Sunday, January 31, 2016

Humbled by so Many Positive Reactions

The Internet is really waking up to American Truck Simulator, with first in-depth reviews, videos and streams. So far it looks like we are doing great!
  • 8.5/10 from Destructoid - "A memorable game that's hard not to like and recommend to others." also "With two trucks and two included states, and another one on its way, American Truck Simulator is an investment into the series' future, but it's not a steep one and easily earns its value with what is already presented."
  • 8.0/10 from PC Gamer - "This is a polished, strangely enjoyable simulator that you can easily lose hours to"
  • 8.5/10 from Gamepressure/Gry-Online - "This is the best simulator ever"
Here is a bunch of search links to let you see what is happening live with the game at the moment on Twitch, Youtube or Hitbox.

We have selected a bunch of note-worthy funny, interesting and useful videos for your viewing pleasure.

See, that's why we alternate places for trailer drop-off!


Review and guide for English speaking players

We cannot forget about our Brazilian community

Let's play by French YouTuber - Galax

First Impressions from Keralis over in Sweden

If you are still eager to learn more, don't forget about today's live interview with SCS Software's Pavel Sebor! We understand that Squirrel has assembled a long list of questions from fans about the past, current and future of both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2. Set your alarm clock to 8 pm CET, 7 pm UK time, that's 2 pm on the US East Coast and 11 am in California.

133 comments:

  1. I wish this simulator gives me 250.000 bucks per tour :)

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  2. Let's see how much it will cost in Brazil.

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  4. when you begin to deploy the key of the game I already booked

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  5. Why aren't the bonnet visable from the cab?
    Feels like ETS2 and not like an amerikan truck. Will you fix that so it will be more realistic?

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    1. It's because the bonnet is slanted. Older models have a straight bonnet that will be in your view. A fix is not necessary, as you can adjust your view in the cab in such a way that the bonnet is visible.

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    2. That's how they are in real life, you don't see the hood in the newer models.

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  6. So.. On release we get 2 states (3 after update), 2 trucks or maybe 4. You guys were posting for more then 2 years (!) about the development of the game. Is it weird that I'm a little disappointed?

    Almost sounds like a company in trouble releasing what they got just to make some money.

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    2. Yeah but SCS is humbled by the awesome reviews. Look at the list they all are pay reviews. I feel backstabed common weren't any of you expecting a lot more? I was.

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  7. At what hour exactly will be free to download on Steam in Europe..i first tought 00:00 but some peopla say may be 09.00 Pacific Time,that means 12.00 Europe Time

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    1. Go to the steam store page, look at the timer.....problem solved

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  8. "We cannot forget about Brazilian community and Portugeese language" -Software, SCS. Thanks SCS for paying attention on Brazilian and Portuguese communities!

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  9. Just enjoy the game bro, an let them do their jobs

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  10. Just enjoy the game bro, an let them do their jobs

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  11. American Arcade Simulators.. Enjoy

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  12. Ps : "best simulator ever" heard the same thinf about ets2.

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  13. I have like 70 million euros in ETS2.... so much time invested building my company.... it would be great to be able to have a way of creating a subsidiary co. in America using European money as starting capital to buy like 10 trucks

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    1. With this you want the easier way. Wait some days and u'll get a mod with millions os dolars and hundreds of trucks.

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  14. Again with that "cuci-cuci-cuci-cuci" indicator sound..
    SCS lazy goign nowhere

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    1. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"! It's as simple as that!

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  15. Since its same game, i guess you could use even the same mods lol? :D

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    1. It's the same engine, the rest is exclusive.

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  16. 3 years of development for a copy paste game from ets 2, it was better if they make it 18 wheels with this graphic.

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  17. When i see the launching trailer i hoped for cb radio but its not in the game, why its in the trailer but not in the game? i don;t think its so hard to implement.

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  18. If i had my own people and company, within 3 years ill make a 1:1 map scale game.. But SCS? 1:1000.
    Really i dont known whats the problem wth this company.
    Total time spend in producting per week is 3-4 hours... Pretty sure on that

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    1. 4 hour per week = 30 min per day.. So many minutes :)

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    2. You just can't appreciate anything in life,can you?

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    3. It's not a charity, it's commercial business. Peoples money is involved. I think a bit of criticism is justified.

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    4. Nah, im just nervous of SCS politics, how they making us nuts by selling same game under different name.

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    5. I really want to see your 420 000 km^2 California in scale 1:1 detailed more than GTA V made by your company!

      P.S. ATS scale is 1:34,5

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    6. It's their game,their company and their business.Who are you to judge them?Don't like what they do?Make your own game with your nonexistent imaginary company! Whole America in 1:1 scale and in GTA V detail! You have 3 years...the clock is ticking!

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  19. World of trucks don't work right now?...

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  20. I played ats today, great and good job ATS, but sorry me because the ats it's a copy of ETS 2. Only two trucks in release and a little map... The same menu etc. What are you do in 2 years? I don't know... ETS 2 started with all trucks same with fake brands... Why ATS can't start like this? Other negative point: You should make the map of America FREE no in DLC's. Nobody can buy all dlc's.

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    1. About fake brands, if I remember correctly they said, that they complicate situation with getting license. That's why they decided to put only licensed trucks into ATS.
      About DLCs you might be right. I'm worried too... Well depends on prices. If SCS chargé too much for DLC then situation with purchasing might be a problem.
      But on the other hand, SCS won't be able to make new states in short time...
      Will see...

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    2. I'm worried because the price of DLCs is very expensive. For instance the cabin accessories is a little futile DLC but very expensive(should be a free actualization). I imagine the map of DLCs R$20,00, R$30,00 here in Brazil. This can not!

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    3. $10 for 10 states it's a ok price. If they don't go away from this, the game will be bigger and better.

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    4. But US $10 is very expensive for Brazil(real is devalued and Dilma Rousseff a "good" president give us taxes of hell). Then will be R$40,00 reais here + taxes in Internet. Should be at least US R$5,00 of state. Sorry for my english i'm learning :s

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    5. Then you should complain to your government, not SCS:

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    6. GTA V no Brasil foi o mais barato de todos os mercados (apenas 100 reais), significa que as DLCs podem chegar mais baratas que a simples conversão de dolar para real.

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  21. To be honest fanboys, tell me whats different expect trucks and map? Graphics, menu interface, sun, rain, physic, sounds, cabin bounce, maybe fuel consumption? Maybe improved handling?
    Its still fake economy. Creating truck driver carrier in this game is meaningless

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    1. Were you expecting flying trucks?

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    2. No. I was expecting something fresh..

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    3. You got new map, and ENTIRE new map, new trucks, new trailers, new jobs, more customization, and entire new world. Menu is really that important? You really spent so much time in menus? SCS is a indie producer, you really think they'll made all completely new?

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    4. Do you even know what a "sister game" means?They have to be similar,SCS announced that they will update both games in paralell with the SAME features...How is that possible if the games are very different from each other?Use your brain before you post all of those nonsense comments...

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    5. It seems that so called "fans" of ETS2 and now ATS nothing but complaints. The two games are "Simulators" not "Realistics". Fake economy is waht drives a simulator, whether it is a zoo, amusement park, roller coaster, cruise line or any other scenario. The player tries to earn enough "money" to build or ehance their company. Those of you are not happy with the game..don't play it. If you want realism, turn off your computer, lap-top, tablet or wahtever you use to play on and get a real job working for a trucking company...then you can experience Realism. Also, if I were you, I wouldn't spend anymore money on a product that you find inferior, i.e. SCS. I'm sure they won't miss you..By the way..I love both of these games.

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  22. i dont know if you guys at SCS knows but ATS got leaked on the web <_<

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  23. Looking forward to 3 February so I too can start enjoying this new game from SCS. SCS has done a fantastic job implementing ATS. The cost of this game is very reasonable too, especially when you consider the costs of many useless items we purchase throughout the year.

    Steve in Colorado

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  24. Game not released, on sites already 100 mods for ATS -.-

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    1. http://atsmods.lt/

      Insane.. Why I should waste then my money when someone have it for free -.-

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    2. You need ATS in order to use those mods; I dont see how you are getting them free..

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    3. Well someone has leaked the game online, so people have already jumped on that

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    4. You do what you want. The point is, same as ETS2, new atts and you'll be out. And this mean no more new trucks, no more DLC's and no more new states.

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  25. I LOVE YOU SCS!!!!!!!! INTERVIEW WITH PAVEL WAS BRILLIANT!!! I DID NOT EXPECTED SO MANY NEW FEQTURES COMMING TO THE GAME!!!!!

    -France DLC comming probably in the fisrt half of 2016!
    -old part of France revisited
    -ATS will continue in two directions (Arizona - New Mexico - Texas and Oregon - Washington)
    -explained problems with trucks licenses
    -official multiplayer, Euro Coach Simulator and many others

    THANK YOU SO MUCH SQUIRREL AND PAVEL!

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    1. Squirrel makes SCS go backwards. My God the old fart dont even know what a reefer is. He's a joke and SCS should cut the co operation with him.
      And NO, im not jelous. How can I be that when i know more basis truck terms than him.

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    2. Then start your own stream and have hundreds of thousands of followers.

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  26. honestly ive done nothing but bag on scs since the announcement of ATS, and everything they do wrong... BUT, im here to say that ATS looks amazing, im very impressed with what you guys have done and i was very very glad to hear about the future of scs and what they have planned its amazing to me how much you guys truly do and whats to come, thank you tons, i cant wait to throw my money in your lap for ATS :)

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  27. Again: Thank you all :)
    And thank you Pavel for that great, really honest and informative interview!
    I always knew that SCS is one of the most brilliant and customer friendly companies ever and there's no doubt that you still are.
    Unfortunately, my box version arrives three days after release, but that's ok because I'll be waiting for one of the best games I'll ever play :)
    Thank you SCS and all the people that support this community and their games!!!

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  28. Thank you Pavel for the great interview in Squirrel's stream! SCS have done great work for American Truck Simulator, Many and many more hours will pass in this game! Thank you SCS.

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  29. Thx for the great Interview with Squirrel's stream it was Awesome. continue your Great Job and i hope one day we can buy our Own trailer :)!

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  30. Thx for the great Interview with Squirrel's stream it was Awesome. continue your Great Job and i hope one day we can buy our Own trailer :)!

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  31. We see the small stuff, not a game! It's not even a simulator, and a parody!

    Silly police, it's funny and simple. Police should pursue the offender.

    Station weighing Shipping: Dummy! No indicators of the scoreboard!

    Cargo storage copied from DLC Scandinavia

    I deleted after 1 hour, even a pirate copy of the game (which is already on the Internet on a torrent...

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  32. why you what this Game If Everybody knows this is Euro Truck Simulator2 same cabover physics and not realistic transmissions the real trucks only Have (4 Gears on the stick for 13 Gear's and 9speed transmissions) (5 Gear'on the stick shift for the 15 and 18 Gears) without counting reverse and no real braking wait this lazy workers from SCS i can't believe they took almost 4 years to make and paste the LITTLE MAP AND TRUCkS in TO THE REAL younique Game Euro Truck Simulator2 Euro Truck Simulator2 under different brand name call American Truck Simulator

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  33. Hungarian paintjob please! Love you scs :)

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    1. I'm pretty sure they saw all your 1337 requests by now so there's no need to ask for the same thing over and over again.At least suggest something new!

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  36. Really you think they will do all DLCS till 2016 end?
    Scandinavia been made more than 1 year..
    Imagine now SCS would take 5 year

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  37. Funny how 2016 game running smoothly than ATS.
    Funny how Pavel turned into Bob Uncle, after they sold 2.5m copies of ETS

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  38. please double trailers in ATS. please

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  39. There should have been a new UI for ATS

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  40. The game have frame drops when you enter in the town, you can't make no tunning on your truck just 2 bulbars and painjobs,no lights, no horns, the game seems unfinished, the distance are small,from los angeles to las vegas takes only 20 min max.

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  41. This is Not America - it's a shame razrabotchikom.
    It's an empty game which is easy to do. No scripts, no police, no companions, no nothing. In short - the Doll.

    Some objects are taken from the dlc Scandinavia is a disgrace!!!

    Deleted the game after 1.5 hours ...

    MY SCORE on 10 point scale:
    4/10

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    1. Yeah, how dare SCS use assets they created in other games! A disgrace, indeed! /s

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    2. I played the game, the last beta version, it was a livid game, many and different cars, many trucks (in traffic), big map and a lot of diversity.

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  42. Ist ja alles schön und gut ..
    Aber warum zur Hölle kriegen die das nicht gebacken endlich mal Doppeltrailer mit reinzubauen oder halt Rauch aus den Schornstein.. Wollen die nicht oder Können sie es nicht , Denke mal eher das man als DLC später erwerben kann.
    Aber das muss echt nicht sein als Truckerspiel sollte das schon drin sein .
    Also in den 3 Jahren die sie gebraucht haben sollte das schon drin gewesen sein.
    Hoffentlich gibt es dafür später Mods ,,,, nicht wie bei ETS " wo es nicht möglich gewesen ist ein Mod dafür herzustellen weil es die ENGINE Nicht geschafft hat oder weil es zu kompliziert ist den Mod reinzubauen.

    Mal schauen ob es auf 64 Bit System geht .
    Wenn nicht wäre es schon ein bissel Traurig
    Oder weiß jemand was.?





















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  43. >> Pavel confirmed what I speculated in an earlier blog post.

    W900 and 389 licenses were delayed because PACCAR gave priority to their aero models first (T680, 579). Which may seem like a bit of a d*** move but at the end of the day they have their trucks in-game in the hopes of getting truck sales, so they will prioritize the ones they want to push most. You know what sales people are like, they don't care what you want lol.

    >> Double trailer functionality is apparently implemented in physics code but they're still refining it before adding the feature to the game (I'll believe that when I see it considering we saw in-game pics of doubles in ETS2 and still don't have them)

    >> Pavel basically said we don't have ability to buy our own trailers because that would make it too complex for the casual players.

    They are dumbing down the game and leaving out features the "hardcore" players want by designing it for the type of idiots you see in the "parking challenge" video above, who you suspect might have had trouble even parking their own butts on the couch.

    This is why ATS has help dialogue on the menu next to a button saying "Progress History" that will pop-up and tell you "here you can check your progress". You don't say?!

    I only hope these "casual" players give you enough money to finally start adding some features/extra options catered towards the "hardcore" players who don't need their hands held and who aren't afraid to reverse a truck in a trucking game (I'm looking at you, new easy "nose-in" parking option).

    >> SCS are apparently in the process of getting brand licensed trailers, which would be great because the current trailers look like they belong in a FPS game like CoD, not in a self-proclaimed "truck simulator". I'll take generic doubles over licensed singles though!

    >> @SCS, please give your fans a legal avenue to play ATS without the use of Steam (like the hackers are already doing)! It is the only thing stopping me from throwing money at you guys. Thank you.

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  44. Garble garble... *drools*
    Must drive trucks... must drive trucks.

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  45. ATS is similar as COD and Battelefield.. Copy-paste from the older's version, reskin the weapons (in this case trucks) and sell it.. I dont think ATS would be as polished as ETS

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    1. The map is different, the traffic cars are different, the citys are different, there's a lot of new features. So shut up and play instead of just rage bullshit.

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  46. 4 years to make a small map for america and 2 trucks ? the rest is ETS2 , what a load of shite

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    1. By all means, do better. We'll be here waiting.

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  47. ATS does look promising, so in the respect of constructive criticism, i would like to remind SCS about those break sounds again: thei do NOT belong to this continent, please use the prefabs from original ETS or other earlier games (american long haul, extreme trucker series) to implement them here, don't just copy and paste european break sounds here, it seriously spoils the realism of driving on this side of Atlantic ocean. Thank you.

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  48. Why so many promote about Squirel and other d*ckheads? Every 2nd post must be mentioned.. Funny how 40 years old man playing whole day ATS, instead find a wife.
    Anyway, I vommit when someones says "the best simulator".
    I totally agree, since you could turn a 90 degrees with 120 mph, yes its best simulator.. :) for childen

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    1. If you hate the game then why are you even here?

      By way, Squirrel has a wife and kids. Do you?

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    2. do you know what hater mean or you heard from somewhere and use here _._

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    3. You jealous that he have million of followers on YT and twitch and you have 0 to 2? LOL!! He's the boss, and do you think he give a fuck about what you think and say about him? No, he don't. To him,you're just a little baby.

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  49. Oh they has changed the title post.. haha. So many posivite.. Oh yeah, paid paid advertising.
    Anyway, i wish game could get Motion Blor while moving in high speed.

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  50. If SCS games get this when no words..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLyhma-kuAw

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  51. Damn American Long Haul's features been much better than this? Why Mr.Pavel released a no-finished game :c
    My opinion is not worth to buy the game right now, although is 20$

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  52. Support for ETS dying ? U barely say something about ETS last 2 months.

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    1. Nope, I believe I heard him say that they are working on a new ETS expansion and that they would be implementing the different parking options shown in ATS into ETS.

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  53. Adding aerodynamic in game????
    While captures photos, truck are like flying.
    And yes motion blur is nice in high speed, immersive style

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  56. Буду покупать в день выхода. Есть предзаказ?

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  57. Буду покупать в день выхода. Есть предзаказ?

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  58. When double trailers?
    When be able to own our own trailer ?
    When be able to have realistic brakes ?
    When be able to see our trucks and trailers parked in the garage or a parking lot ?
    When will we have... Well no... Doesn't matter. You never read comments apparently, except from some youtubers who don't say anything so they can keep there small privilege.

    At least stop making secondary roads so wide in ets. And stop using same gas station, hotel, etc. It's 2016 not 2006.

    Scandinavia Dlc made me feel scs was in a good way to make ATS a great game but i was wrong.

    I won't expect anything from you now scs, hopefully there some great mod team who do really great job in small time.

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  59. You really should use American English in American Truck Simulator... Center instead of Centre...

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  60. Oh and also you should try to get the license for CAT trucks.

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  61. Well cant wait till tomorrow though will have to be after werk

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  62. I was watching the interview that Squirral was doing on his twitch stream, and heard that New Mexico and Texas are one of next states to finish up, along with Oregon and Washington. Then it was stated they didn't know for sure which way to go from there. A small suggestion if you read these, do the Interstate 10 run from California to Florida. Since you will already be more then half way across the US with finishing Texas. You would only need to do Louisiana, could then do just the Southern parts of Mississippi and Alabama as a small update then do Florida. This way you could have a coast to coast run and most of the southern states completed. Kill 2 birds with one stone kinda thing.

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    1. I was hoping they would keep going down route 50 as it goes clean from Sacramento the East coast in MD passing places like DC. Although I'm a bit sad to find out route 50 does not go to Sacramento in game (yet)

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  63. i din't know nothing about computer like in 2014 and i only was buying 32 bit because i don't know the difference from 32 bit to a 64 bit computers a have 5 desktops and 3 laptops and 3 1gb and 1 2gb video cars specially because i wanted to play ets 2 and know i feel betrayed be SCS for last minute notice scs is going to lose money from all of us 32 bit pc users

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  65. scs hi can take the Game and stick it where the sun don't shine

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  66. мій 32 біт комп'ютерні СКС

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  67. будь ласка ставте ігри ATS 32 біт користувачі ПК....дякую!!!please put the games of ATS of 32 bats users the personal COMPUTER....thank you,,,Umístit Prosím hry ATS 32 bit uživatelům PC .... děkuji,

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  68. I went through the whole map in 15 minutes. It is funny scale.
    SCS You make a fake! This is not a game, it's a laugh.

    Weight station - no measurement of my cargo !? Cards-blank on weight !?

    Police - no radio communication, promo video, the police are just pretend and omissions.

    You have embarrassed America like this game, just laugh. This is not the right approach to the games!

    Then - what a stupid game!?
    Where the trailer (it was in 18 wheels of steel)?
    Where my company drivers, to see them in the garage and on the road?

    It's fake, not the game!

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  69. I am a big fan of ETS, but I`m not so sure about ATS. I think ATS should have more new things, not only 2 trucks and a diferent small map. Like in 18wos: police on the side of the road, for speed limit. A radio warning from AI when you approach the police. If you still ignore the police, they should stop you. A quick SKIP screen, pay the ticket for speed and go on the road again. More interactive and imprevisible things on the road: car crashes, road blocks with detour (like in 18wos), police filter....something random on the road. Will be more close to the rality. Small things from real life. Or: random quick jobs, trailer foud on the side of the road, or a warning screen, with hight value (price). Detach you trailer, take the quick jobs (on short distance) and then go back to your trailer. I want more small roads and to be more challenging for driving, parking, like Scania Truck driving.

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  70. you must show cross work everything and then you dont need Advertising your work ;) ... it has some new things if I dont look everything what is more or less copy/paste ... but it will be new challange for work on map !

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  72. Yeah they are waking alright! And they are amazed that people are paying full price for game with only two vehicles to choose from! And only two states! They see your going to rip people off selling them dlc's!

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  73. Game is fine but translation in Russian is more than awful. I don't understand a thing so I have to switch into English language version! You guys seem to used Google translator instead of asking help of native language speakers.

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  75. HOW much shall all of this cost? 1200 euros?

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