Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Kenworth W900 is almost here

The iconic Kenworth W900 truck model should be added to the American Truck Simulator line-up in a few short days; it will be a part of the first small game update that we are finishing now.



This is actually the very first truck we have started creating for the game over two years ago, it has been in an almost-finished state for a long time. We were sure that this classic vehicle would be received very positively by our fans. However, unbeknown to us, it did not turn out to be the best choice for the first vehicle to approach Kenworth with during initial licensing discussions. Truck manufacturers tend to be very careful about their image, and Kenworth, as the pioneer in aerodynamics in cabin design with their T680, had a rather different idea of the ideal truck to have in our game at the moment of release. So it was back to work for us to finish the other truck first before we could hope for the licensing deal to be successfully signed.



Meanwhile, we also owe you news concerning the state of Steampunk DLC. We are gifting it now to loyal Steam followers of American Truck Simulator as promised. Our "robot" code has been processing the gifts for a few days already actually, we are however throttled by some technical issues. So far, we have managed to add the DLC to the Steam library of 53,000 players, there is still some 110,000 more DLCs to issue currently. Please have patience with us, the DLC content will automatically appear in your game shortly. As the execution on our side was not as swift as we had hoped, we are not yet limiting your chances to earn the DLC for free. Anybody following the game on Steam until and as of today will still qualify to receive it. You don't have to worry also if your game was a store pre-order and the box is yet to arrive; so long as you follow the game in time, the DLC will be added to it even if you activate the game a week or two from now.

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    1. so is it free and do we have to download it i need mods i dont know how to download mods please help me thank you

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    2. anyone wanting classes on mods hit me up on steam and ill get that over to ya

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    3. Great work! That is an awesome truck, I can hardly wait. I have a request for the game: I would love for you guys to add another form of weather to the game that is snow, It would be cool to actually have to drive through Ice and Snow. I love this game it is totally awesome.

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  2. This is the BEST news of all week! Thank you so MUCH! SCS! You are Rockstars when it comes to simulation games! <3 Love you!

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  3. God damnit, still no word about v1.23 update for ETS 2? :( Curse you ATS...

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    1. We know to appreciate the work that people put into this game,not like you...

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    2. I just have to say that ets looks better then ats.. Sorry but i with akula bro!

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    3. ATS is good too,just give it a little time until more trucks,states and mods come out.It'll be as good as ETS2...

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    4. Yeah we will see' that i really hope then

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    5. ATS look bad because they have not fixed anti alasing, but after that it will look at least as good!

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    6. Inferial, you say curse ATS ? Look, us americans have been waiting for a American trucking game by SCS since 2007!! YES, 2007...All we had so far was just the crap-game Rig N Roll in 2010. And, like Adrian said, the game will get better over time. If you compare ATS's current base map to ETS 2 base map in size, you cant compare. Not to mention, we will be getting a 3rd new state FOR FREE. Look, since 2007 SCS had made us drive boxes on wheels. So all we had until Feb 2nd 2016 was 18 wheels of steel and Rig N Roll. Who gives a crap about ETS 2 1.23 right now? You have a entirely new game. New styled trucks, new continent, new prefabs, new roads. And you only care for ETS 2 update. How about, mod the game and play Promods if you dont like ATS. Us Americans have been waiting for a very long time. We dont have time for this bullcrap.

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  4. Ouh yeah! I loved to drive the wannabe W900 back in hauling, alongside the wannabe Freightliner Argosy, and i love seeing the W900 get into ATS :) Any plans regarding Freightliner Trucks like the Argosy or the Coronado?

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    1. I think... It depends on the Mercedes to give the license. Anyway, they will just add some in line trucks, so, expect the Cascadia (which it is already ready).

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  5. ok ..... look for ETS2 map and MHAPro map on my blog ... and in future will be MHAPro ATS map too ...

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  6. Actually it is the 164,000 copies sold that stands out to me. Well done SCS.

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  7. Where is gear lever ? Tin Ken W900 come on.

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  8. Awesome truck, pure jewel while waiting for Peterbilt 389 !

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  9. SCS, what about other trucks such as Freightliner Century, Columbia, Volvo vnl 780, Volvo vnl 770?

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    1. I think SCS is having licensing talks with Volvo right now

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  10. Not enough content.. all this waiting just for one truck.. give us god damn update on ETS2 map. France DLC at least and that Arizona FREE DLC for ATS.

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    1. Arizona DLC for ATS is confirmed that it will be free.

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  11. The Steering Wheel is to new...

    In a old Truck pls add a other one...

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    1. It is not an old truck, old style but still in production.

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    2. That IS the correct wheel for 2015 W900L

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    3. That IS the correct wheel for 2015 W900L

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    4. oh ...thx... that was new for me... but i like more the oldschool wheels.. :D

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    5. I agree hopefully in interior customization you can select modern or old school

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    6. Mods FTW. SCS ONLY makes CURRENT production stuff. But for older stuff there are ENDLESS amounts of mods already available.

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    1. No! Slovakian paintjob first!!!

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    2. Considering Canada and Mexico are both in NA, I think they should get one first

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    4. Slovakia, austria, hungary.... An dso on! I want them all! Come on scs tempo

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    5. Have you ever heard of Mods? Or have you ever heard of modding ETS 2? I assume you haven't.

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    6. Uh ... wrong game, dude. This is ATS. The only Hungarian stuff here will be by modders. You might want to post on one of the ETS2 blog entries for that.

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  13. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. I´m so happy to hear this. THANK YOU SCS Team for this great Game and your never ending work to make our "pession"

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  14. Eeeeeaaah! Thx SCS you are a best company! ATS is an amazing game with beautiful views, great trucks and interesting gameplay. Now it`s better then ETS, and you keep working... It will be best simulator at all when you have been finished.
    Sry my little Eng, 1 just want to say you Thanks!

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  15. Yipeeeee love the Kennie 900. So adding it so quick has me a little excited.

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  16. hell yeah!! I'm very excited. but I still wonder Why these 2 were shown in the ALPHA Test video but very TRUCKING NICE BITCHAI!:
    Video Alpha ATS TEST: Included these 2 trucks. just watch!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSUKlmqBJYQ

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  17. Looking forward to this new truck, how about some pipe smoke that would be epic :-).
    ps am enjoying the game looking forward to future updates :-) (make them quick)

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  18. not my favourite truck but we really need this to spice up MP, since everyones in the same truck mostly lol..I would love to see t800 but somethings better than nothing...keep it coming :D

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  19. hope there is a good template with it

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  20. OH MY GOD!!!!!!! i can not wait for the Peterbilt 389 =D

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  21. FINALLY a MAN'S truck. these trucks are great. can't wait to drive this.

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  22. Are you going to remake a painting, which looks like default painting of the Glutton truck from HT18WOS v1.2? http://i.imgur.com/XeDTYAL.png
    Also I think Glutton truck was based on Kenworth W900

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  23. Brazil.

    Nery Go SCS Software. Double trailers, Double Trailers, Double Trailers, Directx 11,+++ Trucks, Triple Trailers, over size. Big slip.




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  24. I wonder how many people will try to recreate the "Rhino" from M.A.S.K. with this one... it was a Kenworth W900 after all :P

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  25. We have many double trailer rigs here in California. Will there be any in ATS? Can't wait for the Oregon and Washington maps.

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  26. Awesome been waiting for this truck... I am seriously excited for the future of ATS... I really really hope all the plans go through with this game.

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  27. American Truck Simulator


    Custom Big Rigs, Custom Big Rigs, Custom Big Rigs.


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  28. Anybody else think truck color,poly,and textures are really bad?Looks like its been made from poor modder

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    1. Nope, shitty modders are the ones who make everything 3D and don't use textures. Speaking as an 18 wheels of steel modder of 8 years, 90% of the mods for ATS look like garbage to me so far because the "authors" suck at optimizing their models.

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    2. k, to be fair you just said the textures look bad, not that using textures is bad. I dunno, I guess they could look better, but the geometry itself looks fine. It is a game model after all.

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  29. SCS, this is the first comment I've made against you. I bought ATS in the first 10 minutes, and LOVE IT! However, do you not thank your fans, the ATM machine that keeps you going?? When ETS 2 came out (and yes, I was around LONG before ETS 2), you wrote a blog post on the next day, thanking us, because you got 15,000 sales. Now, nothing. You got over 150,000 sales, and where's the thank you?!? Nowhere... I'm really disappointed. Seems your heads grew from the $$$ and fame of ETS 2, pity...

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    1. Just a bit of patience, ets2 was poor in the begining

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    2. Why patience? My point is that when ETS2 was out, they THANKED the fans. Now, they didn't, and they sold far less copies of that than they did of ATS.

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    3. Because they already have our money now. Oh and wait,..more money to come when those DLCs become available.

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    4. Saying "machine" after "ATM" is redundant as the "M" already stands for "machine".

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  30. ¿did you increased the field of view? I cant believe it :-O

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  31. It just shows the learning curve SCS are undertaking when trying to obtain a licence for use in their games. Brand identity is obviously very important to truck manufacturers and I'm glad lessons have been learned so in future Pavel and the team at SCS will know how best to approach other brands to allow their vehicles into the games we love. Paccar Group have obviously seen sense. Others will surely follow in time. For now, I've become quite attached to my Peterbilt 579 having driven over 24,000 miles in it already but I'm certainly looking forward to the W900 arriving soon. Great news! Thanks SCS.

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  32. cargo disappearing since i went to nevada

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    1. Grab a legal copy of the game. Should help there.

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  33. Beautiful truck and it's so American !!! It's really are satellite dishes on the Desert of New Mexico state in the USA (foto no. 4) ? Work on the next DLC in progress ?

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    1. Technically they're radio telescopes, not satellite dishes. But yes, they really exist there.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_G._Jansky_Very_Large_Array

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  34. Thank you SCS!
    Finally a proper truck in ATS; with 3,3 metres of bonnet, screw aerodynamics.
    It's time to give my trusty 579 to another driver...

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  36. American Truck Simulator Kenworth W900 is almost here

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  37. felipe rrt
    American Truck Simulator Kenworth W900 is almost here

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  38. SCS you need to add more tuning options for the trucks... What the hell happened there, u have been working on this game for more then 2 years, and the options are less then for ETS2.

    On another note: WHAT is going on with ETS2, you have not released any news for some time now. I open ETS2 and all i can see is ATS news. Your statement was that you will continue to develope this two games side by side...
    WHAT has happened to the tyre DLC for ETS2 ???

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  39. I want two things:

    1) An International Lonestar to be released, and

    2) @Mike Rules to write some sort of nasty, sex-related BS because it will validate him.

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    1. LOL!

      A Lonestar would be amazing.

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    2. Hell yea a Lonestar would be great my dad drives one for Celadon its a beautiful rig mean looking too

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    3. If you saw SCS's earlier posts, they posted a little hint/render of a Lonestar.

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  40. Please add the Peterbilt 389 if you can.

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    1. They are working with the licensing with PACCAR so it may take a while but it will be here

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  41. coloquem os caminhões do jogo pra desgarregarem dentro das empresas

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  42. I appreciate everything scs does to make a trucking simulator nobody else is doing it and someone thinks they can do better then quit complaining and do it I thank with time trucking simulators will get even better keep doing what your doing scs thank you

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  43. i have put over 1000 hrs into ETS2 and ATS is so much better great work guys ........

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  44. i wish they add the T800 in the game.... it would be so awesome to see it.

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  45. it should so amazing to see you guys add the T800 in the futur of that game...

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  46. hey SCS, the game is great and don't bother the haters. I still look forward to buy the other states until I have the whole North America to drive on, cross country, long haul, wide load and some cool trucks as well.
    Keep it up ! Just improve the aliasing graphic wise.

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    1. Imagine doing a cross country convoy in multiplayer. hardest part would be getting participants cleared by the wives (or husbands) for 24 hours straight gaming.

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  47. Finally gonna feel like am driving sumthin...thanks for the addition.

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  49. my trailer is disappearing since i went to nevada can samebody help

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  50. I've been looking forward to that truck, I kind of wish I hadn't bought a 579 now. But it's not like I can't trade it in. :)

    While I'm thankful for the news, I'm curious to know if engine sounds will be a part of that update. It's pretty obvious to me that they're not finished. The RPM levels are too close to each other so they sound rather unpleasant to me as I go through the gears. That's my big complaint regarding driving anyway. Not too happy with intersections being put on Interstate highways (the only roads we DON'T have them on), but that's another topic for another day.

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    1. I agree. I-15 outside of Barstow has intersections on the interstates, it's very unrealistic and annoying.

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  51. Ava can you please put filer lights in the game.

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  52. SCS is by far the most honest and direct game developer around. I am absolutely baffled by how honest and up front they are about everything and it is greatly appreciated.
    Well done, SCS. You done good, kid.

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  53. Nice...but what Almost here means? 1 week? 2? or a month?

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    1. Judging by the article... I take it as in a "Few days" as in releasing possibly this week. "Short days" But who really knows.

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    2. Oh sorry i didn't see that part correctly,thanks

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  54. where is the deno for amercain truck sim

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  55. I like the Peterbilt 389, however the Kenworth W900 jion in the game first.It's OK SCS. we can wait~ But I do like the old fasioned interior of these classic trucks! Really nice.(Now I'm sick of that two aerodynamic trucks in game which make me not want to open the game at all, ,unless you bring me a Western Star 5700XE,you know that SPECAIL truck. waiting for these classic trucks~)

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  56. Thanks SCS. The steampunk paintjob looks awesome. 10/10 for a great ATS game and the free gift.

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  57. Hungarian paintjob please :) JK great job SCS

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  58. Your W900 dash wood is way too orange. It only gets an orange color to it when there is a lot of light.

    In the lighting you have shown it should be redder (almost purple) and darker.

    http://i.imgur.com/aTgRsOk.jpg

    Your tan T680 interior was the best (the gray version was worse) and both 579 interior colors were way off compared to reality.

    The guys sitting in offices at KW approving these mustn't spend much time inside the trucks.

    *take the advice or leave it*

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  59. sweat, a truck with a nose...haha jk the kwhopper looks awesome, i can't wait

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  60. This is such wonderful news. I agree with the trucking companies, though. The image needs to be their latest and greatest, and to be honest I absolutely love the aerodynamic looks. I doubt I drive this beast very much, but I will DEFINITELY have her assigned to some hired drivers and drive her myself for the occasional nastaulgia day :)

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  61. I'm happy to hear this. We need more trucks though. Western Star, freightliner, international, volvo, sterling, we need all of the american trucks.

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    1. We need a new company to rival SCS who couldn't care less about selling us a 'new' game which is realy a 4 year old game with a new skin.

      Worst and most boring game I've ever wasted my money on.!

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  66. ATS and ETS-2 is good games. Lithuanian love this games, and waiting at scs software new DLC with Baltic Country's. I know, that ETS-2,and ATS games developers not alwais belives, and take lithuanian desire's, but this could lead to the world trade game extensions. I hope that the SCS software will expand the ETS2 and ATS to the maximum. We believe SCS Software is able to expand both games so that they cover the entire continent. ATS the whole and full North American, and ETS-2 the whole, and full European Continents, with all Countrys and butifoul their City's

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  67. Even though I had hoped my frist Truck would be the Iconic W900 I have gotten used to the T680 and quite enjoy it. Well one day when i can afford a garage just for my own personal trucks I will put it inthere

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  68. That is a great looking classic truck. Kenworth should be proud.

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  69. Drove A Truck For 40 Years Love It Now Driving On The Computer Thanks Guys.
    Ed

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  70. Sweeet but I have a question.........are more engines going to be added?
    We have Paccar and Cummins
    But what about CAT, DETROIT DIESEL, MERCEDES?
    Straight pipe option?
    Can't be American without big stacks lol just sayin

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  71. this is the truck I've been looking forward to seeing on the simulator 😁 I just hope that it has better engine sounds than the two starter trucks as the sounds are worse than terrible. SCS please improve the sounds as the BADLY require it. right now, I play ATS simply for the beautifully done map, the truck sounds bore me and the indicator sound that was also on UKTS and GTS and also still being used in ETS2, it getting beyond a joke.

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    1. Jesus it's been 2 days. Will come some time next week. Have some patience.

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  73. Nice to see that you guys are rolling the updates out already. Can't wait to try out the new Kenworth.

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    1. Does Steampunk DLC activate if i buy retail version of ATS but activating it in Steam? :)

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    2. If you were following ATS before like the 8th on Steam then yes.

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  74. Okay forget this truck for this week , since its not comming this week.
    Official statement from some dev on the steam forums.
    So remember for next time ! , Few short days : scs meaning 2 weeks
    In other words SOON.
    Allright dont come here making promises and make people happy with air

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    1. You do realize that it was only two days ago when they posted this. A few days could be anything from 2 days to a week.

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    2. Indeed, also you need to realize when you state "I spoke to a dev and he said...." Provide some sort of proof. Because basically all you're doing as well is saying stuff with air.

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    1. Your mother was impatience when she was pregnant from your fatass, so she gave labor 6 months earlier and brought a retard on this world

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    2. If you are going to try to be slick with your words, at least PRETEND you know how to spell and write correctly. Literally that entire post is so screwed up that all it did was make you look like a complete idiot. Also, your aggression towards my post proves I hit the nail dead on. :) Thank you for resting my case.

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  76. Few means 2/4days but saturday/ sunday is not a work day (workdays mo-fri) so maybe today (friday) or Monday... I Hope they adding it this weekend / today . But patience will be rewarded!! People calm down. W'll get m

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    1. That means? Speak english if u wanna post or talk on the blog!

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  79. I think you should've said "next week", because "a few short days" means kind of 3 days and was expected today.

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    2. Yeah I guess so, coz a few days means 2 days, but we dont know whats going down there. But I hope today, we shall see.

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  80. Got my update 5 min ago , truck looks decent

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    1. Troll or true !?

      No new downloads / game updates on Steam for me =(

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    2. I did so, no new updates (yet?).
      Steamdb info does still list the W900L as unknown app, btw.

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    3. I restarted steam.. but no update / truck w900. only my modded w900

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    4. I'm pretty sure he's just a troll now; others did not receive it either.

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    5. yeah. i guess. but SCS software says: about a robot which is sending the codes to us, but I dont know (they are not clear) if the robot sending codes to all 100 thousend of people 24/7 or they just a period of a day like 9am till 5pm.. i dont know.

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    6. Troll? Ever took a look at your Added DLCs on ATS in your librairy after the update? When you click on ATS in your librairy, there is a DLC with a check mark below the play button called ''Steampunk Paint Jobs''. If you dont see that, you did not get the update. But seriously, a troll?

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    7. i did get the update yesterday i think and i do have the Steampunk Paint Jobs however i cant find a truck will the be another update with it it?

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    8. Ways71.. U know we dont even talk about the steam punk skins.. we are talking about the Kenworth. DO u even follow it at all?

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  81. I hope we get a new truck to day Fingers crossed

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  82. serieus? we got him? oke gonna restart steam than, If its true I THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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  83. they said they recieved it today Michael Van Den Berg and Unknown.

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  84. There doesn't seem to be any update today, so plan your weekend with another game gentlemen.

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    1. yeah... give it an hour... but thats false hope, but I'm sure if we dont recieve it this weekend.. (Im sure not this weekend) than its monday.. but its Weird to say as an announce something to come/recieve it in a few days.. few means 2 days. so they its better to say u will recieve it in 5 days. "If we recieved it on monday" but Maybe there is something going on suddenly that they cant release it this this week. DOnt know... but I feel the ennoyed feeling, only what we can do is waiting

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  85. i hope they get licenses and add Freightliner cascadia and maybe the mack titan and many more awesome trucks

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    1. yeah! I hope they get the license for every brands to create lots of types like in 18 wheels of steel. Must have minus 8 Brands, minus 23 types.where is max? its endless.

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  86. Waiting......... feeling a little annoyed :/

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  87. Sure thing. we must wait.. I dont have patience anymore, but we must take more patience than we have. There is a sin: Who has patience will be Rewarded.

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  88. Could we possibly see more powerful engines in the future?
    As far as i know Americans are known for their powerful trucks, and to be fair that feeling is all gone once i pick up 10+ tonn trailers with my 550hp engine.. I turn onto a highway, 2 minutes later i reach 90 kmt and then my GPS tells me to take next exit :/

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  89. It has been a few days!

    Yes Ive had a lot of coffee eh.

    - P o o c h.

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  90. so uh when will the update come for the truck? I WANT IT ALREADY ;-;

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  91. i wish scs never done this, a few short days??? why not just say next week, or it will be in them game as soon as we can, they need to re-word things better, getting peoples hopes up for nothing... looks like i will have to play/buy another game this weekend.

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    1. hey SCS, when you expand to Washington State can you make our trailer license plate like the one shown in the video as being a Washington State Resident since birth i see them all the time on the highway, here is a video with an example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhU8eV8ZRlc and also the Red Oregon commercial plate as i see that also lol, the trucks have a regular washington state plate however the trailer has a yellow strip on the bottom that reads combination in red lettering

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