Monday, August 25, 2014

Mercedes-Benz New Actros work in progress

The readers of our blog have long suspected that another vehicle we surely must be building is the 2012 New Actros truck tractor. It has taken us a lot of time and effort to obtain the necessary license; to finally complete the "Big Seven" European truck manufacturers licenses.

At long last, we are happy to show you that we are doing some solid work on the truck! In fact we are now working hard to speed up production of the 3D model, with one senior 3D designer assigned to the task of creation of the exterior of the vehicle, while another 3D guru is working on the dashboard and interior.

Check out some Work in Progress screenshots of this majestic truck:



115 comments:

  1. Fir.... I wont be childish lol

    Anyway Heres a few suggestions. Can we have more gearbox upgrades up to 16 speed gearbox. Can we have clutch upgrades too please. Can we have Clutch wear and brake wear that we will need to repair.

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    1. Before somebody comes complaining about manual gearbox users with shifters like G25 / G27 . Its an optional upgrade. You wont be forced to buy the 16 speed gearbox.

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    2. Those wheels only have shifters with 6 'gears'...
      You need to press a button to get other gears and it works fine. I don't see how 16 gears would be a problem.

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    3. @strangerberry

      That, plus in a real truck you'd have the same two spit and high/low buttons anyway. There's no way a real truck has (at least these days) a 16 gear shifter gate.

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    4. I made the suggestion for 16 speed gearboxes in the official forum and one guy came in complaining that people with H Shifters would have to reconfigure to use it but its an optional upgrade so I dont see what the problem is anyway.

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    5. There are shifter mods that allow "realistic" shifting of transmissions like an 18 speed Eaton. I set it up initially to use with American truck mods but I ended up getting an Eaton mod that allows using the 18 spd with all trucks, and now that's what I do. It's a lot more immersive. I assume ATS will have such functionality built in. It should be a trivial matter to add the pattern to the game in a patch with the transmission, it already has splitter and range functionality built-in.

      Those shifters have a six position gate, with only four of them being "regular" gears, and the two on the left are R and L. Four slots, with high and low splitter, plus a range selector, and you've got all the forward gears you need. Just google the shift pattern for an Eaton Fuller 18 speed and you'll see.

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  2. Thanks SCS for nice new Trucks! I'm sure that the new Mercedes will be awesome. By the way, can we get the real brand in 1.13 if you got the license? Majestic brand and logo is really can't go on with the other real logos. :)

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    1. I fully agree - and it shouldn't be a big task to change it.

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  4. At the rate you people release new trucks we will expect it next september i guess :(

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    1. I'd say next September as well. In 20 days, perhaps.

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    2. The DAF will be released on september already, in a dedicated update. So I doubt there will be this Mercedes at the same time.
      So I'd say maybe the end of the year, or early 2015.

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    3. Do you want a half assed job or do you want a real good job. Let these people do the work, I would rather have an A++ job rather a C-- job. So quit your bitching and be patient.
      Good Job SCS, Keep up the good work.

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    4. Patience is a virtue up to a point . I'm as patient as the next guy but releasing truck a year is realy streaching it don't you think ?

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    5. @Cristi Mok

      I agree. I am of the opinion that SCS should at least be capable of launching a new truck of every brand every year, just so they can keep up with model updates. So that is at least 7 trucks per year, 1 for each... Scania, Man, Daf, Volvo, Iveco, Renault.

      Or if they have extra capacity in a year, add an extra old truck or two for those who fancy.

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    6. It doesn't bother me. I have the Scania T mod , promods and a peterbilt

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    7. @Cristi Mok & @Christiaan van Beilen

      Are you guys for real? Tht SCS is making any truck update so long after release is a big step forward compared to allmost any other company out there. "I'm as patient as the next guy but releasing truck a year is realy streaching it don't you think ? "
      - Nope. Streching it? I think you are... By being an impatient brat about something you cannot expect in the first place.
      SCS are not only giving you new trucks for free - they are generally upgrading the game with allmost every update - for free.

      Of course it whould be very nice with more trucks, new or old. I whould even gladly pay for an dlc-truck pack.

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  5. nice, does this mean that we get mercedes licensed in game. that will be very nice

    but the biggest problem is stil not done anything whit it.
    that is the traffic, is it to boring to drive, i stil can do 160km/h whit a truck on the highways. and that exactly when there need to be alot of traffic,
    in the citys it is ok.
    but on the highway you see mayby sometimes a car. but not always.
    it is to easy to drive

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    1. You have just to set the traffic level in the game options.

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    2. There is no traffic level option in the options

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    3. I agee, in the next update if can control the traffic we can have a traffic jam in it which will be cool

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  6. So can you also update "Majestic Across" to the real MB Actros with real logo ?

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    1. few month ago SCS posted via twitter that they finally got the license of Mercedes.

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  7. truck fans sites Czech Republic

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  8. almost done
    btw, looks great :)

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  9. Do you work also on the Renault Range T ?
    According to a tweet of yours about sound recording, in march or may, something like that.

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    1. That would take them another 6 months.

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    2. i really hope that the Range T won't take that long... personally it's my "most wanted" vehicle right now.

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    3. pls that truck isn't even a truck ffs, that's ugly as duck...

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    4. And still it's a truck (A french truck, but a truck).
      I want it, too, idk why. I really hate it in stock, but it CAN look pretty good.

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  10. I am sure that this will take longer than the DAF XF Euro 6 because it has more cabs as far as I know.
    Looks great, i am impatient now. Great job !

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  11. This is Fantastic news SCS please, please add small RESTAURANTS around the map so we can buy food like buying fuel for the trucks when needed
    RESTAURANTS WANTED for the drivers. Thank you.

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    1. That would be awesome to have restaurants at gasstations. If sleeping is simulated than I think eating should be just as welcome. Can't stay focused on driving when one has an empty stomach. :)

      It's a silly thing, like sleeping, but it just adds a nice little detail to a virtual trucking lifestyle. :)

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    2. If restaurants then everything like real life trucker.

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    3. There was some brasilian simulator in WIP, where you have to to everything like irl.

      Earn money for your family, pay taxes, insurances, for private and your company, etc.

      Would be cool to see some of the stuff in ETS2, too, but it also would be alot of work.

      And since I will have to do most of this stuff pretty soon in real, I highly welcome the fact that I don't have to do this in ETS2 anymore ;)

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  12. This is great news for all ETS2 players, the new Mercedes-Benz Actros.

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  13. If you look closely at the screens - is that SCS Blender Tools?

    Does this mean we will see release soon?

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    1. Maybe its just Blender2scs tool from 50Keda

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  14. You need to sleep in the game, so why not add other human biological needs too?
    Motorway services where your driver can eat,drink and take a shit.
    And a little piss jug icon that slowly fills up during the journey that when full you have to throw out of the window?.
    I also think you should add prostitutes to the game, and everytime you fuck a whore from a different country/city you get an achievement.

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  15. What about the sound, are you going to use the same shitty Mejestic sound for this truck as well? Please, you recorded the actual truck sound and you should use it, not make it up..

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  16. in fact, I would like to hear the real sound Mercedes and not crappy majestic sound!and Oh God that was not of this sound in oedemas all the American truck simulator

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  17. Finaly, this is what we are waiting for. It is good that you are showing us your work done. The truck looks amazing. One think is missing, for me, in the game, but is not depended of SCS. Dedicate PC wheel controller for ETS2. Do we ever see done it?

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  18. SCS Software Brazil ...

    Work 2 beautiful models Mercedes Benz, Daf.

    SCS question buts will have new models of trucks and buses in traffic.

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  19. Really nice work on the MP4 guys. Keep it up!

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  20. At last, thank you very much :)

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  21. looking forward to this truck, finally something to replace trusty scania that i've been driving for almost a year now

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  22. wow, good job. looks really nice :)

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  23. give mercedes about 700 HP please :3 something like SLT or V8 it will be awesome <3

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    1. I think they'll put all the real available motors in the game, as usual.

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    2. but they always can add SLT witch is with higher horse power engine than stock

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  24. Amazing! There have been 38 comments already (not counting this one), and still nobody has been bitching about when American Truck Simulator will be released. :-)

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    1. Oh yeah I forgot, thanks for the reminder.

      So, SCS, when will ATS be released ? XD
      (serious question)

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    2. I have it on good authority that ATS will be released when it's ready to be released.

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  25. So when will you be bring the Isle of Wight, Ireland, Stafford, Portsmouth into ETS2?

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  26. good job scs team, it's very cool, every licences of trucks in game

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  27. Awesome!
    And in Blender! Cool!

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  28. Finally at Mercedes they started reasoning! Let's pull off the ugly Majestic brand. Welcome, MERCEDES Actros!

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  29. SCS is all bull you don't have to teams working for you if you did 1person can make the chassis and other can make the cab other the interior with 3 persons for one truck you will finish the trucks Quicker no more Skip in around whit Lie's 6 months to a year for a big map

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    1. You'd probably figure out why they are doing this if you actually worked there.

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  30. What software is that? :) And what render engine do you use?

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  31. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odZAZz6qbdY&list=UUljW6kn9aBc0d537mCh8ofw&hd=1



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  32. Nice! I can't wait for the Mercedes to be realeased to ETS2!

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  34. I hope it'll be MERCEDES, not "Majestic"...

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    1. DId you even READ the blogpost? You certainly didn't...

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  35. So...2 years to have licensed trucks..does that mean ATS will not have early access and release in 2016? :( please answer i know you read your blog :P

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    1. Nah... it just means that...

      Peterbilt = Paulsbuild (hint to DaSquirrelsnuts)
      Kenworth = Ryuworth
      Freightliner = Fightminer

      Or some crazy names like that. Plus the trucks would have to have at least 4 or more points at which they differ from the original to not cause any sort of trouble.

      In other words, as with ETS2 it will just be added when they have finally obtained a license and when of course the licensed material is modeled, physics and sound dialed in etc.

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    2. I think the American manufactorers are a lot easier than the Europeans.

      Look at Western Star and Freightliner, they gave there right to use their name to the game Rig 'n Roll. Looks like they don't really have high standards and I guess that the succes of ETS will also play a role.

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  36. Okay, so on my last comment, I requested to know about the Mercedes Benz Actros. And here is an update on it! Thank you SCS.

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  37. Looks good :)

    The thing i would like too see, even if i know that will not be available in ETS2, is a more european way of jobs.

    We should take cargo, not trailer. We should buy trucks and trailers. For exemple if we want to haul meat, we must have a coolliner trailer. Another advantage is the fact we could have flatbed truck with an easier implementation (i'm thinking about mods). Some default skins for our trailers, a choice of fonts and colors for the name of the company, and let's roll.

    Ok, i know i'm just dreaming, but for ETS3 in a few years, that could be nice.

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  38. It really is a beautiful work, But divia not have the initials in the name Simulator. Because the physics of this game is not realistic. Who am I to say this, but if it is to continue, SCS should remove the Simulator name

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  39. una ves mas scs software brillando son los mejores

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  40. WHEN U GONNA ADD VISUAL DAMAGE ?!

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  41. It sadly looks like the new Actros is going to be a "one-cab-choice" vehicle than the new HiWay,....
    Hope to be wrong,...

    And still missing the option to buy trailers for the company fleet,...

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  42. Gosh...
    I was awaiting for this Truck for ETS 2 for years...and finally we'll have it, with it's own interior. I know there are a lot of Mods of this truck, but none has its own interior, and a detailed model like you do SCS. Thank you for it, and please make the "Exclusive" and "Standart" interior.

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  43. HI Guys and Lady!!
    I play so many time a Euro Truck Simolator 2 in game and few days ago my game change aspect ratio 16:10 to 4:3?!!?Why??How to change back 16:10??Every answer is good!!

    Thanks for read and Answer!!

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    1. Just change the settings in-game. It's not THAT hard to figure out

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    2. I try but not change aspect raadio what i like!!

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  44. Finally with this truck we will get Original truck badge too, I hope ... on other hand we're still long way that we can call this game Simulator !!

    What about 64 bit Win game ? ..and what about Virtual memory, that we can make easier harder maps ?? and use all our RAM ?? We have game which use MAX. 3,2 GB RAM ... what about those who has 4,8 and more GB in PC ?? Do something about this ,please and make 64 bit version for WIN 64

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  45. "The readers of our blog have long suspected that another vehicle we surely must be building is the 2012 New Actros truck tractor."

    Are you serious ? The difference between the 2012 and 2014-models are minimal.....But what you are saying,is that we are getting a truck that in reality is 2 years old ????? You dissapoint me,SCS

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    1. Since they work on most current models of DAF and Renault, I guess the 2012 Actros is based on the license of Mercedes - perhaps they simply don't want a model of their current truck. If not, I'm with you.

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    2. Well I belieave it's the exact same truck, they just say 2012 because that is probably when that model of Mercedes trucks has started production. In reality the Mercedes trucks made in 2014 are the 2012 model, but just made in 2014.

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    3. Henning Stummer:

      It will not be a great deal of work for SCS to make the current versions. I cant see WHY the manufacturer shouldnt want the CURRENT models out there....

      Martin Angelov: I see what you are saying, and i agree totaslly :-)

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  46. Thanks for sharing us the wip screenshots. Beautiful truck!

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  47. What theme is that for the Blender??? I love that interface!!!

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  48. The truck looks nice but I hope it isn't going to be DLC like I heard the DAF Euro 6 is going to be

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  49. SCS would like to make a request, could you please put feeling of speed on wheels when taking pictures?

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  50. Dear SCS, use these brochures to make perfect Actros MP IV and MP III, please.
    http://www.mercedes-benz.de/content/germany/mpc/mpc_germany_website/de/home_mpc/trucks_/home/services_accessories/accessories/new_actros_antos_accessories.html

    "Catalogue_Truck_Accessories_18279_08-2013.pdf" on page 28 and 29 shows how luxury interior should look. I mean wood inserts on steering wheel and dashboard. Interior typical for limited editions you should keep as third one (Like in your Scania Streamline).

    About Actros MP III you can make Trust Edition, White liner / Black liner ;)

    Thank you:)
    DJ.

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  51. good work but... why would you bother saying 2012 instead of MP4??? o.O

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  53. 1.13 update for ETS 2 was said to be realeased early September, which i me is between 1st and 4th, it's now the 6th and people are gettin impatient! Wheres the update??

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