Saturday, July 30, 2011

Simplified paintjob creation

Euro Truck Simulator 2 should allow for a novel way to customize truck paints without having to go the hardcore route and re-create the whole truck texture from scratch. The game will ship with a selection of proto-paintjobs - patterns encoded in RGBA channels of an image - and the player will be able to assign any color value to any of the channels. This way anybody can easily get a vast number of paintjob combinations for his truck fleet without having to use any mods, just using the built-in functions of the game.

The images below are an illustration of this approach - they are all based on the same pattern, the same proto-paintjob, with different colors chosen.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Road repair

Here and there you may face a bit of trouble while driving in the ETS2 world...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Few more photos from Master Truck

Judging by the amount of comments for the previous blog post, pictures of real trucks may be of less interest for readers of this blog than pictures from our upcoming games. Strange! ;-)

Still, before we return to our usual news coverage, following the progress of our projects, we wanted to share with you a few more photos from our trip to Opole last weekend.

We have seen some really crazy stuff, it is hard to imagine how much effort, time and money some people are willing to put into a heavily customized rig. These trucks are products of true passion. Obviously, just as trucks are of interest for gamers, games are also of interest for truckers...

More pictures from Master Truck can be found in our new facebook gallery.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Master Truck Opole quick impressions

We have spent a day at Master Truck on Saturday, the show was really well worth visiting. We will be posting photos of the uber cool tuned trucks to our facebook page during this week, for now just a few quick glances. Our Trucks & Trailers game was playable in the special Scania demo trailer, and it was really pulling in crowds - the organizers estimate that as many as 10.000 people passed through the trailer!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Poland truck fun this weekend

A small expedition from SCS Software is getting ready to visit Master Truck show tomorrow, and we thought it would only be appropriate to show you another pair of pictures from Poland. These shots are from an early morning Wroclaw...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Trucks & Trailers patch almost ready

We have fixed some issues in T&T, and we are almost ready to release the patch for the game. As a little sweetener, we are throwing in several additional Tasks to provide our valued customers with a bit of extra fun. The assignment texts of the tasks are now uploaded to If you have a bit of spare time, we would definitely be grateful for your help with translations. Just please don't use Google Translate or similar services - it only causes more problems than it solves when coming up with decent quality result in the end. Only translate what you feel very confident you can translate correctly.

Some of the new tasks are really wicked - you can check them out in a YouTube movie that we have prepared for the release of the patch (the download link mentioned at the end doesn't yet offer the patch of course, the movie is not yet public on our YouTube channel, it's only linked form the blog so far).

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Trucks & Trailers on a top-spot at Master Truck Opole 2011!

Official announcement from CD Project:

We are proud to announce that Trucks & Trailers will be highlighted at one of the biggest trucking events in eastern Europe - the Master Truck Festival in Opole, Poland! The game will be shown and playable at Scania most renown and exclusive exhibition trailer, which is pulled especially for this event straight from Scandinavia!

Thanks to joint effort of CD Projekt, Scania Poland and SCS Software, visitors will be able to prove their skills on 50'' screens, compete for the best score, get a chance in award-winning contests, get some free prizes and get a valuable signature from the creators of the game themselves!

Master Truck 2011 will take place on a venue of airport nearby Opole, from Friday till Sunday 15th-17th July. If you are a truck lover and want to spend valuable time with your friends or family, come and visit Master Truck this weekend and meet us up at Scania's exposition.

See you there!

Let us just add that when traveling to the event, make sure to adhere to speed limits! Just as in ETS2 ;-).

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A7 and D8

For today we have two interesting things that you will meet on the road, both cool pieces of architecture, but in two different countries...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A very special interior - Magnum Route 66

While the licensing talks are still ongoing, with Renault Trucks as well as with several other truck manufacturers, here is a nice example of what would be possible to present in the game if we manage to bring the negotiations to successful completion...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Going south

Another set of Euro Truck Simulator 2 pictures that could be a part of the "Where...?" series. Except that you guys usually recognize the place in a few minutes anyway. Sorry for the lack of updates, very busy time for us now.