- 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
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.
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.