Monday, January 6, 2014

Paint Job Competition update

Happy New Year everybody!

We thank all of you who found the time and eagerness to participate in our Christmas and The New Year Paint Job Competition. On the World of Trucks Editor's Pick section you may see plenty of awesome truck paint artworks. Obviously we have quite a hard time to pick the best three, but the results will be announced shortly.

There is plenty of awesomeness coming your way in 2014. SCS team size has nearly doubled in size since the release of ETS2, and we plan to keep on growing this year to increase the pace of development. We are still learning to operate as a bigger company, but with the great opportunities on the horizon, with the grand vision of what our current simple truck sims could and should evolve into, we are taking the risk and throwing in all we have.

One of the most important topics for the beginning of the year is American Truck Simulator. Soon we would like to make a series of posts talking in depth about it. Please take note that the release date of "stage 1" of the project is still not settled, we still have work to do. Any release date you see published on the Internet is pure speculation coming from distributors or merchants.

Also with the fresh power gained during holidays the team is preparing Steam beta build 1.9 for Euro Truck Simulator 2. The most prominent features are reworked truck physics with improved truck-trailer stability and improved suspension behavior, and finally the new AI traffic code. Please bear with us, we are still in private beta testing and tuning mode.


119 comments:

  1. Good News THX.
    You guys are great :)

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    1. we need more tuning parts more than anything

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  2. nice Peterbilt interior !
    and all the details
    hope to continue also the "enrichment" in ETS2
    good luck

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  3. WoooW SCS Realy very good work !
    But you can more ...

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  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgVv2eZluQM

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    1. You Sir are cheap bitch! Your video has nothing to do with the context of that post, so please don't spam the blog, everyone that reads here already have ETS2 and knows how it looks and how to play it. That is very cheap way to get views in youtube. Thank you for your attention and....yes, fuck you too !

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    2. i dont have ETS2

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  5. Very Nice News!!!
    Happy New Year! and Goog Luck!!!

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  6. Good Luck SCS! 2014 will be your year :-)

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  7. GOOD LUCK!
    Can't wait till American Truck Sim will be released!

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  8. GREAT AS ALWAYS SCS!!!

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  9. Double trailers are coming? PLEASE SCS! <3

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  10. Can't wait American Truck Simulator. Thanks for the news SCS.

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    1. me 2! i hope they will release an early access beta before exams for college start.

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  11. When will you release 1.9 update? Why dont you giving any time interval?

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    1. Are you a blind or something? "Just read what it says! "Please bear with us, we are still in private beta testing and tuning mode." After this they will release 1.9 beta on steam and then they will release it to non-steam users.

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    2. we are waitin since 3 mont for this update

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    3. squirrel said in a video that they have worked 15 months re-writing the ai code.
      Just wait couple of weeks and the steam beta will come so make sure to activate your copy if you havent done so.

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    4. The reason they don't give a time is because they don't have one.

      They want to make sure it's bug free before release. No guarantee of a public beta, so don't be expecting it.

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  12. Can't wait for ETS 2 patch 1.9

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  13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEAmCL_3fn8

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  14. Nice picture. congratulations on the work!!!!!1

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  15. We want to KNOW what has changed in the AI....

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    1. your question is silly. Have you noticed how the ai turns in corners? have you ever noticed how they brake or change lane. All this has changed.

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    2. It's a complete rewrite. How the AI behaves has been rewritten and will be all new.

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  16. If you guys ever need an extra beta tester on Steam, I am always available and work from home so can put in plenty of hours.

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  17. Hi all and have a nice new year
    it´s good to see we will have improvements on AI traffic and trucks behavior.
    My question is: when will you change de difficulty on parking the traillers? it´s all so easy, so repetitive, everything looks the same, no matter if you are in italy, england, france.... place´s are all the same, a trlly copy past....
    I think this is one of the most urgent features to change. My oppinion of course.
    Cheers
    JP

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    1. yes sounds good.
      I like your oppinion.!!! Is so repetitive, everything loocks the same to parking the traillers.
      good ideea.

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    2. Not only parking. I often drive around city and ask myself, "Am I in Milan or Aberdeen" (two far away cities on base map), then I zoom out and see, that I'm in Poland. Patch 2.0 should remake cities and why not take time and release it on game's 2nd anniversary.

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  18. Happ New Year SCS ! Good Job .
    Double trailers are coming? on ETS2?
    What about somthing news with Euro Coach SImulator? buses il come in 1.9 Euro Truck simulator 2?
    CHeers SCS ANd good luck in 2014!

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  19. Good job scs ! egnore the kids on this who constantly beg for stuff and demand for things to be done within the space of a week

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  20. The improved suspension sounds really nice. Wish there's heavy traffic at certain points on the highway.

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    1. I wish if there were accidents or strikes or roads are closed and then you have to take different roads to go 2 where u want and also if there were police controls but i believe that will make it more of a need for speed game and not a simulator

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  21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQpeclOjeaY gameplay ets2

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    1. Please don't spam the comments - People already know what the gameplay looks like.

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  22. Ovviamente aspettiamo con ansia la patch 1.9 ma soprattutto, per il futuro, nuovi camion, nuovi veicoli ai, nuove aziende ubicate in nuovi edifici, con differenti sistemazioni di carico e parcheggio trailers... forse è chiedere troppo ma secondo me è indispensabile per rendere ancora di più entusiasmante questo fantastico silulatore!
    Un saluto a tutti dall'Italia! :D

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  23. ets 2 için lütfen kamyon yaması yaparmısınız

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  24. What about somthing news with Euro Coach SImulator? buses il come in 1.9 Euro Truck simulator 2?

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    1. I've been hearing about it for a while but I don't think it's a real game that's gonna come out, maybe it's just an experiment and who knows what they have done with it

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    2. maybe the will include Euro Coach Simulator as a DLC for ETS 2 on the patch 2.0

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    3. They are planning a "Bus Driver 2". I am sure it's in very early stages of planning as ETS2 updates as well as ATS are primary focus right now.

      Don't expect anything soon on it.

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  25. Nice job SCS Can you try to put out pictures every mouth or so thanks <3

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  26. Whynot to connect European map with America. Make one big game, simply add american map and trucks and put into very big DLC. It would be grat idea ;)

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  27. what happened to the blender tools? when will you release it?

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  28. Great News! Thank you SCS Software.

    _______________________________________

    American Truck Simulator Facebook Fan Page :

    https://www.facebook.com/americantrucksimulator1

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  29. Great work, as usual. Looking forward to all that comes from SCS.

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  30. Maybe a release date for Americain Truck Simulator ? :D PLEASE !

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  31. Hallo
    Danke für Die Info
    Ihr seid SUPER

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  32. So American Truck Simulator is your main project so does that mean that your working on Coach Simulator too but is a smaller project (as you may use map as ETS 2). Just give us news on Coach Simulator......... plz tell us

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    1. Coach Simulator would be a change of pace. ATS will be just like ETS, picking cargo

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    2. Not "would" will! There is one currently in development

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  33. i hope the update is not just going to be a steam release . whilst i know some people love steam there are as many others who hate it and refuse to use it

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    1. +1 Never surrender! Refuse!! Resist!!

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    2. +1

      By the way: I would really appreciate if you had the decency to invest a few minutes of programming in rectifying the World-of-Trucks-only-offline-features-issue that came along with version 1.6.
      Thank you very much.

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  34. I am so happy that you are finally going to release an american truck game. I remember when you made 18 wheels of steel games and I wanted a truck game set in europe. Now the tables have turned and we have many truck games set in Europe, so I am looking forward to an american truck game again. Thanks.

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  35. scs software make now the best game ever. now what i reading i love it!!!!!!!!. i cant wait to test version 1.9 of ets 2. and i cant wait for ats. keep the good work and good luck with ats project!!!

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  36. Will you be looking for Private computer user's to try the beta before release????

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    1. No private computing amateurs needed, leave the testing to the professionals.

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  37. OH. MY. GOD. Look at this fantastic picture :O awesome <3

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  38. So.. i guess no earlier access of ATS soon?...sad...

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  39. Please add the possibility to replay the game, see maneuvers "almost" accidents, overtaking and all the beauty of the landscapes seen by another camera. Sorry for the english (google translator).

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    1. Replay would be useful. Also add feature to save replay (try to compress video). But problem is, that ETS2 is open world driving game with no end and beginning - its difficult to find optimal part to record. 1 real-life minute or one trip or last 100km? Best would be manual recording begin and end (two different buttons) combinated with autosave of last x amount in y units (one different button to show auto recorded part).
      Scania Driving sim had a great example: record not as video, but as tracks of game elements, so you can move camera while reviewing it.
      I don't value direct uploading to YouTube (DiRT 3), better keep file on local disk in non-video format (Scania sample).

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  40. SCS Software, I would like to offer my services as a beta tester for ATS. I have a mid range and high end gaming laptop as well as a high end custom gaming desktop. I am a truck driver in the US and have driven a variety of trucks, including the 579.

    Also, do I spy a pre-pass/ez-pass transponder on the windshield? If so, awesome

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  41. Amazing. Can't wait for the American truck simulator and bus simulator. ♥

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  42. Is it possible to get a Freight Market filter , so you can select what kind of goods you wanna transport !?

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    1. +1
      For all job information, add filter instead of sorting

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  43. It's nice to hear we will be leaving the no-news American Truck Simulator desert. Here's hoping for a little Coach Sim news too. It would be nice to have a FAQ page started on both games.

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  44. Man I'm super exited for American Truck Simulator. If possible I would like to participate in a alpha test of the game. I've been a fan since the 18 wheels of steel series. Go SCS Software!

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  45. ----------------------------------------------------------

    When will be released SCS Blender Tools?!

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  46. First of all, for all of you a happy new year. Let's hope that 2014 will be a good year.
    And thanks for the info you are sharing.
    I am very curious for the new AI code. Cause that was one of the things I hated the most in ETS2. Also very excited for ATS. It has been way to long ago for a great american truck simulator.
    Please keep us updated :)

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  47. Will we ever see any improvement to the other side of the game were you manage your own company for me this is a big plus to the game just think it needs to go in to more depth with maybe contracts for companys and you telling your drivers what loads have to go were and so on dount no how hard it would be to implement in to this game that i love so much , would love to take a day of from driving and manage the company before getting back on the road again keep up the good work scs

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    1. I have idea making massive semi-multiplayer game based on ETS2. Not game, where fools are trolling pros, rather single player, but jobs come from other player and their companies are paying to you. You could make jobs for others too, but if you don't want, then you can hire AI or why not another player on contract to your company to make deliveries inside company. Maybe you didn't understand, here's sample:

      You are owner of company A, also you work as a driver (like original game). You can choose a job from other player's company B. Sadly you are already doing for your own company, so you choose human player 2, who is hired to your company (like AI driver in original game), is not delivering cargo and is. You send player 2 to company B to take delivery from there. Weirdly it takes him too much time, so you use real-time stream to see, why it takes so long. At same time, driver from company C takes job, that you are providing completes it, so you have to pay him. By the time player from C completes, you have completed your delivery and received some money from AI companys, who ordered that.
      Another idea, is that if you see good offer near you, but it would end by the time any of your driver can reach, then you can stop your delivery at nearby logistics center, that's not end center and look for a driver from worldwide market to take over. If new driver has completed delivery, you will get money for it, but you must pay double-price per kilometer to other driver. As example:
      You take 300 km delivery with 6000€ income, but you cancel it at 200 km. Other player takes over and completes it without damage and you will get 6000€. For each km driven you earned 6000/300=20€. Other player gets double 20*100*2=4000€. You got 6000€ from customer, so 6000-4000=2000, so you actually earn 2000€.

      Very long text, but I hope you understood.

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    2. just like 18 WoS haulin right??' that game have a option to choose the trailer company and driver to get a contract ...
      it will be a very nice proyect but it realize a new hole game...i think

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  48. Keep up the good work, SCS!

    I can't wait for the 1.9 patch! And ATS offcourse ;)

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  49. scs please with new patch 1.9 make navigator for magnum and premium we need this !!! thank you :)

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  50. Gran trabajo equipo SCS. Espero que sigan con nuevas actualizaciones del juego. Saludos desde Lima, Perú.

    Great job team SCS. I hope you continue with new game updates. Greetings from Lima, Peru

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  51. Just give us news on Coach Simulator......... plz tell us

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  52. Is that Peterbilt interior a hint at whats to come?

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  53. Looks good, although add head movement in the cab!! like how it was in UK and German truck simulator. dont know why it was taken away in ets 2

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  54. Please SCS team optimize your 3D interior models. Let me explain...in the new Volvo that was released a while ago there are polygons under the seats, also the backs of the seats are not seen from any camera angle. So there is no need to have these extra polygons in the model.

    Looking at the interior of this new Peterbilt I can see the lack of polygons on the door trim (and in the middle console section). The circular section of the door trim only has 10 edges. Why not take all the unseen polygons & add them to places like the door trim? You could easily double the edges & still reduce your poly count.

    Cheers Turtool

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  55. can you add double trailers

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    1. Why? It's not a Australia or Scandinavia.

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    2. They have doubles and even triples in the USA...
      Some states don't allow doubles/tripples though.

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    3. even in holland they drive triple trailers.... and double is not unussual either....We call them eco-combi, its 25,25 meters of "get the hack of my lane or ill push u". yes im a driver my self ;)

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  56. Happy new year too all at SCS and please keep up the good work. Will be waiting with much interest about your future projects.

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  57. What American Truck Simulator needs
    All truck models have a cup holder
    coffee!

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  58. Hello everybody?
    I want to know what is the maximum level we can reach in the game?
    i am on level 156 - 660.000 km :(

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    1. iam very close to you iam at 580.000

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  59. Its sad that there exists a American Truck Simulator 2014... Ive seen it in the gameshop. And it is rubbish even compared to ets1.

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    1. I guess they just made that with minimal effort and hope for idiots to buy their game instead of SCS's.
      To be honest, I was almost fooled as well. I thout it was some sort of pre-order thing, but when I googled it I saw some gameplay... And its absolutly aweful.

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  60. its not rubbish u idiot ETS1 was complete crap despite the 300,000 copies it sold.

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  61. Hello Guys Im Looking for Renault Premium 6x2 chassis mod !
    If you know Any good mod please ,give me a link
    Bad english xD

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  62. What i have seen of American Truck Simulator so far hasn't impressed me in making a leap forward in innovation the game needs to feel different than ets2 and go it's own way.

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  63. SCS please please please include properly functioning Jake brakes and proper 18 and 13 speed road rangers. this will really make the game realistic. thanks

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  64. That dash looks very 2 dimensional in places.

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  65. Thanks for the update! Can't wait to hear more progress on ATS! :) One of the very few games that will definitely be an instant buy for me!

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  66. I think there is no limit :)
    I'm level 180 now - 723.532

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    1. say what?
      what version of the game do u have?

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    2. and how many exp points?

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  67. I really wish the best for you this year, you are a great company! Looking much forwards for what's to come

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  68. I have one request.Can you please add short video with gameplay of American Truck Simulator ? Just to see the streets and the graphic.By the way you have done great job with Euro Truck Simulator 2 I can't wait to see the new DAF and the new Mercedes Actros. I wish you Happy and Successful New Year. :)

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  69. looks awesome...my brother drives truck here in america he will be glad
    to play this game.......thanks

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  70. please please scs
    on new patch new cities new roads in italy and france biggest map

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  71. hello everybody
    who knows what is the max level for the version 1.8.2.5?

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  72. BRAND NEW Scania 143m sound!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjem1GlpQ5w

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