SCS Blog: ETS2 1.25 Open Beta

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scanialoverr

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator use the same game engine, so they share the fruits of our labor when we add any new features to the source code. Their common ground allows us to, at least in part, test technical updates for both games during the beta stage of just one of the titles. In fact it has actually proven better to streamline our bug fixing process to start the open beta for ETS2 a few days before ATS or vice versa as it really cuts down on the number of duplicated bug reports.

The cool thing about this process is when we release the open beta for the second game, we can be reasonably certain that any issue that is reported is local to that game and doesn't need to be double-checked, or double-fixed, in the first.

And so, in accordance to the aforementioned practice, after a few days of fruitfully testing the 1.4 update for ATS we are pushing ETS2's 1.25 update to open beta status today.

The changelogs listing feature additions to ETS2 and ATS are not identical for this wave of updates; you can find the condensed Euro Truck Simulator 2 changelog below.

MAIN FEATURES
  • Completely revamped DAF XF - This is not just 50keda's mod you can already find online - we've reworked it and improved the model in many areas, increased the detail of textures, and remodeled quite a few of the parts.


  • Custom steering wheel position - You'll be allowed to adjust the tilt of the steering wheel column or telescope it so you can create your perfect driving position.

  • Trailer selection - When you pick up a new job the game will now give you a chance to change the trailer look (or the trailer itself) if it finds that there are alternate trailer styles or textures available for the given cargo. Even better, it works with modded trailers as well
Other Features and Improvements

Here's a log of the additional fixes and improvements that went into this update:

CODE
  • Cruise control is not disabled by the throttle anymore.
  • Interior camera zoom - You can bind the key for zoom in Options → Key and buttons → Camera controls → Zoom interior camera.
  • Option to set preferred job length generation in options.
  • Option to set split shifting input.
  • More unit display options (volume, consumption).
DATA
MODDING
  • Separated map_data.sii from game_data.sii
  • Look_presets_defaults[] in interior camera
  • Change trailer looks to paint jobs.
Please also check out our modding wiki to get the best advice for modding either game.

If you're so inclined you can find the open beta in the public_beta branch on Steam. (Steam client → LIBRARY → right click on Euro Truck Simulator 2 → Properties → Betas tab → public_beta - 1.25 public beta). No password is required.

Just like with the ATS release please keep in mind that this is still only a test version of the update: it's perfectly okay if you want to hold off until the final release. But if you're the adventurous sort that doesn't mind a little instability and/or are an active member of the community who wants to assist us in the polishing stage, we really appreciate your help. Please report any bugs you find on our forum.
Source: http://blog.scssoft.com/2016/08/ets2-125-open-beta.html?m=0
 
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David.Ikaël

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I tried it, and I can say that the "new" DAF is really good !
I love it. Thanks SCS & 50keda :p
 

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I tried it, and I can say that the "new" DAF is really good !
Did you ever use 50k DAF before? If you did how much stuff have changed or is it just like the mod has been put into the game for everybody? :P
 

David.Ikaël

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Did you ever use 50k DAF before? If you did how much stuff have changed or is it just like the mod has been put into the game for everybody? :p
I did. It is pretty much the same, and it's great !
I think that the highlights aren't the same as the mod. But I'm not sure... ^^
Anyway, I can tell you that we feel the difference : The new textures are a lot better than before !

(In the mod, we can have a new sound. In the beta, the sound is the same as before)

[EDIT] SCS said in their "Updated DAF XF 105" post :
The revision of the DAF XF 105 is not just a simple merging of the mod that's already available to you, but is even further improvement with additional textures rework and remodeling of quite some parts.
 
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Lol Everyone on the SCS blog is just bitching about everything in the comments LMAO. "WE want better physics!" "Stop with the sh*tty cosmetic updates!" "Where is tandem trailers?!" "New DAF is jut 50keda version!"
Lol, when are these people going to realise that they have already PAID for the game?! We were not promised any updates or new additions. Everything that we get for free is a bonus IMO. Okay, there is DLC, some of it expensive, but you don't HAVE to buy it, so everything you get in game updates is still 100% free, yet people moan anyway. People are also moaning about SCS releasing ATS with just two trucks. Well... they knew it had only 2 trucks when they bought it, nobody forced them to buy it!

/rantover.

Good job SCS.
 
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Lol Everyone on the SCS blog is just bitching about everything in the comments LMAO. "WE want better physics!" "Stop with the sh*tty cosmetic updates!" "Where is tandem trailers?!" "New DAF is jut 50keda version!"
Lol, when are these people going to realise that they have already PAID for the game?! We were not promised any updates or new additions. Everything that we get for free is a bonus IMO. Okay, there is DLC, some of it expensive, but you don't HAVE to buy it, so everything you get in game updates is still 100% free, yet people moan anyway. People are also moaning about SCS releasing ATS with just two trucks. Well... they knew it had only 2 trucks when they bought it, nobody forced them to buy it!

/rantover.

Good job SCS.
This. But if you think about it when you buy the game, you're buying into a development and technically, the people have a say where their money should go.
 

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Since I installed the beta, all the Aria cattle trailers on the road are plain white, with no logo or anything on them.. Anyone else?
 

David.Ikaël

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Since I installed the beta, all the Aria cattle trailers on the road are plain white, with no logo or anything on them.. Anyone else?
In MultiPlayer, when somebody carry an Aria trailer, you always see it white/grey.
It's pretty weird, I don't know why it happens, but it seems like you have the same issue in SinglePlayer.
So I don't know why it's like that in your game...
 
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