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Since it’s St. Nicholas’ Day, we have a bug fix and performance update for you today, as announced. Included are changes for the AI, modifications for the interface and some machines, e.g. the sound of the Jaguar and the tractors as well as the handling of the MB Trac.
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We have made multiple improvements regarding the performance and expect an average increase of the frame rate up to 100%. On the one hand we have reduced the number of visible objects at a distance (LOD), on the other hand we have reduced the video memory consumption by optimizing textures and shadows.

There is a new ultra setting for textures and a warning is issued when the graphics card doesn’t have enough dedicated video memory. For the ultra setting you should have a graphics card with at least 3 GB VRAM.

We would like to emphasize that there have been severe performance problems with the Aero Theme Manager under Windows 7. This application is now being switched off temporarily by our game which can lead to a doubling of the frame rate.

Further improvements, bug fixes and changes can be found in the changelog as always.

The team at MBB wishes you a nice St. Nicholas’ Day!

Changelog:

  • LAUNCHER UPDATE: the launcher has been updated to version 0.4.6 and can now delete obsolete files that are no longer required...
SCS Software Benvenuto in Italia!
We're excited to announce the release of Italia map expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2.

This map DLC expands Euro Truck Simulator 2 with our rendition of the beautiful European country Italy with its rich history, modern industry, traditional architecture, and diverse natural environments.

Players will experience the typical features of Italy from behind the wheel. Explore roads leading through the Apennines, where tunnels and bridges alternate with scenic vistas and curvy segments, opening the view to distant horizons. Descend from the height of mountain passes to the shores of the seas, travel from manicured farmland to wilder and more arid places.

The geography and shape of Italy have led to a comparatively high concentration of cities in the Italia map expansion. Local industries contain, among others, famous places like Carrara marble quarries and Europe‘s largest Steelworks in Taranto.

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Main features

  • 11,500 km of new in-game roads
  • 19 new cities, including Rome, Napoli, Palermo
  • Unique new 3D-assets
  • Realistic junctions including ring roads around big cities
  • Many regional industries and companies
  • Typical Italian toll gates and signs
  • Recognizable landmarks
  • Typical Italian architecture
  • Improved vegetation for the Mediterranean climate
  • Interesting...
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What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?

ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!

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Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 4th at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate

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To read the rest of the Community Crunch this week, check out our announcement post on survivetheark![survivetheark.com]

Keep on surviving!
Cliffs - introduction and gameplay
Several months ago TOGoS (Dan) half-jokingly mentioned that what Factorio really needed was mountains and cliffs. This was also suggested many many many times[forums.factorio.com].Albert immediately got very excited and they started having some discussions about how to make it happen.

Fast forward a few months, and Ernestas had made some cliff graphics that looked really nice when layered onto pretty much any type of terrain. Fast forward a few more months and add a few months of programming and polishing, and cliffs are almost done, so we will be showing them to you today.

Cliffs, together with the other map changes[www.factorio.com] TOGoS did, should make the map look much more diverse and interesting compared to 0.15. Hopefully it will make exploration more fun, since you will be finding more diverse and unique areas in the world.

Since cliffs block your path, they can affect gameplay significantly. To not make this annoying, cliffs are never too long and often have gaps. We tried to balance the length so they will be long...
Paving the way for next week's major map expansion release, here we are with the official Update 1.30 for Euro Truck Simulator 2. We would like to thank everyone for their participation in the Open Beta, your support was awesome as always!

The game should update automatically through Steam. If you have switched to a beta branch, don't forget to opt out now! On the other hand, if you are concerned with mod compatibility and need to stay on the older version of the game for a time, there are still branches available on Steam giving you access to previous game versions. Update for non-Steam legacy edition of the game and VR-compatible beta build of the game may take a few additional days to get ready.

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MAIN FEATURES

  • New Generation Scania R-Series and S-Series trucks
With almost two man-years invested in building the new vehicle models and implementing them into the game since the start of the year, this is our most detailed truck ever created.

  • Map improvements - city of Milano was completely remade, the whole northern part of Italy improved
We refreshed the old part of Italy which is already present in the base game to make it fit better with the quality of the upcoming Italia DLC. Consider it a...​