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Italy Expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2

Discussion in 'Simulation Gaming' started by Shilka, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Shilka

    Shilka Moderator

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    SCS has released a mysterious video on youtube, hinting at the next new thing for ETS2. All info shared by SCS is that their developers have been working on it for the past 6 months...

    Here's the video, judge for yourself :)
    I will make sure to post any new developments!

     
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  2. ElektroVodka

    ElektroVodka Staff Member Admin

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    Wait, wasn't there a part which we could access already?
    I'm up for a run or 2 in the next week btw so if anyone's up for it :)
     
  3. Shilka

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    Yeah, a bit of the north of Italy is already in game. But a lot of people, even Europeans, underestimate how big Italy is. Driving from Denmark to the north border of Italy is a shorter trip then driving From north Italy to the southern coast of Italy itself. If they make the AI drive like Italians too, it could be quite an experience to drive there :D
     
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  4. Shilka

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    Well, it is indeed Italy. The expansion is to be expected end of the year. Screenshots are looking sweet! :

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  5. ElektroVodka

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    Nice! I deffo hope they got the very narrow village streets in there.
    This could be a very challenging expansion if they do it right :)
     
  6. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Wow those are some amazing screens.

    Now that I've been back in ETS2 for a while I just can't imagine going back to ATS at all.

    Of course ProMods has a lot to do with this but so does Truck manufacturer diversity (without Mods).
     
  7. Shilka

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    As long as updates and DLC may take, I must admit that every step SCS takes, the quality goes up another notch....

    Here's some more screens of the upcoming Italy DLC:

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  8. Shilka

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    More screenshot sweetness from Italy, themed 'ringroad';

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  9. Shilka

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    Next to all the lovely vista's Italy will have to offer, you can also expect new cargoes, like for example scooters, and new industries in the upcoming DLC, ranging from steel plants to marble quarries. Check out the next screenshots for an impression of what to expect;

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  10. Shilka

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    Just like in ATS, the upcoming 1.29 update for ETS2 will be a preparation for the upcoming map DLC. In the case of ETS2, this includes a rebuild of the already existing part of Northern Italy, as the next pictures will show:

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  11. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Nice, thanks for the update @Shilka :)
     
  12. Shilka

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    More pictures, this time from Sicily:

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    BTW, ETS2 1.30 beta is available at steam, including the new generation Scania S and R trucks!

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    Other contents of the 1.30 beta version are:

    MAIN FEATURES

    • 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 sneak-peek into what it is going to be like.
    • Overhaul of navigation algorithms
    New navigation code has been introduced in American Truck Simulator already and it is a huge change that required major programming effort and ended up being a large improvement over the old one. The navigation is now capable of sending the driver back along the same stretch of the road if need be, which may seem trivial, but it actually required a total redesign of the underlying data structures. We are looking forward to your feedback on this.
    • Time zones support
    ETS2 now also supports time zones, which is going to be handy for further growth of the map. For now, this change will be affecting the UK only, since other ETS2 countries are in the same time zones.



    ADDITIONAL CHANGES

    • ZF-16 transmission supporting upcoming DLC for all trucks that missed similar one
    • Map fitted to correct projection (more exact environment behavior), map panning option
    • Multi-torque engines support (used in DAF engines 2017)
    • Basic engine and transmission info in quick job truck tooltip
    • Trailers with country restrictions are towed only to services in given countries
    • Further polish to DAF, Volvo, and SCANIA trucks
    • Tons of map tweaks and fixes in the base map and older map DLCs
    • New luxury yacht cargo
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    TOOLS / MOD ACCESS

    • New interactive tool for environmental lighting and weather setting (included in the editor)
    • New interactive tool for traffic behavior and rules debugging (included in the editor)
    • New scene preview tool (included in the editor)
    • New navigation parameters in map data
    • Assistance service parameters in economy data
    • Truck scale weight costs in economic data

    I haven't tried the beta yet myself.... hope to let you know more sometime soon :)
     
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  13. Shilka

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    Release date will be announced next week :D



    The steam store page for the DLC is up as well;
     
  14. Duke

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    Certainly looking forward to this one.

    Thanks for the update @Shilka
     
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  15. Shilka

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    And thanks for the move lol, must have been a bit over enthusiastic XD
     
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  16. Duke

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    Understandable, this is exciting news indeed!
     
  17. Shilka

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    And we have a release date:

    --- December 5, 2017 ---

     
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  18. Duke

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    Nice.

    I'm not sure what I'm looking more forward too though, Italy or the new Scania?
     
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  19. Shilka

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    Well, the Scania models are very positively received (they are in the open beta already). As for Italy, all I can say that every map DLC so far has been better then the previous one (even goes for New Mexico), so it should be sweet :)
     
  20. ElektroVodka

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    Ah, free copy of the Italy DLC for the first one that knows how to pronounce Scania in Italian truck-drivers slang :)
     

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