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For the truckers out there, American Truck Simulator [Steam] has a big new open beta available with plenty of new stuff to play with.

They confirmed to me on Twitter that this beta update is also open to Linux gamers to test out too.

Changelog:
QuoteMAIN FEATURES
- Weigh station pass device
- Trailer liftable axles
- Differential lock
- Adaptive transmission modes (power, normal, eco)
- Improved engine simulation model (friction, braking, consumption)

MINOR CHANGES
- Air pressure simulation improved (pressure buildup, cut-off sound, application pressure), working air pressure values fixed
- Transmission input shaft simulation (double clutch)
- Coin sound tweaked
- Field Of View (FOV) range increased to 40-120 degrees in adjuster
- If engine brake toggle input is not assigned, increase/decrease engine brake input work similar to retarder (in range from 0 to maximum)
- Tuned wheel noise to be more noticeable with loud engines
- Multiple fueling points on gas stations
g_force_economy_reset flag is disabled after economy reset


You can find the full blog post here that details the updates.

I really admire the amount of effort SCS Software put into post-release support of their titles. It would be nice if they would get radio working on Linux though! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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7 comments

Mike 1 March 2017 at 7:37 pm UTC
Love this game! And it actually runs better on Linux than on Windows for me.
Keyrock 1 March 2017 at 8:02 pm UTC
Gotta love SCS, they keep tinkering with their games for years after release.
M@GOid 1 March 2017 at 8:08 pm UTC
The best parts for me are that you finally can refuel in more than one spot in big gas stations, the weight stations gizmo and that now you can lock the differential. How many times I got to call assistance while trying to go off road to explore some cracks in the invisible road walls...

MikeLove this game! And it actually runs better on Linux than on Windows for me.
I envy you. That is not my experience at all. I got about half the fps I have in Windows DX9 mode.
Mountain Man 1 March 2017 at 8:47 pm UTC
KeyrockGotta love SCS, they keep tinkering with their games for years after release.
Yet Steam Controller support for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is still DOA in Linux.
1xok 1 March 2017 at 10:48 pm UTC
Mountain Man
KeyrockGotta love SCS, they keep tinkering with their games for years after release.
Yet Steam Controller support for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is still DOA in Linux.

Yes, waiting for this too. Bur didn't test it again.
slaapliedje 2 March 2017 at 12:08 am UTC
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Mountain Man
KeyrockGotta love SCS, they keep tinkering with their games for years after release.
Yet Steam Controller support for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is still DOA in Linux.

Yes, waiting for this too. Bur didn't test it again.

Hmm, the Logitech G27 works wonderfully in it though.

Wonder if they're going to finish up their VR support and get it working in Linux?
neowiz73 2 March 2017 at 6:12 am UTC
I've liked how these truck driving sims are a bit more than just a truck driving sim. running your own business while playing is interesting.
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