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You can now expand your trucking simulators with community create mods in both Euro Truck Simulator 2 & American Truck Simulator.

At last, you can now mod-in real advertisements:
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Along side this the developers have also added in wheel customization. Wheels are now broken down into multiple parts allow for greater personalization of your sweet rides.

You can find American Truck Simulator on Steam, you can also find Euro Truck Simulator 2 on Steam.

It's really great to see SCS Software support their titles reasonably well, and proper mod support will extend the life of both games quite a lot.

Be honest, how many hours have you put into them? I need to buy a proper wheel to enjoy them more I think, but wow wheels are expensive. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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luis 12 Apr, 2016
I've spent oh so many hours in ET2. If it performed better in Linux, I would probably spend other crazy hours on it. But just as with Cities Skyline, I don't tolerate that kind of performance anymore.
LinuxDonald 12 Apr, 2016
For me the both games run fine on mesa radeonsi driver with max Settings.
A little bit better performonce would be nice but i think thats maybe an mesa problem too.
enz 12 Apr, 2016
I don't understand why the original ETS used these pseudo companies with a similar logo and slightly modified name of real companies (like IKEA→IKA, FedEx→PostEd). The logos and names are so similar that they probably violate trademark law anyway. And why didn't they get permissions from the real companies? The companies should be happy or even pay the ETS developers money for the in-game advertisement.


Last edited by enz on 12 April 2016 at 10:57 am UTC
VelhoP 12 Apr, 2016
It still turn off my second monitor when I start this damn game.
Mountain Man 12 Apr, 2016
Still no fix for the game not recognizing the Steam Controller in Linux. I sent them an email about it several months ago, and they acknowledged they were aware of the issue and would be fixing it in the future, so when I saw a major patch start downloading yesterday, I thought maybe they had finally addressed it. Nope.

So I sent them another email requesting a solution.
M@GOid 12 Apr, 2016
Quoting: luisI've spent oh so many hours in ET2. If it performed better in Linux, I would probably spend other crazy hours on it. But just as with Cities Skyline, I don't tolerate that kind of performance anymore.

Last time I installed ETS2 in Windows to check performance, is was about the same in Linux using radeonsi driver (actually a little worst in one Catalyst driver revision, but was better before).

For a Directx9/OpenGL3.3 game, ETS2/ATS are in the heavy side, but only in some cities and areas. The game have huge scenarios and the trucks (not the other cars) are painfully well modeled, as good as Grand Turismo ou Forza games, with the plus that trucks are much complex in shape. And those racing games have only a dozen cars at the screen at the same time (in contrast with 30 to 50 in ETS2/ATS), in tracks much more smaller and less detailed than the cities in ETS2/ATS.

I play with almost everything in max, except mirrors (low) and AA (off). I use the scale at 400%, so the image quality is really sharp, giving me around 30 FPS in cities and 60 at the roads in a R9 290.

Of course I would love 60 FPS all the time, but it is not a action or race game, so I am fine with it. So much that I put 283 hours in ETS2 and 57 at ATS.
catchatyou 12 Apr, 2016
I've logged 495 hours on ETS2 and 80 hours on ATS so far (that's easily verifiable on my Steam profile, http://steamcommunity.com/id/catchatyou/games/?tab=all). I've logged all of those hours with an Xbox 360 controller, and it's worked well for me, so I don't think a steering wheel is absolutely necessary. All 80 hours of ATS have been played on Linux while only ~30 hours of ETS2 have been on Linux unfortunately.

Performance isn't a night and day difference on SCS games like others, but there still is a noticeable performance difference. I simply bought a beefier graphics card to make up the difference, and that's good enough for me.
Liam Dawe 12 Apr, 2016
Quoting: Guest"You can now expand your trucking simulators with community create mods in both Euro Truck Simulator 2 & American Truck Simulator."

The game already had mod support, it just makes it more easier. :) SCS is a good company, they really care about their costumers.
Oh I aware, I was speaking directly about Workshop support which is what the article is about :)
Stupendous Man 12 Apr, 2016
Quoting: catchatyou(...) I've logged all of those hours with an Xbox 360 controller, and it's worked well for me, so I don't think a steering wheel is absolutely necessary (...)

Playing with the Xbox 360 controller, what do you do about the missing buttons, do you have a keyboard at hand? I'm playing with the Xbox controller too but have a few keys assigned to the Steam Controller which I have lying beside me, stuff like raising/lowering the rear wheels, starting/stopping the engine etc. This is why I'd love to play with the Steam Controller instead, since it has more buttons available.
chrisq 12 Apr, 2016
Quoting: Mountain ManStill no fix for the game not recognizing the Steam Controller in Linux. I sent them an email about it several months ago, and they acknowledged they were aware of the issue and would be fixing it in the future, so when I saw a major patch start downloading yesterday, I thought maybe they had finally addressed it. Nope.

So I sent them another email requesting a solution.

Still no force feedback on wheels in linux either...
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