Friday, November 14, 2014

Dashboards at night

Just today we have finished programming one more neat feature - support for different color dashboard button back-light. Until now we were limited just to white back-light, but in reality way more color variety is used by truck manufacturers.

The screenshot below shows that immediately we have started improving the just-released Euro 6 DAF, for the next Euro Truck Simulator 2 update we would like to improve as much of our truck fleet for night driving as possible.


We have a plea for the real truckers among you. Finding good reference is very hard for us. We have taken tons of photos and videos of interiors while we test-drive the trucks, but we had seldom done so in the dark. If you have access to a truck featured in our game, would you be so kind to send us a photograph of the interior, with engine and lights on, taken in the evening? To give us a clear idea of the night-lit dashboard, you would have to take it without use of flash, so that the elements of the dashboard can be recognizable.

We have created a special section for this research on our message board, if you want to contribute to our know-how, please follow this URL: http://forum.scssoft.com/viewforum.php?f=152. Thank you!

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    1. scs can you post a blog post tomorrow showing ATS just to cheer us for the weekend?
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  2. very good SCS. U r getting there

    THX

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  3. Very nice, but isn't the DAF dashboard light orange in real life and not red?

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  4. It would be nice if you can add colors to choose. I like e.g. blue once but some of trucks manufacturer can use e.g. red. It would be nice feature.

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  5. Nice Work.!! Make the dash board lights customizable with different colors.!!

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  7. it would be nice if you could put sound to the sat nav

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    1. That would be awesome, ETS2 would be perfect if it had sound

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  8. please make volvo 750 dashboard GPS bigger.
    and talking gps would be really cool too.

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  9. I think, you have to make interior light mod. and also smart light sensor would be perfect.

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  10. Pay special attention to Scania Dash, the headlight warning / icon has been missing since forever

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  11. SCS team, missing only the trailer brake

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    1. The trailer brake is not known anymore in the Netherlands. You can only oprate that from the trailer.

      Due to subcontractors in the past who only braked on the trailer to save costs on their own truck

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    2. Same in Iceland. EU regulations. No more trailer brakes, which makes a whole lot of sense, because of unscrupulous drivers that did just what Bjorn described. Despicable.

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  12. I have an idea - how about you work a little bit on this freakishly stupid AI? Or route planner for gps navigation for players to plan their travel by themselves? Or seasons, with snow and realistically behaving snowy road surface? Or collisions mechanics?
    I'd take any of these over even new DAF truck anytime, pretty cabin lights are least needed thing really.

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  13. High beam don't blind you which makes night driving boring since you easliy forget about the high beam is on.

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  14. Iv mentioned this several times can you please put an option in to activate front fog lights please?

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  16. Hey guys, can you make a key on keybord for clutch? Hold the key for clutch and shift gear... That would be awesome!

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  17. Hello SCS Software. I am Brazilian and I am a lover of your product, the ETS-2. I would like to give some hints for improvements in the game as the sounds of the parking brake (hand brake), brake sounds of differentiated service for each model. A good idea also is the sounds that the wheel makes when it passes some currency asphalt. Big hug to the team, Ranon.

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  18. It´s reading good! I´am tensely :-D

    Greetings from Germany.

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  19. so i guess we will get that in next update which would be in 3-4 months? maybe with proper truck sounds?

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  20. And with trailers that something new will? When the animation of the suspension will do (remove karamcheti)

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  21. Good job! Please more info of tuning dlc.

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  22. my great asking a volume control in the cab

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  23. I would love to be able to press every button on the dashboard with mouse control. More realistic trailer fastening would be awesome too. And of course, seasons, with icy roads and snow in the winter. At least when the Scandinavia dlc is out.

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  24. no mohly by jste zavést to že si budeme moci kupovat návěsy a posléze si je brat na ruzné zakázky

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  25. When will be released Scandinavia ADD ON? Any news about AMERICAN TRUCK SIMULATOR?

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  26. Please SCS can you make the time slower and longer for day Nad night because the time pass very, very fast SLOW THE TiME. Thanks

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  27. Hello guys, where new dlc ???

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  28. se how you do this a i coming in onr debate site how use full can this be from a scal one to ten = non use full timy the duck the duck tief so wake up all chap

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  29. Adjusting the steering wheel closer to the front of the glass as it was at the beginning of the daf and louder sounds in kabinie.SCS.

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  30. Great improvement in dashboard light! Thank you! :)

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  31. I've just bought ETS2 today and I gotta tell you, it's worth every penny I've spent and is the best driving simulator out there. Great job and keep up the good work on this game and on the upcoming ATS. Greetings from Egypt.

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  32. It could be nice if the GPS talked. And if there was mile long ques. :D

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  33. Very nice improvement. I suggest that you include a REPLAY button in the game too. Just like SCANIA Truck Driving Simulator.

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  34. Bed boy i 550 km urgent charge does not release please

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  35. a lot of stuffs has to finish by scs and i dont know when this will happen ......... they are making us to wait too much ............ the following are the stuffs they has to complete fast
    a] mercedes benz-new actros
    b] rigid trailers
    c] scandinavian map
    d] american truck simulator
    e] euro coach simulator....

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  36. This looks great! Would be nice if a light color customization feature was added along with this

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  37. Please give us the option to allow us to make the backlights in any color we want to on a truck we own. More custom options for the inside of our trucks would be great :)

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