Thursday, December 5, 2019

Road to the Black Sea Release

Are you ready to start your engines and travel through three new unique countries in Euro Truck Simulator 2?

 The Road to the Black Sea map expansion has been released!


With 20 new major cities and many more towns and rural villages to discover on your journey, Road to the Black Sea has something for everyone. If you prefer a more scenic journey, route your GPS to avoid the highway to travel past coastal views and forested countrysides, or marvel at Europe's largest city, Istanbul.


We look forward to you sharing all your photos and videos across our Social Media channels! Be sure to tag us and use the hashtag #RoadtotheBlackSea and we will share our favourite ones.

Check out the store page for Road to the Black Sea by clicking on the widget below.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.36

Road to the Black Sea is approaching fast so it's time to close the Beta and move on to the next best thing! Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.36 is out now!


As always, we'd like to thank every single one of you for all your help with your bug reports, opinions and general feedback during the Public Beta. This time, the update brings probably the biggest system change we have ever implemented, together with some nice features.

The main feature is the upgrade to DirectX 11, which allowed the complete removal of support for DirectX 9 and all its limitations. While it may need a little tweak here and there, general feedback is very positive (FPS increase, smoother gameplay, better long-range LOD behaviours) as we hoped, since listed minimum requirements for Windows already support DX11.

And to spice things up a bit (as "invisible" changes aren't as appreciated as they should be), there are two bigger features and a number of smaller ones.

Corsica, a beautiful island in the Mediterranean is now available to all existing and future owners of the Vive la France! map expansion as a free addition.

Detours are also coming to Euro Truck Simulator 2 after a long testing period in its American twin. Do tell us if it's ok as it is, or what adjustments you'd like us to make still.

Besides that, you'll get a number of other nice features - such as a long-requested feature for drivers, trucks and trailers to be visible on the manager map, avoidance pins for your GPS and more. For those wishing to see a more detailed changelog, please read the Public Beta article, or check out our changelog video!


To enjoy the 1.36 update, make sure to OPT OUT of beta branches and your game will be automatically updated on Steam.

For the legacy non-Steam edition of ETS2, the update should be ready in a few days.

Some mods, however, may have not caught up yet - this update may effectively break them. So remember that you can always stay on 1.35 or an even older branch. The way to access and select them is: Steam client → LIBRARY → right-click on Euro Truck Simulator 2 → Properties → Betas tab → select the version you want.

Also, check our modding wiki to get details pertaining to mods for the game.

Changelog:

MAP
FEATURES
  • Detours
  • Avoidance navigation pins
  • New AI vehicles
  • Drivers / Trucks / Trailer visible on manager maps
  • DX11 full support (DX9 removed)
  • Chinese and other non-Latin character input (IME)
  • Anti-aliasing improvements (SMAA, electrical wires)
  • Improved Tobii support and configuration page
MOD
  • Sun profile changes (HDR)
  • LP changes for AI (data-driven types, background texture data)
  • Dash display UI elements (digital gauges, fuel consumption bar)
  • Map editor history (undo/redo)
  • Continuous selection of nodes 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Road to the Black Sea: Iasi to Târgu Mureș

It's time for us to start our engines and shift into gear for our upcoming release for Euro Truck Simulator 2, Road to the Black Sea on December 5th.

We are excited to share with you today gameplay footage from the eye of the driver travelling from Iasi to Târgu Mureș in the country of Romania. Can you recognise any areas or landmarks along the way? Some say you may even pass the legendary Piatra Teiului, which some locals claim changes places each night.



Be sure to add Road to the Black Sea to your Steam Wishlist to be notified of when it releases this Thursday on December 5th! You can also nominate us for the Labour of Love category in this years Steam Awards, Vote for your favorite games here.