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The upcoming major Update releases for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator will contain a host of improvements: from general map tweaks to AI improvements or improved gear shifting code, from xinput support to additional support for CSIO Technologies cool SKRS transmission shift knob to hardcore trailer connecting mode - more on this later. But today we'd like to focus on enhancements coming to World of Trucks contracts.

The biggest overhaul is hiding under the hood - a lot of our early experimental code running and storing data on our private server farm has been adjusted to run on way more scalable Amazon server infrastructure. As World of Trucks will be adding more game features over time, eating even more bandwidth, we realized that we have to move to the "cloud" pretty much with everything. This change removes several bottlenecks and frustrating hick-ups you may currently experience when connecting to World of Trucks.


External Contracts will work across all of the official map content in the games - full support for American Truck Simulator is coming to World of Trucks at last, as is support for the map DLCs in...​

the 1st of June, which is the goal of the 0.13 release is starting to feel uncomfortably close, especially if I want to start play-testing 2 weeks before the release date. There are a lot of bigger and smaller tasks appearing all over the place. It is now the time of moving some of them to the next release again. Many of them are moved like this for years already.

Czech game of the year
I have to finish the Friday facts soon today, as we are going on a trip to Třeboň, where the Czech game of the year ceremony is held. Factorio is nominated on 3 categories, so there is a chance to win something, but mainly, we will have the opportunity to talk and party with other game developers, which doesn't happen often.

Rapid inserter
The final decision has been made and instead of a loader, we will have not heavy, but rapid inserter. To make things straightforward, I decided to limit the inserter stack size bonus to the rapid inserter only. Some people certainly won't like it, as they won't be able to use long handed inserters or burner inserters to take advantage of this bonus, but the advantages outweigh it.
  • Streamlined definition of the inserter stack size bonus, now it increases rapid inserter capacity whatever is it doing.
  • The rapid inserter will have its specific usages. As the rapid inserter currently waits until its hand is filled with items, it is not clearly better than fast inserter. When the bonus is 5, and it has 4 items in...
This week we are adding collision/impact sounds for all metal objects - tools, components and ships. The final sound is dependent on the mass of the objects. Heavier items produce louder and more bassy sounds.
Also, music is now divided into different categories (space, planet, building, fighting etc) and played according to the current game situation e.g. building theme when building, fighting theme when fighting. Connectors should be much more stable after today's update as we have introduced something that we call "connector welding". They now function similar to landing gears where two ships connecting together will become one physical object. Finally, weapon spread has been added to the game.

Full list of new features and fixes: http://forums.keenswh.com/threads/7383675
28/04/16 Giants Statement:


Spring time! Finally the days are getting longer and warmer again. It’s getting even hotter with the spring promotion and $60 (€80) price reduction on the Farm Sim wheel bundle of our partner Saitek. Optimized for use with Farming Simulator 15 the hardware delivers an even more authentic driving experience for your virtual spring trip. If duty calls the many preconfigured buttons and the realistic front loader stick on the side console give you perfect control over the heavy machines.

Get the Saitek Farm Sim wheel bundle now for $239.99 (€249.99) instead of $299.99 (€329.00). More information about the bundle and where you can buy it can be found on the Saitek website.
Anouncement Just Cause 3 Free DLC
01/04/16 Giants Statement:


Fresh from his latest assignment to overthrow a vile dictatorship in his beloved homeland Medici, ‘Just Cause 3’ hero Rico Rodriguez is taking a break from destruction - he's now trying his hand at tending the soil of Farming Simulator 15 in a FREE DLC UPDATE.

Coming this summer, Just Cause 3’s iconic STRIA RUSTICO tractor will debut in Farming Simulator 15. Repurposed by Rico to aid the rebels in their revolution, Just Cause 3 showed that there was nothing that the Rustico couldn’t do, now it’s time to see what its trademark havoc causing can bring to the world of harvesting.

The Rustico being the latest in a long line of fantasy inspired agricultural rides that Rico could borrow in the Just Cause series. Known as the “Medician workhorse” the Stria Rustico could be seen throughout Medici working the fields and was pride of place at many farmsteads in the glistening Mediterranean paradise.

Long praised by Medici’s Ministerio de l'Agricultura for its reliability and unprecedented haulage, the Rustico will be adorned in its sun weathered coat of paint from Just Cause 3, but that is not all… As the Rustico comes to you straight from Medici, this version will be equipped with nitrous boosters as per Rico’s specification adding an extra layer of danger and excitement to your ploughing– it’s pretty difficult to pull off contour farming whilst being propelled uncontrollably at speeds of 80mph or more.