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Modding Central

Modding Central, a community made by modders for all to discuss, mod and download mods for multiple games in a safe and secure environment.

The wait for the final version of the 1.6 update for American Truck Simulator and 1.27 update for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is over! We want to thank all of you who contributed to our open beta test with bug reports, feedback, and suggestions. Updates for both games are available via Steam now.

MAIN FEATURES

  • [ETS2 only] Country Specific Police Cars AI
This update brings a new element which synchronizes the game with ATS - cop cars in traffic. Police cars have a unique look for each country.


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  • [ATS only] Weigh station pass device
The windshield-mounted box expands situational awareness for those who prefer to switch off all user interface elements for an immersive experience. It works the same way as the weigh station functionality which is a part of the on-screen Advisor "widget".


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  • Trailer Liftable Axles
  • Differential Lock
  • Adaptive transmission modes (power, normal, eco)
  • Improved engine...
Dev log

Our newest dev log video introduces our modular system for vehicle series which enables us to create a multitude of variations of a model series while keeping the needed video memory low. As an example, take a look at the Joskin Delta-CAP series (5025/12DR100 through 5525/16DR120 with a capacity of 12.1 through 15.97 m³). The video shows finished ingame models (except for the separate lights) while the video itself has been rendered in Blender.

What’s new in the development section?

Our performance optimizations have yielded very good results. We could even more than double the frame rates in critical areas such as displaying a huge amount of objects. Simultaneously we’ve been able to fix a large pile of bugs.

We’re continuing to optimize the tutorials, such as the ones for fruit transport, field work, animal feeding and the biogas plant. The employees have received improved driving skills: turn maneuvers perform better, complex chains of drivers on the field are in their final stages, and repeating tasks can now be assigned.

Public roadmap
Looking ahead, we’d like to give you an accurate and detailed insight into the development. For that purpose we’re building a roadmap section on our website that’ll list most game functions, vehicles and features including their respective progress status. At the same time we’ll specify which game elements will be available at the start of the Early Access phase, and which features will be added...
Again you were spot on: It took you only a few minutes to guess the model. It's the CLAAS Tucano 570 combine currently being developed for Cattle and Crops.
Meanwhile the rest of our team is polishing and optimizing the content that will be included in the early access in march.
We've also successfully integrated support for all kinds of analog input devices like steering wheels, gamepads and joysticks.
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I've done several optimizations around the game update over the past few game versions but in 0.15 I decided to also look at some of the game GUIs. In particular there are 3 GUIs which tend to take a large amount of time when visible: the production stats, the trains view, and blueprint tooltip previews.

GUI performance
The production stats GUI has to render an icon, a progress bar, and some text for every item in the view and that view changes each game tick as the stats do. I figured that the destruction and re-creation of all the widgets would be responsible for the slowness but as it turned out the graph was taking the majority of the time. Calculating the graphs is simple - we already store all that data to make the stats work. However rendering the graph was very poorly implemented in that every line in the graph (each up and down) was done one at a time and sent out to the graphics card. To fix that Posila batched all of the lines and send the final result out in one draw call.

Next I moved on to the trains GUI. I did some improvements to it in the middle of the 0.13 stabilization several months ago so I already knew how it functioned internally - it doesn't create and destroy anything - it reuses all the visible widgets between updates (very efficient). So, when someone commented that the game would drop to 2 FPS when they opened the window I didn't believe them. But, when I tested their save they were right. After some debugging I found that it suffered from...
SCS Software St. Patrick's Day
Today is a special day for our games' fans with Irish descent. Occassionally, we update older content in our games, and we decided to revisit the Irish Paint Jobs Pack for Euro Truck Simulator 2. We have added a few cabin decorations to the DLC, hoping that this free little gift for all owners of the paintjob set may make their March 17 a tiny bit better.

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Your game installation on Steam will be updated with the new cabin toys automatically if you have the DLC already. If you tend to wear green on this day and still don't have the DLC, you may appreciate that it is now available on Steam Store at reduced price.

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