Thursday, January 21, 2016

American Truck Simulator & World of Trucks


Greetings truckers!

American Truck Simulator is well on its way to the February 3 release, and we thought that it is time to discuss the plans for its integration with World of Trucks universe.

On release day, we are going enable the support for uploading screenshots and setting custom license plates of your truck. We expect that shortly after release we will see a huge amount of great shots uploaded to the service from the game. The editorial team is constantly overwhelmed by the volume of great shots appearing every day, so it is very likely that they will have a hard time picking a few of the best to use for the Image Spotlight feature in ATS loading screens.

But we ALL expect more from World of Trucks eventually than just a glorified facebook for game screenshots, and there is definitely more on the way. Since the release of Contracts feature for ETS2, over 4.8 million tons of cargo had been transported. Contracts are coming to ATS as well, however first we need to verify that the networking infrastructure is ready and will work under load, so it will be rolled out in an update soon after release.

We are currently improving Contracts by adding an ability to list and take Contract jobs directly from inside the game, not having to take a detour via the World of Truck website. It should add to convenience and usability. Even if some features may over time migrate into the game client, it is important to keep them exposed through the website interface, and it will also be the case here. We are going to build further superstructure on top of Contracts while implementing Virtual Trucking Companies (VTC) support.


There is one more little announcement we need to make: We are about to say good bye to an existing World of Trucks achievement - “Refined Identity”. One of the reasons is that we are soon going to introduce more fine-grained privacy settings for users of the website, but actually the main pressure for its removal is technical. As our server infrastructure is growing and we are migrating most of the services to cloud-based back end, the related database queries are getting difficult to perform cheaply and effectively.

As a result, this particular achievement will become a “Legacy Achievement” and it will no longer be possible to earn it. The plan is that as of February 1, we will switch off the detection code for this achievement, so it will no longer be possible to get it. But if you have earned it already or will be able to grab it in time before Feb 1, it will stay in your profile. If you are a bit on the compulsive hoarding extreme collector side of the spectrum and need to have it all, you only have a few days left, so grab it while you still can! :)

105 comments:

  1. This game will be amazing. Cant wait until February 3!

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    3. the tailgate party for the superbooowl srarts on the 3rd woooo

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  2. Very nice! Keep work SCS, you rock!

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  3. Cool thanks SCS! Go on! Do you work on other cars?

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  4. thanks SCS :) ATS is released on my birthday so I'm actually looking forward to being a year closer to grey hairs haha

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  5. SCS
    Please ATS game should be in American style!
    The police prosecution of offenders do not obey rules.
    To see their company drivers on road.
    American traffic and freight traffic.
    Black driver behind wheel of my truck! I'm a black African - American, hell...

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    1. Seriously? Can't you just be happy to have a new trucking game without bringing race into it?

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    2. > New trucking game
      > Same HUD same menues same graphic engine same prefab same models same icons same assets same basicly everything except map's name and trucks

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    3. Akula. I'm genuinely intrigued as to why you come here. The only comments i see from you are negative, slating SCS for not doing this or that just nothing positive at all. I find it quite odd. I fell out with COD after the fourth one so i don't play it, i don't read articles about it the only opinion i have of it is it's not for me. If you hate the game and devs so much why even waste your time? Not being an arse i'm genuinely interested.

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    4. I just want to say one word for SCS.
      That they are stucked at PC gaming era 2006-2008, and they doesnt want to move from that.
      Graphically comparing ETS2 or even ATS now, with nowdays games, it takes me feel that ETS2 is 10 years old game

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    5. @Hye Xenforo MacedoniaNS: Dont you understand that they have to learn to use the new engine? They have been working with Prism3D for years because they know how to use it.
      The reason,lets say Battlefield, looks so good with the Frostbite engine is that they made it themselfs, they update it, thats the same thing SCS is doing with Prism3D. Maybe Frostbite is in C++ and Prism3D in C#? (I dont know). Thats a change. And not a small one (I think). Never change a running system?
      Also, maybe they cant easly implement some of the things they have in Prism3D? Did you ever think about that? Look at Unity 3D and Unreal Engine 4. Unity 3D is iffy, Unreal Engine 4 in 3D games look amazing. Untiy is more for 2D than 3D and Unreal 4 for 3D. Engines differ for what they are used for. Thats the end of it.

      Dont care about spelling mistakes. Im also no expert, thats just all I know and learnd in School.

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    6. You are learning well. Prism3D is written in C++ . But programming 3D game engines today is the hardest thing ever (I did some openGL 4 last year... nightmare :D ) so it is possible that they do not have qualified people to do it.

      That leaves 2 options. To hire someone experienced for horrible amounts of money or take the tame for current staff to learn to do it well. Both options cost very big amounts of money in the end.

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  6. Cannot wait for 3/2/16 or 3/2/1 LOL

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  7. "Online cargo" was so boring and useless unless you're part of VTC stuff. Do something useful for once , like listen to players to start working on GOOD things.

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    1. I actually agree on this one. Onlines cargo feature is giving us no benefit. Still waiting for a bit of news from the rigids nad coaches. The only feature that I'm using World of Trucks is to see the cool screenshots and to have my own license plate.

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    2. I tend to defend SCS against uneducated troll-hate a lot, but on this one I have to agree as well. I took one glance at the "contracts" stuff on World of Trucks and figured it was such a waste of time. If I want different cargo and routes - well - modder JazzyCat has come to many of our rescue for that. And if you want something personal or uniqwue, no problem - 35 seconds in ETS2 Studio and you have routes and trailers customized to your needs packaged as a fully working mod.

      I am unsure why a system was designed where you have to be OUT of game to pick up a load for driving IN the game. Now if the system were integrated IN the game where we could pick up contracts from in the menu ... I might use it.

      However, on the other end of the stick, like Akula said - the web based stuff is great for VTCs. Just ... not so much for more singular play.

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    3. Did you read the latest post? SCS are making it easier to take jobs in game instead of out of game.

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    4. You start off small. You dont just throw something in without testing if the Infrastrucur can handle it (they said in the post). Start of small, you can always go bigger and better.
      Just for ONCE! Use your brain!

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  8. Yes, I want to see police patrols in the ATS.
    Your trailers in the game or taken in hiring.

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  9. Now all we can hope they do is add right on red!

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    1. heck yes, to not have this feature would be un-american. I recall from childhood when I was about 10, riding with our friend from Austria over to visit (I'm originally from Europe). I remember sitting at red light and said "I think you can turn right on red." So she did. Immediately I thought"Oh no i just had her break the law!"....started sweating and checked around for cops...."got lucky" i thought. Confirmed later with dad that it was ok to turn right on red. Phew! So yeah - you can turn right on red unless otherwise posted. I have the camera tickets to prove it requires a complete stop...<:-/

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    2. heck yes, to not have this feature would be un-american. I recall from childhood when I was about 10, riding with our friend from Austria over to visit (I'm originally from Europe). I remember sitting at red light and said "I think you can turn right on red." So she did. Immediately I thought"Oh no i just had her break the law!"....started sweating and checked around for cops...."got lucky" i thought. Confirmed later with dad that it was ok to turn right on red. Phew! So yeah - you can turn right on red unless otherwise posted. I have the camera tickets to prove it requires a complete stop...<:-/

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    3. SCS -may want to look into why posts are showing twice - seems to happen on every post i make and i see others as well. using chrome usually.

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    4. SCS -may want to look into why posts are showing twice - seems to happen on every post i make and i see others as well. using chrome usually.

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    5. The double post bit was happening to me earlier as well. Seems okay now though.

      I agree here. Not turning right on red is one of the oddest things I have ever seen. In America there ARE intersections where turning right on red is too dangerous by design, but those intersections are clearly marked and turning right is illegal on a red light. But that only accounts for under 10 percent of all the intersections in the USA.

      If this is not integrated, I foresee a lot of mods where people do like we already do for ETS2 and gut out the whole "ticket for red light" code.

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    6. That's how it is with some intersections in Australia too, turn right on red after coming to a complete stop.

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    7. Turn right on red is already implemented and seen on squirell´s video of ATS on youtube.

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    8. Now if only they can get the British Government to adapt a 'turn left on red', we would have to wait pointlessly at red lights!

      Having said that, UK lights DO react to traffic, so waiting at a red light with no other traffic in other directions is minimised - unlike ETS2 where you are kept waiting for nothing!

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  10. Sounds great looking forward to playing ATS next month.

    Steve in Colorado

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  11. Sounds great looking forward to playing ATS next month.

    Steve in Colorado

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  12. Great to see that many blog updates in a few days!
    Keep going!
    I've got one little request for the next one:
    A list of all trucks featured in the first release and some more pictures of them or of anything else...
    I'm looking forward to playing this great game :)
    02/03/16 will be a very good day.
    Although my box version will arrive 02/06 :(
    Thank you SCS!

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    1. The ones they've announced so far are the new Peterbilt, the Kenworth W900, and the Kenworth T680. We also know they've done a sound recording on a Volvo VNL as well as having seen 1 screenshot of the exterior of a VNL a long time ago

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    2. I know the ones they've shown so far...
      And I know which one I'll take.
      I'd just like to see an official list of the trucks and some new pictures.
      There are rumors about the 389. Would be interesting to know...

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    3. Keep in mind that even trucks seen in pre-release game footage and screenshots have not all been confirmed as being in the final release yet.

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    4. I'd like a Scania T-RJL please SCS. OK, I like European trucks. Why can't we drive cab overs in America. Some truckers in America do. I can tell right now that I will be constantly hitting AI cars and trucks up the wazoo with the front of a Peterbilt because you can't see the front end without a mirror, which cabovers have.

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    5. @ Patrick. I am sure it will be simple to import the SCANIA T to ATS because it runs on the same game engine.

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  13. Love the game... love the environments... looking forward to ATS!!!

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  14. DIRT! DIRT! DIRT! DIRT! DIRT!... Make the trucks be able to get dirty pleeease SCS... give us dirt capability on the trucks... Let them get dirty...

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    1. You would then need to wash your truck....hmmmmmm.

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    2. LOL As if anyone would wash their truck. You shoudl see the YouTube videos I see from Farming Simulator 15. People who have "dirt" turned on in their game have never ever washed it at all.

      Fortunately they made dirt an option, one which I turned off :) I have enough trouble keeping up with washing my Jeep in real life.

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    3. Yeah, dirty trucks and a truck wash to clean them. Better still, for the next trucking game you make, license the Unreal 4 engine.

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    4. Yeah, dirty trucks and a truck wash to clean them. Better still, for the next trucking game you make, license the Unreal 4 engine.

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    1. you and Aklua both need to get out

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    2. I think the moderators of this blog are blind or I don't know what to believe...they should have banned them a long time ago.Not only this guy and Akula,but all the other people that have nothing more to do than complain as if there's no tomorrow...

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    3. Why would they put Bulgarian paint jobs in ATS?

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    4. I think this guy hired someone to ask for the game thing on each blog post,because I would go crazy after requesting the same thing for over 100 times...

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    5. it's funny to me, he's just joking, that's nice, there isn't really unrespect against anyone, so why not? :)

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  16. Making WoT more relevant is critical. Presently, it doesn't do enough.

    The news of VTC's is great.
    More detailed and collated driver stats will allow VTC owners to make informed decisions and hugely satisfy the many who would be proud of the achievements and clean driving.

    It's all looking really good and hope the project proves to be another huge success.

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  17. Less than 2 weeks to launch..

    Still no mention of double-trailer functionality or owning our own trailers again (like previous games allowed)?

    It's not looking good :S

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    1. I'd guess both would come to ATS and ETS later on. The rigid + trailer at least was noted in a much older post, so it's been on the radar at least.

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  18. Here we go CUT & PASTE CUT & PASTE CUT & PASTE CUT & PASTE

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  19. Question about Licenses plates EMAIL ME RESPONES(Theswaff699@gmail.com) will all 50 states be avalible upon realease day? I am in Norht Carolina and if it when the map of area comes out NC will be a while.

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  20. For me personally WOT is useless feature. I'm start to thinking that I'll never use it. Multiplayer can be made without any website, as moders shown. The photos are not interesting me at all, custom plates in ATS are exotic for me so I can have from California or New Mexico, it doesn't matter. I know that you SCS need WOT to have statistic, but I like only to drive, this is the most interesting for me. For me it is waste of time. When can we have rigid trucks or tandems?

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  21. This is a must have addition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEmG-Tqy6Gg The game must be the meaning, difficulties, sudden change of circumstances. You want to sell the same thing, only more expensive. Given the number of interested in this game was to reach a new level.

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  22. Im guessing in America there is no speed limiters on your trucks......which will be a nice switch.....and dirt wise completely agree with above dirt quickly becomes an inconvience always cleaning vehicles, Some realities are better left.......

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    1. You can disable the speed limiter in ETS 2 too. Also you can turn off the penalties for speeding , crashing , going through red lights etc by editing config.cfg in your profile and look for uset g_police which is set to 1 by default so change it to 0.

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  23. Great job SCS Team. I think it's about time for some gameplay videos to appear though. The lack of the is a bit unsetling as there was a bunch of videos prior to ETS2 release :)

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  24. I've got 22 jobs done in External Contracts with ETS2, it's going to be great when we get the chance to do External Contracts in ATS. I'm glad they are smoothing out the process to access external contracts because I find it incredibly annoying having to enter my login details over and over again day in and day out. I look forward to the day when we can book an external contract as easy as going to the freight market.

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  25. Are you think about improving truck RPM's going slower than default? Because feels driving a race car with half throttle

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  26. If you really want to get people uploading new shots, users really need more than 6 slots for images. There are some that I personally want to keep public and won't add any as I've only got 6 slots. That needs much improving to make sharing images actually useful.

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    1. not enough bandw. for tones of pics.
      I personally not use WOT.
      And don't like the contracts feature, as long as the game is boring like hell.. (I bought mods from RTA, they are looking awesome, but I have errors, something crash my game) Waiting for complete France and Italy , maybe these 2 will revive the motivation to play.
      At ATS I don't like the mapscale, 34:1 is way too small. But yes, USA is much larger than EU

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    2. Actually Europe is bigger than USA. USA 9.857.000 km2, Europe 10.180.000 km2. But North America is 24.710.000 km2, if that was what you meant.

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  29. Thanks SCS..for giving squirrel an "early access" when you said you wouldn't do an early access...i know squirrel is "popular" but that doesn't give a good reason to give him ATS before anyone else...So unfair its a big -1 for me...4 days before release hes going to play...Its sad because some fans like me have supported you since the first 18 WoS..For me ATS is alot in my life i grew up with 18 WoS to stress out and relax and got much good memories,meanwhile squirrel is just a popular streamer.

    But oh well whatever i say it will change nothing..because is just my opinion right?

    :(

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    1. Do you know, what is a closed beta test? It is a phase when developer will choose some people who will play unfinished edition of the game and will look for bugs according to deal with developer. It is working like this since 1970.

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    2. yeah...CLOSED and squirrel isnt even that close to SCS anyway,also he wont look for bugs hes just gonna play happyly and tease us the fuck out of us

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    3. Entitled much? My gods, people, just play another game for a week. You have plenty of them. Beta for Division, ETS2, FS15 are all on my plate for the week. ATS will be nice but with the other beta going on through February I actually won't be giving ATS much attention until March.

      Point: it's just a game among many many hundreds of thousands of games. Relax.

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    4. Oh sorry if im excited like crazy..its just its been 7 years i am waiting for an open world US truck game...play other games until 3 Feb is hardcore cuz it feels like 3 feb is coming so freaking slow...

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    5. Uxot, what if I told you that SCS gave order to Squirell to tease us crazy in the end of testing process? Marketing, you know :)

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  30. And I thought I wouldn't get any birthday gifts this year :p
    Wow! Imma get it as soon as I have the money! And celebrate my birthday with a long anticipated game!

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  31. I was so looking forward to this but my Fanatec wheel broke yesterday and driving with the keyboard sucks.

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    1. Can you still ask about guarantee? I wish you to find a way to see your driving wheel back in your hand as SCS's trucking games deserve to be played with a proprer handle controller !

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  32. There is no strict rule that official gatherings should always be formal. Instead, engaging the guests is a lot more important and steps really should be taken to make corporate events NYC a bit more entertaining.

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  33. VTC looks interesting, it might give a sens to contract feature. Keep working on "online" features and show us more further what you are planning :)

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  34. SCS, in the American simulator -
    The police are prosecuting offenders.
    School bus.
    Your trailer and its repair and modernization.

    Boring game not needed for a gift !

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  35. SCS, in the American simulator -
    The police are prosecuting offenders.
    School bus.
    Your trailer and its repair and modernization.

    Boring game not needed for a gift !

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  37. bye bye Euro Truck 2 you wanted to be a simulator but that didn't happen hire we go here we go with another wannabe simulator Game with no real braking and no flat tires no overweight no double trailers and why not Hooking up the truck airlines to the trailer you scs still want to sell us the same crap we Be playing for years we want the Game to Be more realistic then why you called the Games Simulator why not call them wannabe simulator games so we won't complain and the truck's they don't feel like truck's they feel like race cars the RPM needs to be slower but with power SCS you need real truck experts talk to A real truck driver and ask him about the difference between empty or loaded

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  38. TO ALL YOU cocksuckers OUT THERE that things the there's going to be something different on American truck sim stop acting stupid because all all of you know that this game is Euro truck Simulator 2 under A different name Brand so don't think you're going to see police cars pulling you over or for you to own your trailers no double trailers no smoke stacks on trucks no air lines connect to trailer so everybody stop acting stupid like you don't know that this is Euro truck Simulator 2 under a different name ATS SimArcade Games admit this ETS2

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    1. I reckon SCS will get away with this time
      but if they don't do something positive
      with this so called simulater, people will
      simply not buy anymore if their is anymore

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    2. This is not Euro Truck simulator 2 under a different name. It has a completely different map and different trucks.

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    3. Compare ETS2 version 1.0 and version 1.22 .. that says it all... it is almost a different game.

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  40. Haven't played in ETS2. I feel need to sleep and it makes no sense to drive there and back in an empty world!
    I go into ETS2 only for 5 minutes, to see new mods from modders.
    ATS - I won't buy, I don't see the point in boring games!
    SCS has to understand and follow the example though, would be with GTA5
    Rig N Roll is a much addictive game and have a script of plot and positive in game!

    ps
    These games, trucks and maps, our modders are doing for 30 days... and scs for two years, boring 10 years ago time game. ha ha ha...

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    1. this is a niche game gendre.. very underground until Eurotruck 2 came.... if you dont like it, dont buy it...

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  41. holly mother of God, the sound of the volvo is super duper amazing. you guys are awesome

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  42. y a t-il un multyjoueur pour american truck silulator???

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  44. Nice game looking forward to the multiplayer:)

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  45. I cant get my american truck simulator connected to world of trucks it says that email already exists for another account (referring to my ETS2) why cant we connect ATS AND ETS2 to the same account?

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