Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Beta: Euro Truck Simulator 2 update 1.16 - Going 64-bit!


Update highlights:
  • 64-bit version of the game is now available via Steam launcher
  • Large truck dealers have been updated to match the new style of dealerships
The focus of the upcoming official 1.16 game update is to ship engine changes and other behind the scenes elements in preparation for our big future content updates.

64-bit version of the game is currently accessible in beta on Steam, it will be available as a regular game update for all users soon.

Full update notes can be found in Steam discussions.

We have prepared a short set of questions and answers about this change:

How will 64-bit executable affect your game?

64-bit executable is a purely under-the-hood technical change and should have no negative effect on how your game ecosystem works - all your saves, modifications, trucks, and input methods will work just as they used to before.

Why are you releasing the 64-bit executable?

Memory footprint of our game has been increasing over time with our expanding game world, new features and countless modifications for the players to choose from. The 64-bit executable will allow the game to access the entire physical memory of your computer and avoid out-of-memory crashes related to 32-bit memory limitations. Most modern PCs these days ship with considerably more memory, often 6-8 GB or more, and this memory could not be used with a 32-bit binary, where the limit was only 4 GB or even 2GB in case of 32-bit systems. The 32-bit game has been essentially starving for memory while several spare Gigs of memory were idling in the operating system.

What are the benefits of this change?

Using the new executable should alleviate memory related issues you may have experienced in the past - many users have already reported problems with memory limitations after installing large collections of modifications. Even for a game with no mods installed, with more textures and 3D assets cached in memory, the framerate should stay more stable during long play sessions.

Map creators will have a smoother experience in the map editor as you'll have way more memory at your disposal.

I have a 32-bit OS. Can I somehow use the 64-bit executable?

Unfortunately not - 64-bit executable can only be used on 64-bit operating system. If you are serious about playing ETS2 extensively, we highly recommend you to consider upgrading your 32-bit operating system to 64-bit version at this point.

Are you planning to keep supporting 32-bit executable after this update?

Yes. We are are not dropping it suddenly, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the game will be maintained and kept in sync for a considerable period of time. We've actually included several engine changes into 1.16 that are focused on improving memory management also for the 32-bit version so that all of our users can enjoy Euro Truck Simulator 2.


The 1.16 update also features minor map changes as we continue to update truck dealer locations to match the dealership revamp we have shipped in our previous update. Please note that this change may affect game modifications, so if you are experiencing crashes first try disabling any map modifications you have installed.


Everybody loves new stuff and we are aware that our fans are impatiently waiting for the release of the goodies that we have been covering on this blog. Admittedly, from this point of view ETS2 1.16 doesn't bring much to the table. This update mostly serves as a wide-scale stress-test for the new tech to come. Meanwhile though, our ETS2 mapping team is putting finishing touches to DLC Scandinavia, while the vehicle team is doing solid progress on the long-awaited Mercedes-Benz New Actros truck model. Cool stuff is on the way! We cannot yet predict which will come out first, but both teams are racing each other to finish their task as soon as possible. And that's just Euro Truck 2, and you know that's not the only project we are working on.

How can I join the beta?

  • Right-click on Euro Truck Simulator 2 in your Steam library and select properties.
  • Switch to the BETAS tab.
  • Select public_beta in the dropdown.

136 comments:

  1. What if it's a draw between DLC and Truck teams? Do they have to fight it out in a mud wrestling match?

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  2. Cool! :)

    How do I enable 64bit? Is it an UI option, in Steam, or do I have to use the -64bit parameter, in launch settings?
    Thanks :)

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    1. Based on the context, it seems that the 64-bit version of the game is still in beta, so if you want a beta release of the game, read the instructions at the end of the post under the title, "How can I Join the beta?"

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    2. It works for me by secondary-clicking the ET2 Icon in Steam, and a list appears. You can choose how to render; Options for DirectX or OpenGL etc...

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  3. Oc..oculus support maybe? <3 Thats not 1.13?

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  4. Wow, this is sorta big thing for modders right? Gotta make both 32 & 64 bit version mods in future?

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    1. No, both version of game uses same mods always

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    1. yeah, brilliant!!! And when i didnt get the Game at Steam?! Like the Xmas Event , so i can use nothin, well done, when will you change that, or maybe Big Brother Steam is way too important srrry

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    2. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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    3. Roman Ferjan. You can just type your product code into the steam "add a game" thing.

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    4. @Roman Ferjan: Beta releases are easier to handle in Steam
      Having a secondary distribution channel on a server farm costs more money in maintenance than you'd like to know

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    5. Betas are not for everyone. It's optional for people who really want to test and give feedback. Since it's not a full release and just for testing, they make it available the quickest and easiest way possible. It's not intended to be available for everyone. They want to get enough users to provide real world feedback. Not cost effective to put out a release to non-Steam users

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    6. DowleyMcWhipGaming yeah you can't. Already tried it and nothing happens. You can only activate these codes on steam and all the non steam players(including me) are screwed.

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    7. If you downloaded the game from the official website and bought a license or bought the game in a local store then the same key can be used to add the game to steam, quit whining and use google for a change: http://bit.ly/15zJtcW

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    8. Thank you. It worked.
      Now I can also use the public beta.

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  6. How do i enable 64bit when the official update will be available? Will it be automatic or do i need to select it?

    Also i'd like to suggest a feature: the rear steering axle of the trailer!
    It'd be an improvement of the realism!

    However, good work guys!

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    1. Mainly trailers for distribution in the cities have rear steering afaik

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  7. is the new weather system in this update?

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  8. o_O 64-bit ETS?......Awesoooooome !

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  9. Some websites tell that the Scandinavia DLC will be released on March 6. This is true?

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    1. Is it fuck? Wait for announcement from SCS.

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    2. No date until SCS announces. That's the way it's been, that's the way it will be.

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  10. coloqem os trucks do jogo para fazeren entregas

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  11. You should buy the rights to OMSI2 and stablalise the game. The game looks awesome but the instability deters a lot of people from buying it. However, this wouldn't be a problem if you bought the rights and stabilised it.

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    1. Or SCS could make their own bus sim?

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    2. Well, they have one called busdriver

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  13. good work!! scs.!! i was waiting for this game's 64 bit version.!!

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    1. Whenever i try to play, after 15-20 mins the game is crashing..!! i am not using any kind of mods for that profile..!!

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    2. Go to forum.scssoft.com, register, post your game.log.txt in the techinal problems forum.

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  14. Is the 64-bit version for the mac-beta version too?

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  15. with this version of the game can not play multiplayer.
    multiplay the staff already warned that does not support 64-bit.
    do not want to stop playing multiplay, I have many friends there

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  16. I cant use the 64-bit beta in Steam, the drop down field doesnt work, pls help

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    1. tengo el mismo problemaa no me quiere andar me dice steam dejo de funcionar alguna solucionnn ? tengo windows 7 64bits

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    2. You have to have a 64-bit processor and a 64bit OS in order to use a 64bit application.

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  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7QBpfIYUtA

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    1. Nice graphic mod, what is the name of it?

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  18. lol i play this game on x64 bit even 8 months -.-

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  19. I have the problem that when I want to play on steam I have to make a new profile because it my existing east-going dlc not recognize at once and the game was Unable to load !? And I have in the case of dlc no product key. (Both cd-version)

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  20. Nice update SCS. An now it's 64 bit, it can make use of all the RAM (32GB) on my computer. :D
    I'm testing it on steam right now and it runs very smooth! After the1.16 update eventually goes live, all that remains, for now, is the release of the Scandinavia DLC. And that, will keep trucking along for many more hours!
    Thank you SCS. Keep up the great work

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  21. my arrives in 2.2 megabyte and lock

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  22. Fajne novinky. Odvádzate peknú prácu, preto si aj teraz kúpim dlc, aby som vás podporil.
    Len mám dotaz, resp postrehy - skúste sa prosím pozreť na ovládanie Volva FH, toho staršieho modelu - hru odkedy ju mám hrám myšou, no pritom tomto volve volant sa občas zasekne, alebo svojvoľne trošku zatočí - skúšal som už 5 myší od rôznych výrobcov, i káblove i bezkáblové, i v nastaveniach hry citlivosť myši, no pri žiadnej inej značke kamiónu mi to nerobí, len pri tomto Volve - akože netvrdím, že to robí stále ale napr pri dnešnej ceste z Banskej Bystrice do calais mi to asi 5 krát spravilo
    A po 2. Sériový klaksón Renault Premium ma v interéry oveľa kratší zvuk ako pri pohľade zvonka
    - to sú moje postrehy, budem rád ak sa na to pozriete

    Pozdravujem zo Zvolena

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  23. Is it OK to use the Pictures of this entry for an own entry in my personal blog about the update if i link to your blog as the source of the news and the pictures?

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    1. Sure, sharing the article and talking about it is appreciated!

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    2. Thx, the Entry is online now ;) http://wachert.com/euro-truck-simulator-2-mit-64bit-update/

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  24. Game crash when going service in Helsinki. 32- and 64-bit.

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  25. I just want to know when an update will be released allowing us to recruit more drivers.

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  26. As usual: Don't rush it.I rather wait an additional 4 months if that ensures I got the quality I've gotten used to from you guys. You don't have that comercial pressure any more, so take your time! You're doin' great!
    The Rhythmosaur

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  27. Please! When released version 1.16 of Euro Truck Simulator 2?? Thank you in advance.

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  28. you can will be do bigger tunning, elementary tunning is very cheap, thats will be great if you make more accesories and interior tunning

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  29. what are you working on scs is it truck simulator 3 ?

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  30. i predict no horn fixes yet
    Scania and volvo use the first one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndEWjsaKh4I

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  31. I have this game on disc and a 64bit machine, how can I get the new 64-bit version?

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    1. If you have a 64bit version of Windows, you need to install ETS2 via Steam. the CD key can be used on Steam.

      When the full (non beta) version is released, it will be made available for download outside of Steam. Beta is Steam only.

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  32. What's about new cities and routes? West side of France has lots of empty spaces, we have no cities from Spain, Denmark
    They are mods, but SCS could give us more cities and routes, like during DLC Going East

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    1. You know that DK is in Scandinavia right? And the next DLC is Scandinavia...You didnt noticed ?

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  34. SCS "ASAP" look like "never" for normal peopole..,

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  35. Hi guys scs, pls can u change the grafic engine, i wanna see the visual damage on my truck, if the game its a simulator, must have it... Thx guys

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  36. Thank you SCS Software by this update. Now I am playing ETS2 in the ultra. Thank you so much!

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  37. please give roadside service stations a brand name and something in the kiosk , they look like they have gone bankrupt . It would make this great game more realistic . Please.

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    1. They can only add real brand names if they have a license. I don't think the costs would make it worth it when there are plenty mods that do it.

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    2. Just on the contrary, SCS can collect ad fees from companies if they're smart enough.

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    3. Just on the contrary, SCS can collect ad fees from companies if they're smart enough.

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  38. When u say this will be ready for other users soon like when are we talking because i am ready.

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  39. Thank you Dowley and plykkegaard!

    And you forzaf**** , nice to see you happy, have a good day

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  40. hopefully we will get some more Truckdrivers to hire...

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  41. thank you on that ... on other hand you could have this resolved together with small dealers !!! .... everything is in plannig ;) !!

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  42. when are you going to update the ferries? You updated the truck dealers its time to do the ferries too. And maybe add some more somewhere.

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  43. The 64 bit exe of ETS 2 has been there with a few weeks. I have been using it with about three or four weeks. Its in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Euro Truck Simulator 2\bin\win_x64

    I'm not even on v1.16 yet.

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  44. Big T*H*A*N*K Y*O*U for this present.

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  45. So when Scandinavia DLC will be released ? Together with the new amazing weather system ....There will be only 3 countries ? DK , SE, and NO ? How north they will go? Any info ? :)

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  46. Maybe SCS teams can finish the race and take to solid work?!

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  47. When coming actros mp4 and mercedes licence and are u take schimitz and krone licence

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  49. When is DLC Scandinavia out ? That's what I wanna know.

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  50. Awesome! Now I can play on ultra settings instead of medium :) Thank you SCS, good job.

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  51. what's wrong folks and air leaks rain and accurate weather winter

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  52. euro truck simulator 2 update 1.1.7.5 and air right path winter snow landscape snow

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  53. wrong in this game and the new update 1.1.7.5 air fallen snow winter weather graphics HD

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  54. update 1.1.7.5 correct setting weather winter

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  55. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ6X4sBkEXM

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  57. In older post you have wrote that more than 10000 people received gift for christmas event. How is it possible that we still do not have PC wheel special made for trucks? I don't understand it, ETS2 is really popular game. It's strange that you didn't deal with Logitech or other company.

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    1. Agree. 5 turn lock to lock. 20" wheel.

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    2. Not only a bigger wheel and more rotations but indicator and light stalks (along with other stalks that are in real trucks on the steering column) is needed to make it more realistic

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    4. You are right. Previously I had not thought of it. I have found this: http://yoyo51.en.alibaba.com/product/1117327943-218421677/Hot_Comprehensive_Driving_Education_Machines_Which_Can_Play_Car_Simulator_Online_Game.html I have send them email and ask if they can produce wheel like this but for trucks - different hand brake, gear shifter with "half gears" etc. Maybe someone has used this wheel to ETS2?

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  58. if this means: more detail (more types of AI cars, more pedestrians), more drivers (!!!) , better textures on trucks and even on vegetations, terrain and roads, more poly for some trucks elements (mirrors and steeringwheel, dashboard elements), more poly for some terrain (almost all rocks, mountains looks ugly).... than hell, yeahh!!

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    1. I highly doubt there will be higher polys for anything or any texture updates. Some people are already complaining that the game is sluggish for them so higher polys would mean their game would run even more sluggish.

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  59. Yes very good, but beware:

    1-does not work the mods

    2-Multiplayer doesn't work

    But it's worth it.

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  60. I think you should update also the currency exchange rates, after the CHF caused many problems in other countries last week.

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  61. hello and ETS NEW UPDATE 1.1.7.5 and yeah right good weather winter snow traffic roads and air leakage misplay rain

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  62. NEW UPDATE 1.1.7:5 AND setting a normal winter snow graphics game

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  63. Where is this true winter mode hoax weather rain NEW UPDATE 1.1.7.5

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnX-tns6aNw

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    1. Could you give name for mod for showing steering wheel during outside camera?

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  64. There was , from months, an 64 bit exe in the game's file . I used it ever since. It was there just for show ? Or it was a fake 64 exe ? WTF is going on ?

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  65. I have this problem i cant play in 64bits
    Nombre del evento de problema: APPCRASH
    Nombre de la aplicación: eurotrucks2.exe
    Versión de la aplicación: 1.15.16.0
    Marca de tiempo de la aplicación: 54be87d0
    Nombre del módulo con errores: eurotrucks2.exe
    Versión del módulo con errores: 1.15.16.0
    Marca de tiempo del módulo con errores: 54be87d0
    Código de excepción: c000001d
    Desplazamiento de excepción: 0000000000b91690
    Versión del sistema operativo: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
    Id. de configuración regional: 3082
    Información adicional 1: 46fe
    Información adicional 2: 46fe51016ff57712060532fcc825e8e5
    Información adicional 3: 3c13
    Información adicional 4: 3c13cc942bf958f6d89dd7e87c66045b

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  66. what happend to the american truck simulator news

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    1. Have patience. They have other news to announce too. SCS is not all American truck Simulator. A lot of people are still enjoying Euro Truck Simulator

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  67. Please add new truck MAN TGX Euro 6 in the next patch ETS 2

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  68. You can see some work in progress footage of American Truck Simulator in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clnxjTuaIDI

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  69. bem que poderia sair numa atualizações dessa o caminhão costtelation da volks um caminhão top que a galera acho que ia gostar.

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  70. lie to me all that difficult, but the web mode and friends head to chat now and NEW UPDATE 1.1.7.5 winter setting questions

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  71. Forget that old ugly BETA UPDATE 1.1.6 windows 7 64-BİT ETS

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  72. winter season right now to look at ways to chat with friends

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  73. I had turkey weather winter truck routes

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  74. KAÇAK TV YOUTUBE VİDEO true winter road truck traffic NEW???? UPDATE BETA 1.1.7.5 AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnX-tns6aNw

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  75. Make a FUCKING 3D cable for DAF XF !!!! How many time should we remind you SCS ? How the fuck you made all the trucks with 3D cable, except the DAF XF ???

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  76. Will this fix the lag spikes and sudden frame rate drops? When I'm driving on higher graphics settings, everything slows way down just for a second at random intervals. Seems to happen more when there's more going on, like traffic and weather.

    AMD fx6300 6core at 3.5ghz
    Radeon r7 240 2gb GPU
    4gb ddr3
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    Shouldn't this setup be able to run it on ultra settings with no problems?

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  77. I support the work you do SCS, but I'm really looking for journeys to take longer to complete. If you think about it, it would cure a few other issues too.

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