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Special Transport is waiting!

Euro Truck Simulator 2

We are proud to bring you the final major release of 2017 - Special Transport DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is now available for everyone on Steam Store!

Important: If you are a long-term fan with a larger portfolio of ETS2 expansions but little patience to read the following wall of text, make sure to check out this Cargo Bundle link first!

It has been a very busy year for SCS Software, a year of major studio growth, and also a year with the record amount of content releases in our plans. We were planning to space out the releases through the autumn, but you know us, we don't release stuff until it's done. So we kept coming back to tweak, test, polish, re-test - rinse and repeat - until we are finally satisfied with the quality. We ended up with several releases all lined up for the final weeks of the year, we apologize for the avalanche.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-35ivRwsLZs

This expansion is quite special for us and not only for its name. It's not just about a bunch of new highly detailed 3D models - as the regulations of oversize transports are very specific, we had to develop a ton of new AI code and created a sort of a game inside a game.

These jobs just don't allow you the same degree of freedom to roam the continent as standard deliveries, quite the contrary, you have to adhere to very strict instructions, keep your hand steady on the steering wheel and your eyes on every centimeter of the road. We have spent over a year coding and scripting the functionality and the first batch of Special Transport jobs for the release, but it's only a start, we are committed to bringing you a wider variety of routes in the future.

Your route will be secured by two escort vehicles guiding you through the transport job from its start to the place of delivery. It's not going to be a piece of cake, but if you obey the escort vehicles' advice and deliver the cargo in pristine condition, you can consider yourself a real pro, a true veteran behind the wheel who can deliver even the most enormous cargoes.
 

Let's take a look what the Special Transport DLC for ETS2 offers:

 

Key Features

  • 11 huge cargoes (up to 70 tons, 6 m width, 5+ m height and 20+ m length)
  • 4 new special trailers
  • Unique job routes for to challenge you with Special Transport (most in the base map, some through DLC expansions, more to come!)
  • A combination of over 80 Special Transport Jobs
  • Custom AI escort vehicles
  • Original intros for the cargoes and jobs, crowds and police cars along the routes
  • New models, characters, and animations of people assisting or spectating the transport
  • Curious pedestrians, journalists or transport co-workers along the routes
  • A new set of warning beacons for the trucks
  • Special Transport Achievements

 

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 Gameplay Features

  • Close collaboration with AI escort vehicles required
  • Enhanced AI behavior: clearing the path, stopping traffic, giving advice, pushing opposing vehicles to the side etc.
  • The risk to fail the given Job on the spot if you do not adhere to strict instructions or regulations
  • New checkpoints system to keep your progress in a special transport job safe

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We hope that you still have some free time left in your Christmas 2017 Calendar because these enormous cargoes will require some truly dedicated drivers to deliver them safely!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/558245
 

Related articles:

http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1447205432093335752
http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1466349626695781536

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gigs   14. Dezember 2017    14:40    Allgemein    0    1125   



Euro Truck Simulator 2

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Italia DLC release date set

Back in August, Euro Truck Simulator 2 developer SCS Software revealed its next slice of inter-continental DLC was heading for Italy. Now, it's got a new trailer and a launch date: December 5, 2017. 

That's next week, but first let's look at those new moving pictures:

Before now, ETS2 players have been able to cruise around certain parts of northern Italy, however the incoming expansion opens up the rest of the picturesque Lo Stivale. That can be seen above, however SCS notes that it plans to apply "cosmetic touches" between now and next week's release. 

In doing so, the developer hopes to capture Italy's "rich history, modern industry, traditional architecture, and diverse natural environments" across 11,500 kilometres of new in-game roads. New cities—of which there are 19 in total—include Rome, Napoli and Palermo, and tourists can expect to happen upon familiar landmarks along the way.   

"The geography and shape of Italy have led to a comparatively high concentration of cities in the Italia map expansion," so reads the game's Steam page blurb. "Local industries contain, among others, famous places like Carrara marble quarries and Europe‘s largest Steelworks in Taranto."

Euro Truck Simulator 2's Italia map expansion is due December 5, and will cost $17.99/£13.49.


gigs   04. Dezember 2017    10:05    Allgemein    0    1059   



Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.30

Euro Truck Simulator 2

Paving the way for next week's major map expansion release, here we are with the official Update 1.30 for Euro Truck Simulator 2. We would like to thank everyone for their participation in the Open Beta, your support was awesome as always!

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The game should update automatically through Steam. If you have switched to a beta branch, don't forget to opt out now! On the other hand, if you are concerned with mod compatibility and need to stay on the older version of the game for a time, there are still branches available on Steam giving you access to previous game versions. Update for non-Steam legacy edition of the game and VR-compatible beta build of the game may take a few additional days to get ready.
 

MAIN FEATURES

  • New Generation Scania R-Series and S-Series trucks

    With almost two man-years invested in building the new vehicle models and implementing them into the game since the start of the year, this is our most detailed truck ever created.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbhrkHnLbB0
  • Map improvements - city of Milano was completely remade, the whole northern part of Italy improved

    We refreshed the old part of Italy which is already present in the base game to make it fit better with the quality of the upcoming Italia DLC. Consider it a sneak-peek into what it is going to be like.
     
  • Overhaul of navigation algorithms

    New navigation code has been introduced in American Truck Simulator already and it is a huge change that required major programming effort and ended up being a large improvement over the old one. The navigation is now capable of sending the driver back along the same stretch of the road if need be, which may seem trivial, but it actually required a total redesign of the underlying data structures. We are looking forward to your feedback on this.
     
  • Time zones support

    ETS2 now also supports time zones, which is going to be handy for further growth of the map. For now, this change will be affecting the UK only, since other ETS2 countries are in the same time zones.

 

ADDITIONAL CHANGES

  • ZF-16 transmission supporting upcoming DLC for all trucks that missed similar one
  • Map fitted to correct projection (more exact environment behavior), map panning option
  • Multi-torque engines support (used in DAF engines 2017) 
  • Basic engine and transmission info in quick job truck tooltip
  • Trailers with country restrictions are towed only to services in given countries
  • Further polish to DAF, Volvo, and SCANIA trucks
  • Tons of map tweaks and fixes in the base map and older map DLCs
  • New luxury yacht cargo

 

TOOLS / MOD ACCESS

  • New interactive tool for environmental lighting and weather setting (included in the editor)
  • New interactive tool for traffic behavior and rules debugging (included in the editor)
  • New scene preview tool (included in the editor)
  • New navigation parameters in map data
  • Assistance service parameters in economy data

gigs   02. Dezember 2017    07:41    Allgemein    0    1048   



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