SCS Blog: Doubles

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scanialoverr

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Today we have an announcement that should make many of our fans happy. After quite some years of internal discussions and frankly some frustrations and struggles to have the gameplay as well as technical side of multi-trailer physics support ironed out, we finally feel ready to reveal fresh info about our progress on doubles.

It has taken us a long time, but hope never dies! We are polishing double trailers for inclusion in the next major updates for Euro Truck Simulator 2 as well as for American Truck Simulator. We have a few pictures for you to prove that we are serious...







Our games' fans have patiently (or not so patiently) waited for double trailers for a long time, and the wait should not be that long any more. The new trailers and physics improvements will be a part of the next big "point release" update of both games. Our hope is to release the updates in early summer. It's going to be a FREE update.

Meanwhile, we are also wrapping up work on Heavy Cargo packs both for ETS2 and for ATS, which are going to be paid DLCs, comparable to our existing High Power Cargo Pack DLC. So if you are into cargo transport in particular, there is a ton of cool stuff to look forward to!
Source: http://blog.scssoft.com/2017/05/doubles.html
 

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Can't wait for this update! But I can see one thing being a problem, which is on TruckersMP. If they update MP to this new update soon after it comes out, and lets people pull them, They better have lots of admins on, plus hopefully new rules to go along with it. As there will be people who wont be able to drive (Like turning, heck, some people can't even drive straight now.)

MP is gonna be a mess once they update it. I am really gonna hate to see how people drive with these doubles. It would be an awesome idea if you want to be able to pull doubles on MP, that you have to go through a driving test just to see how you handle them.
 

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You never see doubles in the UK though, apart from rigid+trailer. Some of those tight Scottish roads are going to be nuts, not to mention the hill roads in the US!

Still, I'm not complaining really, it's a new challenge and what a challenge it'll be.
 

John Necir Rebellion

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You never see doubles in the UK though, apart from rigid+trailer. Some of those tight Scottish roads are going to be nuts, not to mention the hill roads in the US!

Still, I'm not complaining really, it's a new challenge and what a challenge it'll be.
Maybe SCS gone illegal lol. Or some parts of the Europe with Weight and Dimension rules/laws can not be access with doubles.
But Seriously, They might implement it on either new ETS2 trailers or new ATS trailers updates.
 

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Maybe SCS gone illegal lol. Or some parts of the Europe with Weight and Dimension rules/laws can not be access with doubles.
But Seriously, They might implement it on either new ETS2 trailers or new ATS trailers updates.
It's to do with length and weight restrictions here in the UK. Max weight of 44 tons and road trains can be no longer than 18.75 meters. For reference, a single tractor and trailer is limited at 16.5 meters, so a double would be around 30 meters - well over the UK restrictions. The longest truck to drive on UK roads in real life (excluding escorted large loads, they're a different story) measured in at 25 meters and that only made it 5 minutes down the road before it was stopped by police and escorted back to the yard it came from. The linked story is from the Daily Mail, which is known to be a sack of *whistles* when it comes to their stories, but it was a decent read while I was taking a dump. :) #unashamedseven
 
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John Necir Rebellion

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The longest truck to drive on UK roads in real life (excluding escorted large loads, they're a different story) measured in at 25 meters and that only made it 5 minutes down the road before it was stopped by police and escorted back to the yard it came from. The linked story is from the Daily Mail, which is known to be a sack of *whistles* when it comes to their stories, but it was a decent read while I was taking a dump. :) #unashamedseven
Nice Doubles btw, unfortunately it can not be run on the roads...
 

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But I can see one thing being a problem, which is on TruckersMP.
hahaha, this was my first thought! Good fun to watch all the carnage! :P
 
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