SCS Blog: ATS World Rescale Open Beta

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scanialoverr

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We are ready to show you our progress on the American Truck Simulator map rescale project!

Some places could still benefit from additional love, but the pieces of the puzzle are already in place, and we would appreciate your feedback. Please keep in mind that our goal was not to completely rebuild the whole world, so set your expectations accordingly. Changing the scale from 1:35 into 1:20 gave us a lot more room for better placement of intersections and interchanges, and a chance to introduce some roads and places for which there was not enough space in the old map. But we have kept in place the parts that were working as expected in our view, so of course you will still recognize most of the destinations.

So, what to expect of the (Open Beta of) ATS version 1.5?
Scale
It's bigger! You will understand it once you start the game.



New chassis options (6x2 & 6x2 Midlift)
There is an option now to choose 6x2 chassis or 6x2 chassis with lift-able axles (lifted axles avoid unnecessary tire wear when the weight distribution stays within legal limits).
Weight stations
We have improved how they operate to better reflect reality. A message will always pop up before you apporach a weight station telling you if you can bypass it (green light) or you have to go get checked (red light).
Parking brake behaviour
Thanks to pneumatic safeguard you have to manually disengage parking brake if you had low air pressure previously.
Map projection
We are now using Lambert conformal conic projection (LCC) instead of Mercator projection so it will more accurately show the area and shape of each state as you are used to from any other source.
(Apart from these four new crucial changes, any new features recently introduced to ETS2 Open Beta are present in the new update of ATS too)
Anyway, time to get behind the wheel and see for yourself! There are so many miles waiting out there for you to explore and enjoy - like steep hill climbs to familiar places (or brake-busting downhills!), a new city and yet more.

As with any open beta we are looking forward to hearing feedback from our players! Please visit our forum where you can find and participate in relevant discusions under topics like SCS Site discussion and American Truck Simulator Section.
Source: http://blog.scssoft.com/2016/11/ats-world-rescale-open-beta.html
 

Max

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Interesting ! I wasn't expect that Beta coming that fast !

Does anyone know which city is new ?
If nobody else answers before I update my game, I'll screenshot the map for you :)
 

Captain Zero

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I love it! I did run into a completely red fuel station near Kingman, AZ on highway 66. I don't know if it is still there (I took a screenshot and uploaded it to the cloud). Also, there were a few red glowing signs around in front of stores like Wal-Mart and others. But they seem to have gone away.

On another interesting point, I noticed before, that a second in-game was equal to a minute in 1.4 and in the new 1.5, 1 minute of actual time is equal to 30 seconds in-game. Big difference when you are driving!

Also enjoy the bigger yards and the fact that I can now see well enough to park my trailers w/o getting out with the chase button. I do use the chase button to inspect a parking spot, if necessary, before getting back in to attempt the maneuver from the driver's seat. Fun !!
 

David.Ikaël

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I love it! I did run into a completely red fuel station near Kingman, AZ on highway 66. I don't know if it is still there (I took a screenshot and uploaded it to the cloud). Also, there were a few red glowing signs around in front of stores like Wal-Mart and others. But they seem to have gone away.

On another interesting point, I noticed before, that a second in-game was equal to a minute in 1.4 and in the new 1.5, 1 minute of actual time is equal to 30 seconds in-game. Big difference when you are driving!

Also enjoy the bigger yards and the fact that I can now see well enough to park my trailers w/o getting out with the chase button. I do use the chase button to inspect a parking spot, if necessary, before getting back in to attempt the maneuver from the driver's seat. Fun !!
But what about the little roads in Oxnard ? I hope they're still here (but I didn't see them when I tried the beta for a bit time)...
 
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Captain Zero

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But what about the little roads in Oxnard ? I hope they're still here (but I didn't see them when I tried the beta for a bit time)...
Howdy David, I haven't been in that area yet but I will keep my eyes on that area. I know which roads you are referring to. When I get to those roads, I'll report in.
 

Captain Zero

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But what about the little roads in Oxnard ? I hope they're still here (but I didn't see them when I tried the beta for a bit time)...
I was over the Oxnard area pretty good recently and the little cobble stone streets are gone. But wow did they redo that area! It is fun to drive even though I agree with you that the little stone paved streets made you want to get out and have a picnic!

Keep on Trucking my friend!
Val
 
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David.Ikaël

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I was over the Oxnard area pretty good recently and the little cobble stone streets are gone. But wow did they redo that area! It is fun to drive even though I agree with you that the little stone paved streets made you want to get out and have a picnic!

Keep on Trucking my friend!
Val
Thank you for letting me know ! I hope I'll like the new roads so.
 
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