Thursday, January 29, 2015

Euro Truck Simulator 2 now officially on Mac OS X!


We are happy to announce the availability of Euro Truck Simulator 2 on Mac OS X via the Steam platform.

Making our game engine work on Mac was quite challenging, as the engine and game code for both ETS2 and ATS is constantly evolving. This process took us longer than we originally anticipated, we have been hinting that the Mac version is coming for longer than we are comfortable to admit, but finally we have achieved the important milestone of supporting Windows, Linux as well as Mac. Reaching this point means that we will be able to maintain and update all editions based on shared codebase, making the probability of American Truck Simulator appearing on all three platforms simultaneously very high.

We are launching the Mac edition of the game on Steam for now, and honestly we are not quite sure yet when or if we will offer it through the Mac App Store. Steam allows us to release updates anytime we feel they are ready, the current DLC system will "just work" there as well, and with a bit of fiddling, people should be able to use any mods that are out there already for the Windows version. Applications from Mac App Store operate in a sandbox, making it more challenging to make mods work. Another obstacle is the QA process, it would tend to delay update releases for unknown periods of time, making it difficult to keep our game in sync on all supported platforms. With planned features on World of Trucks, keeping the client and the server in sync through protocol changes will be critical.

Just like the Windows and Linux version, the OS X version is available on the Steam Store starting today. Check out our step-by-step guide if you are unsure how to activate your game or if you have no idea what the entire Steam thing is! If you have already activated the game on Steam and have been running it under Linux or Windows, of course there is no need to re-purchase it. Any product key that we have issued in the past will activate the game on Steam, so even if you already own or are about to buy any boxed retail Windows edition of the game, you can access the Mac and Linux versions immediately.

34 comments:

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    1. Something strange happen with the blog post. I saw the blog post at 15:02 and then it was removed. Now after 36 minutes I can see it. Strange.

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  2. I hope all the Mac Os users out there buy ETS2 and join in this great community. Great news SCS.

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    1. not many :) but at work: mac

      fun to play a little lunch break
      thx scs

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    2. Well maybe if you think hard enough you will figure that out.

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    3. Are you sure you are not expecting just a little too much?

      Now my comment there could work for both Val and Jozef but obviously in differing ways! LOL

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    4. ETS2 never has been free. If you already bought the game for PC, you do get it free for the Mac, it's just added to your game library in Steam

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  4. Thank you! I didn't even find one bug in the beta version! :)

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  5. i unfortuetly cannot access the dev console when i press ~ (alt+N for mac) or the actual tilda key map on my keyboard so that i can reset my economy as i cant take jobs :(

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  6. Please sort a fix out for windows vista....crashes with a runtime error after around half an hour ...making me restart the game ....Other than that ..It runs great ..my favourite pc game which is annoying after building my fleet up and clocking up over 100 hours driving and travelling over 85000 km ..Please publish an in date to solve this ...

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  7. Hi,
    I have ETS 2 osx_beta on my mac. I don't know how to update from osx_beta to the offical version.

    Pls Help
    Thx

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    1. I had as well.
      My method was to go to properties of ETS 2, by right clicking on the game in steam, and then select the tab named "BETAs". There you can select to deselect all beta programs.
      Then quit steam all together, and restart it. The beta edition of the game should be removed and the normal game should be present.
      I hope it helps.

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  8. who gives a fuck about Mac versions ? Make the DLC qucklier instead of losing time with mac version bitch!

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    1. Not like devs making maps were working on this...

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    2. Rocco ... don't know if anyone ever took the time to let you know ....cursing is not very cool ..... but maybe you want to taken as a fool ... in which case, you going about it well.

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    3. A game devolper who wants to open up there game to more users...you only pay like 30 bucks for the game but yet you act like you have 51% of the companies stock...don't think SCS is publicly traded but you get the point.

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  9. sorry, I want ask something? to run the game in 64-bit mode you have to do some steps or the game is launched automatically in 64-bit mode?

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  10. completely and uterly broken for me. cant take any jobs as there are not any. not happy

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  11. where is Scandinavian tired of waiting

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  12. I would like to say that i have seen the video of ATS and it is completely beautiful and amazing hard work but please see every place in streets right because interstates don't have intersections of crossing roads, there is always a exit that makes the freeway flow smooth and the cars go different directions off the exit as well.another thing when you head off or on the freeway there are light poles when entering or about to exit the freeway also there's suppose to be exit signs and signs that tell you when the lane merges with the freeway please change this there is no one way sign on American freeways at all ,and there needs to be more traffic on the freeway i live and California i go all over the state i know how the freeway is here .please i hope you listen to this and do this stuff thank you i just want California and united states looking right please.

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  13. Hi,
    How hard is the fiddling going to be to make the mods work on Ets2 for Mac.I was thinking about running Ets2 on crossover,would prefer to run the Mac version if possible but If using the mods will be difficult i will stick to crossover.
    Many Thanks

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  14. SCS, I have one request for ETS2 for all operating systems. Can you create an option in which the game decides when it is going to rain, thunderstorm, fog, etc? I don't think it's very realistic to have a slider that the user can use to control the weather, however you should leave it as an option for people that want to use this feature.

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  16. different engine for AMERICAN TRUCK SIMULATION make this game genuine if people have played ets 2 with American trucks and trailers is going to be the same like playing ets 2 overall is going to be waste of money because of ets 2 same engine core

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  17. Can we bring up our Window's save games in Mac or do we need to start over?

    (Thanks for an awesome game!)

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