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It seems the latest update of American Truck Simulator has come with a few issues, like the Linux version playing audio but seemingly displaying nothing. Here's a fix for you.

Curiously, it grabs your cursor and plays audio as if it's working. However, when you ALT+TAB (at least on the KDE desktop), it will then show a very tiny window so it seems something is wrong with how they're initially detecting screens since the latest update.

To fix it, find the configuration file, usually around here:

~/.local/share/American Truck Simulator/config.cfg

The dot means "local" is a hidden folder, you can usually do CTRL+H to show it in your Home folder. Or if you're using a terminal, you'll have to "escape" the spaces with a backslash, like so:

cd ~/.local/share/American\ Truck\ Simulator/

Inside there, set "uset r_fullscreen" to 0 just like this:

uset r_fullscreen "0"

That's it, sorted. Load it up again and it displays properly.

From there, you can then correctly setup your screen size and I've repeatedly tested this working (in fullscreen too!). Tested rebooting it many times and it's fine. To verify it, I also removed the config file entirely and when it makes a new one during loading the issue does appear again. Curiously, it doesn't seem to set any graphic level either, so together with no graphics level and a totally wrong screen size it seems like it doesn't work and displays nothing.

Thankfully, a quick bit of testing and I was able to find the very simple one-digit fix for you.

You can find American Truck Simulator on Humble Store and Steam.

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tuubi 12 Nov, 2019
Is this only on KDE? The update works just fine for me.

EDIT: Or does this only happen if you haven't played the game previously and the config doesn't exist?

Last edited by tuubi on 12 November 2019 at 6:03 pm UTC
Stupendous Man 12 Nov, 2019
I'm on KDE and playing American Truck Sim very often (last time just today) and haven't encountered that bug.

Last edited by Stupendous Man on 12 November 2019 at 7:58 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 12 Nov, 2019
People having issues across Steam and other places, happened since the last update.
vskye 12 Nov, 2019
Thanks for the fix. I just fired up the game today and it was not displaying video, but had audio, etc. This worked. :)
[email protected] 12 Nov, 2019
Maybe a Nvidia driver issue? I and the two AMD guys above do not have this problem, but the Nvidia ones do?
Xpander 13 Nov, 2019
Im on nvidia 440.31 and MATE desktop. No issues for me. Worked perfectly fine
Liam Dawe 13 Nov, 2019
I've seen people on Steam using Debian plus an AMD GPU having the problem. It's not specific to any one thing.
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