Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rounding up the set!

We are happy to confirm that we now have the official approval to start building a new truck - Mercedes-Benz New Actros will be coming to Euro Truck Simulator 2!

Implementing a new truck model into the game is a time consuming adventure on the order of several months, so please be patient with us.

Once the New Actros is completed, we will have reached the dream scenario of having fully branded trucks from all seven major European truck manufacturers in our game. Frankly, four years ago when we started the first round of approaching truck companies, we were far from sure if we can ever reach this stage. From that point onwards, we would love to be able to keep up with model refreshes as well as take a look at alternate vehicle configurations, product lines, or specialized rigs.

There are now 3 trucks in various stages of completion under development for ETS2, but also 3 more truck models are under development at the same time for American Truck Simulator! (Well and then some coach buses too for yet another project). The vehicle team at SCS has grown to 4x the size it was two years ago, all thanks to never-ceasing support from our fans and customers. Some of you might dislike us spending time working on paint job packs for Steam, but in reality such work is not a distraction, it is buying us time to improve the game that was released on the market a year and a half ago, while also developing new projects in parallel.

As with most new truck models we are going to build, first we took a detailed look at the actual vehicle, kindly provided to us by Mercedes-Benz Czech Republic.

This is a short mini-documentary from the day when we recorded the engine sounds, took lots of detailed reference photos and measurments, and recorded hours of driving footage. You can see that Spring is here early this year including quick April weather swings from sun to rain and back. We were also troubled by crazy birds chirping all over the place and interfering with our attempts to record clean sounds. But we were all too excited to complain!

118 comments:

  1. It would still be nice to hear some news about American Truck sim! All you said was you were working on 3 trucks. What kind of trucks? When is the release date? How much will it be? There are still so many questions you guys are voiding out.

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    1. The new 3 trucks will be Mercedes-Benz MP4, Renault T and DAF XF Euro 6. (Look at their tweeter)

      It is hard to predict MAN TGX Euro 6 and a next expansion DLC that will come later...

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    2. As anonymous mentioned above the three trucks that SCS is referring too are the Actros MP4,Renault T and the DAF XF Euro 6. A truck needs about 6 months to be made before they give it to us. The introduced to us the Daf in November 2013 and it might come this month or in May.

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    3. I think, he was asking about new trucks for upcoming American Truck Simulator.

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    4. Yes. I think the part where he said "nice to hear some news about American Truck sim" right before asking about the three trucks might've been the clue he was referring to the three trucks being made for ATS and not ETS2.

      I am curious if SCS got licensing for the American trucks as they mentioned in a blog post here they were going to a certain American truck company (Kenworth) to have discussions with them.. aaaaand we never heard anymore about it. You'd think if they had a positive result they would have told us since they felt it news-worthy to tell us they were planning to go lol.

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    5. glad they finally got the license from Mercedes, now all we need is a new challenge to the game, some kind of gamplay like in 18 wheels of steel, across america, where you could choose to compete against 3 other companies to make your first million

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  2. Great news. I am glad to hear that MB came to their senses :-)

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  3. Second and congratulations! Thank you very much SCS for everything that you have done and developing!

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    1. good work as always SCS, maybe a quick investigation tough, the steam paint packs DLC, as not many of us seem truly inmterested in them, how about instead of the paints, you could maybe do your own style of tunig parts like the modders do like a set of lamps or bars, think some of us may be more eagre fro them, just a thought though.

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  4. Fantastic news SCS! I can't wait for the new trucks in ETS2, sounds awesome! Keep up the work that you guys have done so far. And don't worry about me, I'll have the patient to wait for the new trucks. :3

    Love from Norway. :)

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  5. GR8 NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Už se těším!!! Konečně bude v ETS2 MP4 a implementace průběžných modernizací, faceliftů atd. taky zní skvěle.

    Jen bych se chtěl zeptat, SCS, máte k dispozici více typů/modelů když nahráváte zvuk? Aby byly co nejpřesnější?

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    1. Zrejme nahrávajú len s jedným vozidlom. Nahrávať viac modelov by znamenalo o dosť vyššie náklady, pri minimálnej pridanej hodnote.

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  7. This game is like a good wine, the older it gets, the better it will be. Great work SCS!

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  8. Vaov! Very Good Job SCS Team and Thank you!

    Best,

    https://www.facebook.com/AmericanTruckSimulatorOne

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  9. Хорошая новость SCS

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    1. Хорошая новость SCS = Good news SCS

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  10. SCS, it's time to fix the rediculous highway exits, please! This ruins the entire realism of the game
    Vertalen

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  11. Now that you have all truck brands in game, maybe you could add trailer brands, that would be something unseen. Great job !

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  12. Awesome :D I was waiting for this MB Actros xD Can't wait to play it :)

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  13. Congratulations SCS to reach the goal! Beautiful work you guys are doing.

    But please SCS, do not cover the sounds as happened to the Scania V8. Apart from the exhaust sounds, it doesn't sound anything like a Scania V8 (though the I6 sounds great). People with basic sound setup will have poor quality sounds anyway, it doesn't seem to make sense adapting recorded sounds to match various sound setups.
    Hope it makes sense for you! Keep up the good work!

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  14. Now that you have all trucks what do you think about expansion map?
    Add the missing state, and complement the existing ones -
    Italy,France,Spain,Portugal,Slovenia,Croatia,Bosnia, Montenegro,Serbia,Macedonia,Greece,Scandinavia,Russia,Hungary,Romania,Bulgaria,Turkey,Ukraine,Belarus,Latvia,Estonia,Lithuania,Moldova...

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    1. what about Ireland

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    2. Now SCS has the brand, but howabout trucks? Is it only for the new MP3, or will there be any tweaks for the current Majestic Brand? Howabout those history models? Whatabout AI? Are there going to be MB logos in AI? Howabout Kamaz?

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  15. Great news, congratulations to you - and us! :)

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  16. About time mercedes gave a license away, sick of seeing majestic across :P

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  17. Congrats SCS! Finnaly no mods with bugs...
    I'm proud

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  18. And nothing about another DLC :( ....... - nice to bring new trucks but i will really like to remake all the junctions in the highways to look more realistic :)

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  19. Very cool news, I would like to know more about the ECS (Euro Coach Simulator)??

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  20. And the Mercedes will come after ... 1 year?

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    1. exact, we all know this...

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  21. Awesome guys , but i still want some more news about ATS . Please let us know how the progress is going in the next post :) Good luck !

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  22. MINIMUM 1 year...Don't expect it soon

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  23. So is it going to come with Mercedes instead of Mejestic? That's very good news.

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  24. :::::::::::::::::SCS - VAST AND EURO TRUCK SIMULATOR 2 EN TIME OF AMERICAN TRUCK SIMULATOR. :::::::::::::::::

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  25. Very well. The old fake branded model will be updated or simply replaced with the new one?

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    1. Well, they have gotten the lisence so, they are changing the Majestic into Mercedes and adding the new MP4 without replacing the old MP3...

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    2. All they said was they have "official approval to start building a new truck - Mercedes-Benz New Actros will be coming to Euro Truck Simulator 2".

      That doesn't mean they got "official approval" for the Mercedes currently in game, so it may very well remain as it is, as a 'Majestic'.

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  26. finaly. i wanted it but without modding.

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  27. Congratulations SCS! I waited so long for this to happen. Oh my God I will drive Mercedes trucks in the simulator. For me this is as close as possible to drive Mercedes trucks. Thank you SCS for fulfilling my dream. :) bolus(World of Trucks)

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  28. Thank you SCS, and thanks a whole bunch to the Mercedes-Benz management for being so kind!

    Don't forget to check out the Reddit Trucksim community to discuss this and other SCS news, trucking stuff and everything else that's trucking.

    reddit.trucksim.com

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    1. How can we ever thank Mercedes-Benz enough? Where can we donate?

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  29. since now you have license from mercedes maybe you should ask them for the official gearbox ranges and update them on the MP3 as well and do so some sound tuning as well, i don't want to hear that noisy vacuum cleaner inside the MP3

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  30. So... Will you just blandly change the Majestic logo to a MB logo without updating the model like you did with DAV/DAF or will you actually make a proper new model this time? (or atleast update it)

    And will you ever update the old models (driving a MAN is just aweful at the moment)

    What vehicles for ETS, ECS and ATS are you working on at the moment?

    Also, does this mean that the chances of getting Freightliner's license are bigger as well?

    Anyway, good news about MB, congratulations. Never been a big fan of MB, but that new truck looks absolutly amazing.

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  31. Great news scs, but don't forget to make a new expansion for ETS2! Also doing a combined paint job pack for those of us who don't have steam would also help commercially.

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  32. I have three suggestions:
    1. It can be hard to spot the places on the map where you haven't driven, for example in cities. Please make an option to locate them.
    2. Please make an option to reset mirrors.
    3. Please more tuning parts!!!
    That was all =)

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    1. also please include some highpipes for the new volvo

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  33. Please fix the physics, it seems to me you dumbed them down just in time for the big sale on Steam, now you made your money please go back to pre 1.9 physics.

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    1. I don't even understand why they felt the need to dumb the physics down. Even in the wet you could never lose control in this "simulator". Anyone who has found the physics realistic or difficult in ETS2 has never been near a truck, not even as a passenger.

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    2. Exactly, but at least before it was a little more realistic now they are teaching 1,000's of people who bought this game post 1.9 who think "Oh driving a truck is easy, it's just like a big car"
      More ignorant rude and clueless people on the road who shouldn't even be behind the wheel of a virtual truck.
      ROFL.

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  34. glad to hear scs but you are too slow at updates and dlc you cause people to lose intrest in your games

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  35. Wow! I never thought I'd live long enough to see them allow you to use the Mercedes-Benz brand ;)

    SCS, any chance that one of the new models is from Renault? I would love to see their new T-series trucks in the game :)

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  36. Nice can't wait.... I have a question can you please put the physics back to the way they was i have 500 hr into the game since the new upgrade i can hardly play because of the new physics..

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  37. finally mercedes is in our family...bravo scs keep going

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  38. That's awesome news but what about the default models? Will they get an upgrade too? Its not much work to add some fixes to them and it will make your game look even better!

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  39. some people complain SCS too slow to released the new things.
    SCS is not EA,Ubi soft,They are not Big and AAA company,have are over hundred people to Develop the game,they are small company

    I'm truck game fans since 2002 they released Hard Truck 18 Wheels of Steel series,every year scs released the new version 18 Wheels of Steel,and that time every fans would know the game 85% gameplay was same shit,but no one would care,because we know truck game is not big genus in the game world

    I just hope some casual fans need give the respect to SCS

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    1. I think SCS just doesn't really get it yet. They said they're making 9 models for 3 diffrent games. If theyd focus more they could make 9 models for 1 game. SCS doesnt get that more games = more money and more free updates = less money.
      I'm not a fan of the big companies being greedy, pushing out shit to make lots of money (EA). But I think SCS should offer less 'service' (that's the updates).
      ETS2 is old. It's got things that are behond fixing (highway entrances/exits, the economic model, the small cities, the lack of real challenges, etc...). So I don't get why theyre still paying attention to a game thats dead in the water already. Sure it's nice. I lie the new trucks and recently I fell in love with ETS 2 again. But let's be honest now, sales of ETS 2 are not going to increase because of the updates.
      If they make a new game now (ATS, ECS) they'll make money again and thus get more money and thus have more options to expand the company.

      SCS knows what to improve for future games, so they can make the future games better...
      Anyway, that's my basic economical point of view.

      But also, the truck simulator market has had a boom since ETS 2. It got way more attention from the mainstream game media (due to the graphics I guess), so I guess the demands concerning quality, gameplay, graphics and what not have risen.

      IDK, but I honestly think SCS could do a bit better, but more importantly, SCS should do what they did during the development for ETS 2: keep in touch with the community. Just look at blogpost from the pre-ETS2 era. SCS should do that with ATS too to keep fans and people who were waiting for an American truck sims since the beginning of the Euro-phase.

      That's just my 2 cents.

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  40. wow really again update for ETS2? why not more news about ATS stage 1 release..i was thinking end of 2014..but now i think mid 2015...you need to tell us more about ATS and its current state..i know that ETS2 is still your baby..but 2-3 posts about ATS wouldn't hurt..

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  41. We love you SCS <3

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  42. wohoo 3 new trucks. this is so amazing.
    can you say anything about new map dlcs?
    http://youtu.be/n6uEjlf1jbE

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  43. Trucks shouldn't take as long this time, as I understand it, apparently some people in the modeling community have spotted some ATS models that appear to be purchased from a certain 3D model company.

    Then they just have to spend a bit of time adapting them to ATS or ETS2 games.

    I think this will be the norm, in the future, for SCS, as they are starting to take on several projects at once, yet development team isn't growing proportionately for all these new projects.

    I don't think truck models/brand permission is finalised for ATS yet, or they would have mentioned it in this post rather than just mentioning "3 more truck models are under development at the same time for American Truck Simulator".

    If they don't get permission (which I dont think they will), they will take badges off and make them generic names.

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  44. But Seriously , is there people to buy your shitty painjob pack on steam ? And what would you do with only 2$ more ? You cannot do some extension map , which will be more popular ? I think most people are waiting for the completion of western-europe (Portugal , Spain , France , Italy)

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    1. You have a point. They never seem to have the right focus on what to do with ETS 2. Adding trucks is fine. But Its game play that needs Improving. They should be focusing on more things to do within the world. Truck drivers don't just drive from point A to point B. There needs to be more ways to deliver cargo. Also having trailers loaded and unloaded, Not just pressing T. Wait times while trailers are loaded/unloaded. Even a contract system. Stock Market, Other AI Companies to work against and beat for contracts. Better way of Hiring Drivers and Improving Garages. Being able to communicate with your drivers. More Interactive Game play.

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    2. You mean SCS can't work on multiple projects at once? A paintjob release takes a lot less time than a map release.

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    3. I would like to Ad in this point--- SCS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE anyone can take care of add ons to current map i mean some POLICE FIRE OR MEDICS a bit closer to reality on road and around her more REAL LIVE SITUATION anyway scs you doing a great job and i cant wait for more updated

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  45. Dear SCS Software


    Please fix Euro Truck Simulator 2 1.9xx patch Physics.

    There are allot of people including me very unhappy about the new physics that came in the 1.9xx patch. As physics is a major part of the game myself and many have reverted back to patch 1.8.2.5 because of the disappointment in driving experience caused by the change in physics from 1.9xx patch. It takes away all challenge and makes the game into a arcade and not a simulator.

    The new 1.9.xx physics from you at SCS have made the chassis too rigid and compensated for it with increased cab movement. YOU CAN GO AROUND A CORNER AT RIDICULOUS SPEED AND NOT CAUSE YOUR TRAILER TO TIP OVER LIKE IN PREVIOUS PATCHES. Why did you do this ?

    The files have been changed in a way that makes it impossible for any modder to make any worthwhile change to the physics, so anyone trying is fighting a losing battle until you at SCS fix it.

    Behaviour of the truck and trailer is described “somewhere else”, and this place is known only by you at SCS.
    The new AI is a very welcome improvement, but the physics changes are baffling.

    The Euro Truck Simulator 2 community that support you at SCS Software ask that you please fix these physics changes you have made and restore it to how it was or allow us to improve the behaviour of the truck and trailer by informing us as to were the physics changes are as you have removed the from the physics.sii file.
    We are only trying to make this great game as realistic as possible.

    The realistic physics mod created for 1.8.2.5 was very close to real life physics and enjoyed my many many people but is sadly not possible in version 1.9xx because you at SCS have felt the need to change the physics of the game for the worst.

    Thanks

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    1. +1 I can't argue with any of that. You raised some very good points you might want to take this to the forum sometimes some of the devs from Scs look at threads on there

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    2. Even 1.8.2.5 was nowhere near realistic.

      To get the truck & trailer to rollover I had to go +120km/h (200mph) around a 90 degree turn!

      Also, despite numerous attempts (and a thorough understanding of how a truck handles) I have never been able to get a truck to actually jack-knife. I don't mean for the truck to end up in a jack-knife position, I mean to actually jack-knife. And that includes trying it in the wet at speeds faster than the speed limit and performing large, unrefined steering movements.. i.e. a whole bunch of stuff most truckers will never be doing.

      It's waaaaaaaay too easy to keep a truck on the road in this game.

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    3. P.S. And yes I've tried every single physics mod created up to 1.8.2.5

      They do make improvements but they can't do enough to fix SCS' over-easy approach to truck handling.

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    4. The physics mod I use is for 1.8.2.5 is v8.0.1 by KacaK. I exited the highway with my trailer and going around 70km/h turining my truck and trailer fliped because of the weight shift and speed. But on 1.9xx there is no trailer physics you can just drive like you have the downforce and grip of a F1 car makes no sense. Yeah okay maybe 1.8.2.5 didn't have the best physics but its way better than 1.9xx crap

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  46. Dear SCS Team when you finally released the daf xf ?

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  47. Dear SCS team is the schedule for ats now final (28.05.14) or he is again postponed? if this were the case then please write for final release schedule and please move it not yet 10 times

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    1. SCS has never set a release date. Any release date on ANY site is pure speculation and based on nothing from SCS.

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    2. amazon.de : http://www.amazon.de/American-Truck-Simulator-Starter-California/dp/B00FZGT48I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397300393&sr=8-1&keywords=american+truck+simulator

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  48. Can't wait for the new Mercedes but where is awaited DAF?

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  49. Large cockpit voice

    Using Google Translator

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  50. 운전석 소리 크게 해주세요.

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  52. antoher good news day you gotta love scs for their great work
    these days you see tons of mp4s on the autobahn so that's the truck to have in
    and did i get that right they're finally giving us the mb license?

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  53. I like it ! Please release this trucks(3). Release to DLC(trucks)! (on the steam)Money spend is no problem.
    yours need new window ;)
    This game needed to new job story;
    competition among companies need!
    Remember to "long haul"s company jobs.

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  54. Thanks you so much Mercedes-Benz Czech Republic. ( from Turkey )

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  55. Awesome news SCS! Only problem is that after updating ETS 2 to 1.9 truck handling is so worse that i have not played ETS 2 at all.

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  56. woop woop! Yes I love this truck cant wait to see it in ETS 2 !!

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  57. good afternoon
    First of all I want to congratulate the excellent work
    ets have 2 small errors
    renault premium rear-lights are incorrect panel instruments barely precebe
    Map-Europe
    Volvo Fh-classic goads them on this wrong
    -volvo fh globetrotter fh-command option for any interior.
    More opções-levantar/descer-pneumatic, light trailer hitch
    OWN-trailers volvo dashboard fh16 globetrotter lack km Account

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  58. Could you please share Mercedes email, so we could Thank them for these good news?

    And please, don't hesitate to let us buy your paint job dlc's. We (the loyal fans) are happy to support you.

    /stream user

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    1. Email is dialog@daimler.com I sent them a message two days ago to thank them for their approval. Mercedes is my favorite brand. bolus(World of Trucks)

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  59. It is great to here SCS got a license from Mercedes to use their trucks in the game! Always excited to hear about the news from the game. Good job SCS!

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  60. When are you guys going to announce the other truck? We know that one is the DAF and the 3rd is Merc MP4.

    But who is piggy in the middle? Personally hoping it's the new Renault.

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  61. SCS tell us something about Going West DLC please!

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  62. That's great! Congrats, SCS Team. :D

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  63. Nice that you can use Mercedes's Trucks in the game , hope you will not take too much time to release it can't wait to drive my new Mercedes.

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  64. That's great!! Congratulation, SCS Team

    they should take as much time as they need

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  65. Very good work SCS! But tell me WHY!?!? did you change the physics that much!? It was great before because you could change the suspension of the wheels. I really want you to return it to the old physics of 1.8. Everybody who thinks too, that the physics are unrealistic, please reply to this comment!
    Thanks
    Per Ole Wilkening

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  66. +1 that after 1.9 update truck handling sucks!

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  67. Aqui no Brasil estamos maravilhados com a SCS e super gratos pela dedicação e atualizações es estou apresentando o Euro Truck Simulator para varias pessoas e conquistando muitos novos apaixonados.
    estamos juntos nessa.

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  68. I'll tell you why they dumbed down the physics in 1.9, for the big Steam sale obviously.

    Absolutely pathetic SCS, you have alienated me and your existing hardcore fan base for a temporary boost in sales. Plus you're teaching people the wrong thing, a big rig can not SAFELY DO 120MPH weighing 80,000+ lbs, you're creating more ignorant rude people on the road who shouldn't even be behind the wheel of a virtual truck.

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  69. Is VERY good that Mercedes is coming to ETS2. We all waited for this day. I can predict that in the next update they will replace the Majestic logo and dealers with Mercedes so we will all driving a Mercedes and when they will finalize the new Actros they will add it in the future.

    The reason they will replace Majectic logo and dealers with Mercedes, is because many people are mumbling about Mercedes lack in the game, so in the next update Majestic will become Mercedes until Mercedes model will be available maybe in the summer or near Xmas. I look forward for the next update 1.9.5 version with the Mercedes:)

    SCS, keep up the good job, congratulations for what you have done so far

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  70. Eu estou jogando agora tem pouco tempo queria saber se tem mapa do Brasil se nao coloquem para nos

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  71. We'll wait as long as its necessary... I would just like to see big cities to drive on, with more tight corners to make, traffic, a little more difficulty to the game... Lets say the biggest cities in the US to be as large as the one in the Bus Driver game... it would be awesome...

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  72. Great News!
    One awesome thing would be to choose between "Plastic" Front Bumper (as the truck at the Sound Recording Session) and "Paint" Front Bumper. Just a hint! ;-)
    And by the way, my favourite truck is the Euro 6 DAF XF, so I really hope you guys can make that truck soon!

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    1. Yeah, and plastic at the sides, of course! ;)

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