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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.

We have used the title "Power of Community" a couple of times already in the history of our blog. We think that it is very fitting to use it again.

Within just a few days of launching current open beta of Steam Workshop for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator, both our games got inside Top 200 list of Steam games with the largest Workshops. Not bad considering the feature is still in beta! So far we have 148 items for ETS2 and 97 for ATS. Some of the mods have been downloaded over 10,000 times.

We were hoping to get the game updates through the beta period quicker, but we are still working on addressing the feedback from testers, so the release may be pushed into next week. Meanwhile, we would like to show you a few great mod samples from both ETS2 and ATS:

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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.

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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.

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

MAIN FEATURES
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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:

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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,
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SCS Software France Sneak Peek
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.

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