Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We would like to wish to all of our loyal fans Merry Christmas and all the best in the New 2014 Year! With your ever growing support we believe we can push our games to the new heights in the next year!

Today we are beginning to show the nominees for Christmas and The New Year Paint Job Competition.

We have already received plenty of awesome paint jobs and more are coming daily from you. We can't wait to share them with you. Don't forget that you can still submit your paint job work as we will be accepting them until end of this year. From today we will be uploading your creations to the World of Trucks front page.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sound Recording Session - Scania V8

Our quest for leveling up the game sounds continues with recording of proper V8 sound.

Getting hold of a V8 wasn't so easy for us. With a bit of luck we have managed to get our cameras, ears and microphones on one of the best sounding V8s in history, planted at the heart of Scania T143H 450!

The sound of this particular V8 serves as the golden sound standard even for the most modern Scania engines. We hope you enjoy the video we made for you during the freezing and windy but fortunately successful recording session!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ice Cold Paint Jobs DLC available now!

With winter coming for us here north of the Equator, we have prepared another set of custom truck paints on Steam - Ice Cold Paint Jobs DLC.

This DLC consists of 6 winter-themed paint motifs, the paint schemes are not really locked into a particular event in the calendar, they will work for you all through the winter time. All paint jobs are of course tailored to fit every truck featured in the game. We believe that these paint jobs should coexist happily with any community-created Christmas and New Year paint job competition master pieces.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Scania Streamline update is ready now

First, we would like to thank all of you who have already sent us Christmas and New Year competition paint jobs. We will keep accepting your new creations up until December 31.

To answer your question, if you feel like creating even more than just one paint job, you can - it will only increase your winning chances!

Scania Streamline is out now via retail patch and Steam's automatic update. So everybody can finally experience the Scania truck bringing back the legendary name. We needed a few more days to tweak this update as some minor truck tuning/princing problems were spotted and fixes were required. Having the game on Steam in beta allowed us to quickly iterate through a few release candidates with a lot of eyes on the builds. Thanks to all who were eager to participate!

Note: The retail patch is currently available to download via torrents and a direct link from our server. We would strongly prefer that you to use the torrent, while we are setting up download mirrors. Using our local link is very likely to be much slower, and also quite stressful for our servers.

Have fun!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas and The New Year 2014 paint job competition!

Christmas and The New Year is approaching! Seeing the incredible level of creativity in screenshots uploaded to World of Trucks every day, we would like to announce a little official competition among those of you with the skill set required to create custom paint jobs. This will give us all even better understanding of the power of the modding community.


To participate, you need to create a paint job with Christmas or Silvester 2014 motive for your favorite truck. Make an in-game screenshot of your creation. Upload image to World of Trucks and let us know by mail that you have done it and are ready to have it reviewed (more info see in the Conditions below)


  • Our team will choose the best screenshots to be featured in Editor's Picks through the period of 20 December to 03 January.
  • SCS team will hand-pick 3 winners, to be rewarded by receiving the official World of Trucks t-shirt.

  • And off course anybody posting a nice screenshot can expect community appreciation and likes for the best Paint jobs creators - everybody wins if the site starts to reflect the special time of the year!


  1. Create a truck paint job with Christmas or New Year 2014 motive. Choice of tools is up to you. We are aware that this is a limitation, but as of now we still cannot offer an official toolset for this purpose. Current World of Trucks custom paint jobs looks magnificent already though, which shows what great talent and skill there is already in our community!
  2. Upload your image to the World of Trucks 
  3. E-mail us a World of Trucks link pointing to your image to the following email: (# sign replace with @)
  4. Your e-mail MUST have exactly this subject line: World of Trucks 2014

This way we will have easier time finding you and your creation.

The 3 finalists will be announced in the beginning of 2014.
We are looking forward to seeing your no doubt amazing creations!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Scania Streamline beta on Steam

We are preparing Euro Truck Simulator 2 update version 1.8 for release. Despite our best effort, our new AI code and physics improvements need more time "in the lab" as programmers are still tweaking things based on tester input. Therefore we decided to bring forward the release of a new vehicle model - Scania R edition bearing the legendary Streamline name! Such an important release deserves it's own version number bump, the planned code changes will therefore appear in future 1.9.x release.

Currently 1.8 is available in beta branch on Steam. This should be the final testing window, hopefully very short, and soon we'll be able to bring it out of beta on Steam and eventually also release the standalone patch for non-Steam players. Retail update takes quite longer to produce and test, plus setup the mirror servers so that our own infrastructure isn't immediately overloaded. But rest assured that it is coming asap as well.

Streamline trucks were always Scania's most leading, technically proficient trucks, with focus on efficiency and driver comfort. We hope that you will have fun trying out the new truck in our game!

Here's is a cool Scania Streamline video preview made by DaSquirrelsNuts:

Friday, November 29, 2013

SCS Blender Tools

While looking at the amazing stuff that our fan community is producing, we cannot help but admire the passion for our games. But of course the tools are the key for creation of the best results. We are aware that despite valiant efforts to reverse-engineer our formats, the current tools in the hands of the modding community aren't ideal yet.

Today we would like to announce that we are working on SCS Blender Tools, which we will make available for everybody with creative passion for our games.

As you may have already guessed we will use Blender to base our SCS Blender Tools on. Blender is fast, flexible, with good documentation and most importantly Free, without need to worry for having expensive licenses for commercial packages like Maya or 3d Studio Max.

SCS Blender Tools we are building are going to be 100% "developer grade". The package will be using exactly the same approaches and workflows we use for creating our games, in fact some people on SCS team plan to start using them on a daily basis, replacing current tool pipeline. With SCS Blender Tools, it will be possible to comfortably create models, texture them, assign and tweak correct materials, and export everything to the engine.

The plan is that with SCS Blender Tools it will cover everything - from the simplest models of buildings to fully fledged trucks, just as us developers are doing it. With provided documentation we hope to see even higher quality creations from our modding community. With community-created assets in source form compatible with SCS Software's internal processes, and with the map editor a native part of the game itself, this may open up huge opportunities for the future.

Here are few screenshots of ongoing Blender integration:

Thursday, November 28, 2013

World of Trucks update!

We would like to announce several improvements for World of Trucks.

The prominent additions include:

User comments for images

Now you can comment and discuss the images you have uploaded. We feel that there are plenty of creations worth talking about! World of Trucks gallery is a great testament of community craftsmanship.

Country selection

Now you are able to set the country of choice to your profile.

Search for users

You can now search with ease for your friends and fellow truckers. Check out their profiles and comment of their recent uploads.

Use webcam to snap your profile image

In web browsers supporting the feature (currently Firefox and Chrome only) you can use your webcam to grab the image for your World of Trucks profile.

Editor's Pick history

You can list older Editor's Picks to see who ever managed to be noticed by SCS team for the front page.

We are truly astonished seeing how active the fan community is on World of Trucks. We hope that the current small set of feature additions will boost it even further. There are small improvements (and large new features) in the pipeline, we are barely out of the gate. Stay tuned!

Plus jump right away to World of Trucks website to check it out!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

ETS2 Beta build

If you are running Euro Truck Simulator 2 on Steam, we are doing another public beta release experiment before releasing an update officially. Please note that is is a small interim maintenance update, not a major feature release.

Highligts include:
  • gearbox tweaking for some of the trucks
  • new exclusive Volvo FH 16 interior
  • several tweaks and fixes of new Volvo tuning parts
  • Volvo FH cabin decal now customizable, works with backlight

To access the beta on Steam, right click on the game's title in Library, select Properties, go to Betas tabs, and pick "public_beta" build. This version of the game should be fully compatible with all save games and stored profiles of the 1.7.x edition of the game.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The New DAF XF Euro 6

Last Friday we finally got our hands on the New DAF XF truck. Our artists are now going to have all the high quality references they need, including 3D scans of exterior and interior elements, in order to deliver the perfect game truck.

And off course our sound team was recording all of the the new vehicle sounds. So now you know the new DAF XF Euro 6 is one of the priority trucks we plan to deliver to you!

Let us show you a small video and photo report from the event:

Euro Truck Simulator 2 & Oculus Rift at G-Star 2013

Development version of Euro Truck Simulator 2 with Oculus Rift HD support was demoed a couple of days ago at a big game show G-Star 2013 in South Korea. We have not attended the event in person, it took us a few days to learn the details, but we are very proud that the custom version of our game was among the few applications selected to show the potential of the new high-definition version of this very exciting virtual reality device.

We have found a few photos from the event...


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mainstream Game at Last

During the past 15 hours or so, Euro Truck Simulator 2 has appeared all over gaming news sites again. And it was mentioned in great company of other independent games - true "gamer's games" like Don't Starve, Prison Architect, or Chivalry. We are really proud that our game has been invited into the first batch of games for Humble Store launch!

But we have the ultimate proof for you that the truck sim games we all love so much are no longer a niche genre - getting covered by Dan Bull!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Photos, Betas

We are still processing the photos and videos from our Car Crashing Day event - and of course the sfx themselves still need a lot of work to process, clean up, and implement. This is not something that can be plugged into the game immediately, please have patience with us. Anyway, today we have placed a bunch of photos from the day to our facebook page here.

Meanwhile, work on game update 1.8 is in full swing, with testing going on in closed betas.

However, there are reports of problems people are having with 1.7 version. These may not be game-breaking problems that trouble everybody, normally we'd wait to include them with another major update. But especially for people running larger map mods, there are stability issues reported, problems that if fixed would no longer require arcane workarounds for mod users. So we thought that doing a public testing beta release might be a good way to see if have managed to make the game more robust. If you have been affected by any of these issues, please let us know whether this update makes the game more stable without causing some undesired side-effects. We'll consider making this into a regular game patch.

Changelog beta build 1.7.1:
  • fixed crash on freight market when too many jobs were generated (mods only)
  • fixed rare crash that sometimes happened with air horn usage
  • fixed incorrect trailer placement when automatic parking was used in Trameri Warszaw
  • fixed engine displacement volumes for Volvo and Iveco
This beta update is currently only available through Steam; to access it, you need to opt in to access betas, and switch to "public_beta" branch. Thanks for your feedback!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Demolition Day... erm... Sound Recording Day

There are so many elements and features in our game code and art assets that we know would deserve improvement. Sound effects are not an exception, sound is a very important part of the overall experience, in fact more important than what people think "at first sight."

We have taken the opportunity of earning a bit of extra revenue thanks to sales from Halloween Paint Job Pack on Steam, and today we wanted to show you how we invested the money! We organized a special event yesterday with the goal of making quality sound recordings of car crashes. We put special emphasis on having a safe event, we even had a fire brigade and an ambulance car at the ready should anything go not quite right. Behind the wheel, we had the honor of welcoming a star Czech stuntman Jarda Psenicka. His credits include stunts for many major movie productions, including Titanic, Doom, Hellboy, and many more.

Our plans for the next sound recording event? A V8 engine!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Status update

A short update on what is happening now at SCS Software...

We are now hard at work merging in two important code changes - improvements in physics, especially in the area of suspension, and major traffic AI rewrite. Both are big functional changes that need to be integrated and tested extensively. Time needed for testing each such major feature change is always hard to estimate, but we hope that it is a matter of weeks rather than months before it's all ready for release in another ETS2 update.

Of course, in the meantime our other teams are pushing for progress in other areas, including American Truck Simulator, new territorial expansions for ETS2, on new trucks, new buses, we are adding new features to World of Trucks... a lot is going on! We are placing big bets on the future, so four new people are coming to SCS just this week to help us speed up our work.

And there is more, we'll have even more exciting news for you in near future about our push for adding yet more development talent and capacity.

Meanwhile, there are some other cool things happening out there...

There's massive discount available now for a huge bundle of simulators - The Superpower Sims Bundle. The bundle includes the original classic Euro Truck Simulator game and many other notable simulators for ridiculously low price. We hope that this can bring in fresh players to the truck sim family, and for some people, it may also be a cheap chance to finally own a legal copy of the game. In addition to getting a bunch of nice games on the cheap, Bundle Stars will contribute to SpecialEffect charity from each sale made.

We are also happy to announce that Scania Truck Driving Simulator has been Greenlit by Valve with the help of fan community! While it's not a new game for many of you, the additional exposure to the 65+ million-strong Steam player base is great news for us. This could mean yet more revenue and funding for investing into our current and future work. Thank you guys!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

ETS2 Update 1.7.0 now ready for everybody

It has taken us a few hours of extra packing and testing but finally you can grab also the non-Steam update 1.7.0 of ETS2:

Preferably please use torrent protocol now if you are at least a bit technically inclined, as our servers will no doubt be immediately under heavy load. We hope that the update will soon appear on the mirror servers.

Meanwhile, a lot of great screenshots of the new Volvo FH is already appearing on World of Trucks, so we hope the update will be well accepted.

Now our focus will shifting to 1.8 update, with the plan to bring you all new traffic AI code.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.7 update

There are actually two pieces of news we'd like to share with you today here, and also in a more graphically richer way on World of Trucks.


The 1.7 update is available! Yes, the big star of this update is the new Volvo FH and FH16. Freshly off closed beta, we are in such a hurry to give it to you that for now we just have the Steam-only update ready. But please have patience with us, non-Steam version of the update is coming soon. (Or of course you can take advantage of the fact that any genuine Product Key we have ever issued for the game will also activate the game on Steam. Once.) The logistics of the release is actually quite simpler for us when working with Steam.


With Halloween coming, we have created a special Halloween Paint Job Pack DLC for the occasion. It features 6 exclusive dark and scary themes applicable to all trucks in the game.

For veteran players of the game creating and using mods, we are aware that this is not major news for you - you can always satisfy your truck tuning appetite with a vast variety of custom mods or even your own creativity. But there are tens of thousands of players out there who never dare to apply any unofficial mods. We believe that if we take this road, we may be able give them something interesting and worthwhile. And of course completely optional.

After several months of work, we have just finished the new truck model, and we are giving it to our player base for free. We are committed to giving you more free trucks in the future, actually already two more are under development.

The idea with the paint job DLC is that such small paid-for "cosmetics" DLCs are our chance to accelerate development of the core game. Instead of begging for donations, we can offer something of value to help us fund further evolution of the game. And if this catches on, we'd like to consider more than just simple paints - there are definitely more cool opportunities, like offering support for decorating the inside of the cabin.

The Halloween Paint Jobs Pack DLC available now on Steam. This DLC is a Steam-only release. With our limited back-end infrastructure for monetizing and managing DLCs, we are not going to offer it from the official website.

We hope you'll enjoy driving the new Volvo FH and wear those beautiful Halloween paint jobs as much as we enjoyed creating them! Thank you!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oculus Rift and Euro Truck Simulator 2

A few days ago we released a new testing build of ETS2 with tighter support for Oculus Rift virtual headset. If you happen to own one, feel free to download the beta on Steam. Download and configuration notes can be found on our forum.

If you don't have access to Oculus Rift, perhaps you can have a little fun watching Eric as he is playing Euro truck Simulator 2 in front of the camera:

Monday, October 21, 2013

Yes, it's coming your way very soon!

We are excited to see so high level of fan community anticipation for the upcoming new Volvo FH release.

Currently the new truck model is in final stages of tuning and testing. This also involves going through final approval step with the brand owner, so the exact release date is not fully in our hands now. We feel very confident though now that the release date of the 1.7 update is not very far away.

We are in the final stretch, and no doubt you may have noticed already that our community beta testers started to share their thrill from the new Volvo FH in screenshot form via World of Trucks website. The website has great momentum still as more and more fantastic images are getting uploaded and more and more accounts are being created. And we are just starting to scratch the surface of what kind of opportunities the service will bring.

To fuel your hunger a little more, let us show you some dev-made shots of the new truck. Stay tuned, and see you soon on the roads in the new Volvo FH. Enjoy!