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The open beta of the ETS2 update has been live for two days. We want to thank all of you who’ve already participated and given us feedback! It means it’s high time for the ATS beta! Update 1.2 for American Truck Simulator is entering Open Beta on Steam today.


We’re working simultaneously on both ATS and ETS2. The same game engine allows us to make changes to both games in parallel, so some improvements to the game may be familiar to you from the previous blog post about the ETS2 open beta. Among the features and fixes common to both games, you can find a lot of improvements solely for ATS, which we've been working on since the release of the game last month.

The main features included in the open beta are (as in ETS2) Steam Workshop, SCS Workshop Uploader app and Ultimate Wheel Customization. We described them with depth in the previous blogpost.


More Features and Improvements
Here's is log of the additional fixes and improvements that went into this update:

  • Steam Workshop...
This week's update is in the spirit of more optimizations, improvements and bug fixes. We've sped up download of the mods while loading/joining, upgraded the console server configurator and optimized the performance of the conveyor system. All blocks should be now rewritten to the new Multiplayer code, a long-awaited change that should improve server traffic.
ModAPI has been changed in this release. We made most mods compile with the new references and also updated the usage. However, it's still possible there are some mods that use references directly to namespaces and won't be replaced automatically. For more details, follow the link below.

Full list of new features and fixes: http://forums.keenswh.com/threads/7381345
Changes to the ModAPI: http://forums.keenswh.com/threads/changes-to-the-modapi-16-03-2016.7381306/
We are happy to announce that open beta of Update 1.23 for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is now available on Steam.

We are bringing a lot of changes in the core game; you will find a condensed change-log at the bottom of this blog post. Let us introduce the major additions with more detail:

Steam Workshop


Steam Workshop is a hub which allows simple distribution of game modifications created by community. Thanks to Steam Workshop, you can download and install mods effortlessly from a safe and trusted place.

Here's a short how-to on downloading and activating mods from Steam Workshop:
  1. Launch the game, go to the "Mod Manager" screen, and click on the "Steam Workshop" button in the top part of the window. The Steam in-game browser will appear and you will see the game's Steam workshop page.
  2. Go to "Items", select a mod which is interesting for you, and click on the green subscribe [+] button. Steam will automatically download the mod. When it is ready, you will see the mod in Mod Manager.
  3. Double click on the mod to activate it and then click on the "Confirm Changes" button in the bottom part of Mod Manager,
  4. Load...
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Bonjour truckers!

We are on the verge of releasing open betas for a new update of both ETS2 and ATS, but we still need to iron out a few details and go through another internal testing pass or two to make sure that there are no profile-breaking issues.

So instead of talking Open Beta already, let us show you a little bit of new France that we are working on for Euro Truck Simulator 2. These are a bit raw screenshots where you still can see some placeholder models, a sort of a peek behind the shoulder of a map designer as he still keeps working on his area. Our goal with the new map DLC is to improve the feel of authenticity once again compared to any of our previous work.





This week brings a new and updated character model into the game featuring an animated visor and PBR textures. This also brings more modding possibilities for your custom characters, so check out the helmet animation modding guide below. Other small features include pulsing highlights and new ambient sounds which create a better atmosphere in the game. Also, we fixed the freezing/crashing caused by mining on dedicated servers. Multiplayer optimizations continue with more blocks being rewritten in the new multiplayer code.


Full list of new features and fixes: http://forums.keenswh.com/threads/7381048