Friday, September 27, 2013

Looking Forward

The Release of Going East! add-on for ETS2 was a definite success, we are absolutely happy that our loyal fan base is supporting us in growing the game. Rest assured that we will keep on pushing! More on our ETS2 expansion plans coming to this blog soon.

Meanwhile, work on the first stage of American Truck Simulator project is moving full steam ahead, and the focus of our blog during upcoming months is going to switch to showing you more of this game.

Friday, September 20, 2013

It Is Past Midnight

At least here in Prague, CZ; meaning we are safely in September 20th territory. The day of the simultaneous launch is here for Going East!

We understand that several of our publishing partners have also opted to launch right at midnight, so there are even more options from where to buy the game already.

Have fun!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Server Meltdown Imminent

Going East! official launch is coming in a few hours, but we already see that our serves are not going to keep up. After releasing the 1.5.2 update already in the morning, the traffic is so high that download times can be frustrating. We hope the more mirror options will come online, but this will take time.

There is a way to make life less frustrating for technically advanced players who are ready to pre-cache the game even now, ahead of the release. Of course if you want to actually get the DLC ;-)

The workaround solution proposed is: official torrent links.

Please note that the links below are not intended for you if you are playing the game on Steam; Steam store should also launch the DLC early on September 20th.

First of all, the updates if you feel you need to patch the game Right Now...

Cumulative patch, will work on any previous retail or digital release:

Patch from the previous 1.4.x version:

And here is the interesting stuff. Please note that you should NOT download and install it unless you intend to purchase Going East! There is no demo mode for the DLC content.

New "Gold" edition of the game, which contains both base game and the DLC:

Standalone "Going East!" DLC including cumulative patch:

Standalone "Going East"! DLC to use if you already have the game patched to 1.5.2:

The benefit for you? If you get the game files ahead of release, you can play it a few seconds after finally obtaining the Product Key. The benefit for us? Servers do not get red hot the minute we push the launch button. ;-)

Thank you and have fun!

ETS2 updated to 1.5.2

We have just released another update for Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Here is the change log:


  • Minimum requirement for Going East! DLC
  • Truck interiors appropriate for selected cabin type
  • Several new cars in the AI traffic
  • Lot of map tweaks especially in German/Poland area
  • Improved upgrade shop (addons and wheels handling, interiors) - you may encounter unexpected changes when shop is fixing your truck state
  • Fixed pedestrians disappearing
  • Fixed driver logs
  • Polished automatic gearbox logic
  • Consumption gauge and air pressure screen on Scania dashboard
  • Hazard warning made independent of blinkers
  • Steering sensitivity slider range increased (both directions)
  • Steering non-linearity properly used with mouse
  • Added rumble stripe sound check-box so that it's possible to switch it off

September 20th is so close now! ;)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Video Night!

With the release of Going East! add-on for ETS2 just a couple of days away from us, we hope that you are ready for a bunch of movies. We have a pair of promo trailers for you, the first created by ourselves, the other kindly provided by our UK publishing partner Excalibur Publishing.

Promo videos are of course the necessary evil of PR these days, but if you have been following our progress here on the blog, they will not provide you with too much new information. If you have the patience and time, and if you are really curious to see more from the Going East! game world, you can watch DaSquirrelNuts driving through it while listening to an extensive interview with SCS Software's Pavel Sebor. The topics covered include SCS Software's history, the Going East! add-on, and current and future SCS Software's projects. Warning - this is two full hours of footage!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Change of Topic (and Continent!)

There is going to be an avalanche of information, images, and movies from Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Going East! add-on coming at you during the next few weeks ahead of release from all sides. Just check out a fresh article on Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

But before this happens, let's take a short break and take a look at another project under development at SCS Software - American Truck Simulator.

Most developers at our company are dual-monitor users, and there never seems to be enough good wallpapers for two monitors. Perhaps there are also dual-monitor players among the visitors of this blog, so we thought that we would give you a little gift. (Full size here)

Why stop at a wallpaper, maybe you would also appreciate some screenshots from the game?

 (Please note that any presence of real brands in the game is only tentative until officially confirmed)

Thursday, September 5, 2013


The first expansion of Euro Truck Simulator 2 - "Going East!" - is officially completed (in games industry jargon, it has "gone gold" - it has been approved for production), and in fact our publishing and distribution partners are already manufacturing boxes for retail release of the add-on. It will also be available digitally in the "DLC" form.

The launch is planned for September 20th; we are excited that in two weeks from now finally you will see what our map design team has spent so much hard work creating!

Something incredible has appeared on YouTube today. RestaCar is at it again. Simply put, wow!