer Handling, City Traffic Driving, Motorway and Local Roads Driving, Speed Limits, Mirror Usage, Rules of the Roads and difference of driving trucks between UK and Europe, Various road Hazards, After-crash Recovery, and much more.

In a word, its a perfect introduction video to the Euro Truck Simulator 2 universe. We are hoping you will enjoy watching it, just as we did!


133 comments:

  1. I thought You will release new FH today or post some pics with info about it :(

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    1. *COUGH* Volvo!! *COUGH*

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    2. As stated on numerous occasions (would help to read through the other comments), it's slated for the 1.7 release around Halloween (complete with Halloween skin).

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    3. Oh god!
      http://www.iepieleaks.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/069_Interior_FH_dashboard_high_rel8.jpg
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  2. WHERE NEW VOLVO FH16???????

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  3. This is just taking the jimmy. Where is the new volvo!!! Atleast we can see some photo's! We have waited for ages to see something. I know I may sound a bit of a... but we have waited so long!! :(

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    1. Fazer why be anonymous, you scared XD, but yh it's been ages, if not release it than it at least a lot of images

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  4. It seems to me that Volvo will be released tomorrow. The first anniversary of the ETS 2 Sorry for my bad english. Google Translator

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    1. I hope it will be here tomorrow. I am a huge Volvo fan.

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    2. I'm volvo fan too. My dad driving new volvo and I want to driving it too.

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    3. Unless they get everything finished early, don't hold your breath.

      1.7 and new Volvo is slated for Halloween release... fingers crossed.

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  5. this game is what many gamers were waiting for, but in my opinion is not perfect, quite far from a "simulator":
    I would love season's cycling, along with more fog where usual, ice on the road in winter, snow&snowstorms, windy wheater, mild rain & stormy rain, heatwave on summer (all reflecting in driver's visualisation & safety driving)
    I would love the new Scania , also the iminent Volvo.
    I would love to continue resolving bugs, prettifying the objects/decors, terrains&roads, and others.
    I would love to improve/refine the keyboard (& mouse) control, to be much easier& natural to play with keyboard (like nfs most wanted 2005).
    I hate MODS for everything, (made by one & another), so pls refine trucks physics, lights & horns, also the interiors textures to be the BEST, not needing MODS for these anymore.
    Please continue with 2 important ADDONS: go north (scandinavic) and another with France, Italy, Spain.
    Please include more trailers, especially double trailers, and some new companies. Also we want other logos for the company, or to could adding our logos.
    More pedestrians , especially in the cities, on "critical hours".
    The AI is for now very "dummy", pls refine it all, if i want or make the mistake to cross on red, the AI must see that and stop, if they could. Also with the overcomes, these are rare, and even then, could not anticipate the danger(overcomes in curves), or react accordingly when they see me.
    And we want more bikes (at least in the city), motorcycles, cars, minibuses, buses, (tractors on landroads) types, in the AI.
    and the list could go on..
    When all these(at least) would be found in your game, than I call it a real & fantastic simulator.

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    1. You started good, you said it isn't a real simulator, I could argue with that, but let's say you are right. Than you ask for improvement in keyboard - mouse control? To be more like NFS? Need for speed was and will be an arcade game, not even close to simulator. ETS 2 is more simulator than NFS. If you want to be simulator, get a wheel, than you will feel the simulating part. If you are gonna play it with keyboard than don't ask for it. You can't drive a real truck with keyboard and mouse.

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    2. my mistake if i said "nfs style" , i only wish to can drive a little bit fluent with keyboard too (anyway now it is far better than at the beginning, but maybe is place for more, that was the idea). I own a Logitech G27 . But now for ex , i am in vacation at my parents, and here ... without weel, is harder to play.

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    3. I don't know of any games that are fluent with a keyboard, due to the nature of keyboard and the lack of analog sensitivity.

      Remember, SCS are a small Indie gaming company. They don't have the resources of larger companies.
      As Pavel has said himself, the like of EA probably have more people on one component of a game than they have in total. What they have achieved with their resources is unbelievable.
      Maps and detailing maps is a slow process, so those will be slower. It took them about a year for what you see in Going East alone.

      Mods are the heart of the game. It adds extra gameplay that SCS simply can't keep up with. Let SCS concentrate on the core of the game, and mods adds to the experience.

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    4. I am the autor of initial post, and i'm NOT agree with : "Mods are the heart of the game. It adds extra gameplay that SCS simply can't keep up with. Let SCS concentrate on the core of the game, and mods adds to the experience."

      Do you know why? Because i woudn't pay for half a game, and then need to search, copy MODS for anything, including realistic psysics, engine sounds, brake sounds, horns, realistic lights, interiors...and so on.. And that with every new version of the game, because MODS aren't backward compatible. Often MODS give game-crash, or refuse to launch, only God knows why.
      I accept through a MOD another truck, but not all the detailes that integrates in the core of the game. These detailes make the difference beetween an unfinished game and a great one.
      The game lacks quite seriously in AI (more types of vehicles, and more traffic at certain hours...), pedestrians, decors, if I must search MODS for that, than what job did SCS made? To build an "empty" space where the player must bring almost anything ?

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    5. then I must be God, because I am able to unlock, unpack and repair all broken mods,
      but honestly: repair something is only simple text-file editing... and god gave us the brain to do that...

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    6. Hey, if you want a proper "simulator", do you by any chance have a spare $45000 lying around? Because that's what one will set you back:
      http://www.cxcsimulations.com/products/motion-pro/

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    7. @Anonymous October 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM
      Could please explain me how to fix broken/incompatible MODS?
      I used to have 2 fantastic MODS called "Scania Board Computer 2.0" and "Volvo Board Computer 2.0) with a lot of infos into them. I could use 'em in the 1.5.2 version but now I can't with the 1.6 an 1.6.1 version. Maybe it's because the new versions bring a new display in the board computers linked to the real fuel consumption? I'd really appreciate an answer. Hope my English was clear enough for you guys to understand ;) cheers and keep it truckin'

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    8. Real American trucker's are lucky if they can get forty-five cents per mile profit on any given load, how much of a simulator you looking for? One where you won't average forty plus Euro's a mile per load?

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  6. http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-EUROTS2/euro-truck-simulator-2 ETS 2 at £5 for 2 days only.

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  7. SCS,please answer us.It's not really hard to answer this.When does new Volvo FH come up?

    Edit : Nice Video thanks for sharing :D

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    1. The new Volvo should be out by Halloween (fingers crossed) in the 1.7 update.

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    2. Hehe you must be tired of typing that all the time, seems some people cant read :P

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    3. What date is that

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    4. Oct. 31 maybe??

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  8. .....and I forgot about another important addition, that would give a realistic view to the game: ambulance, "fire extinct vehicles", and of course, police car patrules , on the main roads, and there where are the radars installed. And please rethink the fines when i cross on red, in reality i receive a fine, just when the police is in proximity, or there is a radar installed, not every time. When a make a collision with another vehicle, yes, than it is ok everytime.

    Also, the cities included in the addon, are fine detailed, while some of the old cities , lacks in your attention for the detailes.

    And i would love a little bit BIGGER cities(where i am alloud to drive), not just 6-8 roads, with Resting place, Truck dealer, Garage, and Service. Also, bigger cities could have more than 3 (or 4) trading companies (maybe 5 in the inner city, and another 1-2 in the proximity).

    The highway entrance in the game, are quite all the same, there are just 4 or 5 different designs, if i saw good, please make some more, even 2 new designs.

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    1. Slow down... Slow. The. F**k. Down! First and foremost, the priority should be the new Volvo. Then, and only then should SCS start its next task of bringing about world peace, then once they have achieved this then they can start looking at your list and not before!!! :P

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    2. Palev talked some things about police and so on in the let'sPlay inter4view, Those things like police and so on should be possible with the new AI, the new AI comes hopefully with the 1.7 soon, as a first step in that direction.

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  10. Dear SCS Software,

    I am actually not writing you regarding the trucking handbook presented in this post, but be that as it may. According to my interpretation of your post "World of Trucks v0.01" the features named in the latter are only available for players registered at World of Trucks, although for the first three of them a World of Trucks account should actually not be necessary. I have been programming smaller applications for quite a while, so I know what I am talking about. As I have not updated my copy of ETS2 to version 1.6 yet (And I will not until you provide me with more detailed information on your World of Trucks plans. You have been writing a lot about many interesting things, but more or less everything I know about your concept is that "there are some more little surprises coming". But if it is about such crucial developments as World of Trucks and how it is intended to change the way I am playing ETS2 (or not), I am definitely not fond of surprises. Please do not misunderstand that: I appreciate the fact that you are writing this blog for your fans and I do not dislike surprises in principle. I can understand that you do not want everybody to know about everything you are trying out immediately. But I would really like to know what your approximate goal is), I cannot be sure about my initial assumption. This is why I would appreciate if someone could tell me whether I was right or not. And if I were right, I would like to ask you to separate any possible ETS2 features from the World of Trucks online-service and not to offer the latter as a requirement for the activation of certain offline-features. That cannot be very hard to implement if it already works via World of Trucks, can it?

    Thank you.

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    1. You need 1.6 if you want to use World of Trucks, but you don't need World of Trucks to use 1.6.
      The goal is simple, World of Trucks is an option online addition to expand the truck sim experience.
      There are going to be some options that is going to have to require you to have a WoT account (personalized avatars and license plate).

      If you don't like it, don't have to sign up.

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    2. Are you sure you really got my point? I am not. And I am also not as uninformed as you might think (It might be due to my misinterpretation, but your reply sounds a bit condescending). I will try to express things differently: "There are going to be some options that is going to have to require you to have a WoT account (personalized avatars and license plate)." I do not think that personalized avatars and licence plates necessarily need to require a World of Trucks account. Such features could easily be implemented for offline-profiles as well. And that is exactly what I asked for.

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    3. If you do not sign up, you just do not get additional service of avatar and licence plates. Yes, they can be definitely done offline. E.g. via mod. Go try.

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    4. P.S.: If you only tried to answer my question: The latter actually only was whether "Custom license plates", "Game avatar" and / or "Photomode" require a World of Trucks account or not. So I already knew about most of what you wrote and felt a bit defamed.

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    5. @ Anonymous: I am not really fond of mods. And I do not necessarily need those features, it would just be quite nice. When I am writing SCS Software about this, it is rather about the principle behind.

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    6. Yes, they require (except Photomode which can make standard screenshots and save them to HD).

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    7. That was a helpful reply answering my question at last. Thanks!

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  11. Volvo truck will be released BEFORE the halloween. (1.7 update And yes there will be a 1.7 update) and de 1.8 update will include the new AI

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  12. OMG NO VOLVO????????????????????????

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    1. Shutup and be patient you whining twat. It's at most about 12 days away, probably less. So shut your whore mouth and wait.

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    2. "Shutup and be patient you whining t**t. It's at most about 12 days away, probably less. So shut your w***e mouth and wait."

      I have this picture in my mind of one of the SCS team typing this :D

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  13. Hello SCS,

    Great job so far on ETS 2. My only suggestion is to make clutch available for manual gearbox for players that play on mouse and keyboard. I am not an expert about gearboxes but I think that sequential gearbox (only manual gearbox available for keyboard) is too simple - You just click SHIFT and CTRL while pressing the gas pedal (unrealistic).

    Thanks for updates,

    Djole

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  14. any1 know whats diffrent when you buy "going east" DLC between nordic or not nordic.
    great job looking forward for the new volvo!

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  15. Dear SCS!

    I have an idea which is small, but can make the game more perfect.
    Please add a Cancel button to the Profile Editor.

    Thanks

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    1. It's called the "Esc" key and all keyboards have them :)

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  16. Komat, thanks for that fast fix with those photo uploads to WoTr. It works flawlessly now.

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  17. What If I told you all, he made this as a April's fool? ;D
    Can't wait to see more of WoT.

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  18. http://www.db-3.ru/sites/default/files/1378510_554352914633209_719609536_n.jpg

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  19. Dear SCS, after Volvo, please add the in game the M-B Antos http://www.trucklist.ru/media/print/35152/

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    1. какой же ты еблан

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    2. еблан у тебя в зеркале сынок.

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    3. Не позорьте страну...

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    4. he's a fool, nothing, from the site "gamamod.com", his nickname - "felix"

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    5. то есть, ты в моем зеркале?хуесос

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  20. guys ... what about just classic trucks and truck + normal trailer ...and funny is in game see, that is all cargo the weight !!! How is this possible ?? You must do more on that. More different cargo weight, trucks must do more job with heavy cargo and so one...so, please do something on cargo weight too !!

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    1. there are tons of heavy-cargo mods out there

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  21. I REALLY WANT VOLVO FH16 2013

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    1. are you able to imagine WHY the new Volvo has a Halloween-Skin?

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  22. I can't understand why everybody asks for the new volvo, because the new AI is much more important then the new Volvo... I hope they don't forget the new AI in the 1.7

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    1. too much important and AI, but much much important and new Volvo FH 2013!!

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  23. Update 1.6.1 released.... new volvo

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    1. New Volvo coming end of october!!

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    2. No. It features the new Volvo

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    3. No. Patch 1.6.1 haven't new volvo!!!

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    4. Remember, sure the new Volvo FH is coming, and will be the star of one of upcoming game updates during the Autumn.

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  24. Today Is A Holiday. Exactly one year release of the game ETS 2. Dance!

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  25. I want to know, what happened to "Double Trailers" in Euro Truck Simulator 2?? Every time the question is asked... we don't get a reply?!?!?!

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    1. http://forum.scssoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=36767

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  26. Repeatedly explained that the game was not designed for combined two trailers.

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  27. SCS please correct volvo wipers are very ugly

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  28. Happy B-Day Euro Truck Simulator 2!!! :)

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  29. я пишу вам впервые хотя в него я играю уже с год но не в этом дело мне хотелось бы вам сказать что это лучшая игра но много надо ещё сделать например увеличить игровой мир новые карты новые грузы новые миссии

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    1. hi can you translate this in English for us please

      and it ok that u apologize too we all understand

      my English is good from here

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    2. +1, с каждым патчем игра всё лучше и лучше. Хотелось бы новые грузовики (и старые тоже, volvo fh 12 и т.д), дороги все ровные аж не интересно как-то )) надо многое добавить и переработать и игра никогда не надоест...

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    3. heroic trucker: This is only a rough translation, (my Russian is VERY rusty!)
      I am writing to you for the first time even though I've been playing it for about a year but not in this case I would like to tell you that this is the best game but still much to do to increase the gaming world such as new maps new cargoes new missions

      2nd Post:
      +1, With every patch the game better and better. I would like new trucks (and old too, volvo fh 12, etc.), all of the road is not smooth as much fun somehow)) have a lot to add and revise the game and never get tired of ...

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    4. Олежка, ты еблан. Съеби отсюда, со своими гавно-идеями.

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  30. Congratulations SCS!
    Keep making good games, we are enjoying them, the new FH looks fantastic.

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    1. Where is new Volvo FH?

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  31. Hi.
    I downloaded version 1.6.1,but it could not be installed because I have windows 32-bit.
    Anybody have the same problem?
    Any good ideas how it can be fixed

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  32. SCS, can you add a button for default mirrors adjust please ?

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    1. its on right hand side of your main screen under cabin adjustments. you can adjust mirrors and lights.

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  33. 19.10 - 1st anniversary of ETS2 release and no info????? No news? No patch update? No new Volvo? MEGA FAIL!!! SCS ULTRA FAIL!!! You don't know how to celebrate and how use opportunity to promote your game. You should do something for your fans...

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    1. Don't you think there is a reason why they haven't posted anything, maybe they are working extra hard to bring the new volvo sooner as there is such a huge demand for it

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    2. it seems you are the only onbe without any info.... you muswt be the fail, all others know when the volvo comes.

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    3. Yeah, it will come when it's ready. Not some half-arsed piece of crap.

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    4. btw: If ETS2 has birthday, its ETS2 who should get present from you. What did you send?

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  34. Great vid, But reading these comments i mean ffs, its just a Volvo, there are 5/6 other manufacturers to bloody choose..

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  35. SCS should make a used trucks shop (lower price etc) ;)

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    1. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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  36. and should make a new DAF XF Euro6 than Volvo :)

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  37. Private servers (5-10 players) for ETS 2 would be great :)

    P.S. I know it's too much to ask for :)

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  38. Yeppy...

    http://piccy.info/view3/5306239/aac6c9199b1a3055d1b44a367c4edc9d/

    Best!

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    1. Where did you find it?

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    2. Photo from game testers. Test drive

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    3. Thanks for the answer, looks really good!, be sure to share them if you have more

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  39. please do side spoilers to the 3 driveshafted trucks. good work scs well done

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  40. I am somewhat disappointed that the video barely explains how to reverse a truck with a trailer attached. Reversing the trailer into position is one of the most enjoyable parts of the game and it's a pity to say that in this regard SCS's previous title Scania TDS supplies a more challenging and rewarding gameplay experience.
    Please add harder delivery jobs in your future patches! As it is the game gets boring quickly.

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  41. New Volvo FH16 750 model:

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7329/10360495115_9489eddb6a_c.jpg
    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2882/10388237896_188f448b76_z.jpg
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/10388233826_9a0971aba3_z.jpg
    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3736/10388203554_0ab96a517a_z.jpg

    Release date: October 31, Halloween.

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    1. October 31? any sources about that or just your prediction?

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    2. One of the tester is announced.

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  42. Graphics AA and AF very bad scs...

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  43. MAKE THEM MORE hired drivers 154 TOTAL TO MAKE ENOUGH TO ALL GARAGE!!

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  44. I'd rather have hired drivers that are actually on the road, even if that would mean less hired drivers. What's the use of even more divers that don't even exist?

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  45. What is October 31? Lots of October 25! How much can already be waiting for Volvo! Testers are already filled up the entire Internet screenshots. Developers, please let a Volvo already, please!

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    1. All speak 31 October - unless there is no foreseeable problems

      https://www.worldoftrucks.com/en/image_detail.php?id=0000000000005189&back=gallery.php%3Fi%3D15%26s%3Dr

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  46. I'll say one thing: from testers makes no sense. after them, players серавно find the bugs. I think that we should act differently and check your model truck developers, reviews taken from the number of players.)

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  47. I want to be a tester Volvo, give me that opportunity. And then people testers tantalizing new Volvos, it's not fair!! I'm tired of waiting another 10 days. This is absurd! Release Volvo already period!!

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  48. I must say that I find testers posting pics of the new Volvo absurd. If this is the case, one of the conditions of testing ANY new features should be not to leak them before the release date. Its just rubbing salt in the wound. If SCS feel like they themselves want to release information, then that's up to them. But to me it just feels like some of these people with the new truck are sticking their tongues out and giving us the two fingers!

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    1. The new Volvo does look f**king good though! :P

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    2. The thing is SCS allowed them to share pics as its close to the release but kinda annoying that scs haven't shared anything themselves.

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  49. Such an act of showing off the corner, teasing people - it's a pig to do! Close the house showing the truck and do not tease people. If this is a test, then spend it at home, and teasing people every day without information - so do pig ugly!
    What is a tester who every day to boast that he's cool. He's a pig, and you freaks SCS!
    Do not tease people and take away their shame communicating with us!
    I already do not care for your update! Goodbye....)))

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  50. Dear developers! You could make a real distance. 1:1, and not in the game 1:10, 1 km of 10 km a real game if you carry cargo there 1500km game, it really is 150 km. no fooling

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    1. +1000000 Yes I would also like a real distance but for now please scs give us option for real pay simulation. For example in Czech Republic pay for truck driver is 550 euros a month while in England 1300. We earn a lot in this game it's not real. I don't like it. Just add the option to have simulation of pay for those who want to earn like in the real life while those who don't want that, could play the game as it is. You made Hungary, just 400 kilometers more and you're in my country. Bring it on!!! :))) Greetings from Serbia, best game ever.

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    2. I forgot that pay is if you are not using your own truck. If you are using your truck than you can get 3000 euros a month, not more.

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  51. This is great! I can follow FH easily here! Thumbs up!

    -http://compunetcredit.com/

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