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We're still receiving really great pictures of gaming setups and places from our fellow truck simmers and we'd like to share another batch of these photos with the rest of our fanbase. It's so motivating to see that our work can inspire some of the players to spend considerable time and effort to build so elaborate setups for virtual trucking!

If you've missed the previous sets of gaming rig pictures, you can check them at the links under this article. And if you'd like to share your awesome place where you're hauling digital cargo, please send us your photos to inboxes at any of our official facebook profiles: Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator or SCS Software.

Here come the pictures:

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Changes
  • Most of the gui elements now work only with left mouse button, so other buttons might be used without intefering with gui.

Bugfixes
  • Fixed that biters would sometimes try to attack indestructible entities. more[forums.factorio.com]
  • Fixed that clearing the blueprint label would make the GUI show the previous label. more[forums.factorio.com]
  • Fixed personal laser defense equipment shooting at player in vehicle would hit the player instead of the vehicle. more[forums.factorio.com]
  • Fixed that the edit label button on blueprint books in the library could get hidden behind the delete button. more[forums.factorio.com]
  • Fixed missing space after timestamp in server console output messages that didn't contain tag. more[forums.factorio.com]
  • Fixed that the blueprint library wouldn't update blueprints stored in books. more[forums.factorio.com] more[forums.factorio.com]
  • Fixed that reach-distance checks for curved rails only checked against one end of the rail. more[forums.factorio.com]
  • Fixed bonus GUI display values when the bonuses were...
Cattle & Crops Four wheels and an arm
TGIF! After a longer time, let’s end this week with something with four wheels again. Additionally we’ll update the roadmap to the current state until Sunday.

Have a wonderful, sunny weekend.

P.S. the image shows the high poly model; as always both the mesh and the textures and wheels are development states.

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Since all of us are fixing bugs, there is not much to report. So I will take this opportunity to rant about game design, gameplay design and UI. Please note that these are my (Twinsen) personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect Factorio's direction. Nonetheless it should make for an interesting Friday Facts.

Game design is hard!
I was always hired to work as a programmer on games (including Factorio), but part of my job was very often to thoroughly design the gameplay elements that I am about to code. I started designing games in 2012, playing around with Unity. Since then I have been the main gameplay designer for 4 small games. During that time I read many articles[www.gamasutra.com], some developer blogs, watched random videos, took a course in gamification and played lots and lots of games. I play about 20 mainstream games per year, on different platforms, most of them I finish. One notable mention is World of Warcraft which I played since 2007 (and still actively play at the moment) for a total of almost 7500 hours, during which I was one of the top 0.2% PvE players for a short time. I did some theory crafting[twinsen.info], combat...
We are always thinking of opportunities to make our tech more flexible, to help us bring the "touch of real trucking spirit" into our virtual worlds. Besides driving, the places to stop and rest are an integral part of a driver's life. We have decided that they deserve our focus now as we work on New Mexico DLC for American Truck Simulator.​
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Even smaller rest areas for New Mexico are now being created as custom works. Instead of monolithic prefabs used repeatedly across the world, we are now combining smaller building blocks into unique sets for each location. This approach also makes it easier to mix in location-specific objects.

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An even greater amount of care is given to big truck stops. They are truly vast unique locations that are recognizable as real world landmarks. We have separated petrol stations for passenger cars and trucks. There are dedicated spots offering...