SCS Blog: Beta: ETS2 update 1.16 - Going 64-bit!

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SOURCE: http://blog.scssoft.com/2015/01/beta-euro-truck-simulator-2-update-116.html



Update highlights:
64-bit version of the game is now available via Steam launcher
Large truck dealers have been updated to match the new style of dealerships
The focus of the upcoming official 1.16 game update is to ship engine changes and other behind the scenes elements in preparation for our big future content updates.

64-bit version of the game is currently accessible in beta on Steam, it will be available as a regular game update for all users soon.

We have prepared a short set of questions and answers about this change:

How will 64-bit executable affect your game?

64-bit executable is a purely under-the-hood technical change and should have no negative effect on how your game ecosystem works - all your saves, modifications, trucks, and input methods will work just as they used to before.

Why are you releasing the 64-bit executable?

Memory footprint of our game has been increasing over time with our expanding game world, new features and countless modifications for the players to choose from. The 64-bit executable will allow the game to access the entire physical memory of your computer and avoid out-of-memory crashes related to 32-bit memory limitations. Most modern PCs these days ship with considerably more memory, often 6-8 GB or more, and this memory could not be used with a 32-bit binary, where the limit was only 4 GB or even 2GB in case of 32-bit systems. The 32-bit game has been essentially starving for memory while several spare Gigs of memory were idling in the operating system.

What are the benefits of this change?

Using the new executable should alleviate memory related issues you may have experienced in the past - many users have already reported problems with memory limitations after installing large collections of modifications. Even for a game with no mods installed, with more textures and 3D assets cached in memory, the framerate should stay more stable during long play sessions.

Map creators will have a smoother experience in the map editor as you'll have way more memory at your disposal.

I have a 32-bit Windows OS. Can I somehow use the 64-bit executable?

Unfortunately not - 64-bit executable can only be used on 64-bit operating system. If you are serious about playing ETS2 extensively, we highly recommend you to consider upgrading your 32-bit operating system to 64-bit version at this point.

Are you planning to keep supporting 32-bit executable after this update?

Yes. We are are not dropping it suddenly, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the game will be maintained and kept in sync for a considerable period of time. We've actually included several engine changes into 1.16 that are focused on improving memory management also for the 32-bit version so that all of our users can enjoy Euro Truck Simulator 2.



The 1.16 update also features minor map changes as we continue to update truck dealer locations to match the dealership revamp we have shipped in our previous update. Please note that this change may affect game modifications, so if you are experiencing crashes first try disabling any map modifications you have installed.



Everybody loves new stuff and we are aware that our fans are impatiently waiting for the release of the goodies that we have been covering on this blog. Admittedly, from this point of view ETS2 1.16 doesn't bring much to the table. This update mostly serves as a wide-scale stress-test for the new tech to come. Meanwhile though, our ETS2 mapping team is putting finishing touches to DLC Scandinavia, while the vehicle team is doing solid progress on the long-awaited Mercedes-Benz New Actros truck model. Cool stuff is on the way! We cannot yet predict which will come out first, but both teams are racing each other to finish their task as soon as possible. And that's just Euro Truck 2, and you know that's not the only project we are working on.

How can I join the beta?

  • Right-click on Euro Truck Simulator 2 in your Steam library and select properties.
  • Switch to the BETAS tab.
  • Select public_beta in the dropdown.
 

John Necir Rebellion

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Jun 9, 2014
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SOURCE: http://blog.scssoft.com/2015/01/beta-euro-truck-simulator-2-update-116.html



Update highlights:
64-bit version of the game is now available via Steam launcher
Large truck dealers have been updated to match the new style of dealerships
The focus of the upcoming official 1.16 game update is to ship engine changes and other behind the scenes elements in preparation for our big future content updates.

64-bit version of the game is currently accessible in beta on Steam, it will be available as a regular game update for all users soon.

We have prepared a short set of questions and answers about this change:

How will 64-bit executable affect your game?

64-bit executable is a purely under-the-hood technical change and should have no negative effect on how your game ecosystem works - all your saves, modifications, trucks, and input methods will work just as they used to before.

Why are you releasing the 64-bit executable?

Memory footprint of our game has been increasing over time with our expanding game world, new features and countless modifications for the players to choose from. The 64-bit executable will allow the game to access the entire physical memory of your computer and avoid out-of-memory crashes related to 32-bit memory limitations. Most modern PCs these days ship with considerably more memory, often 6-8 GB or more, and this memory could not be used with a 32-bit binary, where the limit was only 4 GB or even 2GB in case of 32-bit systems. The 32-bit game has been essentially starving for memory while several spare Gigs of memory were idling in the operating system.

What are the benefits of this change?

Using the new executable should alleviate memory related issues you may have experienced in the past - many users have already reported problems with memory limitations after installing large collections of modifications. Even for a game with no mods installed, with more textures and 3D assets cached in memory, the framerate should stay more stable during long play sessions.

Map creators will have a smoother experience in the map editor as you'll have way more memory at your disposal.

I have a 32-bit Windows OS. Can I somehow use the 64-bit executable?

Unfortunately not - 64-bit executable can only be used on 64-bit operating system. If you are serious about playing ETS2 extensively, we highly recommend you to consider upgrading your 32-bit operating system to 64-bit version at this point.

Are you planning to keep supporting 32-bit executable after this update?

Yes. We are are not dropping it suddenly, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the game will be maintained and kept in sync for a considerable period of time. We've actually included several engine changes into 1.16 that are focused on improving memory management also for the 32-bit version so that all of our users can enjoy Euro Truck Simulator 2.



The 1.16 update also features minor map changes as we continue to update truck dealer locations to match the dealership revamp we have shipped in our previous update. Please note that this change may affect game modifications, so if you are experiencing crashes first try disabling any map modifications you have installed.



Everybody loves new stuff and we are aware that our fans are impatiently waiting for the release of the goodies that we have been covering on this blog. Admittedly, from this point of view ETS2 1.16 doesn't bring much to the table. This update mostly serves as a wide-scale stress-test for the new tech to come. Meanwhile though, our ETS2 mapping team is putting finishing touches to DLC Scandinavia, while the vehicle team is doing solid progress on the long-awaited Mercedes-Benz New Actros truck model. Cool stuff is on the way! We cannot yet predict which will come out first, but both teams are racing each other to finish their task as soon as possible. And that's just Euro Truck 2, and you know that's not the only project we are working on.

How can I join the beta?

  • Right-click on Euro Truck Simulator 2 in your Steam library and select properties.
  • Switch to the BETAS tab.
  • Select public_beta in the dropdown.
TruckSim - Map says: (Translated English from German)
64 bit version for "Euro Truck Simulator 2" comes with update 1.16

Love Euro Truck Simulator fans

after a brief rest on the part of the developers of "Euro Truck Simulator 2" was announced today that a new update 1.16 is already in the beta testing phase at Steam. An exact release date for the
large public and beyond STEAM has not yet been announced.

Update 1.16 brings 64-bit version of the game really brings the update 1.16 is not many obvious changes to the player with it. Except for minor adjustments to the truck dealers on the card that came into play already with the last update 1.15 concerning the decisive changes things running in the background. The update will update the game that is on a 64-bit version!

What does this mean for the players, their saved games, mods and their extensions?

Users of the 'Euro Truck Simulator 2 "need not worry that their scores, mods or expansions after update 1.16 will no longer work or Scores would be deleted.

The update will make the switch to the 64 bit version in the background so that the players are actually perceive it only to the faster load times in the game and improved graphic details. For a 64-bit version can take compared to 32-bit versions of the computer more memory consuming and thus use more than 4GB of RAM at the same time. This, of course, the whole game faster and bucking is excluded in the representation virtually.

The developers perform this update mainly because in the near future so many technical innovations will come into play that the old 32 bit version would quickly reach their limits. This is primarily for the following: required, since the total card in the game then becomes so great that the old version would be overwhelmed "Euro Truck Simulator 2 Scandinavia Add-On."

Will it be possible to play the new 64 bit version with a 32 bit operating system?

This will not be possible! Anyone have a 32 bit operating system used must remain with the old 32-bit version and should not install the update 1.16! The good news is that the developers will continue to support both versions and there will be parallel with the release of Update 1.16 both a 32-bit version as a 64-bit version. Exactly how the change will run more in detail, we will tell you in a future news on this topic.

The visible changes that will bring the update 1.16 to concern yourself with, as mentioned, the new buildings and locations of truck dealers who already went through the update 1:15 into the game. Since this is changes to the card in the "Euro Truck Simulator 2", it may be that the cards have any mods on players who come unto problems or game crashes. In such cases, you should disable the mods for the time being, to check what the problem is.

The update 1.16 is according to developers almost a load test for the game, as well it is prepared for the next developments and innovations in 2015. In principle, one could say it is after the release of the update 1/16 and the "Euro Truck Simulator 2: Scandinavia add-on" a new game compared to the original version which was released in October 2012.

Currently the card team working at SCS Software with the model team to race! The one sitting at the final work of the "Scandinavia Add-On" and the other on the completion of the already long-awaited Mercedes Benz Actros trucks! Which of the two new products will be completed first, do not know the developers date. This is an exciting and we at simuwelt.de are of course always keep you up to date on all the news.

The "Euro Truck Simulator 2: Scandinavia Add-On" you can already pre-order with us. It is scheduled to appear from March to May 2015 and will be available for € 18.99 with us.

The full version of "Euro Truck Simulator 2" is available for only € 9,99 with us!

Your simuwelt team


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and also: (Translated English from German)
Hello TSM users,

Beta Patch 1.16 is now available on Steam.

Because of changes there are problems with the TSM map that leads to crash.

If you want to continue with our map, we should to give the green light to use the beta pacth 1.16.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++

Hello TSM user,

the beta patch 1.16 is now officially.

The result of changes, the TSM Map chrashes.

If you would like to continue with our map, you shoulderstand not patch until we give the ok.
 
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Has anyone actually tried the 64 Bit Version? Do you see any noticeable improvements in performance? I had a quick test earlier and seemed exactly the same :P
 

John Necir Rebellion

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Has anyone actually tried the 64 Bit Version? Do you see any noticeable improvements in performance? I had a quick test earlier and seemed exactly the same :p
If I have an Ultimate Gaming PC, I will experience what you notice:(.
 
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