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What is Euro Truck Simulator 2?

According to TVTropes:

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Euro Truck Simulator is a Simulation Game in which you drive trucks. In Europe. Developed and published by SCS Software, 2 installments of the series exist so far: The original, released in 2008, and its 2012 sequel, Euro Truck Simulator 2, which adds improved graphics, official truck licenses, and RPG Elements. Though either dismissed as Fun for Some or enjoyed ironically through Mundane Made Awesome Major League Gaming parody videos and drunken livestreams by most gamers, the game has received critical praise, with many reviews upholding the game as a real-life Lethal Joke Item: an addictive and deep driving game which will reward players who do not immediately dismiss it as yet another simulation game with a mundane premise.

Do not confuse with Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing.


The Wikipiedia says:

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a platform vehicle simulation game developed and published by SCS Software for Microsoft Windows and Linux and was released on October 19, 2012. The game is a direct sequel to the 2008 game Euro Truck Simulator and it is second video game in Euro Truck Simulator series. Set in Europe, the player can drive one of a choice of articulated trucks across a depiction of Europe, picking up cargo from various locations and delivering it. As the game progresses, it is possible for the player to buy more vehicles, depots, and hire drivers to work for them.


System Requirements:

 

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Steam Store Links:
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - THERE IS A DEMO AVAILABLE HERE!
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Going East! Expansion

Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Scandinavia Expansion

 

Official Screens (Click to show)
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Aaaand... Go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by AblueXKRS - 1/26/14 at 8:43pm
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Mods

PLEASE BE AWARE:
As of the 1.9 update, ALL map and physics mods created before the update will no longer work. A change in the game's code has broken them.


Lots of mods out there, some, uhm... difficult websites.

Some of the major repositories and mods are listed here. If you know of any sites or mods that should be added to the list, let me know and I'll get 'em in.

Sites:
ETS2Mods - One of the best
ETS2-Mods
ETS2Planet
http://forum.scssoft.com/viewforum.php?f=24
http://ets2.lt/
http://www.etsmodding.com/euro-truck-simulator-2-mods/
http://www.modhub.us/category/euro-truck-simulator-2-mods/


Mods:
PLEASE BE AWARE:
Some of these are not compatible with any version of the game past 1.9.
Realistic Physics (Click to show)
Realistic Physics - Exactly what it sounds like.
Trailers and cargo pack 2.2 (Click to show)
Trailers and cargo pack 2.2 - Adds more than 150 new cargoes and almost a thousand new skins for existing cargoes and trailers. Standalone.
Railway cargo pack 1.2 (Click to show)
Railway cargo pack 1.2 - Adds ~40 railway-related cargoes, mostly heavy and/or oversized. Standalone.
Military cargo pack 1.3 (Click to show)
Military cargo pack 1.3 - Adds military-related cargoes, mostly heavy and/or oversized. Standalone. The 2.0 version is not easily available, but I found it and put in my dropbox for y'all.
TruckSim Map 4.5.6 (Click to show)
TruckSim Map 4.5.6. Adds more cities to France and Italy, and adds a few countries, including Greece, Denmark, and the North African coast. Do NOT use base.scs with this mod; it will break it and prevent you from reaching the added cities. You can also download it from my SkyDrive here.


How to Install Mods to ETS2: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
1) Go to your Documents\Euro Truck Simulator 2\mod folder. If the \mod folder doesn't exist, you can create it.

2) Place all mod *.scs files in this same folder.

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3) Open ETS2. When you get to the profile select menu, select the profile you want to use mods with and click on the Edit button.

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4) On this new screen, there is a list of enable-able mods on the right side of the screen. Enable any mods you want to play with. When you're done, hit Apply. You're done!

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I recommend you try new mods on a test profile or on a separate install BEFORE applying them to your main career file. Some mods don't quite work or may be impossible to remove without corrupting your save. Make sure you also back up your save files!



News
ETS2 update 1.9 is live
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ETS2 update 1.9 is live
The highly anticipated AI update (and also the largest update so far) for Euro Truck Simulator 2 has just been released for everyone.

It took us a while, but it's finally here! We want to say thanks for amazing support of everyone who has helped us with beta testing and reporting remaining problems with this patch. We have been through a very rigorous public feedback loop - and over 20 intermittent beta builds! It has taken us longer than we anticipated to finalize the game update, but as a bonus we have managed to work around critical compatibility problems with several popular mod packages.

As mentioned in the previous blog post, this update doesn't include only AI changes, but also other improvements.

Code:
  • Brand new traffic AI system;
  • Oculus Rift support (with the -oculus launch option - this will be improved in the future), now also in the retail version;
  • Early support for gamepad-controlled mouse cursor;
  • Improved handling of automatic gearbox (more gears, interaction with cruise control);
  • Improved compatibility with semi-broken prefabs used in mods;
  • Improved error handling in radio playback;
  • Updated defaults for the Xbox 360 controller in the input wizard to provide a better initial experience.

Models:
  • Scania Streamline improvements (model, textures, paint jobs, new parts and accessories) - you may need visit truck dealer and re-purchase some parts;
  • Volvo FH16 improvements (interior, wipers, shadows);
  • Iveco Hi-way improvements (dashboard computer, shadows);
  • Paintjobs are properly applied on add-ons in interior views;
  • Map improvements.


Sound:
  • V8 engine sounds for Scania R and Scania Streamline.

The full list of changes through public betas is listed in this Steam discussion thread.

Steam version will be updated automatically, retail patch can be found on the update page. We expect high amount of people trying to download this update and we are fairly sure our server won't handle it, so consider activating your key on Steam and downloading it much faster from Steam servers.

Modding info
If you want to make a mod for ETS2 or if your existing mod doesn't work in 1.9, please read 1.9 modding changes.

If you are using mods and some of them don't work, please be patient. ProMods with support for 1.9 will be released today (thanks guys for your bug reports for 1.9!), other map and physics mods (this includes weather mods etc. which can change physics values) may not work correctly.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Multiplayer Mod
Sauce 1
Sauce 2
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Speed, Loads and now with your friends! ETS2MP is an upcoming mod for the game Euro Truck Simulator allowing you to participate in convoys with people from all over the world on our Global Servers! Make new friends as you venture around Europe ensuring that you stick to the time limits or your company might get a fine! Trucking could never be more real with the use of a CB Radio to communicate with the others around you, however don't forget mistakes can cost you! Also within ETS2MP's global servers there will be extra custom maps available for you to drive too such as the 'Meeting Point' created especially for special events. You can either power around Europe on your own or you can join one of many Virtual Trucking Companies created for the ETS2 community, with the CEO able to buy and sell trucks, hire and fire drivers you need to keep up the good work or face the sack! Will you cope?

Current Information & Status: The mod is currently still in development and will be released within the coming months! If you would like to stay up to date visit our forums - www.ets2mp.com

ETS2MPM is... exactly what it sounds like. ETS2MPM is currently a WIP. As it stands the mod is currently in open Alpha.

You can download it here.
Edited by AblueXKRS - 10/2/14 at 5:08pm
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Played around with this game a while back. Gotta say, it almost made me want to try trucking for a living.
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P.S. What are the requirements for [Official] tag?

This is what I got from Bitemarks when I asked him about it in the start of my Star Citizen thread (See sig if you are interested).
"Once you have a good thread going (good content, good number of members participating) you can contact the section editor to make it official, if there is no section editor the you would need to contact the managing editor."

So basically fill the page up and get a good discussion going before you try to get an Official status.

How is this game anyways? Never tried anything like it. Can it be compared to say Forza or Gran Turismo only with trucks instead?
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This is what I got from Bitemarks when I asked him about it in the start of my Star Citizen thread (See sig if you are interested).
"Once you have a good thread going (good content, good number of members participating) you can contact the section editor to make it official, if there is no section editor the you would need to contact the managing editor."

So basically fill the page up and get a good discussion going before you try to get an Official status.

How is this game anyways? Never tried anything like it. Can it be compared to say Forza or Gran Turismo only with trucks instead?

Gotcha.  Thanks ^_^

 

No, it's more like Microsoft Flight Simulator, plus some RPG (driver stats) and management (company control) elements, although on a massively compressed world (a 1,500 mile drive takes about two to four hours, instead of 48+).

 

Racing isn't something you want to be doing; repairing your truck costs a buttton of money.

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I bought this game during the winter sale and man... I played it for 10 hours straight. It's just so awesome to load up my playlist I'm feeling like listening and blast it while driving around. Sooooo much fun!!

I love taking road trips and this is the perfect simulator for it. I'm the type of guy that actually enjoys driving for 18 hours at a time. So yea! biggrin.gif
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Eh, I've got a detroit diesel, that's all the music I need. :D

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