Friday, October 10, 2014

Scandinavia - Going above and beyond...

Map production of ETS2 Scandinavia add-on is in the final stages. That's not to say it is completed, there is a lot of testing, tuning, and optimizing ahead of us. You should be aware that with the scale of the add-on, it will take months of polishing before we can consider our work ready for release.


Our map design team is taking great pains to get the feeling of the region right and to make the Scandinavian cities and environments as they are in real life.


Even though our programmers keep improving our tool chain for better efficiency, such detailed environments are harder and take longer to build than what we were used to only 2-3 years ago.



Of course not every part of the map can be made true-to-life based on a real location, but we sprinkle the world with such locations generously. Our hope is that such attention to detail will boost the fun with exploration of the world, especially for our players in Scandinavia who know these places very well.


Meanwhile, the quest to offer dedicated paint liveries for truckers in the countries where our game sells the best continues today, with the release of French Paint Job Pack DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2 on Steam. Check it out!

138 comments:

  1. nice work SCS! another great looking update! any guesses on how much it will be(the Scandinavia DLC)?

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  2. Thats astonishing. It's so beautiful and realistic, fantastic job so far SCS.
    I will definitely buy the Scandinavia DLC, and I'm not even going to question it.

    Greetings from Norway.

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    1. no doubt about it, I'll buy is :D
      One question; what will be the northest city?

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    2. I don't know, but I hope they will go all the way north to a county called Finnmark in Norway. Because I live in that county, and it's really beautiful here, and cold. :3
      But I doubt they will go that far north, sadly. :(

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    3. That's the northest part of europe! :)
      They probably don't go that far...
      My guess is on Upsala...

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    4. Жду обновление Скандинавия. Прекрасно понимаю что я могу купить через Steam, но еще нужно дать доступ через интернет магазин Gama Gama ru разные вещи DLC

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    5. Looks awesome. Can't wait. Any chances of see more mountains?

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    1. I would guess so, Finland is a part of Scandinavia. So I wouldn't have called it a Scandinavia DLC if one of the countries is missing.

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    2. No, Finland is not included. Also your definition is wrong: Scandinavia only refers to Norway, Sweden and Denmark. If you add Iceland and Finland to that, we get the Nordic countries, which is not the same and people like to misuse the word very often :P

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    3. Lol, I always thought Findland was a part of Scandinavia. Well, that just shows how much geography I know.. :p

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    4. Finland is a part of scanidinavia

      Greetings from sweden

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    5. @Micke
      No they are not. "Slovenian_Gamer" has it right. But it's a common mistake.
      Sweden - Denmark - Norway are the Scandinavian trio. The rest (Iceland & Finland) are part of the Nordic countries, along with the other three. Finland are at most Fenno Scandinavian.

      Here is a link for you or anyone else interested that explains it in a very simple way.
      http://satwcomic.com/how-the-north-works

      Greetings from Sweden.

      SCS: Love the pics of Stockholm, with Essingeleden and the Fredhälls tunnel above.
      Can't wait...

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    6. Scandinavian peninsula, Jutland Peninsula and adjacent islands. Scandinavia has traditionally includes three countries - Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The same is the interpretation of the concept of Scandinavia in Sweden [1], Norway and Denmark. In a geographical sense, the concept of Scandinavia is sometimes synonymous with the Scandinavian peninsula. [2] In some editions of Scandinavia in a broad sense also includes Finland, Iceland and the islands of the North Atlantic [3], moving closer to the concept of "Nordic countries" (Swede. Norden, Eng. Nordic countries). In the scientific literature region comprising Scandinavia and Finland, called Fennoscandia.

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  4. Please make a DLC about SLOVENIA. Map or paint jobs, I just want my country to be a part of this game.

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    1. Yeah please add Slovenia! :D I'd like to drive in my own country! Thanks SCS! :D

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    2. Don't be funny guys. SCS could not make it coz Slovenia is too small ;)
      And, because ETS is simulator game - SCS has announced that they will gonna never expand a game map to Balkan or teritory of exYugoslavia - because SCS could not make so bad roads what we have on this part of the Europe ;)

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    3. Lol Slovenia too small... how about Luxembourg? LOL you failed hard there. And do you have any proof whatsover about SCS saying anything about Balkans? Probably not and in Slovenia we don't have shitty roads as you over there in the south... But nevermind that I'm working for Slovenia addon for Promods so ya...

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  5. This Scandinavia DLC looks great.

    And thank you very much for the french skin pack. The one in the last picture looks classy. Merci :)

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  6. Thought Strasburg still far from reality , i recognize some parts there.

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  7. It looks awesome. I'm really looking forward to this.

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  8. After this is released and if you'd like to expand Europe even more I'd recommend going south. Been in Greece this summer. One of the most beautiful, if not the most, scenery in Europe.

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  9. Please make the Paint Jobs for all country from the European Continent because always smeone will be victim.

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  10. ha dlc scandinavia vai ser comprada com dinheiro ou vai ser gratuita?

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  11. Fantastic realism! Well done, Czechs! I love Europe, southern, central and northern! North and central already have. Now remains to finish the south=)

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  12. I like the work and I was waiting for next step: Portugal Spain and more cities in France and Italy

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    1. O yes! Instead of making ATS, continue Europe, pleace. Southern E.U., Portugal-Spain, southern France and Italy including up to Rome.

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    2. Why "instead of" ?
      Sorry for people who care about ATS huh -_-
      There are a couple of teams in SCS. One of them works on ATS, and it's good that way.

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  13. if this addition to wait months,how long to wait for the American track simulator

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    1. There is a whole different team working on ATS, so this DLC and the release of ATS aren't related in any way.

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  14. Looks fantastic!
    I'll just have to wait a bit longer for it! I suppose it gives me more time to rack up achievements :-)
    Keep up the good work and thank to your team again for their hard work and dedication.

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  15. The images are beautiful. Do you plan to make paints job for all the European's country? (Italy...??)

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  16. It looks realy fantastic. One thing makes me sad, it will takes a couple of mounts to finish it...
    SCS maybe you will tell us more about the Scandinavian DLC, you know the names of the cities now so mabye you will write about it? We all are very curious.

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  17. I have a question.
    What happened to this project?
    http://blog.scssoft.com/2013/03/stuff-we-are-working-on-too.html

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    1. Yes, a good question, can you ask it on their Facebook page, you might get an answer over there. Hopefully, it will be in the next patch 1.14, but, I won't hold my breath.

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  19. Love it SCS! Can't wait to get it when it comes out!

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  20. please make this available for people who do not have steam

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    1. go to youtube and serch for how to add games you allready have to steam. you just move some files. i bought it on DVD but i download dlc in steam

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  21. So....months and months before this DLC release...does this mean the same for ATS but years instead? :( i wanna play ATS before i die please..

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    1. Keep cool man, ATS will come in 2015. Maybe february, maybe a few months later, maybe even in early access on Steam sooner, why not.

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    2. There is a whole different team working on ATS, so this DLC and the release of ATS aren't related in any way.

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    3. Вы еще скажите, что эти команды представляют разные компании... не смешите. Это дополнение и ATS в любом случае выйдут с разницей не меньше 3 месяцев, а скорее всего в пол года ( сначала дополнение, а затем ATS) не в интересах SCS выпускать сначала американский симулятор, а затем дополнение к ETS 2

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    4. Meh at the rate this is going i say mid 2016..since they want all the official trucks brand in the game first...so gg...

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  22. Great work! I see u guys are using a lot of normal maps on those rocks´s, i love that effect. Maybe u can use this to upgrade the old locations of game, and an HD DLC with new textures will improove the game to, just an ideia. Cheers fron São Paulo - Brasil.

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  23. go to youtube and serch for how to add games you allready have to steam. you just move some files. i bought it on DVD but i download dlc in steam

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  25. http://www.scssoft.com/pic/americanlonghaul_10.php
    Snow weather

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  26. To bad you keep forgeting that Spain and Portugal are also part of the European Continent...

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    1. Not European continent, but European Union! Namely Southern EU.

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    2. Go study some Geography!, Europe it's a Continent! Do you know what a continent is? If you don't, go back to school...

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    3. One more thing Spain and Portugal actually are a Peninsula, did you know that? Btw, do you know it's name? Of course you don't, you didn't study geography, it is called the Iberian Peninsula! Hope you learnt something useful for you future...

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    4. The continent is commonly called Eurasia... Europe is only the western region of it. Arabia and Asia are part of the same contient, albeit on different tectonic plates.

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    5. For those of you who are making some confusions about Europe, go check this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Europe. For you to consider Euroasian continent, you need to put it as a Super continent, not only a continent, Europe still is considered as continent!

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    6. Rene Brehmer, you are right in part. If you'll check out the borders of the 2 continents (Europe and Asia) you'll see that those borders are very defined, that's why Euroasia is considered by many as a supercontinent because the 2 continents share the same land mass but are devided by those borders to make a clear distinction of both.

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  27. i think it would be nice if the would release a Pre Beta or.. like that you can PRE-ORDER it and they give you a beta under your own risk.. so that we dont have to wait months and we could help them test it :D they dont take this the smart way.. this is what i would have done..

    pre-beta sale of the addon, pre-beta release and then after the finnalizing stages give them the the stable one and sell it to the others who diddent preorder.

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  28. No American truck simulator this year again we want you SCS to keep working on ATS and stop trying to fix ETS you need to fix the physics of the game to make better game play the truck take off to fast on first gear the rpm is to long and the brakes need to be fixed more realistic if you put more pressure to lock the tires if you want to stop quicker

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    1. No no no))) Stoping working on ATS and continue southern EU - true way!

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    2. What!!! The physics are good, and improving all the time.....well done Scs.....and as for locking brakes and stopping quicker.....no!!!! maximum braking is at the point just before locking up........

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    3. The trucks in the game have ABS brakes (in the real world). Locking up the wheels is actually not possible. The air brake and fuel consumption simulation is however exagerated, but that's why I turn it off.

      But I will agree that the RPM/transmission simulation is wrong. The auto 12 is supposed to go 1100 in 12th @ 80 kph, but instead it goes 1300 in 11th, and it won't shift up till it hits 2000 rpm when it's supposed to shift at 1600. Even if it was set to "performance" it should still drop into 12th gear when cruising at 80 kph.

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  29. Next DLC from SCS will be ITALY!

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    1. Seems most likely, with Spain, west-France and Portugal ofcourse.

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  30. I want to Suggest some updates for EURO TRUCK SIMULATOR 2. How can i do this...?
    Plz AnyOne tell me.

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    1. LOL no it will cost your 1 year salary :P

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    2. Of course not. SCS isn't a non-profit organization and these guys need to eat and pay there bills too.

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  32. Nice work scs but don't be let .

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  33. im getting the Scandinavia DLC 100%

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  35. I cant wait for the scandinavian map to cone to ETS 2. The scandinavian environments looke just extsacly like in real life. Great work SCS .

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  36. The Big Question is are you going to release it before the Daf or together.
    In the next dlc are you including ireland or is that for another dlc.
    Also when will you be releasing buses\coaches for sale.

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  37. thank you to those who made this ;) !!!

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  38. we pray for that on the way to release you did not have obstacles that delayed release of this DLC

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  39. Great attention to detail, SCS! This is the stuff I desire most, being true to life. That makes it a simulator after all. So yes, it's already appreciated before even launching the new map DLC. :)

    One question though. Will you go back and redo old cities, especially big ones, to give it the same real life look as Scandinavia?
    I think about cities like Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Munchen, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, etc. And than maybe later going to address smaller cities that are starting points for players, like my hometown... Groningen in the Netherlands.

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    1. I fully agree because those cities are what we really wanted to be releastic

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  40. Months? That was a bit longer than I expected. :/

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  41. When will this update be finished ??
    i think it will not be finished this year or is it wrong ??

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  42. I just wonder, In the early days of this Scandinavian DLC every-one was aiming for small, hard to drive mountain-road with narrow corners. Now nobody talks about this kind of adventure anymore. I really hope this kind of roads will be part of this DLC. That would really be cool to drive.

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  43. How much of Denmark will be in there? Given the scale of the map, there isn't room for much. but for a trucking game about freight Padborg is mandatory (biggest transit junction in the country and possibly Scandinavia), and you can't have Sweden without Copenhagen and the Oresund bridge (which sits in central Copenhagen) to Sweden. Rødby-Puttgarden ferries should be in there as well, since it's also a main trucking route. There's a few cities along the way that ought to be there, but again, with the scaling it may not be possible to include them.

    And you're still missing Flensburg as well (in Germany), which honestly makes little sense to not include when adding Scandinavia.

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  44. Awesome job, I will get this when it's released. Yes, the more detail, the more fun exploring the map.

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  45. Fantastic. Saving some pennies. Thanks SCS. Keep up the development.

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  46. I think SCS need to do the snow location in the game,not?

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  47. Thanks for your effort, you are real craftsman!!

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  48. Stockholm looks great!!!
    but would be nice to see some pics from finland/suomi
    Just to calm down our Finnish friends :)

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    1. what motorway is it in Stockholm ?

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    2. Finland isn't coming since it isn't part of Scandinavia

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavia

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  49. Hi I just wanted to say if you show any news about American truck simulator California please show some freeway signs or traffic that's all thank you

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  50. The screenshots are awesome. At first, I thought that the pair of pictures showed two revisions of the map model. I confused them with photographs of the real sites.

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  51. Why did SCS remove one lane on the Swedish bridge? Based on the Google Maps images, the bridge is 8-lane. In-game the bridge is only 6-lane.

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  52. A Suecia e a terra natal da Scania, era o que estava faltando, interessante seria se tivesse caminhoes pequenos e motocicletas no trafego e tambem seria muito bom se colocassem retornos a cada 1 KM como e na realidade, fica aqui minha sugestao e nao uma critica, parabens aos desenvolvedores.

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  53. Hi. i cant see whats new about the last updates(1.13.4.1s), Can some one tell me, please.

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  54. Hi. we need more employeed. it should be 5 per city.

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  55. there should be some excellent cars and small trucks in the games those are controllable and manageable, as we might bore always from playing lazy/heavy trucks. There are already plenty of car mods on different webs, but those are not controllable, worst engine voice and can't provide the good view of the road/outside.

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    1. Then i would suggest to play GTA V, because this is Euro Truck Simulator , with the word TRUCK in it. so i wouldn't hope for that.

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    2. I agree about the car part but I think taht SCS wanted to put bses and coaches for us to drive in ets2!? http://blog.scssoft.com/search/label/Future%20projects

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    3. Bus Driver will be a separate game. Same map structure (hence the bus stops in ETS2), but not mixed in game unless SCS comes out with some sort of multiplayer/single map addon between now and then

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  56. Hey guys release date has been added on amazon uk; 4th feb 2015 =s http://www.amazon.co.uk/Euro-Truck-Simulator-Scandinavia-Add-/dp/B00M6SFN9W/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413379549&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=euro+truck+simulator+2+steam

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    1. Or should I say an estimated time of release?.. don't get your hopes up(or down) this is Amazon UK we are talking about... ;)

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    2. This date was never announced by SCS and everything that you see on Amazon is speculation

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    3. yep an estimated time of release... still better than nothing and at least I can now count down the days on my calendar ;)

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    4. How is it better than nothing? It's a made up date. I can say it's going to be released next week, doesn't mean it's based on anything from SCS.

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  57. please i need some help.i have ETS2 v,1,7,1 and i need Africa or russia maps mods plz if u gays help me how to download maps mods for ETS2 v,1,7,1. hope someone help me.thanks

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    1. Going to be difficult since most map mods have been updated since 1.7.1 and won't work.
      Update to latest version and google search is your friend.

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  58. WTF ... If believe in that what is on the Amazon, so we will have Scandinavian DLC on 4/02 and the ATS with California starter on 15/02 and the each American state separately in the DLC's. Just great. Marry Christmas and happy money.

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    1. Amazon is guessing. SCS hasn't released a date yet because they don't know.
      It's a ploy to get people to pre-pay Amazon without any release date. Any site that has a release date is pure guesswork right now. If there is no release date sent out by SCS, there is no release date, end of story

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  60. Hello.
    Future, I would like to operate in a game like this trailer.

    http://youtu.be/QPv7lQo9cos?t=4m3s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ry8rSHI3xY

    My hope is to come true.

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    1. I don't know it's that possible. These are very long vehicles. In the game are places where it's very hard to turn in right or left direction. In normal life, when that kind of loads are crossing the country, sometimes you mast remove signs, electric traction etc. This is an idea for a new game, where it will be possible.

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  62. HI SCS !
    News about this update?
    7 days guys :(
    Cheers from ROMANIA

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  63. Gr8 Work so far! I can't wait for this map part to come out & be released!

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  64. Isn't there is a mod called "Pro Mods" which also add Scandinavia to the game?
    Why do we have to wait for SCS Scandinavia if we already have Pro Mods?
    Could someone tell me the differences between SCS Scandinavia and Pro Mods?
    Thank you.

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    1. Well, as with all unofficial mods, they dont work a 100%, can make the game crash and corrupt your save files and so on, so my guess is that sinse they know promods is very popular they want to make Scandinavia an official part of ETS2, i for one can´t wait for the official part.
      But thats just my 2 cents worth of thoughts, if thats the actual reason or not i can only speculate, but IMO that is what make sense.

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  65. Cant wait will be a diffrent experience on the oculus rift with these trucks, keep up the good work

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  66. Wow! It's looking amazing, cant wait for it!

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  67. Will there be paint with Sweden in mind? not that it matters that much to me, but i would love to be able to drive with something quintessential Swedish on my truck.

    PS, can not wait for the Scandinavian DLC, great work SCS looks amazing.

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  68. The Scandivavian DLC looks realistic! It might be included Finland & Iceland. But i dont know how many months itl take to completed until the release date as were getting close to 2015

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